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Subject: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/03/05 at 8:11 am

April 3

0033-Christ Died(according to astronomers Humphreys and Waddington)
1865-Grant took Richmond
1882-Jesse James shot
1955-Baltimore Orioles pull first triple play

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/05 at 8:35 am

April 3rd.
1973 - The first ever Mobile phone call is placed by Martin Cooper, in New York City
1986 - IBM unveils the PC Convertible, their first laptop computer. 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/03/05 at 8:38 am

1996: Theodore John Kaczynski, the Unabomber was arrested.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/05 at 8:40 am

April 3rd.

1968 - Elvis Presley sings Heartbreak Hotel on the Milton Berle Show with an estimated 25% of the United States population viewing.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: sputnikcorp on 04/03/05 at 9:15 am

april 3, 1942 - japanese attack U.S. and filipino troops at bataan

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/03/05 at 9:30 am

1860  Pony Express mail service begins
1948 Truman signs Marshall Plan
1882 Jesse James shot in the back

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/03/05 at 9:35 am

1991-Newspapers around tha country refuse to run ad for movie "The Pope Must Die"
Miramax changes name for advertising to "The Pope Must Diet"

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/03/05 at 9:39 am


1991-Newspapers around tha country refuse to run ad for movie "The Pope Must Die"
Miramax changes name for advertising to "The Pope Must Diet"


Actually saw that movie once, it was not bad.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whitewolf on 04/03/05 at 12:19 pm

In my personal history, on April 3, 1988, went into labor with my oldest child (she wasn't born till April 21)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: ElDuderino on 04/03/05 at 12:51 pm


:o 18 DAYS IN LABOR?!!! That musta been interesting!


I concur.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whitewolf on 04/03/05 at 12:53 pm


:o 18 DAYS IN LABOR?!!! That musta been interesting!


very-altough it was only braxton-hicks, small pains every hour or so.
The doctor called them false pains-but they were very real for me.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whitewolf on 04/03/05 at 12:57 pm


Ah... but even so...


Ah it was not too bad, having her was worth it.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/05 at 12:57 pm


In my personal history, on April 3, 1988, went into labor with my oldest child (she wasn't born till April 21)
18 days, I trust all  went fine at the end.?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whitewolf on 04/03/05 at 12:58 pm


18 days, I trust all  went fine at the end.?


yep, she was 6lbs 2.5 ounces. healthy as can be.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/05 at 1:13 pm


yep, she was 6lbs 2.5 ounces. healthy as can be.
That is good to hear.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: gemini61 on 04/03/05 at 3:13 pm

April 3, 1974. I was 13 and at a dance at school. My mom was supposed to pick me up, I found out that a tornado had hit Xenia, Ohio. My mom was there with my grandparents. My mom was on her way to pick me up and the tornado was heading straight for her. She turned around and drove like crazy to get back to my grandparents, just in time to get to the basement before all hell broke loose. All of my aunts and uncles and alot of friends lived there. It was one of the worst tornados in American history. Almost destroyed the town. My family were all fine. It was the most traumatic and scary day of my life.
33 people died in the F5 category tornado which is the most intense of tornados.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whitewolf on 04/03/05 at 3:14 pm


April 3, 1974. I was 13 and at a dance at school. My mom was supposed to pick me up, I found out that a tornado had hit Xenia, Ohio. My mom was there with my grandparents. My mom was on her way to pick me up and the tornado was heading straight for her. She turned around and drove like crazy to get back to my grandparents, just in time to get to the basement before all hell broke loose. All of my aunts and uncles and alot of friends lived there. It was one of the worst tornados in American history. Almost destroyed the town. My family were all fine. It was the most traumatic and scary day of my life.
33 people died in the F5 category tornado which is the most intense of tornados.  :\'(


I would have been terrified, glad that you and your family were ok.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/04/05 at 5:54 am

1507-Martin Luther ordained as priest
1968-Martin Luther King assasinated
1905-Earthquake in India kills 307,000
1974-Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruths homerun record of 714

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/04/05 at 10:24 am

1841 President Harrison dies after one month in office
1949 NATO established
1818 Congress decided the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star to  be added for every new state of the Union.
1983 The space shuttle Challenger roared into orbit on its maiden voyage.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/04/05 at 2:28 pm

...61 years ago, the date was written (shorthand) as 4/4/44!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/05 at 2:29 pm


...61 years ago, the date was written (shorthand) as 4/4/44!
...and 161 years ago?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/04/05 at 3:03 pm


...and 161 years ago?

...and 39 years from now?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/06/05 at 1:17 pm

April 6

1883-First Sherlock Holmes hits the stands "Adventure of the Speckled Band"
1912-First electric starter for cars
1917-US enters WW1
1945-Bob Marley born

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/05 at 1:20 pm

April 6

1895 - Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/06/05 at 1:23 pm


April 6

1895 - Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry.


I am a big Wilde fan. This is a sad day.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: sputnikcorp on 04/06/05 at 5:48 pm

from forteantimes.com....."6 April. Lord Carnarvon died in Cairo on this day in 1923, supposedly from the result of a mosquito bite, a few months after breaking in to Tutankhamun's tomb. At the same time, his fox terrier Susan howled and died. The rumour of a 'mummy's curse' started to spread after further deaths among the excavators. On the previous 17 March, the day Carnarvon had fallen ill, a naked man was seen running wild on his estate near Newbury, Hampshire. The man was often seen but never caught, and finally vanished around the date of Carnarvon's death. "

does anyone else see a connection between a mysterious naked man and a mummy?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/06/05 at 5:53 pm




does anyone else see a connection between a mysterious naked man and a mummy?


It was a naked man who made me a mummy ::)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/15/05 at 5:57 pm

April 15th...

In 1865, U.S. President Abe Lincoln died early in the morning after being shot; he was 56. :\'(
In 1912, the Titanic sank. :\'(
In 2001, Jeffery Hyman (a.k.a. Joey Ramone, lead singer of the Ramones), died of cancer at age 49.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Paul on 04/15/05 at 6:01 pm

Lest we forget...

15th April 1945 - Allied troops liberate the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/15/05 at 11:02 pm

Lest we forget...

One year ago, back in 2004, the old board crashed...and we had to wait a week for the new one to come up. :-\\

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: ADH13 on 04/15/05 at 11:10 pm



April 15, ____

The IRS has wiped my account dry soooo many times.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/05 at 2:51 am

Today (April 16th) would have been Spike Milligan's 87th birthday.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/16/05 at 8:27 am

...and the little hobo(Charlie Chaplin)1889

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/05 at 8:29 am


Today (April 16th) would have been Spike Milligan's 87th birthday.



...and the little hobo(Charlie Chaplin)1889



It is strange that to masters of comedy had the same day of birth in the year?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/16/05 at 8:38 am


It is strange that to masters of comedy had the same day of birth in the year?


Yes, and both genius'  to the form

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/16/05 at 1:32 pm


Today (April 16th) would have been Spike Milligan's 87th birthday.

Speaking of which...

Pop singer Dusty Springfield would have turned 66 today. :\'(
Latin singer Selena would have turned 34 today. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/05 at 1:40 pm


Pop singer Dusty Springfield would have turned 66 today. :\'(
Latin singer Selena would have turned 34 today. :\'(


Also, Vnce Hill's birthday today not sure of his age.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Paul on 04/16/05 at 7:46 pm


Also, Vnce Hill's birthday today not sure of his age.


Just had a check in the book of useless info' and it turns out the man of the comfy pullover is 68 today...

**Starts humming Edelweiss **

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/05 at 3:57 am

April 17th

This day 1961 1961 the Bay of Pigs Invasion began, when a group of CIA-financed and trained Cuban refugees lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/19/05 at 2:43 pm

April 19th...

Ten years ago, the federal building in Oklahoma City was bombed; Timtohy McVeigh was convicted and later sentenced to death.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/19/05 at 5:18 pm

3 years ago the board crashed...compliments of a troll >:(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: gemini61 on 04/19/05 at 5:19 pm


3 years ago the board crashed...compliments of a troll >:(

Oh, do tell, Mark.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/19/05 at 6:12 pm


3 years ago the board crashed...compliments of a troll >:(

I do remember the board crashing 1 year ago. In fact, one year ago today we were still patiently waiting for the new board to come about.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Zella on 04/19/05 at 6:17 pm


3 years ago the board crashed...compliments of a troll >:(


Actually it crashed around midnight PST on the night of April 21, 2002.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/19/05 at 8:34 pm


Actually it crashed around midnight PST on the night of April 21, 2002.
Upstaging me yet again eh, birthday girl :D ;D ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/19/05 at 8:41 pm


Oh, do tell, Mark.
Okay Rhonda, you asked! There was this guy named "Azzer" was getting pissy because we were giving  our opinion about Clinton...he then proceeded to ruin the board ::)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/19/05 at 9:14 pm

1938 TV experiments begin

RCA-NBC launches its first regular TV broadcasts. The programs, broadcast from the Empire State Building, were an experiment and aired only five hours a week. Very few TV sets existed at the time to receive the programs

1994  Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation of police beating

1997  San Diego Padres & St Louis Cardinals play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii

1971  Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)

1956  1st major league baseball game in New Jersey, Dodgers beat Phillies in Roosevelt Stadium

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/19/05 at 11:39 pm

April 20

1999- Columbine School Shootings

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/19/05 at 11:45 pm


April 20

1999- Columbine School Shootings
:\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/19/05 at 11:49 pm


:\'(


I remember I was in the hospital getting my appendix taken out, and I was watching it all happen on that little hospital tv just before I was about to get taken in for the operation.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/20/05 at 7:36 am

1889-Adolph Hitler
1999-Columbine

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/20/05 at 11:38 am


1964: The Beatles leave the US and return to England after their triumphant first visit.

1968: After making an offer of $150,000, publishing firm McGraw-Hill beats out eight other contenders for the rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the Beatles.

1970: John Lennon's "Instant Karma!" enters the pop charts.

1972: Climax' "Precious and Few" is certified gold

1974: Kool and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie" is certified gold

1977: After their apperance at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, members of KISS have their blood taken for use in their own Marvel comic book. Vial of thier blood will be mixed with the red ink used for the pseudo-autobiographical comic

1987: Sly Stone is jailed for possession of cocaine in Los Angeles, an arrest which sends the singer into retirement and virtual seclusion upon his release.

1990: Paul McCartney is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammys.


Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: gemini61 on 04/20/05 at 5:23 pm


Okay Rhonda, you asked! There was this guy named "Azzer" was getting pissy because we were giving  our opinion about Clinton...he then proceeded to ruin the board ::)

Wow, what an idiot.  >:( 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/20/05 at 5:29 pm


Wow, what an idiot.  >:( 
Well, he could dish it out but apparently couldn't take it ::)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/21/05 at 9:50 am

April 21st:

One year ago, in 2004, this new inthe00s board was launched! :D Of course, we all had to create new accounts.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/21/05 at 2:24 pm


Actually it crashed around midnight PST on the night of April 21, 2002.

April 21st:

One year ago, in 2004, this new inthe00s board was launched! :D Of course, we all had to create new accounts.
Wow...both crashes on the same day. I hope history doesn't repeat itself :-\\

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/21/05 at 9:33 pm

April 21, 2001: Me and my wife recieved a call at our hotel room that our son Blaine was being taken to the hospital. He was at a party and someone had spiked his beer with 7 hits of acid. We arrived to find him at Intensive Care. The staff was wonderful and he came out of the coma late that afternoon and came home with us. Thank God, we thought, as his life was spared....little did we know what would occur a mere 5 days later :-\\

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: ktelqueen on 04/21/05 at 10:26 pm


April 21, 2001: Me and my wife recieved a call at our hotel room that our son Blaine was being taken to the hospital. He was at a party and someone had spiked his beer with 7 hits of acid. We arrived to find him at Intensive Care. The staff was wonderful and he came out of the coma late that afternoon and came home with us. Thank God, we thought, as his life was spared....little did we know what would occur a mere 5 days later :-\\


that's really sad,Mark..i'm sure you remember and cherish every precious moment of those following few days  :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/21/05 at 10:35 pm


that's really sad,Mark..i'm sure you remember and cherish every precious moment of those following few days  :)
I just found out today that a local DJ that I talked to a lot was found dead in his home last month...his name was Sam Stock and he was really cool. They still don't know how he died :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: jackas on 04/21/05 at 10:47 pm


April 21, 2001: Me and my wife recieved a call at our hotel room that our son Blaine was being taken to the hospital. He was at a party and someone had spiked his beer with 7 hits of acid. We arrived to find him at Intensive Care. The staff was wonderful and he came out of the coma late that afternoon and came home with us. Thank God, we thought, as his life was spared....little did we know what would occur a mere 5 days later :-\\


Wow, that's terrible Mark.  Seems your family was given a little extra time to spend with Blaine.  It makes me think that Blaine was really needed for something much more important. :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/21/05 at 11:18 pm


Wow, that's terrible Mark.  Seems your family was given a little extra time to spend with Blaine.  It makes me think that Blaine was really needed for something much more important. :)
Thanks, Chrissy. I know and agree with that but just as I thought this year might be a little easier than before...I've been bitten by the horrible sadness of his death....I miss him SO much :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Tam on 04/21/05 at 11:46 pm


April 21, 2001: Me and my wife recieved a call at our hotel room that our son Blaine was being taken to the hospital. He was at a party and someone had spiked his beer with 7 hits of acid. We arrived to find him at Intensive Care. The staff was wonderful and he came out of the coma late that afternoon and came home with us. Thank God, we thought, as his life was spared....little did we know what would occur a mere 5 days later :-\\

:\'(
Although like Chrissy said ... you were given extra time with him.
He is now where he needs to be and undoubtedly - watching over his Daddy's every move and loving him from afar!  ;)  :-*

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: bbigd04 on 04/21/05 at 11:53 pm

April 22

1994- Former President Richard Nixon dies.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/22/05 at 12:08 am


Wow...both crashes on the same day. I hope history doesn't repeat itself :-\\

Actually, those events were two years apart. And the one that happened 3 years ago was a crash. The event from 1 year ago today (still the 21st here) was when we got the brand new board. It followed from a crash one week earlier.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/22/05 at 8:06 am


:\'(
Although like Chrissy said ... you were given extra time with him.
He is now where he needs to be and undoubtedly - watching over his Daddy's every move and loving him from afar!  ;)  :-*
Thanks. I know you're right. It's just that now I'm thinking back to 4 years ago today. He'd recovered and it was Sunday Morning the 22nd. I remember going for an extra long run that morning as my family slept. 10 miles up though Garden Of The Gods and Manitou. I can still remember seeing he from a block away as I approached the house a little over an hour later. He asked why I hadn't woken him up to run with me. I promised we'd run together over the next few days.....

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/23/05 at 7:29 pm

April 23rd...

1564: William Shakespeare was born.
1616: William Shakespeare died.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/23/05 at 9:33 pm

April 23, 1964-Ella, my ex, is born in Salt Lake City

Monday April 23, 2001...Blaine and the others in my family love the dinner I make (Manicotti)  and we all go  over to the park to play basketball :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/24/05 at 4:24 pm


1916-Easter Rebellion-Ireland
1968-Student takeover of Columbia University, New York City
1989-Student strike in Beijing China

I am sensing a pattern

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/24/05 at 8:33 pm

1985-I was working at a restaraunt in Mesa/Apache Junction. I got permission to leave early and walked to a laundry-mat about 2 miles away...I saw Ella thier and walked to her, dropped to one knee and proposed...she said "Yes" and we then went to the Justice of The Peace and were married an hour later. Today would've been our 20th :-\\

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 04/24/05 at 9:36 pm

April 25 is ANZAC Day... A day for Australia/New Zealand to have off to commemorate those who fought and died during World War I  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/25/05 at 5:29 am


April 25 is ANZAC Day... A day for Australia/New Zealand to have off to commemorate those who fought and died during World War I  :\'(


Good for that.  People forget wars when the warriors have gone. Most people here in the states don't know that November 11 was once called Armistice Day to commemorate the day that World War I ended.  It ended November 11, 1918 at 11:11 am.-Eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour, eleventh minute. Now it is called Veterans Day, which is fine, but I think we tend to spend time talking about the ones who made it and trying to forget the ones who died. :-\\

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/25/05 at 5:43 am

1940-Al Pacino
1792-first us of guillotine
1901-New York institutes first license plates
1953-scientists identify DNA

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 04/25/05 at 8:56 pm

Since I won't be on tomorrow....

April 26, 1995- Dante Bichette hits a 14th Inning Home Run to beat the Mets 11-9 as the Colorado Rockies christened thier new home.

April 26, 2001- Blaine goes in to work after someone calls in sick. My ex and our son Randal go there to get some sandwiches at 7:30. I finish The Roast Beef sandwich Blaine made for me and decide to call him at 9:40 to thank him. He says "No Problem" and that he'll be home soon. My Last words to him are "Okay, I love you, Blaine"....6 minutes later robbers come in and Blaine is shot through his heart. He dies instantly at around 9:50. It's just after midnight on the 27th before police come to tell us....the rest is a blur that I don't care to remember. I'll see all of you in a couple days :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/30/05 at 1:52 pm

April 30th...

1789: George Washington is sworn in as the first President of the United States.

1945: Hitler kills himself.

1992: Riots begin in the Los Angeles area after the Rodney King verdict is announced. This I remember quite well; I was in 6th grade at the time. School was cancelled the next day all over the L.A. area. The Dodgers, who had been scheduled to play at home against the Phillies and then-Expos that weekend, had to reschedule their games for July.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/05 at 1:53 pm


April 30th...

1789: George Washington is sworn in as the first President of the United States.

1945: Hitler kills himself.

1992: Riots begin in the Los Angeles area after the Rodney King verdict is announced. This I remember quite well; I was in 6th grade at the time. School was cancelled the next day all over the L.A. area. The Dodgers, who had been scheduled to play at home against the Phillies and then-Expos that weekend, had to reschedule their games for July.
Is today also a 30th Anniversary for an occurance in the War in Vietnam?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 05/12/05 at 9:47 am

May 12th...

Singer Perry Como died a week before his 89th birthday. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: karen on 05/13/05 at 7:05 am

May 13th 1981

Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt in Rome

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/13/05 at 8:42 am

ooooo...today is Friday the 13th....creepy! LOL!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/13/05 at 8:57 am


ooooo...today is Friday the 13th....creepy! LOL!



Erin :)
Oh, I forgot! Well, off come my running shoes and I'm hiding my car keys :D :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 05/18/05 at 2:06 pm

May 18th...

1920--The late Pope John Paul II is born Karol Wojtyla in Poland.
1992--The 27th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified after 203 years.
2004--Randy Johnson, then of the Arizona Diamondbacks, pitches a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves, in Atlanta.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/25/05 at 4:09 pm



1935 - Babe Ruth hit his final homerun, his 714th, and set a record that would stand for 39 years. He hit three home runs in the game.

1935 - Jesse Owens tied the world record for the 100-yard dash. He ran it in 9.4 seconds. He also broke three other world track records

1969 - Led Zeppelin and the Who appeared together in concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.

1973 - George Harrison's "Give Me Love" was released in the U.K

1974 - Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison's widow, died of a drug overdose.

Space fantasy Star Wars opens on this day in 1977.

1978 - Keith Moon performed with the Who for the last time.

1983 - Dio released the album "Holy Diver."

1988 - Debbie Gibson's "Foolish Beat" hit #1, making her the youngest artist to write, sing and produce a #1 hit. She was 17 years old at the time.

1989 - The Calgary Flames won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens

On this day in 1992, Jay Leno makes his first appearance as host of the The Tonight Show. Leno replaced Johnny Carson, who had hosted the show for nearly 30 years.

1995 - Ringo Starr was a guest on CBS-TVs "Late Show With David Letterman."

1995 - The NHL announced the sale of the Quebec Nordiques to COMSAT, who moved the team to Colorado.



Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 06/05/05 at 5:20 pm

June 5th:

2004--Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, dies after a long battle with Alzheimers Disease, at age 93.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/05/05 at 5:59 pm

It's never too late for Beatles news...June 1 was the 38th Anniversary of the release of Sg.t Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band LP :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 06/11/05 at 5:49 pm

1 year ago: President Reagan's body was laid to rest in Simi Valley, CA, near his Presidential Library. ::)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/05 at 5:54 pm


It's never too late for Beatles news...June 1 was the 38th Anniversary of the release of Sg.t Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band LP :)
"It was 38 years today, Sgt Peppers taught..."

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 06/13/05 at 7:19 pm

Birthdays - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were born in 1986

Deaths -  1979  Darla Hood actress (Little Rascals)
              1986  Benny Goodman the clarinet playing King of Swing, dies in NY at 77
              1987  Geraldine Page actress (Blue & Gray), dies at 62

1947 -  1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)

1948 - Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th

1970 - Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks

1970 - Beatles' "Long & Winding Road," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

1973 - Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an    infield for 8+ years (LA Dodgers)

1988 - George Harrison releases "This is Love"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/05 at 10:14 am

Boy George was born today in 1961.

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Written By: nally on 06/15/05 at 10:58 pm

June 15th...

Courteney Cox was born on this day in 1964.

Leah Remini was born on this day in 1970.

(Interesting, both were born on Monday, June 15.) 8)


In 2001, the Lakers won their second championship in a row.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 06/17/05 at 10:46 am

June 17th...

Famous people born on this date include...

Barry Manilow (singer/actor, born 1946)
Mark-Linn Baker (actor, born 1954)
Thomas Hayden-Church (actor, born 1961)
Venus Williams (tennis player, born 1980)


On this date in history...

1994: O.J. Simpson leads police on a freeway chase in the Los Angeles area in his white Ford Bronco; he was later arrested once he pulled into his driveway. (Incidentally, that date was also a Friday, just like today. I even remember watching the chase on TV.)

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Written By: GoodRedShirt on 07/01/05 at 3:57 am

1867 - Canada became an independent dominion.
1979 - Sony introduced the Walkman.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 07/20/05 at 5:27 pm

1969: Apollo 11 blasted off...astronauts later landed on the moon.

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Written By: nally on 08/31/05 at 2:03 pm

August 31st:

1997: Princess Diana of Wales was killed in an automobile crash in France; she was 36. (Due to the time difference, people in the U.S. were hearing about it on the evening of Saturday the 30th). :\'(

1998: The U.S. stock market lost 512 points (a net loss of -6.37%) for the day to close at 7539.07, its low for the year.

2004: The Cleveland Indians gave the New York Wankees their worst spanking ever, beating them 22-0...at Yankee Stadium! :D


Celebrities born on this day include:

Frank Robinson (baseball Hall-of-Famer and current manager of the Washington Nationals), 1935.
Van Morrison (rock singer), 1945.
Glen Tilbrook (member of Squeeze) and Gina Schock (member of the Go-Go's), both born in 1957.
Hideo Nomo (Japanese-born baseball pitcher and two-time ex-Dodger), 1968.
Debbie Gibson (pop singer), 1970.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 08/31/05 at 5:00 pm

August 31st,1997

8 years ago Princess Diana was killed in a car crash. :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/01/05 at 1:08 pm


August 31st,1997

8 years ago Princess Diana was killed in a car crash. :(

I know, I just mentioned that above. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/01/05 at 1:23 pm

Oh yeah, i'd forgotten all about that.

It recieved so much Coverage in England, I seem to remember ever channel covering the Funeral.

Some of us went and played Football during it  ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/05 at 1:25 pm


Oh yeah, i'd forgotten all about that.

It recieved so much Coverage in England, I seem to remember ever channel covering the Funeral.

Some of us went and played Football during it  ::)
A day I remember very well.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/01/05 at 1:27 pm


Oh yeah, i'd forgotten all about that.

It recieved so much Coverage in England, I seem to remember ever channel covering the Funeral.

Some of us went and played Football during it  ::)



Most channels here in the States also covered it.




Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/01/05 at 1:29 pm


Most channels here in the States also covered it.


I remember it really aggravated me.

Britian is a democracy yet because a member of the Royal Family died the whole country ground to a halt for about a week.  ::)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/05 at 1:33 pm


I remember it really aggravated me.

Britian is a democracy yet because a member of the Royal Family died the whole country ground to a halt for about a week.  ::)
At the time of Diana's sudden death she was an ex-member of the Royal Family having prevoiusly divorced from Prince Charles, but she was still mother to a future king, in the way of William or Harry.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Alchoholica on 09/01/05 at 1:37 pm


At the time of Diana's sudden death she was an ex-member of the Royal Family having prevoiusly divorced from Prince Charles, but she was still mother to a future king, in the way of William or Harry.


Yes, true.. an EX Member of the Royal Family.

She just happened to have been knocked up by a Future King.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/01/05 at 1:59 pm


Yes, true.. an EX Member of the Royal Family.

She just happened to have been knocked up by a Future King.





I still say that she should have named William Up. That way when they went out, people would say, "Look, there is Up, Chuck, and Di."


Sorry, couldn't resist.




Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/06/05 at 4:02 pm


Oh yeah, i'd forgotten all about that.

It recieved so much Coverage in England, I seem to remember ever channel covering the Funeral.

Some of us went and played Football during it  ::)

And this date 8 years ago (September 6th) was her funeral. Elton John, one of the attendees, performed a new version of "Candle In The Wind", entitled "Candle In The Wind '97", re-written in tribute to Diana. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Paul on 09/06/05 at 6:09 pm


Oh yeah, i'd forgotten all about that.

It recieved so much Coverage in England, I seem to remember ever channel covering the Funeral.

Some of us went and played Football during it  ::)


If memory serves, I think I was working that day...

But typical overkill tho'...

Wonder how many of the 'die-hards' still have their little 'vigil'...?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/07/05 at 12:13 pm

I guess I forgot to mention yesterday (Sept. 6th) that it was 10 years since Cal Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking the record held by Lou Gehrig...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/08/05 at 3:22 pm

On this date in 1752...nothing happened. That's because the day didn't exist. See, on September 2nd, 1752, it was decreed that the next day would be the 14th, since the Gregorian Calendar had been slipping away from the Julian Calendar. (It's kind of a long story, but it's something that I learned a long time ago.) So the days from the 3rd through the 13th were dropped from the calendar. :-[

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 09/08/05 at 4:04 pm


On this date in 1752...nothing happened. That's because the day didn't exist. See, on September 2nd, 1752, it was decreed that the next day would be the 14th, since the Gregorian Calendar had been slipping away from the Julian Calendar. (It's kind of a long story, but it's something that I learned a long time ago.) So the days from the 3rd through the 13th were dropped from the calendar. :-[


Now that is the coolest bit of useless information I've heard in a long time.  I knew the calendars had
been changed, but never knew when and how.  Thanks  :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/08/05 at 5:27 pm


Now that is the coolest bit of useless information I've heard in a long time.  I knew the calendars had
been changed, but never knew when and how.  Thanks  :)

No prob... I also found a tidbit of info regarding this on the www.timeanddate.com website. ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/09/05 at 1:52 pm

September 9th...

In 1850, California became the 31st U.S. state to be admitted to the union.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: jackas on 09/09/05 at 2:16 pm

September 9
1776
The Second Continental Congress changed the name of the nation to the United States of America, from the United Colonies.

1850
California became the 31st state.

1893
President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Esther Cleveland, became the first president's child to be born in the White House.

1926
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America.

1948
The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.

1956
Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1976
Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: YWN on 09/09/05 at 2:24 pm

Jacks, don't you think this would be more interesting?

Elvis Presley, while in California, created NBC, shortly after Mao Zedong died on the Ed Sullivan show when Esther Cleveland changed the name of the nation to North Korea.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 09/09/05 at 3:05 pm


No prob... I also found a tidbit of info regarding this on the www.timeanddate.com website. ;)



That's a cool website Jeff. :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/05 at 3:06 pm


September 9


1956
Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show.


That would be the infamous camera shots above the waist scenes?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/11/05 at 6:00 pm

Well I think it's pretty obvious what happened today, 4 years ago.  :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 09/11/05 at 6:08 pm


Well I think it's pretty obvious what happened today, 4 years ago.  :(




:\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: jackas on 09/11/05 at 6:21 pm


Well I think it's pretty obvious what happened today, 4 years ago.  :(



http://www.tonkinstudio.com/wtc911.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/11/05 at 10:55 pm



That's a cool website Jeff. :)

Thanks Howard. :) My mom stumbled across it a couple years or so ago...and sent the URL to me, and I have it bookmarked in my "Favorites" list in my browser at home.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/11/05 at 10:57 pm

On this date two years ago, back in 2003, actor/comedian John Ritter, who at the time was starring in the ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules", died in Burbank, CA, at the age of 54. :\'( :\'( Just a few hours later, musician Johnny Cash died at the age of 71.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: rich1981 on 09/12/05 at 12:36 am


Well I think it's pretty obvious what happened today, 4 years ago.  :(




>:( >:( >:( >:( >:(!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: karen on 09/12/05 at 11:26 am

I got married in 1992

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/05 at 12:21 pm

Today is History:

England regains the Ashes after a 18 year wait.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 09/12/05 at 7:04 pm


http://www.tonkinstudio.com/wtc911.jpg



That is something that will stick in the back of our mind for many years to come.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/20/05 at 9:21 am

1965 - Sitcoms, "I Dream Of Jeannie" and "Get Smart" premiered on NBC

1970 - Jimi Hendrix died :\'(

1975 - Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army

2000 - The first working day of a transit strike that had begun over the weekend forced nearly half a million Southern California commuters to scrounge for rides or get behind the wheel themselves.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/05 at 11:28 am


I got married in 1992
Happy Anniversary to you and your other half!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/20/05 at 6:15 pm

32 years ago, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash; he was only 30 at the time. :( :-[

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/20/05 at 6:55 pm


32 years ago, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash; he was only 30 at the time. :( :-I wondered if anyone else remembered, thanks Jeff. He was and continues to be one of my favorites :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/05 at 7:18 am


32 years ago, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash; he was only 30 at the time. :( :-[
I never knew that, thank you for informing me.

Today in History...

21st September 1915: Stonehenge sold at auction for 6,600 pounds.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Paul on 09/21/05 at 11:15 am


Today in History...

21st September 1915: Stonehenge sold at auction for 6,600 pounds.


Didn't develop it much, did they?!!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/21/05 at 11:57 am


Didn't develop it much, did they?!!
Hey, remember they used it in the movie "Spinal Tap"  ;D




Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/27/05 at 11:24 pm

September 27th...

1998: Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals finished the season with 70 home runs; Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa had 66. Both had broken the record of 61 set by Roger Maris 37 years earlier.

Celebrities with birthdays today include:
Liz Torres (actress), who is 58.
Meat Loaf (rock singer), who is 54.
Amanda Detmer (actress), who is 34.
Gwyneth Paltrow (actress), who is 33.
Avril Lavigne (singer), who is 21.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/01/05 at 9:50 am

1918-Lawrence took Damascus(rent the movie)  "We have taken Aqaba"  I love that scene

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/01/05 at 4:23 pm

On this date in 1987, an earthquake struck the Whittier area (just east-southeast of Los Angeles) and was felt all over the L.A. area. I actually remember it, because I was just getting ready for school (2nd grade).

Celebrities born on this date include:
Jimmy Carter (former U.S. President), who is 81.
Julie Andrews (actress-singer), who is 70.
Mark McGwire (former baseball home-run champion), who is 42.
Cindy Margolis (actress-model), who is 40.
Kevin Griffin (lead singer/guitarist of Better Than Ezra), who is 37.

Deceased: Walter Matthau (actor), who would have been 85 today. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/02/05 at 2:49 pm

Birthdays-

My brother Phil
Nat Turner
Mohandas Ghandi
Groucho
Spanky Mcfarland
Sting

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/05 at 7:13 am

John Lennon was born on 9 October 1940 in Liverpool, England. If he was alive today, he would be drawing his pension.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/12/05 at 3:07 pm

513 years ago, Columbus sailed the ocean blue!!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/17/05 at 10:48 am

16 years ago, the San Francisco Bay Area suffered a powerful earthquake; game three of the World Series between the SF Giants and Oakland Athletics was postponed.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 10/17/05 at 10:56 am


16 years ago, the San Francisco Bay Area suffered a powerful earthquake; game three of the World Series between the SF Giants and Oakland Athletics was postponed.


I remember seeing that on TV  :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/17/05 at 11:27 am


I remember seeing that on TV  :o

So do I. Especially since it was also a California event (but I was some 400 miles south of it). I was 9 years old at the time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 10/17/05 at 11:43 am


16 years ago, the San Francisco Bay Area suffered a powerful earthquake; game three of the World Series between the SF Giants and Oakland Athletics was postponed.


My brother was living in San Francisco right at the time that that happened!  :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/17/05 at 1:38 pm


My brother was living in San Francisco right at the time that that happened!  :(


So was my sister.  She was able to get to a phone pretty fast and everyone was politely waiting
in line because it was the only payphone working.  Each person limited themselves to the
three minute rule.  Pretty darn civilized I'd say.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/17/05 at 4:07 pm

Celebrities with birthdays today (Oct. 17th) include:

Jim Seals (of Seals & Crofts), 63.
Norm Macdonald, actor and comedian (former star of ABC's "Norm"), 42.
Ziggy Marley, reggae singer, 37.
Chris Kirkpatrick, member of N'Sync, 34.
Eminem, rap musician, 33. :P
Sergio Andrade, member of Lifehouse, 28.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/20/05 at 11:39 pm

October 20th:

1988: The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series in 5 games, in their last World Series appearance to date.

1990: The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series in 4 games, sweeping the Oakland Athletics. It was the last WS appearance for both of those teams to date.

Incidentally, both of the aforementioned games were played in Oakland.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: rich1981 on 10/21/05 at 12:50 am

1931: Mickey Mantle was born
1973: Sydney Opera House opens

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/05 at 7:26 am

The Battle of Trafalgar, fought on 21 October 1805.

"England expects that every man will do his duty" was a signal sent by Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson from his ship HMS Victory as the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) was about to commence. Trafalgar was the decisive naval engagement of the Napoleonic Wars. It gave the United Kingdom control of the seas, removing all possibility of a French invasion and conquest of Britain. The phrase has become extremely well-known in Britain as a result of Lord Nelson's fame and the importance of the Battle of Trafalgar in British history. The phrase is known so widely in Britain that it has entered the British popular consciousness. Today "England expects…", as an abbreviated version of the phrase, is often adapted for use in the media, especially in relation to the expectations for the victory of English sporting teams.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/22/05 at 1:37 am

October 22nd:

Ten years ago (1995): The largest gathering of world leaders in history marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. The Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians, 4-3, to win the first two games of the World Series. British writer Sir Kingsley Amis died in London at age 73.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/25/05 at 2:12 pm

1854
Another colossal error that caused unnecessary deaths, but was turned into an piece of propaganda

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 10/25/05 at 2:21 pm

On this day (October 25), Kool and the Gang's Celebration hit #1 on the Billboard Charts in 1980

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/25/05 at 2:25 pm

On this day two years ago, the Florida Marlins won their second World Series, shutting out the Yankes in game six in New York. Josh Beckett, who pitched a complete game, tagged out Jorge Posada to clinch the Series; Beckett, who was 23 at the time (so was I!), was named WS MVP.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 10/25/05 at 2:39 pm

Also on this day (October 25) in 1986, A re-formed Police re-entered the Billboard Charts with a 1986 version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me"

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/25/05 at 2:40 pm

And on this day in 1997, Elton John's new version of "Candle In The Wind" remained at the top spot on the Billboard charts.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 10/25/05 at 2:55 pm


And on this day in 1997, Elton John's new version of "Candle In The Wind" remained at the top spot on the Billboard charts.


That song was #1 here in Canada too on October 25

Here's some trivia about Candle in the Wind '97:

- It was most successful in Canada, where it spent 3 consecutive years in top 20 and 45 weeks at #1  :o
- It was the 7th single in Billboard Chart history to debut at #1 in America
- It sold over 33 million copies world-wide

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/25/05 at 3:17 pm

I forget which song was #1 on October 25, 2003, but I've already posted something else about that day...something that happened in the world of sports.

And here in California... wildfires erupted not too far east of where I live.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 2:01 pm

October 27th...

In 1858, Theodore Roosevelt (the 26th President of the U.S.) was born in New York.

In 1958, Simon LeBon (lead singer of Duran Duran) was born in England.

Isn't that amazing? Two celebs born exactly 100 years apart! :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 2:05 pm

In other news...

In 1991, the Minnesota Twins won the deciding seventh game of the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in extra innings.

In 1997, the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 554 points for the day.

In 1999, the Yankees completed a World Series sweep of the Atlanta Braves; I didn't care to watch any of it. ::)

In 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks, in only their 4th year of existence, played in their very first World Series ever, facing the New York Yankees. Arizona won that game; they would go on to win the Series in seven games.

In 2002, the Anaheim Angels defeated the San Francisco Giants in game seven of the World Series, 4-1, capturing the championship in their very first World Series appearance.

In 2004, the Boston Red Sox completed a World Series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the first championship for Boston in eighty-six years.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: rich1981 on 10/27/05 at 2:06 pm

... is the 300th day of the year!

1904 - New York City Subway opens
1955 - Disneyland opens in Anaheim California (haven't been there in years though, I think 1999)
2003 - Death of Rod Roddy, Announcer of The Price Is Right  :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 2:08 pm


... is the 300th day of the year!

1904 - New York City Subway opens
1955 - Disneyland opens in Anaheim California (haven't been there in years though, I think 1999)
2003 - Death of Rod Roddy, Announcer of The Price Is Right :(


Actually, I think Disneyland opened on July 17th of 1955. A little late, aren't we? ???

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 10/27/05 at 2:10 pm

2003 - Death of Rod Roddy, Announcer of The Price Is Right

I remember that. Price Is Right is not the same without Rod Roddy.  :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 2:12 pm


2003 - Death of Rod Roddy, Announcer of The Price Is Right

I remember that. Price Is Right is not the same without Rod Roddy. :\'(

You're right about that. Their new announcer, Rich Fields, isn't quite the same. I've gotten used to his voice though.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 10/27/05 at 2:14 pm


You're right about that. Their new announcer, Rich Fields, isn't quite the same. I've gotten used to his voice though.


There was an another old announcer who died many years ago and had jet black hair.I forgot his name. ???

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 2:15 pm


There was an another old announcer who died many years ago and had jet black hair.I forgot his name. ???

I don't know what his name is either. :-\\

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/05 at 2:16 pm


You're right about that. Their new announcer, Rich Fields, isn't quite the same. I've gotten used to his voice though.


I miss Rod.  He was great.  He was also the original Love Connection and Press Your Luck announcer, and the announcer for the sitcom SOAP :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 10/27/05 at 2:19 pm


I don't know what his name is either. :-\\



I'll get back to you on that one.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/27/05 at 2:19 pm



I'll get back to you on that one.

They had lots of announcers over the years; Rod Roddy had the longest run before he was forced to retire. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: rich1981 on 10/27/05 at 2:20 pm



I'll get back to you on that one.


Johnny Olson, he died in 1985.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/05 at 2:22 pm


Johnny Olson, he died in 1985.


I remember when Johnny Olsen died.  That was a sad day  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 10/27/05 at 2:22 pm


Johnny Olson, he died in 1985.



http://www.nndb.com/people/653/000059476/johno-sized.jpg


Is this him?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: rich1981 on 10/27/05 at 2:23 pm

Yes, that is him.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 10/27/05 at 2:24 pm


Yes, that is him.



There was another guy and his name was Dennis but I can't think of his last name.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 10/27/05 at 2:33 pm



There was another guy and his name was Dennis but I can't think of his last name.


Dennis James?  He used to do some announcing and in the 70's, hosted the syndicated version of the Price is Right :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 10/27/05 at 2:36 pm


Dennis James?  He used to do some announcing and in the 70's, hosted the syndicated version of the Price is Right :)


http://www.michaeldante.com/photos/dennisjames.jpg


Here We Go

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/01/05 at 1:30 pm

Four years ago today, Major League Baseball's World Series was played in November for the very first time. (Everything had been bumped a week due to the terror attacks in September.) The Series would last until Sunday the 4th, when the Deebacks would win the deciding game.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 11/01/05 at 1:50 pm

On this day (November 1), these people passed away  :\'(

1999 - NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton
1987 - René Lévesque, the Premier of Quebec from 1976-1985
1985 - Legendary Phil Silvers, best known for his role as Sgt. Bilko
1982 - Actor James Broderick, father of Matthew Broderick

On this day (November 1), these people were born :)

1981 - LaTavia Robertson, ex-Destiny's Child singer
1977 - UK Singer and Fame Academy contestant Alistair Griffin
1975 - Bo Bice, American Idol runner-up
1972 - Toni Collette
1972 - Jenny McCarthy
1969 - Tie Domi, NHL Star
1967 - Singer Sophie B. Hawkins
1967 - Singer Tina Arena
1962 - Red Hot Chilli Pepper Anthony Kiedis
1958 - Actress Rachel Ticotin
1957 - Country Singer Lyle Lovett
1949 - Canadian Pianist and producer David Foster
1947 - Meat Loaf producer Jim Steinman
1945 - Singer Lani Hall
1944 - WWF star Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
1942 - Marcia Wallace, star of the Bob Newhart Show and voice of Mrs. Krevaple on The Simpsons

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/01/05 at 1:55 pm


1962 - Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis

Mags Furuholmen of the 80s band A-Ha was also born on this day in '62.


1942 - Marcia Wallace, star of the Bob Newhart Show and voice of Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons

She also appeared on the classic "Match Game" as a panelist.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 11/01/05 at 1:56 pm


Mags Furuholmen of the 80s band A-Ha was also born on this day in '62.
She also appeared on the classic "Match Game" as a panelist.


Yes, he was.  Can't believe i missed him

Marcia also was a recurring character in later episodes of Full House.  She had the hots for Joey  ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/01/05 at 1:58 pm


Yes, he was. Can't believe i missed him

Marcia also was a recurring character in later episodes of Full House. She had the hots for Joey ;D

Yes, she played the role of PTA member Mrs. Carruthers. She always liked to tease Joey. In episode #185, a Valentines Day-themed episode, Joey had a secret admirer; he thought Mrs Carruthers was giving him all that stuff, but it turned out to be Michelle's teacher, Ms. Ullman.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/03/05 at 4:49 pm

November 3rd...

In 1992, Bill Clinton was first elected president of the U.S., defeating incumbent George H.W. Bush and independent candidate Ross Perot.

In 2001, the Arizona Deebacks gave Andy Pettitte a bad time in Game Six of the World Series; he was out of the game in the 3rd inning, having given up several runs. Arizona scored 8 runs in the 3rd and later accumulated a 15-0 lead! :D They beat the Yankes, 15-2, to tie the series up at 3 games apiece.

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Written By: whistledog on 11/03/05 at 5:39 pm

November 3rd - Celebrity Birthdays :)

1973 - Mick Thompson (of Slipknot)
1962 - Marilyn (80's cross-dressing pop star)
1957 - Dolph Lundgren
1954 - Adam Ant
1953 - Kate Capshaw-Spielberg
1953 - Dennis Miller
1952 - Roseanne
1951 - Dwight Evans (ex-MLB Baseball Player)
1949 - Larry Holmes
1949 - Mike Evans (The Original Lionel on All in the Family / The Jeffersons)
1949 - Shadoe Stevens
1946 - J.D. Souther
1933 - Michael Dukakis
1933 - John Barry (Composer)
1930 - Larry Gelman (Co-star of the TV series' "The Odd Couple" and "The Bob Newhart Show")
1921 - the late Charles Bronson

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/04/05 at 10:50 pm

On November 4th of the year 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks wrecked the Yankees' chance to win a fourth straight World Series. :D In the bottom of the 9th inning, the Deebacks were down by a run; Mariano Rivera was trying to close it out. Every batter he faced reached base; he managed to get only one out, and that was a force out at third base. Tony Womack (who would become a Yankee player in '05) doubled in the tying run, and Luis Gonzalez singled in the winning run...making the Arizona Diamondbacks the fastest expansion team to win a World Series, doing so in only their 4th year of existence. 8)

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Written By: gord on 11/10/05 at 5:39 am

30 yrs today the great lakes freighter The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 11/10/05 at 10:30 am


30 yrs today the great lakes freighter The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior.


I remember that.  Very sad.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/10/05 at 4:06 pm

It was about 16 years ago when the Berlin Wall was torn down.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/18/05 at 3:20 pm

November 18th...

In 1928, the Walt Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in a cartoon entitled "Steamboat Willie."

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/21/05 at 2:36 pm

Eight years ago, INXS frontman Mike Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney, Australia, hotel room. He was 37, and had apparently killed himself. :\'( :\'( (Due to the time difference, since it was the 22nd locally, people in the U.S. were hearing about it on the evening of the 21st their time.)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: rich1981 on 11/21/05 at 2:50 pm

1694 - Voltaire, French Philosopher is born
1969 - The first ARPANET link is established. Also Ken Griffey, Jr, American baseball player is born.
1995 - Toy Story is released as the first computer-generated feature-length film.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/21/05 at 2:54 pm


1969 - The first ARPANET link is established. Also Ken Griffey, Jr, American baseball player is born.


Also born on this day:

1937 - Marlo Thomas, American actress
1945 - Goldie Hawn, American actress
1950 - Livingston Taylor, singer/songwriter, younger brother of James Taylor

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/05 at 1:16 pm

On this day 42 years ago, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas, Texas. :( :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/22/05 at 3:04 pm


On this day 42 years ago, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas, Texas. :( :\'(


I remember it well :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/29/05 at 5:39 pm

November 29th:

In 1999, game show host Gene Rayburn, best known as the emcee of "Match Game", died at age 81.

In 2001, former Beatles guitarist George Harrison died at age 58. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/05 at 11:32 pm


November 29th:

In 1999, game show host Gene Rayburn, best known as the emcee of "Match Game", died at age 81.

In 2001, former Beatles guitarist George Harrison died at age 58. :\'(


:\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/05 at 1:48 am


November 29th:

In 2001, former Beatles guitarist George Harrison died at age 58. :\'(
Was it all those (4) years ago ?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/30/05 at 4:48 pm

Exactly one year ago, on the game show "Jeopardy!", Ken Jennings finally lost, in his 75th appearance on the show! That particular episode had been filmed a couple months earlier, but the new champion (who would only reign for a day) had to keep it a secret from everyone.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: rich1981 on 11/30/05 at 5:08 pm

1835 - Mark Twain, American writer was born
1872 - The first international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow between England and Scotland.
1940 - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (from "I Love Lucy") get married
1955 - Billy Idol was born
1979 - Pink Floyd releases "The Wall"

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/30/05 at 5:11 pm

Also born on this date:

Dick Clark (1929)
Colin Mochrie (1957)
Bo Jackson (1962)

among others...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/01/05 at 9:44 am

Fifty years ago on this date, in a segregated community, Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat on a bus.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/07/05 at 1:06 pm

On this date 64 years ago, Pearl Harbor was attacked, and the U.S. entered World War II.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/07/05 at 1:15 pm


On this date 64 years ago, Pearl Harbor was attacked, and the U.S. entered World War II.



Yup-Pearl Harbor day. It is also my brother's as well as my step-son's birthday.




Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/05 at 1:40 pm


On this date 64 years ago, Pearl Harbor was attacked, and the U.S. entered World War II.
Thanks Jeff, it has been bugging all day in trying to remember what is special about December 07.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/07/05 at 4:33 pm

25 Years ago John Lennon was shot

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/05 at 4:34 pm


25 Years ago John Lennon was shot
A sad day :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/08/05 at 4:48 am

{http://www.mikesjournal.com/Lennon%20Legend%20The%20Very%20Best%20of%20John%20Lennon.jpg}

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Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: gord on 12/08/05 at 5:31 am


{http://www.mikesjournal.com/Lennon%20Legend%20The%20Very%20Best%20of%20John%20Lennon.jpg}

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Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/08/05 at 5:34 am


nice of you to post George's song to him, such a loss


It kinda says it all.  :\'( 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/08/05 at 2:03 pm


25 Years ago John Lennon was shot

Actually, I believe it was on this date 25 years ago (December 8th). Sad day for music fans. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/08/05 at 2:05 pm

I always wondered what would've happened if Mark David Chapman gave him a handshake instead of pulling a gun on him and saying thank you for the wonderful music you've made?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/12/05 at 2:27 pm

On this date 90 years ago, singer Frank Sinatra was born. He would live for 82 years.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: rich1981 on 12/12/05 at 2:45 pm

... television host Bob Barker turns 82!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/12/05 at 2:50 pm


... television host Bob Barker turns 82!

Other celebrities with birthdays today include:

Edward Koch (former NYC mayor, 81)
Connie Francis (singer, 67)
Dionne Warwick (singer, 65)
Sheila E. (singer, 46)
Jennifer Connelly (actress, 35)
Mayim Bialik (actress, 30)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/13/05 at 11:40 am

Moslem New Year -  Happy New Year  ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/05 at 11:56 am

...Dick Van Dyke's 80th birthday.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 12/13/05 at 12:06 pm


...Dick Van Dyke's 80th birthday.


Wow, I can't believe he's 80!  :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/05 at 12:09 pm


Wow, I can't believe he's 80!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 12/13/05 at 12:19 pm


It is also Christopher Plummer's 78th birthday today.


And I can't believe that, either!!  :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/13/05 at 1:16 pm


Other celebrities with birthdays today include:

Edward Koch (former NYC mayor, 81)
Connie Francis (singer, 67)
Dionne Warwick (singer, 65)
Sheila E. (singer, 46)
Jennifer Connelly (actress, 35)
Mayim Bialik (actress, 30)



One other birthday yesterday. A year ago.  ;D ;D ;D  (Ok, so I had to brag)




Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/13/05 at 3:54 pm

^ Cute :) ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/13/05 at 4:33 pm



One other birthday yesterday. A year ago.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/13/05 at 6:13 pm


^ Cute :) ;D





You have such a cute baby. :)



Thanks. She is cute isn't she-but I'm not bias.  ;)




Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/05 at 6:10 am

In the Roman Catholic Church and Church of England today is the Feast of Saint John of the Cross

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/14/05 at 5:01 pm

...and yesterday was the feast of St. Loosehead Lucy and the day before was the feast of Our Lady Of Guadlupe. :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/15/05 at 5:51 am

And today would be the feasts of St. Mary Di Rosa, St. Adalbero, St. Valerian, St. Florentius , St. Nino, St. Maximus, and St. Paul of Latros.  Since my mother is Episcopal(C of E in the USA) and my dad was
Catholic, do I get to eat twice as much?  :D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/05 at 9:06 am

In 1843 A Christmas Carol,the fictional novella about Ebenezer Scrooge, was first published by Charles Dickens.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/17/05 at 9:15 am


In 1843 A Christmas Carol,the fictional novella about Ebenezer Scrooge, was first published by Charles Dickens.


God bless us, everyone

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/05 at 9:41 am


God bless us, everyone
Bah, humbug!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: gemini on 12/17/05 at 9:44 am

Oh darn, I missed this yesterday.

December 16 1988 my 2nd little girl was born!  :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/05 at 9:45 am


Oh darn, I missed this yesterday.

December 16 1988 my 2nd little girl was born!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: gemini on 12/17/05 at 9:49 am


That day back in 1988, you must had been a bit busy?

Yea, you could say that! The thing is, I knew when it would be because she was breach and they had to do a C-section. So, it had been planned a week or so ahead of time.  Hope that wasn't TMI!  :D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/05 at 9:51 am


Yea, you could say that! The thing is, I knew when it would be because she was breach and they had to do a C-section. So, it had been planned a week or so ahead of time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/26/05 at 5:30 pm

I'm sure we all remember the tsunami that battered various lands in the Indian Ocean on this date last year. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/26/05 at 5:57 pm


I'm sure we all remember the tsunami that battered various lands in the Indian Ocean on this date last year. :\'(


yes, we do...  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/17/06 at 9:50 am

January 17th

On this date 300 years ago, back in 1706, Benjamin Franklin was born.

12 years ago, back in 1994, a large earthquake which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale struck the Los Angeles area, killing roughly 60 people and causing billions of $$$ in damage.

11 years ago, back in 1995, an even larger earthquake struck Kobe, Japan, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale and killing lots more people and causing lots more damage.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: karen on 01/17/06 at 11:14 am


January 17th

On this date 300 years ago, back in 1706, Benjamin Franklin was born.

12 years ago, back in 1994, a large earthquake which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale struck the Los Angeles area, killing roughly 60 people and causing billions of $$$ in damage.

11 years ago, back in 1995, an even larger earthquake struck Kobe, Japan, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale and killing lots more people and causing lots more damage.


And Anne Bronte the youngest of the sisters was born in 1820

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/17/06 at 4:02 pm

Celebrities with birthdays today include:

James Earl Jones (actor), who is 75.
Maury Povich (talk show host), who is 67.
Susanna Hoffs (singer, of the Bangles), who is 47.
Jim Carrey (actor/comedian), who is 44.
Kid Rock (singer), who is 35. :P


By the way, I should have mentioned above that I lived through the Northridge quake. It affected me greatly. We were out of our mobile home for three months after that earthquake, because the mobile home had shifted off its foundation, so it had to be repaired.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/19/06 at 10:24 am

On this date 12 years ago, Bill Clinton (who at the time had been president for just about a whole year) came to the Los Angeles area to view the damage done by the earthquake. I even remember watching him on TV.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 02/09/06 at 11:33 am

February 9th:

On this day in 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.

On this day in 1971, the Los Angeles area experienced a large earthquake centered near San Fernando.

Celebrities with birthdays today include:

Carole King (singer/songwriter), who is 64.
Joe Pesci (actor), who is 63.
Vladimir Guerrero (baseball player currently with the Anaheim Angels), who is 30.
Ziyi Zhang (actress), who is 27.
...among others.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 02/12/06 at 9:42 pm

On this date 197 years ago, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was born.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 03/15/06 at 9:14 am

Et tu Brute?

http://www.see-seattle.com/scrambles-EtTuBrute.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/02/06 at 4:59 pm

One year ago today, Pope John Paul II died in the Vatican...he was succeeded two weeks later by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who used the name Pope Benedict XVI.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/06 at 5:00 pm


One year ago today, Pope John Paul II died in the Vatican...he was succeeded two weeks later by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who used the name Pope Benedict XVI.
Has it been already one year?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/02/06 at 5:34 pm


Has it been already one year?


Yes, and he is now in line to become a lesser god.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: deadrockstar on 04/02/06 at 5:43 pm

200 years ago Napolean Bonaparte was the Emperor of France.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/04/06 at 5:37 pm

38 years ago today, back in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot to death; he was only thirty-nine years old. :\'( :\'(

62 years ago, the date was written 4/4/44! :D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: loki 13 on 04/04/06 at 6:14 pm

April 4, 1933...The Dirigible "Akron" crashes in New Jersey killing 73 of 76 crew members
in one of the first air disasters.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 04/04/06 at 6:29 pm

April 4, 1991 ... Senator John Heinz and six others are killed when a helicopter colided with his plane, sending it crashing to earth over a school, also killing two children playing below  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/15/06 at 4:53 pm

April 15th

1865: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died at age 56; he had been shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre the previous day, becoming the first President to be assassinated in office. :\'( Vice President Andrew Johnson, a Southern Democrat, was sworn in as the 17th President.

1912: The Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage. :(

2001: Punk rocker Joey Ramone died of cancer at age 49.



2004: The last inthe00s board, under YaBB software, crashed; we had to wait a week or so before ChuckyG brought up this brand new forum. :-\\




Did anything good happen on this date in years past? :-[

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/15/06 at 10:13 pm


Did anything good happen on this date in years past? :-did happen exactly 59 years ago: Jackie Robinson broke the "color barrier" in Major League Baseball, becoming the first such player to play in the majors. He would spend ten seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/06 at 9:38 am

Today sees the birthdate of the greatr comedic man Spike Milligan  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/16/06 at 6:08 pm


Today sees the birthdate of the greatr comedic man Spike Milligan  :\'(

Today (Sunday) would also have been the birthday of the following people if they were still alive: :\'(

Selena, a tejano singer (she would've been 35 today) :\'(
Dusty Springfield, a British pop singer who had hits during the 1960's (she would've been 67 today)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/18/06 at 9:48 am

On this date exactly one hundred years ago, a powerful earthquake hit the city of San Francisco, causing widespread damage and fires throughout the city; the Richter magnitude has been estimated over the years at approximately 8.3 or 8.5.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/19/06 at 12:59 pm

April 19th:

1995: The Federal Building in Oklahoma City suffered a major bombing, killing several people. >:( :-Wednesday, April 19th, just like today.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/02/06 at 4:21 pm

2 July 1776: The 2nd Continental Congress Adopted Virginia's Richard Henry Lee's Resolution "Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved."


On the 3rd, John Adams wrote to his wife Abagail:

"Yesterday the greatest Question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men. A Resolution was passed without one dissenting Colony 'that these united Colonies, are, and of right ought to be free and independent States, and as such, they have, and of Right ought to have full Power to make War, conclude Peace, establish Commerce, and to do all the other Acts and Things, which other States may rightfully do.' You will see in a few days a Declaration setting forth the Causes which have impell'd Us to this mighty Revolution, and the Reasons which will justify it in the Sight of God and Man. A Plan of Confederation will be taken up in a few days."


Later in the day, he wrote another letter to her:

    "But the Day is past. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.- I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by Solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfire and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."

    "You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. - I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. - Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not."


So, according to John Adams, today is the day that the U.S. should be celebrating.

Whether we celebrated on the 2nd or the 4th, the sentiment is the same: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!



Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 07/02/06 at 4:59 pm

Battle of Gettysburg, the battle that actually sealed the fate of the rebellion, and preserved the new nation, "concieved in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal",  July 1 to 3.  Today would have been Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin on Little Round Top and the closing of the door.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 07/02/06 at 6:43 pm

Professional Canadian Wrestler Brett "The Hitman" Hart" was born today in 1957

other births:

Dave Thomas R.I.P. (1932)
Polly Holiday (1937)
Richard Petty (1937)
Ron Silver (1946)
Larry David (1947)
Roy Bittan (1949)
Peter Briquette (1954)
Jerry Hall (1956)
Yancy Butler (1970)
Michelle Branch (1983)
Ashley Tisdale (1985)
Lindsay Lohan (1986)


Also this day in 1973, "Match Game '73" premiered 8)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/06 at 1:40 pm

1608

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/08/06 at 4:30 pm

Not exactly TODAY in History-but YESTERDAY in History (I forgot to post it yesterday): 7/7/1777 the Battle of Hubbarton. For one thing it was the only battle of the Revolution fought in Vermont (for all of you history buffs out there, the Battle of Bennington was actually fought in New York). But what makes the Battle of Hubbarton so significant was the fact it was the first time that "Old Glory" went into battle.





Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/06 at 4:39 pm

1776 - The Liberty Bell was rung to  summoned citizens for the reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/09/06 at 7:53 pm

On this day...

July 10: Independence Day in the Bahamas (1973)

William I of Orange

    * 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Julius Caesar barely avoided a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in the Battle of Dyrrhachium in Macedonia.
    * 1584 - William the Silent (pictured), the Prince of Orange, was assassinated at his home in Delft, Holland by Balthasar G

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 07/09/06 at 11:53 pm

On this day, July 10 of 2006 at 12:53 AM, I posted in this thread :D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/06 at 2:25 am

48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/10/06 at 2:03 pm

I missed this thread. the date of this occurence is July 9-July 15 1956, and I found it amusing.

"After the June 30th trouble at Asbury Park, Bill Haley and His Comets are denied permission to play at the Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. A city ordnance was passed that read: "Rock and roll music encouraged juvenile delinquency and inspired young females in lewd bathing suits to perform obscene dances on the city's beaches."

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/10/06 at 11:51 pm

July 11: Naadam in Mongolia begins

Amedeo Avogadro

    * 1302 - Flemish infantry successfully halted a French invasion near Kortrijk in the Battle of the Golden Spurs.
    * 1789 - French Revolution: Jacques Necker was dismissed as Director-General of Finances and ordered to leave France at once.
    * 1804 - In Weehawken, New Jersey, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.
    * 1811 - Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro (pictured) published a hypothesis on the molecular content of gases, now known as Avogadro's law.
    * 1957 - Prince Karim El Husseni succeeded Sultan Mahommed Shah as the Aga Khan, becoming the 49th Imam of the Shi'a Ismaili Muslims.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 07/10/06 at 11:54 pm


July 11: Naadam in Mongolia begins

Amedeo Avogadro

    * 1302 - Flemish infantry successfully halted a French invasion near Kortrijk in the Battle of the Golden Spurs.
    * 1789 - French Revolution: Jacques Necker was dismissed as Director-General of Finances and ordered to leave France at once.
    * 1804 - In Weehawken, New Jersey, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.
    * 1811 - Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro (pictured) published a hypothesis on the molecular content of gases, now known as Avogadro's law.
    * 1957 - Prince Karim El Husseni succeeded Sultan Mahommed Shah as the Aga Khan, becoming the 49th Imam of the Shi'a Ismaili Muslims.


Wow...I didn't know most of that stuff.

...and in 1980, I was born! :) ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/06 at 12:57 am

1895 - The brothers Lumière show film for scientists.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/11/06 at 12:55 pm

July 11, 1995: the fall of Srebrenica. A dark day in history for Dutchbat. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/06 at 12:58 pm

2006 - Microsoft's official support of Windows 98 and Windows Me ends.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/11/06 at 4:23 pm

July 11, 2001: Dutch musician/artist Herman Brood commits suicide by jumping off of the Amsterdam Hilton.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/06 at 1:42 am

1979 - The Gilbert Islands gained independence and became known as Kiribati.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/12/06 at 1:46 am

July 12: The Twelfth, commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne (1690) in Northern Ireland

Medal of Honor from years 1862 - 1895

    * 1580 - Ostrog Bible, the first Bible in Old Church Slavonic, was printed in Ostroh, Ukraine by Ivan Fyodorov.
    * 1806 - Sixteen German imperial states left the Holy Roman Empire and formed the Confederation of the Rhine.
    * 1862 - The U.S. Army Medal of Honor (pictured) was first authorized by the U.S. Congress.
    * 1975 - S

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/06 at 1:47 am


July 12: The Twelfth, commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne (1690) in Northern Ireland

Medal of Honor from years 1862 - 1895

    * 1580 - Ostrog Bible, the first Bible in Old Church Slavonic, was printed in Ostroh, Ukraine by Ivan Fyodorov.
    * 1806 - Sixteen German imperial states left the Holy Roman Empire and formed the Confederation of the Rhine.
    * 1862 - The U.S. Army Medal of Honor (pictured) was first authorized by the U.S. Congress.
    * 1975 - S

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/12/06 at 1:55 am


The Gilbert Islands has been already done.



So?  I copy/paste from the front page of Wikipedia.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/13/06 at 12:05 am

July 13: Bon Festival in Japan


    * 1772 - HMS Resolution set sail from Plymouth, England, under the command of Captain James Cook.
    * 1793 - Jean-Paul Marat (pictured), a leader in the French Revolution, was murdered in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday.
    * 1878 - The major powers in Europe redrew the map of the Balkans in the Treaty of Berlin.
    * 1923 - The Hollywoodland Sign was officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, California. The last four letters of the sign were later removed in 1949.
    * 1985 - Live Aid benefit concerts, organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia, were held in London and Philadelphia.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/06 at 12:13 am

1837 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom moves into the first Buckingham Palace in London and is the first British monarch to live there.

Subject: Oh, Happy Day...

Written By: Davester on 07/13/06 at 7:41 pm

July 13, 2004
Also in history...

   Today, July 13, is not only the day that my most recent parking ticket was due, it was also on this day, in:

   *1568 that the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, of blessed memory, perfects a way to bottle beer (may we have a moment of silence, please..?)

-and-

   *1898 that Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio.

   Taken together, they made it possible for you to stay home, drink a beer, and listen on the radio as, on this day in 1934, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run (against Detroit).

   Coincidence?  No way. This right here is enough to make me believe in a higher power... :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/06 at 2:04 am

400th anniversary of birth of Dutch painter Rembrandt

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 07/15/06 at 2:40 am

July 15: 400th anniversary of birth of Dutch painter Rembrandt (pictured)

Self-portrait of Rembrandt

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/Rembrandt_van_rijn-self_portrait.jpg

    * 1410 - The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights in the Battle of Grunwald.
    * 1685 - James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, was executed for his role in the Monmouth Rebellion.
    * 1799 - French soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian port city of Rashid.
    * 1806 - The Pike expedition, led by Zebulon Pike to explore the Louisiana Territory, began near St. Louis, Missouri.
    * 1955 - Eighteen Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons.
    * 1974 - Archbishop Makarios, President of Cyprus, was overthrown in a coup d'

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/06 at 2:47 am

I see that no one spotted for yesterday (July 14th) Bastille Day in France.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 07/15/06 at 4:33 am


I see that no one spotted for yesterday (July 14th) Bastille Day in France.


Every year in Boston there is a block party in Back Bay.  Bring your beret and sing the Marseillais  ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/06 at 5:15 am

2005 - Jack Nicklaus plays his last hole of competitive golf during The Open Championship at Hole 18 at St Andrews, finishing with a birdie.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 08/05/06 at 8:34 pm

2002: Sports announcer Chick Hearn, best known for his play-by-play on L.A. Lakers' basketball games, died of a stroke in Los Angeles at the age of 85. :\'(


2005 (last year!): I posted my long-awaited picture on this messageboard! :D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/06 at 2:01 am

A sad day to recall as a day in history.

August 06, 1945 - World War II: Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress of the U.S. Army Air Force, dropped an atomic bomb named Little Boy (pictured) on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 80,000 people instantly.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Dominic L. on 08/06/06 at 2:08 am


2002: Sports announcer Chick Hearn, best known for his play-by-play on L.A. Lakers' basketball games, died of a stroke in Los Angeles at the age of 85. :\'(


2005 (last year!): I posted my long-awaited picture on this messageboard! :D



W... Why do you remember that!?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/06 at 2:10 am


2005 (last year!): I posted my long-awaited picture on this messageboard! :D




W... Why do you remember that!?


Quickly hits the search button!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 08/06/06 at 2:11 am


A sad day to recall as a day in history.

August 06, 1945 - World War II: Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress of the U.S. Army Air Force, dropped an atomic bomb named Little Boy (pictured) on Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 80,000 people instantly.


   http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-6/1193336/homepage.jpg

   :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/06/06 at 4:52 am

Rock History this week, not sure it's today, but close enough

1959
Cliff Richard had his first British #1 when "Living Doll" started a six week run at the top of the singles chart. The record would eventually sell over 500,000 copies.

1963
The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club in Liverpool for the very last time on August 3rd. They had performed 274 concerts at the dingy, basement club since their debut there 2

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 08/06/06 at 6:35 am


Rock History this week, not sure it's today, but close enough

.

1971
The concert for Bangla Desh was staged to raise money for victims of famine and war in that country. The show featured George Harrison, with some help from his friends Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar and some members of Bad Finger. The three disc live album from the show reached number 1 in the UK and number 2 in the US in 1972, as well as winning a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The concerts, album and film raised nearly $11 million US for the impoverished people of the newly-independent nation of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan.




They are showing bits of it on PBS around here.  Wierd seeing them then, and how many aren't around anymore  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/06 at 9:24 am

August 06, 1991 - Tim Berners-Lee released files describing his idea for a "World Wide Web."

We would we be without it!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/06/06 at 5:56 pm


They are showing bits of it on PBS around here.  Wierd seeing them then, and how many aren't around anymore  :\'(
I saw this last night, The Concert For Bangladesh and my Badfinger boys were onstage playing acoustic with George Harrison, 2 of them deceased.  :\'(  I also saw Bob Dylan take the stage and do Blowin in the Wind, it was very cool.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/06/06 at 6:00 pm


I saw this last night, The Concert For Bangladesh and my Badfinger boys were onstage playing acoustic with George Harrison, 2 of them deceased.  :\'(  I also saw Bob Dylan take the stage and do Blowin in the Wind, it was very cool.



There is a rumor that Bob Dylan may be getting back together again.  :D ;D ;D

I saw him in concert about 15 years ago or so. I wasn't impressed.



Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/06/06 at 6:25 pm



There is a rumor that Bob Dylan may be getting back together again.  :D ;D ;D

I saw him in concert about 15 years ago or so. I wasn't impressed.



Cat
if the tix weren't too expensive, I'd go. I like his old stuff.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/06/06 at 6:49 pm


if the tix weren't too expensive, I'd go. I like his old stuff.



I got off cheap-I saw him in Greece and tix were about $10-like I said, that was about 15 years ago.



Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 08/06/06 at 9:09 pm



W... Why do you remember that!?

I remember everything. ;D


August 6th: On this day in 1911, comedian Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, New York. (She would live to be 77 1/2.)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/06/06 at 9:29 pm



I got off cheap-I saw him in Greece and tix were about $10-like I said, that was about 15 years ago.



Cat
right within my price range $$  ;D  I think they said the Bangladesh benifit concert was Dylans first return to stage since his motorcycle accident.


I remember everything. ;D


August 6th: On this day in 1911, comedian Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, New York. (She would live to be 77 1/2.)
:)  made me laugh, good one Jeff

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/06 at 1:27 am



There is a rumor that Bob Dylan may be getting back together again.  :D ;D ;D

I saw him in concert about 15 years ago or so. I wasn't impressed.



Cat
Bob Dylan toured the UK last year.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 08/07/06 at 3:35 pm

Rick James passed away 2 Years ago today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 08/07/06 at 6:08 pm


Rick James passed away 2 Years ago today

Oh my gosh, that's right! Actually, it was 2 years ago yesterday, but... yes, he was only 56 years old. :\'( I remember that.


And Peter Jennings passed away one year ago today. :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 08/08/06 at 5:49 pm

Richard Nixon impeached 32 years ago today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/08/06 at 6:25 pm

On this day, August 8 1944, John C. Holmes who would grow up to be the king of pornography, was born.  :P

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 08/08/06 at 6:25 pm

1946 - The first prototype of the B-36 Peacemaker, the first nuclear weapon delivery vehicle to be mass-produced, flew for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 08/09/06 at 5:43 pm


On this day, August 8 1944, John C. Holmes who would grow up to be the king of pornography, was born.   :P



What film was he in? ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 08/09/06 at 6:49 pm


Richard Nixon impeached 32 years ago today

...and on this date 32 years ago (August 9th), he resigned from office, becoming the only U.S. President to do so!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 08/10/06 at 3:36 pm


...and on this date 32 years ago (August 9th), he resigned from office, becoming the only U.S. President to do so!


and he died in 1994

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/06 at 3:38 pm

August 10, 1792 - French Revolution: Insurrectionists in Paris stormed the Tuileries Palace effectively ending the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 08/29/06 at 3:04 pm

I'm sure we all know about the tragic hurricane that occurred in New Orleans on this date 1 year ago. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/06 at 3:05 pm


I'm sure we all know about the tragic hurricane that occurred in New Orleans on this date 1 year ago. :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(
That event is in my memory.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/11/06 at 12:33 pm

I'm sure we all know what happened on this day five years ago. :\'( :\'(


Three years ago (back in 2003), I ate a doughnut for the very last time. ;D (I just had to mention that.) More importantly...actor John Ritter passed away at the age of 54. :\'( He had been starring in the ABC sitcom "8 Simple Rules" and suffered heart problems during a filming. (If he had lived another week, he would have turned 55.) A few hours later, during the wee hours of September 12th, musician Johnny Cash died of diabetes at age 71. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/06 at 1:05 pm


I'm sure we all know what happened on this day five years ago. :\'( :\'(
That event is truly in my mind for today, for I sat through the whole event as it unrolled on television.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: KKay on 09/11/06 at 1:54 pm

hey...don't we have this thread in the other board...ummm (he he i'm the moderator and i cant remember)
Black and White?

This one is wayyyyyy bettter.
rock on.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/06 at 1:55 pm

September 11 1297 - Scots under William Wallace defeated English troops in the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/11/06 at 2:00 pm


hey...don't we have this thread in the other board...ummm (he he i'm the moderator and i cant remember)
Black and White?


"Today in history"? Not that I'm aware of. :-\\



This one is wayyyyyy bettter.
rock on.

Right. O0

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/11/06 at 3:37 pm

Today in History-1973-Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coop under Augesto Pinochet in Chile (with the help of the U.S.  ::) )




Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 09/11/06 at 3:45 pm

5 years on, US marks 9/11 attacks

:(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/06 at 1:20 am

September 12 1977 - South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was killed in police custody.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/25/06 at 7:34 pm

September 26: European Day of Languages

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/27/FrancisDrake_cropped.jpg/100px-FrancisDrake_cropped.jpg

    * 1580 - The Golden Hind sailed into Plymouth, England, as Francis Drake (pictured) completed his circumnavigation of the globe.
    * 1687 - The Parthenon in Athens was partially destroyed during an armed conflict between Venetian and Ottoman forces.
    * 1907 - Newfoundland and New Zealand became dominions within the British Empire.
    * 1957 - West Side Story, a musical written by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and produced and directed by Jerome Robbins, made its debut on Broadway.
    * 1983 - Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov of the Soviet Union averted a worldwide nuclear war.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 09/26/06 at 6:38 am

1969 Beatles release album- Abbey Road

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/26/06 at 9:32 am

2003: Rock musician Robert Palmer dies of a heart attack in Paris; he was only 54. :\'( His best known songs include "Addicted To Love" (which earned him the 1986 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance), "Simply Irresistible" and "Bad Case Of Loving You"; he was also a member of the Power Station.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/06 at 1:14 pm

September 26, 1961 - Bob Dylan makes his public debut.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 09/27/06 at 5:22 pm

September 27th...

1998: Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals finished the season with 70 home runs; Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa had 66. Both had broken the record of 61 set by Roger Maris 37 years earlier.

Little did we realize that it would spark some controversy a few years later. ::)


Celebrities with birthdays today include:
Liz Torres (actress), who is 59.
Meat Loaf (rock singer), who is 55 (although some sources say he's four years older).
Amanda Detmer (actress), who is 35.
Gwyneth Paltrow (actress), who is 34.
Avril Lavigne (singer), who is 22.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/06 at 1:06 am

September 28, 1066 - Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror and his fleet of around 600 ships reached England and landed at Pevensey, Sussex.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: whistledog on 09/28/06 at 1:13 am

September 28

1972 - Paul Henderson scores The Goal to win the Canada/USSR (ice hockey) "Summit Series".

http://www.chiropracticfirst.ca/images/paul_henderson.jpg


1973 - ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/06 at 1:20 am

September 28, 1106 - Henry I of England decisively defeated his older brother Robert Curthose, the Duke of Normandy in the Battle of Tinchebray, and claimed Normandy as a possession of the English crown.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 09/28/06 at 5:37 am

1991-Miles Davis RIP

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: karen on 09/28/06 at 7:42 am

Good King Wenceslas died in 929

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Paul on 09/28/06 at 7:49 am


September 28, 1066 - Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror and his fleet of around 600 ships reached England and landed at Pevensey, Sussex.


Bleedin' immigrants!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CeeKay on 09/28/06 at 8:11 am


"The Memphis Blues"
1913.
Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

On September 28, 1912, the publication of William Christopher Handy's "Memphis Blues" changed the course of American popular song. Handy introduced an African-American folk tradition, the blues, into mainstream music. By the 1960s, the blues sound had significantly influenced the development of jazz and rock and roll, quintessential American musical forms.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: KKay on 09/28/06 at 8:20 am

September 28th, 1825 - First Train Railway running in New England. .

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/06 at 1:41 pm


1991-Miles Davis RIP
:\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/06 at 12:54 am

September 30, 1980 - Ethernet specifications were first published by Xerox, Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 09/30/06 at 7:01 am

James Dean 1955

http://www.cinematical.com/images/2005/09/james%20dean.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/30/06 at 10:07 am


1991-Miles Davis RIP


'91? Huh... I thought it was earlier.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 09/30/06 at 2:03 pm



'91? Huh... I thought it was earlier.



No, it was '91. Just seems longer

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/06 at 2:05 pm


No, it was '91. Just seems longer
15 years ago now.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/30/06 at 4:07 pm


Good King Wenceslas died in 929



As he looked out on the feast of Stephen?


(Sorry, couldn't resist)



Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/06 at 4:08 pm

September 30, 1399 - The Duke of Lancaster deposed Richard II to become Henry IV of England, merging the Duchy of Lancaster with the crown.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/01/06 at 2:10 pm

1962 Brian Epstein becomes manager of the Beatles

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/06 at 1:05 am

October 02, 2006, 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed along the St. Lawrence River and reached an Iroquois fort on the island now known as Montr

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/02/06 at 4:20 am

October 2, 1948 Phils birthday(my brother, not the poster of same name)  ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/03/06 at 6:01 am

1990  Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obscenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/03/06 at 9:29 am

October 3rd:


On this day in 1995 (which, incidentally, was also Tuesday, October 3rd), OJ Simpson was found "not guilty" of murdering his wife and her friend; this verdict sparked some controversy.
On this day in 2000 (which was ALSO a Tuesday, October 3rd), rocker Ben Orr, who was a bass player and backup vocalist for The Cars, died of cancer at age 53. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: karen on 10/03/06 at 9:44 am

On this day in 1906 SOS became the recognised international distress signal.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/03/06 at 11:11 am


October 2, 1948 Phils birthday(my brother, not the poster of same name)  ;)



Oct. 3 (I won't give the year-but she is older than I am  :D ;D ;D) my sister was born.




Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 12:37 pm

October 03, 1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd the Prince of Wales, the last native ruler of Wales to resist English domination, was executed by drawing and quartering.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 1:03 pm


October 3rd:


On this day in 1995 (which, incidentally, was also Tuesday, October 3rd), OJ Simpson was found "not guilty" of murdering his wife and her friend; this verdict sparked some controversy.
On this day in 2000 (which was ALSO a Tuesday, October 3rd), rocker Ben Orr, who was a bass player and backup vocalist for The Cars, died of cancer at age 53. :\'(




I'm suprised it's been 11 years already. :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 1:24 pm



I'm suprised it's been 11 years already. :o
11 years, I remember it as yesterday.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/03/06 at 3:25 pm


11 years, I remember it as yesterday.

I was in school that day, but there was a TV in the classroom and we were all tuned to it to find out what the verdict was.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 3:27 pm


I was in school that day, but there was a TV in the classroom and we were all tuned to it to find out what the verdict was.



I was watching it on television

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 3:51 pm


October 3rd:

On this day in 1995 (which, incidentally, was also Tuesday, October 3rd), OJ Simpson was found "not guilty" of murdering his wife and her friend; this verdict sparked some controversy.



I remember that day, not quite as vividly now, but it was still a shocking conclusion despite all the hype.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/06 at 12:26 am

October 04, 1957 - Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 1 was launched by an R-7 rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakh SSR and became the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/04/06 at 8:22 am

Janis Joplin  October 4, 1970


PEARL

http://bellaciao.org/fr/IMG/jpg/janis_joplin.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: KKay on 10/04/06 at 8:23 am

Today, two years ago, I got drunk and felll off a mechanical bull.

My bachelorette party.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/04/06 at 12:13 pm


Today, two years ago, I got drunk and felll off a mechanical bull.

My bachelorette party.


I think I might as well share something that happened in my life on this date... 18 years ago (1988), I was up very very late doing homework. Little did I realize I only had to only the first two pages of this packet. I was in 3rd grade at the time.

What else do I remember? Oh yes, 10 years ago (1996), four guys in my U.S. history class stopped harassing me.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: KKay on 10/04/06 at 12:43 pm


I think I might as well share something that happened in my life on this date... 18 years ago (1988), I was up very very late doing homework. Little did I realize I only had to only the first two pages of this packet. I was in 3rd grade at the time.

What else do I remember? Oh yes, 10 years ago (1996), four guys in my U.S. history class stopped harassing me.


Excelllent! A day worth celebrating!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 10/05/06 at 3:32 pm


Excelllent! A day worth celebrating!

I talked about two separate days there; they were exactly eight years apart. :)

On this date last year, I reached 40,000 posts. So I think by this time next year I'll definitely have 100,000.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/06 at 3:33 pm

October 05, 1969 - The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus was broadcast on BBC1.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/09/06 at 6:46 am

IT'S JOHNNIES BIRTHDAY

http://www.usmusicvault.com/images/lennon.john/johnlennon.jpg

It's Johnny's birthday
It's Johnny's birthday
And we would like to wish him all the very best
It's Johnny's birthday
It's Johnny's birthday
And it's so nice to have you back to be our guest

At Johnny's birthday
At Johnny's birthday
We'd like to wish you all what you would wish yourself
On Johnny's birthday
It's Johnny's birthday
And it's so good to have you back from off the shelf
And it's so good to have...
You back from off the shelf...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/06 at 1:07 pm

October 09, 1514 - Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII of England, became queen consort of France.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/09/06 at 1:42 pm


October 09, 1514 - Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII of England, became queen consort of France.



I thought Mary Tudor was his daughter-or am I confusing two Marys?



Cat

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 10/09/06 at 2:07 pm



I thought Mary Tudor was his daughter-or am I confusing two Marys?



Cat


Two Marys.  Sister and Daughter, we all know about Bloody Mary, but sister Mary was forced to wed the king of France.  A young Anne Boleyn was sent along as lady in waiting.  She was young, he was old, she was lucky and he died three months into it.

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Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/09/06 at 3:10 pm

October 9th, 1963 - My boyfriend's birthday  :)

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/09/06 at 4:04 pm


Two Marys.  Sister and Daughter, we all know about Bloody Mary, but sister Mary was forced to wed the king of France.  A young Anne Boleyn was sent along as lady in waiting.  She was young, he was old, she was lucky and he died three months into it.



Thanks for clearing that up for me. I know Mary Tudor "Bloody Mary" was Henry's daughter and Mary Stewart "Mary Queen of Scots" was Elizabeth's cousin but now ANOTHER Mary?? Oy vey!




Cat

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Written By: Howard on 10/09/06 at 4:13 pm

October 10th,2004 I met Robin for the first time and wound up 2 years later,boyfriend and girlfriend.  :)

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/09/06 at 4:46 pm


October 10th,2004 I met Robin for the first time and wound up 2 years later,boyfriend and girlfriend.  :)



That would be tomorrow, not today......but happy anniversary none the less. 

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/09/06 at 4:46 pm

October 9: Thanksgiving in Canada (2006), Hangul Day in South Korea (1446), Leif Erikson Day and Columbus Day in the United States.

    * 1514 - Mary Tudor (pictured), sister of Henry VIII of England, became queen consort of France.
    * 1831 - John Capodistria, the Greek head of state, was assassinated in N

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Written By: Howard on 10/09/06 at 6:41 pm

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/06 at 1:16 am

October 10, 2006, 1973: United States Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/06 at 1:17 am

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/10/06 at 3:37 am


Where is the picture of Mary Tudor?



I didn't feel like posting it.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/10/06 at 6:57 am


Where is the picture of Mary Tudor?


http://home.earthlink.net/~elisale/images/fitzwilliammary.jpg

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/10/06 at 6:59 am

While I'm at it, here's Shoeless Joe

http://www.artofthegame.com/prints/shoeless.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/06 at 9:12 am


http://home.earthlink.net/~elisale/images/fitzwilliammary.jpg
Thanks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/06 at 9:13 am

October 11, 1865 - The Morant Bay rebellion, led by Paul Bogle and George William Gordon, began in Jamaica and was brutally suppressed by Governor Edward John Eyre.

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Written By: nally on 10/27/06 at 8:50 am

October 27th:

1858: Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. President, was born in New York.
1958: Simon LeBon, lead vocalist of the new wave band Duran Duran, was born in England. (How about that! Two famous people born exactly 100 years apart!)

1991: The Minnesota Twins won the 7th and deciding game of the World Series, 1-0, in 10 innings, over the Atlanta Braves.
1997: The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost a whopping 554 points for the day, becoming what was then its largest one-day loss in terms of points (but only the 12th largest in terms of percentage).
2001: The '01 World Series began in Arizona between the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona won the first game...and went on to win the series, which would become the first November World Series ever.
2002: The Anaheim Angels won their first World Series ever, in a deciding game over the San Francisco Giants, 4-1.
2004: The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series in 86 years, completing a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Written By: Brian06 on 10/27/06 at 9:18 am

This was for yesterday but:

Thursday, October 26, 2000: The last day I attended my old elementary school (it was K-8, I was in 8th grade at the time) before we moved and I changed to another school. I didn't know this was going to be the last day either, so I never got to say goodbye to any of my friends there. I was scheduled for detention lol the next day (6 years ago today), but I never ended up serving it. This date has been stuck in my mind ever since.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/06 at 11:29 am

October 27, 1904 - The first section of the New York City Subway opened, running between City Hall and the Bronx.

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Written By: nally on 10/27/06 at 3:16 pm


This was for yesterday but:

Thursday, October 26, 2000: The last day I attended my old elementary school (it was K-8, I was in 8th grade at the time) before we moved and I changed to another school. I didn't know this was going to be the last day either, so I never got to say goodbye to any of my friends there. I was scheduled for detention lol the next day (6 years ago today), but I never ended up serving it. This date has been stuck in my mind ever since.

There are some days that stick in my mind for whatever reason too. (Incidentally, I knew that date was also a Thursday October 26 just like this year!)


While I'm on the subject...the date of Friday, October 27, 1995, has stuck in my mind for the past 11 years. On that date, I was a sophomore in high school, and I was just coming out of my drivers ed class and heading to my next class when some stupid boy in that class comes out and calls me a bad name. I was minding my own business, right? Anyway, he was harassing me, so I got angry at him and knocked his glasses down. I know that wasn't a nice thing to do, but he was getting on my nerves and I was angry. So for the rest of the school year, he kept pestering me to give him some money so he could buy some new glasses. Of course I never did. One time, however, I did tell him: "Look, man, you were the one who started this. If you hadn't opened your mouth, this whole thing never would've started." >:( I never saw him again after the end of the 1995-96 school year, and that was a good thing. His name was Jon, by the way.

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Written By: nally on 11/07/06 at 9:33 am

On this date 15 years ago: Basketball player Magic Johnson announced he had tested positive for HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and then he said he was gonna retire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 9:47 am

November 07, 1665 - The London Gazette, the oldest surviving English newspaper, was first published.

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Written By: nally on 11/07/06 at 9:50 am

On this date in 2000, one of the longest presidential elections in U.S. history began. ::) By the end of the day, the country didn't know who its next president was gonna be. I would start splaining more, but I really don't want to.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 9:52 am


On this date in 2000, one of the longest presidential elections in U.S. history began. ::) By the end of the day, the country didn't know who its next president was gonna be. I would start splaining more, but I really don't want to.
The splaining can be kept to another thread.

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Written By: nally on 11/07/06 at 9:53 am


The splaining can be kept to another thread.

...in the Political section. :-X

If you ask me, the folks who rigged that election have some splainin' to do.

Okay, I've said enough. :-X :-X

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Written By: karen on 11/07/06 at 10:36 am


November 07, 1665 - The London Gazette, the oldest surviving English newspaper, was first published.


Is that why the Google pic is what it is today?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 12:40 pm


Is that why the Google pic is what it is today?
It is something to do with a competition "Doodle 4 Google"

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Written By: Howard on 11/07/06 at 1:01 pm


On this date 15 years ago: Basketball player Magic Johnson announced he had tested positive for HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) and then he said he was gonna retire.



I remember that.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/06 at 1:05 pm

November 07, 1917 - Vladimir Lenin led a Bolshevik insurrection against the Provisional Government of Alexander Kerensky, starting the October Revolution in Russia.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/07/06 at 1:08 pm


November 07, 1917 - Vladimir Lenin led a Bolshevik insurrection against the Provisional Government of Alexander Kerensky, starting the October Revolution in Russia.



http://cla.calpoly.edu/~lcall/lenin.gif

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Written By: nally on 11/07/06 at 6:09 pm



I remember that.

So do I. It was all over the news...at the time, I was trying to follow current events as much as possible.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 2:55 pm

November 08, 1923 - Adolf Hitler, Erich Ludendorff and other members of the Kampfbund started the Beer Hall Putsch, a failed attempt to seize power in Germany.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/08/06 at 3:29 pm

Nov. 8, 2006: History was made when the Dems swept the House and it looks like the Senate and start this country on the path that it SHOULD have been on for the past 5 years.


Oh yeah, Donald Rumsfeld resigned.


Cat

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 3:35 pm


Nov. 8, 2006: History was made when the Dems swept the House and it looks like the Senate and start this country on the path that it SHOULD have been on for the past 5 years.


Oh yeah, Donald Rumsfeld resigned.


Cat
Is there something about the first time in 12 years?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 3:44 pm


Is there something about the first time in 12 years?



Yeah, it's the first time since 1994 the Democrats have controlled the House.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 3:46 pm



Yeah, it's the first time since 1994 the Democrats have controlled the House.
Well done to the Democrats!

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 3:48 pm


Well done to the Democrats!



Absolutely!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/06 at 3:50 pm



Absolutely!
Is this a true sign what could happen at the next election?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 3:51 pm


Is this a true sign what could happen at the next election?



Well, those who voted/supported the Democrats hope that's the case.  If the Democrats can take the Senate as well, that might mean good things come '08.

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Written By: Howard on 11/08/06 at 4:13 pm


So do I. It was all over the news...at the time, I was trying to follow current events as much as possible.



I thought that he died from it. :o

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 4:15 pm



I thought that he died from it. :o



I think if Magic Johnson died, we'd know.  Not everyone dies from AIDS.  If you're diagnosed quickly and get on the meds as soon as possible, you may not develop full-blown AIDS.  You may just live with the HIV virus, and that's just what's he's done.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/08/06 at 4:16 pm



I think if Magic Johnson died, we'd know.  Not everyone dies from AIDS.  If you're diagnosed quickly and get on the meds as soon as possible, you may not develop full-blown AIDS.  You may just live with the HIV virus, and that's just what's he's done.



I'm glad that he's ok.

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Written By: nally on 11/08/06 at 5:27 pm



Well, those who voted/supported the Democrats hope that's the case.  If the Democrats can take the Senate as well, that might mean good things come '08.

Let's hope so.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/08/06 at 5:28 pm

46 years ago: John F. Kennedy became the youngest guy to be elected President, at age 43; he narrowly defeated his Republican opponent, then-Vice President Richard Nixon.

1 year ago: California had a "special election", in which the Governator put eight propositions on the ballot...all of which were doomed to fail. >:D

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Written By: Howard on 11/08/06 at 5:29 pm

Shawn Michaels def.Bret Hart at Survivor Series 1997

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/08/06 at 6:12 pm


46 years ago: John F. Kennedy became the youngest guy to be elected President, at age 43; he narrowly defeated his Republican opponent, then-Vice President Richard Nixon.



I had mentioned this one already.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/08/06 at 10:57 pm



I had mentioned this one already.

Oh you did? I musta missed it.





Sorry... :-\\

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/06 at 12:04 am

November 09, 1989 - The Berlin Wall fell, marking the symbolic end of the Cold War, impending collapse of the Warsaw Pact, and beginning of the end of Soviet communism.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/09/06 at 1:32 am


November 09, 1989 - The Berlin Wall fell, marking the symbolic end of the Cold War, impending collapse of the Warsaw Pact, and beginning of the end of Soviet communism.



I watched that happen on TV.  It's one of the first real significant world events I can remember watching.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/06 at 1:34 am



I watched that happen on TV.  It's one of the first real significant world events I can remember watching.
I was at work that night, and had to see the celebration coverage on the news.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/09/06 at 11:36 am



November 09, 1989 - The Berlin Wall fell, marking the symbolic end of the Cold War, impending collapse of the Warsaw Pact, and beginning of the end of Soviet communism.

I watched that happen on TV.  It's one of the first real significant world events I can remember watching.

I remember it too. Incidentally, that date was also a "Thursday, November 9th"...just like today!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/06 at 11:40 am


I watched that happen on TV.  It's one of the first real significant world events I can remember watching.

I remember it too. Incidentally, that date was also a "Thursday, November 9th"...just like today!
Something at the back of my head was telling it was a Thursday, I just cannot explain that.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/09/06 at 11:40 am


I remember it too. Incidentally, that date was also a "Thursday, November 9th"...just like today!



How interesting.

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Written By: nally on 11/09/06 at 11:46 am


Something at the back of my head was telling it was a Thursday, I just cannot explain that.

Yep...the calendar repeats every certain number of years. ;)

http://timeanddate.com/calendar/repeating.html?year=2006&country=1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/06 at 11:52 am


Yep...the calendar repeats every certain number of years. ;)

http://timeanddate.com/calendar/repeating.html?year=2006&country=1
I have put that in My Favourites, it may come useful later on.

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Written By: nally on 11/09/06 at 12:14 pm


I have put that in My Favourites, it may come useful later on.

The "timeanddate.com" web site? Yeah, it's in my Favourites at home too.

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Written By: Howard on 11/09/06 at 3:05 pm


Yep...the calendar repeats every certain number of years. ;)

http://timeanddate.com/calendar/repeating.html?year=2006&country=1



I put it in my Favorites

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/06 at 3:08 pm

November 09, 1918 - German Emperor William II abdicated, Prince Maximilian of Baden resigned as Chancellor, and Philipp Scheidemann proclaimed the Weimar Republic.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/09/06 at 4:51 pm

Another event from my interesting life...

On this date in 1987, I had my tonsils removed. I was only 7 at the time, but I remember it greatly. I could go home the next morning, but I had to stay home from school for two weeks so I could heal up.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 12:23 am


Another event from my interesting life...

On this date in 1987, I had my tonsils removed. I was only 7 at the time, but I remember it greatly. I could go home the next morning, but I had to stay home from school for two weeks so I could heal up.
Is it that situation when Ice Cream is given to the child to soothe the throat area?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 12:24 am

November 10, 1969 - Sesame Street debuted on the National Educational Television network in the United States.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/10/06 at 11:56 am


Is it that situation when Ice Cream is given to the child to soothe the throat area?

Uhm...yeah, I think so. As I recall, however, my mouth was swollen so much that I didn't want to eat anything. :-[

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 11:57 am


Uhm...yeah, I think so. As I recall, however, my mouth was swollen so much that I didn't want to eat anything. :-[
You could had drunk up melted ice cream through a straw?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/10/06 at 12:00 pm


You could had drunk up melted ice cream through a straw?

I didn't want to risk that, either...although I suppose I could have. But keep in mind that I was only 7 years old at the time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 12:00 pm


I didn't want to risk that, either...although I suppose I could have. But keep in mind that I was only 7 years old at the time.
Over the years the memory fades.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/10/06 at 12:11 pm


Over the years the memory fades.

That's true, but I remember it in detail. On this date 19 years ago, I was able to go home from the hospital in the morning. When my mom and I got home, my grandma stopped by and gave me a radio, which I didn't listen to very much for the first two years I had it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 12:18 pm


That's true, but I remember it in detail. On this date 19 years ago, I was able to go home from the hospital in the morning. When my mom and I got home, my grandma stopped by and gave me a radio, which I didn't listen to very much for the first two years I had it.
I adored my first (transistor) radio, given when I was young

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Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 3:32 pm


November 10, 1969 - Sesame Street debuted on the National Educational Television network in the United States.



http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Sesame-Street-Poster-C12178670.jpeg

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/10/06 at 3:33 pm

1938 - Kate Smith, on her weekly radio show, sings Irving Berlin's God Bless America for the first time.


Probably one of the most famous recordings of the song.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 4:51 pm

November 10, 1871 - Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika saying "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/10/06 at 11:21 pm


1938 - Kate Smith, on her weekly radio show, sings Irving Berlin's God Bless America for the first time.


Probably one of the most famous recordings of the song.


that's interesting...I had no idea how long that song had been around.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/10/06 at 11:27 pm

Aside from being Veteran's Day:

November 11 - 1926 - U.S. Route 66 is established

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/10/06 at 11:30 pm

1864 - American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea - Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.


He burnt that pathetic city to the ground.  Hee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/06 at 1:38 am

November 11, 1918 - Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies, ending World War I on the Western Front.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/11/06 at 6:43 am


November 11, 1918 - Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies, ending World War I on the Western Front.


The eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour, eleventh minute, "The War to End All Wars"  :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: KKay on 11/11/06 at 7:27 am

...and Moby Dick was  published

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/06 at 7:39 am


...and Moby Dick was  published
The novel was first published by Richard Bentley in London on 18 October 1851 as an expurgated three-volume edition entitled The Whale, then as a single volume by Harper and Brothers, as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, in New York on 14 November 1851.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/06 at 7:54 am

November 12, 1936 - In California, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/14/06 at 12:27 pm

November 14th... in 1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (real name: Elizabeth Cochrane) --- inspired by Jules Verne --- set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days. (She made the trip in 72 days.)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/06 at 12:37 pm

November 14, 1990 - Germany and Poland signed a treaty confirming their border at the Oder-Neisse line.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 12:39 pm


November 14th... in 1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (real name: Elizabeth Cochrane) --- inspired by Jules Verne --- set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days. (She made the trip in 72 days.)



Then who was the one who traveled around the world in 80 days? ???

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/14/06 at 12:40 pm



Then who was the one who traveled around the world in 80 days? ???



No one, I believe.  I'm pretty sure it was just a story.  I'm guessing she wanted to see if she could do it in a shorter period of time than the person in the story.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 12:42 pm



No one, I believe.  I'm pretty sure it was just a story.  I'm guessing she wanted to see if she could do it in a shorter period of time than the person in the story.


Maybe it would take longer to travel around the world in more than 80 days.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/14/06 at 12:44 pm


Maybe it would take longer to travel around the world in more than 80 days.



Seeing as we have supersonic air travel now....it would take far less than that to do it now.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 12:45 pm



Seeing as we have supersonic air travel now....it would take far less than that to do it now.


You mean by plane?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/06 at 12:46 pm


You mean by plane?
The true test is to achieve the task without using aiplanes

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/14/06 at 12:47 pm


You mean by plane?



That's what "air travel" is, right?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 12:48 pm


The true test is to achieve the task without using aiplanes


Amtrak maybe? ???

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 12:49 pm



That's what "air travel" is, right?


Yes It Is

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/06 at 12:49 pm


Amtrak maybe? ???
Is Amtrak worldwide?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/14/06 at 12:49 pm


Amtrak maybe? ???


I sincerely doubt that.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/06 at 12:56 pm


I sincerely doubt that.
Is Amtrak limited?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/14/06 at 12:57 pm


Is Amtrak limited?



I think Amtrak is an American company.  Other countries have their own train service.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 12:59 pm


I sincerely doubt that.


It would most likely take many hours

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/14/06 at 12:59 pm


It would most likely take many hours



No, I said I doubt it because I don't believe Amtrak is a world-wide company.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 1:01 pm



No, I said I doubt it because I don't believe Amtrak is a world-wide company.



I thought it was

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/06 at 1:01 pm


It would most likely take many hours
How about walking instead?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/14/06 at 1:02 pm



I thought it was



It's not.  It only operates in the continental US and there are routes to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/14/06 at 1:02 pm


How about walking instead?



I don't want to find out

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/18/06 at 12:10 am

Since it is already the 18th in many parts of the world (at the time I'm making this post), I can say that in 1928, the cartoon character Mickey Mouse made his debut in the cartoon entitled "Steamboat Willy."

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/06 at 1:19 am


Since it is already the 18th in many parts of the world (at the time I'm making this post), I can say that in 1928, the cartoon character Mickey Mouse made his debut in the cartoon entitled "Steamboat Willy."
At which point of time did Mickey Mouse change his name from Moritmer Mouse?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 10:19 am

1307 - William Tell, a legendary marksman in Switzerland, is said to have successfully shot an apple on the head of his son with a single bolt from his crossbow.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/06 at 10:28 am

November 18, 1987 - An underground fire kills 31 people at London's busiest underground station at King's Cross St Pancras.

A date I remember well for I had to travel pass King's Cross the following morning and could not take the direct route I wished to.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 1:25 pm


Since it is already the 18th in many parts of the world (at the time I'm making this post), I can say that in 1928, the cartoon character Mickey Mouse made his debut in the cartoon entitled "Steamboat Willy."


80 Years,Wow!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/06 at 5:33 pm


80 Years,Wow!
That is one old mouse.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/18/06 at 7:39 pm


80 Years,Wow!

Horward, 1928 was only 78 years ago.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 9:34 pm


Horward, 1928 was only 78 years ago.



78....80.....close enough, really.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/18/06 at 9:53 pm



78....80.....close enough, really.

Yes it is pretty darn close, but the bottom line is that it was 78 yrs ago, and that's that. If it were 80 yrs ago, then we'd have to currently be in 2008.

End of discussion. :-X

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 10:15 pm


Yes it is pretty darn close, but the bottom line is that it was 78 yrs ago, and that's that. If it were 80 yrs ago, then we'd have to currently be in 2008.

End of discussion. :-X



End of discussion?  You sound like my father. 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/18/06 at 10:19 pm


Yes it is pretty darn close, but the bottom line is that it was 78 yrs ago, and that's that. If it were 80 yrs ago, then we'd have to currently be in 2008.

End of discussion. :-X


Some people like to round things. That's what Howard was doing. It was basically 80 years ago, so that's what he said.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 10:21 pm

Since it's already the 19th in other parts of the world, I'll get an early jump on this:

1493 - Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
1863 - American Civil War: Union President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
1978 - Jim Jones leads members of his Peoples Temple cult in mass murder-suicide. The bodies of 914 people, including 276 children, were found in Jonestown,Guyana in South America.
1998 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against US President Bill Clinton.



Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/06 at 2:58 am

November 19, 1816 - The Royal University of Warsaw, now known as Warsaw University, was established.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/19/06 at 5:52 pm



78....80.....close enough, really.


Just round it off

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/06 at 12:56 am

November 20, 1945 - The Nuremberg Trials against 24 leading Nazis involved in the Holocaust and various war crimes during World War II began in Nuremberg, Germany.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/21/06 at 12:49 pm

1922 - Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first woman United States Senator.
1980 - Who Shot JR? - The Dallas Episode "Who Done It?" aired on US television. It was one of the highest-rated episodes of a TV show ever aired.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/06 at 1:44 pm

November 21, 1272 - Prince Edward I became King of England, succeeding his father Henry III who died five days earlier.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/21/06 at 11:03 pm

1963 - John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Later the same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/21/06 at 11:06 pm

1997...Mike Hutchence, frontman for INXS, died, apparently by suicide in Sydney, Australia; he was only 37 years old. :\'( (Due to the time difference, the U.S. was hearing about it on the evening of the 21st their time. I know I did.)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/21/06 at 11:06 pm

1968 - The Beatles release the double album The Beatles, commonly known as The White Album.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 1:24 am

November 22, 1718 - "Blackbeard" the Pirate was killed in battle by a boarding party of English sailors off the coast of North Carolina, ending his reign of terror in the Caribbean.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 1:27 am


1963 - John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Later the same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.
I believe that John B. Connally has died just recently.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/06 at 12:46 pm


I believe that John B. Connally has died just recently.

Who is he...and what does he have to do with JFK? ???

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 12:50 pm

November 22, 2003 - England defeat Australia to win England's first Rugby World Cup.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 12:54 pm


Who is he...and what does he have to do with JFK? ???
John B. Connally

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Connally

On November 22, 1963, he was seriously wounded while riding in President Kennedy's car in Dallas, when the president was assassinated. Both he and his wife, Idanell Brill "Nellie" Connally (1919-2006), who was also in the car, later stated they heard all the shots coming from the same direction. Neither believed in any conspiracy theory.

It was his widow Idanell Brill "Nellie" Connally that died recently.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/06 at 12:55 pm


John B. Connally

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Connally

On November 22, 1963, he was seriously wounded while riding in President Kennedy's car in Dallas, when the president was assassinated. Both he and his wife, Idanell Brill "Nellie" Connally (1919-2006), who was also in the car, later stated they heard all the shots coming from the same direction. Neither believed in any conspiracy theory.

It was his widow Idanell Brill "Nellie" Connally that died recently.

Oh...I didn't know. Thanks for telling me.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/22/06 at 1:38 pm


Who is he...and what does he have to do with JFK? ???



*stares*

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/06 at 3:20 pm



*stares*

Don't worry about it. Philip already answered my question. I was unsure, that's all.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 3:23 pm

November 22nd,2001-I've been here for 5 years.  :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/06 at 3:24 pm

Omg, that's right! Today does mark the 5th anniversary of when you joined! :) Congratz on being here this long.

In three months (February 17th), I will have been here for 3 years.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 3:26 pm


November 22nd,2001-I've been here for 5 years.  :)
Congrats!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 3:27 pm

November 22, 1967 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 242 in the aftermath of the Six-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbours Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 3:27 pm


Omg, that's right! Today does mark the 5th anniversary of when you joined! :) Congratz on being here this long.

In three months (February 17th), I will have been here for 3 years.


I almost forgot when I first started here.I believe it was 2 months after the WTC attacks.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 3:28 pm


Congrats!



Thanks Phil

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/06 at 3:28 pm


I almost forgot when I first started here.I believe it was 2 months after the WTC attacks.

Yes, the attacks happened in September of '01, and you joined in November. So yes, you did join 2 months after the attacks.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 3:31 pm


Yes, the attacks happened in September of '01, and you joined in November. So yes, you did join 2 months after the attacks.


Thanks for reminding me,Jeff. ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/06 at 3:33 pm


Thanks for reminding me,Jeff. ;)

no prob ;)


I actually began to get acquainted with the old inthe00's messageboard in late 2002, but I didn't start posting until January 2003. I was always a guest until I was forced to register the following February.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 3:36 pm


no prob ;)


I actually began to get acquainted with the old inthe00's messageboard in late 2002, but I didn't start posting until January 2003. I was always a guest until I was forced to register the following February.
Forced to register?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/06 at 3:37 pm


Forced to register?

On the old board, guests could post anywhere until Chuck turned off the lurker mode. Apparently too many guests had been posting a lotta nonsense.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 3:38 pm


no prob ;)


I actually began to get acquainted with the old inthe00's messageboard in late 2002, but I didn't start posting until January 2003. I was always a guest until I was forced to register the following February.


And I always thought you were a girl. ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/22/06 at 3:39 pm


And I always thought you were a girl. ::)  ;D

But you know I'm not.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/22/06 at 3:39 pm


But you know I'm not.


I know you're not

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/06 at 4:45 pm


On the old board, guests could post anywhere until Chuck turned off the lurker mode. Apparently too many guests had been posting a lotta nonsense.
Thanks for the info.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/22/06 at 11:02 pm

1936 - The first edition of Life is published.
1984 - Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie throws a game-winning 48-yard Hail Mary pass to Gerard Phelan to defeat the University of Miami Hurricanes 45-41. It is one of the most famous plays in American college football history.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/06 at 1:30 am

November 23, 1644 - John Milton published Areopagitica, arguing for the right to free speech and against publication censorship during the English Civil War.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/06 at 1:31 am


November 23, 1644 - John Milton published Areopagitica, arguing for the right to free speech and against publication censorship during the English Civil War.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/23/06 at 1:34 am



fighting that fight 362 years ago. did he win?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/06 at 1:37 am


fighting that fight 362 years ago. did he win?
..ermmm?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/23/06 at 7:24 am

1963  JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House

I may go on with this a couple of days.  It is something that I can remember all too well.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/23/06 at 7:27 am


1963  JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House

I may go on with this a couple of days.  It is something that I can remember all too well.


I remember that on televison.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/23/06 at 7:43 am


I remember that on televison.


I was watching tv when Ruby shot Oswald.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/23/06 at 8:13 am


I was watching tv when Ruby shot Oswald.


And how did that make you feel? :o :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: karen on 11/23/06 at 8:16 am


Yes, the attacks happened in September of '01, and you joined in November. So yes, you did join 2 months after the attacks.


but not exactly two months after since the attacks were on the 11th September, closer to 2 and 1/2 months some would say

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/23/06 at 8:19 am


but not exactly two months after since the attacks were on the 11th September, closer to 2 and 1/2 months some would say


Oh so you remember too?  :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/06 at 12:51 pm

November 23, 1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins - Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee and counter-attack Confederate troops.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/23/06 at 2:12 pm


And how did that make you feel? :o :(


I was about 13 at the time.  All I remember is watching it with my mother, she got up and called my father at work and all yelled over to the next door neighbor.  It was wierd, and scary, but at that age I just believed as long as my parents were there everything would be alright.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/06 at 3:43 pm


I was about 13 at the time.  All I remember is watching it with my mother, she got up and called my father at work and all yelled over to the next door neighbor.  It was wierd, and scary, but at that age I just believed as long as my parents were there everything would be alright.
I do not recall the JFK assassination, but do remember well hearing on the radio the Bobby Kennedy shooting.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/23/06 at 5:03 pm


I do not recall the JFK assassination, but do remember well hearing on the radio the Bobby Kennedy shooting.


I remember everyone holding out hope that he would live and be alright. 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: spaceace on 11/23/06 at 5:06 pm


I remember everyone holding out hope that he would live and be alright. 


My parent say they heard it on the radio and that it was a hoax.  Unfortunately it wasn't.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/23/06 at 5:31 pm


I remember everyone holding out hope that he would live and be alright. 



I plan on seeing the movie Bobby, but I don't know how I'll make it through.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/23/06 at 10:09 pm


but not exactly two months after since the attacks were on the 11th September, closer to 2 and 1/2 months some would say

I didn't say "exactly two months." I just said "two months" and nothing more.

I s'pose I could've said 72 days.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/06 at 12:14 am

November 24, 1971 - After collecting a ransom payout of US$200,000, "D. B. Cooper" leaped out of the rear stairway of the airplane he had hijacked over the Pacific Northwest and disappeared.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/24/06 at 12:31 am

1859 - Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species.
1963 - John F. Kennedy assassination: Alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is mortally shot by Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas on live national television.
1988 - Cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 debuts on Minneapolis UHF station KTMA TV24.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/06 at 12:34 am

November 24, 1951 - The Broadway play Gigi opens with little-known actress Audrey Hepburn in the title role.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/24/06 at 7:54 am

Birthdays

1632  Benedict de "Baruch" Spinoza Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
1713  Laurence Sterne Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
1864  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
1868  Scott Joplin US, entertainer/composer "Father of Ragtim" (The Entertainer)
1942  Billy Connolly Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/24/06 at 7:57 am

1966  400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/06 at 11:45 am

November 24, 1965 - Mobutu seized power from Congo President Joseph Kasa-Vubu after a bloodless coup d'

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/24/06 at 3:01 pm


1966  400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog


That's terrible.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/24/06 at 5:34 pm



That's terrible.



It is one of the reasons we now have environmental policies, and why we should be vigilant with them

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/24/06 at 5:38 pm

1991-Freddy Mercury RIP

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Abix on 11/25/06 at 6:17 am

John F. Kennedy Jr was born in 1960, and his third birthday was spent mourning his father's death. RIP John John.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/06 at 6:19 am


1991-Freddy Mercury RIP
A day that is remembered all to well  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/06 at 6:20 am

November 25, 1034 - Malcolm II of Scotland died. Duncan, the son of his second daughter, instead of Macbeth, the son of his eldest daughter, inherited the throne to become the King of Scots.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/25/06 at 6:49 am

1949  Luther "Bill" Robinson famed tap dancer, dies at 71

Mr. Bojangles.....dance

http://www.sulinet.hu/ikep/2006/07/13bojangles2a.gif

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/06 at 2:19 am

November 26, 1922 - Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/26/06 at 2:57 pm


1991-Freddy Mercury RIP


He'll be missed after 15 years

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/06 at 1:54 am


He'll be missed after 15 years
Still missed after 15 years  :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/06 at 1:54 am

November 27, 1895 - Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, setting aside the bulk of his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after his death.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/27/06 at 4:25 pm

1924 - In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1973 - The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).
1978 - In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/27/06 at 4:39 pm

On this date- November 27, 1907- in Oroville, CA.....

Nothing of especial note happened.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/27/06 at 11:30 pm

1520 - After navigating through the South American strait, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
1969 - The Rolling Stones release the album Let It Bleed.
1989 - Cold War: Velvet Revolution - In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces they will give up their monopoly on political power.
1994 - In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institute gymnasium.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/27/06 at 11:37 pm

I think I lost my virginity  :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/27/06 at 11:42 pm


I think I lost my virginity  :o


:o Me, too! What a coincidence!


... Say, this wouldn't be YOUR fault, would it!?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/27/06 at 11:44 pm


I think I lost my virginity  :o



*bow chicka mow mow*

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/28/06 at 12:44 am


:o Me, too! What a coincidence!


... Say, this wouldn't be YOUR fault, would it!?


Waiter...check, please! Table 4!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/06 at 1:49 am

November 28, 1660 - At London's Gresham College, Robert Boyle (pictured), John Wilkins, Christopher Wren and other leading scientists founded a learned society now known as the Royal Society.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/28/06 at 1:44 pm


I think I lost my virginity  :o


What Year?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/06 at 3:32 pm

November 28, 1925 - The country music radio program Grand Ole Opry was first broadcast on WSM radio in Nashville, USA.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/28/06 at 6:10 pm


I think I lost my virginity  :o


You think?  ::)

Birthdays

1757 William Blake English poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience)

1820 Friedrich Engels Germany, social philosopher; Marx's collaborator

1929 Berry Gordy Jr Detroit, record company owner (Motown)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/06 at 12:47 am

November 29, 1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrated the phonograph his invention for recording and replaying sound, for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/29/06 at 12:28 pm

7 years ago, game show host Gene Rayburn, best known as the emcee of "Match Game", died at age 81.

5 years ago, former Beatles guitarist/vocalist George Harrison died at age 58. :\'( (At the exact moment he was dying (1:30 PM Pacific time), I was taking a calculus test.)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/06 at 1:29 pm


5 years ago, former Beatles guitarist/vocalist George Harrison died at age 58. :\'( (At the exact moment he was dying (1:30 PM Pacific time), I was taking a calculus test.)
A sad day I remember to well, I was stopped in a park in London by a Danish reporter asking me on how I feel on GH's death.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/29/06 at 3:53 pm


7 years ago, game show host Gene Rayburn, best known as the emcee of "Match Game", died at age 81.

5 years ago, former Beatles guitarist/vocalist George Harrison died at age 58. :\'( (At the exact moment he was dying (1:30 PM Pacific time), I was taking a calculus test.)


Has it been that long? :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/06 at 3:54 pm

November 29, 1777 - San Jose, California, founded as el Pueblo de San Jos

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/29/06 at 4:52 pm


Has it been that long? :o

Yep.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/06 at 1:33 am

November 30, 1853 - Russian battleships led by Pavel Nakhimov destroyed an Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Sinop, precipitating the Crimean War.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/30/06 at 11:29 am

in 1940: Lucile Ball and Desi Arnaz got married. The marriage would last just under 20 years.

in 1835: author Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/06 at 12:00 pm

November 30, 1962 - Burmese diplomat U Thant became the Secretary-General of the United Nations, after serving as Acting Secretary-General following the death of Dag Hammarskj

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/02/06 at 1:42 am

1804 - At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of France, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.
1845 - Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
1867 - In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
1939 - New York City's La Guardia Airport opens.
1942 - Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiate the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
1954 - Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute."
1961 - In a nationally-broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.
1988 - Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
1990 - A coalition led by Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins the first free all-German elections since 1932.


Quite a bit going on today!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: FaultyDog on 12/02/06 at 2:52 am

On December 2, 1975, at 10.07 AM, the slow train from Groningen to Zwolle is being hijacked by a group of 6 young Moluccans, near the village of Wijster. Two passengers are shot on the first day of the hijacking, a third is to follow on the second day.

On December 14, 1975, the hijackers surrender.

http://www.filecabin.com/members_vb/files/64582/Images/wijster.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/06 at 5:38 am

December 02, 1823 - U.S. President James Monroe issued the Monroe Doctrine, a proclamation of opposition to European colonialism in the New World.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/02/06 at 12:21 pm



Died

1995  Robertson Davies novelist essayist/dramatist, dies
1995  Roxie Roker actress (Helen Willis-Jeffersons)/mother of Lenny Kravitz, dies of breast cancer at 66

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/06 at 1:02 pm

December 02, 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/06 at 7:43 am

December 03, 1854 - Miners at Eureka Stockade clashed violently with the police and the military in Ballarat, Victoria in Australia.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/03/06 at 3:26 pm

1947  Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in New York NY

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Abix on 12/03/06 at 3:27 pm


1947  Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in New York NY


STELLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/03/06 at 4:50 pm


STELLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!



;D ;D  I was hoping someone would 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/03/06 at 8:05 pm


What Year?
1973. it may have been November, I was intoxicated & had been given a strange pill which I took. The night was rather surreal, but I recall being taken advantage of by my best friends girlfriends sister.  so kids, listen to me when I say; "Don't take drugs'!!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/06 at 1:41 am

December 04, 1639 - English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks made the first observation of a transit of Venus

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/04/06 at 3:25 pm

1674 - Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago, Illinois). 

You got that right.  Home sweet home.


1881 - The Los Angeles Times is first published.
1969 - Black Panther members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
1971 - The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be immortalized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".
1980 - The rock group Led Zeppelin formally announces its breakup.  :(
1991 - Journalist Terry Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut (he was the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon).

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/04/06 at 3:55 pm


1674 - Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago, Illinois).   

You got that right.  Home sweet home.


1881 - The Los Angeles Times is first published.
1969 - Black Panther members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
1971 - The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be immortalized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".
1980 - The rock group Led Zeppelin formally announces its breakup.   :(
1991 - Journalist Terry Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut (he was the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon).




Terry Anderson,I wonder what he's doing lately?  ???

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/04/06 at 3:58 pm



Terry Anderson,I wonder what he's doing lately?  ???



Wikipedia is your friend.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Anderson

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Written By: Howard on 12/04/06 at 3:59 pm



Wikipedia is your friend.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Anderson


Thanks Beth. :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 1:36 pm

December 05, 1492 - Christopher Columbus became the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/05/06 at 3:53 pm

1766 - In London, James Christie holds his first sale.
1893 - First appearance of an electric car.
1933 - Prohibition ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment (this overturned the 18th Amendment which had outlawed alcohol in the United States).
1955 - Martin Luther King, Jr. leads the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 12/5/1955-12/21/1956.
1969 - Life Magazine reports the My Lai Massacre .
1992 - Kent Conrad of North Dakota resigns his seat in the United States Senate and is sworn into the other seat from North Dakota, becoming the only US Senator ever to have held two seats on the same day.
2005 - The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 3:55 pm

December 05, 1590 - Niccol

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Written By: nally on 12/05/06 at 11:08 pm

One more for December 5th:

1791: Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies at the age of 35. :\'( Earlier that year, he had composed "The Magic Flute."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 12:10 am


One more for December 5th:

1791: Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies at the age of 35. :\'( Earlier that year, he had composed "The Magic Flute."
Alleged poisoned.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Jessica on 12/06/06 at 12:10 am


1933 - Prohibition ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment (this overturned the 18th Amendment which had outlawed alcohol in the United States).


I was going to celebrate this by drinking, but I ran out of egg nog. :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/06 at 12:12 am


I was going to celebrate this by drinking, but I ran out of egg nog. :\'(
...or just pop down to your local speakeasy?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/06 at 1:06 am

December 07, 1941 - World War II: Attack On Pearl Harbor - The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/07/06 at 1:07 am

1993 - The Long Island Rail Road Massacre: Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/06 at 1:08 am

December 07, 1965 - Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/07/06 at 2:30 pm


December 07, 1941 - World War II: Attack On Pearl Harbor - The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Oh yes, I know all about that. My professor even discussed it in history (Western Civ) class today. Not because today's the anniversary of that event, but because he was scheduled to lecture us on WWII and its aftermath.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 12/07/06 at 3:06 pm


December 07, 1941 - World War II: Attack On Pearl Harbor - The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.


There are lots of ceremonies going on this morning at the harbor, since this is the 65th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/06 at 3:08 pm


There are lots of ceremonies going on this morning at the harbor, since this is the 65th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor...
We were discussing Pearl Harbour at work today, at which time did the plane strike?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/07/06 at 3:08 pm


We were discussing Pearl Harbour at work today, at which time did the plane strike?



About 7am Hawaii time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/06 at 3:09 pm



About 7am Hawaii time.
...and totally caught the USA unware?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/07/06 at 3:10 pm


...and totally caught the USA unware?



Well.......that was the point.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 12/07/06 at 3:11 pm


...and totally caught the USA unware?


It happened just before 8am on a Sunday, while most of the people were still asleep!  :(

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Written By: Howard on 12/07/06 at 3:49 pm


1993 - The Long Island Rail Road Massacre: Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.


13 years Ago,I'll be. :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 12:36 am

December 08, 1980 - Mark David Chapman fatally shot former Beatle John Lennon outside the Dakota apartments in New York City.

:\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/08/06 at 12:42 am


December 08, 1980 - Mark David Chapman fatally shot former Beatle John Lennon outside the Dakota apartments in New York City.

:\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(



Such a f*cking waste.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/08/06 at 12:44 am

1976 - The Eagles release the album Hotel California.
1993 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
2004 - Guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott is murdered onstage by Nathan Gale at a Damageplan concert in Columbus, Ohio.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 12:45 am


1976 - The Eagles release the album Hotel California.
1993 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
2004 - Guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott is murdered onstage by Nathan Gale at a Damageplan concert in Columbus, Ohio.

I cannot believe that Hotel California is now thirty years old!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/08/06 at 12:47 am


December 08, 1980 - Mark David Chapman fatally shot former Beatle John Lennon outside the Dakota apartments in New York City.

:\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(   :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(



http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/09/scrying.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/09/shakehead.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/09/scrying.gif

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/08/06 at 4:40 am


December 08, 1980 - Mark David Chapman fatally shot former Beatle John Lennon outside the Dakota apartments in New York City.

:\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(


This is a day that I tend to ignore. It didn't happen, there is a  Dec 7, there is a Dec 9, that is all.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 10:53 am

December 08, 1941 - World War II: Takashi Sakai and the Imperial Japanese Army invaded Hong Kong and quickly achieved air superiority by bombing Kai Tak Airport.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/08/06 at 2:59 pm

Birthdays


1906  Richard Llewellyn Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
1943  Jim Morrison Melbourne FL,
1944  Neil Innes (The Rutles)

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/08/06 at 3:00 pm

Ooooh the Lizard King

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/08/06 at 3:01 pm


Birthdays


1906   Richard Llewellyn Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
1943   Jim Morrison Melbourne FL,
1944   Neil Innes (The Rutles)

I think those people are all dead though. :-\\

Living celebs born on this date include:

Kim Basinger, actress (1953)
Warren Cucurullo, rock musician (1956)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/08/06 at 3:02 pm

So what if they're dead?  They were still born today.


And no dissing the Lizard King.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/08/06 at 3:03 pm

Yeah they were. I knows dat.

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Written By: danootaandme on 12/08/06 at 3:06 pm


I think those people are all dead though. :-\\

Living celebs born on this date include:

Kim Basinger, actress (1953)
Warren Cucurullo, rock musician (1956)


Without birthdays they never would have lived, and the dead ones I listed are still more well thought of in their respective genres than many live ones(including the ones listed above)    ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/08/06 at 3:07 pm


Without birthdays they never would have lived, and the dead ones I listed are still more well thought of in their respective genres than many live ones(including the ones listed above)    ;)

Well of course. ;) Those two I mentioned I happened to know off the top of my head.

And tomorrow is Kirk Douglas's 90th birthday.

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Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 3:09 pm


Well of course. ;) Those two I mentioned I happened to know off the top of my head.

And tomorrow is Kirk Douglas's 90th birthday.



Kirk Douglas isn't doing so well lately.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/08/06 at 3:10 pm



Kirk Douglas isn't doing so well lately.

That's what happens when you get old. :-[

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Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 3:16 pm


That's what happens when you get old. :-[



He has bell's palsy

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 4:33 pm


Well of course. ;) Those two I mentioned I happened to know off the top of my head.

And tomorrow is Kirk Douglas's 90th birthday.
Crikey KD is 90 tomorrow, I never expected that.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 4:34 pm


I think those people are all dead though. :-\\

Living celebs born on this date include:

Kim Basinger, actress (1953)
Warren Cucurullo, rock musician (1956)
Neil Innes is well and truly alive.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 4:34 pm


December 08, 1980 - Mark David Chapman fatally shot former Beatle John Lennon outside the Dakota apartments in New York City.

:\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(   :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(


26 years ago

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/08/06 at 4:35 pm


Crikey KD is 90 tomorrow, I never expected that.


I don't think he expected it    ::)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/13/06 at 1:51 am

1978 - The first Susan B. Anthony dollar enters circulation.
1996 - Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
2000 - American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/06 at 1:52 am

December 13, 2003 - Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a spider hole during Operation Red Dawn and captured.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/13/06 at 12:25 pm



2000 - American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.


oh yes, I remember that. :-\\ After the attempted vote recounts were halted.  I listened to his entire speech on the radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/06 at 12:28 pm

December 13, 1862 - American Civil War: Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside were decisively defeated in the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/13/06 at 5:09 pm


December 13, 2003 - Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a spider hole during Operation Red Dawn and captured.



3 Years Already? :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/06 at 5:10 pm



3 Years Already? :o
I only thought it was something like last year.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/13/06 at 5:12 pm


I only thought it was something like last year.

No, it was December of 2003. All over the news.

In fact, someone even wrote a parody about it a couple days thereafter: http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/royorbison5.shtml

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/13/06 at 5:57 pm


I only thought it was something like last year.



Time sure does fly.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/14/06 at 1:59 am

1911 - Roald Amundsen's team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole.
1946 - The UN General Assembly votes to establish its headquarters in New York City.
1947 - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.
1959 - The Motown record label is founded in Detroit, Michigan by Berry Gordy.
1964 - American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States - The United States Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Congress can use its Commerce Clause power to fight discrimination.
1972 - Project Apollo: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of Apollo 17. This was the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.
1977 - Releasing of Saturday Night Fever film.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/06 at 2:59 am

December 14, 1995 - The Dayton Agreement was signed in Paris, France to end the Yugoslav wars.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/15/06 at 1:08 am

1791 - The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia legislature.
1891 - James Naismith introduces the first version of basketball, with thirteen rules, a peach basket nailed to either end of his school's gymnasium, and two teams of nine players.
1939 - Gone with the Wind premieres in Atlanta, Georgia.
1992 - American rapper, Dr. Dre, releases his highly influential debut album, The Chronic. The Chronic is often labelled as the first ever G-Funk album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/06 at 1:09 am

December 15, 1994 - The web browser Netscape Navigator 1.0 was first released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/06 at 1:19 am



1939 - Gone with the Wind premieres in Atlanta, Georgia.

December 15, 1965 - The film The Sound of Music is released.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/15/06 at 3:11 pm


December 15, 1994 - The web browser Netscape Navigator 1.0 was first released.


12 years,Wow!  :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/16/06 at 1:18 am

1773 - American Revolution: Boston Tea Party - Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/16/06 at 4:27 pm

'Tis okay Philip, I got that one already.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: spaceace on 12/16/06 at 4:49 pm


December 16, 1773 - Boston Tea Party: To protest the British Tea Act, members of the Sons of Liberty dumped crates of tea break from three British East India Company ships into Boston Harbor.


Phillip you were going to mention something about wasting tea. ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/06 at 4:50 pm


Phillip you were going to mention something about wasting tea. ;)
I could do?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/16/06 at 4:50 pm


1773 - American Revolution: Boston Tea Party - Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.



An event recreated each year in Boston.  The ships involved were the Dartmouth, Beaver, and Eleanor.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/06 at 4:51 pm


An event recreated each year in Boston.  The ships involved were the Dartmouth, Beaver, and Eleanor.
Using real tea?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/06 at 4:51 pm

December 16, 1392 - Historku-cho - Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/16/06 at 4:54 pm


Using real tea?


Yes, but not near as much. Old timers used to like to tell tourists that the tea party accounts for the brown color of the water in Boston Harbor(it is actually the muddy bottom and type of seaweed that does it).

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/06 at 4:58 pm


Yes, but not near as much. Old timers used to like to tell tourists that the tea party accounts for the brown color of the water in Boston Harbor(it is actually the muddy bottom and type of seaweed that does it).
I hope they use tea that is cheap and nasty to taste.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/16/06 at 5:00 pm


I hope they use tea that is cheap and nasty to taste.


We New Englanders are known for our frugal ways  ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/17/06 at 11:42 am

1903 - The Wright Brothers make the first powered heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/06 at 2:00 am

December 18, 1892 - The first performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is held at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/18/06 at 2:54 am

2002 - 2003 California recall: Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/18/06 at 11:42 pm

1606 - The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who, at Jamestown, Virginia, would found the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
1777 - American Revolutionary War: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
1843 - A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is first published in England.
1972 - Project Apollo: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
1974 - The Altair 8800 microcomputer kit goes on sale.
1988 - Lawn darts are banned from sale in the United States by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
1998 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
2001 - The fire at the World Trade Center, as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks, is finally extinguished after three months.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Brian06 on 12/18/06 at 11:48 pm

I remember exactly where I was when the impeachment happened, I was on a boy scount camp out at that time in 1998, and we were listening to the radio and I can remember listening to the vote tallies and everything for each article.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/18/06 at 11:49 pm


I remember exactly where I was when the impeachment happened, I was on a boy scount camp out at that time in 1998, and we were listening to the radio and I can remember listening to the vote tallies and everything for each article.



My family and I were out to lunch at a restaurant and the TVs were showing this.  So in between bites, you could see people looking up to catch the vote tallies.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Dominic L. on 12/18/06 at 11:54 pm

I remember asking my grandpa why he was impeached, and he said, "Because he lied."

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Brian06 on 12/18/06 at 11:56 pm

I remember reading in the paper when he was first accused, I remember thinking, not again! lol.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/06 at 1:38 am

It was yesterday December 18 in 2000 that saw the tragic death of Kirsty MacColl  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :\'(  :

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/06 at 1:40 am

December 19, 1997 - The film Titanic is released.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/19/06 at 4:51 am


1940  Phil Ochs El Paso TX, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over)
1946  Marianne Faithfull Hampstead England, singer (Money, As Tears Go By)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/06 at 11:44 am

December 19, 1972 - Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt aboard Apollo 17 returned to Earth. No human has visited the Moon since.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/19/06 at 1:04 pm


December 19, 1997 - The film Titanic is released.



I wasn't crazy about this film

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/06 at 1:09 pm



I wasn't crazy about this film
Never saw it!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/19/06 at 3:15 pm



I wasn't crazy about this film



That's because you weren't the movie's target demo.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/06 at 3:17 pm



I wasn't crazy about this film
Someone told me how the film ended.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/19/06 at 3:19 pm


Someone told me how the film ended.



I think everyone knew how the film ended, Philip.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/19/06 at 3:40 pm



I think everyone knew how the film ended, Philip.


No, and many didn't care.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/19/06 at 3:42 pm


No, and many didn't care.



You mean there are people who didn't know the Titanic sank?  I didn't say anything about people caring whether the ship sank.  And I'm sure the people who did go weren't there to see a sinking ship, unless they were special effects aficianados.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/19/06 at 3:45 pm



You mean there are people who didn't know the Titanic sank?  I didn't say anything about people caring whether the ship sank.  And I'm sure the people who did go weren't there to see a sinking ship, unless they were special effects aficianados.


OY....yes, we know it sank, some things go without saying.  I am sure Philip, like me, was referring to the love story part of it.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/19/06 at 3:46 pm


OY....yes, we know it sank, some things go without saying.  I am sure Philip, like me, was referring to the love story part of it.



Well, the love story is what drew the crowds, although I much preferred the 2nd half of the film to the 1st.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/19/06 at 4:51 pm


December 19, 1997 - The film Titanic is released.

I saw it once, but didn't care for it. :-\\

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/20/06 at 1:20 am

1803 - Louisiana Purchase completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
1860 - South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the United States.
1951 - Nuclear power first harvested when EBR-1 powers four light bulbs.
1996 - NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X.
1999 - Vermont's Supreme Court rules that homosexual couples are entitled to the same benefits and protections as married heterosexual couples.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/06 at 1:24 am

December 20, 1917 - The Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, was founded. Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky was appointed as its leader.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/20/06 at 4:26 pm



I think everyone knew how the film ended, Philip.



The girl drowned but the guy lived.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/20/06 at 4:27 pm



The girl drowned but the guy lived.



No, Howard.  The guy drowned and the girl lived.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/20/06 at 11:03 pm

1620 - Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1937 - The film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Dominic L. on 12/20/06 at 11:04 pm


1620 - Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1937 - The film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles.



Ooh, it just barely made it into 1937. Snow White was almost '38!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/06 at 1:51 am

December 21, 1913 - Arthur Wynne published the first crossword puzzle in the New York World.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/21/06 at 4:09 pm

1940  F Scott Fitzgerald author (Great Gatsby), dies of a heart attack in Hollywood at 44

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/22/06 at 12:46 am

1849 - The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is canceled at the last second.
1864 - Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his "March to the Sea".
1937 - The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
1964 - Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity.
1984 - Subway vigilante Bernhard Hugo Goetz shoots four African-American men on an express train in The Bronx borough of New York City.
1989 - After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending Nicolae Ceauşescu's Communist dictatorship.
1989 - Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
2001 - Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/06 at 2:08 am

December 22, 1885 - Itō Hirobumi, a samurai from Chōshū, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/22/06 at 7:36 pm

December 22, 2003: an earthquake strikes the Paso Robles area of California, causing local damage. I remember it quite well; I even felt it at home in Ventura County.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/23/06 at 7:02 am


1935 Esther Phillips US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
1940 Eugene Record US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
1940 Jorma Kaukonen Washington DC, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
1941 Tim Hardin Oregon, singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/23/06 at 7:04 am

1776  Thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"

The more things change, the more they stay the same

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/06 at 11:34 am

December 23, 1823 - A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, was first published. The poem was later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/23/06 at 11:24 pm

1777 - Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, was discovered by James Cook.
1818 - "Silent Night" composed by Franz Xaver Gruber.
1865 - Several US Civil War Confederate veterans form the Ku Klux Klan.
1906 - The first radio program, consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech, is broadcast.
1953 - NBC's Dragnet becomes the first network-sponsored television program.
1968 - Apollo Program - The crew of Apollo 8 enter into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/06 at 2:41 am

December 24, 1914 - British and German soldiers interrupted World War I to celebrate Christmas, beginning the Christmas truce.

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Written By: Abix on 12/24/06 at 3:53 am


December 24, 1914 - British and German soldiers interrupted World War I to celebrate Christmas, beginning the Christmas truce.


This day in history, Philip's karma points are 714.. which is forever linked to Babe Ruth's Home Run Record.

just a bit of trivia there.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/06 at 4:41 am


This day in history, Philip's karma points are 714.. which is forever linked to Babe Ruth's Home Run Record.

just a bit of trivia there.
But who is next after Babe Ruth's record of 714?

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Written By: danootaandme on 12/24/06 at 7:42 am


But who is next after Babe Ruth's record of 714?


Best stay away, this is a different thread, but, in a nutshell.
The record has already been broken by the very controversial Barry Bonds, but there are those who can't stand to hear it.  Bonds isn't a likable guy and is caught up in the steroid scandals. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/06 at 7:43 am


Best stay away, this is a different thread, but, in a nutshell.
The record has already been broken by the very controversial Barry Bonds, but there are those who can't stand to hear it.  Bonds isn't a likable guy and is caught up in the steroid scandals. 
Let me just research this.

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Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 7:44 am


This day in history, Philip's karma points are 714.. which is forever linked to Babe Ruth's Home Run Record.

just a bit of trivia there.


Coincidental :o

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/25/06 at 12:38 am

1066 - Coronation of William the Conqueror as king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
1223 - St. Francis of Assisi assembles the first Nativity scene.
1776 - George Washington and his army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain's Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
1818 - The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the Church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
1939 - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is read on the radio for the first time (CBS radio).
1939 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is introduced by Montgomery Ward stores.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/25/06 at 1:34 am

December 25, 1868 - The Republic of Ezo was founded in Hokkaidō by rebels loyal to the deposed Tokugawa shogunate. In the first elections ever held in Japan, they elected Admiral Enomoto Takeaki as their President.

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Written By: danootaandme on 12/25/06 at 7:17 am

1651  Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas"

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Written By: Howard on 12/25/06 at 7:19 am

0000-Jesus Was Born

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Written By: danootaandme on 12/25/06 at 7:23 am

1929 Grimmett takes 6-146 for South Africa, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390
1933 Another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett
1950 Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey &    smuggled back to Scotland
1950 Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
1955 Pope Pius XII encyclical on sacred music & popular music
1958 Alan Freed's Christmas Rock & Roll Spectacular opens
1959 Richard Starkey receives his 1st drum set

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Written By: danootaandme on 12/25/06 at 7:27 am


0000-Jesus Was Born


Nope, we just celebrate it on this day.  They aren't sure of the day, or the year, but the celebration coincides with the Saturnalian holidays of the pagans.  During Saturnalia drinking and debauchery rained supreme.  Let's hear it for the strict constructionists  ;D

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Written By: Howard on 12/25/06 at 7:29 am


Nope, we just celebrate it on this day.  They aren't sure of the day, or the year, but the celebration coincides with the Saturnalian holidays of the pagans.  During Saturnalia drinking and debauchery rained supreme.  Let's hear it for the strict constructionists  ;D


So what's the 0 part? ???

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/25/06 at 3:16 pm


So what's the 0 part? ???



They say he was born in 0 A.D.....but there's no way to really prove it.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/26/06 at 1:06 am

1620 - Pilgrim Fathers land at what becomes New Plymouth in Massachusetts.
1898 - Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
1908 - Jack Johnson becomes the first African American heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia.
1933 - FM radio is patented.
1944 - The play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams is first publicly performed.
1966 - The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
1982 - TIME magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human, the personal computer.
2004 - An earthquake measuring 9.3 on the Richter magnitude scale creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing more than 300,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/06 at 3:52 am

December 26, Comet Kohoutek reaches perihelion but is not such a display as expected.

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Written By: Howard on 12/26/06 at 5:11 pm



They say he was born in 0 A.D.....but there's no way to really prove it.


Until you look it up.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/26/06 at 5:18 pm


Until you look it up.



Right..........................

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Written By: Howard on 12/26/06 at 5:30 pm



Right..........................


A web site must say when he was born. ???

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Written By: FaultyDog on 12/26/06 at 5:35 pm


A web site must say when he was born. ???


Again, there's no proof of Jesus' date of birth. There's plenty of studies, research and theories, but no proof.


Modified to add:

And besides, you can't pinpoint a day in a time when calendars were different from ours.

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Written By: Howard on 12/26/06 at 5:43 pm

10th Anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/06 at 7:35 am

December 27, 1831 - Aboard the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin left Plymouth, England on what became an historic expedition to South America.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/27/06 at 1:42 pm

1904 - James Barrie's play Peter Pan premieres in London.
1932 - The Radio City Music Hall in New York City opens.
1947 - Howdy Doody, a children's television program, makes its debut on the National Broadcasting Company.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/27/06 at 2:03 pm

December 27, 1945 - The World Bank is created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/28/06 at 12:57 am

1065 - Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
1867 - U.S. claims Midway Island, first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
1895 - The Lumi

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/06 at 12:58 am

December 28, 1948 - The DC-3 airliner NC16002, en route from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida, inexplicably disappeared in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/06 at 12:59 pm

December 29: 1845 - The Republic of Texas was annexed by the United States, becoming the state of Texas.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/29/06 at 3:51 pm

1851 - The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
1890 - United States soldiers massacre more than 400 men, women and children of the Great Sioux Nation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
1934 - The first college basketball game at New York City's Madison Square Garden is played between the University of Notre Dame and New York University.

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Written By: nally on 12/29/06 at 5:13 pm

And in my life... on this day in 2000 (which was also a Friday December 29th)...my family and I passed by our old mobile home on the freeway and saw that the new people had moved in!!! :D

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/29/06 at 11:01 pm

2006 - Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is executed by hanging at 6:05 A.M. local time.


Only thing of any real importance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/06 at 2:26 am

December 30, 1965 - Ferdinand Marcos became President of the Philippines.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/30/06 at 11:16 pm

1879 - Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time.
1904 - The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York.
1929 - Guy Lombardo performs Auld Lang Syne at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City for the first time.
1946 - President Harry Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.
1991 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is officially dissolved.

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Written By: nally on 12/30/06 at 11:36 pm


2006 - Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is executed by hanging at 6:05 A.M. local time.


Only thing of any real importance.

Yes, that will be something to look back on in the future.

I heard about it Friday night at 7:27 PM my time (due to the time difference)...right as the Final Jeopardy round was on. ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/06 at 6:35 am

December 31, 1600 - The British East India Company was founded by a Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Written By: danootaandme on 12/31/06 at 7:26 am



1985  Rick Nelson singer, dies at 45    :\'(

http://www.ricknelson.com/images/120488ada.jpg

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Written By: Howard on 12/31/06 at 8:11 am



1985   Rick Nelson singer, dies at 45    :\'(

http://www.ricknelson.com/images/120488ada.jpg


21 years ago,Wow.How old would be today? ???

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/06 at 8:11 am


21 years ago,Wow.How old would be today? ???
45 +21 = 65

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Written By: Howard on 12/31/06 at 8:13 am


45 +21 = 65


66,you were off by one. ;)

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Written By: Howard on 12/31/06 at 8:15 am


Just testing!


I thought you made a mistake.  ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/06 at 8:16 am


I thought you made a mistake.  ;D
Rick Nelson (May 8, 1940

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Written By: Howard on 12/31/06 at 9:09 am


Rick Nelson (May 8, 1940

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Written By: nally on 12/31/06 at 2:07 pm


45 +21 = 65

No, it's 66.


So he'd be 66 Next Year.

He'd be 66 this year. He checked out at age 45.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/06 at 9:21 pm

January 01, 1818 - Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, a novel by Mary Shelley was first published in London.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/31/06 at 11:46 pm

1673 - Regular mail delivery begins between New York and Boston.
1772 - The first traveller's cheques, which can be used in 90 European cities, go on sale in London for the first time.
1797 - Albany replaces New York City as the capital of New York.
1801 - The legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom.
1808 - The importation of slaves into the United States is banned.
1863 - American Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in Confederate territory.
1890 - The first Tournament of Roses is held in Pasadena, California.
1898 - New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The four initial boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, are joined on January 25 by Staten Island to create the modern city of five boroughs.
1901 - The British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia federate as the Commonwealth of Australia; Edmund Barton is appointed the first Prime Minister.
1908 - For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.
1934 - Alcatraz Island becomes a U.S. federal prison.
1939 - William Hewlett and David Packard found Hewlett-Packard.
1946 - The first civil flight from Heathrow Airport occurs.
1971 - Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.
1983 - The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.
1999 - The Euro currency is introduced.
2000 - As the world celebrates, no major crisis arises from the dreaded Y2K computer 'millennium bug'.



Quite a lot going on today!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/07 at 4:07 am


1673 - Regular mail delivery begins between New York and Boston.
1772 - The first traveller's cheques, which can be used in 90 European cities, go on sale in London for the first time.
1797 - Albany replaces New York City as the capital of New York.
1801 - The legislative union of Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom.
1808 - The importation of slaves into the United States is banned.
1863 - American Civil War: The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in Confederate territory.
1890 - The first Tournament of Roses is held in Pasadena, California.
1898 - New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The four initial boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, are joined on January 25 by Staten Island to create the modern city of five boroughs.
1901 - The British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia federate as the Commonwealth of Australia; Edmund Barton is appointed the first Prime Minister.
1908 - For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.
1934 - Alcatraz Island becomes a U.S. federal prison.
1939 - William Hewlett and David Packard found Hewlett-Packard.
1946 - The first civil flight from Heathrow Airport occurs.
1971 - Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.
1983 - The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.
1999 - The Euro currency is introduced.
2000 - As the world celebrates, no major crisis arises from the dreaded Y2K computer 'millennium bug'.



Quite a lot going on today!
Amazing when you all have a heavy head from celebrating the night before?

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/01/07 at 9:40 am

1962  Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful

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Written By: KKay on 01/01/07 at 11:09 am

one year ago it turned to 2006 ::)

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Written By: Howard on 01/02/07 at 9:54 am


one year ago it turned to 2006 ::)


And what a year it was.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/07 at 12:44 pm

January 02, 1959 - Luna 1 the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, was launched by the Soviet Union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/07 at 1:10 pm


Today is my wedding anniversary!   http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/06/liefde.gif
Congrats, how many years together?

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/02/07 at 1:56 pm

On this date (Jan. 2, 1951) my parents eloped in Las Vegas (and I sincerely doubt they got married by an Elvis impersonator.  :D ;D ;D ) Alas, the marriage went belly-up in the early 70s.





Cat

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/02/07 at 3:58 pm

1920  Isaac Asimov Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/07 at 3:59 pm

January 02, 1957 - The San Francisco Stock and Bond Exchange and Los Angeles Oil Exchange merge.

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/03/07 at 5:32 pm

Birthdates which occurred on January 03:

1883 Clement Richard Attlee (L) British PM (1945-51)
1897 Marion Davies , Brooklyn NY, actress (Operator 13)
1897 Pola Negri , Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary)
1898 ZaSu Pitts Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/03/07 at 5:34 pm


Deaths which occurred on January 03:


1946  William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason

1967 Jack Ruby assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies at 55

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/03/07 at 5:37 pm

1910  British miners strike for 8 hour working day (Bless them)

1987  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/07 at 1:33 am

January 04, 1936 - Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/06/07 at 12:44 am

1838 - Samuel Morse first successfully tested the electrical telegraph.
1912 - New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
1942 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to have a flight go around the world.
1994 - Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding.
2005 - Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.
2006 - Tropical Storm Zeta (2005) dissipates, ending the notorious 2005 hurricane season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/07 at 1:52 am

January 06, 1995 - A suspicious fire in a Manila flat led to the foiling of Oplan Bojinka, a precursor to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/07 at 7:44 am

January 07, 1610 - Galileo Galilei first observed the Jovian satellites Io, Europa and Callisto through his telescope.

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/07/07 at 8:00 am

1939  US worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/07 at 8:10 am

January 07, 1785 - Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries became the first to cross the English Channel by balloon.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/08/07 at 1:43 am

1790 - George Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address address in New York City.
1867 - African American men granted the right to vote in the District of Columbia.
1962 - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time (National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.).
1973 - Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/07 at 1:48 am

January 08, 1889 - Herman Hollerith received a patent for his electric tabulating machine.

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Written By: nally on 01/08/07 at 4:21 pm

72 years ago, Elvis Parsley---I mean Presley---was born, in Tupelo, MS.

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/08/07 at 4:25 pm


72 years ago, Elvis Parsley---I mean Presley---was born, in Tupelo, MS.


1935  Jesse Garon Presley stillborn twin brother of Elvis

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Written By: nally on 01/08/07 at 4:26 pm


1935   Jesse Garon Presley stillborn twin brother of Elvis
Wow, I didn't know he had a twin. :o

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/08/07 at 4:27 pm


Wow, I didn't know he had a twin. :o


Yes, very sad though  :\'(

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/08/07 at 4:30 pm

1941  Graham Chapman England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
1941 Robby Krieger rocker (Doors)
1942 Stephen Hawking English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)
1947 Terry Sylvester rocker (Hollies-The Air that I Breathe)
1947 David Bowie , London, singer/actor (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust)


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Written By: nally on 01/08/07 at 4:33 pm


1947 David Bowie , London, singer/actor (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust)




Actually, i think the first of his songs was called "Space Oddity" (which he mentioned the name Major Tom). ;) Years later, it was Peter Schilling who recorded a song called "Major Tom" (which was inspired by Space Oddity; it basically retold the story).

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Written By: Howard on 01/08/07 at 5:01 pm


72 years ago, Elvis Parsley---I mean Presley---was born, in Tupelo, MS.


I wonder where he would be today? ???

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Written By: nally on 01/08/07 at 5:03 pm


I wonder where he would be today? ???

It's anyone's guess. This summer will mark 30 years since his demise. :-\\

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Written By: Howard on 01/08/07 at 5:05 pm


It's anyone's guess. This summer will mark 30 years since his demise. :-\\


He'd be retired by now.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/08/07 at 5:07 pm

He'd probably still be living in Graceland, eating crap.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/08/07 at 11:03 pm

1929 - The Seeing Eye is established in Nashville, Tennessee, with the mission to train dogs for assisting the blind.
1951 - United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/07 at 1:10 am

January 09, 1916 - World War I: In Gallipoli, the Ottoman Empire was victorious in the Battle of

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/07 at 1:11 am


1941   Graham Chapman England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
Sadly no longer with us  :\'(

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/09/07 at 3:40 pm

1965  "Beatles' '65" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

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Written By: Howard on 01/09/07 at 4:26 pm


1965  "Beatles' '65" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks


I remember they also had an album entitled #1's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/07 at 1:26 pm

January 10, 1927 - The film Metropolis was released. It was the most expensive silent film of the time, costing approximately 7 million Reichsmark to make.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/11/07 at 3:15 am

1759 - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
1787 - William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
1922 - First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1963 - The Whisky a Go Go night club in Los Angeles, the first disco in the USA, is opened. (where we get Go-Go boots from!)

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/11/07 at 3:24 pm


January 10, 1927 - The film Metropolis was released. It was the most expensive silent film of the time, costing approximately 7 million Reichsmark to make.


I love that movie!

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/11/07 at 3:36 pm

Deaths which occurred on January 11:

1902 Johnny Briggs cricketer (118 wickets for England), dies in an asylum
1914 Ambrose Bierce writer, dies at 71
1928 Thomas Hardy novelist (Maddening Crowd), dies at his home near Dorchester at 87

Birthdates which occurred on January 11:

1903 Alan Paton South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
1942 Clarence Clemons rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
1971 Mary J Blige singer


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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/07 at 3:56 pm


Birthdates which occurred on January 11:

1903 Alan Paton South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
1942 Clarence Clemons rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
1971 Mary J Blige singer



Please include sportsmen with birthdays today:

1952 - Ben Crenshaw, American golfer
1957 - Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/11/07 at 11:45 pm

1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.
1915 - United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote.
1969 - Led Zeppelin's debut album released.
1969 - Joe Namath and the New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III, becoming the first team from the American Football League to win American Football's top championship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/07 at 1:07 am

January 12, 1971 - The American situation comedy All in the Family, starring Carroll O'Connor, was first broadcast on the CBS television network. It became the first show to depict controversial issues previously deemed unsuitable for network television comedy.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/12/07 at 4:17 am

Birthdates which occurred on January 12

1737 John Hancock patriot (1st to sign Declaration of Independence)
1904 Mississippi Fred McDowell jazz artist
1944 Joe Frazier Beaufort SC, heavyweight champion boxer (Olympics-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)
1967 Marco Boogers Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United)
1974 Melanie Jayne Chisholm "Sporty Spice", Widnes, vocalist (Spice Girls)



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Written By: Howard on 01/12/07 at 4:40 pm


January 12, 1971 - The American situation comedy All in the Family, starring Carroll O'Connor, was first broadcast on the CBS television network. It became the first show to depict controversial issues previously deemed unsuitable for network television comedy.


36 years ago? :o

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/12/07 at 4:40 pm


36 years ago? :o



Yeah.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/07 at 2:06 am

January 13, 1968 - American singer Johnny Cash recorded his landmark album At Folsom Prison live at Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California.

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/13/07 at 7:15 am



Deaths which occurred on January 13:

1929 Wyatt Earp US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80
1941 James Joyce novelist (Ulysses), dies in Z

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/13/07 at 7:18 am

1863  Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet

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Written By: Howard on 01/13/07 at 7:53 am


1863  Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet


piece of crap ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/07 at 8:54 am


1863  Thomas Crapper pioneers one-piece pedestal flushing toilet
http://www.egge.net/~savory/crapper_plaque.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 01/13/07 at 2:02 pm


http://www.egge.net/~savory/crapper_plaque.jpg


I wonder what kind of family he had. ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/13/07 at 2:05 pm


I wonder what kind of family he had. ;D



Does it matter?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 01/13/07 at 2:08 pm



Does it matter?


I think it's pretty funny having a last name entitled "Crapper"  ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/07 at 4:18 pm


I think it's pretty funny having a last name entitled "Crapper"  ;D
There is also a surname Crapp, there is a famous Cricketer that bore that name.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/13/07 at 5:13 pm

Then there is Albert Pujols(pronounced poo-holes)  :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/14/07 at 1:45 am

1784 - American Revolutionary War: The United States ratifies a peace treaty with England.
1952 - The Today Show premieres on NBC.
1972 - Queen Margrethe II of Denmark accends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
1973 - Super Bowl VII: The Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins. The Dolphins become the first NFL team to go undefeated in a season.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/07 at 1:46 am

January 14, 2004 - The national flag of Georgia, the so-called Five Cross Flag, was restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/14/07 at 7:19 am

On this day...

1868 South Carolina constitutional convention, meets with a black majority

1963 George C Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"



Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 01/14/07 at 1:07 pm


Then there is Albert Pujols(pronounced poo-holes)   :o



Such weird last names  ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/07 at 2:53 pm

Mike (Badfinger-fan) reaches 1000 Karma!

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/15/07 at 2:46 am

1559 - Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, the Bishop of Carlisle, instead of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
1844 - University of Notre Dame receives its charter from Indiana.
1943 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated (Arlington, Virginia).
1967 - In the first ever Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.
2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.


Born today:


1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, American civil rights leader, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/07 at 2:48 am

January 15, 1759 - The British Museum opened to the public.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/16/07 at 11:35 pm

1773 - Captain James Cook becomes the first explorer to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1893 - The Citizen's Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
1991 - Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm began early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
1991 - Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
1994 - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California; see 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

I know I've seen a couple Cali posters talking about this.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/07 at 1:39 am

January 17, 1929 - Popeye the Sailor, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appeared in newspaper comic strips.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/17/07 at 3:50 pm


1994 - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California; see 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

I know I've seen a couple Cali posters talking about this.

...such as me. I remember it quite well; our mobile home was damaged and we had to live in motels and hotels for the next 3 months. And for the record, approximately 60 lives were claimed.

Exactly one year later, in Japan...a 7.2 (?) earthquake ravaged the city of Kobe; the death toll there was a lot higher than in California. (Due to the time difference, the U.S. was hearing about it on the afternoon/early evening of January 16th.)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 01/17/07 at 4:59 pm


January 17, 1929 - Popeye the Sailor, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appeared in newspaper comic strips.


Almost 80 years and still going. ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/07 at 5:04 pm


Almost 80 years and still going. ;D
It is all down to the spinach!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/17/07 at 5:05 pm

Spinach is yummy.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/07 at 5:08 pm


Spinach is yummy.
Have you tried spinach with a hint of nutmeg?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/17/07 at 5:12 pm


Have you tried spinach with a hint of nutmeg?



No, that's not how I like it.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/07 at 5:13 pm



No, that's not I like it.
Tasty, the two compliment each other.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/17/07 at 5:22 pm


Tasty, the two compliment each other.


And variety is the spice of life  ;)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/17/07 at 5:31 pm

Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of January 17:

1706 Benjamin Franklin Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor 
1759 Paul Cuffe Massachusetts, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist 
1820 Anne Bronte English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) 
1899 Nevil Shute (Norway) London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice) 
1899 Al Capone Italy, gangster (Chicago bootlegging) 
1927 Eartha Kitt singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman) 
1931 James Earl Jones Mississippi, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
1962 Jim Carrey Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Dumb & Dumber, Mask, Skip-Duck Factory)


Deaths which occurred on January 17:

1781 Marie de Negre Dables marquess, dies 
1933 John Hodges cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
1959 Abdul Aziz cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi
1961 Patrice Lumumba African revolutionary, murdered at 36 
1996 Barbara Charline Jordan politician, dies at 59

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/17/07 at 11:02 pm

1896 - The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
1958 - Willie O'Ree, the first African American National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.
1983 - The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe Olympic medals to his family.
1993 - For the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is officially observed in all 50 United States states.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/17/07 at 11:07 pm


Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of January 17:

1706 Benjamin Franklin Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor 
1759 Paul Cuffe Massachusetts, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist 
1820 Anne Bronte English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) 
1899 Nevil Shute (Norway) London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice) 
1899 Al Capone Italy, gangster (Chicago bootlegging) 
1927 Eartha Kitt singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman) 
1931 James Earl Jones Mississippi, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man)
1962 Jim Carrey Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Dumb & Dumber, Mask, Skip-Duck Factory)


As well as...
Betty White (1922), actress (and frequent Match Game panelist during the 1970's)
Maury Povich (1939), talk show host
Mick Taylor (1948), rock musician
Susanna Hoffs (1959), pop singer (The Bangles)
Kid Rock (1971), singer
Ray J (1981), R&B singer/rapper

...among others.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/07 at 7:18 am

January 18, 1964 - The Beatles appear on the Billboard magazine charts for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/19/07 at 3:47 pm

Birthdates which occurred on January 19:

0570 Mohammed Islamic prophet (Koran) 
1809 Edgar Allan Poe Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum) 
1839 Paul C

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/07 at 3:54 pm

January 19, 1983 - Apple Computer introduced the Apple Lisa (pictured), their first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface and a computer mouse. It had 1 MB of RAM, and was priced at US $9,995.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/19/07 at 4:09 pm


January 19, 1983 - Apple Computer introduced the Apple Lisa (pictured), their first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface and a computer mouse. It had 1 MB of RAM, and was priced at US $9,995.


I remember them.  They had them at work, very cutting edge.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 01/19/07 at 4:27 pm


Birthdates which occurred on January 19:

1809 Edgar Allen Poe Boston, Author (Pit & The Pendulum)

1943 Janis Joplin Port Arthur TX, blues rock singer (Down on Me)

1949 Robert Palmer Batley England, rocker (Addicted to Love, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley)


Edgar Allen Poe died in 1849; Janis Joplin died in 1970 and Robert Palmer died in 2003.


Other birthdays for this day are: 

Shawn Wayans "In Living Colour", 36
                                             
Desi Arnaz, Jr (Actor and son of the famous Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz), 54

Shelly Fabares (Actress:  The Donna Reed Show; Movies with Elvis Presley), 63

Tippi Hedron "The Birds" (Also Mom to Melanie Griffith), 77

Jean Stapleton (Archie Bunker's wife on "All In The Family"), 84

US Army General Robert E. Lee (Led The Confederate Forces in The American Civil War), 1807 - 1870

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/19/07 at 5:21 pm



Edgar Allen Poe died in 1849; Janis Joplin died in 1970 and Robert Palmer died in 2003.





Yeah,  but not on January 19th, this is their birthdays not death days

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/07 at 5:28 pm

January 19th 1946 - Dolly Parton's birthday

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/19/07 at 7:06 pm


Edgar Allen Poe died in 1849; Janis Joplin died in 1970 and Robert Palmer died in 2003.


Other birthdays for this day are: 

Shawn Wayans "In Living Colour", 36
                                             
Desi Arnaz, Jr (Actor and son of the famous Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz), 54

Shelly Fabares (Actress:  The Donna Reed Show; Movies with Elvis Presley), 63

Tippi Hedron "The Birds" (Also Mom to Melanie Griffith), 77

Jean Stapleton (Archie Bunker's wife on "All In The Family"), 84

US Army General Robert E. Lee (Led The Confederate Forces in The American Civil War), 1807 - 1870


Also Jodie Sweetin (best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on "Full House", 1987-95); she's 25 today.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/07 at 1:50 am

January 20, 1265 - Summoned by Simon de Montfort, the first English parliament held its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/20/07 at 8:20 am


On this day...


1936 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

1949 J Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen

1964 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US

1977 George Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA

1989 Reagan becomes 1st President elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive


Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/07 at 8:23 am


On this day...


1936 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

...and to see his abdication before the end of the year.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/20/07 at 1:03 pm

On this date 70 years ago (1937), Franklin Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to be inaugurated on January 20th; four years earlier, he was the last president to be inaugurated on March 4th.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 01/20/07 at 2:24 pm


January 19th 1946 - Dolly Parton's birthday



Happy Birthday Dolly.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/07 at 2:31 pm



Happy Birthday Dolly.
...belated.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/20/07 at 3:51 pm


...and to see his abdication before the end of the year.


And the woman he loved was an embarrassment to all concerned.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/07 at 10:41 am

January 21, 1976 - The Concorde supersonic transports began commercial flights to London, Paris, Bahrain, and Rio de Janeiro.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/22/07 at 2:18 am

1901 - Edward VII becomes King after his mother, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, dies.
1947 - KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
1973 - The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade striking down state laws restricting abortion during the first six months of pregnancy.
1984 - The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
1997 - Madeleine Albright becomes the first female secretary of state after confirmation by the United States Senate.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/24/07 at 4:54 pm

On this day in 1848, gold is discovered in California.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/24/07 at 11:03 pm

1533 - Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
1858 - The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.
1915 - Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service.
1924 - The 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
1961 - In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/07 at 12:31 am

January 25, 1942 - Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 01/25/07 at 2:25 am

Jan. 25, 1997...area code 562 goes into effect in California (Long Beach area), becoming the state's first area code without a zero or one in the middle.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/25/07 at 4:13 pm



In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, six hours and 11 minutes.

In 1915, the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service.

In 1947, American gangster Al Capone died in Miami Beach, Fla., at age 48.






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Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/26/07 at 1:09 am

1564 - The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
1802 - The U.S. Congress passes an act calling for a library to be established within the U.S. Capitol; eventually this becomes the Library of Congress.
1905 - The Cullinan Diamond is found near Pretoria, South Africa at the Premier Mine.
1934 - The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City.
1986 - The Chicago Bears win Super Bowl XX.
1986 - Halley's Comet is visible in the night sky as it passes in its 76-year orbit around the sun.
2006 - Western Union discontinues use of its telegram service.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 01/26/07 at 5:19 am

Today is Friday, January 26th, the 26th day of 2007.


Today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/26/07 at 3:28 pm

1863 54th Regiment (African-American) infantry forms

http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/treasures/treasimages/M/saga7492.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/27/07 at 2:09 am

1785 - The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
1880 - Thomas Edison files a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.
1888 - In Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Society is founded.
1945 - World War II: The Red Army arrives at Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland and find the Nazi concentration camp.
1967 - Project Apollo: Apollo 1 - Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of the spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/07 at 2:35 am

January 27, 1977 - Record company EMI sacks the controversial United Kingdom punk rock group the Sex Pistols.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/27/07 at 7:30 am

1964 "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 01/27/07 at 8:58 am

Today is Saturday, January 27th, the 27th day of 2007. There are 338 days left in the year.


Today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 01/27/07 at 2:24 pm


1964 "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US


and It's been well over 40 years. :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/27/07 at 11:02 pm

1813 - Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
1915 - An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
1916 - Louis D. Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
1935 - Iceland becomes the first country to legalize abortion.
1986 - Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission (Space Shuttle Challenger disaster) - Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart 73 seconds after liftoff killing all seven astronauts onboard, including Christa McAuliffe, who was supposed to be the first teacher in space. Failure blamed on leaking Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/28/07 at 7:38 am

1834 Birth of Sabine Baring-Gould, Anglican clergyman and author. A man of widely diverging interests, he published numerous books on history, biography, poetry and fiction. He also penned the enduring hymns, "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day is Over."


1915 US President Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/07 at 9:50 am

January 28, 1855 - A locomotive on the Panama Railway made the world's first transcontinental crossing.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 01/28/07 at 10:23 pm

Today is Sunday, January 28th, the 28th day of 2007.


Today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/28/07 at 10:25 pm

It's Sunday, right?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/28/07 at 10:48 pm

January 29th  (I've got 13 more minutes....why the hell not!)


1595 - William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed.
1845 - The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is published in the New York Evening Mirror.
1900 - The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams. 
1936 - The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
1964 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is released in the United States.
1995 - Super Bowl XXIX: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 and become the first NFL team to win five Super Bowl titles.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 01/28/07 at 11:51 pm

Today is Monday, January 29th, the 29th day of 2007.


Today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/28/07 at 11:52 pm

Is there an echo in here?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/07 at 6:03 am

January 29, 1886 - Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 01/29/07 at 6:41 am


Is there an echo in here?


Hmmmm......funny you shoud ask that!  I have noticed a certain troublemaker that keeps following people around and is obviously obsessed with what other people post.....aaahhhmmm.....appears to be jealous and a cry baby on top of that.

Might I suggest some more activities besides the net.  It can get to you like that sometimes

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/29/07 at 11:28 pm

1933 - Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
1948 - Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
1968 - Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam.
1969 - The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 01/29/07 at 11:45 pm

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2007

.

Today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/07 at 1:51 am

January 30, 1930 - The world's first radiosonde, a device attached to weather balloons to measure various atmospheric parameters, was launched by meteorologist Pavel Molchanov in Pavlovsk, USSR.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/30/07 at 11:05 pm

1876 - The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
1929 - The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
1930 - 3M markets Scotch Tape.
1936 - The Green Hornet radio show debuts.
1950 - President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
1988 - Super Bowl XXII: The Washington Redskins win their second championship of the 1980s, 42-10 over the Denver Broncos.
1990 - The first Russian McDonald's opens in Moscow, Russia.
1993 - Super Bowl XXVII: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills, 52-17.
1999 - Super Bowl XXXIII: The Denver Broncos defeat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-19. After the game, the TV show Family Guy airs its pilot episode.
2004 - Mystery Science Theater 3000 ends its run on the Sci-Fi Channel.
2005 - The child molestation trial of superstar Michael Jackson begins in California.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/07 at 1:00 am

January 31, 1747 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 01/31/07 at 6:40 am

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2007



Today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 01/31/07 at 11:04 pm

1790 - In New York City the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
1862 - Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is published for the first time in the Atlantic Monthly.
1884 - Edition one of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1913 - New York City's Grand Central Terminal opens as the world's largest train station.
1968 - Vietnam War: Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem is executed by Nguyen Ngoc Loan a South Vietnamese National Police Chief. The execution was videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams and helped sway public opinion against the war.

^^ a very famous photograph


1978 - Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
1979 - Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back into theran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
2004 - Janet Jackson exposes her breast on American television during the half-time show of the Super Bowl, prompting the "Nipplegate" controversy.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/01/07 at 1:51 am

50 years ago today saw the first stretch of motorway open in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 02/01/07 at 6:56 am

Today is Thursday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2007


Today

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/01/07 at 11:03 pm

1653 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated.
1876 - The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
1887 - In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
1945 - World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill leave to meet with Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference.
1990 - Apartheid: In South Africa President F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to legally function again and promises to set Nelson Mandela free.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 02/02/07 at 5:55 am

Today is Friday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2007



Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 2, 1943, the remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered in a major victory for the Soviets in World War II.



On this date:

In 1536, the Argentine city of Buenos Aires was founded by Pedro de Mendoza of Spain.

In 1653, New Amsterdam

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/02/07 at 9:37 am

Today in recent history (February 2, 2007 about a couple hours ago):

I decided to crawl out of bed instead of skipping class in hopes that whatever I learn today will be instrumental in my neverending battle against cancer.

I put a jihad on cancer.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: jackas on 02/02/07 at 9:48 am


Today in recent history (February 2, 2007 about a couple hours ago):

I decided to crawl out of bed instead of skipping class in hopes that whatever I learn today will be instrumental in my neverending battle against cancer.

I put a jihad on cancer.


Yea!
http://bestsmileys.com/cheering/3.gif

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 02/02/07 at 2:44 pm


Today in recent history (February 2, 2007 about a couple hours ago):

I decided to crawl out of bed instead of skipping class in hopes that whatever I learn today will be instrumental in my neverending battle against cancer.

I put a jihad on cancer.



What kind of cancer?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/02/07 at 2:45 pm

All cancers are bad...including the ones in society.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 02/02/07 at 3:11 pm


All cancers are bad...including the ones in society.


Breast cancer
Lung cancer
Diabetes

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 02/02/07 at 3:28 pm


Today in recent history (February 2, 2007 about a couple hours ago):

I decided to crawl out of bed instead of skipping class in hopes that whatever I learn today will be instrumental in my neverending battle against cancer.

I put a jihad on cancer.



A year ago I lost someone near and dear to me.  YOU ROCK RICE!!!!  And thank you for everything you try to do.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 02/02/07 at 3:34 pm

Birthdates which occurred on February 02:

1650 Nell Gwyn English actress/mistress (King Charles II)

1859 Havelock Ellis US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
 
1882 James Joyce Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)

1927 Stan Getz Philadelphia PA, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey)

1937 Tom Smothers New York NY, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial)

1942 Graham Nash rocker (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross, Hollies)

1947 Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett-Majors-O'Neil Corpus Christi TX, actress (Charlie's Angels, Burning Bed) 

1955 Brent Spiner Houston TX, actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation) 

1963 Pebbles Flintstone character on "The Flintstones"

2338 Data android character on Star Trek Next Generation

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/02/07 at 11:06 pm

1690 - The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
1787 - Shays' Rebellion is crushed, ending an uprising that would prompt negotiations that would result in the drafting of the Constitution of the United States.
1870 - The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, grants voting rights regardless of race.
1877 - The piano piece 'chopsticks' is copyrighted
1913 - The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect income tax. 
1945 - World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17's of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin.
1959 - The Day The Music Died: A plane crash kills rock-and-roll performers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.

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Written By: star80 on 02/03/07 at 1:03 am

Today is Saturday, February third, the 34th day of 2007



Today

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 2:22 am



1959 - The Day The Music Died: A plane crash kills rock-and-roll performers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.

:\'(

A sad day indeed, and I can never remember the name of the pilot of the plane.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/03/07 at 2:26 am


:\'(

A sad day indeed, and I can never remember the name of the pilot of the plane.



Roger Peterson

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 2:30 am



Roger Peterson
Thanks

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/03/07 at 6:33 am



1870 - The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, grants voting rights regardless of race.




...but not sex, women weren't granted constitutional right until 1920.

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/03/07 at 6:36 am



1959 - The Day The Music Died: A plane crash kills rock-and-roll performers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.



I remember that day.  Luckily, there was soon a resurrection.

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/03/07 at 6:43 am

1864 Sherman's march through Georgia

1941 Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets minimum wages & maximum hours

1951 Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo" premieres in New York NY

1964 "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold

1967 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix


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Written By: Howard on 02/03/07 at 6:56 am


:\'(

A sad day indeed, and I can never remember the name of the pilot of the plane.


Did you ever see the movie La Bamba with Lou Diamond Phillips?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/07 at 7:49 am


Did you ever see the movie La Bamba with Lou Diamond Phillips?
I totally missed out on that movie.

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Written By: Howard on 02/03/07 at 7:50 am


I totally missed out on that movie.


I thought LDP portrayed a great Ritchie Valens

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/03/07 at 11:09 pm

1783 - American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom formally declares that it will cease hostilities with the United States of America.
1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected to be the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1792 - George Washington is unanimously elected to a second term as President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1861 - American Civil War: In Montgomery, Alabama, Delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form The Confederate States of America.
1862 - Bacardi, one of the world's largest spirits company, is founded as a small distillery in Santiago de Cuba in eastern Cuba.
1941 - World War II: The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
1943 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad ends.
1945 - World War II: The Yalta Conference begin
1974 - The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
1977 - Fleetwood Mac releases one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, Rumours.
1991 - The Baseball Hall of Fame votes to ban Pete Rose.
1997 - O.J. Simpson is found to be civilly liable for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
2007 - Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith are the first African American head coaches in the National Football League's Super Bowl.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/07 at 4:31 am

February 04 1899 - The Philippine-American War begins.

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Written By: star80 on 02/04/07 at 8:29 am

Today is Sunday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2007



Today

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/07 at 1:14 am

February 05, 1924 - Hourly Greenwich Time Signals from the Royal Greenwich Observatory were first broadcast by the BBC.

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Written By: star80 on 02/05/07 at 8:45 am

Today is Monday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2007



Today

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/05/07 at 4:23 pm


On this day...


1865 Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)

1870 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia

1885 News of fall of Khartoum reaches London

1897 Marcel Proust meets Jean Lorrain in a pistol duel

1921 Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium

1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/06/07 at 12:34 am

1933 - The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution goes into effect.
1952 - Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
1978 - The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4" an hour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/06/07 at 1:45 am

February 06, 1820 - The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/06/07 at 4:14 am

On this day...


1918 Britain grants women (30 & over) the vote

1951 Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into the Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago IL 

1958 7 members on Manchester United football team die in an air crash

1995 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket

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Written By: star80 on 02/06/07 at 6:31 am

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2007



Today

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/06/07 at 11:02 pm

February 7


1795 - The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed.
1948 - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as Army chief of staff and was succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley.
1962 - The United States Government bans all Cuban imports and exports.
1964 - The Beatles arrive on their first visit to the United States.
1971 - Women gain the right to vote in Switzerland.
1985 - "New York, New York" becomes the official city anthem of New York City.
1990 - Collapse of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly of power.
1992 - The European Union is formed.
1995 - Ramzi Yousef, the alleged mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/07 at 1:06 am

February 07, 1914 - Charlie Chaplin first appears as "The Tramp", as his first film Kid Auto Races at Venice is released at Keystone Studios.

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Written By: star80 on 02/07/07 at 10:12 am

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2007



Today's Highlight In History:

On Feb. 7, 1812, author Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England.



On this date:

In 1904, a fire began in Baltimore that raged for about 30 hours and destroyed more than 1,500 buildings.

In 1906, 100 years ago, Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, was born in Beijing.

In 1936, President Roosevelt authorized a flag for the office of the vice president.

In 1944, during World War II, the Germans launched a counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy.

In 1964, The Beatles began their first American tour as they arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In 1974, the island nation of Grenada won independence from Britain.

In 1984, space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered space walk.

In 1986, the Philippines held a presidential election marred by charges of fraud against the incumbent, Ferdinand E. Marcos.

In 1986, Haitian President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier fled his country, ending 28 years of his family's rule.

In 1999, Jordan's King Hussein died of cancer at age 63; he was succeeded by his eldest son, Abdullah.



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Written By: danootaandme on 02/07/07 at 6:25 pm

On this day...

1836 "Sketches by Boz" (essays) published by Charles Dickens
1839 Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"
1947 Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
1950 Senator Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1962 President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
1964 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
1964 Beatles land at New York's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
1964 Cassius Clay becomes a Muslim & adopts the name Muhammad Ali
1965 George Harrison of the Beatles, has his tonsils removed
1969 Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/07 at 1:06 am

February 08, 1587 - Mary, Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/07 at 1:08 am

February 08, 1587 - Mary, Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

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Written By: star80 on 02/08/07 at 7:13 am

Today is Thursday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2007


Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.



On this date:

In 1693, a charter was granted for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

In 1904, the Russo-Japanese War, a conflict over control of Manchuria and Korea, began as Japanese forces attacked Port Arthur.

In 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.

In 1915, D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking as well as controversial silent movie epic about the Civil War, "The Birth of a Nation," premiered in Los Angeles.

In 1922, President Harding had a radio installed in the White House.

In 1924, the first execution by gas in the United States took place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.

In 1968, three college students were killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley.

In 1974, the three-man crew of the Skylab space station returned to Earth after spending 84 days in space.

In 1989, 144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into a fog-covered mountain in the Azores.

In 1992, the 16th Olympic Winter Games opened in Albertville, France.





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Written By: nally on 02/08/07 at 4:58 pm

This is probably trivial, but 18 years ago (back in 1989), I experienced snow in the Los Angeles area for the first time ever.

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/08/07 at 5:03 pm



1894 Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks

1920 Swiss men vote against women's suffrage

1926 Sean O'Casey's "The Plough & the Stars" opens at Abbey Theatre Dublin

1926 Walt Disney Studios is formed

1928 Scottish inventor J Blaird demonstrates color-TV  

1960 Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

1972 Josh Gibson & Buck Leonard selected to Hall of Fame

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/08/07 at 5:04 pm


This is probably trivial, but 18 years ago (back in 1989), I experienced snow in the Los Angeles area for the first time ever.


Did you have to shovel?  What is it like not knowing what snow is then seeing it?

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Written By: star80 on 02/09/07 at 6:57 am

Today is Friday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2007





1667 - Peace of Andrusovo ends the Thirteen Years' War between Russia and Poland, giving Russia the eastern Ukraine, including Kiev.

1718 - French colonists arrive in Louisiana.

1788 - Austria's Joseph II declares war on Turkey.

1801 - Peace of Luneville between Austria and France marks virtual destruction of Holy Roman Empire.

1825 - U.S. House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes.

1849 - Rome is proclaimed republic under Giuseppe Mazzini.

1870 - The U.S. Weather Bureau is established.

1891 - Menelek, Emperor of Ethiopia, denounces Italian claims to a protectorate.

1909 - Germany recognizes France's special interests in Morocco.

1934 - Romania, Greece, Yugoslavia and Turkey sign the Balkan Pact.

1941 - German troops under Gen. Erwin Rommel cross from Italy to North Africa in World War II.

1943 - The World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ends with an American victory over Japanese forces.

1962 - Jamaica becomes independent nation within British Commonwealth.

1964 - The Beatles make their first live American television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1971 - Earthquake near Los Angeles kills at least 64 people.

1989 - One woman is shot and killed and six people are injured in violence during Jamaican election.

1990 - Kenyan Foreign Minister Robert Ouko is found slain at his family farm before he was to have presented a report on corruption. Two of president Daniel Arap Moi's closest confidants are later named as suspects but never convicted.

1991 - Approximately 90 percent of those casting ballots in Lithuania's referendum on independence vote in favor of secession from the Soviet Union.

1992 - Army-backed ruling council of Algeria declares state of emergency to quell spreading violence.

1994 - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres, Israel's foreign minister, reach agreement on security issues that have stalled the Israeli PLO peace accord.

1995 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin says that Russian troops have pacified Chechnya. In reality, fighting continues and the Russians are later forced to withdraw from the separatist region.

1996 - A bomb explodes in a London business district, killing two, injuring 37 and causing an estimated $125 million in damage. The IRA claims responsibility.

1997 - Heavy rains pound much of Bolivia, destroying homes and crops of tens of thousands of farmers, drowning livestock and causing rivers to flood key roads.

1998 - The United States announces it will send 2,500 to 3,000 Marines to Kuwait, bolstering forces in the latest standoff with Iraq over weapons inspections.

2000 - A Massachusetts court rules that a woman can't have frozen embryos she made with her former husband at a fertility clinic. The custody battle was a first in the state

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/10/07 at 3:04 pm

On this day...


1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster MA

1840 British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg

1863 PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York NY)

1949 Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC
 
1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa

1972 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings

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Written By: star80 on 02/10/07 at 3:29 pm

Today is Saturday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2007



Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 10, 1967, the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, went into effect as Minnesota and Nevada ratified it.



On this date:

In 1763, Britain, Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years' War.

In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

In 1841, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were proclaimed united under an Act of Union passed by the British Parliament.

In 1942, the former French liner Normandie capsized in New York Harbor a day after it caught fire while being refitted for the        U.S. Navy.

In 1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman.

In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Ivanovich Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.

In 1968, Peggy Fleming of the United States won the gold medal in ladies' figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France.

In 1981, eight people were killed, 198 injured, when a fire set by a busboy broke out at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino.

In 1989, Ron Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the first black person to head a major U.S. political party.

In 2005, playwright Arthur Miller died in Roxbury, Conn., at age 89 on the 56th anniversary of the Broadway opening of his "Death of a Salesman."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 3:41 pm

February 10, 1567 - An explosion destroys the Kirk-o-Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland. The second husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Lord Darnley is found strangled, in what many believe to be an assassination.

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Written By: spaceace on 02/10/07 at 3:43 pm


February 10, 1567 - An explosion destroys the Kirk-o-Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland. The second husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Lord Darnley is found strangled, in what many believe to be an assassination.


Elizabeth did it!!!  Indirectly of course.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 3:45 pm


Elizabeth did it!!!  Indirectly of course.
I cannot produce evidence myself for I must had been sick that day when we had that subject in history.

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/10/07 at 4:04 pm


Elizabeth did it!!!  Indirectly of course.


I always thought it was the nobles who were jealous of his position.  They wanted her to marry one of them so they could have control and Darnley was something of an outsider.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 4:14 pm


I always thought it was the nobles who were jealous of his position.  They wanted her to marry one of them so they could have control and Darnley was something of an outsider.
More about it can be read here.

Perhaps I should read it too?

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/10/07 at 5:51 pm


More about it can be read here.

Perhaps I should read it too?


This is wicked cool!

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Written By: spaceace on 02/10/07 at 5:57 pm


More about it can be read here.

Perhaps I should read it too?


Wow, so no one really knows.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/10/07 at 6:01 pm

February 11, 1861 - American Civil War: United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.

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Written By: star80 on 02/13/07 at 1:55 pm

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2007



Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.)



On this date:

In 1542, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery.

In 1795, the University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James, who was the only student on campus for two weeks.

In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP, was founded in New York.

In 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.

In 1945, during World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans.

In 1945, Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden.

In 1960, France exploded its first atomic bomb, in the Sahara Desert.

In 1980, opening ceremonies were held in Lake Placid, N.Y., for the 13th        Winter Olympics.

In 1984, Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.

In 1988, the 15th winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Written By: nally on 02/13/07 at 1:58 pm




In 1988, the 15th winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.



I remember that... I even watched 'em on TV just about every day. I was in 2nd grade at the time...and sorta "into" them. :)

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/13/07 at 4:18 pm

On this day...


1635 Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded

1861 Abraham Lincoln declared President

1867 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna

1973 US dollar devalues 10%

1974 Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR

1974 James "Cool Papa" Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/07 at 12:07 am

February 14, 1929 - St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven gangster rivals of Al Capone are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/14/07 at 12:09 am

You can take a tour over to where that happened. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/07 at 12:16 am


You can take a tour over to where that happened. 
That is right your are based in Chicago, does the location still exist, ot has it been built over?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/14/07 at 12:58 am


That is right your are based in Chicago, does the location still exist, ot has it been built over?



It still exists.  It's part of a gangland tour that takes you around to where the gangsters used to hang out, where the speakeasies they frequented were, where "The Untouchables" took place....it's all there.  They profiled it on an episode of Globe Trekker when they went to Chicago.

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Written By: star80 on 02/14/07 at 7:55 am

Today is Wednesday, February 14th the 45th day of 2007


In 269, St Valentine, a Roman priest, was martyred during the persecution of the Christians by Emperor Claudius II. St. Valentine's Day is named for him.

In 1899, the U.S. Congress approved the use of voting machines for federal elections.

In 1912, Arizona was named the 48th state of the union.

In 1918, the film "Tarzan of the Apes" was released. It was the first of many "Tarzan" films.

In 1919, the United Parcel Service was incorporated in Oakland, California.

In 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago.

In 1924, Thomas Watson founded the IBM Corporation.

In 1927, Alfred Hitchcock's first suspense film "The Lodger" opened in London.

In 1929, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place in Chicago, Illinois. Noted gangster Al Capone and his gang killed seven members of a rival gang in a warehouse.

In 1951, Sugar ray Robinson defeated Jake LaMotta to win the world middleweight boxing title. It was the first time a welterweight champion defeated a middleweight champion.

In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House.

In 1972, the musical "Grease" opened at the Eden Theatre in New York City.

In 1980, Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from the "CBS Evening News." Dan Rather was introduced as his replacement.

In 1984, six-year-old Stormie Jones became the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient. She lived until November 1990.

In 1987, Bon Jovi topped the pop singles chart with "Livin' On A Prayer."

In 1987, 57-thousand-745 people turned out to see the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers at the Pontiac Silverdome. It is the largest crowd in NBA history.

In 1988, Broadway composer Frederick Loewe died at the age of 86. He wrote scores for several popular musicals including "My fair Lady" and "Camelot."

In 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeni condemned "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie, calling his book blasphemous.

In 1989, boxer Mike Tyson and actress Robin Givens divorced after a year of marriage.

In 1991, "The Silence of the Lambs" opened in theaters across the U.S.. It would go on to claim Academy Awards for best picture, best director, best actor, and best actress.

In 1991, Hollywood actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan were married.

In 1999, Nixon administration aide John D. Erlichman who was disgraced and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate coverup died.

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/14/07 at 2:55 pm



It still exists.  It's part of a gangland tour that takes you around to where the gangsters used to hang out, where the speakeasies they frequented were, where "The Untouchables" took place....it's all there.  They profiled it on an episode of Globe Trekker when they went to Chicago.


I have been to the Biograph(where they got Dillinger).  It was real cool.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/14/07 at 2:56 pm

...Tia and Davey get to 666 together, spelling doom for Smurfland.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/14/07 at 2:56 pm


I have been to the Biograph(where they got Dillinger).  It was real cool.



So have I.  My dad's a John Dillinger buff, so naturally he dragged us over there to point it out.  ;D

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Written By: spaceace on 02/14/07 at 2:59 pm


...Tia and Davey get to 666 together, spelling doom for Smurfland.
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_smurfin.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_smurf.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_brilsmurf.gif + http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/vamp3.gif=  ;D ;D ;D

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Written By: Jessica on 02/14/07 at 3:13 pm



So have I.  My dad's a John Dillinger buff, so naturally he dragged us over there to point it out.  ;D


Did you guys make it down to Crown Point to see the jail?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 02/14/07 at 3:13 pm


Did you guys make it down to Crown Point to see the jail?



No, we never did that.  I should remind him next time we're in town to do that. 

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Written By: Jessica on 02/14/07 at 3:14 pm



No, we never did that.  I should remind him next time we're in town to do that. 


That's a nice little town. The BMV in Crown Point was nice enough to pass me so I could get my driver's license. ;D

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/14/07 at 4:05 pm



So have I.  My dad's a John Dillinger buff, so naturally he dragged us over there to point it out.  ;D


Melvin Purvis' son(Alston) is a teacher out at Boston University and every once in a while the have a big to do about Melvin.  He wrote a book, The Vendetta, about J Edgar and his response to Purvis' being seen as a hero.  Personally I think they were both a bit to weird(to put it mildly)  to have attained the positions they were in.

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Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 5:14 pm


...Tia and Davey get to 666 together, spelling doom for Smurfland.



When did that happen?  ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/07 at 2:02 am

February 15, 1852 - Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits its first patient.

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Written By: danootaandme on 02/15/07 at 3:59 pm

On this day...

      ...in 1851, a group of outraged black men burst into a courtroom in Boston and rescued Shadrach Minkins, the first escaped slave seized in New England under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. Under the new law, northern authorities were required to help owners recapture slaves who had escaped to the North. When Shadrach Minkins's master found out that he was in Boston, he had U.S. marshals arrest him. They took him to the federal courthouse in Boston, where an angry crowd gathered. They stormed the courtroom and freed Minkins. He was taken to a hiding place on Beacon Hill. That night, he began his journey on the Underground Railroad. Six days later, he arrived safely in Canada.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 02/17/07 at 8:47 am

On this day...


1971 England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/07 at 2:03 am

February 20, 1913 - King O'Malley drove in the first survey peg to mark the commencement of work on the construction of Canberra, Australia.

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Written By: star80 on 02/21/07 at 7:11 am

Today is Monday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2007

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Today’s Highlight in History:


Forty years ago, on Feb. 21, 1965, former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death in New York by assassins identified as Black Muslims.




On this date:


In 1878, the first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Company of New Haven, Conn.

In 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated.

In 1916, the World War I Battle of Verdun began in France.

In 1925, The New Yorker magazine made its debut.

In 1947, Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera, which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds.

In 1972, President Nixon began his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrived in Shanghai.

In 1973, Israeli fighter planes shot down a Libyan Airlines jet over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100 people.

In 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2 ½ to 8 years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up.

In 1986, Larry Wu-tai Chin, the first American found guilty of spying for China, killed himself in his Virginia jail cell.

In 1988, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart tearfully confessed to his congregation in Baton Rouge, La., that he was guilty of an unspecified sin, and said he was leaving the pulpit temporarily. (Reports linked Swaggart to an admitted prostitute, Debra Murphree.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/07 at 12:31 pm

February 21, 1972 - The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon.

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Written By: nally on 02/22/07 at 10:35 am

275 years ago, George Washington---the very first President of the United States---was born in what is now Virginia.

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Written By: star80 on 02/23/07 at 7:08 am

Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2007



Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised the American flag.



On this date:

In 1822, Boston was granted a charter to incorporate as a city.

In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio.

In 1847, U.S. troops under Gen. Zachary Taylor defeated Mexican Gen. Santa Anna at the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico.

In 1848, the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, died of a stroke at age 80.

In 1861, President-elect Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take office, an assassination plot having been foiled in Baltimore.

In 1870, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union.

In 1905, the first Rotary Club service organization was founded in Chicago by Paul Harris.

In 1965, Stan Laurel -- the "skinny" half of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team -- died in Santa Monica, Calif.

In 1981, an attempted coup began in Spain as 200 members of the Civil Guard invaded the Parliament, taking lawmakers hostage. (However, the attempt collapsed 18 hours later.)

In 1997, scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly." (Dolly, however, was later put down after a short life marred by premature aging and disease.)


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Written By: danootaandme on 02/23/07 at 7:15 am


On this day...

1792 Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)

1898 In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus

1916 French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun

1917 February revolution begins in Russia

1967 US troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War

1971 Lieutenant Calley confesses & implicates Captain Medina

1987 Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/07 at 2:19 am

February 24, 1946 - Colonel Juan Perón was elected to his first term as President of Argentina.

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Written By: star80 on 02/26/07 at 3:01 pm

February 26, 2007



Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 26, 1993, a bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.



On this date:

In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the Island of Elba to begin his second conquest of France.

In 1848, the Second French Republic was proclaimed.

In 1919, Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

In 1929, President Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park.

In 1940, the United States Air Defense Command was created.

In 1945, a midnight curfew on night clubs, bars and other places of entertainment was set to go into effect across the nation.

In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.

In 1979, a total solar eclipse cast a moving shadow 175 miles wide from Oregon to North Dakota before moving into Canada.

In 1987, the Tower Commission, which probed the Iran-Contra affair, issued its report, which rebuked President Reagan for failing to control his national security staff.

In 2003, in a victory for abortion foes, the Supreme Court ruled that federal racketeering and extortion laws had been wrongly used to try to stop blockades, harassment and violent protests outside clinics.


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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/07 at 2:15 am

February 27, 1801 - Washington, D.C. was placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.

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Written By: star80 on 02/27/07 at 12:24 pm

February 27, 2007




Today’s Highlight in History:

On February 27th, 1933, Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag, caught fire. The Nazis, blaming the Communists, used the fire as a pretext for suspending civil liberties.



On this date:

In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.

In 1807, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine.

In 1902, American author John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California.

In 1922, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the right of women to vote.

In 1939, the Supreme Court outlawed sit-down strikes.

In 1960, the US Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets, three goals to two, at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. (The US team went on to win the gold medal.)

In 1972, President Nixon and Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued the Shanghai Communique at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to China.

In 1979, Jane M. Byrne confounded Chicago’s Democratic political machine as she upset Mayor Michael A. Bilandic to win their party’s mayoral primary. (Byrne went on to win the election.)

In 1985, former ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, who had served three terms as a US senator and ran as the 1960 Republican vice-presidential nominee, died in Beverly, Massachusetts, at age 82.

In 1997, divorce became legal in Ireland.

In 2005, America’s top bishop, Wilton Gregory, declared the days of sheltering sex abusers in the Roman Catholic priesthood were “history” as two reports showed how pervasive assaults on minors had been during the previous half-century. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer asked the state’s top court to stop San Francisco from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until the justices could decide whether the weddings were legal. (The justices halted the weddings the following month.)



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Written By: star80 on 02/28/07 at 9:13 am

February 28, 2007





1824
Birth of Blondin, pseudonym of Jean-Francois Gravelet, French tightrope walker who made several crossings of Niagara Falls.

1825
A treaty is signed between Britain and Russia settling the border between Canada and Alaska, then a Russian possession.

1844
On the Potomac River while the US navy is demonstrating its new frigate Princeton one of its guns explodes, killing the secretary of state, navy secretary and other government officials.

1854
Opponents to slavery in the US meet at Ripon, Wisconsin and agree to form a new political party; the Republican Party is born later in the year.

1890
Birth of Vladimir Nijinski, Russian ballet dancer (died 1950).

1900
Birth of George Seferis, pseudonym of Giorgos Seferiadis, Greek poet and diplomat, winner of Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963 (died 1971).

1901
Birth of Professor Linus Pauling, US chemist and physicist; He won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962.

1913
Birth of Vincente Minnelli, US film director; He won several Oscars for his musicals in the 1950s and his marriage to Judy Garland produced a daughter, Liza Minelli.

1916
Death of Henry James, American novelist.

1922
Britain formally declares Egypt’s independence, although it still retains control of the Suez Canal and the country’s defence.

1929
French Governor of Indochina Pasquier decides to establish the Commission Centrale de Colonisation (Central Commision for Colonisation).

1933
A day after the Reichstag burned down, Adolf Hitler persuades President Hindenburg to sign a decree suspending guarantees of personal liberty, freedom of speech and the press, as well as the right of assembly.

1942
Japanese forces land in Java, Indonesia, in World War II.

1948
The last British troops leave India.

1955
Completion of the 156km railway linking Ha Noi and Huu Nghi Quan (Friendship Gate) on the Sino-Vietnamese border.

1959
New bank notes are issued by the State Bank of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam to replace notes issued both by the bank during the war against the French (1946 – 54) and by the former Indochina Bank.

1967
Death of Henry Luce, American publisher; He was a co-founder of Time magazine and also founded Life and Fortune.

1976
Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand sign a treaty of friendship and co-operation.

1978
The Ministry of Education announces that Viet Nam has basically eradicated illiteracy.

1986
Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated by a gunman in central Stockholm.

1991
After 42 days of the Gulf War, US-led forces cease fire at 8am. Kuwait time and Iraq tells its army to stop fighting.

1996
Daiwa Bank Ltd of Japan agrees to plead guilty to a criminal cover-up of US$1.1 billion in bond-trading losses and pay $340 million in fines, settling one of history’s biggest banking frauds.

1997
An earthquake in Iran destroys over 20 villages and kills almost 1,000 people.

2000
Japan loses its rights to produce oil in Saudi Arabia.

2001
A high-speed passenger train collides with an oncoming freight train in northern England at daybreak, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 70.

2002
Israeli troops storm into West Bank refugee camps for the first time in the current Mideast conflict, to search for Palestinian militants. Twelve Palestinians and one Israeli soldier are killed in the fierce fighting.

2003
A US District Court finds reputed Ku Klux Klan member Ernest Avants guilty of aiding and abetting the 1966 murder of Ben Chester White, a 67-year-old black farm worker in Jackson, Mississippi. — AP/REUTERS/VNS

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/07 at 2:58 pm

February 28, 1900 - Second Boer War: The 118-day Siege of Ladysmith was lifted.

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Written By: star80 on 03/06/07 at 11:54 am

Today is Tuesday, March 6, the 65th day of 2007. There are 300 days left in the year.


Highlight for today:

One hundred and fifty years ago, on March 6, 1857, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Scott, a slave, was not a U.S. citizen and could not sue for his freedom in federal court.



On this date:

In 1834, the city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.

In 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege.

In 1853, Verdi's opera "La Traviata" premiered in Venice, Italy.

In 1933, a nationwide bank holiday declared by President Roosevelt went into effect.

In 1935, retired Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. died in Washington.

In 1944, U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II.

In 1957, the former British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland became the independent state of Ghana.

In 1967, the daughter of Josef Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva, appeared at the U.S. Embassy in India and announced her intention to defect to the West.

In 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."

In 1987, 193 people died when the British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized off the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

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Written By: star80 on 03/07/07 at 11:32 am

Today is Tuesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2007




Today's Highlight in History:


On March 7, 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff's posse.



On this date:


In 1849, horticulturist Luther Burbank was born in Lancaster, Mass.

In 1850, in a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union. ADVERTISEMENT

In 1875, composer Maurice Ravel was born in Cibourne, France.

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone.

In 1911, the United States sent 20,000 troops to the Mexican border as a precaution in the wake of the Mexican Revolution.

In 1926, the first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York and London.

In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.

In 1945, during World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.

In 1975, the Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.

In 1981, anti-government guerrillas in Colombia executed kidnapped American Bible translator Chester Allen Bitterman, whom they accused of being a CIA agent.

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Written By: star80 on 03/08/07 at 10:40 pm

Today is Thursday, March 8, the 67th day of 2007. There are 298 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On March 8, 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) rammed and sank the USS Cumberland and inflicted heavy damage on the USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Va.



On this date:

In 1702, England's Queen Anne ascended the throne upon the death of King William III.

In 1782, the Gnadenhutten massacre took place as some 90 Indians were slain by militiamen in Ohio in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.

In 1841, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., the "Great Dissenter," was born in Boston.

In 1854, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese.

In 1874, the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, died in Buffalo, N.Y.

In 1917, Russia's "February Revolution" (so called because of the Old Style calendar being used by Russians at the time) began with rioting and strikes in Petrograd.

In 1917, the U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.

In 1930, the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, died in Washington at age 72.

In 1965, the United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam, about 3,500 Marines sent to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nang.

In 1999, New York Yankees baseball star Joe DiMaggio died in Hollywood, Fla., at age 84.

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/08/07 at 10:53 pm

March 9th


1796 - Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
1841 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Amistad case, concerning captive Africans who seized control of the slave-trading ship carrying them: the court rules that they had been taken into slavery illegally.
1862 - American Civil War: In the first battle between two ironclad warships, a five-hour battle near Hampton Roads, Virginia between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia results in a draw.
1933 - Great Depression: The U.S. Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress.
1959 - The Barbie doll debuts.
1964 - The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
1975 - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
1986 - United States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily-damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The bodies of all seven astronauts were still inside.
1987 - Rock band U2 release the album The Joshua Tree.
1990 - Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
1993 - Rodney King testifies at the federal trial of four Los Angeles, California police officers accused of violating King's civil rights when they beat him during an arrest.
2000 - The Tampa Bay Lightning National Hockey League club names Vincent Lecavalier the youngest captain of any sports team (19 years 43 days old), passing Detroit Red Wing Steve Yzerman's old record (21 years 149 days).
2004 - John Allen Muhammad is sentenced to death for his part in the Beltway sniper attacks of October 2002. Lee Boyd Malvo is sentenced to life in prison.

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 03/08/07 at 10:58 pm


1862 - American Civil War: In the first battle between two ironclad warships, a five-hour battle near Hampton Roads, Virginia between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia results in a draw.


They needed bigger guns :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/07 at 12:15 am

March 09, 1566 - David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, was murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Written By: star80 on 03/09/07 at 8:51 am

Today is Friday, March 9, the 68th day of 2007. There are 297 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On March 9, 1954, CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow critically reviewed Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's anti-Communism campaign on an episode of "See It Now."



On this date:

In 1661, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, the chief minister of France, died, leaving King Louis XIV in full control.

In 1796, the future emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, married Josephine de Beauharnais. The couple divorced in 1809.

In 1860, the first Japanese ambassador to the United States (Niimi Buzennokami) and his staff arrived in San Francisco.

In 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclads Monitor and Virginia (formerly Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va.

In 1916, Mexican raiders led by Pancho Villa attacked Columbus, N.M., killing more than a dozen people.

In 1933, Congress, called into special session by President Roosevelt, began its "hundred days" of enacting New Deal legislation.

In 1945, during World War II, U.S. B-29 bombers launched incendiary bomb attacks against Japan.

In 1975, work began on the Alaskan oil pipeline.

In 1977, about a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims invaded three buildings in Washington, killing one person and taking more than 130 hostages. The siege ended two days later.

In 1981, Dan Rather made his debut as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/09/07 at 4:52 pm


1841 Amistad

1864 Ulysses S Grant is appointed commander of Union Army

1907 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana

1932 Eamon De Valera becomes President of Ireland





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Written By: star80 on 03/09/07 at 5:39 pm

On This Day In History:

1959 First Barbie Doll produced.

1964 First Ford Mustang produced

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/10/07 at 6:25 am




1862 US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)

1864 Grant is named commander of the Union armies

1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)

1906 London Underground opens Bakerloo line (Baker Street to Waterloo Line)

1915 British expedition Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle

1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr



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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/07 at 10:52 am

March 10, 1902 - A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

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Written By: star80 on 03/13/07 at 8:21 am

Today is Tuesday, March 13th, the 72nd day of 2007. There are 293 days left in the year.





Today’s Highlight in History:


One hundred years ago, on March 13th, 1906, American suffragist Susan Brownell Anthony died in Rochester, New York, at age 86.




On this date:


In 1781, the planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel.

In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the U.S. Senate.

In 1884, Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.

In 1901, the 23rd president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, died in Indianapolis.

In 1925, a law went into effect in Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution.

In 1933, banks began to re-open after a “holiday” declared by President Roosevelt.

In 1964, 38 residents of a Queens, New York neighborhood failed to respond to the cries of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, 28, as she was being stabbed to death.

In 1969, the Apollo Nine astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module.

In 1980, Ford Motor Chairman Henry Ford the Second announced he was stepping down.

In 1980, a jury in Winamac, Indiana, found Ford Motor Company innocent of reckless homicide in the fiery deaths of three young women riding in a Ford Pinto.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/07 at 2:53 am

March 14, 1757 - Admiral John Byng of the British Royal Navy was executed by firing squad for breaching the Articles of War at the start of the Seven Years' War.

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Written By: star80 on 03/14/07 at 3:32 pm

Today is Wednesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2007. There are 292 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:


On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized America's cotton industry.




On this date:



In 1900, Congress ratified the Gold Standard Act.

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an executive order designed to prevent Japanese laborers from immigrating to the United States as part of a "gentlemen's agreement" with Japan.

In 1923, President Harding became the first chief executive to file an income tax report.

In 1939, the republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation of Czech areas and the separation of Slovakia.

In 1951, during the Korean War, United Nations forces recaptured Seoul.

In 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy.

In 1965, Israel's cabinet formally approved establishment of diplomatic relations with West Germany.

In 1967, the body of President Kennedy was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial site at Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1980, a Polish airliner crashed while making an emergency landing near Warsaw, killing all 87 people aboard, including 22 members of a U.S. amateur boxing team.

In 1991, a British court reversed the convictions of the Birmingham 6, who had spent 16 years in prison for an Irish Republican Army bombing, and ordered them released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/07 at 3:49 pm

March 15:

1906 - Rolls-Royce Ltd. is registered.
1909 - Selfridges department store opens in London.

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Written By: star80 on 03/18/07 at 12:02 pm

Today is Sunday, March 18, the 77th day of 2007. There are 288 days left in the year.


Today's Highlight in History:

On March 18, 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov left his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether.



On this date:

In 1766, Britain repealed the Stamp Act.

In 1837, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, was born in Caldwell, N.J.

In 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced in India to six years' imprisonment for civil disobedience. (He was released after serving two years.)

In 1931, Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.

In 1937, more than 400 people, mostly children, were killed in a gas explosion at a school in New London, Texas.

In 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at the Brenner Pass, where the Italian dictator agreed to join Germany's war against France and Britain.

In 1959, President Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statheood bill.

In 1962, France and Algerian rebels agreed to a truce.

In 1974, most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their embargo against the United States.

In 1995, Spain's Princess Elena married a banker, Jaime de Marichalar y Saenz de Tejada, in Seville; it was Spain's first royal wedding in 89 years.

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/18/07 at 5:29 pm


1850 Henry Wells & William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo

1865 Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time

1877 President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Washington DC

1942 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

1944 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary

1977 US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea & Cambodia

1985 Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

1987 Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica & Matthew)

1990 Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen




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Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/19/07 at 12:41 am

1918 - The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
1931 - Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
1979 - The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.
2003 -- Iraq War: Shortly after 10:00 pm EST, George W. Bush addresses the nation and announces the commencement of air attacks against targets in Iraq.


God, has it really been 4 years?  Ugh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/07 at 2:02 am

March 19, 1982 - Argentine forces led by Alfredo Astiz occupied South Georgia, precipitating the Falklands War against the United Kingdom.

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Written By: star80 on 03/19/07 at 9:12 am

Today is Mondayy, March 19, the 78th day of 2007. There are 287 days left in the year. This is the date the swallows traditionally return to the San Juan Capistrano Mission in California.



Today's Highlight in History:

On March 19, 1953, the Academy Awards ceremony was televised for the first time; "The Greatest Show on Earth" was named best picture of 1952.



On this date:

In 1859, the opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris.

In 1917, the Supreme Court upheld the eight-hour work day for railroads.

In 1918, Congress approved daylight-saving time.

In 1931, Nevada legalized gambling.

In 1945, during World War II, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber attacked the U.S. carrier Franklin off Japan; the ship, however, was saved.

In 1945, Adolf Hitler issued his so-called "Nero Decree," ordering the destruction of German facilities that could fall into Allied hands.

In 1951, Herman Wouk's World War II novel "The Caine Mutiny" was first published.

In 1976, Buckingham Palace announced the separation of Princess Margaret and her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years of marriage.

In 1979, the U.S. House of Representatives began televising its day-to-day business.

In 2003, President Bush ordered the start of war against Iraq. (Because of the time difference, it was early March 20 in Iraq.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/07 at 10:10 am

March 19, 1972 - India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty.

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/21/07 at 6:10 pm



1907 US invades Honduras

1935 Persia officially renamed Iran

1957 Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in New York NY

1965 Martin Luther King Jr begins march from Selma to Montgomery AL

1966 Supreme Court reverses Massachusetts ruling that "Fanny Hill" is obscene

1975 Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years

1984 Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon



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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/07 at 4:01 am

March 22, 1995 - Russian cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov of the Soyuz programme returned from the Mir space station after 437 days in space, setting a record for the longest spaceflight.

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Written By: star80 on 03/23/07 at 12:19 pm

Today is Friday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2007. There are 283 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry made his famous call for American independence from Britain, telling the Virginia Provincial Convention, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"



On this date:

In 1792, Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the "Surprise" symphony) was performed publicly for the first time, in London.

In 1806, 200 years ago, explorers Lewis and Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east.

In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.

In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.

In 1942, during World War II, the U.S. government began evacuating Japanese-Americans from their West Coast homes to detention centers.

In 1956, 50 years ago, Pakistan became an independent republic within the British Commonwealth.

In 1965, America's first two-person space flight began as Gemini 3 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard.

In 1983, President Reagan first proposed developing technology to intercept enemy missiles -- a proposal that came to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative, as well as "Star Wars."

In 1983, Dr. Barney Clark, recipient of a permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah Medical Center after 112 days with the device.

In 2003, a U.S. Army maintenance convoy was ambushed in Iraq; 11 soldiers were killed, seven were captured, including Pvt. 1st Class Jessica Lynch, who was rescued on April 1.

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/24/07 at 7:53 am


1603 Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England

1832 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

1898 1st automobile sold

1906 "Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world

1947 Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the Presidency

1955 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service

1955 British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years

1955 Tennessee Williams, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens on Broadway for 694 performances

1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

1960 US appeals court rules novel, "Lady Chatterly's Lover", not obscene

1976 Argentine President Isabel Perón deposed by country's military

1997 Australian parliament overturns world's 1st & only euthanasia law



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Written By: KKay on 03/24/07 at 7:58 am

  1939 : Basil Rathbone debuts as Sherlock Holmes
1945 : Billboard's first Top Album chart published
1958 : Elvis joins the army

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/07 at 1:30 pm

March 24, 1944 - World War II: Captured Allied soldiers began "the Great Escape", breaking out of the German prison camp Stalag Luft III.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 03/24/07 at 1:56 pm

Today is Saturday, March 24th, the 83rd day of 2007. There are 282 days left in the year.



Today’s Highlight in History:

On March 24th, 1765, Britain enacted the Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers.



On this date:

In 1883, long-distance telephone service was inaugurated between Chicago and New York.

In 1934, President Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.

In 1944, in occupied Rome, the Nazis executed more than 300 civilians in reprisal for an attack by Italian partisans the day before that killed 32 German soldiers.

In 1955, the Tennessee Williams play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opened on Broadway with Barbara Bel Geddes as Maggie, Ben Gazzara as Brick and Burl Ives as Big Daddy.

In 1976, the president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed
by her country’s military.

In 1980, one of El Salvador’s most respected Roman Catholic Church leaders, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, was shot to death by gunmen as he celebrated Mass in San Salvador.

In 1989, the nation’s worst oil spill occurred as the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and began leaking eleven million gallons of crude.

In 1995, for the first time in 20 years, no British soldiers were patrolling the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In 1999, NATO launched airstrikes against Yugoslavia, marking the first time in its 50-year existence that it had ever attacked a sovereign country.

In 1999, 39 people were killed when fire erupted in the Mont Blanc tunnel in France and burned for two days.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/07 at 2:33 pm


March 24, 1944 - World War II: Captured Allied soldiers began "the Great Escape", breaking out of the German prison camp Stalag Luft III.
Which is (March 24) also Steve McQueen's birthday

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 03/24/07 at 6:06 pm


Which is (March 24) also Steve McQueen's birthday


Now that is odd!!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/07 at 7:46 am

March 25, 1957 - West Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, France and Belgium signed the Treaty of Rome, establishing the European Economic Community.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 03/27/07 at 6:09 pm

March 27, 1964 - a deadly earthquake shook the state of Alaska to pieces. :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/07 at 1:47 am

March 28, 1862 - American Civil War: An invasion of New Mexico Territory by the Confederate States Army was halted in the Battle of Glorieta Pass.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/28/07 at 2:12 am


March 28, 1862 - American Civil War: An invasion of New Mexico Territory by the Confederate States Army was halted in the Battle of Glorieta Pass.
that was 94 years before I was born

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/07 at 2:15 am

Modern Day History:

March 28, 1979 - A nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island (pictured) near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania suffered a loss of coolant and a partial meltdown.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/28/07 at 2:23 am


Modern Day History:

March 28, 1979 - A nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island (pictured) near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania suffered a loss of coolant and a partial meltdown.
The China Syndrome - Jane Fonda , Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/28/07 at 3:44 am


The China Syndrome - Jane Fonda , Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas



What a fantastic movie.  Love it, love it, love it.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/28/07 at 2:06 pm

March 28, 845 - Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, captured Paris and held the city for a huge ransom.

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/28/07 at 5:00 pm

1799 New York State abolished slavery (actually it was gradual emancipation)

Thereby freeing Cesar Egberts and his wife Rebecca Dunbar of New Baltimore who are my Greatgreatgreatgreat grandparents.    :)

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Written By: nally on 03/29/07 at 1:32 pm


that was 94 years before I was born

and 118 years before I was born! :D

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/29/07 at 3:18 pm




1827 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna

1848 Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam

1852 Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day

1865 Appomattox campaign, Virginia, 7582 killed

1951 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage

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Written By: Howard on 03/29/07 at 3:25 pm

1995 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM

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Written By: danootaandme on 03/30/07 at 3:47 pm


1533 Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon

1533 Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury

1814 Britain & allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon

1867 US purchases Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2¢ an acre-Seward's Folly)

1942 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau

1942 SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp

1987 Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" sells for record £22.5M ($39.7 million)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/07 at 6:05 am

March 31, 1889 - The Eiffel Tower was inaugurated in Paris.

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Written By: danootaandme on 04/01/07 at 5:46 am


1826 Samuel Mory patents internal combustion engine

1865 Battle of 5 Forks VA, signalling end of Lee's army 

1929 Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo

1931 Jackie Mitchell becomes 1st female in professional baseball

1933 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses

1933 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany

1938 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY

1947 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat 

1991 Supreme Court rules jurors can't be barred from serving due to race

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/07 at 10:37 am

April 01, 1976 - Apple Computer is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/01/07 at 4:47 pm


April 01, 1976 - Apple Computer is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.


April?

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/01/07 at 5:57 pm


April?



Yes, that's right.  It's Chucky's A.pril Fools Day joke for the site.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/07 at 1:39 am

April 02, 1982 - Argentine special forces invaded the Falkland Islands, sparking the Falklands War.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Sister Morphine on 04/02/07 at 1:58 am

1513 - Juan Ponce de Leon sets foot on Florida becoming the first known European to do so.
1917 - World War I: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany.
1917 - The first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin, takes her seat as a representative from Montana.
1975 - CN Tower completed in Toronto Ontario Canada: reaches 553.33 metres in height, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure.
1992 - In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
2005 - Pope John Paul II dies at the age of 84. His funeral is broadcast to every corner of the globe through the modern media. Millions of Catholic pilgrims journey to Rome, Italy to pay final respects.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/07 at 12:56 pm

April 02, 1792 - By the Coinage Act, the United States Mint was founded and the U.S. currency was decimalized.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/02/07 at 6:00 pm



1863 Bread revolt in Richmond VA

1865 CSA President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond VA

1865 Lee's line is broken at Petersberg

1865 Battle of Petersburg VA (Fort Gregg, Sutherland's Station)

1884 London prison for debtors closed

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/03/07 at 4:26 am


1043 Edward the Confessor crowned king of England

1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond VA & Petersburg VA

1944 Supreme Court (Smith vs Allwright) "white primaries" unconstitutional

1945 Nazi's begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald

1958 Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana

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Written By: gemini on 04/03/07 at 3:40 pm

April 3, 1974 The tornado superoutbreak of April 3-4, 1974 resulted in 148 tornadoes in 13 states. Across the United States, 315 people were killed, more than 6,000 injured, and 27,000 families suffered property losses. The Xenia Tornado caused the most deaths of any tornado in the outbreak. In Ohio, 12 tornadoes touched down, killing 36 people.  33 died in Xenia alone, 1150 injured. Half the town was either damaged or destroyed.  My grandparents and all of my moms 7 brothers and sisters lived there. My mom was there visiting and we couldn't reach her. It was terrifying. We had to walk for miles to get there to find her because we couldn't get there by car. It was then and still is the worst thing I've ever seen.  Here's a link if you want more info.
http://www.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/swio/pages/content/1974_tornado.htm

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/07 at 2:17 am

April 04, 1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr. (pictured) was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/04/07 at 4:27 pm



1865 Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse

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Written By: danootaandme on 04/05/07 at 3:54 pm


1895 Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices

1919 Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann

1951 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, atomic spies, sentenced to death

1990 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/06/07 at 2:20 pm


1712 Slave revolt in New York

1862 Battle of Shiloh

1909 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson

1912 Electric starter 1st appeared in cars

1930 Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/07 at 3:24 am

April 13, 1860 - The Pony Express, the first mail service across the North American continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast, was successfully completed for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: PlumGardens on 04/15/07 at 6:08 pm

Today is Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of 2007. There are 260 days left in the year.


Today's Highlight in History:

In the early hours of April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an iceberg. Some 1,500 people died.


On this date:

In 1850, the city of San Francisco was incorporated.

In 1861, three days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., President Abraham Lincoln declared a state of insurrection and called out Union troops.

In 1865, President Lincoln died, several hours after being shot at Ford's Theater in Washington by John Wilkes Booth. Andrew Johnson became the nation's 17th president.

In 1945, during World War II, British and Canadian troops liberated the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.

In 1947, Jackie Robinson, baseball's first black major league player, made his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day. (The Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves, 5-3.)

In 1980, existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre died in Paris at the age of 74.

In 1986, the United States launched an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5; Libya says 37 people, mostly civilians, were killed.

In 1989, 96 people died in a crush of soccer fans at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England.

In 1990, actress Greta Garbo died in New York at age 84.

In 1998, Pol Pot, the notorious leader of the Khmer Rouge, died at age 73, evading prosecution for the deaths of two million Cambodians.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/07 at 2:46 pm

April 16, 1746 - The Battle of Culloden, the final battle of the Jacobite Rising, was fought in Culloden, Scotland.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/19/07 at 6:47 am



1770 Captain James Cook 1st sees Australia

1932 President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week

1939 Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/19/07 at 11:17 am

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombings. :-[ :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/07 at 12:57 pm

April 19, 1775 - The American Revolutionary War began with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/20/07 at 8:45 am


1841 1st detective story (Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue") published

1861 Colonel Robert E Lee resigns from Union army

1902 Marie & Pierre Curie isolate radioactive element radium

1912 Fenway Park officially opens, Boston Red Sox beat New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11

1999 Deadliest school shooting in US history at Columbine High School, Littleton CO, 13 killed, 23 wounded

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/07 at 8:48 am

April 20, 1884 - Pope Leo XIII published the encyclical Humanum Genus, denouncing Freemasonry and the doctrine of a separation of church and state.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/21/07 at 8:06 am



1997 Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit

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Written By: star80 on 04/21/07 at 8:10 am

Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2007. There are 254 days left in the year.


Today’s Highlight in History:

On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States.


On this date:

In 1649, the Maryland Toleration Act, which provided for freedom of worship for all Christians, was passed by the Maryland assembly.

In 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence.

In 1910, author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Connecticut.

In 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the German ace known as the “Red Baron,” was killed in action during World War One.

In 1940, the quiz show that asked the “64-dollar question,” “Take It or Leave It,” premiered on CBS Radio. (64 dollars is cq)

In 1960, Brazil inaugurated its new capital, Brasilia, transferring the seat of national government from Rio de Janeiro.

In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explored the surface of the moon.

In 1975, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after ten years in office.

In 1977, the musical play “Annie” opened on Broadway.

In 1986, a vault in Chicago’s Lexington Hotel that was linked to Al Capone was opened during a live TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera; aside from a few bottles and a sign, the vault was empty.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/07 at 1:53 pm

April 21, 1966 - Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia visited Jamaica and was greeted by more than a hundred thousand Rastafarians.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/21/07 at 4:18 pm

On April 21st of 2004, this new inthe00s board was launched (under the SMF software). :D Of course, everyone who was a member prior to that date (including me, Cat, Karen, Paul, etc..... even Chucky) had to create new accounts.

And now, three years later, still going strong!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/07 at 6:02 pm


On April 21st of 2004, this new inthe00s board was launched (under the SMF software). :D Of course, everyone who was a member prior to that date (including me, Cat, Karen, Paul, etc..... even Chucky) had to create new accounts.

And now, three years later, still going strong!
Happy Birthday!!!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/07 at 6:02 pm

April 22, 1946 - The first installment of the popular Japanese comic strip, Sazae-san, is published in the Fukunichi Shimbun.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/22/07 at 7:26 am


1526 1st slave revolt occurs in South Carolina

1889 Oklahoma land rush officially starts; as many as nine out of ten of these settlers had jumped the gun, earning themselves the name "Sooners"

1915 2nd Battle of Ypres begins

1945 Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated

1954 Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began

1970 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/07 at 8:10 am



1915 2nd Battle of Ypres begins

1915 - Chlorine gas was released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres, the first large-scale use of poison gas in World War I.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/22/07 at 12:01 pm


Happy Birthday!!!

And next month will be three years since you've been a member!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/07 at 12:08 pm


And next month will be three years since you've been a member!
My god, so it will be.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/23/07 at 4:11 pm



On this day...

1014 King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf

1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

1918 Battle of Zeebrugge ends

1977 Military workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa

1984 AIDS-virus identified (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

1987 28 construction workers killed in an apartment building collapse in Bridgeport CT

1991 USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/23/07 at 6:12 pm

I don't know, I didn't post it.  Something wicked this way comes >:(

I double checked, I may have inadvertently copied that from the data base where I get my stuff from.  :-[

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/07 at 2:10 am

April 24, 1916 - Easter Rising, a rebellion against British rule led by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, broke out in Ireland, a precursor to the eventual formation of the Republic of Ireland.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/24/07 at 6:00 pm


1704 "Boston News-Letter", 1st successful newspaper in US, is established 

1915 Massacre of Armenians by Turks (Armenian Martyrs Day)

1961 JFK accepts "sole responsibility" following Bay of Pigs

1969 Paul McCartney says there is no truth to the rumours he is dead 

1989 Tens of thousands of students strike in Beijing China

1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/07 at 9:38 am

April 25, 1792 - Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed La Marseillaise, now the national anthem of France.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/25/07 at 4:42 pm


1850 Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices

1859 Ground broken for Suez Canal

1975 West German embassy blown-up in Stockholm Sweden

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/07 at 2:09 am

April 26, 1865 - Boston Corbett shot and killed John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 04/26/07 at 5:55 pm


1937 German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain

1986 Worst nuclear disaster, 4th reactor at Chernobyl USSR explodes, 31 die

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/26/07 at 6:50 pm

On this date ten years ago, a second-cousin of mine got married (1997); six years and a day later, they gave birth to their first child (2003).

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 04/27/07 at 1:03 am



Today is Friday, April 27, the 117th day of 2007. There are 248 days left in the year.


Today's Highlight in History:


On April 27, 1805, during the First Barbary War, an American-led force of Marines and mercenaries captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.


On this date:


In 1509, Pope Julius II excommunicated the republic of Venice. (The pope lifted the ban in February 1510.)


In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.


In 1570, Pope Pius V excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I.


In 1822, the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.


In 1865, the steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., killing more than 1,400 people, mostly Union prisoners of war.


In 1932, American poet Hart Crane, 32, drowned after jumping from a steamer into the Gulf of Mexico while en route to New York.


In 1947, it was "Babe Ruth Day" at Yankee Stadium as baseball fans, not just in New York, but across the country as well, honored the ailing star.


In 1967, Expo '67 was officially opened in Montreal by Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson.


In 1973, during the Watergate scandal, Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned.


In 1978, convicted Watergate defendant John D. Ehrlichman was released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months.



Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/07 at 1:03 pm

April 27, 1667 - John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 04/30/07 at 4:01 pm

April 30:

1789 - George Washington was sworn in as the very first U.S. President.

1992 - Riots erupted in Los Angeles as a result of the Rodney King verdict.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 04/30/07 at 6:16 pm

Today is Monday, April 30, the 120th day of 2007. There are 245 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:

On April 30, 1945, as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun.



On this date:

In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.

In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.

In 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union.

In 1900, engineer John Luther ``Casey'' Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the controls in a successful effort to save the passengers.

In 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition opened in St. Louis.

In 1939, the New York World's Fair officially opened.

In 1947, President Truman signed a measure officially changing the name of Boulder Dam to Hoover Dam.

In 1970, President Nixon announced the U.S. was sending troops into Cambodia, an action that sparked widespread protest.

In 1973, President Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, along with Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean.

In 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to Communist forces.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/07 at 2:14 am

May 1, 1997: The General Election that day saw a change in the rule of the British Government

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 05/01/07 at 8:12 am

Today is Tuesday, May 30th, the 121st day of 2007.  There are 244 days left in the year.



Today’s Highlight in History:

On May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey gave the command, “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley,” as an American naval force destroyed a Spanish fleet in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.



On this date:

In 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain was created as a treaty merging England and Scotland took effect.

In 1786, Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” premiered in Vienna.

In 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition opened to the public in Chicago.

In 1907, singer Kate Smith was born in Washington D.C.

In 1931, New York’s 102-story Empire State Building was dedicated.

In 1945, a day after Adolf Hitler committed suicide, Admiral Karl Doenitz effectively became sole leader of the Third Reich with the suicide of Hitler’s propaganda minister, Josef Goebbels.

In 1960, the Soviet Union shot down an American U-Two reconnaissance plane near Sverdlovsk and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

In 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
(They divorced in 1973.)

In 1967, Anastasio Somoza Debayle became president of Nicaragua.

In 1982, the 1982 World’s Fair opened in Knoxville, Tennessee.





Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/07 at 8:36 am

May 01, 1840 - The Penny Black the first official adhesive postage stamp, was issued in the United Kingdom.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 05/01/07 at 1:21 pm


Today is Tuesday, May 30th, the 121st day of 2007.  There are 244 days left in the year.

On the contrary, today is May 1st. Where do you get your info from? ??? ??? I seem to notice a lot of boo boo's lately. :-\\


In sports...
1991 - Nolan Ryan, 44, pitches the final no-hitter of his career, on the same day Rickety Henderson breaks the stolen bases record.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/07 at 1:31 pm

May 1st 1751 - The first cricket match is played in America.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Henk on 05/05/07 at 1:05 am

May 5, 1945:

German Army in The Netherlands capitulates, effectively ending a war that lasted for nearly five years (the Nazis entered our country on May 10, 1940).
For the next couple of days, skirmishes occur troughout the country though. The city of Den Helder for instance wasn't liberated until May 7, 1945.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/07 at 3:32 am

May 05, 1789 - French Revolution: The Estates-General convened in Versailles to discuss a financial crisis in France.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 05/05/07 at 5:28 am


1834 Charles Darwin's expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz

1864 Battle of Wilderness VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)

1925 John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

1961 Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/07 at 7:19 am

May 05, 1891 - The Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 05/05/07 at 7:42 am

Today's Highlight in History:

On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became America's first space traveler as he made a 15-minute suborbital flight in a capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

On this date:

In 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile on the island of St. Helena.

In 1862, Mexican forces loyal to Benito Juarez defeated French troops sent by Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla.

In 1891, Carnegie Hall (then named "Music Hall") had its opening night in New York City.

In 1925, John T. Scopes was arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.

In 1942, during World War II, Japanese forces landed on the Philippine island of Corregidor.

In 1955, West Germany became a sovereign state.

In 1955, the baseball musical "Damn Yankees" opened on Broadway.

In 1980, a siege at the Iranian embassy in London by armed men demanding the release of political prisoners in Iran ended as British commandos and police stormed the building. Nineteen hostages were rescued; two others had already been killed by their captors; four of the five hostage-takers were also killed.

In 1981, Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food.

In 1985, President Reagan kept a promise to West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl by leading a wreath-laying ceremony at the military cemetery in Bitburg.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/07 at 12:47 pm

May 05, 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins.

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Written By: star80 on 05/09/07 at 2:09 am


Today is Wednesday, May 9, the 129th day of 2007. There are 236 days left in the year.


Today's Highlight in History:


On May 9, 1961, Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton N. Minow condemned television programming as a "vast wasteland" in a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters.


On this date:


In 1754, a cartoon in Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette showed a snake cut into sections, each part representing an American colony; the caption read, "Join or die."


In 1926, Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly over the North Pole.


In 1936, Italy annexed Ethiopia.


In 1945, U.S. officials announced that a midnight entertainment curfew was being lifted immediately.


In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approved the pill Enovid as safe for birth control use.


In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee opened hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.


In 1978, the bullet-riddled body of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro, who had been abducted by the Red Brigades, was found in an automobile in the center of Rome.


In 1980, 35 people were killed when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a 1,400-foot section to collapse.


In 1982, the musical "Nine," inspired by Federico Fellini's film "Eight and a-Half," opened on Broadway.


In 1987, 183 people were killed when a New York-bound Polish jetliner crashed while attempting an emergency return to Warsaw.


Ten years ago: During a visit to a rainforest in Costa Rica, President Bill Clinton urged nations not to sacrifice their environment in pursuit of economic gain.


Five years ago: Following the example set by Illinois, Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening suspended all executions in his state while a study was done on whether the death penalty was being meted out in a racially discriminatory way. A remote-controlled mine exploded during a military parade in a Russian town near Chechnya, killing 43 people. Veteran Mexican musician Juan Gabriel won four awards, including top songwriter, at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Beach, Fla.


One year ago: Freed by rescuers drilling round-the-clock by hand, two men walked out of an Australian mine where they had been trapped for two weeks by an earthquake. (The joy over the survival of Brant Webb and Todd Russell was tempered by the loss of Larry Knight, who died in the same rock collapse.)





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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/07 at 2:17 am

May 09, 1945 - End of World War II in Europe: The signing of a second German Instrument of Surrender by General Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, specifying the military surrender of all German forces to the high commands of the Soviet Army and Allied Expeditionary Force, was announced.

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Written By: star80 on 05/10/07 at 1:58 pm

Today is Thursday, May 10, the 130th day of 2007. There are 235 days left in the year.


Today's Highlight in History:

On May 10, 1869, a golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.


On this date:

In 1774, Louis XVI ascended the throne of France.

In 1775, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, N.Y.

In 1865, Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Ga.

In 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was given the job of FBI director.

In 1933, the Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany.

In 1940, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned, and Winston Churchill formed a new government.

In 1968, preliminary Vietnam peace talks began in Paris.

In 1977, actress Joan Crawford died in New York.

In 1994, Nelson Mandela took the oath of office to become South Africa's first black president.

In 1994, the state of Illinois executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy for the murders of 33 young men and boys.

Ten years ago: President Clinton signed modest drug-fighting and trade agreements with Caribbean leaders in Barbados. Lebanese of all faiths welcomed Pope John Paul II on his first visit to their country. A powerful earthquake in northeastern Iran claimed at least 2,400 lives.

Five years ago: A tense 39-day-old standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem ended with 13 suspected militants flown into European exile and 26 released into the Gaza Strip. Cuban activists delivered more than 11,000 signatures to the National Assembly demanding a referendum on broad changes in the socialist system, an unprecedented challenge to Fidel Castro's 43-year rule. NBA owners approved the Hornets' move to New Orleans, ending the team's 14-year era in Charlotte.

One year ago: Daniel Biechele, a former rock-band manager whose pyrotechnics caused a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, was sentenced to four years in prison. Former New York Times executive editor A.M. Rosenthal died at age 84. British movie director Val Guest died in Palm Desert, Calif., at age 94.


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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/07 at 2:00 pm

May 10, 1503 - Christopher Columbus and his crew became the first Europeans to visit the Cayman Islands.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/07 at 2:01 pm



Today's Highlight in History:

On May 10, 1869, a golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.

Is the golden spike still there?

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/11/07 at 4:05 am


Is the golden spike still there?


No,  it never really stayed because it would have been stolen. I'm not sure what was done with it.....time to google

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/07 at 2:37 pm


No,  it never really stayed because it would have been stolen. I'm not sure what was done with it.....time to google
It is now is located at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 05/11/07 at 2:40 pm

Another self serving waste(like father like son)

1989 President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panamá

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/07 at 2:42 pm

May 11, 1812 - British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons.

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/12/07 at 4:35 am


1792 Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented

1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/07 at 5:59 am

May 12, 1926 - A general strike by the trade unions in the United Kingdom ended after nine days.

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/13/07 at 7:26 am


1643 Battle at Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists

1981 Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square

1985 Philadelphia Police bomb a house held by group "Move", kills 11

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/07 at 10:17 am

May 13, 1917 - Our Lady of Fatima: Three children reportedly experienced a Marian apparition near Fátima, Portugal.

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Written By: Henk on 05/13/07 at 10:53 am

On May 13, 2000, 22 people were killed and 947 injured when a fireworks depot in the town of Enschede (The Netherlands) caught fire and subsequently exploded.

The biggest blast was heard as far as 60 km from the scene. It wiped out an entire neighbourhood, destroying or damaging some 2,000 homes.

Read more, watch the actual video footage or pictures of the aftermath: Vuurwerkramp (Wikipedia) or BBC news

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/07 at 11:04 am

May 13, 1848 - Maamme, the national anthem of Finland, was performed for the first time.

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Written By: danootaandme on 05/14/07 at 8:59 am


1607 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown VA

1940 Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany

1941 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested

1989 Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/07 at 7:30 am

May 15, 1525 - Insurgent peasants led by Anabaptist pastor Thomas Muentzer were defeated at the Battle of Frankenhausen, ending the Peasants' War in the Holy Roman Empire.

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Written By: star80 on 05/17/07 at 1:09 am

Today is Thursday, May 17, the 137th day of 2007. There are 228 days left in the year.



Today's Highlight in History:


On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision, which found that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal, and therefore unconstitutional.



On this date:


In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under a tree located on what is now Wall Street.


In 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was run; the winner was Aristides.


In 1937, Teddy Hill and His Orchestra recorded "King Porter Stomp" for RCA Records in New York; one of the featured musicians was a newcomer, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.


In 1938, Congress passed the Second Vinson Act, providing for a strengthened U.S. Navy.


In 1939, Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrived in Quebec on the first visit to Canada by reigning British sovereigns.


In 1940, the Nazis occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War II. In 1946, President Truman seized control of the nation's railroads, delaying but not preventing a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.


In 1973, the Senate began its televised hearings into the Watergate scandal.


In 1980, rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami's Liberty City after an all-white jury in Tampa, Fla., acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie.


In 1987, 37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf. (Iraq and the U.S. called the attack a mistake.)



Ten years ago: Rebel leader Laurent Kabila declared himself president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire. Russia's Mir space station got a new oxygen generator and a fresh American astronaut, courtesy of the space shuttle Atlantis. Silver Charm won the Preakness, two weeks after winning the Kentucky Derby. (However, Silver Charm failed to win the Belmont Stakes.)



Five years ago: Former President Jimmy Carter ended a historic visit to Cuba sharply at odds with the Bush administration over how to deal with Fidel Castro, saying limits on tourism and trade often hurt Americans more than Cubans. Joe Black, the first black pitcher to win a World Series game, for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 78.



One year ago: The FBI began digging at a Michigan horse farm in search of the remains of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa; the two-week search yielded no evidence. It was announced that Paul McCartney and his second wife, Heather Mills McCartney, had agreed to separate. Broadway producer Cy Feuer died at age 95.



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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/07 at 1:50 am

May 17, 1943 - World War II: RAF Dam Busters successfully deployed bouncing bombs on German dams in Operation Chastise.

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Written By: nally on 05/19/07 at 9:59 pm

May 19, 1993... the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed over the 3,500 mark for the first time ever. Now, 14 years later, it's a tad more than 10,000 points above that level!! :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/07 at 1:04 am

May 20, 1570 - Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issued the first modern atlas.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 05/27/07 at 8:01 pm

May 27th... 70 years ago, in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was opened to traffic.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 05/28/07 at 6:26 am


1533 England's archbishop voids King Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn's marriage

1731 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated

1863 1st black regiment (54 Massachusetts) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War

1972 White House "plumbers" break into Democratic National HQ at Watergate

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/07 at 3:14 am

May 29, 1953 - New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/07 at 3:20 pm

May 31, 1859: The chimes from Big Ben were heard for the first time in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/07 at 1:11 am

June 01, 1967 - The Beatles release their landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album in the UK, the next day it is released in the United States.

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Written By: danootaandme on 06/01/07 at 11:18 am


June 01, 1967 - The Beatles release their landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album in the UK, the next day it is released in the United States.


They've been going in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile  :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/07 at 1:45 am

June 03, 1940 - World War II: The remaining Allied forces protecting the Dunkirk evacuation surrendered, giving the Germans a tactical victory in the Battle of Dunkirk.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 06/07/07 at 6:05 am




1968 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination



Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/08/07 at 4:29 pm

June 08, 1887 - Herman Hollerith received a patent for his punch card calculator.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 07/03/07 at 5:48 pm


1969 Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones drowns to death at 25
1971 Jim Morrison rocker (Doors), dies of heart failure in Paris

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/03/07 at 5:51 pm


1863 Battle of Gettysburg Pa ends, major victory for North

1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Black Peter" (BG)

1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

1962 Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/07 at 7:12 am

July 04 1776: United States Declaration of Independence. United States officially declares independence from the British Empire.

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/04/07 at 2:45 pm


1827 Slavery abolished in NY

1863 The Fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces

1884 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris

1946 Philippines gains independence from US

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/07 at 2:48 pm

^ There seems to be a connection.

July 04 1862 – In a rowing boat travelling on the River Thames from Oxford to Godstow, Lewis Carroll told Alice Liddell and her sisters a story that would eventually form the basis for his children's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (illustration of Alice pictured), first published exactly three years later.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 07/04/07 at 9:07 pm



^ There seems to be a connection.



A history teacher of mine once commented that July was the month of revolution.  Something about the warm weather and people just being fed up.  Take note, Bastille Day is the 14th of July.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/07 at 12:33 am


A history teacher of mine once commented that July was the month of revolution.  Something about the warm weather and people just being fed up.  Take note, Bastille Day is the 14th of July.
When was there a Full Moon in July 1776?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/07 at 12:45 am

July 05, 1865 - The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/05/07 at 4:53 am

1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/07 at 5:24 am


1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
Still trading its business today

July 05, 1937 - The Hormel Foods Corporation introduced Spam, the canned precooked meat product that would eventually enter into pop culture, folklore, and urban legend.

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/06/07 at 5:04 pm

1699 Capt William Kidd arrested in Boston

1983 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/07 at 5:08 pm

1957 Paul McCartney and John Lennon meet each other for the first time.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/07/07 at 11:32 am

7/7/1777: The Battle of Hubberton. The only battle of the American Revolution that was fought in Vermont and it was the first time that Old Glory was brought into battle.



Cat

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/07 at 1:21 pm

July 7th 1937 – In the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, a battle marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Empire of Japan's Imperial Japanese Army defeated the Republic of China's National Revolutionary Army on Beijing's Marco Polo Bridge.

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/07/07 at 2:38 pm

It's Ringos birthday http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/birthday.gif

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/07 at 2:39 pm


It's Ringos birthday http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/birthday.gif
So it is, Happy Birthday Ringo!

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/07/07 at 2:47 pm


1972 Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong to win Wimbeldon

1973 Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert

1978 Martina Navratilova captures Wimbledon defeating Chris Evert

1990 Martina Navratilova beats Zina Garrison for rec 9th Wimbeldon title

2007 Venus Williams wins 4th Wimbledon

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/07 at 10:40 am

July 25

1909 – French aviator Louis Blériot made the first crossing of the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine, flying from Les Barraques near Calais in France to Dover, England.

1959 – First crossing of the English Channel by a hovercraft, crossing from France to the UK on the 50th anniversary of Bleriot's cross Channel flight.

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Written By: danootaandme on 07/27/07 at 7:32 am



1953 Armistice signed ending Korean War

1954 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries

1962 Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia

1974 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment

1976 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese

1977 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/07 at 12:27 pm

27 July 1949 – The de Havilland Comet, the world's first jet airliner, made its maiden flight.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: star80 on 09/03/07 at 1:15 pm

September 3, 2007



In 1658, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, died.

In 1783, The Treaty of Paris between the United States and Great Britain officially ended the Revolutionary War.

In 1929, The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 381.17, it's pre-Crash high.

In 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland.

In 1658, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, died.

In 1783, The Treaty of Paris between the United States and Great Britain officially ended the Revolutionary War.

In 1929, The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 381.17, it's pre-Crash high.

In 1943, The British 8th Army invaded Italy during World War II, the same day Italy signed a secret armistice with the Allies.

In 1967, Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam under a new constitution.

In 1970, Hall-of-fame football coach Vince Lombardi died at age 57.

In 1976, The unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface.

In 1978, Pope John Paul I was installed as the 264th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1991, Movie director Frank Capra died at age 94.

In 1994, China and Russia pledged they would no longer target nuclear missiles at or use force against each other.

In 1997, Arizona Gov. Fife Symington was convicted of lying to get millions in loans to shore up his collapsing real estate empire. His conviction was overturned in 1999.

In 2001, Movie critic Pauline Kael died at age 82.

In 2001, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bud Smith became the 16th rookie in modern history to throw a no-hitter, blanking San Diego 4-0.

In 2005, In 1189, England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned in Westminster.


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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/07 at 1:25 pm

September 3rd 1939 - World War II begins when France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, starting the Allies.

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Written By: thereshegoes on 09/07/07 at 10:14 am

September 7 - Brazil Declared Independence from Portugal on this date in 1822. It was declared by Dom Pedro I,son of the King of Portugal and the first Brazilian Emperor,but the independence act was not recognized until August 29,1825.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/07 at 10:21 am

September 7, 1940 – World War II: The German Luftwaffe changed their strategy in the Battle of Britain and began bombing London and other British cities and towns for 57 consecutive nights.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/07 at 4:57 pm

September 10:

1813 – War of 1812: An American fleet led by Oliver Hazard Perry scored a decisive victory over Great Britain’s Royal Navy at the Battle of Lake Erie in Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

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Written By: Henk on 09/11/07 at 12:14 am

September 11...


...well, who can forget?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/07 at 5:06 am

September 11, 1297 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Scots defeated English troops at the Battle of Stirling Bridge on the River Forth near Stirling.

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Written By: nally on 09/11/07 at 10:30 am


September 11...


...well, who can forget?

Interestingly enough, the day of the attacks was also on a Tuesday, just like it is this year!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/07 at 10:38 am


Interestingly enough, the day of the attacks was also on a Tuesday, just like it is this year!
It is down to the Leap Year of 2004. It has been six years since 2001, plus the extra day for the Leap Year makes 7, therefore the same day.

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Written By: nally on 09/11/07 at 10:43 am


It is down to the Leap Year of 2004. It has been six years since 2001, plus the extra day for the Leap Year makes 7, therefore the same day.

Exactly! There's a pattern for how often the date repeats, which can easily be figured out. :)

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/11/07 at 11:18 am

As I stated in another thread: Sept. 11, 1973: Salvador Allende was overthrown by Gen. Augusto Pinochet in a coup in Chile and became a nasty dictator.



Cat

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/07 at 1:38 am

September 12, 1683 – Great Turkish War: Polish troops led by John III Sobieski joined forces with a Habsburg army to defeat the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vienna.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/07 at 1:45 am

September 13, 1956 – IBM unveiled the 305 RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control), the first commercial computer that used magnetic disk storage.

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Written By: star80 on 09/13/07 at 11:32 am

September 13, 2007


Today’s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 13, 1788, the Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election, and declared New York City the temporary national capital.

On this date:
In 1759, during the final French and Indian War, the British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec City.

In 1803, Commodore John Barry, considered by many the father of the American Navy, died in Philadelphia.

In 1851, American medical pioneer Walter Reed was born in Gloucester County, Va.

In 1857, Milton S. Hershey, founder of the candy empire that bears his name, was born in Dauphin County, Pa.

In 1907, the RMS Lusitania arrived in New York, completing its maiden voyage from England.

In 1948, Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.

In 1971, a four-day inmates’ rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York ended as police and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assault claimed 43 lives.

In 1977, conductor Leopold Stokowski died in Hampshire, England, at age 95.

In 1989, Fay Vincent was named commissioner of Major League Baseball, succeeding the late A. Bartlett Giamatti.

In 1993, at the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.

Ten years ago: Funeral services were held in Calcutta, India, for Nobel peace laureate Mother Teresa.

Five years ago: President Bush said it was “highly doubtful” that Saddam Hussein would comply with demands that he disarm and avoid a confrontation with the world community. And he mocked Democrats and other lawmakers who wanted U.N. action before a congressional vote on confronting Saddam.

One year ago: Gunman Kimveer Gill, 25, opened fire in a cafeteria at Dawson College in Montreal, Canada, slaying one student and wounding 19 before killing himself. Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, the witty and flamboyant Democrat who went from homemaker to national political celebrity, died in Austin, Texas, at age 73.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/07 at 1:16 pm

September 13;

1898 - Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.

1899 - Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.

1899 - Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.

1900 - Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.

1906 - First fixed-wing aircraft flight in Europe.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/07 at 4:52 am

September 14;

1812 – The French invasion of Russia: Following the Battle of Borodino seven days earlier, Napoleon and his Grande Armée captured Moscow, only to find the city deserted and burning.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/07 at 12:41 pm

September 15;

1835 – Aboard the second voyage of HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin reached the Galápagos Islands, where he further developed his theories of evolution.

Subject: Re: Yesterday in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/07 at 4:20 am

September 17:

2000 - Paula Yates, English TV personality found dead in her flat. (b. 1960)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/07 at 4:23 am

September 18:

1970 - Jimi Hendrix found dead in his basement in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/07 at 12:48 am

September 21:

1745 – The Jacobite Risings: Jacobite troops led by Charles Edward Stuart defeated the Hanoverians at the Battle of Prestonpans in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/07 at 8:04 am

September 25th:

1066 – Harold Godwinson of England defeated Harald Hardråde of Norway in Yorkshire at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, marking the end of Viking invasion of England.

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Written By: danootaandme on 09/25/07 at 9:12 am

1690 Publick Occurrences, 1st US (Boston) newspaper,

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/07 at 9:20 am

September 25th:

1976 - The rock band U2 forms at a meeting at drummer Larry Mullen's home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/07 at 1:32 pm

September 27th:

1825 – Locomotion No. 1 hauled the first train on opening day of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the first railway to use steam locomotives and carry passengers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/07 at 6:19 pm

September 28th:

1066 - William the Conqueror invades England: the Norman Conquest begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/07 at 2:32 pm

September 29th:

1829 – British Home Secretary Robert Peel founded the Metropolitan Police of Greater London, also known as the Met.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/07 at 1:14 am

September 30th:

1980 – Xerox, Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation published the first Ethernet specifications, currently the most widespread wired local area network (LAN) technology.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/07 at 3:50 am

October 1st:

331 BC – Alexander the Great of Macedon defeated Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela, and was subsequently crowned "King of Asia" in a ceremony in Arbela.

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Written By: nally on 10/01/07 at 10:28 am

On this date 20 years ago, the Los Angeles area felt an earthquake that had been centered in nearby Whittier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/07 at 2:15 am

October 2nd:

1941 – World War II: Nazi German forces began Operation Typhoon, an all-out offensive against Moscow, starting the three-month long Battle of Moscow.

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October 3rd:

1995 - O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/07 at 2:18 am

October 5th 1930:

The British airship R101 crashed in France en route to India on its maiden voyage, killing 48 passengers and crew.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/07 at 3:09 am

October 6th 1927:

The first successful feature sound film The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, was released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/07 at 2:47 pm

October 7th 3761 BC:

The epoch of the modern Hebrew calendar.

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Written By: nally on 10/07/07 at 4:30 pm

October 7, 2001: Barry Bonds hits his 73rd home run of the year, on the final day of the regular season. That home run would set the record for homers in a single season by a player.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/07 at 2:19 am

October 8th:

1871 – Two historic fires, the Great Chicago Fire and Wisconsin's Peshtigo Fire, broke out in the U.S. Midwest.

1985 – The musical Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, opened in London's Barbican Centre, starting its run as the longest-running West End musical in history.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/08/07 at 5:05 am


1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/07 at 9:52 am

October 8th:

2003 - Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes the Governor of California. Previous Governer Gray Davis is ousted three years before the official end of his office term as a result.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/07 at 2:49 am

October 9th:

1919 – The Black Sox Scandal: The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series Major League Baseball championship, 5 games to 3, over "Shoeless Joe" Jackson and the Chicago White Sox, many of whom were later found to have lost intentionally.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/07 at 2:53 am

October 10th:

1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780: One of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record struck the Caribbean, killing at least 22,000 people over the next several days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/07 at 2:02 am

October 11th:

1776 – American Revolutionary War: The British Royal Navy defeated American ships at the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, but gave American forces enough time to prepare their defenses for the Saratoga campaign.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/11/07 at 5:49 am


1983 Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial



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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/07 at 2:09 am

October 12th 1928

An iron lung medical ventilator, designed by Philip Drinker and colleagues at Children's Hospital, Boston, was used for the first time in the treatment of polio victims.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/07 at 2:25 am

October 13th 1917

An estimated 100,000 people in the Cova da Iria fields near Fátima, Portugal witnessed "The Miracle of the Sun." 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/07 at 3:18 am

October 14th 1926:

The first book featuring English author A. A. Milne's fictional bear Winnie-the-Pooh was first published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/07 at 3:18 am

October 14th 1066

Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings - In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the forces of William the Conqueror defeat the Saxon army and kill King Harold II of England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/07 at 2:22 am

October 15th 1987

The Great Storm of 1987 hit France and England, killing at least 23 people.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/15/07 at 4:20 pm


1883 Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional

    The Act guaranteed that everyone, regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, was entitled to the same treatment in "public accommodations" (i.e. inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters, and other places of public amusement).

Rights were not restored until the Interstate Commerce clause of 1964

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/07 at 2:47 am

October 16th 1987

Karol Józef Wojtyła, a cardinal from Kraków, Poland, became Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope since the 16th century and the first ever from a Slavic country.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/16/07 at 5:29 am


1869 Hotel in Boston becomes the 1st to have indoor plumbing

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/07 at 5:22 am

October 16th 1662

King Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France for £40,000.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/17/07 at 5:36 am


1787 Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities

1967 Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue


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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/07 at 5:42 am

October 17th 1979

Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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Written By: nally on 10/17/07 at 11:24 am


October 15th 1987

The Great Storm of 1987 hit France and England, killing at least 23 people.

Exactly one year later, Kirk Gibson hit a walk-off, two-run, pinch-hit homerun to beat the Oakland A's, 5-4, in Game One of the '88 World Series.

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Written By: nally on 10/17/07 at 11:25 am

October 17, 2004:

The Red Sox, down 3 games to none in the American League Championship Series, rallied to win Game Four over the Yankees. The Red Sox would continue to fight back, eventually winning the series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/07 at 1:45 am

October 18th 1922:

The British Broadcasting Company was founded by a consortium to establish a network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service in the United Kingdom.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/18/07 at 5:45 am


1648 1st US labor organization forms (Boston Shoemakers)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/07 at 6:08 am

October 18th 1871:

Death of Charles Babbage (my avatar), English mathematician and inventor (b. 1791)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/07 at 3:01 am

October 19th 1987

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 22.6% on Black Monday, the largest one-day percentage decline in stock market history.

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Written By: nally on 10/19/07 at 10:23 am


October 19th 1987

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 22.6% on Black Monday, the largest one-day percentage decline in stock market history.

Darn, you beat me to it. I was just about to say that it dropped a whopping 508 points, which at the time was the biggest one-day point drop. I even watched a special on CNBC the other day about the October '87 stock market crash. :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/07 at 9:37 am

October 20th 1973 - The Saturday Night Massacre: President Nixon fires Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.

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Written By: nally on 10/20/07 at 1:46 pm

October 20, 1988...the L.A. Dodgers won their last World Series to date, defeating the Oakland A's 4 games to 1, with the clinching game in Oakland. Pitcher Orel Hershiser was named series MVP.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/07 at 4:40 am

October 21st 1805 – Napoleonic Wars: The British Royal Navy led by Lord Nelson defeated Pierre-Charles Villeneuve and his combined French and Spanish navy at the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain's Cape Trafalgar.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/21/07 at 5:48 am


October 21st 1805 – Napoleonic Wars: The British Royal Navy led by Lord Nelson defeated Pierre-Charles Villeneuve and his combined French and Spanish navy at the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain's Cape Trafalgar.


Horatio Nelson killed at the Battle of Trafalgar

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/21/07 at 5:50 am


1967 Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm the Pentagon
                (those were the days)

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/21/07 at 7:55 am

1966 Aberfan - I don't know why but I remember when this happened and it has haunted me.

On Friday, October 21, 1966, at 09:15, colliery waste tip number 7 (containing unwanted rock from the local mine) slid down Merthyr Mountain. As it collapsed, it destroyed 20 houses and a farm before going on to demolish virtually all of Pantglas Junior School and part of the separate senior school. The pupils had just left the assembly hall, where they had been singing "All Things Bright and Beautiful", when a great noise was heard outside. Had they left for their classrooms a few minutes later, the loss of life would have been significantly reduced, as the classrooms were on the side of the building nearest the landslide.

In total, 144 people were killed, 116 of whom were children, most of them between the ages of seven and 10. Five teachers were also killed in the accident. Only a handful of children were rescued from the rubble.

Lord Robens of Woldingham, chairman of the National Coal Board (NCB), did not rush to the scene; he instead went to accept an appointment as chancellor of the University of Surrey. Subsequently, he misrepresented the cause of the slide to the community and falsely claimed that nothing could have been done to prevent it.

At the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Aberfan Disaster, the NCB was found responsible for the disaster, due to "ignorance, ineptitude and a failure of communication". Its instability was known, both to colliery management and to tip workers, but very little was done about it. Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council and the National Union of Mineworkers were cleared of any wrongdoing. No NCB employee was sacked, demoted or even disciplined.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/07 at 8:09 am


1966 Aberfan - I don't know why but I remember when this happened and it has haunted me.

On Friday, October 21, 1966, at 09:15, colliery waste tip number 7 (containing unwanted rock from the local mine) slid down Merthyr Mountain. As it collapsed, it destroyed 20 houses and a farm before going on to demolish virtually all of Pantglas Junior School and part of the separate senior school. The pupils had just left the assembly hall, where they had been singing "All Things Bright and Beautiful", when a great noise was heard outside. Had they left for their classrooms a few minutes later, the loss of life would have been significantly reduced, as the classrooms were on the side of the building nearest the landslide.

In total, 144 people were killed, 116 of whom were children, most of them between the ages of seven and 10. Five teachers were also killed in the accident. Only a handful of children were rescued from the rubble.

Lord Robens of Woldingham, chairman of the National Coal Board (NCB), did not rush to the scene; he instead went to accept an appointment as chancellor of the University of Surrey. Subsequently, he misrepresented the cause of the slide to the community and falsely claimed that nothing could have been done to prevent it.

At the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Aberfan Disaster, the NCB was found responsible for the disaster, due to "ignorance, ineptitude and a failure of communication". Its instability was known, both to colliery management and to tip workers, but very little was done about it. Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council and the National Union of Mineworkers were cleared of any wrongdoing. No NCB employee was sacked, demoted or even disciplined.
A day I remember too, being told at school all about this. Bringing home the idea that the class and myself were at the same age.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/07 at 7:11 am

October 22nd 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced on television that Soviet nuclear weapons had been discovered in Cuba and that he had ordered a naval "quarantine" of the island nation.

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Written By: Green Lantern on 10/22/07 at 7:21 am

October 22nd 2008- Philip Eno is awarded an MBE for his services to 'Postwhoredom' !  :D ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/07 at 7:23 am


October 22nd 2008- Philip Eno is awarded an MBE for his services to 'Postwhoredom' !  :D ;D
Not quite?

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Written By: Green Lantern on 10/22/07 at 7:35 am


Not quite?


Not quite ? .... the '?' suggests there's some doubt ? Yes ... ANYTHING is possible in this life . Well, almost anything !  ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/07 at 7:46 am


Not quite ? .... the '?' suggests there's some doubt ? Yes ... ANYTHING is possible in this life . Well, almost anything !  ;D
The day has yet to arrive...

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Written By: Green Lantern on 10/22/07 at 8:07 am


The day has yet to arrive...


So .... you won't turn her 'majesty' down .... should she decide to honour you thus ?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/07 at 8:07 am


So .... you won't turn her 'majesty' down .... should she decide to honour you thus ?
So in the mean time.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/22/07 at 11:51 am



1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/07 at 6:19 am

October 23rd 1906 – Early flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont flew the 14-bis aircraft for 60 metres (200 ft) at a height of two to three metres (10 ft).

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/23/07 at 6:59 am



1973 Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica

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Written By: Green Lantern on 10/23/07 at 10:06 am



1973 Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica



I doubt he so much 'agreed' as much as more likely had his arm twisted !  :D ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/07 at 1:40 am

October 24th 1929 – The Great Depression: The New York Stock Exchange crashed on "Black Thursday", setting off a chain of bankruptcies and triggering a worldwide economic depression.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/24/07 at 6:43 am

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1871 Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/07 at 3:31 am

October 25th 1875 – The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

This music was played at the concert I attended last night

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/25/07 at 5:27 am


October 25th 1875 – The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

This music was played at the concert I attended last night


Symphony Hall.  Small, just the right size for that kind of concert.


http://www-mtl.mit.edu/~scchen/public/pics/2004%20Spring%20Michael%20Visit/Symphony%20Hall%204.jpg

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/25/07 at 5:29 am


1854 The Light Brigade charges (Battle of Balaklava) (Crimean War)

1962 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature

1983 US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/07 at 11:45 am

October 25th 1945 - The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan's surrender to the Allies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/07 at 7:16 am

October 26th 1863 – The Football Association, the oldest governing body in football, was founded at a pub in London's Great Queen Street.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/26/07 at 9:08 am


1916 Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)



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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/07 at 3:31 am

October 27th 1904 – The New York City Subway, one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world, opened with its first segment running between New York City Hall and Harlem.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/07 at 5:32 am

October 28th 1886 – In New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, to commemorate the centennial of the United States Declaration of Independence.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/07 at 3:37 am

October 29th 1998 – After more than three decades, 77-year old John Glenn returned to space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-95, to study the effects of space flight on the elderly.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/29/07 at 11:02 am


1929 "Black Tuesday," Stock Market crashes triggers "Great Depression"

1982 Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/07 at 3:08 am

October 30th 1938 – The radio drama The War of the Worlds, based on the science fiction novella by English writer H. G. Wells, frightened many listeners in the United States into believing that an actual Martian invasion was in progress.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/07 at 3:13 am

October 30th 1862 Dr. Richard Gatling patents a machine gun

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/07 at 3:19 am

October 31st 1517 – According to traditional accounts, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses onto the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/31/07 at 5:31 am



1952 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated-Marshall Islands

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/07 at 5:37 am

October 31st 1926 - Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.

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Written By: Green Lantern on 10/31/07 at 8:28 am


October 31st 1926 - Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.


Wasn't that turned into a movie with Tony Curtis ?

I believe Rudolf Valentino also died in 1926.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/07 at 8:35 am


Wasn't that turned into a movie with Tony Curtis ?

I believe Rudolf Valentino also died in 1926.
That was, and isn't it strange for Harry Houdini to die on Halloween?

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Written By: Green Lantern on 10/31/07 at 8:44 am


That was, and isn't it strange for Harry Houdini to die on Halloween?


I seem to remember he was into 'seances' ... 'is there anybody there' ... so ... combined with Halloween departure ... quite spooky !

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/07 at 8:46 am


I seem to remember he was into 'seances' ... 'is there anybody there' ... so ... combined with Halloween departure ... quite spooky !
Indeed, HH even asked for a seance to held on the anniversary of his death, in an attempt to contact him in the after-life. It was given up after a while, they did not have a ghost of a chance contacting him or anyone.

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Written By: Green Lantern on 10/31/07 at 9:03 am


Indeed, HH even asked for a seance to held on the anniversary of his death, in an attempt to contact him in the after-life. It was given up after a while, they did not have a ghost of a chance contacting him or anyone.


'Ghost of a chance' ? Very droll.  ;D

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/31/07 at 10:42 am


I seem to remember he was into 'seances' ... 'is there anybody there' ... so ... combined with Halloween departure ... quite spooky !


I think he did believe in the seances, but he was also very sceptical of the people involved in that trade.  He and Arthur Conan Doyle used to go around exposing them as frauds

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/07 at 3:10 am

November 1st 1512 – Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo finished repainting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in fresco.

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/01/07 at 4:44 am


1787 1st free school in NYC (African Free School) opens

1938 Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico



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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/07 at 4:45 am

November 1st 1520 – Portuguese maritime explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European expedition to navigate the Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America, connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/07 at 2:14 am

November 2nd 1795 – French Revolution: Under the terms of a new constitution that was ratified during the aftermath of the Reign of Terror and the subsequent Thermidorian Reaction, the Directory succeeded the National Convention as the executive government of France. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/07 at 2:00 am

November 3rd 1957 – The Soviet Union launched the Sputnik 2 spacecraft, carrying Laika the Russian space dog as the first living creature from Earth to enter orbit. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/07 at 3:49 am

November 3rd 1900 - The first U.S. automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (New York City)

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/03/07 at 1:11 pm



1888 Jack the Ripper kills last victim

1992 Bill Clinton elected US President

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/07 at 1:14 pm



1888 Jack the Ripper kills last victim

Mary Jane Kelly was murder on 9th November 1888 (it was the Friday night of the following mornings' The Lord Mayor's Show)

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/03/07 at 1:21 pm


Mary Jane Kelly was murder on 9th November 1888 (it was the Friday night of the following mornings' The Lord Mayor's Show)


oops

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/07 at 1:22 pm


oops
BTW, the last known ripper victim, there may had been others.

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Written By: nally on 11/03/07 at 2:36 pm

November 3, 2001 (which was also a Saturday, just like today)...in Game 6 of the World Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks trounced the New York Yankees, 15-2, to force a decider the next day. Arizona scored a whopping 8 runs in the 3rd inning! :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/07 at 2:39 pm

November 3rd 1948 – The Chicago Tribune newspaper published the erroneous headline "Dewey Defeats Truman" shortly after incumbent U.S. President Harry S. Truman upset heavily favored Governor of New York Thomas Dewey in the U.S. presidential election.

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Written By: nally on 11/03/07 at 2:41 pm


November 3rd 1948 – The Chicago Tribune newspaper published the erroneous headline "Dewey Defeats Truman" shortly after incumbent U.S. President Harry S. Truman upset heavily favored Governor of New York Thomas Dewey in the U.S. presidential election.

A very famous headline indeed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/07 at 5:24 am

November 4th 1890 – London's City & South London Railway, the first deep-level underground railway in the world, opened, running a distance of 5.1 km (3.2 mi) between the City of London and Stockwell.

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/04/07 at 5:45 am


1979 500 Iranian "students" seize US embassy, take 90 hostages (444 days)

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Written By: Howard on 11/04/07 at 6:22 am

10 years ago on this date,A woman was dumped at the alter and was found by this doctor who met her 8 years ago and now is married 2 girls.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/07 at 2:09 am

November 5th 1605 – The Gunpowder Plot: Thomas Knyvet arrested explosives expert Guy Fawkes and foiled Robert Catesby's plot to destroy the Houses of Parliament in London during the State Opening.

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Written By: nally on 11/05/07 at 10:44 am


November 4th 1890 – London's City & South London Railway, the first deep-level underground railway in the world, opened, running a distance of 5.1 km (3.2 mi) between the City of London and Stockwell.


Also for November 4th...

2001 (which also fell on a Sunday, just like this year): The Arizona Diamondbacks rally in the 9th inning from a 2-1 deficit and win Game 7 of the World Series, for their first ever World Series championship. NYY closer Mariano Rivera had been all set to close it out...but every batter he faced reach base.

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Written By: nally on 11/05/07 at 10:45 am

November 5, 1996: Bill Clinton was reelected President of the U.S., defeating Republican challenger Bob Dole (a Senate leader from Kansas) and Ross Perot (who was running for the second time, this time as a member of the Reform Party).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/07 at 2:17 am

November 6th 1860 – Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican Party candidate to win the U.S. presidential election.

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/06/07 at 6:28 am


1860 Abraham Lincoln (R-Ill-Rep) elected 16th President

1861 Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President (only made it for 4)

1945 HUAC begins investigation of 7 radio commentators




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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/07 at 6:31 am

November 6th

1913 - Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1917 - World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium.

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Written By: nally on 11/06/07 at 10:26 am

Nov. 6, 1984...Ronald Reagan was reelected President of the U.S., carrying all but 1 state (Minnesota, I believe, which went to his Democratic opponent, Walter Mondale). Reagan, who was 73, became the oldest person ever to be elected to the presidency.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/07 at 1:50 am

November 7th 1665 - The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

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Written By: nally on 11/07/07 at 10:31 am

November 7, 2000...in one of the most controversial elections in U.S. Presidential history, George W. Bush and Al Gore battled it out to become the next President. By the end of the day, neither one of them was announced the winner, as neither one attained the required 270 electoral votes to win. The state of Florida was up for grabs. (It eventually went to G.W.) 8-P

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/07 at 10:48 am


November 7, 2000...in one of the most controversial elections in U.S. Presidential history, George W. Bush and Al Gore battled it out to become the next President. By the end of the day, neither one of them was announced the winner, as neither one attained the required 270 electoral votes to win. The state of Florida was up for grabs. (It eventually went to G.W.) 8-P
Was that the election of the "chards"?

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Written By: nally on 11/07/07 at 10:55 am


Was that the election of the "chards"?

Yes, the "chads"...dimpled chads, hanging chads...this and that. 8-P

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/07/07 at 1:02 pm

1962    Richard M. Nixon, having lost California's gubernatorial race, held what he called his "last press conference," telling reporters, "You won't   
            have Nixon to kick around anymore."

1972    President Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 12:34 am

November 8th 1895 – German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range that is known today as X-rays.

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/08/07 at 10:00 am


1793 Louvre in Paris, opens

1864 Abraham Lincoln elected to his 2nd term as President

1960 JFK (MA-D-Sen) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for President


Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 10:03 am

It was something during the evening or night of November 8th (1888) the last known victim of Jack The Ripper was murdered.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/08/07 at 10:05 am


It was something during the evening or night of November 8th (1888) the last known victim of Jack The Ripper was murdered.


www.shadowsinthedarkradio.com/shows/2007/11/08.html

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 10:07 am


www.shadowsinthedarkradio.com/shows/2007/11/08.html
A man of good taste

http://www.casebook.org/images//malcolm/pic1.jpg

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Written By: nally on 11/08/07 at 3:34 pm


1960 JFK (MA-D-Sen) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for President


One of the closest elections in Presidential history.

In 1988, Vice President George Bush Sr (R) beats Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis (D) for President...by a much larger margin.

In 2005, California had a "special election" in which voters rejected eight proposed ballot measures, four of which were supported by the Governator.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/07 at 2:22 am

November 9th 1872 – The Great Boston Fire began, eventually destroying over 750 buildings and causing US$73.5 million in damages in Boston, Massachusetts.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/07 at 2:26 am


It was something during the evening or night of November 8th (1888) the last known victim of Jack The Ripper was murdered.
Today (November 9th 1888) the corpse of the last known victim of Jack The Ripper was discovered.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/07 at 2:28 am

November 10th 1969 – The children's television series Sesame Street debuted on the National Educational Television network in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/07 at 2:32 am

November 10th 1871 – "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" – Journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley located missing missionary and explorer David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in present-day Tanzania.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 11/11/07 at 2:20 am

Remembrance Day (Nov. 11) - Several nations celebrate, in some way, the end of World War I, the ceasefire of which went into effect at 11:00am CET on this day in 1918.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/07 at 3:36 am

November 11th 1880 – Australian bank robber and bushranger Ned Kelly was hanged in Melbourne.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/07 at 3:04 am

November 12th 1927 – Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/07 at 1:59 am

November 13th 2000 – Joseph Estrada became the first President of the Philippines to be impeached after he was accused of taking a sum of 400 million pesos in bribes from illegal gambling sources.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/07 at 4:24 am

November 14th 1940 – World War II: Coventry Cathedral and much of the city centre of Coventry, England were destroyed by the German Luftwaffe during the Coventry Blitz. 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/14/07 at 11:57 am


1666 Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/07 at 11:59 am

November 14th 1889 – Nellie Bly, reporter for the New York World, departed on her successful attempt to travel Around the World in Eighty Days, eventually completing her journey in only seventy-two days.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/14/07 at 12:02 pm

1851 "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville, published

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/07 at 12:04 pm

November 14th 1973 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey. (also November 14th is Charles, Prince of Wales' birthday)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/07 at 1:56 am

November 15th 1971 – Intel released the 4004 4-bit central processing unit, the world's first single-chip microprocessor, capable of executing approximately 60,000 instructions per second

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/15/07 at 6:20 am




1939 Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check


Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/07 at 11:13 am

November 15th 1920 - First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: thereshegoes on 11/15/07 at 3:01 pm

November 15th 1889 - Brazil is declared a Republic by Marshal Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca and Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/07 at 2:37 am

November 16th 1945 - Cold War: The United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists & engineers to help in the production of rocket technology.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/16/07 at 6:43 am


1990 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial


he is right

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/16/07 at 4:04 pm

1904 - John Ambrose Fleming invents the vacuum tube.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/07 at 8:56 am

November 17th 1558 – Elizabeth I became Queen of England and Ireland, marking the start of the Elizabethan era.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/07 at 6:30 pm

November 18th 1626 – St. Peter's Basilica, one of four major basilicas of Rome, was consecrated on the anniversary of that of the previous church in 326.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: KKay on 11/17/07 at 7:22 pm


1967 - Beatles and Co. was renamed Apple Music Limited.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/07 at 3:14 am

November 18th 1928 – Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, the first completely post-produced synchronized sound animated cartoon, was released.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/18/07 at 3:16 am


November 18th 1928 – Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, the first completely post-produced synchronized sound animated cartoon, was released.
that's important history  :) 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/07 at 6:17 am


that's important history  :) 
We would we be without Mortimore Mouse?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/18/07 at 6:31 am

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/11/18/2007-11-18_20_years_later_tawana_brawley_has_turned.html?ref=rss

Tawana Brawley (20 years later).

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/18/07 at 9:10 am




1964 J Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King as "most notorious liar"

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/07 at 9:12 am

November 18th 1307 – William Tell, a legendary marksman in Switzerland, is said to have successfully shot an apple on the head of his son with a single bolt from his crossbow.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/18/07 at 9:13 am

My dads birthday, he would have been 97.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/18/07 at 11:10 pm

November 18, 1985: The comic strip "Calvin & Hobbes" debuts in newspapers. :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/07 at 2:07 am

November 19th 1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the most quoted speeches in United States history.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/07 at 2:13 am

November 19th 1794 - The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to clear up some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/07 at 2:18 am

November 19th 1493 - Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/19/07 at 2:08 pm


November 19th 1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the most quoted speeches in United States history.

"Fourscore and seven years ago...."

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/19/07 at 6:15 pm

Given its short length, and its beauty, it gives me chills reading the last bit.I think we can spare the space just this once

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/07 at 1:45 am


Given its short length, and its beauty, it gives me chills reading the last bit.I think we can spare the space just this once

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

I do not think I have ever read that before, I will have to read it again to appreciate it more.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/07 at 1:46 am

November 20th 1947 - The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/20/07 at 4:35 am


I do not think I have ever read that before, I will have to read it again to appreciate it more.


It helps to read a bit about the battle of Gettysburg to set the scene.  It was a horrific battle, but sadly not the worst.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/20/07 at 5:51 am


1945 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/20/07 at 5:53 am

1272  Edward I proclaimed King of England

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/07 at 8:45 am

November 20th 2007 - All discs carry the info for 15m children on Child Benefit go missing

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/20/07 at 8:58 am


November 20th 2007 - All discs carry the info for 15m children on Child Benefit go missing


:o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/07 at 9:02 am


:o
Heads will roll?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 11/20/07 at 12:49 pm


November 20th 2007 - All discs carry the info for 15m children on Child Benefit go missing

That happened/happens today? :o

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/07 at 12:50 pm


That happened/happens today? :o
Yes, it is huge news over here.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/07 at 2:02 am

November 21st 1783 – Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes made the first successful untethered flight by humans in a hot air balloon, which was constructed by the Montgolfier brothers.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/07 at 2:04 am

November 21st 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/07 at 12:49 am

November 22nd 1869 – The Cutty Sark, one of the last sailing clippers ever to be built, was launched at Dumbarton in Scotland.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/22/07 at 5:21 am



On Friday, November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. At his death, the 35th president was 46 years old and had served less than three years in office.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/07 at 8:02 am



On Friday, November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. At his death, the 35th president was 46 years old and had served less than three years in office.
A very sad day, especially when it did happen.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 2:30 am

November 23rd 1644 – John Milton published Areopagitica, arguing for the right to free speech and against publication censorship during the English Civil War.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/23/07 at 4:03 am


1899 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, San Francisco)



Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 4:48 am

Novenber 23rd 1963 – The BBC television series Doctor Who premiered with William Hartnell in the titular role.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/23/07 at 6:41 am



On Friday, November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. At his death, the 35th president was 46 years old and had served less than three years in office.


Would he have served more in office if he hadn't been shot?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/07 at 8:30 am


Would he have served more in office if he hadn't been shot?
History has it he was a very popular man.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/07 at 1:39 am

November 24th 1859 – On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by British naturalist Charles Darwin was first published, and sold out its initial print run on the first day.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/24/07 at 5:47 am


1947 Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists

1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog


Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/24/07 at 5:48 am

1963  Lee Harvey Oswald JFK's assassin shot dead by Jack Ruby

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/07 at 5:57 am


1963   Lee Harvey Oswald JFK's assassin shot dead by Jack Ruby
This event complicated matters even more.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/24/07 at 6:00 am


This event complicated matters even more.


I saw it live, was watching with my mum.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/07 at 6:51 am


I saw it live, was watching with my mum.
When I saw a recent programme on the death of JFK, the footage of LHO being shot by JR, it occured to me with all the cameras and press there, the shooting was stage. But this thread is not here for the discussion of this.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/24/07 at 6:54 am


When I saw a recent programme on the death of JFK, the footage of LHO being shot by JR, it occured to me with all the cameras and press there, the shooting was stage. But this thread is not here for the discussion of this.


True and true again

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/24/07 at 7:04 am


This event complicated matters even more.


And it made the newspapers too.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/07 at 5:37 am

November 25th 1120 – The vessel White Ship sank in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, the only legitimate son of King Henry I of England.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/25/07 at 9:18 am


1841 35 Amistad survivors return to Africa

1867 Alfred Nobel invents dynamite

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/07 at 9:24 am

1034 – Malcolm II of Scotland died. Duncan, the son of his second daughter, instead of Macbeth, the son of his eldest daughter, inherited the throne to become the King of Scots.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/07 at 1:55 am

November 26th 1778 – The expedition led by James Cook reached Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/26/07 at 2:44 am


1973 Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/07 at 2:47 am


1973 Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape

....mmmm.... Now how did that happen?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/26/07 at 7:07 am

Sean Bell was shot outside a nightclub in Queens a year ago.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/07 at 7:10 am

November 26th 1862 - Charles Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures Underground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 1:51 am

November 27th 1895 – Swedish chemist and industrialist Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, setting aside the bulk of his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after his death.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/27/07 at 5:44 am


1889 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis Brady)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 5:50 am


1889 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis Brady)


Can cars be driven (legally) through Central Park today?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/27/07 at 6:00 am


Can cars be driven (legally) through Central Park today?


There is one road that bisects the park.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 6:01 am


There is one road that bisects the park.
Exactly the same for Hyde Park in London.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/27/07 at 6:03 am

If only we could get a speakers corner

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 6:09 am


If only we could get a speakers corner
Can free speak be out spoken in public in the USA, like we can over here?

BTW, November 27th 1954 - Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/27/07 at 6:13 am



Can free speak be out spoken in public in the USA, like we can over here?



In theory, but people can be "detained" for "disturbing the peace".

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 9:51 am


In theory, but people can be "detained" for "disturbing the peace".
...and disturbing the peace can mean for making a lot of noise like shouting?

November 27th 1703 - The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/27/07 at 3:04 pm



...and disturbing the peace can mean for making a lot of noise like shouting?



It can mean just about anything they want it to mean  :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 3:05 pm


It can mean just about anything they want it to mean   :(
I understand.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/27/07 at 3:24 pm


In theory, but people can be "detained" for "disturbing the peace".


What if they're allowed to speak? ???

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 3:26 pm


What if they're allowed to speak? ???
I imagine you would see flashing blue lights and hear sirens.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/27/07 at 3:28 pm


I imagine you would see flashing blue lights and hear sirens.


Yes,they'd be arrested.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/07 at 3:31 pm

November 27th 1863 - American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/07 at 1:56 am

November 28th 1919 – Nancy Astor, the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons, was elected in a by-election.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/28/07 at 6:20 am


1520 Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/07 at 6:25 am

November 28th 1582 - In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/28/07 at 6:25 am


November 28th 1919 – Nancy Astor, the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons, was elected in a by-election.


Would that be any relation to Brooke?  ???

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/07 at 6:28 am


Would that be any relation to Brooke?  ???
It was the Astor family that founded the Astoria Hotel, but as for a Brooke connection, I have to check it out.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/28/07 at 6:29 am


It was the Astor family that founded the Astoria Hotel, but as for a Brooke connection, I have to check it out.


Yeah,they could be two different people.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/28/07 at 6:30 am


Would that be any relation to Brooke?  ???



Nancy was an American who married Lord Astor

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/28/07 at 6:31 am



Nancy was an American who married Lord Astor



So,no relation I'm assuming?  ???

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/07 at 6:31 am


November 28th 1919 – Nancy Astor, the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons, was elected in a by-election.

Would that be any relation to Brooke?  ???
Brooke Astor born with the name Roberta Brooke Russell, married Victor Astor, and he was a member of the prominent Astor family.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/07 at 6:32 am



So,no relation I'm assuming?  ???
Nancy definitely related.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 11/28/07 at 6:32 am


Brooke Astor born with the name Roberta Brooke Russell, married Victor Astor, and he was a member of the prominent Astor family.



Oh so there ISN'T any relation whatsoever?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/28/07 at 6:41 am



Oh so there ISN'T any relation whatsoever?


The both married into the Astor family.  Their husbands would be related

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/07 at 12:09 pm

November 28th 1814 - The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 1:50 am

November 29th 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrated the phonograph, his invention for recording and replaying sound, for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/29/07 at 6:01 am


1812 Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia



Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 6:02 am


1812 Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia
...and it then snowed.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/29/07 at 6:05 am


...and it then snowed.


and snowed, and snowed......

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 6:18 am


and snowed, and snowed......
...the troops were cold.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/29/07 at 6:26 am


...the troops were cold.


as cold as Napoleons heart

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 6:28 am


as cold as Napoleons heart
...and 70 years later on Tchaikovsky wrote some music for it in the form of an overture.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/29/07 at 6:34 am


...and 70 years later on Tchaikovsky wrote some music for it in the form of an overture.


That is played on the 4th of July in Boston every year, cannons and all  :)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 6:40 am


That is played on the 4th of July in Boston every year, cannons and all  :)
That must be a sight to be seen and heard.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/07 at 11:29 pm

November 30th 1936 – The Crystal Palace, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, was destroyed by fire.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 11/30/07 at 6:22 am


1782 Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/07 at 7:43 am


1782 Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence

What happened next?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/01/07 at 5:28 am



What happened next?



It has been 300 years of trying to emulate that which we rejected 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/01/07 at 5:33 am



1641  Massachusetts becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery

1955 Rosa Parks (black) arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/07 at 6:05 am

December 1st 1990 – Channel Tunnel workers from the United Kingdom and France met 40 metres (131 ft) beneath the English Channel seabed.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/07 at 4:06 am

December 2nd 1942 – The Manhattan Project: Scientists led by Enrico Fermi initiated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the experimental nuclear reactor Chicago Pile-1.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/07 at 2:19 am

December 3rd 1967 – At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first successful human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/07 at 2:25 am

December 3rd 1937 - The Dandy, the UK's longest-running comic, is first published.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/03/07 at 4:57 am


1930 Air-borne chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley Belgium)

1984 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/07 at 6:03 am

December 3rd 1854 – At least 22 people were killed and 35 others were injured when rebelling miners at the Eureka Stockade clashed violently with the police and the military in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/07 at 1:58 am

December 4th:


1791 – The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, was first published.
1991 – Pan American World Airways, which was the principal international airline of the United States and which was credited with many innovations, ended operations.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/04/07 at 5:58 am




1991 – Pan American World Airways, which was the principal international airline of the United States and which was credited with many innovations, ended operations.



Believe it or not Pan Am still lives, albeit in an extremely abbreviated form  www.flypanam.com/

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/07 at 6:01 am


Believe it or not Pan Am still lives, albeit in an extremely abbreviated form  www.flypanam.com/
A name change?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/04/07 at 6:01 am

1981 President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence (No 12333)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/04/07 at 6:03 am


A name change?


Called Pan Am - Clipper Connection, and same logo serving only 3 cities it looks like

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/04/07 at 6:33 am


1915 Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County GA

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/07 at 6:36 am

December 4th 1959 - A monkey returns to Earth safely, after being launched 55 miles high into outer space by the United States space program.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/04/07 at 6:38 am


December 4th 1959 - A monkey returns to Earth safely, after being launched 55 miles high into outer space by the United States space program.



What was this monkey's name?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/07 at 6:44 am



What was this monkey's name?
The monkey's name was Sam, the name was an acronym for the U.S. Air Force School of Aviation Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/07 at 2:25 am

December 5th 1492 – Christopher Columbus became the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/07 at 2:34 am

December 5th 1933 – Prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States officially ended when the Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/05/07 at 5:40 am


1941 Sister Elizabeth Kenny new treatment for infantile paralysis approved

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/07 at 5:41 am

December 5th 1945 – Flight 19, a squadron of five Avenger TBM torpedo bombers of the U.S. Navy, disappeared in the area now known as the Bermuda Triangle.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 2:44 am

December 6th 1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica was published.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/06/07 at 2:45 am

was it yesterday or today that the Byrds hit song Turn, Turn, Turn hit #1

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 2:49 am


was it yesterday or today that the Byrds hit song Turn, Turn, Turn hit #1
I cannot answer that for it never reached number one in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/06/07 at 6:03 am


1865 13th Amendment is ratified by majority, abolishing slavery(not fully ratified until 1995 when Mississippi finally relented)

 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/06/07 at 6:04 am


1973 Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected Vice-President, succeeds Spiro T Agnew

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 6:12 am

December 6th 1897 - London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/06/07 at 6:27 am

1877  1st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 6:38 am

December 6th 1947 - The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/06/07 at 6:56 am


was it yesterday or today that the Byrds hit song Turn, Turn, Turn hit #1


It must've been yesterday.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/07 at 1:26 pm


It must've been yesterday.
I cannot find a good website for the history of the Billboard Charts.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/07 at 12:51 am

December 7th 1941 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made its attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/07/07 at 6:38 am


1877 Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/07 at 6:57 am

1732 - The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/07/07 at 7:05 am

1968  M Dodd returns a library book his Great grandfather took out in 1923

....and Diogenes went home to sleep

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Diogenes_looking_for_a_man_-_attributed_to_JHW_Tischbein.jpg/250px-Diogenes_looking_for_a_man_-_attributed_to_JHW_Tischbein.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/07 at 7:07 am


1968  M Dodd returns a library book his Great grandfather took out in 1923

....and Diogenes went home to sleep

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Diogenes_looking_for_a_man_-_attributed_to_JHW_Tischbein.jpg/250px-Diogenes_looking_for_a_man_-_attributed_to_JHW_Tischbein.jpg
Is it know how much the fine was?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/07/07 at 8:08 am


Is it know how much the fine was?


In the thousands, but,luckily for him, it was waived.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/07 at 4:48 pm


In the thousands, but,luckily for him, it was waived.
So he renewed the book?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/07 at 3:13 am

December 8th 1980 – Mark David Chapman fatally shot former Beatle John Lennon outside the Dakota apartments in New York City.

:\'(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/07 at 4:16 am

December 9th 1979 – A World Health Organization commission of eminent scientists certified the global eradication of smallpox, making it the only human infectious disease to have been completely eradicated from nature.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/07 at 2:03 am

December 10th 1868 – The first traffic lights were installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London, resembling railway signals with semaphore arms and red and green gas lamps for night use.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/07 at 2:21 am

December 11th 1931 – The British Parliament enacted the Statute of Westminster, giving complete legislative independence to the Irish Free State, Newfoundland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/07 at 1:49 am

December 12th 1901 – Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic radio signal, from Poldhu Wireless Station in Cornwall, England to Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/07 at 4:23 am

December 13th 1862 – American Civil War: Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside suffered severe casualties against entrenched Confederate defenders at the Battle of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/13/07 at 6:12 am



1833 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagonie


Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/07 at 6:18 am

December 13th 1642 – Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European explorer to reach New Zealand.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: nally on 12/13/07 at 12:37 pm

December 13, 2000...Democratic Presidential candidate Al Gore gave his concession speech, after conceding the previous day, in an attempt to recount Florida votes...which was halted by the Supreme Court. 8-P

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/07 at 2:00 am

December 14th 1896 – Glasgow Subway, the third oldest metro system in the world after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro, began operations in Glasgow, Scotland.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/14/07 at 7:14 am


1937 Japanese troops conquer/plunder Nanjing

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/07 at 10:30 am

December 14th 1911 – Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first people to reach the South Pole.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/07 at 4:11 am

December 15th 1791 – The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, collectively known as the United States Bill of Rights, were ratified.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/15/07 at 5:50 am


1973 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not mental illness

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/07 at 5:57 am

December 15th 1891 – Physical education teacher James Naismith introduced a game in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA with thirteen rules and nine players on each team that became known as basketball.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/15/07 at 6:02 am

Canadian, James Naismith(and that a blip)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/07 at 6:08 am


Canadian, James Naismith(and that a blip)
I only know the sport...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/15/07 at 7:25 am


I only know the sport...


It's a very American sport, but it was "invented" by a Canadian.  I always laugh a bit about that.  It is like "O Danny Boy" being the quintessential song at all things Irish, but that was written by an Englishman

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/07 at 7:29 am


It's a very American sport, but it was "invented" by a Canadian.  I always laugh a bit about that.  It is like "O Danny Boy" being the quintessential song at all things Irish, but that was written by an Englishman
History of the song Danny Boy or Londonderry Air.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/07 at 2:07 am

December 16th 1689 – The Parliament of England adopted the Bill of Rights, declaring that Englishmen possessed certain positive civil and political rights.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/16/07 at 4:47 am



1773 Boston Tea Party

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/07 at 5:10 am

Today (December 16) this the presumed date for the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven in 1770. His was baptised on 17th December 1770, and in Germany in those times it was traditional for the baby to be baptised on the day after the birth.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/07 at 5:11 am



1773 Boston Tea Party

I am drinking tea right now.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/16/07 at 5:14 am

Be careful of Puritans dressed as Indians(American),  you could find yourself in the Thames  ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/07 at 5:15 am


Be careful of Puritans dressed as Indians(American),  you could find yourself in the Thames   ;D
I know the basics of what happen that day, but I will read up on it.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 2:05 am

December 17th 1903 – In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA, Orville and Wilbur Wright aboard the Wright Flyer conducted the first successful flight of a powered fixed-wing aircraft.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/17/07 at 4:08 am


1986 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 6:03 am

December 17th 1862 – American Civil War: Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 6:16 am


December 17th 1862 – American Civil War: Union General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky.



  Why..?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 6:23 am


   Why..?
Let me learn my American history.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 6:24 am


   Why..?
Does this answer the question?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 6:34 am


Does this answer the question?


  Okay, he was anti-semitic...

  What do you think about that..?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 6:36 am


   Okay, he was anti-semitic...

   What do you think about that..?
I am still learning...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 6:41 am


I am still learning...


  Seems he had a history of such edicts...

  What a tool...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/17/07 at 6:42 am

The 30th Anniversary of Saturday Night Fever.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 6:43 am


The 30th Anniversary of Saturday Night Fever.


  Get outta here..!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 12/17/07 at 6:45 am


   Get outta here..!



Actually Dave I think it was yesterday.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 6:47 am



Actually Dave I think it was yesterday.


  You're right, it was yesterday...

  The premiere was on the 14th in NYC...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 6:57 am

Release dates of Saturday Night Fever on imdb.com

USA 14 December 1977 (New York City, New York) (premiere)
USA 16 December 1977 
UK 1 January 1978 (London) (premiere)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 7:10 am


Release dates of Saturday Night Fever on imdb.com

USA 14 December 1977 (New York City, New York) (premiere)
USA 16 December 1977 
UK 1 January 1978 (London) (premiere)



  I was not allowed to see it back then.  Too young... :\'(

  Wanted to, though...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/17/07 at 7:11 am


  Okay, he was anti-semitic...

  What do you think about that..?


Warts and all, warts and all..... :(

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 7:12 am


Warts and all, warts and all..... :(


  Now I remember you posting about USG in P&R...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/17/07 at 7:14 am


  Now I remember you posting about USG in P&R...


This is a good topic for another thread

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 7:16 am


This is a good topic for another thread


  Yes...

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 7:17 am


   I was not allowed to see it back then.  Too young... :\'(

   Wanted to, though...
On it's first release it was given an adult certificate, which to me when I saw it then, I found the swearing unneccessary for the film.

BTW, I fell asleep when I saw it!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/17/07 at 7:23 am




BTW, I fell asleep when I saw it!




:o  Me, too! I rented the video and did a lot of fast forward.  Don't get the hubbub

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Davester on 12/17/07 at 7:25 am


On it's first release it was given an adult certificate, which to me when I saw it then, I found the swearing unneccessary for the film.

BTW, I fell asleep when I saw it!


  Ha..!

  SNF had a certain mystique about it.  Anyone who had the opportunity to see it was automatically cool by association, or by osmosis...

  Same thing with Porky's and Fast Times at Ridgemont High a few years later...  

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 10:25 am


:o  Me, too! I rented the video and did a lot of fast forward.  Don't get the hubbub
Don't get me wrong, the music is great, it is just the film!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/17/07 at 10:45 am


Don't get me wrong, the music is great, it is just the film!


exactly!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 11:41 am

17th December 1969 - Project Blue Book: The USAF closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings were generated as a result of "A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects."

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/07 at 6:20 pm

December 17th 1865 – Slavery in the United States was abolished when the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution was adopted.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/18/07 at 6:44 am


1849 William Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/07 at 6:55 am

December 18th 1966 – Epimetheus, one of the moons of Saturn, was discovered, but was mistaken as Janus. It took 12 years to determine that they are two distinct objects sharing the same orbit.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/07 at 2:19 am

December 19th 1843 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, a novella about Ebenezer Scrooge, was first published.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/19/07 at 5:55 am



1776 Thomas Paine published his 1st "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls"


Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/07 at 5:57 am

December 19th 1974 – The Altair 8800, widely recognized as the spark that led to the personal computer revolution of the next few years, went on sale.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/07 at 12:54 am

December 20th 1803 – As part of the Louisiana Purchase, New Orleans was transferred from France to the United States.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/20/07 at 5:25 am



1879 Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/20/07 at 5:25 am

1820 Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/07 at 6:47 am

December 20th 1951 – Experimental Breeder Reactor I near Arco, Idaho, USA became the world's first electricity-generating nuclear power plant when it produced sufficient electricity to illuminate four 200-watt light bulbs

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/07 at 3:22 am

December 21st 1937 – The animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, based on the fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm, premiered to a widely receptive audience.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/07 at 3:26 am

December 21st 1620 - Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/21/07 at 4:34 pm


1864 General Sherman conquers Savannah

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/07 at 2:54 am

December 22nd 1808 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Fifth Symphony, currently one of the most popular and well-known compositions in all of European classical music, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/22/07 at 5:09 am



1989 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/22/07 at 5:33 am

1864 – American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea ended with the capture of Savannah, Georgia

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 12/28/07 at 4:54 pm


1065 Westminister Abbey opens in London

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/08 at 4:47 pm

January 4th 1948 – Burma achieved independence from the British Empire, with U Nu of the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League as its first Prime Minister.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/04/08 at 8:53 pm


1989 Vice President Bush is 1st since Vice President Van Buren to declare himself President

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/08 at 2:34 am

January 5th 1933 - Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay. 

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/08 at 4:42 am

January 6th 1838 – Samuel Morse and his assistant Alfred Vail successfully tested the electrical telegraph for the first time at Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey, USA.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/08 at 4:46 am

January 6th 1931 - Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/08 at 2:28 am

January 7th 1785 – Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries became the first to cross the English Channel by balloon.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/07/08 at 2:29 am

January 7th 1927 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/07/08 at 5:22 am


1959 US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government (sanctions came 3 years later)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/08 at 2:01 am

January 8th 1889 – Statistician Herman Hollerith received a patent for his electric tabulating machine.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/08/08 at 4:49 am



1992 US President George Bush gets ill(hangover) & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap during Japanese tour

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/08 at 4:50 am



1992 US President George Bush gets ill(hangover) & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap during Japanese tour

Is it on YouTube?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/08/08 at 4:50 am


1926 Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia(the only country named for a family)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/08/08 at 4:51 am


Is it on YouTube?


Should be!  It was played here many times, they first said he had the flu, but the truth will out  ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/08 at 4:52 am


Should be!  It was played here many times, they first said he had the flu, but the truth will out   ;D
It all came out in conversation!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/08/08 at 4:53 am

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnOnDatqENo

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 01/08/08 at 4:23 pm


www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnOnDatqENo


he shouldn't ate the sushi. ::)

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/08 at 4:33 pm


www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnOnDatqENo
Should I look?

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Howard on 01/08/08 at 4:36 pm


Should I look?


It's not that weird. ;D

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/09/08 at 2:18 am

January 9th 1916 – World War I: The last British troops evacuated from Gallipoli, as the Ottoman Empire prevailed over of a joint British and French operation to capture Istanbul at the Battle of Gallipoli.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/08 at 4:02 am

January 10th 1863 – The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opened on the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon Street.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/08 at 2:53 am

January 11th 1986 – The Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, at the time the longest prestressed concrete free cantilever bridge in the world, opened.

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: gibbo on 01/11/08 at 4:18 am


January 11th 1986 – The Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, at the time the longest prestressed concrete free cantilever bridge in the world, opened.


Geez....I live in Brisbane and I didn't know that. That bridge is nearly obsolete and they want to build a twin beside it.

Jan 12 - Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia vs. England

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: danootaandme on 01/11/08 at 4:28 am


1892 Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl

1913 Bread & Roses Strike begins

1984 Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/08 at 4:46 am


Geez....I live in Brisbane and I didn't know that. That bridge is nearly obsolete and they want to build a twin beside it.
I have a feeling you are based in Brisbane, thats why I included it.


Jan 12 - Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia vs. England

Don't remind us!

Subject: Re: Today in History....

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/08 at 4:47 am

January 11th 1922 – Insulin was first administered to a human patient with diabetes at the Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/08 at 4:50 am

January 12th 1971 – The American situation comedy All in the Family, starring Carroll O'Connor as reactionary, bigoted, blue-collar worker Archie Bunker, was first broadcast on the CBS television network. The show broke ground in its depiction of issues previously deemed unsuitable for U.S. network television comedy. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/08 at 2:08 am

January 13th 1957 - The Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee.

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/14/08 at 5:49 am


1967 New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/14/08 at 5:51 am


1784 Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/08 at 6:31 am

2000 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches a record high of 11,722.98.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/08 at 1:36 am

January 15th 1885 – American photographer Wilson Bentley took the first known photograph of a snowflake by attaching a bellows camera to a microscope.

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/15/08 at 5:59 am


1919 2 million gallons of molasses "Tidal wave" Boston MA, drowning 21

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/08 at 6:00 am

January 15th 1943 – The highest-capacity office building in the world, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense known as the Pentagon, was dedicated.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/08 at 2:40 am

January 16th 1986 The Internet Engineering Task Force, a standards organization that develops and promotes Internet standards, held its first meeting, consisting of twenty-one United States-government-funded researchers.

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/16/08 at 4:40 am


1938 Benny Goodman refuses to play Carnegie Hall when black members of his band were barred from performing

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/08 at 4:51 am

January 16th 1909 – The Nimrod Expedition led by Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton reached the approximate location of the South Magnetic Pole.

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Written By: nally on 01/16/08 at 1:35 pm

Since we don't have a "5 years ago" thread in the 2000's section yet, and there's something important that happened in my life on January 16th of 2003, I figured I'd post it here: we got our dog Chloe, from a chihuahua rescue facility. In the evening, the people from Chihuahua Rescue came over with the dog, and made sure our home was safe for her; they have to do that so the dog will be safe. Chloe was a little nervous at first, given that she was in a new environment, but two weeks earlier my parents had gone out to the facility, in Burbank, to meet Chloe. Since then, she has adjusted to our home and become a loving companion. :)

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Written By: adagio on 01/16/08 at 2:26 pm

That's how I plan to get our next dog.  From a ewscue site...suppose they have any shelties?

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Written By: nally on 01/16/08 at 2:29 pm

Oh yeah...we found out about Chihuahua Rescue on the internet. Btw, what is an "EWscue" site?

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Written By: adagio on 01/16/08 at 2:33 pm

ewscue=rescue.  Just a typo.

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Written By: nally on 01/16/08 at 2:35 pm


ewscue=rescue.  Just a typo.

I figured it might be, since the "W" is immediately to the left of the "E". And a sheltie, I presume, is like a shelter. ;)

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Written By: adagio on 01/16/08 at 2:40 pm

No a Shetland Sheep Dog...like a small collie. They're bright and empathic. ;)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/08 at 4:47 pm

1919 - Temperance movement: The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.

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Written By: nally on 01/16/08 at 10:27 pm


1919 - Temperance movement: The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.

In December of 1933, the 18th amendment would be repealed in its entirety by the 21st amendment.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/08 at 12:31 am

January 17th 1929 – Popeye the Sailor, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appeared in his newspaper comic strip Thimble Theater.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/08 at 12:33 am

January 17th 1912 - Sir Robert Falcon Scott (Scott of the Antarctic) reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen.

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/17/08 at 5:54 am

 




1994 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage

1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)

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Written By: danootaandme on 01/17/08 at 5:56 am


1987 President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran


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1945 Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)

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1861 Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/08 at 8:23 am


1861 Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper
http://www.egge.net/~savory/crapper_plaque.jpg

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Written By: nally on 01/17/08 at 1:25 pm


1994 6.6 earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage

1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)


I remember the '94 quake very well; it affected me and my family. We were living in a mobile home at the time, which was very mobile indeed...it shifted off its foundation and had to be repaired! We had good earthquake insurance at the time. So for the next three months, we had to live in hotels and motels while our mobile home was being repaired. The first night, however, my parents and I slept on a sofa bed at my grandparents' house (they were living in the West Valley at the time...a few miles away from where the quake was centered). I slept between them, so anytime I felt a jolt/aftershock, I'd grab on to my folks so that they wouldn't fall off! Also, school was closed for the first two weeks after the earthquake, so when it started up again for me (I was in the 8th grade at the time) on the 31st, it was a long drive from Pasadena (where most of our motels were located) to Northridge...but I adjusted well.

As for the Japan earthquake...it was rather uncanny that it happened 1 year to the day after ours! :o Of course, they were a lot worse off than we were.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/17/08 at 1:39 pm

1899 – The United States took possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/08 at 1:53 am

January 18th:


1535 – Conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Ciudad de los Reyes, present-day Lima, Peru, as the capital of the lands he conquered for the Spanish Crown.
1778 – English explorer James Cook became the first known European to reach the Sandwich Islands, now known as the Hawaiian Islands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/08 at 2:57 am

January 19th 1935 – In Chicago, Coopers Inc. sold the world's first briefs, a new style of men's undergarment.

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Written By: nally on 01/19/08 at 9:55 pm

January 19, 1994: Bill Clinton, who had been President of the U.S. for just about a whole year, visited the Los Angeles area to view the damage done by the recent earthquake.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/08 at 4:20 am