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” I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden. “
445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 9:1, NLTse).
802 – Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out
1517 – Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church – Protestant Reformation
1541 – Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
1596 – English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish “Drievoudig Covenant”
1793 – Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror
1808 – Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain
1815 – Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner’s safety lamp
1837 – Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die
1863 – The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.
1864 – Nevada admitted as 36th state of the Union
1868 – Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers
1876 – Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die
1888 – John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre
1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
1913 – 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated
1914 – Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey
1917 – World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”
1918 – Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
1922 – Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
1923 – 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins
1925 – Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia
1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
1940 – Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends
1940 – Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into Warsaw Ghetto
1941 – Mount Rushmore Monument is completed
1941 – Prior to US in WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James
1942 – 9th day of the Battle of El Alamein
1943 – World War II: F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.
1950 – Collazo & Torresola attempt to kill Harry Truman in Washington, DC
1952 – 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands
1954 – Algerian Revolution against French begins
1956 – Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole
1956 – Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
1956 – Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service
1960 – Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die
1961 – Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras
1963 – Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport
1963 – Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at “Holiday on Ice” (Indiana)
1967 – Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep
1968 – President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1969 – Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1972 – Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award
1973 – Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award
1974 – Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah
1974 – Durch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison
1975 – Bob Geldof’s 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats
1980 – Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
1980 – Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union
1981 – 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
1983 – Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
1984 – Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire
1984 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi
1987 – 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
1988 – 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
1988 – 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
1988 – Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
1992 – Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky dive
1992 – Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years
1993 – 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
1997 – British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life in death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)
1999 – Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
2000 – The last Multics machine was shut down.
2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
2011 – The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
1291 – Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet
1345 – Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
1424 – Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
1538 – Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)
1622 – Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)
1632 – Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer), (d. 1675)
1692 – Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist (d. 1765)
1737 – James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)
1755 – Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist
1825 – Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1826 – Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1827 – Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)
1831 – Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1835 – Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933
1835 – J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)
1847 – Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)
1887 – Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, pres of Nationalist China
1888 – George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)
1895 – Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian/publicist
1902 – Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
1906 – Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
1912 – Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)
1912 – Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)
1920 – Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
1920 – Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
1922 – Norodom Sihanouk, King/President/Premier of Cambodia (My War with the CIA), (d. 2012)
1922 – Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)
1925 – Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], New York City, New York, American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive)
1925 – John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1930 – Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)
1931 – Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
1936 – Michael Landon, Forest Hills NY, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)
1941 – Lucas Brown Jackson, San Marcos Tx, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1964)
1941 – Derek Bell, British racing driver
1942 – David Ogden Stiers, Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)
1944 – Deidre Hall, Milwaukee, actress (Days of our Lives, Our House)
1944 – Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride ‘em Jewboy)
1944 – Sally Kirkland, NYC, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama)
1945 – Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
1946 – Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)
1947 – Frank Shorter, Munich Germany, US marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76)
1947 – Russ Ballard, rocker (Argent)
1949 – Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)
1950 – Jane Pauley, Indianapolis Indiana, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend)
1950 – Zaha Hadid, British architect
1950 – Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General
1952 – Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)
1959 – Neal Stephenson, American author
1960 – Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran
1961 – Alonzo Babers, Montgomery Ala, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 – Christine Bridged, Australian European class yachter (Olympics-96)
1961 – Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)
1961 – Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, film director (Lord of the Rings – Academy Award, Best Director, 2003)
1963 – Dermot Mulroney, Alexandria VA, actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone)
1963 – Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead
1964 – Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)
1964 – Darryl Worley, American country singer
1966 – Ad-Rock, [Adam Horowitz], rocker (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)
1967 – Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice)
1970 – Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
1970 – Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon)
1970 – Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others)
1147 – Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)
1448 – Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1517 – Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)
1556 – John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1641 – Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41
1659 – John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)
1723 – Cosimo III de’ Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1793 – Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40
1879 – Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies
1920 – Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)
1926 – Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured
1964 – Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash
1968 – Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69
1983 – George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88
1984 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66
1986 – Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90
1987 – Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83
1988 – John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
1991 – Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million), dies of cancer at 97
1991 – Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70
1993 – Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73
1993 – River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23
1994 – Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76
1995 – Rosalind Cash, actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies at 56
2000 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
2002 – Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)
2005 – Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)
2006 – Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)
2010 – Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)
FBI Agents Posing As Internet Repairmen At Las Vegas Hotel Use ‘Oceans 11′-Style Tactics To Try And Bust Illegal Gambling Ring
” More like a play from Ocean’s 11 than the standard operating guidebook for FBI undercover operations, agents tricked their way inside three luxury villas at Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas, to gather evidence to bust an illegal sports betting ring.
To get away with their incredible ruse, federal agents first turned off Internet access to the villas then impersonated repair technicians to gain entry to get around a warrant, according to defense lawyers challenging the practice.
Dramatic new video, filmed through the lapel camera carried by one of the undercover agent’s, shows the level of subterfuge that the FBI used to bust the soccer World Cup gambling ring in Sin City.
The video shows investigators devising code words to use while they were inside, a back-and-forth about the cover story for an agent, who adopted the name ‘Sam,’ which he had used ‘for other stuff’ in the past, and a brief exchange about how another investigator should dress for the role of a technical repair nerd.
‘ If you put on that shirt, you have to look the part. Go all the way,’ said Mike Wood, an outside technician working for Caesars, advising Nevada Gaming Control Board Agent Ricardo Lopez before Lopez headed to one of the suites the morning of July 4. An FBI agent, Mike Kung, accompanied him also undercover.
The AP obtained about 30 minutes of audio and video recordings of the covert reconnaissance.
The FBI employed the ruse against the recommendation of an assistant U.S. attorney, Kimberly Frayn, according to lawyers for four of eight men charged in the case.
Defense lawyer Thomas Goldstein, who is challenging evidence the government collected in what he described as an illegal search, said that was code to turn Internet access back on.”
More lawless tactics from American “law enforcement” , shades of the Secret Service in Nashville where they tried , unsuccessfully to get local law enforcement to fake a search warrant … Read the whole piece
” The White House on Wednesday went into damage control over a senior administration official’s description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickenshit,” saying the remarks were “counterproductive.”
“ Comments like that do not reflect the administration’s views,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, calling the U.S.-Israeli relationship “as strong as ever.”
However, the Obama-Netanyahu relationship has always been frosty, and the latest insult further strains ongoing talks between the two leaders about how to address widespread unrest in the Middle East.
In a story published by the Atlantic Tuesday, senior administration officials framed Netanyahu as a cowardly politician solely motivated by self-interest. “
” Over 214,000 doctors won’t participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It’s also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
In January, an estimated 70% of California’s physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.
Here are some of the reasons why:
1. Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar – they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. “It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60,” a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. “For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medi-Cal-California’s Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement by up to 40 percent.” “
” An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.
The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.
It is a federal crime to cast votes if you are not legally eligible to vote. Non-citizens, whether in the country legally or not, are prohibited from voting in most local and all state and federal elections. Yet the VVA investigation found that hundreds of non-citizens have been voting in Frederick County, Maryland. One in seven Maryland residents are non-U.S. citizens.
Maryland state law makes it easier for non-citizens, both those present legally and those in the country against the law, to vote. Maryland issues drivers licenses to legal and illegal aliens. Driver’s licenses in turn make it easier under the Motor Voter law to register to vote. Maryland also offers copious taxpayer-funded social programs to non-citizens in the state. “
This news , coming on the heels of yesterday’s allegations of “calibration errors” in Maryland and Illinois’ last week , along with the Washington Post’s recently published guide to states requiring no ID to vote puts the lie to the meme that vote fraud is a myth .
Remember that every fraudulent vote negates the vote of a legal citizen , thus robbing that citizen of their civil right to participate in “free and fair” elections . Does your vote count ? Or has it been nullified by Mickey Mouse or the Dallas Cowboys ?
” The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.
“ Voter ID laws are at-issue across the country, with newly Republican-controlled legislatures having passed them in numerous states after the 2010 election,” explained The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “Most states still request some form of ID, but don’t require it. Another 20 states don’t require identification. In case you’re wondering where your state is at in all of this, a helpful (sic) graphic from the Post’s graphics team.” “
Published on Oct 27, 2014
Police officers in Saginaw, MI fired more than 45 shots at Jewel Hall’s son Milton. Despite abundant evidence that officers showed a reckless disregard for Milton’s life, the U.S. Justice Department did not charge any of the officers responsible for the killing.
In Washington D.C., the ACLU of Michigan is playing Jewel Hall’s testimony at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on “Reports of Racism in the Justice System of the United States.” Learn more at http://www.aclumich.org/MiltonHall “
Eight cops + one dog + forty six shots + 16 hits + one dead mentally ill man + no charges = Police State
” It was just a week ago when an Oklahoma teen’s picture of her school lunch went viral on social media.
It turns out that student is not alone in grumbling about school lunches, an investigation by the Washington Bureau discovered.
Since new federal nutrition standards began rolling out in 2012, fewer students are buying school lunches, even though enrollment is going up.
The Cox Washington Bureau reviewed U.S. Department of Agriculture documents and found thousands fewer students bought meals when stricter standards kicked in.
The rules, championed by first lady Michelle Obama and approved by congress, require more fruits, vegetables
,and whole grains in lunches. Plus, the rules put limits on sodium, sugar, fat and calories.
Nationwide, more than 1 million fewer students are taking advantage of school lunches each day, a drop of nearly four percent since 2012.”
Uploaded on Oct 19, 2011
” B.B.King – Guitar “Lucille”, Vocals
Leon Warren – Guitar
James Toney – Keyboard
Michael Doster – Bass
Calep Emphrey Jr. – Drums
Stanley Abernathy – Trumpet
James Bolden – Trumpet
Melvin Jackson – Saxophone
Walter King – Big Baritone
01. Ain`t No Love In The Heart Of The City
02. Introducing B.B.King Jam
03. Let The Good Times Roll
04. I`ll Survive
05. Bad Case Of Love
06. Peace Of Mind
02. Early In The Morning
09. Ain`t That Just Like A Woman
10. You Are My Sunshine
11. The Thrill Is Gone
12. I Know
13. Don`t Go No Farther
14. Please Accept My Love
15. Makin` Love Is Good For You “
Published on Oct 27, 2014
” People ask Google everything under the sun. One of the most commonly searched questions in the world is “How Can I Fall Asleep?” Allow us at SciShow to explain.
Watch more of the World’s Most Asked Questions here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… “
” The statist objective, always, is to make as many persons as possible, as dependent as possible, on a government as big as possible. “
637 – Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge.
701 – John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope
942 – Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III)
1077 – German king Henry IV gives away bisdom Utrecht county Staveren
1137 – Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.
1270 – The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ends by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
1340 – Battle of Rio Salado.
1389 – French king Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII
1468 – Charles the Stout occupies & plunders Luik
1470 – Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle.
1485 – Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey, London
1489 – Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I & Flemings
1502 – Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut for the second time.
1534 – English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church – a role formerly held by the Pope
1768 – 1st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
1772 – Capt Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown
1775 – 1st navy in US forms
1864 – Helena, Montana’s capital, founded
1866 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)
1873 – P T Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth,” debuts (NYC)
1888 – John J Loud patents ballpoint pen
1893 – Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890
1894 – Daniel Cooper patents time clock
1901 – Battle at Bakenlaagte: lt-col Bensons unit vs Boers
1905 – Tsar of Russia accepts 1st Duma (Parliament)
1914 – Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium) begins
1917 – British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
1922 – Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy
1939 – German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard
1941 – USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
1942 – 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
1943 – Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN
1944 – Anne Frank (of Diary fame) is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen
1944 – Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau
1944 – Scottish Highlanders liberate Waalwijk
1944 – Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II
1947 – 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
1948 – Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee
1952 – Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas
1953 – Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
1954 – Defense Department announces elimination of all segregated regiments
1956 – Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad
1957 – Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika
1960 – Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
1965 – Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open
1965 – Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
1968 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)
1968 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)
1972 – Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago
1973 – Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award
1974 – California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)
1974 – Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
1974 – Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire (‘The Rumble in the Jungle’)
1975 – NY Daily News runs headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead”
1977 – Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07
1980 – Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
1983 – The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
1987 – In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.
1988 – 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot
1988 – Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
1988 – NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
1989 – Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
1990 – England-France complete “Chunnel”
1991 – Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla
1994 – Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel’s Pentium-processor on Internet
1995 – Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada
2005 – The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
2012 – Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion
1218 – Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
1391 – Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author
1451 – Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)
1683 – George II [August], King of Great-Britain (1727-60)
1735 – John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Mass, 2nd president USA (1797-1801)
1807 – James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1844 – Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)
1873 – Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)
1880 – Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)
1884 – Rudolf Forster, Grobming Austria, actor (Threepenny Opera)
1885 – Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos), (d. 1972)
1893 – Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)
1894 – Jean Rostand, French biologist (d. 1977)
1895 – Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (d. 1964)
1895 – Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
1900 – Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
1904 – Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)
1906 – Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
1907 – Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)
1907 – Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
1917 – Ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)
1918 – Robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)
1919 – Jane Randolph, actress (Railroaded!)
1924 – Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
1928 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
1929 – Joan Ganz Cooney, founder (Children’s Television Workshop)
1930 – Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
1931 – David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
1931 – Dick Gautier, Los Angeles California, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific)
1932 – Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
1933 – Ken Berry, actor (Sam-Mayberry RFD, Vinton-Mama’s Family)
1934 – Hamilton Camp, London, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2)
1934 – Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
1935 – Michael Winner, producer/director (Big Sleep, Death Wish)
1935 – Robert Caro, American biographer
1938 – Ed Lauter, Long Beach, New York, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23)
1939 – Eddie Holland, US singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)
1939 – Grace Slick, Chicago, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit)
1939 – Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1940 – Miguel Calderon-Gomez, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1945 – Henry Winkler, NYC, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift)
1946 – Andrea Mitchell, NYC, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA)
1946 – Robert L “Hoot” Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)
1949 – David Green, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (Air Supply)
1949 – Otis Williams, [Otis Miles], TX, rock vocalist (Temptations)
1950 – Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets)
1951 – Harry Hamlin, Pasadena California, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law)
1953 – Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
1953 – Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
1954 – Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer
1955 – Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)
1958 – Kevin Pollak, SF, comedian (Usual Suspects, Grumpy Old Men)
1962 – Danny Tartabull, Miami FL, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
1964 – Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut
1964 – Howard Lederer, American poker player
1965 – Charnele Brown, East Hampton NY, actress (Kim-A Different World)
1965 – Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)
1970 – James Pedro, Danvers Mass, lightweight judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
1970 – Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower
1970 – Ben Bailey, American host of the game show Cash Cab
1978 – Amanda Swafford, American model
1984 – Eva Pigford, American model
1986 – Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper
1459 – Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, chancellor of Florence, dies
1553 – Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (b. 1489)
1583 – Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect/painter/archaeologist, dies at 83
1632 – Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded
1654 – Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (b. 1633)
1685 – Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)
1690 – Hieronymus van Beverningk, Duitch general, dies at 76
1787 – Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, dies at 58
1862 – Ormsby Mcknight Mitchel, US astronomer/Union-general-major, dies at 53
1899 – William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)
1912 – James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)
1915 – Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
1956 – Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83
1959 – Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33
1967 – Charles Trowbridge, actor (Mummy’s Hand), dies at 85
1975 – Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
1979 – Sir Barnes Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (b. 1887)
1985 – Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
1988 – John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86
1988 – T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
1991 – William Shea, (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84
1992 – Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67
1993 – Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
1993 – Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)
1995 – Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
2000 – Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)
2002 – Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
2006 – Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)
2007 – Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)
2007 – Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)
2007 – John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)
2009 – Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b.1908)
” As President Obama spoke this evening in Wisconsin, the crowd began to file out. Here’s video that captures some folks leaving, even as Obama’s voice can be heard in the background:
Mike Lowe, a political reporter, also made the observation on Twitter. “Some people –not a lot, but some — are leaving as the President is speaking,” wrote Lowe.
Some people –not a lot, but some — are leaving as the President is speaking.pic.twitter.com/KQOp97hrQ6
— Mike Lowe (@MikeLoweReports) October 29, 2014
Obama spoke tonight at a rally for Mary Burke, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin.
Attendees at a recent campaign event President Obama attended in Maryland also left early a couple weeks ago.”
Thanks to the Weekly Standard
Published on Oct 27, 2014
” http://RebelPundit.com Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward recently went on the record with RebelPundit to deliver a message to black communities across the country.”
” Early voting just started last week in Maryland, but there are already accusations that some voting machines are changing Republican votes to Democrat. Now Republicans are calling for an investigation by the State Board of Elections.
As Marylanders go to the polls, there are concerns that the vote you cast may not be for the candidate you want.
“ We’ve heard from scores of citizens in our district and around the state who have had this problem where they hit one button to vote for one person, and when they go to the summary they see that the other person was checked,” said Del Nik Kipke, (R) Anne Arundel County.
Republicans say they’ve received several dozen reports of Republican votes being changed to Democrat.
Del. Kathy Szeliga says it happened to her.”
Isn’t it a mite peculiar that all of the reported “calibration errors” seem to result in the same republican to democrat vote switch and never from democrat to republican ? … hmm .
Oh , we nearly forgot , they all seem to be appearing in democratic controlled states , first Illinois and now Maryland , what a coincidence .
” According to an article published yesterday by the Washington Times, the State Department is quietly planning to bring foreign Ebola patients to the U.S. for treatment. An internal State Dept. document reveals that the U.S. will agree to allow Ebola-infected doctors and other medical workers into the country for treatment, arguing that is the only way to convince other nations to send medical teams to West Africa to help combat the dreaded disease.
Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, according to the Times, which has reviewed the document. The article says the document argues that other nations will be less likely to send medical teams to West Africa unless the U.S. promises to treat any medical workers who contract the disease.
” The United States needs to show leadership and act as we are asking others to act by admitting certain non-citizens into the country for medical treatment for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during the Ebola crisis,” says the four-page memo. The document was authored by Robert Sorenson, deputy director of the office of international health and biodefense.
The Times says the memo states that the U.S. would prefer the patients be treated in Europe, but that there are some cases in which the U.S. is “the logical treatment destination for non-citizens.” “
” Researchers have reconstituted a viral genome from centuries-old caribou feces frozen in the subarctic, and they’ve used the ancient viruses to infect lab plants. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, offer a rare glimpse of viral evolution.
Ancient viruses provide snapshots of past diversity and a way to trace viral evolution, but their concentrations are low and intact samples are rarely successfully isolated from the environment. Cryogenically preserved samples in nature may be an untapped repository of preserved ancient viral genetic material.
A team led by Eric Delwart from the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed viral genetic material contained in an ice core obtained by drilling through layers of accumulated caribou feces up to 4,000 years old in a permanent ice patch in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Caribou gather on ice patches to escape pesky flying insects and heat in the summertime. After eating nearby veggies, they deposit feces that contain their DNA, partially digested plant material, as well as viruses—which can remain frozen for millennia.”