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Legendary Blues Guitarist B.B. King Dead At 89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Legendary blues guitarist died on Thursday night at the age of 89.

  Daughter Patty King said he died in Las Vegas of as-yet-undisclosed causes, two weeks after being placed in home hospice care while suffering from dehydration, according to CNN.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, King was widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential guitarists and blues musicians of all-time. After starting out on street corners in Mississippi as a youngster, he hitchhiked to Memphis in 1947 and got an early break when he performed on radio there the next year.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” He scored his first hit with 1952’s “Three O’Clock Blues” and soon began to tour extensively, logging an incredible 342 concerts in 1956. He released his first album, Singin’ the Blues, the next year, and during a career that spanned over six decades, he released more than 40 studio albums, in addition to over a dozen live albums.

  With hundreds of songs in his catalog, the man nicknamed the King of the Blues is best known for such signature tracks as: “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Everyday I have the Blues,” “Why I Sing the Blues” and “How Blue Can You Get.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more here and at the many links below :

 

Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89 in Las Vegas – CNN

‘King of the Blues’ legend BB King dies at 89 – AP

B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89 – NYT

B.B. King, Blues Legend, Dies at 89 – WSJ

B.B. King Dies At 89 Video – ABC News

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 – Billboard

King of Blues BB King dies – BBC News

B.B. King has died at 89. – UTSanDiego.com

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies At 89 – BuzzFeed

Blues Legend B.B King Dies in Las Vegas – Sky News

The King is gone: Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89 – Chicago Sun-Times

B.B. King dies at age 89 – CNBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More biographies:

 

B.B. King – Biography

B.B. King – Wikipedia

B. B. King – Notable Biographies

B.B. King – Rock Hall Of Fame

B.B. King – IMBd

B.B. King – AllMusic

B.B. King – Starpulse

B.B. King – Rolling Stone

B.B . King – MTV

BB King – Mojohand

B.B. King – ARTISTdirect

B.B. King – Musicians Guide

B. B. King – Hollywood.com

B.B. King – Achievement.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re in fine company up there in Blues Heaven … you will be missed … Rest In Peace Mr King

 

 

 

 

 

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Daily Video 5.24.15

Federal Government, Stop Interfering With Local Police!

 

 

 

 

Published on May 22, 2015

” Zo applauds President Obama’s efforts to stop providing military surplus equipment to local law enforcement. Hear why all conservatives should cheer these efforts as an example of federalism.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Bernstein

 

 

” Statism – the subordination of the individual to the state —  leads inevitably to the most hideous oppression.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A F Branco

 

 

ISIS Setbacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

1086 – Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III

1153 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots

1218 – The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.

1276 – Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.

1300 – King Philip IV occupies Flanders, Earl Gwijde captured

1370 – Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV

1487 – Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin

1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.

1621 – The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.

1658 – Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought

1689 – English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants

1738 – John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.

1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.

1809 – Dartmoor Prison opens to house French prisoners of war

1818 – Gen Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

1822 – Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain

1830 – “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” is published

1830 – 1st passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)

1844 – Samuel Morse taps out “What hath God wrought” (1st telegraph message)

1854 – Lincoln University, Penn, 1st Black college in US founded by John Miller Dickey and Sarah Emlen Cresson

 

 

 

1856 – Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

1861 – Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops

1861 – Maj Gen Benjamin Butler declares slaves “contraband of war”

1862 – Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time

1862 – Westminster Bridge across Thames opens

1877 – 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5

1878 – CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston

1879 – 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5

1881 – Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die

1883 – Brooklyn Bridge opened by Pres Arthur & Gov Cleveland

1884 – Anti-Monopoly party & Greenback Party forms People’s Party in US

1890 – Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma

1899 – 1st auto repair shop opens (Boston)

1900 – 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼

1901 – Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.

1902 – Cleve’s Bill Bradley is 1st ALer to hit a HR run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918

1905 – 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08

1915 – Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

1916 – Conscription begins in Britain

1916 – French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured

1916 – US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker

1926 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)

1928 – Record 12 future Hall of Famers take the field, as Yanks beat A’s 9-7

1930 – 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)

1930 – Ruth homers in both games of a doubleheader, giving him 9 in one week

1931 – 1st air-conditioned train installed-B&O Railroad

1935 – 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)

1936 – Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs); Ben Chapman sets record  reaching 1st 7 times safely, Yanks beat A’s 25-2

 

 

 

1941 – Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood1,416 die 3 survive

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean

1943 – U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje

1951 – Racial segregation in Wash DC restaurants ruled illegal

1954 – 1st rocket attains 150 mi (241 km) altitude, White Sands, NM

1954 – Dr Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st black to head an AMA unit

1954 – German airline Lufthansa forms

1954 – IBM announces vacuum tube “electronic” brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour

1956 – Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbāna.

1958 – Pres Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro’s rebellion

1958 – UP & International News Service merge into United Press International

1959 – 1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills Pa)

1960 – 1 millionth Dutch telephone installed

1961 – 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi

1962 – M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit

1963 – 1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely

1964 – Longest HR (471′) in Balt Memorial Stadium (Harmon Killebrew, Minn)

1964 – Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300

1966 – “Mame” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances

1967 – AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals

1968 – FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.

1969 – Beatles’ “Get Back,” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks

1970 – Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult

1970 – The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.

1971 – A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard

1974 – Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV

1976 – 1st commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Wash DC)

1976 – In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world’s best wines.

1980 – “Rock Lobster” by B-52’s hits #56

1980 – Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages

1981 – Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indy 500

1981 – Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain

1982 – Liberation of Khorramshahr, Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War.

1985 – “View to a Kill” premieres in US

1985 – -25) cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die

1986 – Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel

1987 – Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500

1988 – John Moschitta set record for fast talking: 586 words per minute

1989 – “Indiana Jones & Last Crusade” premieres

1989 – French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice

1989 – Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper, is awarded £600,000 in damages (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) after winning a libel action against Private Eye.

1990 – Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

1990 – A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.

1992 – Al Unser Jr wins Indy 500

1993 – Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war

1993 – Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement

1993 – Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey

1994 – Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash

1996 – “Spy Hard,” starring Leslie Nielsen is released

2001 – Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.

2001 – The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200 in Israel’s worst-ever civil disaster.

2001 – The Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an independent.

2004 – Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.

 

 

 

Births

15 BC – Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commander (d. 19)

1522 – John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)

1544 – William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)

1605 – Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1650 – John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist

1671 – Gian Gastone de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)

1738 – George III, King of Great Britain (1760-1820)

 

 

 

1743 – Jean-Paul MaratFrance , physician ,  revolutionary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1753 – Oliver CromwellBurlington NJdecorated black soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

1794 – William Whewell, British philosopher (History of Inductive Science)

1811 – Charles Clark, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

 

 

 

1816 – Emanuel LeutzeUSpainter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1816 – Robert Seaman Granger, (Union Army Bvt Major general, died in 1894)

1819 – Victoria Alexandrine, Queen of Great Britain (1837-1901)

1854 – Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)

1854 – John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy (d. 1918)

1868 – Charles E. Taylor, First aircraft maintenance professional (d. 1956)

1870 – Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)

1870 – Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations (d. 1950)

1878 – Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954)

1879 – H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese’s and founder (d. 1956)

1882 – Creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)

1887 – Edward “Mick” Mannock, Irish WWI flying ace (d. 1918)

1891 – Benedictus H Danser, Dutch botanist

1891 – William F Albright, US old testament scholar/archaeologist

1893 – W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda)

1895 – Samuel I Newhouse, US millionaire publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)

1903 – Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)

1904 – Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral

1904 – Patrick Johnson, physicist

1905 – Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)

1909 – Wilbur Mills, (Rep-D-Ark)/involved with Fanne Foxe

1911 – Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)

1913 – Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)

1914 – Lilli Palmer, [Peiser], Germany, actress (Gentle Sex, Lotte in Weimar)

1918 – Coleman A Young, civil rights leader (Mayor-D-Detroit)

1919 – Sid Couchey, Cleveland, Ohio, comic book artist (Richie Rich), (d. 2012)

1925 – Mai Zetterling, Vaeras Sweden, actress (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm)

1927 – John Kelly Jr, US, sculls (Oly-bronze-1956)/brother of Grace Kelly

1927 – Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)

1928 – William Trevor, Brit writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune)

1938 – Glen Hall, cricket leg-spinner (South African in one Test v England 1964)

1938 – Tommy Chong, Edmonton, Alberta, comedian/actor (Cheech & Chong)

1940 – Gary Burghoff, Bristol CT, actor (Radar-M*A*S*H)

1941 – Bob Dylan, [Zimmerman], Minn, singer/songwriter (Blowin’ in Wind)

1942 – Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I’m Telling You Now)

1942 – Sarah Dash, Trenton NJ, rocker (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)

1944 – Patti LaBelle, [Holt], Phila Pa, singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)

1945 – Priscilla Presley, Bkln NY, actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun)

1946 – Irina Kirszenstein Szewinska, Lenningrad, long jumper (Oly-bron-1972)

1946 – Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There’s the Rub, Locked In)

1949 – John Illsley, rocker (Dire Straits)

1949 – Jim Broadbent, English actor

1951 – Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)

1955 – Rosanne Cash, Memphis Tn, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder)

1962 – Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-96)

1963 – Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver

1963 – Michael Chabon, American author

1965 – Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director

1966 – Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver

1967 – Heavy D, rapper

1967 – Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-96)

1970 – Thomas Alden Page, Glenridge NJ, rocker (New Kids-Hangin’ Tough)

1973 – Ruslana, Ukrainian singer

1974 – Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian

1977 – Kym Valentine. Australian actress

1981 – Marketa Janska, Czech model and Playboy Playmate

1983 – Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw, Anglo-Australian videogame creator and critic

1985 – Tim Bridgman, British racing driver

1990 – Joey Logano, American racecar driver

1996 – Matthew Eappen, Boston Mass, baby killed by nanny Louise Woodward

 

 

Deaths

1144 – Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies

1153 – David I, King of Scots (1124-53), dies at about 68

1351 – Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)

1408 – Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)

1425 – Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)

1456 – Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)

 

 

 

1543 – Nicolas Copernicusastronomerdies in Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

1612 – Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48

1734 – Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)

1806 – John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723)

1843 – Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1765)

1861 – Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23

1861 – James T Jackson, US landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead)

1876 – Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1843)

1879 – William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73

1908 – Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1821)

1941 – Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle

1949 – Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (b. 1873)

1950 – Archibald Wavell, British general (b. 1883)

1959 – John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71

 

 

 

1963 – Elmore Jamesblues guitaristdies at 45 of a heart attack

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

1974 – Duke EllingtonJazz musician ,band leaderdies of cancer at 75

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

1984 – Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)

1986 – Stephen D Thorne, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33

1986 – Yakima Canutt, actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91

1987 – Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89

1991 – Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49

1993 – Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at 66

1994 – Yehuda Mor-Mirkovsky, Israeli kibbutz-founder, dies at 96

1995 – Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54

1996 – Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83

1996 – Jack McCarthy, kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81

1997 – Edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74

2004 – Henry Ries, American photographer (b. 1917)

 

 

 

2008 – Dick Martin , American comedian (b. 1922)

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

2009 – Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963)

2010 – Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)

2011 – Huguette Clark, Heiress of the Clark Copper fortune, life-long reclusion from society. (b. 1906)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ready For The Blues – 22 Vintage Blues Tracks – One Hour Of Blues

 

 

 

 

Published on Dec 29, 2014

” Ready For The Blues – 22 Vintage Blues Tracks
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00:00 – Don’t Start Me Talkin’ – Sugar Blue
03:56 – Still a Fool – Muddy Waters, Little Walter
07:14 – That’s Allright – Jimmy Rogers
10:06 – My Babe – Little Walter
12:51 – Rock Me – Muddy Waters, James Cotton
16:05 – Shake the Boogie – Sonny Boy Williamson
18:53 – All Night Boogie – Howlin Wolf
21:11 – I’m a Man – Bo Diddley, Billy Boy Arnold
24:15 – I’m In the Mood – John Lee Hooker, Eddie Kirkland
27:25 – King Biscuit Stomp – Big Joe Williams
30:00 – The Blues That Made Me Drunk – Sonny Boy Williamson
33:02 – Chicago Breakdown – Doctor Ross
35:59 – Baker Shop Boogie – James Cotton, Willie Nix
38:44 – Evening Sun – Big Walter Horton, Johnny Shines
41:14 – Easy – Big Walter Horton
44:18 – Jump the Boogie – Papa Lightfoot
46:41 – Mambo Chillun – John Lee Hooker
49:36 – Standing At the Crossraods – Elmore James
52:24 – Saturday Night – Roy Brown
54:46 – Straight Alky Blues – Leroy Carr
58:09 – Chicken Hearted Woman – Clarence Samuels
01:00:50 – Sugar Mama – Pee Wee Hughes

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Tim Wilson Explains What His Job Is As A Comedian At The Comedy House, Columbia SC

 

 

 

 

Published on Feb 27, 2014

” Tim Wilson stand-up comedy performed at the Comedy House Theatre on Berry Hill Rd in Columbia SC. In this clip, Tim warms up the audience at the top of the show and explains to them what his job is to do that night.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOMEMADE Folding-Fin 12ga. Shotgun Rounds – Surprising Results!

 

 

 

 

Published on May 16, 2015

” I threw together some toggle bolts and faucet washers I bought at the hardware store to make simple, folding-fin projectiles. Each round took less than a minute to assemble. How will they work? Will the fins pop out? Will they fly straight through the air or tumble? Will they be accurate? IMPOSSIBLE! Did I come in under my $5/video budget? YES!

  My videos are copyrighted. Please feel free to EMBED my videos but please do not download and re-post them.
Music information: Please watch the video to see the music credits.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edmund Burke

 

 

 

” We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick McKee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1059 – Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France

1275 – King Edward I of Engld orders cessation of persecution of French Jews

1420 – Jews of Syria & Austria expelled

1430 – Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the British

1536 – Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition

1568 – Battle at Heiligerlee: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, 100s killed

1568 – The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.

1576 – Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

1609 – Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.

1618 – 2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Four Catholic Lords Regents thrown out of window

1660 – King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England

1701 – After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London.

 

 

 

1706 – Battle of RamilliesMarlborough defeats French17,000 killed

 

 

 

 

 

 

1774 – Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)

1785 – Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

1788 – SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

1813 – South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”)

1861 – Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession

1862 – Battle at Front Royal, Virginia

1862 – Valley Campaign-Stonewall Jackson takes Ft Royal, Virginia

1863 – Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.

1864 – Battle of Dallas, GA

1864 – Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting

1865 – -24] Victory parade in Washington, DC (Grand Review)

1867 – Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

1873 – 1st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43

1873 – Canada’s North West Mounted Police Force forms

1876 – 1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)

1882 – 6″ of snow falls in eastern Iowa

1883 – 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43

1884 – 12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5

1887 – 1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC

1894 – William Love hosts ground breaking ceremonies for Love Canal

1898 – 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF

1900 – Associated Press News Service forms in NY

1901 – 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21

1901 – US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo

1903 – 1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1

1903 – 1st direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin

1908 – Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die

1915 – Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WW I

1916 – Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun

1921 – “Shuffle Along” 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC

1922 – Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat

1922 – Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

1923 – 1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain

1923 – Launch of Belgium’s SABENA airline.

1928 – Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die

 

 

 

1934 – The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the “Battle of Toledo”a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1935 – 1st scheduled night game, postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)

1939 – British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented

1939 – British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949

 

 

 

1939 – USS Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH26 die

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1940 – 1st great dogfight between Spitfires

1941 – Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1943 – -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund

1944 – British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy

1944 – Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front

1944 – Polo Grounds host 1st NYC night game since 1941

1945 – British milt police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz

1945 – German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British

1945 – Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44

1945 – Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary

1948 – Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs

1949 – Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)

1953 – 79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8

1958 – Schools 1st use Cliff’s Notes

1958 – Mao Tse tung start “Great leap forward” movement in China

1958 – Explorer 1 ceases transmission.

1959 – Presbyterian church accepts women preachers

1960 – Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

1962 – Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

1962 – OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life

1962 – Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7

1963 – NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000

1964 – Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

1965 – Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150

1969 – BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus

1969 – Who release rock opera “Tommy”

1970 – Grateful Dead’s 1st performance outside of US (England)

1970 – A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.

1971 – Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands

1974 – Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed

1977 – Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell

 

 

 

1977 – Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostages on a hijacked train in Nethchildren released May 27siege ends June 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 – “Kids Are All Right” premieres

1979 – Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy

1982 – BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina

1988 – Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990

1990 – Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion

1990 – Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26

1991 – Last Cubans troops leave Angola

1991 – US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion

1992 – Pres Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees

1994 – 270 pilgrims dies in bustle round Mina Saudi-Arabia

1994 – Star Trek The Next Generation, finale airs this week in syndication

1995 – 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)

1998 – The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes.

2002 – The “55 parties” clause of the Kyoto protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.

2003 – The euro exceeds its initial trading value as it hits $1.18 for the first time since its introduction in 1999.

2004 – Part of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.

 

 

Births

1052 – King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

1100 – Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)

1598 – Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized

1606 – Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)

1617 – Elias Ashmole, antiquary

1620 – Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized

1707 – Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist and the Father of Taxonomy (d. 1778)

1710 – Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)

1734 – Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)

1790 – Jules Dumont d’Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)

1795 – Charles Barry, architect

1813 – Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1820 – James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)

1820 – Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (d. 1891)

 

 

 

1824 – Ambrose Everett BurnsideMajor General (Union volunteers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1828 – Edward Hitchcock, America’s 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)

1834 – Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)

1837 – James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1844 – `Abdu’l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá’í Faith (d. 1921)

1848 – Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WW I)

1848 – Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator

1862 – William “Dummy” Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99

1875 – Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)

1883 – Douglas Fairbanks, Denver CO, actor (Zorro/3 Musketeers/Robin Hood)

1887 – Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)

1893 – Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)

1900 – Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)

1903 – Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)

1907 – Kenneth Allen, engineer

1908 – John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)

1908 – Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)

1910 – Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], NYC, bandleader (Come’on my House)

1910 – Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter

1910 – Scatman Crothers, [Benjamin], Terre Haute IN, actor (Zapped, Shining)

1911 – Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)

1912 – John Payne, Roanoke Va, actor (Restless Gun)

1914 – Alec Dickson, founder (VSO)

1915 – Clyde Wiegand, physicist

1917 – Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)

1918 – Bumps Blackwell, rocker

1920 – Sid Melton, Bkln NY, actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas)

1921 – Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It’s Great to Be Young)

1921 – James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)

1928 – Nigel Davenport, Cambridge England, actor (Without a Clue, Masada)

1928 – Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)

 

 

 

1928 – Rosemary ClooneyKentucky,  singer , actress

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

1931 – Barbara Barrie, Chicago, actress (Breaking Away, Barney Miller)

1933 – Bruce A Peterson, US test pilot (M2, HL-10)

1933 – Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)

1934 – Robert A Moog, inventor (Moog Synthesizer)

1936 – Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer

1937 – John Mazza, horse trainer

1939 – Ron Stevens, horse trainer

1942 – Zalman King, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (d. 2012)

1944 – Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)

1945 – Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire

1945 – Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)

1945 – Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)

1946 – H. Paul Shuch, American SETI scientist

1947 – Jonathan Pryce, North Wales, stage actor (Miss Saigon)

1950 – Linda Thompson, Memphis Tn, actress (Hee Haw)

1951 – Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)

1952 – “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)

1958 – Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)

1958 – Mitch Albom, American writer

 

 

 

1958 – Drew CareyCleve Ohactor/comedian (DrewDrew Carey Show)

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

1962 – Karen Duffy, [Duff], NYC, MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks)

1962 – Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality

1967 – Craig John Monk, Auckland NZ, finn class yachter (Olympics-96)

1970 – Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin

1970 – Bryan Herta, American race car driver

1971 – Laurel Holloman, American actress

1972 – Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver

1974 – Jewel Kilcher, Payson, Utah, American singer-songwriter (Pieces of You)

1974 – Ken Jennings, American game show contestant

1983 – Heidi Range, English singer (Sugababes)

 

 

Deaths

1125 – Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies

1304 – Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer

1423 – Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies

1498 – Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45

 

 

 

1523 – Ashikaga YoshitaneJapanese shogun (b. 1466)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1524 – Ismail I, Shah of Persia (b. 1487)

1568 – Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27

1670 – Ferdinando II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1610)

1691 – Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)

 

 

 

1701 – William KiddScottish piratehanged at London’s Execution Dock

 

 

 

 

 

 

1754 – John Wood, architect/town planner, dies

1783 – James Otis, American lawyer, dies

1841 – Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76

1842 – Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34

1851 – Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69

1855 – Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797)

1857 – Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789)

 

 

 

1868 – Kit CarsonAmerican trapperscoutand Indian agent (b. 1809)

 

 

 

 

 

1886 – Leopold von Ranke, German historian (b. 1795)

1895 – Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96

1906 – Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78

 

 

 

1934 – Bonnie ParkerAmerican outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1934 – Clyde Barrowoutlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush

 

 

 

 

 

 

1937 – John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla

1940 – Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies

1941 – Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies

1960 – Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies

1961 – Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53

1975 – Jackie “Moms” Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81

1979 – Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79

1981 – George Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83

1983 – Albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84

1986 – Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70

1991 – Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies

1991 – William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30

 

 

 

1994 – Joe PassUS jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

 

1996 – Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61

1996 – Rob Hall, New Zealand high altitude climber (b. 1941)

1996 – Scott Fischer, American high altitude climber (b. 1955)

2002 – Sam Snead, American golfer (b. 1912)

2012 – Joseph Lesniewski, soldier (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), dies at 91

2012 – Paul Fussell, American historian, dies from natural causes at 88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.20.15

 

 

National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

 

 

 

 

” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, May 20. 2015:

  • Memphis, Tennessee: An officer was arrested for domestic assault. Authorities determined he had been drinking at the time of the incident.ow.ly/NbySl
  • Henry County, Virginia: A deputy was arrested after an off-duty shooting. ow.ly/NbJWL
  • New York City Dept. of Homeless Services: A peace officer was arrested for an off-duty assault outside of Yankee Stadium. ow.ly/NbW4p
  • Update: Honolulu, Hawaii (First reported 05-07-15): An officer pled guilty to assault during gambling raid. He also resigned. ow.ly/Nc2Oq
  • Update: Santa Fe, New Mexico (First reported 12-14-12): The city settled with eight women who accused a now-former officer of stalking them on duty. In 2012, he pled no contest to a bevy of charges including contributing to the delinquency of a minor, stalking, and false imprisonment, among others. He successfully completed probation and all of the charges have been wiped from his record. He was allowed to retire before entering his plea. http://ow.ly/NcqKG
  • Bibb County, Georgia: A deputy was one of four people arrested in a housing scam. They allegedly stole abandoned houses and re-sold them. He had been a property crimes investigator but he was fired after his arrest. http://ow.ly/NcuJn
  • Update: Buffalo, New York (First reported 08-12-14): A labor arbitrator ordered the city to pay nearly $200,000 to a now-former officer who was fired and eventually convicted for participation in a marijuana grow operation. http://ow.ly/NcB81
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico: Two officers were fired for a jail cell beating caught on video. The prosecutor is now considering whether to file criminal charges. http://ow.ly/NcAP2
  • Montgomery County, Texas: A deputy was arraigned for a fatal motorcycle crash that killed a young colleague after a night out. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit. http://ow.ly/NcFWu
 

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Siegel – Schwall Band – “The Blues Is Alright”

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on May 30, 2009

” SAMBO ARTHUR IRBY takes lead vocals on this one.CORKY SIEGEL- Harmonica/Piano/Vocals. JIM SCHWALL – Guitar/Vocals, The “Legendary” SAM LAY – Drums/Vocals, ROLLO RADFORD – Bass/Vocals, SAMBO ARTHUR IRBY- Percussion’s, Drums, Vocals”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Introduction To Sledge Hammer – “Gun Crazy – Memorable Moments With The Cast”

 

 

 

Uploaded on Nov 1, 2011

” 14-minute documentary celebrating the best excerpts from spoof cop show “Sledge Hammer!” (that character played by David Rasche) – about the San Francisco detective with the nihilistic and misogynistic tendencies, ably backed up by his sexy sidekick, Dory Doreau (Anne-Marie Martin). Ever the bane of Captain Trunk’s (Harrison Page) life, his humorous antics kept TV audiences of the 1980s entertained and enthralled for two whole series. Move over, ‘Dirty Harry’ Callahan…..

If you’ve never discovered Inspector Hammer before, here are the perfect examples of his hilarious adventures…..

Written and produced by Alan Spencer. Copyright exists.

(The whole “Sledge Hammer!” experience is available on DVD at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-list…) “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Study: 82% Of People 60 & Older Working Or Expect To Work Past 65 – America’s Newsroom

 

 

 

 

H. L. Mencken

 

 

 

” The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Lester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events 

334 BC – The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus

 

 

 

 

 

760 – 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

 

 

 

1176 – Murder attempt by “Assassins” on Saladin near Aleppo

 

 

 

 

 

 

1200 – Peace of Goulet

1370 – Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels Belgium

1455 – Open battle in England’s 30-year War of the Roses (St Albans)

1455 – Richard of York takes St Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI

1570 – 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published

1629 – Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck

1761 – 1st life insurance policy in US, issued in Phila

1803 – 1st public library opens (Connecticut)

1807 – Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Va (acquitted)

1807 – Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila)

1819 – 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

1840 – The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.

1842 – Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground.

1843 – 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

1849 – Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

 

 

 

1856 – Violence in SenateSC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner

 

 

 

 

1863 – War Dept establishes Bureau of Colored Troops

1864 – Battle of N Anna River, VA (Totopotamy River, Haw’s Shop, Hanovertown)

1868 – Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash

1872 – Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)

1877 – 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38

1883 – Cub’s Billy Sunday’s 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out

1885 – 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49

1888 – Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers

1892 – Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube

1900 – Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative

1902 – 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6

1903 – Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.

1906 – 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45

1906 – Wright Brothers patents an aeroplane

1909 – 1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched

1915 – Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)

1915 – Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain, other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.

1926 – “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” by Gene Austin hits #1

1927 – 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed

1928 – US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act

1930 – Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)

1930 – Yankee “Bronx Bombers” hit 14 HRs in a game

1931 – Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida

 

 

 

1933 – Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay

 

 

 

 

 

 

1933 – World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated

1936 – Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.

1938 – Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field

1939 – Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign “Pact of Steel”

1940 – Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city

1941 – British troops attack Baghdad

1942 – Mexico declares war on nazi-Germany & Japan

1943 – 1st jet fighter is tested

1945 – 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa

1947 – “Truman Doctrine” goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece

1947 – 1st US ballistic missile fired

1953 – President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill

1954 – 80th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4

1955 – Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th

1956 – “Bob Hope Show,” last airs on NBC-TV

1959 – Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black gen-major in USAF

1960 – Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM

1961 – “Mother-In-Law” by Ernie K-Doe hits #1

1961 – 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle), opens

1962 – Robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600m

1962 – Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game

1962 – Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.

1964 – LBJ presents “Great Society”

1965 – “Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious” hits #66

1965 – Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride,” single goes #1

1965 – Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1967 – “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” debuts on NET (now PBS)

1967 – Fire at L’Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)

1968 – Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single

1969 – Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface

1970 – Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus

1970 – Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0

1972 – Ton Sijbrands becomes world checker champion

1972 – US president Nixon begins visit Moscow

1973 – President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up

 

 

 

1974 – Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later

 

 

 

 

 

1977 – Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)

1983 – Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament

1983 – Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR

1985 – Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader

1985 – US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR

1986 – Cher called David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

1987 – 30 killed in a Texas tornado

1990 – Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times

1990 – Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23

1990 – Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

1990 – North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen

1992 – India launches its Agni rocket

1992 – Johnny Carson’s final appearance as host of Tonight Show

1993 – Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1995 – Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised

1997 – Kelly Flinn, US Air Force’s first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.

2002 – In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.

2002 – American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

 

 

 

2004 – The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraskais wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wideIt also kills one local resident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 – An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of JoplinMissouri killing at least 158 peoplethe single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 – 14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India 

 

 

Births 

1622 – Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)

1671 – Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)

1715 – François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)

1724 – Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)

1804 – John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885

1821 – Alfred Sully, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

1844 – Mary Cassatt, US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing)

1849 – Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)

1859 – Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice

1885 – Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)

1891 – J R Becher, writer

1891 – Robert Gordon Sproul, educator/college pres (Univ of California)

1891 – Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)

1903 – Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)

1906 – Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)

1907 – Laurence Olivier, England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)

1908 – Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (d. 1970)

1908 – Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)

1914 – Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)

1920 – Thomas Gold, astronomer (proposed steady-state theory of universe)Austrian astrophysicist (d. 2004)

1922 – Judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)

1924 – Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)

1927 – Michael Constantine, Penn, actor (Room 222, Don’t Drink the Water)

1928 – T Boone Pickens, CEO (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co)

1930 – Kenny Ball, rocker, (d. 2013)

1930 – Harvey Milk, Woodmere, NY, politicians and gay activist, (d. 1978)

1934 – Peter Nero, NYC, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY)

1936 – M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)

1938 – Richard Benjamin, NYC, director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She)

1938 – Susan Strasberg, NYC, actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou)

1940 – Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)

1940 – Michael Sarrazin, actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don’t They)

1941 – Paul Winfield, LA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack)

1942 – Calvin Simon, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)

1942 – Theodore Kaczynski, American terrorist

1943 – Tommy John, pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)

1946 – George Best, footballer/soccer player (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

1950 – Bernie Taupin, lyricist (writes with Elton John)

1952 – Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat

1953 – John Edward Stevens, NYC, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List)

1955 – Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)

1955 – Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money)

1959 – Morrissey, rocker (Depeche Mode-Somebody)

1961 – Dana Williams, Dayton Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

1966 – Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)

1967 – John Vanderslice, American musician

1970 – Naomi Campbell, London England, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped)

1972 – Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint/actress (Tightrope)

1974 – A. J. Langer, American actress

1978 – Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress

1978 – Katie Price, British model

1979 – Nadia Khan, TV Presenter

1979 – Maggie Q, American actress

1982 – Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater

1983 – John Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer

1984 – Joe Lauzon, American martial artist

1985 – Caridee English, American Model

 

 

Deaths

337 – Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome (306-37) dies at 47

748 – Empress Genshō of Japan (b. 680)

987 – Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20

1068 – Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)

1455 – Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)

1455 – Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (killed in battle) (b. 1406)

1457 – Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)

1538 – John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)

1666 – Gaspar Schott, German scientist (b. 1608)

1745 – François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)

1819 – John H van Kinsbergen, lt-admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84

1868 – Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies

 

 

 

1885 – Victor HugoFrench writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1925 – John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Brit field marshall (WWI), dies at 72

1932 – Lady Augusta, [Isabella Gregory], playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80

1961 – Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53

1965 – Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77

1965 – Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies

1965 – Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882)

1967 – James Langston Hughes, American poet laureate, dies at 65

1972 – Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP’s), dies at 80

1975 – Lefty Grove, American Baseball Player (b. 1900)

1984 – John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery

1988 – Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71

1989 – Steven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (b. 1953)

1990 – Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies

 

 

 

1990 – Rocky Grazianoboxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100

1994 – Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist, dies at 68

1994 – Mitacq, [Michel Tacq], Belgium comic strip artist (Beaver Patrol), dies

1997 – Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1908)

2005 – Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)

2012 – Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, dies at 85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 05.19.15

 

 

National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

 

 

 

” Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, May 19, 2015:

  • Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, and other charges for a fatal collision he allegedly caused while he was on duty. He was in pursuit of a vehicle who had illegally passed in traffic. At the time of impact, his cruiser’s speed was estimated at more than 110 miles per hour. http://ow.ly/N6zrT
  • Dayton, Ohio: A now-former officer was sentenced to five years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, and a small fine for disorderly conduct. She attempted to disrupt an investigation in favor of her friend who fled a fatal auto wreck. http://ow.ly/N6DKG
  • Greenville, Mississippi: An officer was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband. http://ow.ly/N6EAp
  • Richard Stockton College, New Jersey: A now-former officer was sentenced to more than 2.5 years in prison for selling pills to an undercover agent when he was off-duty. http://ow.ly/N6KpN
  • Update: Minneapolis, Minnesota (First reported 04-06-15): An officer who threatened to break a teen’s legs during his arrest has been suspended pending an investigation into the incident.  ow.ly/N6Qbk
  • Update: Chicago, Illinois (First reported 2012): The twelfth and final officer involved in a long-running tow and extortion scheme was sentenced to one year in prison. ow.ly/N9iM0
  • South Bound Brook, New Jersey: The chief was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run and appeared to be intoxicated when he was questioned after the accident. ow.ly/N9juw
  • Altavista, Virginia: An officer resigned while under criminal investigation by the Virginia State Police. ow.ly/N9AwJ
  • Cherokee Indian Police Department (North Carolina): An officer faces several charges of domestic violence.ow.ly/N9CEV

 

 

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Biography

” Not only was Fats Waller one of the greatest pianists jazz has ever known, he was also one of its most exuberantly funny entertainers — and as so often happens, one facet tends to obscure the other. His extraordinarily light and flexible touch belied his ample physical girth; he could swing as hard as any pianist alive or dead in his classic James P. Johnson-derived stride manner, with a powerful left hand delivering the octaves and tenths in a tireless, rapid, seamless stream. Waller also pioneered the use of the pipe organ and Hammond organ in jazz — he called the pipe organ the “God box” — adapting his irresistible sense of swing to the pedals and a staccato right hand while making imaginative changes of the registration. As a composer and improviser, his melodic invention rarely flagged, and he contributed fistfuls of joyous yet paradoxically winsome songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,'” “Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now,” “Blue Turning Grey Over You” and the extraordinary “Jitterbug Waltz” to the jazz repertoire.

  During his lifetime and afterwards, though, Fats Waller was best known to the world for his outsized comic personality and sly vocals, where he would send up trashy tunes that Victor Records made him record with his nifty combo, Fats Waller & His Rhythm. Yet on virtually any of his records, whether the song is an evergreen standard or the most trite bit of doggerel that a Tin Pan Alley hack could serve up, you will hear a winning combination of good knockabout humor, foot-tapping rhythm and fantastic piano playing. Today, almost all of Fats Waller‘s studio recordings can be found on RCA’s on-again-off-again series The Complete Fats Waller, which commenced on LPs in 1975 and was still in progress during the 1990s.” Continue reading

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Frank Thurlowe Pulver…soldier, statesman, scientist.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Clinton Tragedy: Elian Gonzalez All Grown Up – PJTV

 

 

 

 

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” The kid forcibly deported at gunpoint, Elian Gonzalez, has now grown up. And, if only the Cuban govt. would let him go online, he’d tell you about it… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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” Government has no other end than the preservation of property.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

143 – Earliest known date in Amer-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed

685 – Battle at Nechtansmere/Dun Nechtain: Picts beat Northumbrians

878 – Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.

879 – Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state.

996 – Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III German emperor

1040 – King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency

1260 – Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire sends his envoy Hao Jing and two other advisors to the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong of Song; while attempting to negotiate with the Song in order to resolve their conflict, Hao Jing and his fellow emissaries are imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao.

1471 – King Edward IV enters London

1502 – Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena

1602 – Martha’s Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)
1674 – General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland

1725 – The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

1758 – Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.

1804 – Lewis & Clark Expedition begins

1809 – Battle at Aspern-Essling: Austrian arch duke Karl beats Napoleon

1832 – 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)

1840 – NZ became a British colony

1846 – 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii

1856 – Lawrence Kansas captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces

1861 – NC is 10th state to secede from Union

1861 – Richmond, Va is designated Confederate Capital

1863 – Siege on Port Hudson, Louisiana begins

1864 – Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.

1878 – 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25

1879 – War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.

1881 – American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

1886 – 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45

1891 – Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds

1894 – 22-year-old French Anarchist Émile Henry is executed by guillotine.

1897 – Yerkes Observatory 40″ (1m) refractor used for 1st time

1904 – Federation Internationale de Football Association (Soccer) forms in Paris

1906 – Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars

1907 – 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4

 

 

 

1908 – 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hydepremieres in Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8

1914 – Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota

1917 – Leo Pinckney, 1st American drafted during WW I

1917 – The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.

1918 – House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote

1921 – Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co

1922 – Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000

1924 – Leopold & Loeb kidnap Bobby Franks for fun

1925 – Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole

1927 – Lindburgh lands in Paris, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic

1929 – Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC

1930 – NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers

1932 – 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland

1934 – Oskaloosa Iowa, becomes 1st US city to fingerprint its citizens

 

 

 

1936 – Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover’s severed genitals in her handHer story soon becomes one of Japan’s most notorious scandals.

 

 

 

 

 

1940 – AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees

1941 – 1st US ship sunk by a U-boat (SS Robin Moore)

1941 – Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp

1945 – German war criminal Heinrich Himmler captured

1945 – Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart wed

1948 – NY Yank Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)

1950 – Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia

1955 – 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset

1956 – US explodes 1st airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll

1958 – Indonesian paratroopers reconquers Morotai Island

1960 – 86th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6

1961 – Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery

1964 – 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)

1964 – US begin intelligence flights above Laos

1966 – “Downtown” by Mrs Miller hits #82

1966 – 92nd Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4

1966 – Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97

1966 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

 

 

 

1968 – Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpionwith 99 menreported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – Robert Kennedy’s murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death

1969 – After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets

1970 – National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State U

1971 – National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga Tenn

1972 – Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.

1975 – Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart

1977 – 103rd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4

1977 – Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19

1978 – Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect

1979 – Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of SF mayor Moscone

1979 – Elton John becomes 1st western rocker to perform live in USSR

1980 – “Empire Strikes Back” premieres

1982 – British troops lands on Falkland Islands

1983 – “Bang The Drum All Day” by Todd Rundgren hits #63

1983 – 109th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4

1987 – Military coup in Fiji Islands under lt col Sitivani Rabuka

1988 – “Fat” by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

1988 – 114th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2

1990 – Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68

 

 

 

1990 – Last episode of Newhart” airs on CBS-TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994 – 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4

1994 – Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning

1994 – South Yemen secedes from Yemen

1996 – Blackout in many areas of Queens NY

1996 – Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs

1996 – Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win

1996 – The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.

1997 – Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 17th time

1998 – In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.

1998 – Suharto, the Indonesian dictator who had ruled for 32 years, resigns.

1999 – All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history

2001 – French Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.

2004 – Sherpa Pemba Dorjie climbs Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 minutes, breaking his rival Sherpa Lakpa Gelu’s record from the previous year.

2004 – Stanislav Petrov is awarded the World Citizen Award for averting a potential World War III in 1983.

2006 – The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.

 

 

 

2007 – The Cutty Sark is badly damaged by fire in LondonEnglandShe is the last surviving clipper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 – 120 people are killed and 350 injured by a suicide bomb in Sana’a, Yemen

2012 – 13 people are killed and 22 people injured after a bus falls 80 metres off a cliff in Albania

 

 

Births

1471 – Albrecht Durer, Nornberg Germany, Renaissance painter/print maker

1527 – Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) & Portugal (1580-98)

1633 – Joseph de La Barre, composer

1653 – Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1697)

1688 – Alexander Pope, London, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d.1744)

1755 – Alfred Moore, American judge (d. 1810)

1821 – John F Loudon, Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director

1822 – Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1900

1822 – Mosby Monroe Parsons, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1865

1825 – George Lafayette Beal, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1835 – Newton Martin Curtis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1835 – František Chvostek, Moravian physician (d. 1884)

1850 – Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)

1860 – Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)

1865 – C J Thomsen, Denmark, archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages

1872 – Henry Warren, Boston Mass, inventor (Telechon electric clock)

1873 – Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (d. 1941)

 

 

 

1878 – Glenn Hammond CurtissUSaviator , inventor (hydroplane)

 

 

 

 

 

1882 – Georgine M “May” Basting, actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel)

1898 – Armand Hammer, NYC, millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum)

1903 – Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil’s Planet)

 

 

1904 – Fats Waller, [Thomas Wright], jazz singer/composer (Ain’t Misbehavin’)

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

1916 – Harold Robbins, NYC, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy)

1917 – Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)

1917 – Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)

1918 – Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist

1921 – Andrei Sakharov, Moscow, physicist, human rights worker (Nobel ’75)

1923 – Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)

1924 – Peggy Cass, Boston MA, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame)

1926 – Dan Perlsweig, horse trainer

1927 – Kay Kendall, Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)

1929 – Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)

1930 – Stanley Wells, director (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham)

1932 – John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)

1934 – Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate

1935 – Terry Lightfoot, clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)

1938 – David Groh, Bkln NY, actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day)

1941 – Ronald Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout)

1942 – Robert C Springer, St Louis, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38)

1943 – Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)

1944 – Janet Dailey, US, author

1944 – Mary Robinson, pres of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )

1944 – Mike Degett, horse trainer

1945 – Ernst Willi Messerschmid, Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)

1947 – Bill Champlin, Oakland Ca, rocker

1952 – Mr. T, [Lawrence Tureaud], Chicago, American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T)

1954 – Bill Abbott, Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96)

1955 – John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet

1957 – Judge Reinhold, Wilmington DE, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

1957 – Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)

1957 – Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress

1958 – Sabine Bischoff, Tauberbischofsheim, Germany, fencer (Oly Gld 1984), (d. 2013)

1959 – Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director

1961 – Tim Lever, keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)

1964 – Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)

1968 – Matthias Ungemach, German rower

1972 – Liliko Ogasawara, Englewood NJ, middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)

1972 – The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], New York City, New York, rapper (Life After Death), (d. 1997)

1974 – Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)

1979 – Scott Smith, mixed martial arts fighter

1981 – Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)

1984 – Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen

1985 – Frustaci Septuplets, California, Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7

1986 – Myra, Mexican-American singer

1991 – Sarah Ramos, American actress

1994 – Tom Daley, English diver

 

 

 

Deaths

987 – Louis V, last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies

1254 – Conrad IV of Germany (b. 1228)

1481 – Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies

 

 

1542 – Hernando de Soto , dies while searching for goldnear Mississippi

 

 

 

 

 

1650 – James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, Scottish general, hanged

1664 – Elizabeth Poole, Puritan businesswoman

1670 – Niccolo Zucchi, Italian astronomer (b. 1586)

1690 – John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85

1703 – Roemer Vlacq, Dutch admiral, dies in battle

1719 – Pierre Poiret, French mystic (b. 1646)

1786 – Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43

1810 – Charles GLAAT chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont, French spy, dies at 81

1862 – John Drew, Irish-born American actor (b. 1827)

1894 – August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54

1894 – Emile Henry, French anarchist (b. 1872)

1911 – Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (b. 1857)

1915 – Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (b. 1875)

1919 – Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship’s doctor/writer, dies

1919 – Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853)

1924 – Bobby Franks, killed by Leopold & Loeb, at 14

1926 – Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40

1952 – John Garfield, actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies at 39

1964 – James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)

1965 – Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (b. 1882)

1966 – Pat O’Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75

1970 – Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63

1970 – E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885)

1981 – Patsy O’Hara, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)

1981 – Raymond Mccreesh, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)

1987 – Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57

1990 – Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies

1991 – Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated at 46

1992 – Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24

1993 – John Frost, English lt-col (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80

1994 – Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60

1994 – John Henry Weidner, Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81

1995 – Les Aspin, US sec of Defense (1993-95), dies of stroke at 56

1996 – Al “Lash” La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78

1996 – Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist, dies at 67

1996 – Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist, dies at 83

2000 – Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)

2000 – Sir John Gielgud, British actor (b. 1904)

2000 – Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956)

2003 – Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (b. 1928)

2005 – Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (b. 1919)

2006 – Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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