Category: Education

The Fiscal Cost Of Unlawful Immigrants And Amnesty To The U.S. Taxpayer



Immigration Costs 2013 - Table 4


” Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue:

  • Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.
  • Means-tested welfare benefits. There are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • Public education. At a cost of $12,300 per pupil per year, these services are largely free or heavily subsidized for low-income parents.
  • Population-based services. Police, fire, highways, parks, and similar services, as the National Academy of Sciences determined in its study of the fiscal costs of immigration, generally have to expand as new immigrants enter a community; someone has to bear the cost of that expansion.

  The cost of these governmental services is far larger than many people imagine. For example, in 2010, the average U.S. household received $31,584 in government benefits and services in these four categories.

  The governmental system is highly redistributive. Well-educated households tend to be net tax contributors: The taxes they pay exceed the direct and means-tested benefits, education, and population-based services they receive. For example, in 2010, in the whole U.S. population, households with college-educated heads, on average, received $24,839 in government benefits while paying $54,089 in taxes. The average college-educated household thus generated a fiscal surplus of $29,250 that government used to finance benefits for other households.

  Other households are net tax consumers: The benefits they receive exceed the taxes they pay. These households generate a “fiscal deficit” that must be financed by taxes from other households or by government borrowing. For example, in 2010, in the U.S. population as a whole, households headed by persons without a high school degree, on average, received $46,582 in government benefits while paying only $11,469 in taxes. This generated an average fiscal deficit (benefits received minus taxes paid) of $35,113.

  The high deficits of poorly educated households are important in the amnesty debate because the typical unlawful immigrant has only a 10th-grade education. Half of unlawful immigrant households are headed by an individual with less than a high school degree, and another 25 percent of household heads have only a high school degree.

  Some argue that the deficit figures for poorly educated households in the general population are not relevant for immigrants. Many believe, for example, that lawful immigrants use little welfare. In reality, lawful immigrant households receive significantly more welfare, on average, than U.S.-born households. Overall, the fiscal deficits or surpluses for lawful immigrant households are the same as or higher than those for U.S.-born households with the same education level. Poorly educated households, whether immigrant or U.S.-born, receive far more in government benefits than they pay in taxes. “


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In Case You Haven’t Heard A Oklahoma Teen Boy Bragged About Raping Someone And No One Is Doing Anything About It





” The teenage boy in question is named Tristen Cole Killman. From the reports on other blogging sites, this is basically what happened. 

  Tristen Cole Killman has allgedly raped 3 girls at Norman High School in Oklahoma. Since this issue has been taken to social media, these girls have since been bullied by classmates and even have been kicked out of school.

  The victims are between 14 and 16 years old. The first victim is a 16 year old girl and was raped in January but did not come out until after. The second victim was allegedly raped on September 19th and is 16 years old. This rape is the one in which there is a video of and he admits to it in another video. The third victim is a 14 year old girl and was raped 4 days after the second.

  The school’s reasoning for kicking these girls out? “Disseminating a video of Tristen penetrating one of the alleged rape victims.” YEA, you read that correctly, THERE IS A VIDEO OF HIM RAPING THE GIRL!

  Though the local law enforcement says that it is “actively” investigating these chargers, Tristen continues to walk free. 

  This small-town issue has been brought to the forefront of feminist bloggers because of the actions of the Norman feminist knitting club. According to them, the teenage girls have been attacked through social media by classmates for speaking out. Like many other schools, Norman High School has a “strict” anti-bullying policy that includes cyberbullying. So, why did they kick the girls out for shaming their rapist and nothing has been done to those who have been bullying them and actually breaking a school code of conduct. The bullying of the first victim, started roughly after the assault. Tristen, who had shot the video of him raping the first victim in September, traveled fast through the school.

  Now, from my understanding, this video was even marketed as rape. A student, after seeing the video, went up to the victim and said “I hear you love being raped in the ass.” Like WHAT?! This is how bad our rape culture is, that students have seen a video that is even shown as rape and decide to harass the victim and not the rapist!! “


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Today In The Past




1034 – King Malcolm II of Scotland (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda), King of Scots dies (b. 980). Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.

1165 – RC German emperor Frederik I Barbarossa visits Utrecht

1177 – Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1185 – Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)

1277 – Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III

1357 – Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace




1491 – The siege of Granadalast Moorish stronghold in Spainbegins.






1500 – Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

1667 – A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.

1703 – The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people perish in the mighty gale.

1715 – 1st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn

1744 – Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague

1758 – Britain capture Ft Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French 

1783 – Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US

1792 – Farmer’s Almanac 1st published

1817 – 1st sword swallower in US performs (NYC)

1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents

1839 – A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.

1841 – 35 Amistad survivors return to Africa




1863 – Battle of Missionary RidgeTennessee






1864 – Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails

1864 – Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia

1867 – Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

1867 – US Congress commission looks into “impeachment” of President Andrew Johnson

1874 – The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1876 – Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife’s sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

1884 – John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk

1897 – Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy




1899 – Battle at GraspanCape colonyGeneral Methuen beats Farmers






1912 – American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Ill

1920 – 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)

1922 – Archaeologist Howard Carter enters King Tut’s tomb

1930 – 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito Japan)

1933 – 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261′ (80m)

1937 – World’s fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)

1940 – Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die

1940 – U of Mich retires Tom Harmon’s #98




1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock


Knock Knock





1940 – First flight of the deHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.

1941 – German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)

1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.




1948 – Ft Funston’s 16-inch coastal guns removed






1949 – “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appears on music charts

1949 – Ted Williams, wins AL MVP

1950 – UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia

1951 – 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Alabama, America

1951 – Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears

1952 – George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL

1953 – Earthquake/tsnunami strike Honshu Japan

1955 – Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states

1957 – Pres Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

1960 – “Amos ‘n’ Andy” made its last broadcast on CBS radio

1960 – 1st atomic reactor for research & development, Richland Wa

1960 – CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series




1960 – The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.






1961 – NBA’s Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points

1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O’ Nails Club

1966 – Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)

1970 – Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year

1970 – In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.




1971 – 37th Heisman Trophy AwardPat SullivanAuburn (QB)






1973 – 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai

1973 – Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos

1973 – Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure

1974 – Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21

1976 – OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

1976 – The Band’s farewell concert at SF’s Winterland Ballroom

1976 – Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove genl theory of relativity

1977 – David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins

1977 – Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight

1979 – Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt

1979 – Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30

1980 – Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore

1980 – Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

1981 – Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles

1981 – Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

1982 – The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson’s Department Store.

1983 – Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1983 – Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off

1983 – Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli




1983 – World’s greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of goldHeathrowEngland ( Nov 26 )




1984 – William Schroeder, is 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart

1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, Pres Reagan reveals secret arm deal

1987 – Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.

1988 – Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges

1988 – US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed

1990 – Lech Walesa wins in Poland’s 1st popular election

1993 – Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead

1996 – After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends

1997 – US telephone tech Richard Bliss, arrested for spying in Russia

2005 – Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.

2008 – A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one.

2009 – Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.





1454 – Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus (d. 1510)

1501 – Yi Hwang, Confucian scholar (d. 1570)

1577 – Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)

1703 – Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)

1714 – Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)

1721 – Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies)

1814 – Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

1823 – Joseph Alexander Cooper, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1910

1825 – Edward Augustus Wild, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891




1835 – Andrew CarnegieScottish/US industrialist/philanthropist







1841 – Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)

1843 – Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)

1844 – Karl F Benz, German designer/auto manufacturer (4-taktmotor)




1846 – Carrie NationAmerican temperance advocate (d. 1911)






1852 – Johan N Salvator, [Johann Orth], archduke of Austria

1874 – Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)

1880 – Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf

1887 – Nikolai Vavilov, Russian geneticist (d. 1943)

1890 – Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)

1903 – Martin Soames, traveller

1903 – William Dehart Hubbard, Cin Ohio, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1924)

1904 – Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)

1907 – John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)

1909 – Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer

1913 – Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)

1914 – “Joltin'” Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper (56 game hitting streak), (d. 1999)




1914 – Eddie Boydblues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)



Five Long Years

Too Bad with Peter Green

Night Time Is The Right Time

The Blues Is Here To Stay





1915 – Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)

1919 – Ricardo Montalban, Mx, actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)

1924 – Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist

1924 – Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.

1925 – Jeffrey Hunter, Orleans La, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage)

1926 – Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)

1926 – Poul [William] Anderson, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)




1928 – James “Jimmy” JohnsonUS gospel/blues singer/guitarist


As The Years Go Passing By

Take Five

One Room Country Shack with Buddy Guy

Sky is Crying





1933 – Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)

1938 – John “Jack” Baines, mountaineering publisher

1939 – Martin Feldstein, economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal)

1940 – Percy Sledge, soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman)

1940 – Richard Furrer, Worgl Germany, astronaut (STS 22)

1940 – Joe Gibbs, American football coach

1943 – Roy Lynes, rocker (Status Quo)

1944 – Ben Stein, American actor




1947 – John LarroquetteNew Orleans LAactor (Dan Fielding-Night Court)


Night Court

Winners Circle

John Larroquette Show






1948 – Storm Field, [Elliot], NY, weatherman (WABC TV, WCBS TV)

1949 – Rita Jenrette, San Antonio Tx, wife of Rep John Jenrette (D-SC)

1949 – [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)

1951 – Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)

1953 – Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron

1956 – Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)

1960 – Amy Grant, Augusta, Georgia, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby)

1960 – Mary Ostergren, St Paul Minn, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1963 – Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)

1963 – Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer

1964 – Wendy Wyland, Jackson Mich, platform diver (Olympic-bronze-1984)

1965 – Mike Gebhardt, Columbus Ohio, mistral yachter (Olympics-6th-1996)

1965 – Yasmin “Yaz” Farooq, Waupun Wisc, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)

1967 – Anthony Nesty, swimmer (won Suriname’s 1st gold olympic medal)

1967 – Gregg Turkington, American comedian (as Neil Hamburger) and musician

1971 – Christina Applegate, Hollywood, actress (Kelly-Married With Children)

1976 – Donovan McNabb, American football player

1977 – Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver

1978 – Lauren Hewitt, Australian 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96)

1978 – Ringo Shiina, Japanese musician

1981 – Barbara and Jenna Bush (twin daughters of U.S. president George W. Bush)

1981 – Mauricio Rua, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist

1983 – Joey Chestnut, American champion competitive eater

1986 – Amber Hagerman, American kidnapping and murder victim, basis of the Amber Alert system (d. 1996)

1990 – Yasmin van der Meer, 15 millionth Netherlander





311 – Peter of Alexandria, Christian martyr

992 – Mieszko I, Polish advisor to Pope John XV, dies

1120 – William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England (b. 1104) dies in White Ship tragedy trying to save his illegitimate half-sister Countess of Perche while crossing the English Channel




1326 – Prince KoreyasuJapanese shogun (b. 1264)






1374 – Philip II of Taranto, Titular emperor of Costantinople (b. 1329)

1456 – Jacques Coeur, French merchant/banker, dies in battle

1560 – Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (b. 1466)

1686 – Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (b. 1638)

1694 – Ismael Bullialdus, French astronomer (b. 1605)

1700 – Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (b. 1643)

1748 – Isaac Watts, British hymnwriter (b. 1674)

1865 – Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies

1881 – Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (b. 1794)

1885 – Thomas A Hendricks, 21st VP, dies at 66, 8 months after taking office

1913 – Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer (Ball Screw), dies

1920 – Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)

1923 – Ernst Debes, German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83

1948 – Kanbun Uechi, karate master (b. 1877)




1949 – Luther “Bill” Robinson, “Bojangles” famed tap dancerdies at 71


Bill Bojangles Robinson and Shirley Temple

The Sand Dance

Great Tap Dancing

Let’s Scuffle





1958 – Charles F Kettering, invented auto self-starter, dies at 82

1968 – Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

1968 – Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)

1971 – Hank Mann, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 84

1972 – Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79

1972 – Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)

1973 – Laurence Harvey, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of cancer at 45

1973 – Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison

1974 – Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26

1974 – [Sithu] U Thant, UN Sec-General (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65

1981 – Jack Albertson, actor (Chico & the Man), dies at 74

1989 – Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)

1990 – Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27

1993 – Anthony Burgess, novelist (Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76




1995 – Ambrose Thibodeauxcajun accordionistdies at 92


Grand Mamou

Elton Waltz

Lafayette Two Step

Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés





1997 – Fenton RobinsonUS blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62


Somebody Loan Me A Dime

Slick and Greasy

The Sky Is Crying

Don’t Start Me To Talkin’





1998 – Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)




1998 – Flip WilsonAmerican actor and comedian (b. 1933)


The Church Of What’s Happening Now

Early Standup

                                                           Geraldine with Ray Charles                                                           

Flip Wilson Show with Lucille Ball





2005 – George Best, former footballer dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

2006 – Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)

2006 – Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (b. 1931)

2006 – Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)

2010 – C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)

















7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life







Published on Aug 31, 2013

” Here are some AMAZING quick and simple life hacks in this survival edition. Enjoy!
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1. Need some light in a pinch and a candle alone won’t cut it? Grab a soda can and cut open the sides, fold them out and place the candle in. This will reflect your light and give you some decent protection from the elements.

2. If you ever find yourself without a clean water source grab a piece of cloth and 2 containers. Put the dirty water in one container and run the cloth from it to the empty glass. After a short while you will have filtered, muck free water. Remember to boil..

3. Need to get a cooking fire going with minimal effort? Grab an empty egg carton and place charcoal into the slots. Seal it up, light a corner and enjoy.

4. If the mosquitoes are getting bad you can repel them easily using common household herbs. Since you already have that little cooking fire going, sprinkle some basil or drop some rosemary on the coals. The bugs can’t stand it and will stay far away.

5. How about a solar microwave? Grab a small food box and cut out a fold. Wrap the top in aluminum foil and line the inner box with it as well. Place your food inside and give it some time. You now have a solar charged grilled cheese sandwich.

6. Need to find the right direction home? Get a small sliver of metal such as a needle and rub it against your clothing several times. Place the needle on a leaf and float it in some water. The needle will point you North.

7. And finally, the emergency oil lamp. Grab some old cloth and bundle it up. Take a soda can and fill it about half way with olive oil. Place the cloth into the can and light. You have yourself a makeshift oil lamp that will last hours. “










Today In The Past




380 – Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

496 – Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope

642 – Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1105 – Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary

1190 – Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King.

1434 – Thames River freezes




1542 – Battle at Solway MossEnglish beat Scottish King James






1587 – Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins

1639 – 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)

1642 – Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

1643 – Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France

1655 – English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans

1703 – 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila

1715 – Thames River freezes

1759 – Destructive eruption of Vesuvius

1832 – South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification

1835 – Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

1859 – Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”




1863 – Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee ( see UE Events 11/23)






1871 – National Rifle Association organized (NYC)






1874 – Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire

1896 – 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont

1903 – Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter

1915 – Serbian leader flees to Albania

1917 – Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.

1918 – Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party

1922 – Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers “for 1 year”

1925 – Eugene O’Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC

1930 – 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days

1932 – In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

1936 – Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize




1941 – Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar






1944 – US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo

1948 – Ireland votes for independence from UK

1949 – Britain nationalizes it’s steel & iron industry




1950 – US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea






1951 – British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge

1954 – Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened

1954 – France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria

1957 – Cleveland Browns’ fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

1960 – Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

1963 – 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald

1964 – For 1st time since 1800, residents of Wash DC permitted to vote

1966 – 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog




1969 – Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial (see UE Events 11/12)





1971 – Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000






1971 – Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ

1974 – Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

1977 – Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)

1979 – US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange

1980 – Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri




1981 – 1st air-launched cruise missile tested






1982 – Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan

1983 – PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese

1989 – Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia

1991 – 1st intl flight from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)

1991 – Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

1991 – US 75th manned space mission “STS 44″ Atlantis 10 launched

1993 – Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales

1993 – In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.

1996 – Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship

2005 – Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

2007 – Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.





1273 – Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)

1394 – Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)

1420 – John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)

1583 – Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)




1632 – Baruch “Benedict” de SpinozaAmsterdamrationalist philosopher






1642 – Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal

1712 – Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)

1713 – Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)

1729 – Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)

1766 – J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist




1784 – Zachary Taylor, (Whig12th Pres (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)






1806 – William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)

1815 – James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1865

1815 – Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)

1829 – William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903




1853 – Bat MastersonAmerican gunfighter (d. 1921)






1859 – Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)




1864 – Henri de Toulouse-LautrecFrancepainter (At the Moulin Rouge)









1868 – Scott JoplinUSentertainer/composer (The Entertainer)



Maple Leaf Rag

The Entertainer



1876 – Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust

1886 – Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)

1887 – Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)

1888 – Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)

1888 – Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)

1896 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)

1911 – Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter

1912 – Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)

1912 – Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)

1912 – Theodore “Teddy” Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger

1913 – Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)

1916 – Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term “sci-fi”

1918 – Tom “Stubby” Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)

1918 – William Strethan “Wild Bill” Davis, musician

1925 – William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)

1930 – Bob Friend, baseball player

1938 – Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)




1938 – Charles StarkweatherAmerican Spree Killer (d. 1959)






1939 – Jim Yester, Birmingham Alabama, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)

1939 – Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)


1941 – Donald “Duck” DunnTN, bassist (Booker T-MG’s , Walkin’ the Dog), (d, 2012)



Green Onions


2 Minute History






1941 – Pete Best, drummer (Beatles)

1942 – Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)

1942 – Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)

1943 – Lee Michaels, rocker

1946 – Bev[erley] Bevan, Birmingham England, rock drummer (ELO)




1946 – Ted BundyBurlington VTserial murderer






1947 – Dwight Schultz, Balt Md, actor (A-Team)

1948 – Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan’s Secret)

1948 – Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)

1950 – Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)

1950 – Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)

1952 – Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)

1955 – Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)

1957 – Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)

1957 – Denise Crosby, Hollywood California, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen)

1961 – Carl Sundquist, Indianapolis Ind, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1961 – Arundhati Roy, Indian writer

1962 – John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)

1964 – Brad Sherwood, American comedian

1964 – Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)

1965 – Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)

1966 – Paul Robinett, American internet personality

1968 – Dawn Robinson, singer (En Vogue)

1968 – Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3×40 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1970 – Chad Taylor, musician (Live)

1970 – Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete

1971 – Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner

1974 – Stephen Merchant, British comedian

1976 – Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympics-Bronze-94)

1978 – Katherine Heigl, Washington, D.C., actress (Grey’s Anatomy)





654 – Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)

1192 – Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27

1468 – Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)

1531 – Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)

1541 – Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)




1572 – John KnoxScottish preacherdies at about 67







1583 – René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)

1674 – Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72

1770 – Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)




1781 – James CaldwellAmerican revolutionary (b. 1734)


File:James Caldwell American Revolution.jpg





1801 – Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)




1807 – Joseph BrantMohawk leader (b. 1742)






1840 – Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82

1863 – Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia

1885 – Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27




1916 – Sir Hiram Stevens MaximAmerican-born gunsmith (b. 1840)







1923 – Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39

1943 – Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)

1957 – Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

1962 – James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s assassinator, shot dead by Jack Ruby

1964 – John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55

1980 – George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85




1985 – Big Joe TurnerAmerican singer (b. 1911)


Shake, Rattle & Roll

Flip Flop Fly

Roll ‘Em Pete with Pete Johnson

Cherry Red





1990 – Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)

1991 – Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47

1991 – Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss-Beth), dies of cancer at 41

1991 – Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45

1992 – Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94




1993 – Albert Collinsblues guitarist (Don’t Lose Your Cool), dies at 61(see UE 10/1 Births)





1993 – Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24

1994 – Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88

1994 – Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart), dies at 55

2001 – Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)

2002 – John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)

2003 – Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)

2003 – Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)

2004 – Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)

2005 – Pat Morita, American actor (b. 1932)


















What Food Banks Need Most (And What They Get Too Much Of)


what food banks need most



” Is there a food drive going on near you? Every day for the last week, our kindergartener has loaded up her purple backpack with groceries for her class’s food drive. Boxes of whole-grain pasta and jars of tomato sauce, brownie mix and canola oil, all easier-to-make versions of meals I regularly fix for our family. But I got to thinking, are these really the most useful things to donate?

  When we lived in Rome, there was an immigrant woman who used to sit on a plastic crate outside the grocery store. She wore a shawl around her shoulders and scarf on her head. Sometimes her daughter would be there too, a girl about eight years old with long dark hair. Almost always I’d be pushing our big blue double stroller, two apple-cheeked American toddlers in tow. Almost the woman or child would ask for food, pleading in Italian.

  Yes, I’d nod. I’ll help. At least I’ll try. 

  Not speaking Italian well enough to understand the details of their situation, not to mention the complexities of the Italian social system, I’d do what I thought was best. Pick up a few things they could eat right then, plus a few dinner items to take home. Ready-made sandwiches, bottles of milk, string cheeses and fruit. For later, pasta (it was Italy after all), tomatoes, maybe a sliver of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, the good stuff. It was the best I could do without knowing anything about them. Did they have electricity? Any food allergies? I’ll never know.

  But now we’re in North Carolina and I can do more. A lot more. Today I spoke with two sources, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina plus two staffers at The Salvation Army food bank in Durham. Here’s what I learned.



  Picture a homeless man, an elderly woman or a single mom with three kids but not just babies: a toddler, a second grader and a fourteen-year-old. Maybe they live in an apartment and receive food stamps on a monthly basis, maybe it’s about $200 worth. With food stamps, there are restrictions on what they can buy at the store and almost always, they’ll run out anyway. That’s why they’re at the food bank. The electricity may have just been turned off. There might not be water. Or maybe there’s no apartment at all. Many are in crisis, living in hotels or on the street.



  Storage space is often in short supply at food banks, so prioritization is key.

  1. Canned meats: Think beyond tuna & soup, which food banks get tons of. Instead go for canned beef, canned ham, canned chicken, canned salmon. Or hearty ready-to-go meals like beef stew and chili with meat.
  2. Canned vegetables: Everyone donates green beans. Instead, give potatoes, carrots, spinach, peas or any other veggies your family likes.
  3. Canned fruit: Not pineapple. This is the most commonly donated fruit. Any other fruit, particularly those in fruit juice without extra sugar, would be great. Dried fruit works too (raisins, etc.)
  4. Boxes of rice (bags can tear)
  5. Low-sugar cereal like plain Cheerios or Raisin Bran
  6. Peanut butter
  7. Instant oatmeal, instant grits
  8. Cans of beans
  9. Pasta, pasta sauce
  10. Biscuit mix, or any mix you only add water to
  11. Cans, cartons or boxes of powered and evaporated milk
  12. Snack items for kids to take to school: juice boxes, applesauce containers, granola bars
  13. Diapers in sizes above newborn, plus wipes
  14. Toiletries: toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo & conditioner, Chapstick (consider someone living outside this time of year)
  15. Feminine hygiene products: unscented pads will be most universally used, not tampons
  16. Spices like cinnamon, oregano, basil, salt, pepper
  17. Sliced bread. It’s got a long shelf life but always goes immediately.
  18. Bags of apples or potatoes. Ditto.
  19. Chocolate. It’s not a necessity but just a pick-me-up that I would sure appreciate, especially when it comes time to fill stockings.
  20. Consider donating reusable shopping bags. It takes a lot of humility for people to come to a food bank and since they’ll likely be walking home or taking public transportation, it’s nice to at least blend in.


  • A lot of people have diabetes in this group. Consider low-sugar dietary restrictions.
  • Some food banks have a recording (or a live person) who will explain their top needs of the moment by phone.
  • Cans and boxes are sturdier than bags. By the time families are receiving the food, it’s been handled A LOT and packaging needs to be strong enough to hold up. One food bank said never bring anything in glass, ever.
  • Pop-top cans are ideal; particularly for those living on the streets.
  • Think about weekends and school breaks. Kids who qualify for free lunches typically receive breakfast at school too and when schools are out for holidays or summer, these families need more support.
  • Many families are in crisis at this time in their lives and food banks often work in tandem with churches or other non-profit programs to get them back on their feet. The Salvation Army in Durham, for example, coordinates with First Baptist Church’s “Jobs for Life” program. Recipients get interview training and in some cases, a ride to the mall where they’re coached on asking for job applications.

  These are the top priorities for the food banks I spoke with in my area. But there are still plenty of other things to give–and keep in mind what’s needed here might vary from your area, and definitely from season to season. “


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” A bill (Kenan Thompson) and an executive order (Bobby Moynihan) explain how government really works with a little help from President Obama (Jay Pharaoh). “















” Rather than claiming 97 percent of scientists believe in man-made global warming, hopefully now some media outlets will revise that number closer to 50 percent.

  Contrary to the repeated insistence of both climate alarmists and the media, scientists do not all agree on the standard climate alarmism talking points.  A Purdue University scholar, surveying scientists in the agricultural sector including climatologists, found surprising disagreement on humanity’s role in climate change. These findings, though contrary to popular narrative on climate change, are unsurprising to anyone familiar with the prevalence of dissent in the scientific community.

  Linda Prokopy, a Professor of Natural Resource Social Science at Purdue University, surveyed more than six thousand farmers and scientists and found widespread disagreement on human contributions to climate change. While 90 percent of scientists and climatologists surveyed thought the climate was changing, only about 50.4 percent contended that humans were the primary cause of these changes.

  More shocking was that just 53 percent of climatologists surveyed thought “Climate change is occurring, and it is caused mostly by human activities.” While that number of climatologists was small, the result is still significant.

  This evidence is inconvenient to the many media outlets that have endlessly repeated that 97 percent of scientists endorse the global warming hypothesis. Prominent outlets like NBC and The New York Times, as well as countless others, have effectively shut down debate by asserting there is no scientific debate. “


Today In The Past




800 – Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

1165 – Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome

1227 – Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.

1248 – Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.

1334 – St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast

1499 – Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV

1556 – King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts

1577 – Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam

1644 – Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published.




1654 – French mathematician, scientistand religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intensemystical vision that marks him for life.






1765 – People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England’s Stamp tax

1783 – Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

1835 – Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)

1852 – Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30′ (9m)




1863 – Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard KnobTN begins






1863 – Patent granted for a process of making color photographs

1864 – -25] Battle at Ball’s Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)

1867 – The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail.

1868 – Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process




1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotlandthe clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever to be builtand the only one still surviving to this day.







1887 – Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan

1892 – Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed

1897 – Andrew J Beard invents “jerry coupler,” to connect railroad cars

1897 – Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love

1899 – 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)

1899 – Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers

1903 – Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in “Rigoletto”

1904 – 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis

1906 – Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy

1909 – Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes

1936 – 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce

1942 – Coast Guard Woman’s Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized

1942 – Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender

1942 – German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad

1942 – Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia




1942 – Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed






1943 – US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japs

1944 – US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg

1945 – Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends

1946 – French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000

1948 – Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects

1954 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.

1960 – Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St

1962 – Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL’s MVP

1963 – “Doctor Who,” the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England

1963 – JFK’s body, lay in repose in East Room of White House

1963 – LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)

1963 – Doctor Who first broadcast

1964 – Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy

1966 – Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year

1971 – China People’s Republic seated in UN Security Council

1974 – 60 Ethiopia government officials executed

1976 – Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

1977 – European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral

1979 – Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

1980 – 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy

1982 – Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6

1982 – FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads

1983 – USSR leave weapon disarmament talks

1984 – Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45




1985 – 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijacked Egyptair jet in Malta






1985 – Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China

1989 – Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines

1991 – A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS

1991 – Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career

1992 – 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold

2003 – Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

2005 – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

2007 – MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.

2009 – The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines

2010 – The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

2011 – Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.





912 – Otto I, the Great, German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)

1221 – Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)

1402 – Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)

1417 – William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)

1553 – Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)

1616 – John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (product of Wallis)

1632 – Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)

1705 – Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)

1715 – Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)

1749 – Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)




1804 – Franklin PierceHillsboro NH, (D14th Pres (1853-1857)






1809 – Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1815 – William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), died in 1882




1819 – Benjamin Mayberry PrentissMjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1901






1820 – Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)

1837 – Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)




1859 – Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYCfrontier outlaw, (d. 1881)






1860 – Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)

1864 – Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)

1869 – Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)




1878 – Ernest J KingUS fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)









1883 – Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)




1887 – Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich Engldactor (Frankenstein)






1887 – Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)

1888 – Harpo Marx, [Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx brothers)

1894 – Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)

1897 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)




1902 – Aaron BankAmerican OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)





1908 – Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)

1914 – [Arthur] Wilson “Bob” Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)

1920 – Wayne Thiebaud, American painter




1923 – R. L. BurnsideAmerican bluesman ,musician (d. 2005)


Poor Black Mattie

Rollin and Tumblin

Goin’ Down South





1923 – Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)

1925 – Johnny Mandel, American songwriter

1931 – Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)

1931 – Gloria Lynne, American singer

1932 – Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)

1933 – Hayes Jenkins, US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)

1934 – Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)

1934 – Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)

1939 – Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)

1941 – Franco Nero, Italian actor

1942 – Susan Anspach, American actress

1943 – Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964

1944 – Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)




1945 – Steve LandesbergBronx NYcomedian/actor (Barney Miller)






1946 – Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)

1948 – Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer

1951 – Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)

1951 – David Rappaport, London England, 3’11” actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)

1952 – Bill Troiano, musician

1954 – Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist

1955 – Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)

1956 – Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)

1957 – John “Jellybean” Benitez, music producer

1959 – Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)

1960 – Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)

1960 – Robin Roberts, American television reporter

1961 – Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author

1962 – Mike Nocito, rocker

1965 – Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympics-silver-88)

1966 – Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)

1967 – Diane O’Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1968 – Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer

1970 – Oded Fehr, Israeli actor

1980 – David Britz, American nano-technologist

1980 – Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player

1991 – Anurag Kashyap, 2005 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion

1992 – Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)





615 – Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies

947 – Berthold, Duke of Bavaria

955 – Edred, King of England (b. c. 923)

1249 – Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies

1407 – Louis, duke of Orleans, murdered

1503 – Bona of Savoy, Italian noblewoman (b. 1449)

1503 – Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)




1616 – Richard HakluytEnglish writer , geographer (b. 1552)






1763 – Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)

1783 – Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)

1814 – Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 70

1865 – René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75

1902 – Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies

1937 – Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)

1937 – George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)




1973 – Sessue Hayakawaactor (Tokyo Joe)dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83






1974 – Cornelius Ryanwar reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54






1979 – Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68

1990 – Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37




1990 – Roald DahlBritish short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74






1991 – Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65

1992 – Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies

1993 – Gerarda “Meik” Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89

1995 – Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64

1995 – Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63

2001 – O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)

2006 – Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)




2006 – Alexander LitvinenkoRussian spy (b. 1962)






2006 – Anita O’Day, American singer (b. 1919)

2006 – Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)

2011 – Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78

2011 – Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83





















These Are The Most Stressed Out ZIP Codes In America



These Are The Most Stressed ZIP Codes In America





” How’s your day at work going? Well, we hope it’s not too bad, considering how stressful things can be nowadays. Bills to pay, rent that’s due, long commutes…it’s enough to make you want to tear your hair out. Could things really be any worse?

  As it turns out, yes, it could be much worse. Don’t believe us? Well, here at the Movoto Real Estate Blog, we tend to be pretty good at making lists, and it doesn’t stress us out too much, so, we decided to make a list of the absolute most stressful ZIP codes to call home. Some of them will probably be a bit surprising.

The most stressed ZIP codes in the nation were:

1. 44093, Williamsfield, OH
2. 38647, Michigan City, MS
3. 93640, Mendota, CA
4. 36776, Sawyerville, AL
5. 38617, Coahoma, MS
6. 37018, Beechgrove, TN
7. 39743, Crawford, MS
8. 77032, Houston, TX
9. 85172, Stanfield, AZ
10. 29915, Daufuskie Island, SC


  Now, you’re probably thinking that there’s no possible way that some little place in Ohio is more stressed out than your home ZIP. To find out how we got these results, just head down to the very next section, where we talk about our methods. If you’re curious about the 50 most stressed out spots, you can check the chart at the bottom and see if your home ranked. “


Read the rest and find out where your neighborhood stands 









Today In The Past




498 – St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II

845 – 845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.

1221 – Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor

1346 – Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements




1497 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope






1574 – Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

1675 – English king Charles II adjourns parliament

1714 – King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden




1718 – Off the coast of North CarolinaBritish pirate Edward Teach (“Blackbeard”is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard






1794 – Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards

1809 – Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen

1842 – Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts

1861 – Battle of Ft McRee, FL




1864 – American Civil War Battle at GriswoldvilleGeorgiaends after 650 casualties






1864 – Union General O Howard orders plunderers, shot to death

1872 – Franz Grillparzer’s “Die Judin von Toledo,” premieres in Prague

1884 – T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper

1886 – Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia

1898 – Opera “Iris” premieres (Rome)

1899 – -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)

1910 – Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs

1914 – Ypres Belgium burned by German bombing

1919 – Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week

1925 – Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college

1926 – Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside Brit Commonwealth

1927 – 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)

1928 – “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly (Paris)

1930 – Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit

1932 – Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered

1934 – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show




1935 – China Clipper (flying boattook off from Alameda, Californiacarrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight






1940 – 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis

1941 – British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis

1941 – NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya

1942 – Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov

1942 – Hitler orders Rommels African corps to fight to last man

1943 – FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan

1943 – RAF begins air bombing of Berlin

1943 – US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island

1944 – Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen

1950 – 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18

1950 – 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY

1954 – Humane Society forms

1955 – RCA Victor’s best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

1957 – Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

1957 – Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry”

1961 – Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues

1961 – St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

1961 – Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star




1963 – American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in DallasTexas






1965 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1967 – BBC unofficially bans “I Am the Walrus” by Beatles

1967 – Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York

1968 – 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)

1968 – Beatles release “Beatles,” (White Album) their only double album

1972 – US ends 22 year travel ban to China

1976 – Comic strip “Cathy,” by Cathy Guisewhite, de1

1977 – Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins

1977 – First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.

1981 – SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)

1985 – Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens

1986 – Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

1986 – Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

1989 – Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon

1989 – Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract

1989 – US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit

1989 – Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired




1990 – Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister






1992 – Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)

1995 – Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women

1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

2002 – In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

2004 – The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

2008 – YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.


1458 – Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (d. 1505)

1511 – Erasmus Reinhold, Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)

1635 – Francis Willughby, English biologist (d. 1672)

1643 – René R Cavelier sieur de La Salle, French explorer

1767 – Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist

1805 – Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

1808 – Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau)

1818 – Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1819 – George Eliot, [Mary A Evans], England, author (Silas Marner)

1823 – Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898

1832 – George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882

1835 – Frank Crawford Armstrong, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

1849 – Friedrich von Bernhardi, German historian (Germany & the Next War)

1868 – John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)

1877 – Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)

1884 – Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani biographer of Muhammad (d. 1953)

1888 – Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel

1890 – Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, President of France (1958-69), (d. 1970)

1893 – Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)

1897 – Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989)

1898 – Wiley Post, Grand Plain Tx, aviator/parachutist (crashed in Alaska)

1899 – Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, actor/songwriter (Stardust)

1903 – Herbert Sally Frankel, economist

1904 – Roland Winters, Boston Mass, actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers)

1905 – James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)

1909 – Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)

1909 – Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)

1912 – Doris Duke, NYC, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress)

1912 – Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist

1913 – Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)

1914 – Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer

1919 – Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist




1921 – Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], Babylon NY, comedian (Caddyshack)(see UE 10/05 Deaths)








1923 – Arthur Hiller, director (Love Story)

1924 – Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)

1928 – Juno Stover-Irwin, US, diver (Olympic-silver-1956)

1928 – Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)

1930 – Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)

1932 – Robert Vaughn, NYC, actor (Napolean Solo-Man from UNCLE, I Spy)

1935 – Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, USSR, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)

1937 – Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)

1938 – Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist

1939 – Allen Garfield, Newark NJ, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II)

1939 – Tom West, American astrophysicist




1940 – Terry GilliamMinneapoliscomedy author-animator (Monty Python)






1941 – Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1941 – Jesse Colin Young, American musician

1942 – Guion Steward Bluford Jr, Phila, Col USAF/astr (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53)

1943 – Billie Jean King, Long Beach California, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75)

1943 – Peter Adair, American filmmaker

1946 – Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)

1947 – Rod Price, rocker (Foghat)

1949 – Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States

1949 – David Pietrusza, American baseball historian

1950 – [Ma]Tina Weymouth, Coronado CA, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was)

1951 – Kent Nagano, American conductor

1953 – Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist

1955 – Sue Novara-Reber, Flint Mich, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ)

1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis, LA California, actress (Anything But Love, Halloween)

1959 – Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist




1961 – Mariel HemingwayKetchum Idactress (Personal BestCivil Wars)






1961 – Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer

1963 – Corinne Russell, Birmingham England, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

1963 – Helen Reale, NYC, WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994)

1965 – R Duncan Douglas, NYC, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1967 – Boris Becker, West Germany, tennis player (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89)

1967 – Mark Ruffalo, American actor

1968 – Irina Privalova, Russia, 100m/200m/400m runner

1968 – Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)

1968 – Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer

1969 – Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)

1970 – Alison Korn, Ottawa Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1973 – Brandon Paulsen, Coon Rapids Minn, greco-roman wrestler (Oly-silv-96)

1973 – Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1978 – Magdalena Grzybowska, Poznan Pol, tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia)

1980 – Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)

1983 – Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)

1984 – Scarlett Johansson, New York City, New York, American actress (The Prestige)

1984 – Kate Ground, Canadian adult internet model

1986 – Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete

1988 – Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists





365 – Felix II, Italian anti-pope, dies after failing to regain position as Pope from Liberius

950 – Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies

1247 – Robin Hood, dies (from “A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hood”)

1286 – Eric V of Denmark, Danish King (b. 1249)

1318 – Mikhail Yaroslavich, Russian prince (b. 1271)




1594 – Martin FrobisherEnglish vice-admiral/explorerdies






1694 – John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)

1697 – Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)




1773 – Robert CliveEnglish occupier (India), dies at about 48






1781 – John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57

1782 – John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies

1782 – John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies

1783 – John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)

1794 – John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)

1799 – Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed

1875 – Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)

1896 – George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies

1902 – Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide

1916 – Jack London, author, dies at 40

1917 – Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)

1919 – Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)

1926 – Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)




1941 – Werner MöldersGerman ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)






1943 – Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY

1943 – Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57

1944 – Arthur Stanley Eddington, dies

1955 – Shemp Howard, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 60

1963 – Aldous L Huxley, English author (Devils of Loudon), dies at 69

1963 – Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

1963 – C S Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

1963 – John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

1963 – NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WW II), dies

1963 – J. D. Tippit, Dallas Police Officer (b. 1924)

1980 – Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77




1980 – Mae Westactress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87


Come Up And See Me Some Time





1980 – Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)

1983 – Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58




1986 – Scatman Crothersactor (ShiningZapped), dies at 76






1988 – Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)

1988 – Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)

1989 – Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon

1989 – C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)

1992 – Sterling Holloway, US actor (Golddiggers of 1933, Batman), dies at 87

1993 – Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

1995 – Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76

1996 – Maria Casares, actress (Orpheus, Rebel Nun), dies at 73

1996 – Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer, dies at 60

1997 – Michael Hutchence, Australian rocker (INXS), commits suicide at 37

1998 – Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)




2000 – Emil ZátopekCzech athlete (b. 1922)






2001 – Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)

2001 – Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)

2005 – Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)

2008 – MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)

2010 – Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)

2011 – Lynn Margulis, American biologist (b. 1938)

2011 – Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin’s daughter, dies at 85

2011 – Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80















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Today In The Past




164 BC – Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean familyrestores the Temple in JerusalemThis event is commemorated each yeaby the festival of Hanukkah.






235 – St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

695 – Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen

1272 – Following Henry III of England’s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.

1317 – Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht

1492 – Pinta under Martin A Pinzon separates from Columbus’s fleet

1620 – Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass

1620 – Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]

1654 – Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia




1759 – Battle at MaxenPrussian army surrenders to Austrians






1783 – Pilstre de Rozier & Marquis d’Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight




1787 – Andrew Jackson admitted to bar






1789 – North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state

1791 – Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

1794 – Honolulu Harbor discovered

1806 – Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England

1813 – Stettin surrenders to allied armies

1818 – Russia’s Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1837 – Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

1847 – Steamer “Phoenix” is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200

1852 – Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College

1864 – -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia

1871 – Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)

1871 – The 1st human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot

1876 – Skirmish between HM Stanley’s expedition & natives

1906 – China prohibits opium trade

1916 – HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.

1918 – 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die

1918 – Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland

1922 – Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as 1st female US Senator

1925 – Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

1933 – 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service

1934 – “Uiver” returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

1934 – NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

1935 – 1st commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)

1945 – General Motors workers go on strike




1953 – “Piltdown Man,” discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax









1953 – Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the “Piltdown Man” skull, held to be one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, was a hoax.

1959 – Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

1962 – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.




1964 – World’s longest suspension bridge “Verrazano Narrows” opens (NYC)






1965 – 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel

1967 – Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet

1967 – Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: “I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.”

1971 – Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.

1972 – Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL

1973 – Pete Rose wins NL MVP

1973 – Pres Nixon’s attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate

1974 – Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford’s veto

1977 – 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)

1979 – Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack US embassy, 1 dies

1980 – Dallas’ “Who Shot JR?” episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill)




1980 – Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84







1981 – 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles

1981 – Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical,” single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

1987 – Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood

1989 – Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by Pres Bush

1989 – TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons

1990 – Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

1992 – Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)

1992 – Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)

1992 – Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)

1992 – Oregon Sen Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances

1993 – Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome

1995 – Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time

1995 – Israel grants jailed US spy Jason Pollard, citizenship

1996 – A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

2002 – NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

2004 – The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.

2004 – The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq’s external debt.

2006 – Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.





1495 – John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)

1561 – Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author

1567 – Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)

1637 – Catharina Questiers, Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)




1694 – Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayistphilosopher and playwright (Candide) (d. 1778)






1729 – Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Decl of Independence)

1768 – Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher

1785 – William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)




1787 – Samuel Cunardfounder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)









1811 – Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)

1817 – Richard Brooke Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1828 – William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1918

1831 – John Franklin Miller, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1886

1834 – Henrietta (Hetty) Green,New Bedford, Massachusetts, financier (Witch of Wall Street), (d. 1916)

1834 – Joseph Jackson Bartlett, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1893




1860 – Tom HornAmerican gunman (d. 1903)








1867 – Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

1898 – René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)




1904 – Coleman Hawkinsvirtually created tenor saxophone for jazz


After Midnight

Body and Soul

Lover Man

Dickie’s Dream with Count Basie , Ben Webster , Gerry Mulligan





1916 – Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)

1920 – Ralph Meeker, Minneapolis MN, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker)

1920 – Stan Musial, outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)

1922 – Abe Lemons, American basketball coach

1924 – Christopher Tolkien, British author

1927 – Joseph Campanella, NYC, actor (Dr Steffen-The Nurses, Lou-Mannix)

1927 – Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)

1929 – Marilyn French, US author (The Women’s Room)

1932 – Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)

1933 – Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire

1933 – Henry Hartsfield Jr, Birmingham Ala, astro (STS-4, STS 41-D, STS 61A)

1933 – Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1933 – Joseph Campanella, American actor

1937 – Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)




1940 – Dr John, [Rebennack], New Orleans Lavocalist (I Was in Right Place)


Such a Night

“There Must Be A Better World Somewhere”

Didn’t He Ramble ; Closer Walk With Thee

Goodnight Irene





1940 – Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970

1940 – Richard Marcinko, American author

1941 – Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII)




1942 – Tweety Birdcartoon character






1942 – Afa Anoa’i, Samoan/American wrestler




1943 – Larry MahanOregonrodeo champ (1967-70)






1943 – Phil Bredesen, American politician

1943 – Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer

1943 – Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver

1944 – Earl “the Pearl” Monroe, Phila Pa, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets)

1944 – Harold Ramis, Chicago IL, actor/director (SCTV, Stripes)




1945 – Goldie HawnTakoma Park Mdactress (Laugh-inPrivate Benjamin)








1948 – Lonnie Jordan, San Diego Ca, rock keyboardist/vocalist (War)

1948 – George Zimmer, American entrepreneur

1948 – Alphonse Mouzon, American jazzist

1950 – Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1976)

1950 – Livingston Taylor, Boston, rocker (I Will be in Love With You)

1952 – Deborah Shelton, Wash DC, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double)

1952 – Eamonn Coghlan, Ireland, 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)

1952 – Lorna Luft, Scarsdale NY, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980)

1953 – Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)

1957 – Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1958 – Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)

1962 – Sabine Busch, German athlete

1963 – Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress (Paige-Knots Landing)

1965 – Bjork, Iceland, singer (Like Someone in Love)

1966 – Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys – Superbowl 1992)

1967 – Toshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka

1968 – Antonio Tarver, Orlando Fla, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96)

1969 – Ken Griffy Jr, centerfielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)

1971 – Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)

1972 – Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress

1974 – Casey Patton, London Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1975 – Chris Moneymaker, American poker player

1976 – Daniel Whiston, British ice skater

1980 – Danielle Hartsell, Ann Arbor Mich, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell)

1982 – Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer

1982 – Ryan Starr, American singer

1984 – Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer

1984 – Jena Malone, American Actress

1987 – Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist





496 – Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction

1361 – Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)

1481 – Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87

1555 – Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61

1579 – Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier

1580 – Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed

1652 – Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)

1728 – Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies

1875 – Friedrich A Lange, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67

1881 – Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)

1882 – Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35

1899 – Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies

1922 – Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).

1932 – Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies

1941 – Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif




1945 – Robert BenchleyUS humorist (My 10 years in a quandary), dies at 56






1953 – Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)

1959 – Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49




1963 – Robert Stroud, “bird man of Alcatraz“, dies







1970 – Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)

1981 – Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 75

1986 – Jerry Colonna, actor (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 82




1986 – Dar RobinsonAmerican film stuntman (b. 1947)






1991 – David “Sonny” Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81

1993 – Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies of prostate cancer at 59

1999 – Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)

2002 – Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)

2005 – Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)

2005 – Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)

2006 – Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)




2006 – Robert LockwoodJr., American blues guitarist (b. 1915)


Sweet Home Chicago

Steady Rollin Man

Kindhearted Woman Blues

Ramblin’ On My Mind





2009 – Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)

2010 – Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)















Three Wounded In Florida State University Shooting, Gunman Killed






” A gunman opened fire at a Florida university library, leaving three people wounded before campus police shot him dead early on Thursday, police said.

  Officers confronted the attacker outside Florida State University’s Strozier Library, ordered him to drop his weapon, then shot him dead when he opened fire on them, Tallahassee police said.

  Three people were wounded, police spokesman David Northway told reporters, without giving further details. A nursing supervisor at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital said medics were treating two victims for gunshot wounds.

  Graduate student Alexandra Lauren told CNN that she was in the library at the time of the shooting.

” We heard the gunshots, and then it was in a matter of seconds the entire first floor just seemed to go into chaos,” Lauren said, her voice wavering.

” It was very scary. I’m just more heartbroken than anything else. FSU means a lot to me,” she added. “


Thanks to NewsMax









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Today In The Past




284 – Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east




762 – Bögü, Khan of the Uyghursconquers Lo-Yangcapital of the Chinese Empire.






1194 – Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.

1272 – Edward I proclaimed King of England

1342 – Pope Clemens VI names John IV of Arkel as bishop of Utrecht

1347 – Coke di Rienzo, later Roman Tribunal, addressess a meeting of on the Capitol during people’s revolt in Rome

1407 – A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy.

1521 – Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine

1583 – Duke of Parma conquerors Aalst

1637 – Peter Minuit & 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden

1755 – English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1759 – -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French

1789 – New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights

1815 – 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.




1817 – 1st Seminole War begins in Florida






1861 – Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky’s Confederate government.




1862 – Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennesseeunder General Braxton Bragg






1866 – 1st natl convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans’ org)

1866 – Howard University founded (Washington DC)

1866 – Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle

1873 – Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary

1888 – William Bundy patents timecard clock

1890 – Pope Leo XIII encyclical “On Slavery in the Missions”

1894 – US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua

1902 – Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race




1910 – Revolution broke out in Mexicoled by Francisco I Madero






1914 – US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

1917 – 1st tank battle (Britain breaks through German lines)

1919 – 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)

1920 – Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson

1923 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal

1923 – Rentenmark replaces the Papiermark as the official currency of Germany at the exchange rate of one Rentenmark to One Trillion (One Billion on the long scale) Papiermark

1929 – Salvador Dali’s 1st one-man show

1932 – Earthquake at Uden Netherlands

1938 – 1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)

1940 – German air raid on Birmingham fails

1940 – Hungary joins 3 Power pact

1940 – World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.

1941 – Adm Nomura & Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note

1941 – German Q/pirate ship Kormoran sinks near Australia

1942 – 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski

1942 – British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya

1942 – Soviet army offensive, 1 million Russians breach German lines

1943 – U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean




1943 – US forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in Gilbert Island









1944 – 1st Japanse suicide submarine attack (Ulithi Atol, Carolines)

1945 – 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany

1947 – “Meet the Press” makes network TV debut on NBC

1947 – 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)

1947 – Future British Queen, Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey

1948 – US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)

1949 – Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000




1953 – Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH)






1959 – UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights

1962 – USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade

1966 – Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times

1966 – Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

1967 – At 11 AM, Census Clock at Dept of Commerce ticks past 200 million

1967 – Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year

1969 – Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans

1969 – Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

1974 – The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T

1975 – Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Rep nomination for president

1977 – Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset

1979 – Sji’ieten occupies great mosque of Mecca, 100s killed




1980 – Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight






1980 – UA withdraws $44 million movie “Heaven’s Gate” for reediting

1981 – Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship

1981 – El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens “limited offensive”

1982 – Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

1983 – 100 million watch ABC-TV movie “Day After,” about nuclear war

1984 – McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger




1984 – SETI is founded.






1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1986 – Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees

1986 – UN’s WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS

1990 – Thatcher fails to defeat Heseltine’s bid for party leadership

1992 – Queen Elizabeth’s home Windsor Castle catches fire

1993 – Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his “dealings” with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

1994 – The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).

1995 – Princess Di admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

1998 – A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden “a man without a sin” in regard to the

1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

2003 – After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.

2008 – After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.





270 – Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)

1327 – Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan)

1602 – Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)

1606 – Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian

1620 – Peregrine White, son of Wm & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower

1625 – Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (d. 1654)

1660 – Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (d. 1741)

1726 – Oliver Wolcott, (Ct-Gov)/signed Decl of Independence [NS=Dec 1]

1752 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)

1761 – Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italy, 253rd Pope (1829-30)

1762 – Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)

1765 – Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval captain (d. 1819)

1802 – James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1881

1830 – Patrick Henry Jones, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

1836 – John Thomas Croxton, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

1841 – Victor D’Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)

1858 – Selma Lagerlöf, Mårbacka, Värmland, author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), (d. 1940)

1871 – William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher/educator

1886 – Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)




1889 – Edwin Hubbleastronomer (discoverer of galaxiesred shift)









1891 – Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)

1892 – James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist (insulin)

1897 – Lores Bonney, aviator

1900 – Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)

1907 – Fran Allison, LaPorte City Iowa, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)

1908 – Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre)

1910 – Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (d. 1944)

1911 – Jean Shiley, US, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1932)

1912 – Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house

1914 – Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)

1916 – Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter

1916 – Judy Canova, Jacksonville Fla, comedienne/actress (Cannonball)

1916 – Robert A Bruce, MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology)

1916 – Evelyn Keyes, American actress

1917 – Max Georg Baumann, composer

1917 – Robert C Byrd, (Sen-D-WV, 1959- )/majority leader

1920 – Gene Tierney, Bkln, actress (Laura, Razor’s Edge, Ghost & Mrs Muir)

1923 – Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist (Council of Economic Advisers)

1923 – Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July’s people, Nobel 1991)

1925 – Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass (D-Sen-NY) AG; assassinated

1926 – Kaye Ballard, Cleve Ohio, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law)

1926 – Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-born endocrinologist, Nobel laureate

1927 – Estelle Parsons, Lynn Mass, actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)




1929 – Dick ClarkMt Vernon NYTV host (American Bandstand), (d. 2012)






1932 – Richard Dawson, Hampshire England, actor (Hogan’s Heroes, Family Feud), (d. 2012)

1936 – Don DeLillo, American author

1939 – Dick Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brothers’ Show)

1942 – Joseph R Biden Jr, (Sen-D-DE, 1973- )

1942 – Meredith Monk, Lima Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist

1942 – Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)

1943 – Veronica Hamel, Phila, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave)

1945 – Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)




1946 – Duane AllmanNashville Tnrock guitarist (Allman Brothers)(see also UE 10/29 Deaths)


Whipping Post

Studio Jams 1 thu 6 with Eric Clapton

Dark Star / Spanish Jam 1970 with Grateful Dead

Mean Old World with Eric Clapton





1946 – Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)

1947 – George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)




1947 – Joe WalshWichita Ksguitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)


Funk 49

Walk Away

Rocky Mountain Way

Life’s Been Good Live





1948 – Richard Masur, NYC, actor (David-One Day at a Time)

1948 – Samuel E Wright, Camden SC, actor (Enos, Ball Four)




1948 – John R. BoltonAmerican ambassador






1953 – Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic-silver-1984)

1954 – Frank Marino, Montreal Canada, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush)

1955 – Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut




1956 – Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], Long Beach Californiaactress (10Tarzan the Ape Man)






1956 – Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)

1956 – Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut

1957 – James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1958 – Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist

1959 – Sean Young, Louisville Ky, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love)

1961 – Tim Harvey, British racing driver

1963 – Timothy Gowers, British mathematician

1968 – Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)

1968 – Ming Na-Wen, actress (ER, One Night Stand, Lien-As the World Turns)

1968 – Richard Clarke, Toronto Ontario, Yachter Finn (Olympics-96)

1969 – Konstantin Semyonov, Israel, Men’s pole vaulter (Oly-11th-1996)

1969 – Richard Dickson Reid, NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1972 – Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet

1974 – Drew Ginn, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1974 – Kirk Reynolds, Outlook Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

1974 – Marissa Ryan, actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad)

1975 – Dierks Bentley, American singer

1976 – Dominique Dawes, Silver Spring Md, gymnast (Olympics-gold/brz-92, 96)

1976 – Elisa Blair, Australian rower (Olympics-96)




1977 – Josh TurnerAmerican  country singer


Your Man                                            King of the Road with Randy Travis

Why Don’t We Just Dance                                               Everything Is Fine






1978 – Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model

1981 – Jilen Siroky, 200m breaststroke (Olympics-96)

1984 – Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian racing driver

1985 – Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver





869 – King Edmund of East Anglia

967 – Aboe al-Faradj al-Isfahani, Arabic author (Book of Liederen), dies

1348 – Stefano Colonna, Roman senator, dies in battle against Roman revolutionaries by Porta Tiburtina

1437 – Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham, cardinal and lord chancellor (b. 1363)

1518 – Marmaduke Constable, English soldier

1527 – Wendelmoet “Weyntjen” Claesdochter, 1st Dutch woman burned as heretic

1591 – Christopher Hatton, English politician (b. 1540)

1612 – John Harington, English writer (b. 1561)

1651 – Mikołaj Potocki, Polish soldier (b. 1595)

1704 – Charles Plumier, French botanist (b. 1646)

1713 – Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), dies

1764 – Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies

1778 – Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (b. 1726)

1856 – Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81

1908 – Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (b. 1868)




1910 – Leo TolstoiRussian earl/writer (War & Peace), dies at 82 






1934 – Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist (b. 1872)

1936 – Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, Spanish Falange, executed

1944 – Sekio Nishina, Japanese inventor (kaiten-suicide submarine), dies at 21

1945 – Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)

1952 – Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86

1973 – Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey & Sheila), dies at 48

1975 – Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

1985 – Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65

1995 – Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Oly-gold), dies of heart attack at 28

1996 – Bert Geoffrey Achong, electron microscopist, dies at 67

1997 – Robert Palmer, rock critic, dies at 52

2000 – Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (b. 1958)

2003 – Loris Azzaro, French fashion designer (b. 1933)

2004 – David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)

2006 – Robert Altman, American film director (b. 1925)

2006 – Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician (b. 1950)

2007 – Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)

2008 – Sven Inge, Swedish painter and modern artist (b. 1935)

2009 – Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)

2010 – Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
















Amazing Timelapse Video Tour Of UK Airspace





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Today In The Past




461 – St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope

615 – Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV

1367 – League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV

1493 – Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage

1521 – Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V’s/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan

1620 – Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast

1794 – Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain




1805 – Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st European Americans to cross continent(see UE 9/23)






1816 – Warsaw University is established.

1824 – Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000

1850 – Lord Tennyson becomes British poet laureate

1861 – Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper




1863 – Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; “4 score & 7 years…







1874 – William Marcy “Boss” Tweedof Tammany Hall (NYCconvicted of defrauding city of $6Msentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment






1893 – 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)

1895 – Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil

1903 – Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate

1911 – NY receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

1919 – US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations

1926 – British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends

1928 – 1st issue of Time magazine, Japanese Emperor Hirohito on cover

1933 – Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)

1940 – German air raid on Birmingham fails

1942 – Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front

1943 – U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1944 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.




1947 – 200″ mirror arrives at Mt Palomar





1949 – Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco

1950 – US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

1951 – Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday




1952 – North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record1124 KPH






1953 – US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.

1961 – Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13)

1962 – Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

1965 – ABC radio begins weekly “Vietnam Update” report

1965 – Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created

1966 – Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.




1969 – Apollo 12’s Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon






1971 – Ft Wilderness opens




1976 – Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail






1977 – Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel

1977 – Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt

1979 – Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

1979 – Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

1980 – CBS TV bans Calvin Klein’s jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

1984 – Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die

1984 – NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year

1985 – Pres Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time

1990 – Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically

1990 – Iraq announces it will free all German hostages

1993 – Algerian Moslem fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed

1995 – CNET lauches

1995 – Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16

1996 – Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox

1996 – The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.

1996 – Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.

1997 – In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.




1998 – Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.






1998 – Lewinsky scandalThe United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.












1999 – Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.





1464 – Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)






1597 – Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1660)

1600 – Charles I, king of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament

1600 – Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War)

1722 – Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (d. 1809)




1752 – George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War(see UE 9/23)






1770 – Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen Denmark, sculptor (Dying Lion)




1805 – Ferdinand de LessepsFrancediplomat (built Suez Canal)






1810 – August Willich, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878

1811 – John Ancrum Winslow, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1873

1827 – Isaac Munroe St John, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1880




1831 – James A GarfieldOhio, gen/(R) 20th Pres (March 4-Sept 191881)






1834 – Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)




1835 – Fitzhugh LeeMajor General (Confederate Army), died in 1905






1843 – Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (d. 1896)

1862 – Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)

1876 – Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)

1887 – James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)

1888 – Jose Raul Capablanca, Cuba, world chess champion (1921-27)

1893 – René Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)

1894 – Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)

1895 – Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)




1896 – Georgy ZhukovRussian general (d. 1974)






1897 – Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918)

1898 – Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)

1899 – Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)

1900 – Anton Walbrook, [Adolf Wohlbrook], Vienna Austria, actor (Laura)

1900 – Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian scientist (d. 1980)

1903 – Fritz Schmidt, German street photographer

1904 – Jacob “Jaap” Nanninga, Dutch painter

1905 – Tommy Dorsey, Mahanoy Plane Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show, Mahogany)

1909 – Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)

1912 – George E Palade, Romanian/US cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974)




1917 – Indira GandhiAllahabad IndiaIndian PM (1966-771980-84)






1919 – Alan Young, England, actor (Time Machine, Wilbur Post-Mr Ed)

1919 – George Fenneman, Peking China, TV announcer (You Bet Your Life)

1921 – Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55) (d. 1993)

1922 – Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)

1922 – Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)




1926 – Jeane J KirkpatrickDuncan OklahomaUS ambassador to UN (R)






1933 – Larry King, NYC, radio/TV host “143 Arivadechi” (Larry King Show, CNN)

1933 – Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judge Judy Sheindlin

1935 – Jack F Welch Jr, Salem Mass, CEO (GE)

1935 – Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian imam (d. 1990)

1936 – Dick Cavett, Kearney Neb, talk show host (Dick Cavett Show)

1936 – Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1937 – Ray Collins, rocker (Mothers of Invention)

1938 – Ted Turner, American broadcasting mogul/owns (Atlanta Braves)/won America’s Cup

1939 – Garrick Utley, Chic Ill, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend)

1939 – Warren “Pete” Moore, US singer (Miracles-Tears of a Clown)

1941 – Dan Haggerty, Hollywood California, actor (Grizzly Adams)

1941 – Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1976)

1941 – Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Governor of Wisconsin

1942 – Calvin Klein, Bronx, NY, fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK)

1942 – Sharon Olds, American poet

1943 – Fred Lipsius, NYC, rock pianist/sax (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1944 – Charlie Coe, rock bassist (Paul Revers & The Raiders)

1949 – Ahmad Rashad, [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster

1956 – Eileen Marie Collins, Elmira NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 63, 84)

1956 – Ann Curry, American journalist

1957 – George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)

1957 – Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Superbowl MVP)

1957 – Robert Beltran, actor (Star Trek Voyager)

1957 – Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)

1960 – Matt Sorum, US pop drummer (Guns n’ Roses, Like a Suicide) [or Nov 2]

1961 – Meg Ryan, Bethel Ct, actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns)

1962 – Jodie Foster, Bronx NYC, actress (Taxi Driver, Accused)

1963 – Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer

1964 – Jeni Lidgett, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-96)

1965 – Sean Hughes, Irish comedian

1966 – Gail Devers, Seattle Wash, 60m/100m hurdler (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)

1966 – Rocco DiSpirito, American chef

1968 – Gord Fraser, Ottawa Ontario, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1968 – Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics-1996)

1969 – Rod Mapstone, Australian long jumper (Olympics-96)

1970 – Jenni Meno, Pompton Plains NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)

1971 – Alice Peacock, American folk singer




1971 – Jeremy McGrathAmerican motorcycle racer






1973 – Daniel Meech, Hastings NZ, equestrian showjumper (Olympics-96)

1973 – Savion Glover, dancer/choreographer (Bring in ‘da Noise)

1973 – Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person

1974 – Orlando Fuentes, Ellsworth AFB SD, half-lightweight judoka (Oly-96)




1977 – Kerri StrugTucson Arizgymnast (Olympics-gold-96)






1978 – Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician / vocalist

1983 – Daria Werbowy, Ukranian-Canadian Supermodel

1983 – Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier

1997 – Alexis May McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (2)
1997 – Brandon James McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (5)
1997 – Joel Steven McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (7)
1997 – Kelsey Ann McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (4)
1997 – Kenneth Robert McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (1)
1997 – Natalie Sue McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (3)
1997 – Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (6)





498 – Anastasius II, Pope (496-8) dies. Referred to by Dante in his Inferno XI, 8-9

1272 – David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies

1316 – Jan I, king of France (Nov 15-19 1316), dies

1478 – Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)

1557 – Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)




1577 – Matsunaga HisahideJapanese warlord (b. 1510)






1682 – Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)

1692 – Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief (Colors), dies

1703 – Man in the Iron Mask, prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris, dies

1798 – Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies

1804 – Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, Italian opera composer, dies at 75

1822 – Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)

1828 – Franz P Schubert, Austria composer (That Schone Mullerin), dies at 31

1868 – Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)




1887 – Emma LazarusUS poet (“Give us your tired & poor“), dies in NY at 38






1915 – Joe Hill, Labor leader/songwriter, executed for murder

1923 – French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59

1924 – Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered

1931 – Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)

1936 – Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle

1938 – Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)

1956 – Francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53

1963 – Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50




1967 – Charles J. WattersUS Army chaplainMedal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)









1976 – Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)

1983 – Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)




1985 – Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st black stardies of pneumonia 83



“Forgotten Funny” Documentary

“Big Timers”





1988 – Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37

1990 – Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)

1992 – Dorothy Walker Bush, mother of Pres George Bush, dies at 91

1994 – Julian Symons, Br detective writer (Death’s Darkest Face), dies at 82

1995 – Martha Hill, modern dancer/teacher, dies at 94

1995 – Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62

1997 – Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13

2003 – Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)

2004 – Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)

2004 – John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)

2007 – Kevin DuBrow, American singer (Quiet Riot) (b. 1955)

















Today In The Past




326 – Old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

794 – Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto

1105 – Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I




1307 – William Tell shoots apple off his son’s head






1421 – Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands

1424 – Storm flood ravages Dutch coast

1477 – 1st English printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers”

1497 – Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope

1626 – St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica

1686 – Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France’s anal fistula after practicing the surgery on several peasants.

1776 – Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ




1793 – Louvre officially opens in Paris






1803 – Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French

1805 – 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee’s home in Wiscasset Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America

1820 – Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

1852 – State funeral of Duke of Wellington (London)

1852 – Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.

1865 – Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

1871 – American suffragette Susan B Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

1874 – National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland

1883 – Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada

1894 – 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)

1894 – 1st comic strip “Origin of a New Species,” by Richard Outcault

1902 – Bkln toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt




1909 – US invades Nicaragualater overthrows Pres Zelaya






1911 – Britain’s 1st seaplane flies

1913 – Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)

1916 – Gen Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe

1922 – Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief

1929 – Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places

1929 – Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

1932 – “Flowers & Trees” receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

1932 – 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March

1936 – Germany & Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1936 – Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined




1940 – George MateskyNew York City’s Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.






1941 – Mussolini’s forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

1943 – 444 British bombers attack Berlin

1943 – U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1951 – British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt

1951 – Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft




1955 – Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight







1956 – Morocco gains independence

1960 – Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration

1961 – JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

1961 – US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed

1963 – Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone

1966 – US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays

1970 – Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

1970 – Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon

1973 – Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests

1976 – Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship

1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage

1980 – “Heaven’s Gate” premieres

1981 – Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

1982 – Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.

1984 – Browns set team records for most sacks (11)

1985 – Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport




1987 – 31 die in a fire at King’s CrossLondon’s busiest subway station









1989 – Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

1991 – France deports Marlon’s daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti

1991 – Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland

1991 – Auburn men’s basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92

1993 – 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador

1993 – North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)

1994 – “Star Trek VII – Generations,” premieres

1997 – FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash

1997 – Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000

1997 – Willem de Kooning painting, “Two Standing Women” , sold for $4,182,500




1999 – In College Station, Texas12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.









2004 – Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.





1522 – Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (d. 1568)

1527 – Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor

1630 – Eleanor Gonzaga, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1686)

1680 – Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer

1727 – Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist (d. 1773)

1785 – David Wilkie, British artist (d. 1841)




1787 – Sojourner Truthabolitionist/feminist






1787 – Louis-Jacques DaguerreFrench inventor and photographer (d. 1851)






1804 – Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (d. 1878)

1810 – Asa Gray, Sauquoit NY, botanist (Flora of North America)

1810 – Benjamin Stone Roberts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1875

1812 – Jesse Johnson Finley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904

1824 – Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902

1824 – Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1832 – Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)

1835 – Americus Vespucius Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1904

1836 – William Schwenck Gilbert, London, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan)

1839 – August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)

1861 – Dorothy Dix, pseudonym of US journalist Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (d. 1951)

1874 – Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116)

1877 – Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)

1883 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (d. 1981)

1897 – Jules Buffano, St Louis Mo, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show)

1897 – Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)

1899 – Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], Budapest Hungary, conductor (Phila Orch)

1900 – Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist (Ditters & Jitters)

1901 – George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)

1906 – George Wald, US, physiologist/biologist (eye, Nobel 1967)

1906 – Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)

1907 – Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)

1908 – Imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)

1909 – Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)

1918 – Tasker Watkins, Welsh World War II hero (d. 2007)

1920 – Alfred William Bedford, test pilot

1922 – Marjorie Gestring, US, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1936)




1923 – Alan B Shepard JrEast Derry NHRear Adm USN/astro (Merc 3Ap 14)






1928 – Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip

1929 – William Joseph “Pete” Knight, astronaut/test pilot (X-15)

1932 – Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver {d. 1973)

1936 – Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter

1936 – Hank Ballard, Detroit, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker)

1938 – Karl Schranz, Austria, slalom (Olympic-1968)

1939 – Brenda Vaccaro, Bkln NY, actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls)

1939 – Margaret E Atwood, author/poet

1941 – David Hemmings, Guilford England, actor (Blow-up, Barbarella)

1942 – Jeffrey Siegel, Chicago Ill, pianist (Chicago Symph)

1942 – Linda Evans, Hartford, actr (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)

1942 – Susan Sullivan, NYC, actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest)

1946 – Alan Dean Foster, US, sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)

1948 – Andrea Marcovicci, NYC, actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John)

1948 – Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)

1948 – Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut

1951 – Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)

1951 – Justin Raimondo, American author

1952 – Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Ransom)

1953 – John McFee, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers, Clover)

1953 – Kevin Nealon, Bridgeport Conn, actor (SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads)

1953 – Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist

1956 – Sinbad, [David Adkins], Benton Harbor MI, actor (1st Kid, Vibe)

1956 – Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)

1960 – Elizabeth Perkins, Queens NY, actress (About Last Night, Big)

1960 – Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)

1962 – Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)

1962 – Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut

1964 – Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1966 – Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet

1968 – Mel Stewart, NC, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-92)

1968 – Owen Wilson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander)

1969 – Duncan Sheik, American singer




1970 – Megyn KellyAmerican television news anchor  






1971 – Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)

1972 – Robert Shapiro, American politician/humorist

1974 – Chloë Sevigny, American actress

1976 – Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics-96)

1977 – Fabolous, American rapper

1980 – François Duval, Belgian rally driver

1983 – Jon Johansen, Norwegian software developer

1985 – Christian Siriano, American fashion designer

1992 – Nathan Kress, American actor





942 – Odo van Cluny, 2nd abbott of Cluny (924-42), dies

1170 – Albrecht I “Bear”, 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70

1305 – John II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1239)

1590 – George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English statesman (b. 1528)

1630 – Esaias van der Velde, Dutch painter, buried

1724 – Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese naturalist (b. 1685)

1785 – Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)

1797 – Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)

1814 – William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)

1883 – Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies




1886 – Chester A Arthur21st pres (1881-85), dies in NY at 56






1887 – Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86

1922 – Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51

1941 – Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77




1962 – Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77(see UE 10/07)






1965 – Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77

1966 – Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies

1969 – Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)




1971 – Junior ParkerBluesmandies during brain operation at 44


Driving Wheel

I Need Your Love So Bad

Next Time You See Me

Worried Life Blues





1976 – Man Ray, US artist (Dada), dies at 86




1978 – Jim JonesUS pastorleader of Jonestown Cultcommits suicide









1978 – Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal& 4 killed in JonestownGuyana by members of Peoples Templefollowed by ritual mass suicide of 914 member









1986 – Gia Carangi, American model (AIDS) (b. 1960)

1987 – Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53

1990 – Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies




1994 – Cab[ell] CallowayUS band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86

The Scat Song

Hi De Ho

Minnie the Moocher

Reefer Man





1994 – Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77

1996 – John Vassall, spy/civil servant, dies at 72




2002 – James CoburnAmerican actor (b. 1928)




The Magnificent Seven (1960) Gun vs Knife

Our Man Flint





2004 – Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)

2005 – Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)

2010 – Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)















Japan Students Swap Uniforms For ‘Sexchange Day’






” Students at a Japanese high school switched uniforms with the opposite gender for “Sexchange Day,” an event designed by students.

  Fuji Hokuryo High School’s Tuesday event, named for the combination of the English words“sex” and “exchange,” saw 299 students, about 40 percent of the student body, show up for school in sweats and then dress in uniforms designed for the opposite sex for the school day.

” Sexchange Day” was designed by students at the Yamanashi prefecture school and was approved by officials. The students said the event was designed to get students thinking about gender and gender identity issues.

” This is a project for students to observe things differently” Vice Principal Hirofumi Miyashita told the Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time.

” Vice Principal Osamu Takano said the school took steps to ensure the student body would be prepared for the experiment.

” We think the students understood the aim behind the exchange. The students who proposed it explained to the rest of the student body the concept behind it at a meeting,” he told the Yomiuri Shimbun. “


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Americans Trust Government Less And Less Because We Know More And More About How It Operates




” Fifty years ago, FBI operatives sent Martin Luther King, Jr. was has come to be known as the “suicide letter,” an anonymous note suggesting the civil rights leader should off himself before his private sex life was made public. The information about King’s extramarital assignations was gathered with the approval not just of the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover but Attorney General Robert Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson.

” There is but one way out for you,” reads the note, which appeared in unredacted form for the first time just last week. “You better take it before your filthy fraudulent self is bared to the nation.”

  Thus is revealed one of the most despicable acts of domestic surveillance in memory. These days, we worry less about the government outing our sex lives than in it tracking every move we move online. It turns out that President Obama, who said he would roll back the unconstitutional powers exercised by his predecessor, had a secret “kill list” over which he was sole authority. Jesus, we’ve just learned that small planes are using so-called dirtboxes to pick up cell phone traffic. One of the architects of Obamacare publicly states that Americans are stupid and that the president’s healthcare reform was vague and confusing on purpose. The former director of national intelligence, along with the former head and current heads of the CIA, have lied to Congress.”


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Today In The Past




473 – The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.

1183 – Battle of Mizushima.

1278 – 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins

1292 – (O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.

1558 – Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Mary “Bloody Mary”, Queen of England (1553-58), aged 42

1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1734 – John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted




1796 – Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I’s French forces beat Austrians in Italy






1798 – -21) Snow storms in New England, 100s die

1800 – Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building




1812 – Napoleonic WarsBattle of Krasnoi.






1827 – The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.

1856 – On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

1862 – Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns

1863 – -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN

1869 – Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)




1869 – Suez Canal (Egyptopenslinks Mediterranean & Red seas






1874 – Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ

1884 – Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being “cruel”

1894 – Daily Racing Form founded

1914 – US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral

1917 – Lenin defended “temporary” removal of freedom of the press

1927 – Tornado hits Washington DC

1928 – Boston Garden officially opens

1928 – Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years

1929 – Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

1936 – Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

1937 – Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

1939 – German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship

1945 – New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF

1947 – The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

1948 – Britain’s House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry

1953 – The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.

1956 – Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

1959 – De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond

1959 – Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year

1962 – Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC




1966 – Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)






1967 – Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon

1968 – Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.

1969 – SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland

1970 – British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)

1970 – Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon

1970 – Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

1972 – Juan Peron returns to Argentina

1973 – Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed

1973 – Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on “The Nurse”

1973 – Pres Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not their pres is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”

1977 – Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel

1979 – Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages

1983 – Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship

1989 – Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract




1992 – Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucksblowing up on impactlater revealed NBC rigged test






1993 – US House of Representatives approve Nafta




1997 – In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsutknown as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).









2004 – Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.





9 – Vespasian, Falacrina, Italy, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), (d. AD 79)

331 – Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], Emperor




1502 – Atahualpalast emperor of the Inca (d. 1533)






1503 – Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)

1594 – Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)

1612 – Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)

1685 – Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)

1755 – Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

1790 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)

1794 – John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873

1799 – Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)

1814 – Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885

1826 – John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1834 – Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1865 – John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett’s twins)

1866 – Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)




1887 – Bernard L MontgomeryBritish field marshal (WW II-African campaign)






1890 – Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)

1897 – Ed Baker, Davis WV, actor (Keystone Kops)

1899 – Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)

1902 – Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)

1902 – Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All)

1905 – Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden

1906 – Betty Bronson, Trenton NJ, actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night)

1906 – Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)

1911 – Charles Walters, US, actor/choreographer/director (Easter parade)

1911 – Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)

1914 – Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)

1917 – Jack Lescoulie, Sacramento California, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show)

1919 – Hershy Kay, Philadelphia Penn, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn)

1925 – Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier

1925 – Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)

1929 – Edgar White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

1929 – Sumner White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

1930 – Bob Mathias, Tulare California, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

1933 – Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player

1935 – Anton Sailer, Austria, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)

1937 – Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)




1938 – Gordon LightfootOntario Canadafolksinger (Sundown)



If You Could Read My Mind

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Cotton Jenny





1940 – Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player

1941 – Gene Clark, LA California, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds)

1942 – Bob Gaudio, Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry)

1942 – Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)




1943 – Lauren Hutton, [Mary], Charleston SCmodel/actress (American Gigolo)






1944 – Danny DeVito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)

1944 – Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist

1944 – Lorne Michaels, [Lipowitz], Toronto Ontario, comedian (SNL)

1944 – Tom Seaver, pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young ’69 ’73 ’75)

1945 – Elvin Hayes, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)

1945 – Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)

1946 – Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)

1948 – Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified

1948 – Howard Dean, American politician

1949 – John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)

1949 – Thomas Lionel Hill, New Orleans, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1950 – Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)

1950 – Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner

1951 – Dean Paul Martin, Santa Monica California, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science)

1953 – Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)

1958 – Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)

1960 – RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)

1961 – Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)




1961 – Robert StethemU.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)






1964 – Marina Tcherkasova, US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)

1964 – Michelle Knox-Zaloom, Annapolis MD, rower (Olympics-96)

1965 – Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)

1965 – Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)

1965 – Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)

1965 – Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer




1966 – Daisy Fuentesmodel/MTV veejay (America’s Funniest Videos)






1966 – Sophie Marceau, Paris France, actress (Braveheart, L’Amour Braque)

1969 – Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)

1970 – Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)

1972 – Kimya Dawson, American singer

1973 – Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)

1974 – Leslie Bibb, American actress

1974 – Berto Romero, Spanish humorist

1977 – Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer

1978 – Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress

1980 – Isaac Hanson, vocalist (Hansons-Do Wah)

1980 – [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)

1981 – Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)

1983 – Christopher Paolini, American novelist





375 – Valentinian I “The Great“, Roman Co-Emperor and Ruler of Western Roman Empire (363-75), dies at 54





474 – Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies




594 – St Gregory of ToursFrankish bishop of Toursdies at 55






641 – Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)

1093 – Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies

1231 – Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)

1494 – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)

1512 – Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered

1600 – Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)

1608 – Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22

1632 – Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)

1690 – Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)

1713 – Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)




1720 – Calico JackEnglish pirate (b. 1682)






1776 – James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)

1780 – Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)

1794 – Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)




1796 – Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96)dies of a stroke at 67






1858 – Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)

1875 – Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies

1917 – Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

1927 – Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44

1928 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)

1929 – Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69

1940 – Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)

1940 – Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)

1941 – Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide

1942 – Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)

1947 – Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)

1962 – Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami

1971 – Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83

1971 – Jackie Cooper, actor (People’s Choice), dies at 49

1973 – The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)

1974 – Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87

1978 – James J “Gene” Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80

1979 – John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery

1981 – Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65

1982 – Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69

1982 – Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead

1986 – Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71

1986 – Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered

1989 – Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)

1990 – Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1991 – Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke’s daughter), suicide at 33

1995 – Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66

1998 – Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)

2000 – Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2001 – Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)

2002 – Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)

2003 – Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)




2006 – Ruth BrownAmerican blues singer (b. 1928)



Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Ain’t Nobody’s Business with BB King

A Good Day For The Blues

Ice Water In Your Veins





2008 – George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison

2011 – Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
















LAUSD Argued Middle Schooler Can Consent To Sex With Teacher [Updated]







” Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to having sex with her 28-year-old teacher, and that she bore some responsibility for what happened. The district’s attorneys also introduced the girl’s sexual history into the trial as part of their defense strategy.

  Two legal experts sharply criticized the school district for using those tactics. They also said the case highlights a little-known conflict in California law: while the age of consent is firmly set at 18 in criminal cases, at least two appellate court rulings have found that in civil cases, it is possible to argue that a minor can consent to sex with an adult. 

  Last November’s case involved a math teacher at Thomas Edison Middle School in Southeast Los Angeles who in December 2010 began a six-month sexual relationship with a girl who went to the school. The teacher, Elkis Hermida, was convicted of lewd acts against a child and sentenced in July 2011 to three years in state prison. “












No. 1 Rifle Wins Third GARC Contest







” The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team defeated Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) foe No. 16 Ole Miss, 4699-4568, today, at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center, in West Point, N.Y.
  WVU (5-0, 3-0 GARC) won both disciplines, outshooting the Rebels (0-3, 0-2 GARC) in smallbore, 2328-2238, and air rifle, 2371-2330.
“ There were definitely some who struggled today,” said coach Jon Hammond. “We ended with a solid team score. The range conditions with different lighting made it challenging, but they all fought hard throughout.”
  Freshman Elizabeth Gratz placed first in smallbore with a career-high 584 (194 kneeling, 200 prone, 190 standing) mark. Her 200 prone score matched a school record, last shot by Jean-Pierre Lucas on Nov. 8 against Memphis.
“ Elizabeth has worked really hard in practice and is learning a lot about herself and how to perform,” Hammond explained. “Her matches have been great, and to make progress each one is really impressive.”
  Senior Thomas Kyanko placed second with 583, while junior Michael Bamsey placed third in the discipline with 581. Senior Ziva Dvorsak followed in fourth shooting 580.
  Gratz, Kyanko, Bamsey, Dvorsak and junior Garrett Spurgeon (576) completed the Mountaineer counting squad.
  Placing first in air rifle, Dvorsak scored 596 (99-100-99-100-99-99). Gratz and Rebel shooter Ali Weisz tied for second with 593 scores, while senior Maren Prediger placed fourth with 592.
  Kyanko and sophomore Jean-Pierre Lucas finished fifth with 590 scores.
  Dvorsak, Gratz, Kyanko, Prediger and Bamsey (589) contributed to the air rifle victory.
  Today’s victory pushes WVU to 10-3 all-time against the Rebels.
  The Mountaineers continue their season with another conference match against GARC foe No. 12 Army, tomorrow, Nov. 16, at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center.
“ They will have to work hard and focus on their performance tomorrow,” Hammond said. “There are adjustments they can make and they may be more ready, but it will still require good focus and hard work.” “

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