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Today In The Past





1236 – The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.

1499 – Switzerland became an independent state.

1598 – Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter.

1692 – Last (8) person hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass)

1789 – Office of Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department

1817 – John Quincy Adams becomes secretary of State

1893 – 1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield

1910 – England’s 1st aircraft flight

1913 – Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico

1920 – Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series

1927 – Famous “Long count” fight (Dempsey loses boxing title to Tunney)

1934 – An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.

1945 – Stan Musial gets 5 hits off 5 pitchers on 5 consecutive pitches

1946 – Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband

1950 – Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general

1957 – “Maverick” premieres

1964 – “Man from U.N.C.L.E,” premieres on NBC-TV

1966 – Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game

1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in SF Calif

1980 – Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway

1983 – Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall)

1989 – IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent

1993 – Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

1995 – E-3B AWACS crashed outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed

2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.




2006 – The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.


F-14 Tomcat vs MiG-23 Dogfight


1290 – Bilbo Baggins, (in Shire Reconning)

1515 – Anna van Kleef, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII

1606 – Li Zicheng, Chinese rebel (d. 1645)

1694 – Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)

1791 – Michael Faraday, discovered principle of electric motor

1885 – Erich von Stroheim, early film director/actor (Grand Illusion)

1900 – William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)

1903 – Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)

1920 – Bob Lemon, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978)

1928 – Eric Broadley, MBE, British automotive engineer (Lola Cars)

1932 – Ingemar Johansson, Sweden, world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)

1941 – Jeremiah Wright, American pastor

1949 – David Coverdale, England, rock vocalist (Whitesnake, Deep Purple)

1957 – Nick Cave, Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australian singer/songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads)




1958 – Andrea Bocelli, Pisa, Italian tenor (The Prayer)


Stay with me

Besame Mucho

It’s Impossible with Christina Aguilera

1958 – Neil Cavuto, American television commentator

1960 – Joan Jett, Phila, singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock ‘n Roll)




1980 – Fernanda TavaresBrazilian supermodel









1072 – Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)

1197 – Petrus Cantor, French theologist (Verbum Abbreviatum), dies

1253 – Dogen Kigen, 1st Zen patriarch of Japanese Soto line, dies at 53

1345 – Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester (b. 1281)

1520 – Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53

1539 – Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (b. 1469

1554 – Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer

1776 – Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by British at 21( See Uncurrent Events 9/21 )

1828 – Shaka, South African Zulu king, dies

1956 – Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

1987 – Dan Rowan, actor (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in), dies at 65




1989 – Irving Berlincomposer (God Bless America), dies at 101


Oh, How I Hate to get up in the Morning

There’s No Business Like Show Business

Alexanders Ragtime Band

1994 – Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician, dies at 80

1996 – Dorothy Lamour, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio), dies at 81

1999 – George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927)

2001 – Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)















Today In The Past




1192 – English king Richard I the Lion heartedcaptured






1217 – The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.

1621 – King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling

1677 – John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher

1745 – Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army

1776 – 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down




1776 – Nathan Halespied on British for American rebelsarrested






1780 – Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point





1837 – Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores

1860 – In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1872 – John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis

1895 – 1st auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company

1898 – China’s empress-mother Ci Xi & emperor De Zong arrested

1913 – 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France

1915 – CH Chubb buys Stonehenge for £6,600

1930 – Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is published




1938 – The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.






1954 – 1st nuclear submarineUSS Nautiluscommissioned






1955 – Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1961 – Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.

1964 – Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America’s Cup

1964 – The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world’s first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.

1970 – “Monday Night Football” premieres on ABC – Browns 31, Jets 21

1972 – Marcos declares martial law in Philippines

1974 – US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury




1981 – Sandra Day O’Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice






2001 – Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.

2003 – Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.

2008 – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

2008 – The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.





1328 – Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)

1372 – Frederik I van Hohenzollern, monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40)

1411 – Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)

1415 – Frederick III, Innsbruck Austria, German Emperor (1440-1493)

1428 – Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457

1737 – Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (helped design Stars & Stripes)

1840 – Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)




1866 – H. G. WellsBromleyKent, , English writer (War of the WorldsKipps), (d. 1946)






1886 – Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99




1912 – Chuck Jonesanimator (Bugs BunnyDaffy Duck)



A Chuck Jones Tribute                                         One Froggy Evening  

Fast and Furry-ous                                                 I Love To Singa

The Cat Above And The Mouse Below             Marvin the Martian






1914 – John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire





1920 – Jay Wardcartoonist (Rocky & his FriendsBullwinkle)


Mr. Peabody & Sherman                    Dudley Do-Right

Mr. Know-It All                                      Go Go Gophers

Commander McBragg 


1926 – Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)

1932 – Don Preston, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)

1935 – Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In’s poet)

1941 – R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director

1945 – Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner




1947 – Stephen KingPortland, Mainesci-fi/horror author (CarrieShiningKujo)







1950 – Bill Murray,  Wilmette, Illinoisactor/comedian (Saturday Night LiveGhostbusters)


Dalai Lama


Venkman gets Slimed






1957 – Ethan Coen, Minneapolis Mn, producer (Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink)

1967 – Faith Hill, American singer





19 BC – VirgilRoman poetdies at 50






1327 – Edward II, king of England (1307-1327), assassinated at 43

1397 – Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)

1798 – George Read, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 65




1832 –  Sir Walter ScottScottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies






1860 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)

1904 – Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies

1906 – Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)

1947 – Harry Carey Sr, actor/director (Red River, Sundown), dies at 69

1956 – Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated by Roliberto Lopez

1974 – Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53




1974 – Walter Brennanactor (Real McCoys), dies at 80


To Have And Have Not


Red Skelton And Walter Brennan





1979 – John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73




1987 – Jaco Pastoriusjazz bassist and composer (Weather Reportdies at 36


The Chicken



1988 – Robert Gwathmey, artist, dies at 85

1998 – Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)

2007 – Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)















Today In The Past




451 – General Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne






1066 – Battle at Fulford: King of Norway, Harald III Hardrada defeats British militia

1187 – Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.




1519 – Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of world







1777 – Paoli massacre




1797 – US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsideslaunched in Boston







1848 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.

1854 – Battle at Alma Krim: 1,000 British soldiers died

1859 – George Simpson patents electric range

1870 – Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury

1873 – Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) NY shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal

1881 – Chester A Arthur sworn in as 21st president

1904 – Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II

1932 – Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

1946 – The first Cannes Film Festival is held.

1966 – Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth II launched

1967 – Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38

1970 – Luna 16 lands on Moon’s Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample

1972 – Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney’s farm

1980 – Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium

1984 – “Cosby Show” premieres on NBC-TV

1985 – Walt Disney World’s 200-millionth guest

1987 – Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race

2000 – The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.






1599 – Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (d. 1623)

1744 – Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825)

1809 – Sterline “Old Pap” Price, Major General (Confederate Army)

1842 – James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)

1873 – Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)

1878 – Upton Beall Sinclair, Baltimore, Maryland, US writer (Jungle), (d. 1968)




1885 – Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” MortonNew Orleansjazz pianist/composer




Hesitation Blues

Honky Tonk Blues

Finger Breaker





1899 – Leo StraussGerman-born philosopher (d. 1973)






1917 – Arnold “Red” Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic)




1921 – Melvin “Slappy” Whitecomedian




Tommy Chong Roast





1929 – Anne Meara, Bkln NY comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie’s Place)

1934 – Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)

1948 – George R[aymond] R[ichard] Martin, US, sci-fi author (Wild Cards)

1950 – James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)

1975 – Asia Argento, Italian actress

1975 – Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver

1976 – Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur






1246 – Mikhail of Chernigov, ruler of Kiev

1586 – Anthony Babington, page/conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24

1703 – Archibald Campbell, Scot milt man (blood bath of Glencoe), dies at 52




1973 – Jim Crocevocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30



I Got a Name

You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

One less set of footsteps

Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues





1994 – Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88

1996 – Paul Erdos, mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83

2005 – Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)

2010 – Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)















Schools Stockpile Grenade Launchers, M16 Rifles, Armored Vehicles And Other Military Equipment






” Nearly two dozen legal, civil rights, and education advocacy organizations recently sent a letter to the U.S. departments of Defense, Justice and Education to plead with federal officials to stop sending military equipment, weapons and armored vehicles to public schools.

  The move comes as an increasing number of school districts across the country take part in the Department of Defense’s Excess Property Program, commonly known as the 1033 program. The Huffington Post reports that at least 20 schools have taken in military-grade equipment, from grenade launchers to laptops, since the program started in 1997.

  The equipment is given to schools, public university police forces and local police agencies free of charge, but is considered to be on indefinite loan from the government.

“ The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrate the tensions that invariably develop between local law enforcement and the community when military equipment is unnecessarily deployed against citizens,” according to the letter submitted to Mark Harnitchek, director of the Defense Logistics Agency that oversees the program.”


EAG News












Auburn Tigers 20, Kansas State Wildcats 14: Suddenly, The Tigers Look Mortal







” The Tigers beat Kansas State on Thursday night, but it didn’t look pretty. Could Auburn’s luck finally be running out?

  Here’s the important thing: Auburn went on the road on a Thursday night and beat a Top 20 team. If the Tigers do well in the SEC schedule and are somehow in a battle for a playoff seed or a bowl seeded by the selection committee, the game Thursday night should play in their favor. And, of course, winning is always better than the alternative.

  But all of that said, the Tigers sure looked human tonight. Not that last year’s MacGyvered perfect regular season didn’t have plenty of opposing fans thinking that Auburn could be beaten this year. But the game against Kansas State seemed like the first piece of concrete evidence that the Tigers could be had, particularly if the Wildcats‘ offense or defense could have played a little better.

  What was most troubling was that the vaunted running game, the thing that powered Auburn during last year’s run to the national championship game, was perhaps the most mortal part of the Tigers’ team. Auburn gained a total of 128 yards on 45 rushing attempts — an average of 2.8 yards a carry. The big-play ability that the Tigers showed in 2013 was also lacking. According to, Auburn had a per-game average of 10.5 rushing plays of 10 or more yards last season. According to the play-by-play from the Kansas State game, the Tigers had three Thursday night.”


Continued here











Today In The Past





324 - Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

1454 – In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.

1635 – Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France

1679 – New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony

1759 – Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British

1793 – Pres Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

1809 – Royal Opera House in London opens

1812 – Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs

1848 – Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner

1879 – The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

1906 – A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.

1918 – Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts

1919 – Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast

1926 – Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250

1928 – Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel

1944 – British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed

1946 – Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1947 – National Security Act, passes




1947 – USAF (US Air Forceforms






1957 – “Wagon Train” premieres




1965 – “Get Smart” premieres



The Amazing Harry Hoo                                   The Craw

Blooper and Outtake Reel                                Hymie

Someone Down Here Hates Me





1974 – Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die

1975 – Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF

1977 – Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America’s Cup

1977 – US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together

1997 – Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN

2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.






53 – Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan’s Forum), (d. 117)

1676 – Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)

1709 – Samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell’s Tour Guide)

1733 – George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

1752 – Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals

1859 – Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)

1905 – Agnes De Mille, NYC, choreographer (Oklahoma)




1905 – Eddie “Rochester” AndersonOakland Californiaactor (Jack Benny Show)



Life’s Full O’ Consequences with Lena Horne

Eddie Anderson name-checks Jack Benny and Fred Allen

Slippery Feet

What Kind Of Man Was Jack Benny?





1905 – Greta Garbo, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), (d. 1990)

1907 – Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)

1914 – Jack Cardiff, British film director

1920 – Jack Warden, Newark NJ, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby)




1929 – Louis Myersblues guitarist /harmonica player



Take A Little Walk

Elevationist Women In Town

Tribute Little Walter





1951 – Dee Dee Ramone, Virg, [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones)

1952 – Rick Pitino, American basketball coach

1971 – Jada Pinkett, actress (Jason’s Lyric, Menace II Society)

1971 – Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, road cyclist (Olympics-6th-92, 96)






31 – Sejanus, Roman head of praetorisch guard, executed

993 – Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle

1137 – Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered

1598 – Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)

1806 – Patrick Cotter O’Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)

1830 – William Hazlitt, critic/essayist, dies

1891 – William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)

1905 – George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80

1911 – Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49

1944 – Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem

1961 – Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56

1967 – John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)




1970 – Jimi Hendrixrock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of an overdose at 27



Hey Joe

I Don’t Live Today

Machine Gun





1994 – Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies at 40

1996 – Spiro Theodore Agnew, US VP (1969-73), dies at 77




1997 - Jimmy Witherspoonsingerdies at 65



Aint Nobody’s Business

It’s a Low-down Dirty Shame

 Walkin’ By Myself with Robben Ford


2004 – Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)

2005 – Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)




















Celebrate The Signing Of The Greatest Political Document In History






The United States Constitution




” Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

George WashingtonGeorge Washington
was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the United States of America. Read More

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
was a noted polymath, leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Read More

Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, political philosopher and led calls for the Philadelphia Convention. Read More

Celebrate the Birthday of Our United States of America Government


  On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.”








These are the courageous individuals that gave us our liberty 


    For much more on our founding document and the celebrations taking place around the country go here and check out these other links:


Constitution Day Celebration 2014

Constitution Day 2014 – Hillsdale College

Constitution Day – Wikipedia

Constitution Day 2014 – The Constitution Project

Of The People: Constitution Day 2014

    In honor of the signing , the Washington Times has released a Constitution app for your smartphones and tablets .  Get yours today .


” The app can be accessed via any modern Web browser at or downloaded on Android-powered devices from the Google Play store. It is expected to be in the Apple store later this month.

  Included are copies of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and selections from the Federalist Papers. The app also has a fully annotated lesson plan from Essentials in Education that helps teachers, parents and others share valuable lessons about the founding documents of the United States.

  Prominent Americans have contributed essays celebrating the Constitution and its essential role today. The many guest writers include Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese; Ray Smock, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies; retired neurosurgeon and author Ben Carson; former U.S. Appeals Court Judge Patricia Wald; radio show host and Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin; former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; and Princeton University constitutional scholar Robert P. George.”



The Washington Times' Pocket Constitution App, developed with the Essentials in Education, is making its debut on the 10th anniversary of Constitution Day.




   The app comes with a $4.99 price tag , but what is worth more ? The Founding documents at your fingertips or another Starbucks Grande ? 












Today In The Past




642 – Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed

1562 – Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon

1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

1683 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria

1697 – Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks

1776 – Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort

1778 – 1st treaty between the US & Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)




1787 – US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention






1850 – Great fire in San Francisco

1861 – 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia




1862 – Battle of Antietambloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md), 23, 100 die







1862 – American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.

1872 – Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires

1873 – 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University

1900 – Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

1908 – Thomas Selfridge becomes 1st fatality of powered flight

1911 – 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min

1922 – Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)

1926 – Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die

1928 – Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500

1934 – RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven’s 5th)

1934 – USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)

1939 – German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die




1944 – Operation Market GardenBritish airborne division lands Arnhem Netherlands






1947 – Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1953 – 1st successful separation of Siamese twins

1953 – Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1954 – Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1959 – Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea

1960 – Cuba nationalizes US banks

1961 – Minnesota Vikings’ 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)

1963 – “Fugitive” premieres on ABC TV

1967 – “Mission Impossible” premieres on CBS-TV

1967 – Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)

1970 – Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas

1972 – “M*A*S*H,” premieres on NBC TV

1974 – Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America’s Cup

1978 – Begin, Sadat & Carter sign Camp David accord

1980 – Solidarity labor union in Poland forms

1983 – Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black

1986 – Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed

1986 – US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice

1989 – Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62

1991 - 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

1993 – Last Russian troops leave Poland.

2008 – The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea




2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti ParkNew York City.







879 – Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)

1192 – Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)

1271 – Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305)

1639 – Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)

1677 – Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)

1730 – Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington’s army

1739 – John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)

1783 – Samuel Prout, water-color painter

1819 – Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)

1820 – Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1883 – William Carlos Williams, poet

1899 – Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)

1900 – John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)

1904 – Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore)

1907 – Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)

1916 – Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)

1922 – Naomi Datta, geneticist




1923 – Hank Williamscountry singer (Cold, Cold HeartHey Good Lookin‘)



hey good lookin’


 Lovesick Blues





1927 – George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)




1929 – Stirling MossLondon Englandrace car driver






1931 – Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)





1934 - Little Milton [Campbell], rocker , see death of



The Blues is Alright

Who’s Cheating Who?





1939 – David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )

1944 – Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)

1947 – Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)

1955 – Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)




1975 – Jimmie JohnsonAmerican race car driver








1312 – Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26

1322 – Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)

1574 – Pedro Menendez de Aviles, soldier/navigator, dies




1858 – Dred ScottUS slave (REV-decision Supreme court), dies






1873 – Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)

1884 – Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56

1948 – Ruth Benedict, anthropologist, dies




1951 – Jimmy YanceyAmerican pianist (b. 1898)



Yancey Stomp

Five O’Clock Blues

How Long Blues





1956 – Mildred E “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42







1972 – Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72

1980 – Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay

1980 – Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90

1985 – Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident




1994 – Karl R Popperphilosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92







1997 – Red Skeltoncomedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84



The Pledge

Red Skelton And John Wayne

Clem Kadiddlehopper Sketch

Freddie The Freeloader


Uncurrent Events 9.16.14

Today In The Past




1400 – Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

1630 – Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston

1662 – Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation

1782 – Great Seal of US used for 1st time

1810 – Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event

1847 – United Shakespeare Company buys his home in Stratford-upon-Avon

1848 – Slavery abolished in all French territories

1863 – Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1885 – Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America’s Cup




1906 – Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole






1908 – William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc

1919 – American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress

1920 – Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30

1926 – -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372

1931 – Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)

1938 – George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH

1940 – FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1945 – Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55″) off Okinawa (record low)

1947 – John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH

1955 – US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto racing categories

1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC-TV

1968 – Richard Nixon appears on “Laugh-in”

1975 – The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

1978 – 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran




1978 – Filming on Monty Python’s Life of Brianbegins



What have the Romans ever done for us                 The Stoning

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life                    He’s Not The Messiah

Biggus Dickus                                                              Splitters





1979 – Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin

1986 – Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed

1991 – US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins

1997 – Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

2000 – Sammy Sosa’s becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire






16 – Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)

1387 – Henry V, king of England (1413-22)

1507 – Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567

1666 – Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)

1745 – Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)

1822 – Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad

1823 – Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)

1832 – George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

1875 – James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971)

1891 – Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)

1893 – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)

1893 – Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)

1898 – H.A. Rey, American children’s author, creator of “Curious George” (d. 1977)




1914 – Allen FuntBkln NYTV host & creator (Candid Camera)



Lady With A Monkey On Her Head

Candid Camera

Buster Keaton on Candid Camera





1924 – Lauren BacallStaten Islandactress (Dark PassageKey Largo)



To Have and Have Not


Labor Day 1965 at Rock Hudson’s House





1925 – Riley B KingItta Bena Missblues singer (Thrill is Gone)



Why I Sing The Blues                                 Key to the Highway

Best Solo Guitar King of Blues                 Since I Met You Baby wth Gary Moore

The Thrill Is Gone                                        Rock Me Baby with Eric Clapton & George Benson






1925 – Charlie Byrdguitarist (Desfinado)


Jitterbug Waltz

Shiny Stockings






1926 – Tommy “Butch” Bondactor (Butch-Our Gang)


The Little Rascals Good Singin’

The gang takes on the streets





1927 – Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)

1934 – Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)

1937 – Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)

1941 – Richard Perle, American political advisor




1943 – Dennis W Conneryachting pro (4-time America’s Cup-winning skipper)








1953 – Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist

1956 – David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician

1992 – Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers






96 – Titus Flavius Domitianus, emperor of Rome (81-96), murdered at 45

1380 – Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies




1498 – Tomas de Torquemadainquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies







1701 – James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)

1736 – Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50

1864 – John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)

1911 – Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies

1932 – Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)

1977 – Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29

1977 – Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53

1993 – Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80

1996 – McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77

2002 – James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)















NY Democrats Seek Citizen Rights For Illegal Immigrants

Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college-tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, the Post has learned.

  A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State.

  It would bar police from releasing any information about them to the feds, unless it involves a criminal warrant unrelated to their immigration status.

  Under the proposed legislation, undocumented immigrants could also apply for professional licenses and serve on juries.

  The plan hinges on Democrats — who now control both the governorship and the state Assembly — wresting control of the Senate from Republicans, who oppose immigration amnesty.”

From the text of the bill itself here is it’s stated purpose:

” PURPOSE: To establish New York State citizenship, regardless of immigration status, and providing certain rights and benefits to persons with such citizenship. “

   As usual the co-sponsors of this proposed piece of legislation have absolutely no idea of the monetary implications to the taxpayers of the state they are sworn to represent . Buried at the very bottom of the bill is this important tidbit of information :


  LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined. “

   Read the whole bill . It is not overly long , nor is it filled with an excess of legalese . The implications are plain for all to see .

    Vote buying and pandering pure and simple … all to be paid for by the sweat and toil of the very people these shameful politicians are supposed to be representing . Read more at the NY Post

Today In The Past




668 – Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.

921 – Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin.

1616 – The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.

1620 – Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]

1683 – Germantown Pa founded by 13 immigrant families

1762 – Battle of Signal Hill.

1830 – 1st to be run-over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)

1835 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Galapagos Islands

1857 – Timothy Alder patents typesetting machine

1862 – Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV

1904 – Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight

1914 – US Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico




1916 – Britains 1st use of tanks (Battle of Somme)






1923 – Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror

1930 – 1st intl bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England

1931 – British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts

1938 – British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden

1938 – John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day)




1942 – US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal







1944 – British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs

1947 – 1st 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh

1948 – F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speech record of 1080 kph




1950 – During Korean conflictUN forces land at Inchon in South Korea







1963 – 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham

1965 – “Lost in Space” premieres

1966 – 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched

1966 – Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth

1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

1969 – Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game

1970 – Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

1973 – Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles

1976 – Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days

1978 – Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1981 – US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O’Connor

1982 – 1st issue of “USA Today” published by Gannett Co Inc

1983 – Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting NYC subway

1985 – Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings

1990 – Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000

1992 – Ted Weiss, despite dying on 14th, wins congressional NYC seat

1994 – Moslem fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria

2000 – Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia






1254 – Marco PoloVenice, Italian explorer (Il Milione), (d. 1324)






1533 – Catherine of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1572)

1649 – Titus Oates, English minister and plotter (d. 1705)

1789 – James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major US novelist (Last of Mohicans)




1857 – William Howard Taft, Cin, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice







1876 – Frank E Gannett, Rochester, newspaper publisher (Gannett)

1881 – Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti, Milan, race car builder (Amaz Bugattis)

1889 – Robert Benchley, Worcester MA, humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary)

1890 – Agatha Christie, Torquay, Devon, mystery writer (Murder on Orient Express), (d. 1976)

1894 – Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)

1903 – Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)

1907 – Fay Wray, Alberta Canada, actress-King Kong’s main squeeze




1911 – Silas Hoganblues singer/guitarist



Guitar Kelly

Honey Bee Blues

Hoodooman Blues





1914 – Creighton Abrams, US, army general (Vietnam War)




1918 – Nipsey RussellAmerican comedian (d. 2005)



Nipsey Russell Roasts Don Rickles

Mantan Moreland & Nipsey Russell 1955

Nipsey Russell roasts Ronald Reagan

on Hurricanes






1921 – Jackie Cooper, LA California, actor/director (Hennesey, People’s Choice)




1924 – Bobby ShortDanville Illsinger/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)



Miss Otis Regrets

Tiger Rag

Stellar with Lucy Arnaz





1927 – Norm Crosby, Boston Mass, comedian/double talker (Liar’s Club)

1937 – Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate

1938 – Gaylord Perry, baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner)

1945 – Jessye Norman, US, opera singer (Carmen)

1946 – Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Executioner’s Song, Bloody Monday, Fugitive)






1525 – John Pistorius, church reformer, burned at the stake

1598 – Hidejoshi, [Hijoshi], Japanese general strategist/kampaku, dies

1794 – Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)

1885 – Jumbo, P. T. Barnum’s circus elephant (hit by a train)

1893 – Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)

1938 – Thomas Wolfe, US writer (Enigma), dies at 62

1978 – Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80




1980 – Bill Evans, US jazz pianistdies of a bleeding ulcer at 51



Waltz For Debby

Some Other Time

Autumn Leaves





1989 – Robert Penn Warren, American writer (b. 1905)

2000 – Vincent Canby, American movie critic (b. 1924)

2004 – Johnny Ramone, American lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones




2006 – Oriana FallaciItalian journalist and writer (b. 1929)






2007 – Colin McRae, Scottish rally driver (b. 1968)















The Untold Story Of The Star-Spangled Banner







” Not only our national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner was the flag that flew during the War of 1812  during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write the words that would become the famous song.   

Around the country there will be celebrations to mark this historic event.

  Baltimore will be pulling out all the stops and is hosting the Star-Spangled Spectacular includes historic tall ships, Blue Angels flyovers, the state’s largest-ever fireworks show, and a concert featuring acts such as Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers and Melissa Etheridge.”






” Washington, D.C. will hold several events, including a sing-along of the anthem on one of the lawns adjacent to the U.S. Capitol building and a cocktail event Friday evening at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Many other local communities will be hosting the singing of the anthem and other patriotic events.

Click here for a listing of events. “



Read more from Fox News here and be sure to check out our previous posts on the history of the Star Spangle Banner :


How The Star Spangled Banner Came To Be

The Star Spangled Banner Has Four Stanzas As This Marine Reminds Us









Today In The Past




81 – Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.

1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.

1682 – Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded.

1716 – 1st lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)

1807 – Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge

1812 – Napoleon occupies Moscow & fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th)  




1847 – US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)






1848 – Alexander Stewart opens 1st US dept store

1854 – Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea

1856 – Battle of San Jacinto, Nicaragua defeats invaders

1868 – Golf’s 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick’s 8th hole)

1899 – Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality (NY)

1917 – Kerenski regime declares Russian republic

1923 – Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1938 – Graf Zeppelin II, world’s largest airship, makes maiden flight

1944 – Hurricane hits New England: 389 die

1948 – Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters




1948 – Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater


 Uncle Miltie IS Auntie Mildred!

Milton Berle Roasts Jack Benny

Early Milton Berle

Milton Berle & Terry-Thomas in Mad Mad World






1954 – Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage

1959 – Soviet Union’s Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon

1960 – Chubby Checker’s “Twist” hits #1

1964 – Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

1965 – “F-Troop” premieres

1968 – 1st broadcast of “60 Minutes” on CBS-TV

1973 – Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s

1975 – Pope Paul VI declares Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton 1st US saint

1981 – Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV

1984 – 1st MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host

1986 – Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed

1986 – Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed

2001 – Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation’s capital.





1531 – Philipp Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geography/cartographer

1656 – Thomas Baker, British antiquarian (d. 1746)

1737 – Johann Michael Haydn, composer

1742 – James Wilson, Scot/US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

1849 – Ivan Pavlov, Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904)

1864 – Lord Cecil of Chelwood, UK, help form League of Nations (Nobel 1937)

1867 – Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, drew “Gibson Girl”

1887 – Stanley “Midnight Assassin” Ketchel, HW boxing champ (1908-10)

1899 – Hal Wallis, movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park)

1909 – Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)

1927 – Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (d. 1997)

1936 – Stan Williams, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)

1936 – Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1944 – Joey Heatherton, Rockville Center NY, dancer/actress (Bluebeard)




1947 – Jon “Bowser” BaumanQueens NYsinger (Sha Na Na)



This Magic Moment

Pretty Little Angel Eyes

Blue Moon






1949 – Steve GainesSeneca Morock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)



I Know A Little

T For Texas

Sweet Home Alabama





1965 – Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia

1983 – Amy Winehouse, Southgate, London, singer (“Stronger Than Me, Rehab), (d. 2011)





585 – Emperor Bidatsu of Japan (b. 538)

775 – Constantine V, Byzantine Emperor (b. 718)

1321 – Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divine Commedy), dies at 56

1637 – Pierre Vernier [Peter Werner], French mathematician, dies

1712 – Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies

1836 – Aaron Burr, 3rd VP, dies

1851 – James Fenimore Cooper, American author (b. 1789)

1852 – Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83

1862 – Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39

1898 – William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)

1901 – Pres William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, of gunshot wounds inflicted at 58

1927 – Isadora Duncan, dies as her scarf became entangled in her car’s wheel




1981 – [Walter] Furry Lewisfather of bluesdies at 88 of a heart attack



 Furry’s Blues with Leon Russell

Falling Down Blues

Furry Lewis pt 1

Judge Harsh Blues





1982 – Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

2005 – Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)

2006 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and bodybuilder (b. 1926)

2009 – Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)

2009 – Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)
















Enterovirus D68 Sickens More Than A Dozen In New York





” More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.

” EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory illness … sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma,” the NYS Department of Health said in a statement Friday.

  Enteroviruses are quite common in September; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10 to 15 million people are infected by these viruses each year. But doctors believe this particular type of enterovirus, Enterovirus D68, is causing more serious problems than others have in years past.

  As of September 11, more than 80 cases in six other states — Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri — have been confirmed to be EV-D68, according to the CDC

New York is the first state in the Northeast with confirmed cases.

  On Thursday, media reports of kids flooding ERs in Alabama and Washington state spoke to the spread of the virus. Other states, including Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Utah, are also investigating clusters of respiratory illnesses. Several have sent samples to the CDC for testing. “




    The above report from CNN offers a glimpse into our future as the Federal government of our illustrious “illegal immigrant president” refuses to do the primary job that they are charged with … providing for the security of our CITIZENS . Does anyone else find it suspicious that the arrival of this new “sickness” just happens to coincide with the beginning of the school year ?

  The article referenced below from the Inquisitr provides the reader with an overview of where a large number of the illegal alien children were transported by our sage rulers . You don’t suppose there is any relation here do you ?




” Illegal immigrant children have now been flown and bussed to all 50 states and the Virgin Islands. A new U.S. Health and Human Services report reveal unaccompanied children placement on a state-by-state basis. Many taxpayers did not even realize an Office of Refugee Settlement existed in our federal government until the illegal immigrants report was made public this week.

Illegal Immigrant Children State-by-Stage Placement
The statistics reflect placements from January 1 to July 7, 2014

State Number Released
Alabama 407
Alaska 5

Arizona 186
Arkansas 166
California 3,150
Colorado 221
Connecticut 325
Delaware 117
DC 187
Florida 3,181
Georgia 1,154
Hawaii 8
Idaho 8
Illinois 305
Indiana 245
Iowa 122
Kansas 179
Kentucky 237
Louisiana 1,071
Maine 8
Maryland 2,205
Massachusetts 773
Michigan 92
Minnesota 173
Mississippi 179
Missouri 121
Montana 1
Nebraska 192
Nevada 122
New Hampshire 13
New Jersey 1,504
New Mexico 18
New York 3,347
North Carolina 1,191
North Dakota 4
Ohio 360
Oklahoma 212
Oregon 50
Pennsylvania 386
Rhode Island 119
South Carolina 350
South Dakota 21
Tennessee 760
Texas 4,280
Utah 67
Vermont 3
Virgin Islands 4
Virginia 2,234
Washington 211
West Virginia 10
Wisconsin 50
Wyoming 6

Total: 30,340″








    For those readers who might be skeptical of the connection between the introduction of Enterovirus D68 with the massive influx of unexamined illegals from south of the border we offer further reading: 



The Invasion of Enterovirus EV-D68

Hundreds of children are being hospitalized

Enterovirus Likely to Spread Through Schools

Enterovirus EV-D68: All About The Respiratory Illness

Virus hospitalizes hundreds of kids in Midwest and South




     As a parting thought  consider this: If an illness can be accidentally introduced into our population as easily as this what is to prevent the Islamists from infecting a large number of “refugees” with something more deadly and with a longer incubation period into our society ? Home schooling anyone ?

    We’ve all witnessed some of the horrific methods that the Jihadis are willing to stoop to in order to strike at the “infidel” but what happens if our children become the first casualties ?















Today In The Past





122 – Building begins on Hadrian’s Wall

533 – General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa

1224 – Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata.

1503 – Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.




1759 – British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)








1788 – NY City becomes 1st capital of US

1789 – 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)

1847 – American-Mexican war: US Gen Winfield Scott captures Mexico City

1861 – 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate “Colorado” sinks privateer “Judah” off Pensacola, Fla

1869 – Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market

1881 – Lewis Latimer invents & patents electric lamp with a carbon filament

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film

1906 – 1st airplane flight in Europe

1922 – 136.4°F (58°C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)

1925 – 1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans

1939 – First (tethered) flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, one of the first viable American helicopters




1942 – Battle of Edson’s Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal






1943 – Chiang Kai-shek became president of China

1956 – IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.

1961 – Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit

1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC TV

1965 – Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964

1971 – 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison

1977 – General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)




1978 – 1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet







1983 – US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)

1988 – Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere

1994 – George Burns, undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain

1999 – Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.

2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.






1475 – Cesare Borgia, Italian aristocrat (d. 1507)

1739 – Grigory Potemkin, army officer, statesman, Catherine II’s lover, OS

1766 – Samuel Wilson, possible namesake of Uncle Sam (d. 1854)

1775 – Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)




1813 – John SedgwickMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1864








1851 – Walter ReedUS Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever








1857 – Milton S HersheyDerry TownshipPennsylvaniachocolate manufacturer/philanthropist, (d. 1945)








1860 – John J Pershing (Blackjack), Laclede, Missouri, US commander (WW I), (d. 1948)








1903 – Claudette Colbert, [Lily Chauchoin], Paris, actress (Texas Lady)

1916 – Roald Dahl, Llandaff, Cardiff, author (Over to You, Taste, 2 Fables), (d. 1990).




1922 – Charles BrownAmerican singer , pianist , Bluesman (d. 1999)



I Stepped In Quicksand

Driftin’ Blues

Early morning Blues





1924 – Maurice Jarre, Lyons France, composer (Dr Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)




1925 – Mel TorméAmerican singer (d. 1999)



A foggy day in London town


Ella Fitzgerald & Mel Torme





1937 – Don Bluth, American animator

1939 – Richard Kiel, Detroit Mich, actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo)

1944 – Peter Cetera, Chicago, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days)




1951 – David Clayton-Thomas, singer (Blood Sweat & Tears – Joy to the World)



And When I Die

Lucretia MacEvil / Spinning Wheel

You’ve Made Me So Very Happy





1961 – Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth)

1977 – Fiona Apple, American singer





1321 – Dante Alighieri, author (Divine Comedy), dies




1759 – James WolfeBritish general (Plains of Abraham), dies in battle at 32






1881 – Ambrose Everett Burnside, US Union general, dies at 57

1921 – Ludwig-Alexander von Battenberg [Mountbatten], adm (WW I), dies at 67

1967 – Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20), dies in explosion at 38

1971 – Nikita Krushchev, Soviet premier,

1977 – Leopold Stokowski, symphonic conductors, dies in England, at 95

1987 – Mervyn Leroy, actor/screenwriter/director (Quo Vadis), dies at 86

1992 – Lou Jacobs, US clown (1966 US postage stamp), dies at 89

1996 – Tupac Shakur, rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet), killed in drive by at 25

1998 – George Wallace, American politician (b. 1919)

2004 – Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (b. 1925)















Middle School Assignment Asks Students To Compare Hitler With George W. Bush








” A Washington, D.C., middle school assignment asking students to compare former president George W. Bush with Adolf Hitler has upset some parents and community members.

  The assignment at McKinley Middle School asked sixth graders to compare the two figures in a Venn diagram, according to USA Today. Instructions say students “have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways,” and asks them to refer to the articles “Fighting Hitler -– A Holocaust Story,” and “Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD.”

  Some parents said the assignment was disrespectful to the former president, according to a local NBC affiliate. A former speechwriter for Bush said the teacher who gave the assignment should be fired.

“ A person who can’t tell the difference between George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler shouldn’t be teaching children,” Marc Thiessen told Fox News. “This isn’t even political bias, this is utter incompetence.”

  A statement from D.C. Public Schools said the teacher “admits to extremely poor judgment and short sightedness and will apologize to students. The school will also send a letter home to families explaining the incident and offering to address any additional questions should they arise.” “


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Today In The Past




1217 – French prince Louis & English king Henry III sign peace treaty

1396 – Crusaders under earl of Nevers reaches Nicopolis

1624 – 1st submarine tested (London)

1683 – Turkish troops attack Vienna overthrows by Polish king Sobieski

1695 – NY Jews petition governor Dongan for religious liberties

1759 – British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.

1776 – Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission




1847 – Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.






1862 – Battle of Harpers Ferry VA






1895 – Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (Engld) in 10th America’s Cup

1901 – Arabs attack Gedara Palestine

1907 – Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)

1910 – World’s 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)

1928 – -17] Hurricane in Florida, kills 6,000

1934 – Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR




1935 – Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph









1940 – 49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ)

1940 – 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings




1943 – Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Benito Mussolini at Gran Sasso






1944 – US Army troops entered Germany for 1st time

1953 – Sen John F Kennedy, 36, marries Jacqueline Bouvier, 24

1958 – US Supreme Court orders Little Rock Ark high school to integrate

1964 – 1st football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6

1965 – Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75

1966 – “Monkees” premieres on NBC-TV

1966 – Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight

1970 – 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport

1970 – US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail

1970 – Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.

1972 – Ciod War: Icelandic gunboats sink 2 British trawlers in North Sea

1979 – Carl Yastrzemski, is 15th to get 3,000 hits

1983 – Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million

1988 – Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica

1994 – Cessna crashes in White House front yard

1994 – Parti Québécois wins parliamentary election

1995 – Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.

2001 – Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for only the second time (the other being in Bosnia) in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.

2005 – Israel completes its withdrawal of all troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip.






1575 – Henry Hudson, England, navigator/explorer (Hudson River)

1806 – Andrew Hull Foote, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1863

1811 – James Hall, US geologist (Natural history of NY)

1812 – Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886)



1818 – Richard Jordan GatlingUS, inventor (hand-cranked machine gun)








1880 – Henry L MenckenBaltimore, Mdnewspaperman/critic (Prejudices)








1892 – Alfred A Knopf, US, publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal)

1906 – Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St Petersburg Russia, composer [OS]

1913 – Jesse Owens, track star, spoiled Hitler’s 1936 Olympics with 4 gold

1914 – Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (d. 1999)

1916 – Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)




1925 – Dickie MooreLA California, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men)



Stymie Teaches Dickie A Fact Of Life

Stymie Performs First Chiropractic Adjustment




1931 – George Jones, Saratoga Tx, singer (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me)

1934 – Gunther Gebel-Williams, lion tamer (Ringling Bros Circus)

1943 – Maria Muldaur, Greenwich Village, NY, singer (Midnight at the Oasis)

1952 – Neil Peart, Canada, musician and drummer (Rush-A Farewell to Kings)

1954 – Peter Scolari, New Rochelle NY, actor (Jerry-Newhart, Bosom Buddies

1956 – Ricky Rudd, American race car driver




1974 – Jennifer NettlesAmerican country singer, part of Sugarland



Who Says You Can’t Go Home

The Night the Lights went out in Georgia


Stuck Like Glue





1981 – Jennifer Hudson, Chicago, Illinois, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson)





352 – Maximinus van Trier, bishop of Trier/saint, dies

1213 – Pedro II, [el Catolico], king of Aragon, dies in battle

1591 – Richard Grenville, vice-admiral (Roanoke) dies in battle at 49




1953 – Hugo SchmeisserGerman weapons designer (b. 1884)







1973 – Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86

1977 – Steven Biko, South African black student leader, dies in police custody

1993 – Raymond Burr, actor (Perry Mason), dies of liver cancer at 76




2003 – Johnny CashAmerican singer and guitarist (b. 1932)



Walk The Line

Ring of Fire

A Boy Named Sue





2009 – Norman BorlaugAmerican agronomist (b. 1914)




From A Friend … Some Things Never Change … See What This Reminds You Of





Read this text above and see if it doesn’t ring any bells .











Today In The Past




1185 – Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.




1297 – Battle at Stirling BridgeScottish rebel Wm Wallace beats English






1648 – -13] Battle at Pilawce: Bohdan Chmielricki’s beats John Casimir [OS]

1649 – Massacre of Drogheda-Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

1773 – Benjamin Franklin writes “There never was a good war or bad peace”

1777 – Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British

1792 – The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store the jewels.




1814 – Battle of Lake ChamplainNY; American Navy defeats British






1857 – Mountain Meadows Massacre, Mormons dressed as Indians murder 120 colonists in Utah

1875 – 1st newspaper cartoon strip

1886 – Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America’s Cup

1895 – FA Cup stolen in Birmingham

1903 – The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1914 – William Christopher Handy publishes “St Louis Blues”

1919 – US marines invade Honduras

1936 – FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam

1939 – British submarine Triton torpedoes British submarine Oxley

1940 – Buckingham Palace in London destroyed by German bombs

1941 – Construction of the Pentagon begins (completed 15 Jan 1943)

1950 – “Beetle Bailey” comic strip debuts

1959 – “Duke” Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

1959 – Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans

1967 – US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material

1970 – The Ford Pinto is introduced.

1985 – Flyby of Comet Giacobini-Zinner

1986 – Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded

1989 – Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud

1998 – Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

2001 – Terrorists hijack two passenger planes crashing them into New York’s World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both & death of 2,752 people

2001 – Attempt by passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 to retake control of their hijacked plane from terrorists causes plane to crash in Pennsylvania field killing all 64 people onboard

2003 – Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh dies after being assaulted and fatally wounded on September 10.

2004 – All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).

2005 – The State of Israel completes its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip.

2007 – Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs






1182 – Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (d. 1204)

1614 – Philipp Buchner, composer

1816 – Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (d. 1888)

1862 – O Henry, [William Sydney Porter], short story writer

1885 – David Herbert Lawrence (DH), Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, writer (Lady Chatterly’s Lover), (d. 1930)

1902 – Alice Tully, Corning, NY, singer/patroness (Carnegie Hall)

1913 – Paul “Bear” Bryant, US football coach (Alabama Crimson Tide)

1924 – Tom Landry, NFL player (NY Giants)/coach (Dallas Cowboys)

1929 – David S Broder, Chicago Hgts Ill, journalist (Pulitzer 1973)

1939 – Lola Falana, Camden NJ, singer (Liberation of LB Jones)

1940 – Theodore Olson, U.S. Solicitor General

1943 – Mickey Hart, drummer (Grateful Dead)

1945 – Leo Kottke, Athens Ga, guitarist (Ice Water, Greenhouse)

1949 – Bill Whittington, race car driver

1957 – Brad Bird, American director and animator




1967 – Harry Connick JrNew Orleans Louisianasinger (We Are in Love)




Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

All Of Me 

It Had To Be You

The Way You Look Tonight

Saint James Infirmary

Caravan with Ellis Marsalis






1298 – Philip of Artois, French soldier (b. 1269)

1680 – Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)

1712 – Giovanni D Cassini, French astronomer, dies

1915 – William Cornelius Van Horne, American railway executive (b. 1843)

1950 – John C Smuts, co-found British RAF/South African PM (1919..48), dies at 80

1966 – C. E. Woolman, American airline magnate (b. 1889)

1971 – Nikita Khrushchev, dies of a heart attack at 77

1972 – Max Fleischer, American animator (b. 1883)

1987 – Lorne Greene, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies at 72

1987 – Peter Tosh, reggae singer shot dead in Jamacia at 42

1988 – George Alpert, railroad executive, dies at 90

1988 – Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968), dies at 77

1995 – Charles William Hutton, architect, dies at 90

2001 – Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)


2001- 2,977 innocent Americans including …


2001 – Todd Beamer, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1968)
2001 – Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
2001 – Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
2001 – Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)
2001 – Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
2001 – Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
2001 – John P. O’Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
2001 – John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
2001 – Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
2001 – Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)



2002 – Johnny Unitas, American football player (b. 1933)

2003 – Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1957)

2003 – John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)














WSJ Poll: Public Now Backs GOP On Immigration






” The U.S. public is coming around to the Republican position on immigration, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

  The survey found that 35 percent of Americans believe the Republican Party is better positioned to address immigration, as against 27 percent who think Democrats would do a better job. The December margins had favored Democrats 31 percent to 26 percent for Republicans.

  Proposals to offer some 11 million illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship are losing support considerably. Now, 53 percent are in favor with 45 percent opposed. In April, those in favor numbered 64 percent against 35 percent who were opposed.

  Pollsters attribute the shift in public opinion to the influx of children who illegally crossed into the United States from Central America earlier this year. The GOP message has been that security on the border is lax and that a 2008 bipartisan law intended to discourage sex trafficking has had the unintended result of encouraging illegal migration and needs to be amended. “



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Student Tackled By Officers Over Cell Phone Tells Her Side Of The Story







” The day after HISD police officers wrestled a 10th grade girl to the hallway floor of Sam Houston High School, the girl and her family protested in front of the campus demanding an investigation and an apology.

  In cell phone video first aired on KHOU Tuesday night, three HISD police officers surround Ixel Perez, two of them have her pinned to the floor face down. One officer has his knee pressed to the side of her head.

” Both of the cops just tackled her down to the floor. They put her knee on her head and after that they just arrested her, took her phone,” said student Gustavo Lucio who took the video on his cell phone. “The cop just said you can’t use your phone and after that, no words no nothing, just actions, grabbed her, threw her down.” “


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The Corbett Report Discusses The Potential For World War Three





Today In The Past





1349 – Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death

1608 – John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

1776 – George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers




1813 – Comm Oliver H Perry defeats British in Battle of Lake Erie






1823 – Simon Bolivar named president of Peru

1905 – Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes

1913 – Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway

1924 – Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder




1944 – Lt-gen Frederick Browning against Montgomery “But, sir, I think we might be going a bridge too far


operation market garden





1945 – Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis

1953 – Swanson sells it’s 1st “TV dinner”

1955 – “Gunsmoke” premieres on CBS TV

1961 – Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.

1972 – Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship

1972 – US Men’s olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)

1973 – Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton

1997 – Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.






1736 – Carter Braxton, US farmer/signer (Declaration of Independence)

1836 – Joseph Wheeler II, Maj Gen (Confederacy/Cavalry/Army of Tennessee)

1892 – Arthur H Compton, US physicist (X-rays)

1896 – Elsa Schiaparelli, French fashion designer

1914 – Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)

1934 – Charles Kuralt, Wilmington NC, newscaster (On the Road)

1934 – Roger Maris, Hibbing, Minnesota, Yankee, HR champ (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961), (d. 1985)

1941 – Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist (d. 2002)

1949 – Bill O’Reilly, American journalist and commentator

1950 – Joe Perry, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Walk this Way)






210 BC – Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China.

1167 – Empress Matilda, wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1102)

1308 – Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)

1797 – Mary Wollstonecraft, English author (b. 1759)

1983 – Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

1997 – Burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88




2005 – Clarence “Gatemouth” BrownBluesman , American musician



 I’ve Got My Mojo Working

okie dokie stomp

Up Jumped The Devil

Jazz Funeral / Second Line for Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown



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