Category: Education

10 Common Concealed Carry Mistakes ( Video )






” None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes from time to time, it’s how we learn. However, making mistakes when concealing a firearm can have serious implications. Instead of making you learn by trial and error, I’ve compiled a list of 10 common mistakes so you don’t have to find out the hard way. Most of the mistakes I’ve listed are made by those still new to carrying concealed, but even those with years of experience can be guilty of making a couple of these mistakes from time to time.



  In many states, a hunter safety course is enough to qualify you for a concealed weapons license. However, these courses often focus solely on being safe with a rifle in the woods. Although it’s great to know you’re not allowed to shoot over a road the next time you go hunting, it doesn’t exactly prepare you to go out into the regular world and interact with others now that you all of a sudden have a gun on your hip.

  Even some classes that are specifically designed around qualifying you for a concealed weapons permit don’t do much in the way of preparing you. Do your research before choosing a class and find a reputable one that is more concerned with proper training rather than getting you out of the course as quickly as possible. The course concerned most about money will often go through some of the basics, have you shoot a few rounds, and send you on your way. You want a course that has instructors who are going to help you in every way possible to make sure you leave their class prepared.

  Finally, don’t think that just because you met the minimum requirements for a license you’re now ready to navigate every situation you find yourself in. A responsible person who carries concealed is constantly learning, both mentally and physically. As legendary football coach Bo Schembechler often said, “Every day you’re getting better or worse…you never stay the same”.



  Printing, where the outline of your gun appears from pushing against your clothing and exposing a part of the gun are mistakes that often arise from complacency. When you first start carrying, often you’re so concerned about your gun showing in public you’ll do anything and everything to make sure it never happens. After carrying every day for years, it’s still a thought but you’re nowhere near as scared of it happening. Just take that extra second to make sure you’re not printing or going to expose your gun at some point.

  Honestly, most people are pretty ignorant to their surroundings anyways, but it certainly isn’t worth the trouble of someone freaking out if they do notice because you didn’t want to bother changing your 2 sizes too small shirt. Although some people are extremely concerned about printing, it’s not the end of the world if it happens at some point (although it may be illegal in some localities). It’s certainly not something to get into the habit of doing, but compared to exposing your gun, printing is nowhere near as big a concern. If your gun is exposed, you could find yourself in some serious hot water. The last thing you want to deal with is half the police station closing in on you with guns drawn because you bent over to pick something up and the lady behind you happened to notice your gun.

  Trust me, if someone sees your gun and they’re scared, the 911 call won’t be a rational explanation of what happened. Take your time to make sure you’re not printing or in danger of exposing your gun before you leave the house.”


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From ISIS To Unemployment: What Do Americans Know?


Modest Partisan Differences in News Knowledge



” The latest Pew Research Center News IQ quiz measures the public’s awareness of key facts in the news: from questions about conflicts around the world to the current minimum wage and the chair of the Federal Reserve. (Before reading this report, take the quiz yourself by clicking here.)

  The survey finds that a large majority (73%) is able to correctly identify the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour (from a list of other amounts ranging from $5.25 to $12.50).

  In addition, amid ongoing U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic militants in the Middle East, 67% can identify Syria as one of the countries in which the militant group known as ISIS currently controls territory (from a list that included Pakistan, Kuwait and Egypt). And 60% know that Ukraine was once part of the Soviet Union; the other choices were Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Scandinavia.”




   The most interesting part of the survey concerns the partisan divide in news awareness . Contrary to MSM memes those on the right are , overall , better informed than their “betters” on the left … see chart above .



” Differences in news knowledge across partisan groups are relatively modest, though Republicans tend to do somewhat better than Democrats overall.

  Republicans are 16 points more likely than Democrats to answer the Common Core question correctly (58% vs. 42%). And 57% of Republicans identify the oil industry as a primary driver of growth in North Dakota, compared with 42% of Democrats.”



See the whole survey and take the quiz yourself here












Today In The Past



768 – Charles the Great & Charlamane II divide French republic

869 – Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen




1003 – Leif Erikson lands in L’Anse aux MeadowsCanadabecoming the first European to reach America.






1192 – Richard Coeur de Leeuw leaves Jerusalem in disguise

1238 – James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.

1446 – Korean Hangual alphabet devised

1514 – King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)

1595 – The Spanish army captures Cambrai.

1617 – Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye)




1635 – Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony







1701 – Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven

1708 – Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy

1740 – Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia

1760 – 7 Year’s War: Russian forces occupy Berlin.

1799 – British frigate HMS Lutine sinks off Dutch coast with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.

1804 – Hobart Tasmania founded

1806 – Prussia declares war on France.

.1837 – Steamboat “Home” sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100

1837 – Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.




1854 – The siege of Sebastopol begins.






1855 – Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor

1855 – Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope




1864 – Battle of Tom’s Brook-Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan’s campaign is whipped by Custer & Merrit’s cavalry divisions






1865 – 1st US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania

1872 – Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business

1876 – 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires

1877 – American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)




1888 – Washington Monument opens for public admittance






1900 – 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska

1903 – 11″ (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)

1909 – Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

1914 – German troops take Antwerp in World War I

1915 – Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY




1930 – 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completedLaura Ingalls






1936 – Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to LA

1941 – A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.

1944 – British PM Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

1946 – 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50

1947 – 1st telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane

1953 – British premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

1953 – Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor

1958 – Israeli navy inaugrates it’s 1st submarine

1961 – Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)

1962 – NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m

1963 – British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns




1963 – Dam in Piave valley Italybreaks’ about 2,000 die






1963 – Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

1965 – Beatles’ “Yesterday,” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks

1968 – Government seizes oil fields in Peru

1970 – Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

1973 – Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years

1973 – Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal

1974 – Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)

1974 – Race riot in Boston due to “busing”




1975 – Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize








1977 – Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic

1977 – Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock

1980 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz

1981 – Abolition of capital punishment in France.

1982 – Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead

1983 – 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma




1984 – Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space


Kathryn Sullivan (NASA Photo)





1985 – Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, dedicated

1986 – Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment

1987 – Japanese bank buys “Lady McGill” stamp for $1,100,000

1990 – David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1990 – Radio stations around world play “Imagine” honoring John Lennon

1990 – Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

1992 – Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY

1992 – A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu

1994 – Darmstadt creates element 110

1997 – Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico




1999 – The last flight of the SR-71.






2001 – Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.

2006 – North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

2007 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high.

2009 – First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.





1201 – Robert de Sorbonfounded Sorbonne UniversityParis






1221 – Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler

1261 – Dionysius, the Justified, king of Portugal (1279-1325)

1328 – King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)

1581 – Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/theologist

1704 – Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)

1757 – Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed

1822 – George Sykes, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1880

1823 – Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1st black US newspaper publishers

1840 – Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)

1852 – Hermann Emil Fischer, Euskirchen, Rhine Province, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 1919)

1858 – Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)




1859 – Alfred Dreyfusaccused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)






1873 – Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)

1884 – Martin Elmer Johnson, explorer/photographer

1888 – Hank Patterson, Alabama, actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres)

1888 – Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)

1892 – Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)




1899 – Bruce CattonUShistorian/writer (Civil War)






1900 – Alastair Sim, Edinburgh Scot, actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright)

1908 – Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)

1908 – Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975)




1911 – Joe RosenthalAmerican photographer (d. 2006)








1918 – E Howard Hunt, Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in

1918 – Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000)

1920 – Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)

1924 – Robert A Rushworth, Madison Maine, test pilot (X-15)

1925 – Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)

1928 – Einojuhani Rautavaara, Helsinki Finland, composer (Kaivos)

1931 – Tony Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair

1939 – O V Wright, rocker

1940 – Joe Pepitone, baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankee)

1940 – John Lennon[Winston/Ono], Liverpool, rocker/Beatle (Imagine), (d. 1980)

1941 – Brian Lamb, Founder of c-span

1943 – Mike Peters, American cartoonist

1944 – John Entwistle, London, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O’Riley)

1944 – Nona Hendrix, R & B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)

1945 – Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)

1945 – Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)




1948 – Dave Samuelsvibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)


All the Things You Are with Alfredo Naranjo

Morning Dance

Dave Samuels Trio





1948 – Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)

1950 – Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1952 – Sharon Osbourne, Brixton, South London, TV personality and wife of Ozzy Osbourne

1953 – Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)

1954 – Scott Bakula, St Louis MO, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown)

1955 – Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)

1957 – Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)

1958 – Michael Pare, American actor

1961 – Julian Bailey, British racing driver

1964 – Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director

1966 – Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur

1966 – David Cameron, British politician

1969 – P.J. Harvey, English musician

1970 – Annika Sorenstam, Stockholm Sweden, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women’s Open)

1971 – Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)

1973 – Terry Balsamo, American guitarist

1979 – Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver

1981 – Zachery Ty Bryan, Denver CO, actor (Brad-Home Improvement)





1047 – Clemens II, [Suitger], Pope (1046-47), dies (b. 1005)

1253 – Grosseteste, an English scholar, dies at 78

1390 – Johan I, king of Castile (1379-90), dies

1423 – Frederik III of Blankenheim, bishop of Straatsburg/Utrecht, dies

1555 – Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)

1562 – Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523)

1597 – Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537)

1729 – Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)

1806 – Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

1831 – Joannis Capodistrias, Pres of Greece (1829-31), murdered

1906 – Joseph F Glidden, inventor (barbed wire), dies

1912 – Millie & Christine, Siamese twins, dies at 61

1918 – Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60

1924 – Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)

1934 – J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered

1934 – King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)

1943 – Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies

1943 – Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed

1943 – Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed

1943 – Pieter Zeeman, naturalist (Nobel 1902), dies

1960 – Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day’s game

1962 – Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80




1967 – Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39 (see also Uncurrent Events 10/08)






1968 – Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed

1974 – Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

1987 – Clare A Booth Luce, US diplomat/journalist, dies at 84

1988 – Felix Wankel, developer of Wankel rotary engine, dies

1991 – Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51

1993 – Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26

1994 – Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer

1994 – James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75

1995 – Alec Douglas-Home, PM of Britain (1963-64), dies

1995 – Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader, dies at 83

1996 – Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist, dies at 94




1999 – Milt JacksonAmerican jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)


Round Midnight

Bag’s Groove

Take the “A” Train

How Long Blues with Ray Charles





1999 – Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)

2000 – Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)

2001 – Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)

2002 – Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)

2005 – Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)

2006 – Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)

2011 – Pavel Karelin, Russian skijumper (b. 1989)
















School Officials Under Fire After 14 Year-Old Used In Sex ‘Bait’ Sting Gone Bad







” The reported story is tragic enough. A 14 year-old special needs girl from Sparkman Middle School is propositioned by an older male student with a history of inappropriate sexual behavior.  The girl does exactly what a girl should do when approached: tell a trusted adult. The teacher’s aide she informed had been told by school administrators that the boy could only be punished if he was caught in the act. The teacher asked the student to meet him so school administrators could arrange a sting operation. The teacher informed school officials of the plan, but they were busy with personal phone calls. When the girl entered the bathroom with the boy, there were no teachers hiding in stalls. When he pulled her pants down, nobody came to help. No trusted adult was there to prevent her from being anally raped.

  It would seem impossible for the story to get worse, but court documents prove that things are much worse. From an attempted cover up to victim blaming the documents demonstrate a blatant disregard for safety of the students. An Alabama court predictably threw out the lawsuit filed against one of its own agencies by the victim’s parents. The feds stepped in, and gave the family a chance at justice .”


   The Anti-Media has the rest of this story and check the links below for much more on the horrendous tale of corruption , coverups and miscarriage of justice in Alabama :


Boy accused in Sparkman Middle School rape ‘bait’

School board attorney on Sparkman Middle rape

Student sues Madison Co. schools over bathroom rape

Girl Allegedly Raped After School Uses Her As ‘Bait’

Justice Department enters case involving school’s

Alabama “Rape Bait” Case Is Spectacularly Callous and Evil

Madison County: Alleged Rape Inside Middle School



    If anyone should need more proof that the bureaucrats that Lord over us in every aspect of our lives have but one goal in mind and that is to protect themselves , their jobs and each other , this case should that evidence . 










They Are Coming For Your Children






” Home-schoolers represent the only authentically radical social movement in the United States (Occupy Wall Street was a fashion statement) and so they must be suppressed, as a malevolent committee of leftist academics and union bosses under the direction of Governor Dannel Malloy is preparing to do in Connecticut, using the Sandy Hook massacre as a pretext. The ghouls invariably rush to the podium after every school massacre, issuing their insipid press releases before the bodies have even cooled, and normally they’re after your guns. But the Malloy gang is after your children.

  Malloy’s committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending that Connecticut require home-schooling families to present their children to the local authorities periodically for inspection, to see to it that their psychological and social growth is proceeding in the desired direction. For anybody even passingly familiar with contemporary government schools, which are themselves a peerless source of social and emotional dysfunction, this development is bitterly ironic.

Adam Lanza was the product of madness, but he also was very much a product of the public schools and their allied institutions. He was briefly — very briefly — homeschooled after his parents had exhausted every other option. His mental troubles began long before he was home-schooled and were in fact well known to and documented by the various credentialed authorities under whose management he spent his youth, from his kindergarten therapists to the scholars at Yale’s Child Study Center. Far from being removed from the public system, Lanza was still attending student-club meetings at Newtown’s high school just before the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  As City Journal notes, the Malloy gang says that Lanza’s educational and medical records support its proposals, which is curious: Its members have no access to those records. But a government commission says that it is so, so it must be so.”


Kevin Williamson has much more on the latest Statist move from the Nutmeg state












Today In The Past



 314 – Battle at Cibalae: emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

451 – Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens

 876 – Battle at Andernach: Louis the Young beats Charles the Bare

1075 – Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia.

1480 – Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.

1604 – Supernova “Kepler’s nova” 1st sighted

1633 – Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government




1769 – Captain James Cook is the first European to land in New Zealand (Poverty bay







1806 – British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve

1856 – Chinese police board British vessel Arrow, arrest 12 Chinese crewmen on suspicion of piracy & lower Brit flag, begins 2nd Anglo-Chinese War

1860 – Telegraph line between LA & SF opens

1862 – Battle of Perryville, KY-Confederate invasion halted

1862 – Otto von Bismarck becomes German republic chancellor

1865 – Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains

1871 – Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin




1871 – Great Fire kills 200destroys over 4 square miles (10 square kmof Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation







1873 – 1st women’s prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute

1879 – War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.

1896 – Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks




1904 – 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (HicksvilleLong IslandNY)







1906 – Karl Nessler demonstrates 1st ‘permanent wave’ for hair, in London




1915 – Battle of Loosalmost 430,000 FrenchBritish & Germans killed







1918 – Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25captures 132 Germans (see also Uncurrent Events 9/02)








1927 – Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)

1934 – Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Lindbergh’s son




1942 – Fight at MatanikauGuadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)







1945 – Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain & Canada

1946 – Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as president of China

1952 – 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)

1952 – Chinese offensive in Korea

1955 – Worlds most powerful aircraft carrier, Saratoga (US), launched

1956 – Don Larsen, NY, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn

1957 – Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)

1957 – Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire

1961 – US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die

1962 – Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article “Bedingt abwehrbereit” (“Conditionally prepared for defense”) about a NATO manoeuver called “Fallex 62″, which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany’s army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason





1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.








1969 – The opening rally of the Days of Rage occursorganized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.







1970 – Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1971 – John Lennon releases his megahit “Imagine”

1972 – Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

1974 – Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

1980 – Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

1980 – British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro

1981 – USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Bobby Unser

1981 – Pres Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat’s funeral

1982 – Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions

1985 – Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident

1986 – RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs

1988 – Fire in Seattle’s Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage

1990 – US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize

1992 – Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

1995 – Dolphin’s Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton’s NFL career completions record

1999 – New Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.

2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.






1515 – Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)

1619 – Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)

1676 – Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)

1713 – Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (d. 1793)

1715 – Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)

1818 – John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)

1838 – John Milton Hay, politician (Union), died in 1905

1869 – J Frank Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)

1883 – Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)

1883 – Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)

1889 – C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)




1890 – Eddie Rickenbackeraviator “Ace of Aces” (WW I)







1900 – Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect

1910 – Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)

1917 – Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1917 – Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)




1920 – Frank [Patrick] HerbertUSsci-fi author (Dune)







1927 – César Milstein, Argentine scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

1934 – Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)

1936 – Rona Barrett, NYC, gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show)

1938 – David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)




1939 – Paul HoganAustraliaactor (Crocodile DundeeLightning Jack)


Paul Hogan’s Awesome Speech At The Oscars             Perce the Wino

                   Join the Australian Army                                                Alternative Olympics (Aussie Games)

Family Picnic                                                                 Leo Wanker Gets Towed

            S.W.A.T.T.                                                                    Commonwealth Religious Games

Dangers of Cycling                                                       A Fistful of Ravioli






1939 – Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer

1941 – Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)

1943 – Chevy Chase, NYC, comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack)

1943 – R L Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children’s book writer (Goosebumps)

1945 – Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)

1947 – Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)

1948 – Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

1948 – Stefanie Marrian, Paris France, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

1948 – Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor

1949 – Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)

1949 – Michael Rose, rocker (Average White Band)

1949 – Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra] , LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

1955 – Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)




1955 – Lonnie PitchfordAmerican blues musician

National Down Home Blues Festival

My Babe

If I had Possession Over Judgement Day






1956 – Janice E Voss Ford, South Bend Ind, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94)

1958 – Steve Coll, American journalist

1959 – Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97)

1960 – Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur

1961 – Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist

1962 – Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver

1964 – CeCe Winans, American singer




1965 – Matt BiondiUS 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-84, 88, 92)







1965 – C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)

1966 – Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)

1972 – Dede Demet, Milwaukee Wisc, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1973 – Toby Haenen, Hobart Tasmania Aus, backstroke swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973 – Tracy Bonner, Webster Texas, diver (Olympics-96)

1977 – Anne-Caroline Chausson, French mountain-bike rider

1979 – [Gregory] Chad Petree, Shawne Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)

1979 – Kristanna Loken, American actress




1983 – Travis PastranaAmerican motorsports competitor






 705 – Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies

976 – Jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen

1094 – St Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice

1286 – John I of Dreux, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)

1317 – Fushimi, Emperor of Japan (b. 1265)

1647 – Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)

1652 – John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)

1656 – Johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71

1735 – Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)

1754 – Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47




1793 – John HancockUS merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56







1862 – James Streshley Jackson, attorney/Union-brig-gen, dies in battle at 39

1862 – William Rufus Terrill, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28

1864 – Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, US Union-brig-general, dies at about 34




1869 – Franklin Pierce14th president (1853-1857), dies in Concord NH at 64







1879 – Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)

1931 – Sir John Monash, Australian soldier general (b. 1865)

1936 – William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)

1940 – Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78

1942 – Sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer

1944 – Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52

1953 – Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58

1967 – Clement R Attlee, premier pf Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

1982 – Fernando Lamas, actor/director (Lost World), dies of cancer at 67

1982 – Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92

1985 – Leon Klinghoffer, hijackers of Achille Lauro, threw him off boat

1990 – B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)

1995 – Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48

1996 – Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81

2004 – Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)

2004 – James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)

2006 – Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1975)

2008 – George Emil Palade, Romanian cell biologist (b. 1912)

2011 – Al Davis, American football executive (b. 1929)

2011 – Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (b. 1941)

















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The 2nd Amendment Could Be Safe Forever After What The FBI Just Revealed

FBI:CDC Mass Shooting Report

Click pic for PDF of report



” A CDC study combined with a FBI study reveals that far more people were killed on bicycles and from falling than by mass shootings.

  An FBI study revealed that from 2000 to 2013 there were 64 incidents of “mass shootings”–and that the gunmen involved in these caused 418 deaths

  The New York Times and AP covered the study, but only focused on the rise in mass shootings, not a comparison of the number of mass shooting deaths to other deaths.

  If you look at the numbers, more deaths were caused by people on bicycles in one year, according to the CDC, than the entire fourteen year period of mass shootings.

  That’s right. There were 800 people killed by bicycles in 2010, more than the number of people killed from 2000 to 2013 (418) from mass shootings.

  There were also 26,009 deaths from “falling” in 2010 alone, once again outweighing tremendously the number of people killed from mass shootings.”


Western Journalism





Today In The Past





3761 BC – The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).

1492 – Columbus misses Florida when he changed course

1513 – Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.

1520 – 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain




1571 – Battle of LepantoSaint League (Spain & Italydestroys Turkish fleet








1637 – Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda

1690 – English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade

1737 – 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)

1763 – George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement

1765 – Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY





1777 – Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle oSaratoga & Battle of Bemis Hts(see also Uncurrent Events 9/19)








 1780 – British defeated by American militia near Kings MountainSC








1806 – Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood

1825 – Miramichi Fire, disaster in New Brunswick

1856 – Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers




1864 – Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor Brazil-CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett









1868 – Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens

1870 – Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon

1871 – 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago’s 185 firefighters

1907 – France’s Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane

1913 – Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

1915 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland College 222-0 in football (record)

1916 – 222 points are scored in a football game between Georgia Tech & Cumberland University of Lebanon, Tennessee

1922 – 1st radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series

1928 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

1931 – 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY
1941 – German army occupies Viarma, USSR

1942 – 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad

1942 – US & British government announce establishment of United Nations

1944 – Fieldmarshal Rommel gets order to return to Berlin




1944 – Uprising at AuschwitzJews burn down crematoriums







1944 – Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp

1945 – Dutch author A M de Jong’s murderer Ton van Gog escapes




1950 – US forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel








1950 – Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head

1951 – David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government




1955 – Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched







1957 – “American Bandstand” premieres

1958 – Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court

1958 – US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury

1959 – Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR’s Luna 3

1960 – “Route 66″ premieres

1960 – 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

1963 – Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

1965 – Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups

1968 – Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system

1977 – Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis

1977 – USSR adopts constitution

1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

1984 – Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL’s career rushing leader

1985 – Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters





1985 – PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro









1990 – Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens

1991 – Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics

1991 – Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history





1991 – Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her








2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.







2003 – Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

2004 – King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.






1573 – William Laud, English archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45)

1576 – John Marston, English writer (d. 1634)

1713 – Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)





1728 – Caesar RodneyDelawarejudge/signer (Declaration of Independence)






1734 – Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)

1798 – Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)

1817 – Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

1854 – Christiaan R de Wet, South African rebel leader, politician and general in the Boer War

1866 – Martha McChesney Berry, US, founded Berry School for Children




1885 – Niels BohrDenmarkphysicistexpanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)







1896 – Elijah Muhammad, US, leader of Nation of Islam

1900 – Heinrich Himmler, a leading Nazi and head of the Gestapo




1905 – Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], Flagstaff Azactor (Andy’s Gang)


Froggy the Gremlin

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance





1906 – James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)

1910 – Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)

1911 – Joe Jones, Chicago IL, drummer

1911 – Vaughn Monroe, Akron Oh, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)

1913 – Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer

1916 – Walt W Rostow, NYC, economist (Politics & Stages of Growth)

1917 – Helmut Dantine, Vienna Austria, actor (Shadow of the Cloak)

1917 – June Allyson, Bronx, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas)

1927 – Al Martino, Phila, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (Godfather)

1927 – Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist (anti-psychiatrist)

1929 – Harold Zirin, Boston, Massachusetts, astronomer, (d. 2012)

1931 – Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of S Afr (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)




1939 – Colin Cooperrocker (Climax Blues Band)


Couldn’t Get It Right

Come On In My Kitchen

So Many Roads

Take Me Back To Georgia





1940 – Dino Valenti, rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)




1943 – Oliver L NorthUS colonel (Irangate)







1944 – Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong

1949 – Dave Hope, rock bassist (Kansas)

1949 – Kieran Kane, Queens NY, singer (O’Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too)

1951 – John Cougar Mellencamp, Seymour Indiana, rocker (Jack & Diane)

1952 – Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972)

1952 – Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

1953 – Tico Torres, rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always)




1955 – Yo-Yo MaParis Franceworld famous Chinese cellist


Elgar Cello Concerto, 1st mvmt

Yo-Yo Ma &Bobby McFerrin

Empire State Of Mind





1955 – Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist

1959 – Simon Cowell, Lambeth, London, recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol)

1960 – Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer

1961 – Judy Landers, Phila, actress (Vega$, BJ & the Bear, Madame’s Place)

1971 – Paul Hannam, Vancouver BC, 470 yachter (Olympics-96)

1974 – Shannon MacMillan, Syosset NY, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

1975 – Billy Walsh, Summit NJ, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)

1976 – Taylor Hicks, American musician

1976 – Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress

1976 – Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer

1977 – Clayton Miller, Toronto Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)



290 – [Christian] Sergius, roman soldier/martyred saint, decapitated

929 – Charles III, the Plain, King of France (893-929), dies

1368 – Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England (b. 1338)

1488 – Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith, dies at about 52




1571 – Ali PashaTurkish fleet commanderdies in battle







1620 – Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish military leader (b. 1547)

1639 – John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68




1780 – Patrick FergusonEnglish major in SCdies in battle at 36









1792 – George MasonAmerican statesman (b. 1725)







1796 – Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (b. 1710)




1849 – Edgar Allen Poepoet (Raven), dies in Balt at 40 (see also Uncurrent Events 10/3)







1864 – John Gregg, US judge/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 36

1894 – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American writer (b. 1809)

1939 – Harvey (William) Cushing, US neurologist, dies at 70

1951 – Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), dies at 77




1956 – Clarence BirdseyeAmerican inventor (b. 1886)







1959 – Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack




1988 – Billy Danielssingerdies of cancer at 73











1991 – Leo Durocher, baseball coach/manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

1992 – Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62

1992 – Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies

1994 – Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist (Nobel prize 1984), dies at 82

1995 – Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59

1995 – Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91




2001 – HerblockAmerican cartoonist (b. 1909)







2003 – Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)

2004 – Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)

2006 – Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958)

2007 – Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)

2009 – Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)















Today In The Past





105 BC – Battle of ArausioThe Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.







68 BC – Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.

1567 – Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands

1683 – 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)


1781 – Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktownlast battle of Revolutionary War







1783 – Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock

1789 – French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October

1849 – The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.

1854 – The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.

1857 – American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)

1861 – Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert

1866 – 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)

1882 – 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0




1884 – Naval War College forms in Newport RI







1889 – Moulin Rogue opens in Paris




1889 – Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture







1890 – Mormon Church outlaws polyg

1893 – Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat

1906 – The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.

1911 – Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot

1911 – Cy Young’s farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

1918 – US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die

1923 – 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)

1923 – US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)

1928 – Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China

1928 – Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail

1939 – Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.

1942 – Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram

1943 – Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island

1944 – Canadians free Austria

1944 – Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia




1956 – Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine








1958 – US nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole

1959 – Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon

1961 – JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

1963 – LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series

1966 – Partial meltdown at Detroits’s Fermi 1 nuclear reactor

1967 – Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funeral to mark end of hippies




1973 – Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel






1976 – Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1979 – Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1’9″

1979 – Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House




1982 – Auburn’s Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals






1983 – NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands

1986 – Russian nuclear sub sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1990 – Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun

1990 – US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit

1993 – Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time

1995 – 51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.

1996 – Bob Dole & Pres Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

2002 – Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized.

2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.






1289 – King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)

1459 – Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)

1610 – Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)




1744 – James McGillScottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)







1803 – Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)

1820 – Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)





1846 – George Westinghouse,Central BridgeNew Yorkentrepreneurengineer  (d. 1914)







1849 – Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, “merchant of death”

1884 – Lloyd Spooner, US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)

1887 – Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme), (d. 1965)

1887 – MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)

1903 – Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)




1905 – Helen N Willis Moodytennis pro (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)(US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31)






1906 – Janet Gaynor, Philadelphia, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born)

1909 – Carol Lombard, Ft Wayne IN, actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only)




1914 – Thor HeyerdahlNorwayanthropologist/explorer (Kon TikiAku-Aku)










1921 – Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)

1925 – Shana Alexander, NYC, journalist (60 Minutes)

1926 – Alan Copeland, LA California, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade)

1926 – Cyril Reuben, violinist

1930 – Hafez al Assad, president (Syria)

1931 – Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)

1933 – Horst Bingle, writer

1935 – Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler

1936 – Glenn Hild, race horse trainer



1942 – Britt EklandStockholm Swedenactress (Wicker ManAsylum)






1944 – José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)

1947 – Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1948 – Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician




1950 – David BrinUSsci-fi author (HugoNebulaSundiverPostman)






1954 – David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)

1956 – Stephanie Zimbalist, NYC, actress (Remington Steele, Centennial)

1956 – Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist

1959 – [Dennis Ray] “Oil Can” Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

1963 – Elisabeth Shue, Wilmington, Delaware, actress (Cocktail, Adv in Babysitting)

1965 – Jim Sharp, US rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988)

1971 – Phil Bennett, British racing driver

1973 – Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympics-gold-96)/(NY Liberty)

1973 – Jeff Davis, American comedian

1974 – Jeremy Sisto, American actor

1975 – Ines Sainz, Miss Spain Universe (1997)

1986 – Olivia Thirlby, American actress

1992 – Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress

1995 – Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)

1998 – Mia  Herrlin , American Child Star 




404 – Eudoxia Aelia, empress of Austria, dies

877 – Charles II the Kale, King of France/Roman emperor (875-77), dies at 54

877 – Charles the Bald (b. 823)

1072 – Sancho II, king of Castile (1065-72), murdered

1101 – Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order

1413 – Dawit I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1382)

1542 – Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)

1585 – Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies

1641 – Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle

1644 – Isabella van Bourbon, French princess of Henri IV, dies

1644 – Elisabeth of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)

1651 – Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47

1661 – Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru

1688 – Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)

1880 – Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies




1892 – Alfred (LordTennysonwriterdies at 83






1905 – Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies

1912 – August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83

1951 – Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)

1951 – Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)

1962 – Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)

1968 – Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)

1969 – Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

1973 – Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58

1974 – Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)




1981 – [MohammedAnwar al-Sadatpres Egypt (1970-81), assassinated at 62










1984 – George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82




1985 – Nelson RiddleAmerican bandleader (b. 1921)



Route 66                               To The Batmobile!

Darn That Dream              All The Things You Are with Ella Fitzgerald

Winchester Cathedral







1989 – Bette [Ruth E] Davis, actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

1992 – Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70

1993 – Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88

1993 – Larry Walters, American “lawn chair” pilot (b. 1949)

1996 – Ted Bessell, director/actor (That Girl), dies of an aneurism at 61

1999 – Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)

2003 – Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)

2007 – Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)















Nick Marshall Does It All In Auburn’s Win Over LSU






” He had his play from the sideline, but when Nick Marshall spotted man-to-man coverage on Sammie Coates, the Auburn quarterback changed things up.
  Touchdown, Auburn.
  The 56-yard touchdown to Coates was part of an impressive performance by Marshall, who accounted for four touchdowns in the first half to help Auburn beat LSU 41-7 Saturday night in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
  Nick Marshall was the Nick Marshall of old, running the zone-read, darting up the middle on draw plays, throwing long to the likes of Coates. Auburn turned its quarterback loose, and that helped Auburn sprint away to a 31-7 halftime lead.
” We let him throw the ball a little bit earlier in the game,” said coach Gus Malzahn. “He is an outstanding quarterback. He wins. I think everyone saw he can throw it pretty well, too.”
  The early passing “helped me a lot,” Marshall said. “The receivers made a lot of plays. That gave me a lot of confidence.”
  Marshall was 14-of-22 passing for 207 yards with that 56-yard touchdown pass to Coates and a 9-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Uzomah. He rushed for 119 yards with touchdown runs of 29 and 7 yards. Auburn’s 566 yards were a school record against LSU.
  Marshall inflated those numbers with his second 200-yard passing, 100-yard rushing game of his career. His 119 rushing yards gave him seven 100-yard career rushing games, the school record for a quarterback. “
                         Team Statistics (Final)
                              2014 Auburn Football
               #15 LSU vs #5 Auburn (Oct 04, 2014 at Auburn, AL)

                                     LS       AU

FIRST DOWNS...................       13       25
  Rushing.....................        6       15
  Passing.....................        3        9
  Penalty.....................        4        1
NET YARDS RUSHING.............      138      298
  Rushing Attempts............       36       49
  Average Per Rush............      3.8      6.1
  Rushing Touchdowns..........        1        3
  Yards Gained Rushing........      159      304
  Yards Lost Rushing..........       21        6
NET YARDS PASSING.............      142      268
  Completions-Attempts-Int....   8-24-0  17-25-0
  Average Per Attempt.........      5.9     10.7
  Average Per Completion......     17.8     15.8
  Passing Touchdowns..........        0        2
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...........      280      566
  Total offense plays.........       60       74
  Average Gain Per Play.......      4.7      7.6
Fumbles: Number-Lost..........      2-0      1-1
Penalties: Number-Yards.......     5-31     7-80
PUNTS-YARDS...................    8-338    4-151
  Average Yards Per Punt......     42.2     37.8
  Net Yards Per Punt..........     40.4     35.2
  Inside 20...................        1        2
  50+ Yards...................        0        0
  Touchbacks..................        0        0
  Fair catch..................        3        2
KICKOFFS-YARDS................    2-129    8-507
  Average Yards Per Kickoff...     64.5     63.4
  Net Yards Per Kickoff.......     38.5     42.2
  Touchbacks..................        1        5
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD.   1-10-0   3-15-0
  Average Per Return..........     10.0      5.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD   2-44-0   1-27-0
  Average Per Return..........     22.0     27.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD..    0-0-0    0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD.    0-0-0    0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards...........        0        0
Possession Time...............    27:29    32:31
  1st Quarter.................     7:29     7:31
  2nd Quarter.................     7:23     7:37
  3rd Quarter.................     7:05     7:55
  4th Quarter.................     5:32     9:28
Third-Down Conversions........  0 of 13  6 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   1 of 4   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      1-2      3-3
  Touchdowns..................      1-2      3-3
  Field goals.................      0-2      0-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards........      1-5      1-5
PAT Kicks.....................      1-1      5-5
Field Goals...................      0-0      2-2
Points off turnovers..........        0        0

Polio-Like Illness Claims Fifth Life In U.S.






” At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month.

  The latest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of death Friday night. But health officials say they have no idea how he contracted the virus. A health official says Eli was “asymptomatic and fine” when he went to bed but died overnight. He had no known preexisting immune weakness.

  A 10-year girl Rhode Island girl infected with EV-D68, Emily Otrando, died less than 24 hours after being rushed to the hospital with breathing problems. Three other patients with EV-D68 also died in September.

  The CDC reports that in the past month and a half, at least 538 people in 43 states and the District of Columbia have become ill with EV-D68. Most of them are children and some developed limb paralysis. Polio, which can cause paralysis and death, is a type of enterovirus. EV-D68 is one of more than a hundred “non-polio” enteroviruses.

  The actual number of EV-D68 infections is likely significantly higher than reported since some state health officials are not testing every suspected case.”



    Ms Attkisson continues to report and educate the public on the subjects the MSM choose to sugarcoat or ignore . As usual she doesn’t shy away from asking the hard questions such as whether the flood of unscreened illegal children secretly spread among our population by “Dear Leader” is to blame …



” The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year.

  However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013.  (See Fig. 3)

  Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports.”



Read more on this epidemic from Ms Attkisson here and read our previous posts :



Are Obama’s Illegal Children Infecting Our Schools With EV-D68 Virus ?

Enterovirus Now Infecting Children In 42 States And Still Spreading

Who Knew ? MSNBC: NRA To Blame For Ebola Crisis



Whether the illegal hordes are responsible for the rapid spread of EV-68D or not there can be little doubt that expecting the authorities to take care of you and protect the public health is a foolish notion . Incompetence reigns at the highest levels .





















Security Video Of Fight Tells The Story In Council Bluffs Teen’s Death, Leads To Charge Being Dropped






” The security video shows the punch that led to the death of a 17-year-old Abraham Lincoln High School student.

  It also shows what led up to that punch, and those images, authorities say, led them to drop the charge against the student who threw it.

  Dakota Escritt, 17, shoves Gregory Teer, 16. He shoves him again. Then again. Eventually, Teer shoves back, repeatedly. Both boys bring their arms up. Teer strikes first, punching Escritt.

  Escritt, unconscious, falls backwards to the floor, limp. His head bounces on the tile. Three days later, in an Omaha hospital, Escritt dies.

  That video recording of the Sept. 25 incident shows Escritt instigated the confrontation that led to his death, at an Omaha hospital, and is the key evidence that led Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber to drop a felony assault charge against Teer.”













Today In The Past




610 – Heraclius’ fleet takes Constantinople

869 – 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens

1349 – Paris’ theologist Jean de Fayt warns for flagellanten at Avignon

1550 – Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.

1568 – Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

1568 – Willem of Oranges army occupies Brabant

1665 – The University of Kiel is founded.





1813 – Battle of Thames in CanadaAmericans defeat British








1863 – Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides


File:CSS David drawing.jpg












1864 – Battle of Allatoona1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South








1864 – Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)

1869 – A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.

1877 – Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War





1892 – Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in CoffevilleKansas bank holdup








1905 – Orville/Wilbur Wright’s “Flyer III” flight 38.5 km in 38.3″







1914 – World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.

1923 – Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

1924 – 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News

1931 – 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn)

1945 – “Meet the Press” premieres on radio

1945 – Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studios.

1947 – 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman

1949 – WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins

1953 – Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

1953 – The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.

1954 – Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US

1957 – Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years

1962 – Beatles release their 1st record “Love Me Do”

1965 – Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups

1965 – Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite





1969 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus begins airing on BBC (see UE 8/17 , 9/16 , 10/4 )








1970 – John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane

1970 – Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross

1970 – PBS became a television network.
1974 – Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.

1978 – Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques

1981 – Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American

1982 – Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM





1983 – Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize(see Uncurrent Events 9/29 Births)








1984 – 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched

1986 – London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms

1988 – Brazil adopts its Constitution

1988 – Israel bans Meir Kahane’s Kach Party on grounds of racism

1990 – Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)

1991 – The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.

1999 – The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

2000 – Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.

2001 – Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.






1458 – Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint

1626 – Johann Schop, composer

1641 – Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)

1713 – Denis Diderot, Langres, France, enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), (d. 1784)

1715 – Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)

1792 – Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)

1795 – Alexander Keith, Scottish-born Canadian brewer (d. 1873)





1804 – Robert Parker ParrottInventordied in 1877








1829 – Chester A. ArthurFairfield Vt, (Republican21st American President (1881-85)







1840 – John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)

1863 – Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist

1864 – Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895

1892 – Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)




1895 – Walter Bedell SmithUS general (WW II)/head of CIA (1950-52)







1902 – Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)



Larry Gets His REVENGE!!!

Larry Fine at Woodstock

Disorder in the Court






1902 – Ray KrocOak Park, Illinoisfast food entrepreneur (MacDonalds), (d. 1984)







1903 – M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)

1904 – George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer

1913 – Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (d. 2007)

1919 – Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisc, TV host (Password)

1919 – Donald Pleasence, Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween)

1923 – Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)

1924 – Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian/actor (Jose Jimenez)

1926 – Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)

1929 – Richard F Gordon Jr, Seattle, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12)




1936 – Vaclav Havelwriter/pres Czechoslovakia (1989-92)







1942 – Richard Street, Detroit Mi, rocker (Temptations)





1943 – Steve MillerMilwaukeerocker (AbracadabraSpace Cowboy)

The Joker

Space Cowboy

Fly Like An Eagle






1949 – B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)

1950 – Jeff Conaway, NYC, actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving)

1952 – Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)

1954 – Bob Geldof, rocker

1957 – Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)

1958 – Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)

1958 – André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut

1959 – Troy Luccketta, rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)





1962 – Michael AndrettiIndy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)







1969 – Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [or Oct 8 66]

1974 – Rich Franklin, American Mixed Martial Artist

1975 – Kate Winslet, Reading Engld, actress (Titanic, Jude, Hamlet, Get Back)

1976 – J. J. Yeley, American race car driver

1977 – Lia Rousset, Alhambra California, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)

1980 – Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte)






578 – Justinus II, Byzantine emperor (565-78), dies

1056 – Henry III, RC German King (1039-56), dies

1111 – Robrecht II of Jerusalem, Count of Flanders (1st Crusader), dies

1285 – Philippe III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85), dies

1399 – Raymundus of Capua, Italian general, dies

1496 – Ferdinand II, king of Naples, dies

1777 – Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)

1787 – Thomas Stone, US attorney/signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44

1791 – Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman (b. 1739)





1805 – Charles Cornwallis1st Marquess CornwallisBritish general (b. 1738)








1813 – TecumsehUS Shawnee-chief/English Gen (Battle of Thames), dies







1930 – Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)

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




1941 – Louis D Brandeis1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84







1967 – Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash

1976 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)

1979 – Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies

1983 – Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)

1984 – Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57

1986 – Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87

1986 – Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)

1990 – Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58

1992 – Eddie Kendricks, singer (Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52

1993 – Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66

1996 – Seymour Cray, computer designer, dies in auto accident at 71

2003 – Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)





2004 – Rodney DangerfieldAmerican comedian (b. 1921)



Standup Routine                       Caddyshack 

Rappin’ Rodney                        Back to School – Triple Lindy

First Economics Class              Funiculi, Funicula






2011 – Steve JobsAmerican Businessmanco-founder and CEO of Apple, dies from respiratory arrest at 56









2011 – Charles Napier, American actor (b. 1936)



















Mike Rowe Explains His Position On Not Following Your Passion To A Questioning Fan





” Off The Wall

Stephen Adams, Auburn, AL

“Hi, Mike. Let me begin by saying that I love what you and your foundation are attempting to do. However, I’m confused by your directive to NOT “follow your passion.” I think it can be safely argued that if no one followed their passion, companies like Apple, Microsoft, Dow, and many more wouldn’t exist. If no one follows their passion, who innovates? Who founds companies that provide jobs for the outstanding workers that your foundation aims to help?”

Hi Stephen

A few years ago, I did a special called “The Dirty Truth.” In it, I challenged the conventional wisdom of popular platitudes by offering “dirtier,” more individualistic alternatives. For my inspiration, I looked to those hackneyed bromides that hang on the walls of corporate America. The ones that extoll passersby to live up to their potential by “dreaming bigger,” “working smarter,” and being a better “team player.” In that context, I first saw “Follow Your Passion” displayed in the conference room of a telemarketing firm that employed me thirty years ago. The words appeared next to an image of a rainbow, arcing gently over a waterfall and disappearing into a field of butterflies. Thinking of it now still makes me throw up in my mouth.

Like all bad advice, “Follow Your Passion” is routinely dispensed as though it’s wisdom were both incontrovertible and equally applicable to all. It’s not. Just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t mean you won’t suck at it. And just because you’re determined to improve doesn’t mean that you will. Does that mean you shouldn’t pursue a thing you’re passionate about?” Of course not. The question is, for how long, and to what end?

When it comes to earning a living and being a productive member of society – I don’t think people should limit their options to those vocations they feel passionate towards. I met a lot of people on Dirty Jobs who really loved their work. But very few of them dreamed of having the career they ultimately chose. I remember a very successful septic tank cleaner who told me his secret of success. “I looked around to see where everyone else was headed, and then I went the opposite way,” he said. “Then I got good at my work. Then I found a way to love it. Then I got rich.”

Every time I watch The Oscars, I cringe when some famous movie star – trophy in hand – starts to deconstruct the secret to happiness. It’s always the same thing, and I can never hit “mute” fast enough to escape the inevitable cliches. “Don’t give up on your dreams kids, no matter what.” “Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have what it takes.” And of course, “Always follow your passion!”

Today, we have millions looking for work, and millions of good jobs unfilled because people are simply not passionate about pursuing those particular opportunities. Do we really need Lady GaGa telling our kids that happiness and success can be theirs if only they follow their passion?

There are many examples – including those you mention – of passionate people with big dreams who stayed the course, worked hard, overcame adversity, and changed the world though sheer pluck and determination. We love stories that begin with a dream, and culminate when that dream comes true. And to your question, we would surely be worse off without the likes of Bill Gates and Thomas Edison and all the other innovators and Captains of Industry. But from my perspective, I don’t see a shortage of people who are willing to dream big. I see people struggling because their reach has exceeded their grasp.

I’m fascinated by the beginning of American Idol. Every year, thousands of aspiring pop-stars show up with great expectations, only to learn that they don’t have anything close to the skills they thought they did. What’s amazing to me, isn’t their lack of talent – it’s their lack of awareness, and the resulting shock of being rejected. How is it that so many people are so blind to their own limitations? How did these peope get the impression they could sing in the first place? Then again, is their incredulity really so different than the surprise of a college graduate who learns on his first interview that his double major in Medieval Studies and French Literature doesn’t guarantee him the job he expected? In a world where everyone gets a trophy, encouragement trumps honesty, and realistic expectations go out the window.

When I was 16, I wanted to follow in my grandfathers footsteps. I wanted to be a tradesman. I wanted to build things, and fix things, and make things with my own two hands. This was my passion, and I followed it for years. I took all the shop classes at school, and did all I could to absorb the knowledge and skill that came so easily to my granddad. Unfortunately, the handy gene skipped over me, and I became frustrated. But I remained determined to do whatever it took to become a tradesman.

One day, I brought home a sconce from woodshop that looked like a paramecium, and after a heavy sigh, my grandfather told me the truth. He explained that my life would be a lot more satisfying and productive if I got myself a different kind of toolbox. This was almost certainly the best advice I’ve ever received, but at the time, it was crushing. It felt contradictory to everything I knew about persistence, and the importance of “staying the course.” It felt like quitting. But here’s the “dirty truth,” Stephen. “Staying the course” only makes sense if you’re headed in a sensible direction. Because passion and persistence – while most often associated with success – are also essential ingredients of futility.

That’s why I would never advise anyone to “follow their passion” until I understand who they are, what they want, and why they want it. Even then, I’d be cautious. Passion is too important to be without, but too fickle to be guided by. Which is why I’m more inclined to say, “Don’t Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it With You.”

Carry On ,
Mike “







As the great Harry Callahan once said …







And then there is this sage advice from Judge Smails , cold as it is …















Today In The Past



1227 – Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.

1363 – End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.

1537 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.

1539 – King Henry VIII & Anna of Kleef marry

1636 – 1st code of law for Plymouth Colony

1636 – In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony’s 1st law drafted

1648 – Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen

1675 – Christian Huygens patents pocket watch

1777 – Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington’s troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

1779 – The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.

1854 – Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair




1862 – Battle of Corinth ends (See Uncurrent Events 10/3)




1880 – University of California founded in Los Angeles

1881 – Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano

1895 – Horace Rawlins wins 1st US Open golf tournament (Newport RI)

1901 – Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America’s Cup

1904 – 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks

1911 – 1st public elevator (London’s Earl’s Court Metro Station)


1915 – Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established




1921 – League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians

1931 – Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts

1933 – Esquire magazine is 1st published

1949 – United Nations’ permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated

1957 – “Leave It to Beaver,” debuts on CBS

1957 – USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite

1958 – Transatlantic coml jet passenger service began (BOAC)

1959 – USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon’s far side

1962 – USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m

1964 – -7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga

1976 – Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers

1976 – Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).

1978 – Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I

1981 – Meadowlands Arena opens in NJ

1983 – Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car

1984 – US government closes down due to budget problems

1985 – Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia



1985 – Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley






1985 – Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA.

1988 – Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid

1991 – The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.

1993 – Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)

1994 – Soyuz TM-20 launches

1997 – The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.

2001 – Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

2003 – Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.




2004 – SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.(See Uncurrent Events 9/29)



1160 – Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. 1220)

1276 – Margaret of Brabant, Queen of Germany (d. 1311)

1289 – Louis X, the Stubborn, king of France (1314-16)

1562 – Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (d. 1647)

1585 – Anna of Tyrol, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1618)

1626 – Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)

1809 – Robert Cumming Schenck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890



1822 – Rutherford Birchard HayesDelaware Ohio, (R) 19th pres (1877-81)




1832 – William Griggs, inventor (photo chromo lithography)



1861 – Frederic RemingtonUSartist/sculptor of American West



The Great American West- Charles M. Russell & Frederic Remington

Favorite Artists: Frederic Remington

Museum Without Walls the Cowboy






1880 – Damon Runyon, Manhattan, Kansas, journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), (d. 1946)

1892 – Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist (d. 1934)



1895 – Buster [Joseph FKeatonactor (NavigatorSteamboat BillJr)

The General Stunts                              The College                  Greatest Moments

Incredible Motorcycle Stunt From One Week       Spite Marriage

Battling Butler             Buster Keaton doing the Michael Jackson Lean in “College”





1895 – Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WW II)

1904 – Harris Rhoad, rocker

1914 – Brendan Gill, writer/critic (New Yorker magazine)

1916 – Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer

1917 – Jan Murray, Bronx NY, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear)

1918 – Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)



1923 – Charlton HestonIllManhattanKansasactor (10 CommandmentsBen HurPlanet of Apes), (d. 2008)

From My Cold Dead Hands                          The Death of Charleton Heston

Charlton Heston speaks about Civil Rights     The Omega Man

Final Interview                                              Montage of Films




1928 – Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave)

1932 – Dottie West, country singer

1934 – Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)

1937 – Jackie Collins, London, British author (The Stud, Lucky)

1938 – Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate

1940 – Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist

1941 – Anne Rice, New Orleans LA, author (Interview with a Vampire)

1941 – Roy Blount, Jr., American writer

1941 – Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver



1942 – Karl W. RichterAmerican aviator (d. 1967)




1944 – Nona Hendryx, Trenton NJ, singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)

1944 – Patty LaBelle, singer (LaBelles-Lady Marmalade, If You Asked Me Too)

1946 – Susan Sarandon, [Tomaling], Jackson Hgts NY, actress (Bull Durham)

1947 – James Fielder, Denton TX, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears)

1955 – Joe Orseno, race horse trainer

1961 – John Secada, singer

1963 – Koji Ishikawa (children’s book author and illustrator)Japanese children’s author

1965 – “Stuttering John” Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)

1980 – Sarah Fisher, American race car driver

1983 – Dan Clarke, British racing driver

1984 – Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)

1984 – Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver



1052 – Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020)

1072 – Sancho II, king of Castile/bro of Alfonso VI, murdered at about 35

1305 – Emperor Kameyama of Japan (b. 1249)


1669 – Rembrandt van RijnDutch painterdies at 63




1754 – Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief

1821 – John Rennie, Scottish engineer (b. 1761)

1864 – Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802)

1880 – William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies

1890 – Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (b. 1829)

1904 – Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847)

1947 – Max KEL Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies

1961 – Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies

1962 – John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79



1970 – Janis Joplinrock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Summertime                   Ball And Chain

Cry Baby                        Interview with Dick Cavett

Piece Of My Heart           Down On me




1972 – Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 68

1975 – Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72



1989 – Graham Chapmancomedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48

Tribute                                   The Annoying Peasant

Graham Chapman’s funeral      Black Knight

Silly Vicar                              Biggus Dickus




1989 – Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)



1994 – Daniel Wood Gattonguitaristdies at 49

FUNKY MAMA           12 year old Joe Bonamassa with Danny Gatton

Remington Ride           How’s Your Sister with Tom Principato

Farewell Blues             Danny Gatton & Jazz Combo




1995 – Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer, dies at 81

1999 – Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1928)

2000 – Michael Smith, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)

2000 – Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (b. 1914)

2001 – Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)

2002 – Alphonse Chapanis, founder of ergonomics (b. 1917)



2004 – Gordon CooperAmerican astronaut (b. 1927)




2009 – Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)

2010 – Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)

















AIDS: Origin Of Pandemic ‘Was 1920s Kinshasa’




” The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.

  An international team of scientists say a “perfect storm” of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread.

  A feat of viral archaeology was used to find the pandemic’s origin, the team report in the journal Science.

  They used archived samples of HIV’s genetic code to trace its source, with evidence pointing to 1920s Kinshasa.

  Their report says a roaring sex trade, rapid population growth and unsterilised needles used in health clinics probably spread the virus.

  Meanwhile Belgium-backed railways had one million people flowing through the city each year, taking the virus to neighbouring regions.

  Experts said it was a fascinating insight into the start of the pandemic.

  HIV came to global attention in the 1980s and has infected nearly 75 million people.

  It has a much longer history in Africa, but where the pandemic started has remained the source of considerable debate. “














Today In The Past





2333 BC – The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.

52 BC – Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

42 BC – First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.

1264 – Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen

1283 – Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.

1569 – Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots

1789 – Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26




1849 – American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in BaltimoreMaryland under mysterious circumstancesit is the last time he is seen in public before his death.







1862 – Battle of CorinthMississippi







1863 – Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day

1872 – Bloomingdale’s department store in NY opens

1873 – Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.

1899 – J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner

1913 – Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)

1915 – 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada

1922 – 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, DC

1922 – Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate

1940 – US forms parachute troops

1941 – All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS

1941 – Nazi’s blow up 6 synagoges in Paris

1942 – FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization

1942 – Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)

1945 – Elvis Presley’s 1st public appearance, he is 10

1947 – 1st telescope lens 200″ (508 cm) in diameter completed

1951 – Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers

1952 – 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca

1953 – 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England

1954 – “Father Knows Best” premieres

1955 – “Captain Kangaroo” premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!

1955 – “Mickey Mouse Club” premieres

1955 – Soviet battleship “Novorossiisk” strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea

1960 – SF’s White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard

1961 – “Dick Van Dyke Show” premieres on CBS-TV

1961 – “Mr Ed” premieres

1962 – Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit

1963 – Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured

1967 – William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72

1968 – Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru

1970 – Baseball umpires call their 1st strike

1971 – Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

1974 – Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1974 – Pele retires as soccer player

1976 – Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

1977 – Indira Gandhi arrested

1978 – Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London

1980 – 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris

1981 – Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike

1981 – Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1986 – Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die

1986 – TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.

1987 – Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile

1989 – Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

1990 – East Germany & West Germany merge to become Germany

1990 – Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

1992 – Madonna premieres her “Erotica” video on MTV

1992 – Sinead O’Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live

1993 – Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

1993 – Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow




1993 – Battle of MogadishuIn an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.







1994 – Gary Larsonannounces he is retiring from doing “Far Side” cartoon







1995 – OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman

1997 – Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL’S Detroit Vipers

1997 – Japan’s maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph

2003 – Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good.

2008 – The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.





1605 – Li Tzu-ch’eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor

1716 – Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)

1728 – Charles G Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite

1789 – Francis Hoyt Gregory, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1866

1790 – John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation (d. 1866)

1800 – George Bancroft, historian (Hall of Fame)

1803 – John Gorrie, inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration)

1844 – Patrick Manson, “Father of tropical medicine”

1854 – William Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever

1885 – Langley Collyer, hoarder (d. 1947)

1885 – Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)

1890 – Henry Hull, Louisville KY, actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra)

1898 – Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)

1900 – Jay Irving, NYC, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh)

1900 – Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)

1904 – Charles Pedersen, UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987)

1915 – Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)

1916 – Angeles Alvarino Deleira, biologist/oceanographer/writer

1916 – James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)

1919 – Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, [John Boyd], US, sci-fi author (IQ Merchant)

1924 – Harvey Kurtzman, U.S. cartoonist and founding editor of Mad magazine (d. 1993)

1925 – Gore Vidal, West Point NY, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), (d. 2012)

1926 – Marques Haynes, NBA player (World’s Greatest Dribbler, Globetrotters)

1929 – Bert Stern, American photographer

1935 – Charles M Duke Jr, Charlotte NC, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16)

1938 – Eddie Cochran, Oklahoma City, rock vocalist/guitarist (C’Mon Everybody)

1941 – Chubby Checker, [Ernest Evans], Phila, rock vocalist (Twist)

1945 – Kay Baxter, Woodsfield Ohio, Best Bodybuilder in World (1983-85)

1948 – Michael Medved, American film critic

1949 – Lindsey Buckingham, American musician (Fleetwood Mac)

1950 – Pamela Hensley, Glendale California, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)

1950 – Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)

1951 – Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)




1951 – Keb’ Mo‘, American Bluesman , Singer



Am I Wrong

We Don’t Need It

Government Cheese

1954 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood) (See Death of , Uncurrent Events 8/27)







1954 – Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin’ It Real)

1959 – Frederick Stephen Couples, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open)

1962 – Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)

1964 – Clive Owen, British actor

1969 – Gwen Stefani, Fullerton, California, singer (No Doubt)

1972 – Michael Nylander, Stockholm Swe, NHL center (Calgary Flames)

1973 – Neve Campbell, actress (Party of 5, Scream)

1975 – India.Arie, American singer

1978 – Shannyn Sossamon, American actress

1984 – Ashlee Simpson, American singer






42 BC – Gaius Cassius Longinus

695 – “Black Ewald”, helper of Willibrord, murdered

695 – “White Ewald”, helper of Willibrord, murdered

1226 – Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

1283 – Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies

1564 – Christophorus Fabritius, [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned

1611 – Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (b. 1554)




1656 – Myles StandishPlymouth Colony leader, dies (birth date unknown)







1703 – Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded

1795 – Tula, leader Curacaose slave uprising, executed

1828 – Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer, dies at 77

1838 – Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe (b. 1767)

1867 – Elias Howe, American sewing machine pioneer (b. 1819)

1873 – Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies

1891 – Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842)

1936 – John Heisman, American football coach (b. 1869)

1967 – Woodrow Wilson “Woodie” Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55




1969 – Skip JamesAmerican blues musician (b. 1902)



Crow Jane

Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues

Skip´s Worried Blues

1979 – Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles

1979 – Claudia Jennings, playmate (Nov, 1969), dies in car crash at 29

1986 – Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)

1987 – Jean Anouilh, French playwright (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77

1988 – Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61

1990 – Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30






 We Will Never Forget 





1993 – Sgt. First Class Randy ShughartMedal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)



Air Force Medal of Honor





1993 – Master SgtGary GordonMedal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)












1994 – Dub Tayloractor (Poor Pretty Eddie), dies of a heart attack at 87






1996 – Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian, dies at 65

1998 – Roddy McDowall, English actor (b. 1928)

2004 – Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

2005 – Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (b. 1929)

2006 – Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)

2006 – John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
















Parents Outraged Students Shown Video “Sympathetic” To 9/11 Terrorists







” A documentary shown in a Virginia high school that some parents say is too sympathetic to the 9/11 terrorists is outraging some parents.

  The video, called “Searching for the Roots of 9/11” was produced by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman and aired on the Discovery Channel in 2003. It examines “Muslim anger” at America and – some say – paints an all-too-kind picture of their motives.

  Blogger Tom White first reported on the issue after concerned parents contact him.

  The video was shown to Hanover High School students in a history class. It was not part of the official curriculum.”


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Police: Destrehan Teachers Had A Threesome With A Student





” After a weekend of rumors, Kenner police released mug shots and additional details on a sex scandal involving two Destrehan High School English teachers and a student.

  Jefferson Parish authorities said both teachers, Shelley S. Dufresne, 32, and Rachel Respess, 24, are facing felony charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.”






” According to Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser, the two teachers met with a Destrehan High student after a football game on September 12th, then drove to Respess’s Kenner apartment where the three had sex simultaneously until the early morning hours of the 13th.”














By The Numbers: Surging Immigrant Population Sets Record



Infographic by Nicole Rusenko




” Nearly four times as many legal and illegal immigrants live in the United States as did in 1970, according to a report issued by the Center for Immigration Studies.

  According to the report, which is based on U.S. Census data, the number of immigrants coming from India, China, Latin America, and countries in the Caribbean and Middle East increased the most between 2010 and 2013. The number of immigrants coming to the United States from Europe steadily declined.

  Between 2010 and 2013, 4 million new immigrants settled in the United States; and since 2007, when the Great Recession began, at least 7.5 million immigrants have settled in this country, according to the report.”


Daily Signal












Masters Of The Blues




Today In The Past





939 – Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans




1187 – Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders






1263 – The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.

1492 – King Henry VII of England invades France

1552 – Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

1608 – Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey




1789 – George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.






1872 – Morgan State University founded

1889 – In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.

1895 – 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper

1901 – 1st Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow

1909 – 1st rugby match (Twickenham)

1910 – 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)

1910 – Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)

1916 – San Diego Zoo founded

1920 – Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0)

1935 – NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens

1942 – “Queen Mary” slices cruiser “Curacao” in half, killing 338

1942 – 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago




1944 – Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people






1949 – USSR recognizes People’s Republic of China




1950 – 1st strip of Charlie Brown, “Li’l Folks,” later “Peanuts” in 9 papers






1955 – “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” premieres

1955 – WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins

1956 – 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC




1959 – Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone” premieres on CBS-TV


Twilight Zone Intro.

Shatner v The Gremlin

To Serve Man




1961 – “Ben Casey” premieres on NBC-TV

1967 – Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

1968 – Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts

1970 – Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30

1972 – Danish population votes for European Common Market membership

1974 – Hank Aaron’s 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

1978 – Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed

1980 – Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 – Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)

1982 – Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700

1983 – Carl Yastrezemski’s last at bat

1984 – 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit

1984 – Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage

1986 – Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi

1990 – US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter to Supreme Court

2001 – The NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.




2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks beginextending over three weeks.


Beltway Sniper





2005 – Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.

2006 – Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.

2007 – President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

2009 – Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.




1452 – King Richard III, of England (1483-85)




1800 – Nat TurnerVirginialeader of major slave rebellion (1831)






1847 – Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und Hindenburg, German president

1851 – Ferdinand Foch, France, responsible for Allies winning WW I

1852 – William Ramsay, chemist

1869 – Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)

1871 – Cordell Hull, US Sec of State (1933-44), lowered tariffs (Nobel 1945)

1878 – Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist




1890 – Groucho Marx, [Julius], NYCcomedian (Marx BrosYou Bet Your Life)


You Bet Your Life                       Duck soup – I love you

Lydia the Tattooed Lady              Jack Benny vs. Groucho

I’m against it!




1895 – Bud AbbottAsbury Pk NJcomedian (Abbott & Costello)


“Two Tens for a Five” & “Who’s on First”

The Mustard Sketch




1896 – Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)

1904 – [Henry] Graham Greene, England, prolific novelist (Brighton Rock)

1914 – Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)




1928 – George Emmett McFarlandDallas, act (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals)


Baby Spanky

POW! Right in the Kisser!




1928 – James Porter, CEO (Commonwealth Institute)

1928 – Robin Duthie, CEO (Britoil)

1929 – John Zochonis, British multi-millionaire soap magnate

1929 – Moses Gunn, St Louis Mo, actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft)

1932 – Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)

1935 – Robert H Lawrence, Chicago Ill, USAF/astronaut

1936 – Johnnie Cochran, attorney (OJ Simpson defense attorney)

1938 – Rex Reed, Fort Worth Tx, movie critic/actor (Myra Breckinridge)




1944 – Vernor [Steffen] VingeUSsci-fi author (WitlingTrue Names)






1945 – Don McLeanNew Rochelle NYsinger/songwriter (American PieVincent)


American Pie





 1945 – Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov, cosmonaut

1948 – Donna Karan, Forest Hills NY, fashion designer (Coty Award-1977)

1949 – Annie Leibovitz, Waterbury, Connecticut, photgrapher (Rolling Stones)

1950 – Persis Khambatta, Bombay India, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce)

1951 – Sting, [Gordon Sumner], rock vocalist (Police-Roxanne)/actor (Dune)

1952 – George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska

1952 – John Otway, rocker

1952 – Wahed Wafa, Afghan singer

1954 – Lani O’Grady, Walnut Creek California, actress (Mary-8 is Enough)

1954 – Lorraine Bracco, Bkln, actress (Someone to Watch Over Me, Dream Team)

1960 – Django Bates, jazz musician

1967 – Bud Gaugh, American musician (Sublime)

1968 – Jana Novotna, Brno Czech, tennis star (1995 Aust/Wimbledon doubles)

1970 – Kelly Ripa, actress (Hayley Vaughan-All My Children)

1971 – James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)

1974 – Ricky Bell, cornerback (Chicago Bears)

1974 – Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2006)





472 – Olybrius, emperor of Westromeinse republic (472), dies

939 – Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine

1113 – Mawdoed, Selchuk emir/governor of Mosul, dies

1517 – John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37

1678 – Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them

1780 – John Andre, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold)




1782 – Charles LeeBritish and U.Sgeneral (b. 1732)






1803 – Samuel AdamsUS revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party), dies at 81






1804 – Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French steam vehicle pioneer (b. 1725)

1853 – D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies

1872 – Eberhard F Walcker, organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies

1873 – Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies

1927 – Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies

1931 – Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies

1938 – Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859)

1975 – Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)

1980 – Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46

1985 – George (Telly) Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58

1985 – Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59

1988 – Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)

1993 – Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83

1994 – Harriet Nelson, actress (Ozzie & Harriet), dies of heart failure at 80

1994 – Ronald James Herron, architect, dies at 64

1996 – Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer, dies at 89

1996 – Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79

1998 – Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)

2002 – Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)

2005 – Nipsey Russell, American comedian (b. 1918) (see Uncurrent Events 9/15 Births)

2006 – Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)

2006 – Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
















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