Category: Education


Today In The Past

 

 

Events

530 – Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope

 

 

 

1066 – Battle of Hastingsin which William the Conqueror wins England

 

 

 

 

 

 

1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Bylandforcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

1492 – Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion

1586 – Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth

1758 – Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

1773 – American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1774 – 1st Continental Congress is 1st to declare colonial rights (Phila)

1774 – 1st American colonial decl of rights with sinking of Peggy Stewart

1805 – Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria

1806 – Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians

1834 – In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.

1843 – British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O’Connell for conspiracy

 

 

 

1863 – Battle at Bristoe Station Virginia (about 2000 casualties)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1865 – Cheyennes & Arapaho’s sign “peaces treaty” then chased out Colorado

1867 – 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan

1884 – George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

1899 – Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

1912 – Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee

1913 – Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom’s worst coal mining accident, which claimed 439 lives.

1916 – Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.

1922 – 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens, on Third Avenue NYC

1922 – 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC

1926 – Alan Alexander Milne’s book “Winnie-the-Pooh” released

1930 – Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in “Girl Crazy”

1939 – BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed

 

 

 

1939 – German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak833 killed

 

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga

 

 

 

1943 – 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Outbreak attempt in Sobibor Concentration Camp

1943 – US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17 during assault on Schweinfurt

 

 

 

1947 – Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt

1949 – 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition

1949 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1950 – Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison

1951 – Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams

1954 – Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53

1957 – Everly Brothers’ “Wake Up Little Susie” reaches #1

1958 – The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.

 

 

 

1962 – US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – Martin Luther King Jr wins Nobel Peace Prize

1964 – Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

1964 – Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev

1965 – Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km

1968 – 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)

1968 – Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas

1969 – Palme government forms in Sweden

1971 – 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances

1971 – John & Yoko appear on “Dick Cavett Show”

1975 – Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

 

 

 

1976 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Milton Friedman

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976 – Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking

1978 – 1st TV movie from a TV series-“Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”

1979 – 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy

1980 – Bob Marley’s last concert

1982 – 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1982 – Pres Reagan proclaims war against drugs

1983 – Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard

1983 – US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut

1986 – Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

1986 – IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule

1987 – In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22′ (7m) down a well

1989 – Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards

 

 

 

1991 – Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994 – Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

1994 – Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus

1996 – Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)

1998 – Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

 

Births

1257 – King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)

1404 – Marie of Anjou, queen of France (d. 1463)

1493 – Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)

1542 – Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)

1630 – Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony (d. 1714)

1633 – James II Stuart, king of England/Scotland (James VII) (1685-88)

 

 

 

1644 – William PennEnglish PhilosopherQuaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1687 – Robert Simson, Scotland, mathematician

1712 – George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)

1733 – François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (d. 1798)

 

 

 

1734 – Francis Lightfoot LeeUS farmer/signer (Decl of Independence)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1801 – Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)

1827 – James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1857 – Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of 1st US autos

1873 – Ray Ewry, Lafayette Ind, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08)

 

 

 

1890 – Dwight D EisenhowerDenison Tx, (R34th Pres (1953-1961)/Gen (WW 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1894 – e. e. cummings, Cambridge Mass, poet (Tulips & Chimneys)

1896 – Lillian Gish, silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation)

1899 – Alan Washbond, US, 2-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932)

 

 

 

1906 – Hannah ArendtGermanyhistorian (Origins of Totalitarianism)

 

 

 

 

 

1909 – Bernd Rosemeyer, German auto racer (Indy 500)

1910 – John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)

1911 – Le Duc Tho, North Vietnamese representive at Paris peace talk

1914 – Brendan Gill, critic

1914 – Dick Durrance, American skier (d. 2004)

1916 – C Everett Koop, surgeon general (1981-89)

1919 – Edward L Feightner, US rear-admiral (WW II-Santa Cruz Islands)

1924 – Robert Webber, Santa Ana California, actor (79 Park Avenue)

1925 – Louis Cohen, physicist

1925 – Phillip Tobias, Durban, Natal, South Africa, palaeoanthropologist and 3 x Nobel Prize nominee(hominid fossil sites), (d. 2012)

1927 – Roger Moore, London England, actor (Alaskans, Maverick, Saint)

1928 – Gary Graffman, NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award)

1928 – Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (d. 1995)

1930 – Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin’)

1938 – John Dean III, former White House counsel (Watergate figure)

1939 – Ralph Lauren, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren)

1940 – Cliff Richards, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, rock voclist (Suddenly)

1941 – Art Shamsky, American baseball player

1942 – Billy Harrison, Belfast Ireland, rock guitarist (Them)

1943 – Lance Rentzel, NFL receiver (Minn, LA)/ex-husband of Joey Heatherton

1944 – Udo Kier, Germany, actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein)

1945 – Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)

 

 

 

1946 – Justin HaywardEnglandvocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)

 

Question

Never Comes the Day

Lovely To See You

Ride My See-saw

 

 

 

 

 

1946 – Craig Venter, American biologist

1946 – Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)

1947 – Charlie Joiner, Many La, NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego)

1947 – Al Atkins, English musician (Judas Priest)

1948 – Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)

1949 – Katha Pollitt, American writer

1950 – Sheila Young Ochowicz, Birmingham Mich, speed skater (Oly-gold/sil-76)

1952 – Harry Anderson, Newport RI, actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court)

1952 – Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)

1953 – Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut

1956 – Beth Daniel, Charleston SC, LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)

1958 – Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)

1961 – Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer

1965 – Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower

1970 – Nina Kemppel, Anchorage Alaska, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1975 – Floyd Landis, American cyclist

1979 – Stacy Keibler, American actress / ex-professional wrestler

 

 

 

Deaths

530 – Dioscurus, anti-Pope (530), dies

1066 – Harold II, King of England (1066), dies

1092 – Aboe Ali Hasan ibn Nizam al-Moelk, writer (Sijasetname), assassinated

1256 – Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (b. 1239)

1318 – Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland

1536 – Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle

1552 – Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)

1565 – Thomas Chaloner, English statesman and poet (b. 1521)

1610 – Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1540)

1660 – Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72

1660 – Thomas Harrison, English Puritan soldier (b. 1606)

1758 – Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)

1790 – William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 48

1831 – Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)

1880 – Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army

1893 – Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 84

1911 – John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)

1919 – Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies

1944 – Erwin Rommel, German fieldmarshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

1958 – Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)

 

 

 

1959 – Errol FlynnUS actor (Captain Blood), dies of heart attack at 50

 

Adventures of Errol Flynn

Robin Hood

Captain Blood

The Charge of The Light Brigade

 

 

 

 

 

1960 – Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies

 

 

 

1977 – Bing Crosbysinger/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

 

 

Moonlight Becomes You

Swinging on a Star

Danny Boy

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)

 

 

 

1986 – [Francis XAKeenan WynnUS actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Leonard Bernsteincomposerdies of heart attack at 72

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77

1997 – Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81

1998 – Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)

2003 – Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)

2006 – Freddy Fender, American musician (b. 1937)

2006 – Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)

2006 – Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)

2009 – Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)

2010 – Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

54 – Nero ascends to the Roman throne

409 – Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees and appeared in Hispania.

1213 – Battle at Steppes-Bishop Pierrepont & Louis II beat Henry I of Brabant

1282 – Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies. His ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.

1307 – French king Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy

1492 – English admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock

1501 – Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente

1534 – Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III

1629 – Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies

1710 – English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)

1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier

1775 – Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet

1792 – “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is 1st published

1792 – Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)

 

 

 

1812 – Battle of Queenstown HeightsBrit beats US attempt to invade Canada

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – 1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon), Boston

1863 – Skirmish at Blountsville, Tennessee (50 casualties)

1864 – Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties)

1864 – Battle of Dalton, GA – surrendered

1884 – Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude

1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.

1890 – The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

1893 – Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (Engld) in 9th America’s Cup

1913 – Explosion & fire in Universal Coal Mine, South Wales

1914 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents gas mask

1923 – Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey’s capital

1924 – Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca

1933 – Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren

1936 – Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium

1943 – Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany

1944 – Riga Latvia freed

1944 – US 1st army begins battle of Aachen

1947 – “Kukla, Fran & Ollie” premieres

1953 – Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno

1960 – 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY

1966 – 173 US airplanes bomb North-Vietnam

1966 – Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA

1970 – Angela Davis arrested in NYC

1973 – Jordan enters Yom Kippur war

1973 – Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in “Emily in for Carol”

1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C..

1978 – James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu

1981 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt

1982 – IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe’s s gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

1984 – John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million

 

 

 

 

 

1987 – 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)

1988 – Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ’s burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages

1989 – Dow Jones down 190.58 points

1993 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith

1993 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor

 

 

 

1993 - Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.

 

 

 

 

 

1995 – Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

1997 – Andy Green’s Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH

 

 

 

 

 

1999 – The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

2008 – HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.

2010 – The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.

 

 

 

Births

1162 – Leonora of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)

 

 

 

1244 – Jaques de MolayGrand Master of the Knights Templars (d. 1314)

 

 

 

 

 

1474 – Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter

 

 

 

1537 – Jane GreyQueen of England for 9 days

 

 

 

 

 

1563 – Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)

1696 – John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)

1713 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter (d. 1784)

1768 – Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)

1797 – William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet

1808 – Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1868

1810 – James Shedden Palmer, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867

1815 – Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist

1826 – Lafayette Curry Baker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1853 – Lillie Langtry, [Jersey Lily], vaudevillian actress (Lillie)

1862 – Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)

1863 – C-E Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer (Rateau steam turbine)

1880 – Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)

1890 – Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)

1908 – John Grant, British rear-admiral

 

 

 

1909 – Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist(see U.E. 10/7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1910 – Art[hur] TatumUS jazz pianist/composer

 

 I Got Rhythm

Someone to Watch Over Me

Yesterdays

Art Tatum Documentary

 

 

 

 

1915 – Cornel Wilde, NYC, actor (High Sierra, 5th Musketeer)

1918 – Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)

1920 – Nipsey Russell, Atlanta Ga, comedian (Car 54, Barefoot in the Park)

1921 – Yves Montand, France, actor/singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix)

1925 – Lenny Bruce, [Leonard Schneider], comedian, arrested on obsenity

 

 

 

1925 – Margaret ThatcherGrantham England, (ToryBritish PM (1979-90)

 

 

 

 

 

1926 – Ray Brown, US, bandleader

1926 – Walter “Killer” Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)

1927 – Anita Kerr, Memphis TN, singer (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour)

1934 – Nana Mouskouri, Crete Greece, singer (Try to Remember) [or 10/10/36]

1936 – John Menzies, Scottish publisher/banker/multi-millionaire

1939 – T. J. Cloutier, American poker player

1941 – Paul Simon, Newark NJ, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony)

1943 – Mike Barnicle, American newspaper columnist

1945 – Karen Akers, NYC, singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap)

1946 – Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I’m Back)

1947 – Sammy Hagar, Monterey CA, rock vocalist (Van Halen-Jump)

1948 – Lacy J Dalton, Bloomsburg Pa, country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes)

1949 – Craig McGregor, rocker (Foghat)

1949 – Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver

 

 

 

1952 – Beverly Johnsonmodel/actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1952 – Michael “Rich”ard Clifford, Cal, Army/Astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76)

1953 – Pat Day, American jockey

1954 – Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician

1954 – Claude Ribbe, French historian

1959 – Marie Osmond, Ogden Ut, singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin’ Coconuts)

1960 – Greg Derr, Marshfield Mass, free pistol (Olympics-1996)

1960 – Joey Belladonna, Oswego NY, heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest)

1960 – Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary

1962 – Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)

1964 – Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut

1965 – Linda Brenneman, Wheat Ridge Colo, cyclist (Olympics-11th-96)

1965 – Rob Schneider, actor (Saturday Night Live, Men Behaving Badly)

1965 – Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist

1967 – Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989)

1968 – David Alcoriza, Lodi California, double trap (Olympics-1996)

1968 – Tisha Campbell, Newark NJ, actress (Gina-Martin, House Party)

1968 – Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)

1969 – Rhonda Mapp, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)

1970 – Serena Altschul, American reporter

1970 – Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain’s Got Talent

 

 

 

1971 – Sacha Baron CohenHammersmithLondoncomedian/actor (Ali G, Borat)

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Jean Foster, Columbus GA, 3×20 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1972 – Summer Sanders, California, butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992, 96)

1973 – Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver

1973 – Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist

1974 – Joseph Utsler, American rapper (Insane Clown Posse)

1980 – Ashanti, American singer

1981 – Kele Okereke, lead singer of Bloc Party

1982 – Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer

 

 

 

Deaths

54 – ClaudiusRoman Emperordies of poison mushrooms at 63

 

 

 

 

 

1093 – Robrecht I, the Fries, Count of Flanders, dies

1282 – Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)

1415 – Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)

1601 – Tycho Brahe, greatest naked-eye observer, dies in Prague

1652 – Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies

1687 – Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)

1708 – Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67

1715 – Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)

 

 

 

1795 – William PrescottAmerican Revolutionary soldier, dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1812 – Isaac BrockEnglish general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

1822 – Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64

1882 – Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)

1890 – Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1816)

1919 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)

1924 – Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies

1938 – E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)

 

 

 

1945 – Milton S. HersheyAmerican chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66

1968 – Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62

1970 – Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90

1974 – Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73

1996 – Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82

1996 – Rene Lacoste, tennis player, dies at 92

2002 – Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)

2003 – Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)

 

 

 

2007 – Bob DenardFrench mercenary (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

2009 – Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)

2010 – Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason TV: Mike Rowe On The Value Of A Strong Work Ethic

 

 

 

 

” Mike Rowe’s new program, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” premiered on CNN this week. “In each episode,” according to the CNN website,  “Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them in their respective undertakings, paying tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors, fanatics–people who simply have to do it. This show is about passion, purpose, and occasionally, hobbies that get a little out of hand.”

  Providing a window into the lives of interesting, hard-working Americans is nothing new for Rowe, the long-time host of “Dirty Jobs” (the original title for which was “Somebody’s Gotta Do It”). Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie talked to Rowe about blue-collar jobs, the importance of having a strong work ethic, and the high price of college last December.

  The original release date was December 13, 2013. The original writeup is below.

” If we are lending money that ostensibly we don’t have to kids who have no hope of making it back in order to train them for jobs that clearly don’t exist, I might suggest that we’ve gone around the bend a little bit,” says TV personality Mike Rowe, best known as the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs.

” There is a real disconnect in the way that we educate vis-a-vis the opportunities that are available. You have – right now – about 3 million jobs that can’t be filled,” he says, talking about openings in traditional trades ranging from construction to welding to plumbing. “Jobs that typically parents’ don’t sit down with their kids and say, ‘Look, if all goes well, this is what you are going to do.'”

  Rowe, who once sang for the Baltimore Opera and worked as an on-air pitchman for QVC, worries that traditional K-12 education demonizes blue-collar fields that pay well and are begging for workers while insisting that everyone get a college degree. He stresses that he’s “got nothing against college” but believes it’s a huge mistake to push everyone in the same direction regardless of interest or ability. Between Mike Rowe Foundation and Profoundly Disconnected, a venture between Rowe and the heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Rowe is hoping both to help people find new careers and publicize what he calls “the diploma dilemma.” “

 

 

HT/Instapundit

Reason TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadly Force ~ The Basics…

 

 

FergusonPoliceStory

 

 

 

” My goal here is to help everyone better understand the use of deadly force and why it is unfortunately necessary at times. I am not an attorney, but I do have a law enforcement background. I am a graduate of The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and in a past life held a Certification to teach the Armed and Unarmed Security Officers Course, as well as the Private Investigators Course in Virginia. Prior to all that I served in the United States Marine Corps and did a tour as a Marine Security Guard, protecting American Embassies around the world. I have carried a weapon since I joined the Marine Corps at 17 years of age.

  Law Enforcement Officers are taught about the concept of “Escalating Levels of Force.”  Most Officers have a number of defensive weapons at their disposal, that in an “ideal” situation, time permitting, can be deployed against someone who is being aggressive, or poses a threat to them. Not all people who are aggressive necessarily pose a threat, conversely not all people who pose a threat show signs of aggression before they attack. “

 

Universal Free Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

539 BC – The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.

 

 

 

 

1165 – Rambam reaches Jerusalem

1216 – King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge

1279 – Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon

1285 – 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany, they are set on fire

1459 – Battle at Ludfor: Richard of York defeated

1492 – Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders

1492 – Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached East Asia

1609 – Children’s rhyme “Three Blind Mice,” published in London

1659 – English Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals

1692 – Massachusetts Bay discontinues witch trials

1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens for ‘Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’ in Virginia

1776 – British Brigade begins guarding Throgs Neck Road in Bronx

1792 – Columbus Day is 1st celebrated in the USA held in New York

1810 – First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

1822 – 2nd eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain

1823 – Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)

1836 – 18″ of snow falls in Bridgewater NY

1850 – 1st women’s medical school (Women’s Medical College of Penns), opens

1853 – John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey’s fans

1861 – Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union’s Richmond on Mississippi

 

 

 

1862 – JEB Stuart completes his “2nd ride around McClellan

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Maj Gen Earl Van Dorn assumes command of Conf troops in Missisippi

1879 – British troops occupy Kabul Afghanistan

1881 – Henry M Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch

1886 – Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas

1891 – Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated

1892 – Pledge of Allegiance 1st recited in public schools

1901 – Theodore Roosevelt renames “Executive Mansion,” “The White House”

1914 – 1st battle at Ypres, begins

1915 – Ford Motor Company manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile

1915 – Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens who identify themselves, with dual nationalities

1918 – 1st use of iron lung (Boston’s Children Hospital)

1918 – Cloquet fire kills 453 and injures or displaces 52,000 people

1920 – Construction begins on Holland Tunnel connecting NJ & NYC

 

 

 

1920 – Man O’War’s last race & win

 

 

 

 

 

1927 – Hermann Gorner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet

 

 

 

1933 – Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1933 – John Dillinger escapes from Allen CountyOH, jail

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

1943 – US bombs Rabaul, New Britain

1944 – German army retreats from Athens

1948 – Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager

1955 – -13] Hurricane Hazel, kills 68 in Haiti

1957 – 1st coml flight between California & Antartica

1960 – Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at UN General Assembly session

1960 – Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The camera was rolling at that time.

1962 – Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages

1963 – Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel

1964 – Launch of Voskhod 1, 1st 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)

1964 – Voskhod 1 launched: 1st flight with 3 cosmonauts

1966 – Jimi Henrix Experience forms with Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell

1968 – 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico

1968 – Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame

1969 – Soyuz 7 is launched

1970 – Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East

1971 – “Jesus Christ Superstar” opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 perfs

 

 

 

1972 – 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole

1973 – Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria

1975 – Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries

1975 – NASA launches space vehicle S-195

1976 – 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach & land test (ALT) flight

1977 – 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise

1977 – Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van

1977 – US Supreme Court heard arguments in “reverse discrimination” case of

1977 – Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School

1978 – Sid Vicious charged in murder of girlfriend Nancyh Spungen

1979 – Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa

1980 – 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in LA

1984 – IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die

1987 – Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize

1988 – George Bush & Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate

1988 – Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations

1989 – Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players

1992 – 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)

1992 – Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets

1992 – Brett “Hitman” Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title

1992 – Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)

1992 – Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)

1992 – Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception

1994 – Contact with Venus orbitter Magellan broken

1997 – Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.

1999 – Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.

1999 – The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.

 

 

 

2000 – The USS Cole is badly damaged in AdenYemen, by two suicide bomberskilling 17 crew members and wounding at least 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 – Terrorists explode two bombs in Bali’s nightclub district killing 202 and injuring 209 mostly foreign tourists

2005 – The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.

 

Births

1008 – Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (d. 1036)

1350 – Dimitri “Donskoi” Ivanovitch, great monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal

1537 – Edward VI, Tudor, King of England (1547-53)

1558 – Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (d. 1618)

1710 – Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman (d. 1785)

1712 – William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)

1792 – Christian Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1860)

1798 – A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Kaiser of Brazil (1822-31)/king of Portugal

1813 – Lyman Trumbull, MC (Union) died in 1896

1815 – William Joseph Hardee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1873

1822 – Joseph Haydn Potter, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1860 – Elmer A Sperry, inventor (gyrocompass)

1865 – Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

1875 – Aleister [Edward S] Crowley, (75 pseudonames), British occultist

1902 – Dirk A M Binnendijk, critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion)

1906 – Edmund Charles Wolf Myers, soldier/engineer

1913 – William James Moyce, armaments scientist

1923 – Jean Nidetch, Brooklyn, nutritionist founder (Weight Watchers)

1925 – William Steinkraus, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72)

1926 – Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)

1927 – Antonia Rey, Havana Cuba, actress (True Colors, Wise Guys)

1928 – Thomas Burnett Swann, US, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur)

1932 – Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)

1932 – Jake Edwin Garn, (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)

1932 – Ned Jarrett, auto racer/announcer (50 Grand National victories)

1934 – Richard Meier, American architect

 

 

 

1935 – Luciano PavarottiModena Italyoperatic tenor (Oh Giorgio3 Tenors), (d. 2007)

 

 

Nessun Dorma

Caruso

Ave Maria

 

 

 

 

1935 – Sam Moore, Miami Fl, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave-Soul Sister)

1936 – Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees)/sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden)

1942 – Daliah Lavi, Shavel Zion Israel, actress (Casino Royalle, Lord Jim)

1942 – Melvin Franklin, Montgomery Alabama, rocker (Temptations)

1948 – Rick Parfitt, Surrey Engld, pop guitarist/singer (Status Quo-Wanderer)

 

 

 

1949 – Ilich Ramírez SánchezVenezuelan international terrorist , AKA Carlos the Jackal

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – Susan Anton, Oak Glen California, actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever)

1951 – Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California)

1960 – Lionel Washington, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)

1962 – Sid Fernandez, Honolulu Hawaii, pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies)

 

 

 

1962 – Chris BottiAmerican jazz musician

 

MY FUNNY VALENTINE

 I’ve Got You Under my Skin with Katharin McPhee

MOONDANCE

 

 

 

 

1963 – Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, (d. 1989)

1963 – Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director

1968 – Adam Rich, NYC, actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy)

1968 – Bill Auberlen, American race car driver

1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, Real Steel)

1969 – David Collins, Bethpage NY, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)

1969 – Nancy Ann Kerrigan, Woburn Mass, figure skater (Olympics-silver-1994)

1970 – Kirk Cameron, Panorama City California, actor (Mike-Growing Pains)

1972 – Irina Pantaeva, Russian supermodel and actress

 1972 – Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver

1975 – Marion Jones, Los Angeles, California, track and field athlete/drug cheat (5 forfeited Olympic medals)

1977 – Carmen Carrillo Vilanova, Miss El Salvador Universe (1997)

 

 

 

1977 – Bode Miller , American alpine ski-racer

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 – Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist

 

 

 

Deaths

 632 – Edwin of Deira, King of Northumbria and Bretwalda

638 – Honorius I, [dux plebis], Italian Pope, dies

642 – Johannes IV, Dalmatisch Pope (640-42), dies

1176 – William d’Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician

1320 – Michael IX Paleologi, emperor of Byzantine (1295-1320), dies

1565 – Jean Ribault, French explorer and colonizer (b. 1520)

1576 – Maximillian II, German king/Kaiser (1564-76), dies

 
1632 – Kutsuki MototsunaJapanese samurai commander (b. 1549)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1654 – Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, painter, dies in an accident

1672 – Frederik of Nassau, count of Buren, slain in battle

1678 – Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (b. 1621)

1758 – Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)

1864 – Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87

 

 

 

1870 – Robert E LeeGeneral of Confederate Armydies at 63

 

 

 

 

 

1915 – Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II)

1929 – Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52

1940 – Tom Mix, US actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60

1945 – Jesse James Payne, lynched in Madison County Florida

 

 

 

1946 – Joseph W StilwellUS general (China), dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1954 – George Welch, American pilot (b. 1918)

1958 – Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect/painter, dies at 59

1967 – Nat Pendleton, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless), dies at 72

1969 – Sonja Henie, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1928, 32, 36), dies at 57

1971 – Dean G Acheson, US foreign minister (1949-53), dies at 78

1971 – Gene Vincent, rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36

1984 – Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)

1985 – Johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75

1985 – Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52’s), dies of AIDS at 32

 

 

 

1989 – Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends), dies at 69 of kidney cancer(see U.E. 9/21)

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered

1996 – Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyov, aero-engine designer, dies at 79

1997 – John Denver, country star (Country Boy), dies in plain crash at 53

1999 – Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (b. 1936)

2002 – Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (b. 1916)

2002 – Audrey Mestre, French diver (b. 1974)

2003 – Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)

 

 

 

2003 – Willie ShoemakerAmerican jockey (b. 1931)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 – Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)

2010 – Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)

2010 – Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s A GMO?

 

 

 

Published on Oct 9, 2014

” Critics of genetically modified organisms or GMOs claim that they pose health risks to the public. Jimmy is always interested in people who have strong opinions, so we sent a crew to one of our local farmers markets to ask people why they avoid GMOs and, more specifically, what the letters GMO stand for.

SUBSCRIBE to get the latest #KIMMEL: http://bit.ly/JKLSubscribe “

 

 

Now matter what it is , I’m against it … LOL 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s throw more money down the government educational rathole … we’ve raised a nation of idiots …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Threat To Students Included The Word ‘Beheading,’ Warwick Chief Says

 

 

 

 

” The threats made against three school districts included the word, “beheading,” according to Warwick Police Chief Stephen M. McCartney. 

  As police from Cranston, Warwick and Johnston beefed up their presence in elementary schools Wednesday, McCartney said that the anonymous letter included the phrase, “beheading is planned.” “

 

 

Providence Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

680 – Battle at Kerbela: Kalief Yazid beats pretender al-Hussein

1375 – Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands

1471 – Battle of Brunkeberg Stockholm (Sten Sture beats Christian I)

1549 – Duke of Somerset fired as Lord Protector & imprisoned

1575 – Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.

1578 – Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen

1695 – King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England

1780 – Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean

1839 – British troops under Gen Charles Napier occupy Beirut

 

 

 

1845 – Naval School (now called US Naval Academyopens at Annapolis

 

 

 

 

 

1846 – Alexis the Tocqueville writes about “Algerian problem”

1846 – Neptune’s moon Triton discovered by William Lassell

1857 – American Chess Association formed (NYC)

1865 – John Hyatts patents billard ball

1889 – Barnard College is founded.

1899 – IR Johnson patents bicycle frame

1911 – Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan Natl Day)

1913 – British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 kill)

1913 – Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

1923 – NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium

1924 – Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca

1932 – Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world’s biggest)

1941 – German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney

1943 – Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as president of China

1943 – US bombers accidentally strike Enschede Neth, causing 151 deaths

1944 – Adm Halsey’s Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die

1944 – US takes Okinawa

1954 – Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after French troops pulled out

1957 – Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale

1957 – The Windscale fire in Cumbria, UK becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident.

1959 – Pan Am begins regular flights around World

1960 – 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo

1960 – Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die

1967 – Brendan Behans “Norstal Boy,” premieres in Dublin

1973 – VP Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns

1975 – Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt

1975 – Liz Taylor’s 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton)

1976 – NJ Meadowlands’ Giant’s Stadium opens

1976 – Greece’s 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33

1978 – Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb

1978 – Congress approves Susan B Anthony Dollar

1978 – Steve Perry joins Journey

1979 – Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone)

1981 – Anwar Sadat’s funeral service is held in Cairo

1982 – US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union

1985 – US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

1986 – 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador

1986 – Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns

1990 – US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space

1991 – Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers

1993 – Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds)

1994 – Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred Gilman & Martin Rodbell

1994 – Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar

1995 – Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics

1996 – Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC

 

 

 

Births

1344 – Mary Plantagenet,English princess (d. 1362)

1486 – Charles III, Duke of Savoy

1567 – Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)

1678 – John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal (Union of 1707)

1731 – Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)

 

 

 

1738 – Benjamin Westpainter (Death of General Wolfe)

 

Death of General Wolfe

 

 

 

 

1757 – Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens)

1780 – John Abercrombie, Scottish physician (d. 1844)

1813 – Giuseppe Verdi, Busseto, First French Empire, Italian composer (La donna è mobile – Rigoletto), (d. 1901)

1895 – Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)

1900 – Helen Hayes, Wash DC, actress (Caesar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday)

1901 – Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor

1906 – R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)

1909 – Florida Friebus, actress (Dobie Gillis’ mom, Bob Newhart Show)

1914 – Dorothy Lamour, [Kaumeyer], NO LA, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio)

 

 

 

1914 – Ivory Joe Hunterrocker

 

Since I Met you Baby

You Can’t stop This Rocking Rolling

I ALMOST LOST MY MIND

EMPTY ARMS

 

 

 

 

 

1916 – Benson Fong, Sacramento CA, actress (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart)

 

 

 

1917 – Thelonious MonkRocky Mount North CarolinaAmerican jazz pianist and composer

 

Round About Midnight

Just a Gigolo

Lulu’s Back In Town

Straight No Chaser

 

 

 

 

 

1924 – Edward D Wood Jr, Poughkeepsie NY, director (Plan 9 from Outer Space)

 

 

 

1924 – Huey “Piano” Smithrocker (Rockin’ Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu)

 

Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu

Sea Cruise

Don’t You Just Know It

 

 

 

 

1924 – James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)

1924 – Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)

1926 – Richard Jaeckel, NY, actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima)

1930 – Adlai Stevenson III, (D-Sen-Ill)

1930 – Harold Pinter, London England, playwright (Homecoming, Servant)

1933 – Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)

1935 – Abu Jihad, Founder of the Palestinian group Fatah (d. 1988)

1936 – Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.

1937 – Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)

1941 – Laurence Henry Tribe, Shanghai China, Harvard Law professor

1942 – Peter Coyote, [Cohon], NYC, actor (Kika, Living a Lie, Exposure, ET)

1945 – Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)

1946 – Ben Vereen, Miami Fla, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster)

1946 – Franco Malerba, Genoa Italy, astronaut (STS 46)

1946 – John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)

1946 – Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)

1948 – Rosemary Casals, SF California, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon) [or Sep 16]

1950 – Nora Roberts, American novelist

1954 – David Lee Roth, Bloomington Indiana, rock singer (Van Halen-Jump)

1954 – Rekha, Bollywood actress

1957 – Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist

1958 – John M Grunsfeld, Chicago Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 67, 81)

1958 – Tanya Tucker, Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)

1959 – Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (Pet Shop Boys-It’s a Sin)

 

 

 

1963 – Daniel PearlAmerican journalist (d. 2002)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – Neneh Cherry, Stockholm Sweden, rock vocalist

1965 – Clive Jones, British engineer

1965 – Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006)

1969 – Brett Favre, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1970 – Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete

1970 – Sir Matthew Pinsent, English rower

1971 – Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist

1974 – Dale Earnhardt Jr, American NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver

1982 – Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

413 BC – Nicias, Athens politician (Peace of Nicias), killed at about 57

19 – Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commandant of Rijnleger, dies at 33

680 – Hussein, grandson of prophet Mohammed, beheaded

732 – Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Moorish Governor of Andalusia

833 – al-Ma’mun, Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (b. 786)

1359 – King Hugh IV of Cyprus (b. 1295)

1659 – Able J Tasmania, navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56

1708 – David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659)

1714 – Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646)

1720 – Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)

1747 – John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674)

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

1797 – Carter Braxton, US boer/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 61

1872 – William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)

1876 – Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814)

1913 – Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (b. 1839)

1927 – Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)

1930 – Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)

1931 – Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente), dies at 84

1939 – Eleanor Rigby, a real person whose name may have suggested the title to The Beatles song (b. 1895)

1964 – Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72

1976 – Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly’s Blue), dies at 68

1978 – Gesina Van der Molen, Dutch WWII resistance fighter/lawyer, dies at 86

1979 – Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93

1979 – Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)

 

 

 

1980 – William “Buckwheat” Thomasactor (Little Rascal), dies at 49

 

Stage performance by Buckwheat

Hey Buckwheat

Otay! The Billy “Buckwheat” Thomas Story

 

 

 

 

1983 – Sir Ralph [David] Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

1985 – Orson Welles, actor/dir (Citizen Kane), dies of heart attack at 70

 

 

 

1985 – Yul Brynner, [Taidje Khan], actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 65

 

The Magnificent Seven – Standoff at the Cemetery

Yul Brynner Memorial

The Ten Commandments

The King and I

 

 

 

 

1991 – Redd Foxxcomedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68

 

Wrong Pills

Video In A Plain Brown Wrapper

Fake Heart Attack

Redd Foxx Roasts Frank Sinatra

 

 

 

 

1994 – Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist, dies at 74

1995 – Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100

1995 – Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47

1995 – John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31

1995 – Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64

1996 – Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, submariner, dies at 83

1997 – Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52

1998 – Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)

2001 – Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (b. 1917)

2004 – Christopher Reeve, American actor (b. 1952)

2004 – Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)

2005 – Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)

2006 – Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)

 

 

 

2010 – Solomon BurkeAmerican singer (b. 1940)

 

Try A Little Tenderness

Down In The Valley

None Of Us Are Free

Cry To Me

 

 

 

 

2010 – Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

1. HAVING THE MINIMUM REQUIRED TRAINING

  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”.

 

2. PRINTING/EXPOSING

  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.”

 

Educate yourself on the rest here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Events

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.

 

 

 

Births

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)

 

 

 

Deaths

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

 

Events

 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.

 

 

 

 

Births

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

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 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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SFTV Conservation Minute: #Sailfish Handling At The Boat

 

 

 

 

 

How to handle your sailfish catch at the boat and safely release them back to the sea without harming them .

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

 

 

 

Events 

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
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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.

 

 

 

 

Births

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)

 

Deaths

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

 

 

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC

JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS

SWAY

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Events

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.

 

 

 

 

Births

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 

 

 

Deaths

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.

 

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” 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

 

 

Events

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.
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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.

 

 

 

 

Births

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)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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