Category: Education

Today In The Past





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

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

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




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






1823 – Simon Bolivar named president of Peru

1905 – Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes

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

1924 – Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder




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


operation market garden





1945 – Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis

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

1955 – “Gunsmoke” premieres on CBS TV

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

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

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

1973 – Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton

1997 – Discovery buys Travel Channel for $20 million

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






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

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

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

1896 – Elsa Schiaparelli, French fashion designer

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

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

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

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

1949 – Bill O’Reilly, American journalist and commentator

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






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

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

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

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

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

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




2005 – Clarence “Gatemouth” BrownBluesman , American musician



 I’ve Got My Mojo Working

okie dokie stomp

Up Jumped The Devil

Jazz Funeral / Second Line for Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown


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Today In The Past




1000 – Battle of Svolder, Viking Age.

1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1675 – New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians

1776 – Continental Congress renames “United Colonies,” “US”

1830 – Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ

1850 – California becomes 31st state

1908 – Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va

1914 – World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.

1926 – National Broadcasting Co created by Radio Corporation of America

1932 – Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)

1942 – 1st bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily Oregon (WW II)

1945 – 1st “bug” in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay & taped into the log

1955 – Elvis Presley’s 1st appearance on Ed Sullivan’s Show

1957 – Pres Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

1963 – Alabama Gov George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools

1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1967 – 1st successful Test flight of a Saturn V

1970 – Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun

1975 – Viking 2 Mars probe launch

1977 – 1st TRS-80 computer sold

1978 – Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Iranian army

1982 – Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight

1983 – Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

1987 – Gary Hart admits on “Nightline,” to cheating on his wife

1988 – US swamps NZ at 27th America`s Cup: NZ set to appeal

1991 – Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland

1997 – Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament

2004 – 2004 Australian embassy bombing: A bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.






214 – Aurelian, Roman Emperor (d. 275)

1466 – Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (d. 1523)

1711 – Thomas Hutchinson, American politician (d. 1780)

1754 – William Bligh, ship’s captain (HMS Bounty)

1789 – William Cranch Bond, US, astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion)

1828 – Leo Tolstoi, Russian writer (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) 

1890 – Harland Sanders, Henryville Ind, colonel/CEO (Kentucky Fried Chicken), (d. 1980)

1919 – Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder, gambler/sportscaster (lay you 5 to 1)

1920 – Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)

1923 – Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1925 – Cliff Robertson, La Jolla California, actor (Charly)/spokesman for AT&T

1928 – Julian E “Cannonball” Adderley, US, jazz musician (Black Messiah)





1941 – Otis ReddingDawson Gasoul singer (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)



I’ve Been Loving You Too Long

Try A Little Tenderness

The Dock of the Bay

My Girl

Shake with Eric Burden







1952 – Lee M Morin, Manchester NH, cmdr USN/astronaut

1960 – Mario Batali, American chef and restauranteur




1966 – Adam Sandler, Brooklyn New York, actor/comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live)



Lunch Lady

Piece Of S..t Car


The Waterboy






1000 – Olaf I of Norway

1087 – William I, The Conqueror, King of England/Duke of Normandy, dies

1513 – James IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513), dies in battle at 40

1901 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36

1909 – Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)

1976 – Mao Tse-Tung, Chinese communist party chairman (1949-76), dies at 82

1978 – Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)




1996 – Bill Monroebluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84



Blue Moon Of Kentucky


Blue Grass Breakdown

Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Banks of the Ohio with Doc Watson

Bill Monroe & Earl Scruggs at the Grand Ole Opry






1996 – Jack Pepys, immunologist, dies at 82

1999 – Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)

2003 – Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)

2003 – Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist,( Father of the H-Bomb) dies at 95















Today In The Past




1141 – -9] Battle of Samarkand: Yelutashi defeats Islams

1380 – Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow’s great monarch Dimitri beats Mongols

1449 – Battle of Tumu Fortress – Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.

1504 – Michelangelo’s David is unveiled in Florence.

1565 – 1st permanent settlement in US forms (St Augustine, Florida)

1664 – Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers

1727 – A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.

1847 – US under Gen Scott defeat Mexicans at Battle of Molino del Rey

1863 – Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces

1883 – Northern Pacific RR’s last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont

1914 – World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.

1923 – Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost.

1930 – Richard Drew creates Scotch tape

1943 – Gen Eisenhower announce unconditional surrender of Italy in WW II

1944 – World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.

1954 – SE Asia Treaty Org (SEATO) forms to stop communist spread in SE Asia

1957 – Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single “Reet Petite”

1965 – Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida

1966 – “Star Trek” premieres on NBC-TV

1970 – Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September

1974 – Pres Gerald Ford pardons former Pres R Nixon of all federal crimes

1989 – George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

1999 – United States Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film Waco: The Rules of Engagement contradicting the official government stories.






1157 – Richard I, [Richard the Lion Hearted], King of England (1189-99)

1271 – Charles Martel d’Anjou, son of Charles II of Naples (d. 1295)

1779 – Mustafa IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08)

1828 – Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1829 – George Crook, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

1841 – Antonín Dvorák, Nelahozeves Czech, composer (New World Symphony)

1841 – Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of James A. Garfield (d. 1882)

1884 – Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)




1897 – Jimmie RodgersMendoza Misscountry singer/singing brakeman



Waiting for a Train

Blue Yodel No 1





1907 – Leon Askin, Vienna Austria, actor (Pierre-Charlie Farrell Show)

1914 – Hillary Brooke, Abbott & Costello’s neighbor (Hillary)

1915 – Frank Cady, actor (Mr Drucker-Green Acres), (d. 2012)




1922 – Sid CaesarYonkers NYcomedian (Your Show of Shows)



The Clock

The German General

Health Food Restaurant

What is Jazz?

IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD The Hardware Store Scene






1925 – Peter Sellers, England, actor (The Mouse That Roared , Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980) See Death of July 24

1932 – Patsy Cline, Winchester Va, country singer (Crazy)

1939 – Guitar Shorty, American musician

1945 – Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead, Grass Roots)

1951 – Mark McCumber, golfer

1979 – Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], Doylestown, Pennsylvania, singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill)






780 – Leo IV de Chazaar, Byzantine Emperor (775-80), dies

1100 – Clement III, [Wibert van Ravenna], 1st anti-pope (1084-1100), dies

1780 – Enoch Poor, American Continental Army general (b. 1736)

1895 – Adam Opel, German manufacturer (motorcars), dies at 58

1935 – Huey P Long, (Sen-La) assassinated at Baton Rouge Capitol building

1949 – Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 85

1965 – Dorothy Danridge, actress (Island in the Sun), dies at 41 in Hollywood

1970 – Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)

1979 – Jean Seberg, actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40

1985 – John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)

2003 – Leni Riefenstahl, German film director (b. 1902)

2004 – Frank Thomas, American animator (b. 1913)

2006 – Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)















Today In The Past





1251 BC – A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece.

70 – Roman army under Titus occupies & plunders Jerusalem

1191 – Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf – Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.

1800 – Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC)





1812 – Battle at BorodinoNapoleon-Kutuzov








1813 – “Uncle Sam” was 1st used to refer to US (Troy Post of NY)

1876 – Bank robbery by James/Younger fails (Cole/Bob/Jim Younger arrested)

1880 – Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters

1892 – James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title

1896 – 1st closed-circuit auto race, at Cranston, RI

1909 – Eugene Lefebvre (1878-1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first ‘pilot’ in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.

1915 – John Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll

1916 – Workmen’s Compensation Act passed by Congress

1927 – Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF

1936 – Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation

1948 – 1st use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh

1956 – Bell X-2 sets Unofficial manned aircraft altitude record 126,000’+

1963 – 1st US TV appearance of Beatles (Big Night Out-ABC)

1963 – Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio

1970 – PLO hijacks 4 planes

1973 – Jackie Stewart becomes Formula 1 world champion

1977 – Pres Carter & Gen Herrera sign Panama Canal treaties

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

1997 – The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor takes place.

1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University





786 – Emperor Saga, 52nd Emperor of Japan (d. 842)

1533 – Elizabeth, daughter of English king Henry VIII & Anna Boleyn

1737 – Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist/physicist

1836 – August Toepler, German physicist (d. 1912)

1860 – Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], NY, primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), (d. 1961)

1885 – Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930)

1909 – Elia Kazan, Constaninople Turkey, director (Streetcar Named Desire)

1912 – David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman

1914 – James Van Allen, US physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts)

1922 – Arthur Ferrante, pianist/composer (Ferrante & Tachere-Exodus)

1923 – Peter Lawford, London England, actor (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man)

1927 – Don Messick, cartoon voice (Bam-bam, Astro, Scooby-Doo) or 1935





1934 – Little MiltonAmerican musician , Bluesman (d. 2005)



 The Blues is Alright

Who’s Cheating Who?

We’re Gonna Make It

My Dog and Me

That’s What Love Will Make You Do with Jimmy Vaughan

His Old Lady

If Walls Could Talk

I Can’t Quit You Baby






1936 – Buddy Holly, Lubbock Tx, singer (Peggy Sue, That’ll Be the Day), (d. 1959)

1942 – Garrison Keillor, humorist (Praire Home Companion)

1942 – Richard Roundtree, actor (Shaft, Earthquake)

1950 – Peggy Noonan, author (What I Saw at the Revolution)

1951 – Chrissie Hynde, Akron Oh, rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)

1969 – Angie Everhart, Akron Ohio, model/actress (Jade, Last Action Hero)

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






355 – Claudius Silvanus, Roman usurper

1151 – Geoffrey Plantagenet, earl of Anjou/duke of Normandy, dies at 38

1943 – J. P. Morgan, Jr., American financier (b. 1867)





1969 – Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), dies at 73








1978 – Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug OD at 31

1994 – James Clavell, author (Shogun, Tai-Pan), dies at 69

1994 – Terence Young, British director (Thunderball), dies of at 79





2002 – Uziel GalIsraeli firearm designer (b. 1923)








2003 – Warren ZevonAmerican musician (b. 1947)



Lawyers, Guns and Money

Excitable Boy

Werewolves of London

Mohammed’s Radio

Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner

Last Letterman Appearance






2010 – John Kluge, American Businessman (b. 1914)
















Star Spangled Banner As You’ve Never Heard It





Published on Jul 6, 2013

” The story of how our national anthem came to be. This is a story every American should hear. It’s a little lengthy, but I’m sure it’ll be worth your time.

  It took me awhile to make this. Towards the end I started getting lazy, so that’s why it may not be as great as the rest of the video. Enjoy anyways though :)

Oh yeah, and sorry about the typos in the anthem.

*I don’t own the audio or pics and the flag video that I used towards the end belongs to FarWestTexas.”

Today In The Past




1492 – Columbus’ fleet leaves Gomera, Canary islands

1522 – Magellen with Vittoria returns to Spain, after 1st round world trip

1622 – Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die

1628 – Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony, witches soon to settle

1716 – 1st US lighthouse built (Boston)




1776 – 1st (failed) submarine attack (David Bushnell’s “Turtle” attacks British 64 Gun Frigate “Eagle” in Bay of NY)








1819 – Thomas Blanchard patents lathe

1861 – General Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky

1862 – Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland

1866 – Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention

1886 – Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO) award




1901 – Pres William McKinleyshot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at Pan American Exposition in Buffalo NY, he dies 8th days later


File:McKinley last photo.jpg






1909 – Word received, Adm Peary discovers North Pole 5 months earlier

1913 – 1st aircraft to loop the loop (Adolphe Pégoud-France)

1914 – Battle of Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris

1917 – French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft

1939 – 1st German air attack on Great-Britain in WW II

1941 – All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star

1954 – US plane shot down above Siberia

1957 – Elvis records “White Xmas,” “Silent Night” & “Here Comes Santa Claus”

1963 – Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls

1983 – USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2

1991 – USSR recognizes independence of the 3 Baltic republics

1991 – The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

1995 – Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig’s record, plays in 2,131 straight games





1697 – Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent/banker/merchant

1711 – Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (d. 1787)




1757 – Marquis de LafayetteAmerican patriotFrench revolutionary





1766 – John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter

1817 – Alexander Tilloch Galt, a Canadian founding father

1819 – William Starke Rosecrans, Mjr General (Union volunteers)




1893 – Claire ChennaultAmerican pilot (d. 1958)








1904 – Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC, light heavyweight boxing champ (1930-34)

1919 – Wilson Greatbatch, American Inventor




1925 – Jimmy Reed, Mississippi, blues singer (Soulin’, Big Boss Man) See Aug 29th Death of









1937 – Jo Anne Worley, Lowell Indiana, comedienne (Laugh-in)

1939 – David Allan Coe, country musician (Mysterious Rhinestone Cowboy)

1943 – George Roger Waters, Cambridge, England, rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)

1954 – Banner Thomas, rocker (Molly Hatchet)

1954 – Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard

1958 – Jeff Foxworthy, comedian (Jeff Foxworthy-The Jeff Foxworthy Show)

1963 – Mark Chesnutt, Beaumont Tx, country singer (Too Cold at Home)

1963 – Geert Wilders, Dutch politician

1974 – Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)

1979 – Foxy Brown, American rapper





394 – Eugenius, linguistic/anti emperor of Rome (392-94), dies in battle

1536 – William Tyndale, Protestant bible translator (b. c. 1494)

1625 – Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (b. 1579)

1649 – Robert Dudley, English navigator/writer (Arcano del Mare), dies

1701 – James II [Stuart], king of England (1685-88), dies at 68

1782 – Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson (b. 1748)

1902 – Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75

1945 – John S Mccain, US admiral, (WW II-Pacific Ocean), dies

1959 – Edmund Gwenn, actor (Them, Java Head, Miracle on 34th St), dies at 83

1981 – Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)

1984 – Ernest Tubb, singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 70

1990 – Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48

1995 – Buster Mathis, heavyweight boxer, dies at 52




1998 – Akira KurosawaJapanese film director (b. 1910)



Seven Samurai




99th Birthday Director’s Tribute

Dreadnoughtus Dinosaur Weighed Whopping 65 Tons, Feared Nothing








” A gargantuan, long-necked dinosaur as big as a two-story house and weighing as much as 12 elephants once stalked a flower-dotted earth some 77 million years ago in what is now Argentina. 

That’s where paleontologists discovered the beast’s bones, naming it Dreadnoughtus schrani after steel warships. The dinosaur is a sauropod, a type of long-necked, four-legged dinosaur that only ate plants.”






” “I think the big herbivores don’t get their due for being” intimidating, said study lead author Ken Lacovara, an associate professor of paleontology and geology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. “I thought it should have a fearsome name.” 

Lacovara named the dinosaur after dreadnaughts, warships that were created in the early 20th century. “For a time, they were basically impervious to attack,” Lacovara told Live Science. “I thought that Dreadnoughtus would be a good name for these dinosaurs, which does two things: It means ‘fears nothing,’ and this dinosaur would have had nothing to fear. It also connotes something big like a battleship.” “


Live Science














From Lew Rockwell







   So you can be molded into a state approved homogenous drone …










Physicist Shows Why Your WiFi Sucks In That One Room





” If WiFi can track a heartbeat through walls, why can’t I get internet in my corner bathroom? Jason Cole was trying to figure that out too, but unlike me, he’s a PhD student in physics. So he mapped his own apartment and assigned refraction values to the walls (shown above), then applied so-called Helmholtz equations to model the electromagnetic waves. As detailed in his (math-drenched) blog, the best spot for his router was where you’d expect: directly in the center. Since that was out of the question, he was still able to get “tendrils” of internet by placing it in the corner of the apartment. His experiment implies that even in a distant room you could eke some connectivity by judiciously shifting around your laptop. Some commenters want him to turn his equations into a WiFi mapping web service — unfortunately, he thinks the idea is “unfeasible” due to the processing time and assumptions made.”



Engadget has more , including a video 










Today In The Past





1519 – 2nd Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernan Cortes vs Tlascala Aztecs

1622 – Richelieu becomes cardinal

1774 – 1st Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia




1781 – Battle of Virginia CapesFrench defeat Britishtraps Cornwallis






1793 – In the French Revolution, the “Reign of Terror” begins

1836 – Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas

1885 – 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)




1914 - Battle of Marne (WW I) beginsGermans chase out Russians






1923 – Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously

1925 – 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)

1942 – British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen

1960 – Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

1967 – -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas

1968 – 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan 




1972 – 11 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics by Black September






1975 – Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme attempts to assassinate Ford in Sacramento

1977 – Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn

1982 – Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph

1986 – Karachi Pakistan army storms hijacked US B-747, 19 killed

2007 – Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.






1567 – Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan (d. 1636)

1750 – Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scots poems)




1847 – Jesse James, Missouri, outlaw, son of a clergyman, (d. 1882)






1902 – Darryl F Zanuck, film magnate/president (20th Century Fox)

1905 – Arthur Koestler, Hungary, British writer (Arrow in Blue)




1907 –  Albert “Sunnyland Slim” Luandrew , blues pianist



Woman I Ain’t Gonna Drink No More Whiskey

Tin Pan Alley

Come On Home Baby with Hubert Sumlin

in Antone’s: Home of the Blues

You Put That Thing On Me





1929 – Bob Newhart, Oak Park Ill, comedian (Bob Newhart ShowNewhart)



The Grace L. Ferguson Airline

The Driving Instructor

“Defusing A Bomb”

Bob Newhart Show 20th Anniversary Special–Pt. 4

The Bob Newhart Show Bloopers

The Last Newhart: final scene





1940 – Raquel Welch, Chic Ill, (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles)

1946 – Buddy Miles, rocker

1946 – Freddie Mercury, [Bulsara], British vocalist (Queen-We are Champions)

1946 – Loudon Wainwright III, vocalist (April Fool’s Day Morn)

1969 – Dweezil Zappa, Hollywood CA, rock guitarist/son of Frank/VJ (MTV)






1566 – Suleiman I, Great Law Giver, sultan of Turkey (1520-66), dies at 71

1786 – Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)

1857 – Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)

1877 – Crazy Horse, [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 27

1912 – Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)

1972 – Josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered

1972 – Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered

1988 – Gert Froebe, actor (Lover’s Wood, Upper Hand , Goldfinger), dies at 75

1995 – James “Pigmeat” Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95

1997 – Mother Teresa, Nobel (1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

1999 – Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)

2002 – David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)

2010 – Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)















How To Talk Leftist

From TruthRevolt & Andrew Klavan: How To Speak Leftist





Published on Aug 27, 2014

” In which our host, Andrew Klavan, offers a helpful guide to right-wingers on the true meaning of popular leftist phrases. Behold, the Leftese Dictionary! “

Today In The Past




1024 – Conrad II the Sailor chosen German king

1571 – Catholic coup in Scotland

1618 – “Rodi” avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed

1682 – English astronomer Edmund Halley sees his namesake comet

1807 – Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat

1882 – 1st district lit by electricity (NY’s Pearl Street Station)

1885 – 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)

1886 – Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war

1888 – George Eastman patents 1st roll-film camera & registers “Kodak”

1918 – US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months

1923 – Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.

1933 – 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il

1950 – 1st helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines

1950 – D McI Hodgson of St Ann Bay, Nova Scotia catches a 997 lb tuna

1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

1964 – NASA launches its 1st Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)

1972 – US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals

1976 – Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus

1980 – Yes performs its last concert (Madison Square Garden)

1983 – Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling’s Road Championship





1241 – Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)

1563 – Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)

1622 – Jacob Hintze, composer

1795 – Friedrich [August] von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age)

1810 – Donald McKay, US naval architect, built fastest clipper ships

1826 – Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)

1846 – Daniel Burnham, US, architect/built skyscrapers

1908 – Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)

1913 – Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977)

1917 – Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)




1918 – Paul Harvey, Tulsa Oklahoma, news commentator (Rest of the story)



If I Were the Devil

Letter from God

What is a policeman

The Man and The Birds




1920 – Craig Claiborne, food columnist (NY Times Cookbook)

1928 – Dick York, Fort Wayne Ind, actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind)




1945 – Daniel Wood Gattonguitarist


Sleepwalk solo

boogie woogie

Remington Ride





1960 – Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman)

1968 – Mike Piazza, Norristown PA, catcher (LA Dodgers)

1976 – Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer

1977 – Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records

1981 – Beyoncé Knowles, Houston Texas, singer (Destiny’s Child)






1063 – Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad

1784 – Cesar F Cassini “the Thury”, French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies

1804 – Richard Somers, American naval officer

1864 – John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)

1965 – Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90

1974 – Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59

1986 – Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (b. 1911)

1991 – Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car

1994 – Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64

2006 – Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality (b. 1962)
















US Signs Agreement With Mexico To Protect Mexican Workers–Including Illegals




Illegal Worker Rights




” At a signing ceremony on Friday, the U.S. government, through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mexican government to allow Mexican Nationals – regardless of immigration status – to “exercise their workplace rights.”

  The MOU is consistent with the “core mission of this commission,” Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza said, adding “that regardless of national origin or immigration status all workers have rights and there are processes to safeguard them. 

  The MOU, which is in place for three years, states that the EEOC will conduct an ongoing program of education and training to inform Mexican Nationals about their workplace rights and employers about their responsibility to follow anti-discrimination laws.

  When asked how employers who have broken federal law by hiring illegal aliens can be sued for discrimination or abuse, a spokeswoman said EEOC does not require “documentation” to handle a claim.

“ Yes, under federal law, it is illegal for employers to hire undocumented workers,” Kimberly Smith-Brown told via email. “However, when someone does come to us with a complaint, we will assist them with their claim. “


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Report: DHS Lost Track Of Thousands Of Foreign Students Of

“Heightened Concern”




” ABC News reports that the Department of Homeland Security lost track of, and is now pursuing, over 6,000 foreign students who are deemed to be of “heightened concern.” DHS told ABC that about 58,000 foreign students had overstayed their visa but the vast majority are not being sought.

  The student visa program has been plagued with problems for years. Congress targeted the program for reform after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The hijacker who flew a plane into the Pentagon had entered the country on a student visa but did not attend school.

  Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told ABC, “They just disappear…They get the visas and they disappear.” He said 26 student visa holders were arrested on terror-related charges since Sept. 11, 2001.

  ABC reports that more than 9,000 schools are on the government-approved list for hosting foreign students. Schools are supposed to track the whereabouts of visa holders, and report to DHS if they repeatedly miss class, but not all do. “We know we have a lot of non-accredited universities that are using this system to bring people in, collect money, and not educate them at all,” said Sen. Coburn. “To me, it’s a mess.”

  ABC notes one school — MicroPower Career Institute – that has four campuses on the approved list, even though five of the school’s top officials were indicted on visa fraud charges.”


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Today In The Past





36 BC – In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.

301 – San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.

1189 – England’s King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) crowned in Westminster

1651 – Battle at Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists

1752 – This day never happened nor next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives

1777 – Cooch’s Bridge – Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1783 – Treaty of Paris signed (ending US Revolutionary War)

1826 – USS Vincennes leaves NY to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe

1833 - NY Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)

1902 – Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season)

1903 – Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America’s Cup

1916 – Allies turned back Germans in WW I’s Battle of Verdun

1929 – Dow Jones Industrial Average reached all time high at the time (381.17), which was shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.

1935 – 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)

1939 – Britain declares war on Germany. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, NZ, South Africa & Canada

1940 – US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base leas

1941 – 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)

1950 – “Nino” Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers’ champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.

1971 – Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg’s doctor’s office

1976 – Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos

1979 – Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000

1995 – eBay founded.

2004 – The Beslan school massacre ends in the deaths of approximately 344 people, mostly teachers and children.






1034 – Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (d. 1073)

1724 – Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (d. 1808)

1856 – Louis Henri Sullivan, Boston Mass, father of modern US architecture

1875 – Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche, Volkswagen)

1905 – Carl David Anderson, NYC, physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), (d. 1991)




1916 – Memphis Slim, [Peter Chatman], Bluesman



Everyday I Have The Blues

Slim’s Boogie

Beer Drinking Woman

Born With The Blues

 live in europe





1923 – Mort Walker, cartoonist (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois)

1942 – Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)

1947 – Eric Bell, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy Belfast, N Ireland

1948 – Donald Brewer, Flint Mich, rock drummer (Grand Funk Railroad)

1965 – Charlie Sheen, [Carlos Estavez], NYC, actor (Wall St, Platoon)

1986 – Shaun White, San Diego, California, snowboarder (Olympic gold – 2006, 2010)






1189 – Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England

1205 – Petrus van Poitiers, French theologist (Sententiarum libri V), dies

1634 – Edward Coke, English Chief Justice/politician, dies

1658 – Oliver Cromwell, British general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59

1808 – John Montgomery, American Continental Congressman (b. 1722)

1893 – James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)

1954 – Eugene Paullette, actor (It’s a Date, My Man Godfrey), dies at 65

1962 – e[dward] e cummings, US poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67

1970 – Al Wilson, “Blind Owl”, guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27

1970 – Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington DC at 57

1991 – Frank Capra, director (It’s a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

2001 – Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)

2005 – William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)















Today In The Past





44 BC – Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.

44 BC – The first of Cicero’s Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.

31 BC – Final war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium – off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

911 – Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines

1192 – Sultan Saladin & king Richard the lion hearted sign cease fire

1666 – Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed

1789 – US Treasury Department established by Congress

1864 – Union General William T Sherman captures and burns Atlanta

1894 – Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die

1898 – Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain

1898 – Machine gun 1st used in battle

1901 – VP Theodore Roosevelt advises, “Speak softly & carry a big stick”

1930 – 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)

1935 – A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423

1944 – During WW II, George Bush ejects from a burning plane

1944 – Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz

1945 – V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WW II ends)

1969 – The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.

1998 – The UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.






1548 – Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)

1716 – Johann Trier, composer

1778 – Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)

1850 – Albert Spaulding, baseball player/founded Spaulding sports company

1914 – Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist

1917 – Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)

1936 – Andrew Grove, American computer chip manufacturer

1940 – Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)

1946 – Billy Preston, Houston, Texas, American soul musician/singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show)

1948 – Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)

1951 – Jim DeMint, American politician

1964 – Keanu Reeves, Beirut, actor (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Speed)

1966 – Salma Hayek, Veracruz, Mexico, actress (Desparado)

1990 – Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver






490 BC – Pheidippides, Greek hero

1274 – Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)

1547 – Hernan Cortes, Spanish general defeated Aztec Indians

1834 – Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (b. 1757)




1964 – Alvin YorkAmerican soldier (b. 1887)



Sgt. Alvin Cullum York

The Home of Alvin C. York (Part 1)

The Home of Alvin C. York (Part 2)

The Home of Alvin C. York (Part 3)

Burial Site of Sgt. Alvin C. York Pall Mall, Tennessee

Sergeant York




1973 – John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of ulcer at 81

1992 – Barbara McClintock, US, geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90

2005 – Bob Denver, American actor (b. 1935)

2008 – Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)














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Weather Channel Founder Explains The History Of The Global Warming Hoax





” John Coleman, an award-winning meteorologist and weatherman with sixty years of experience and founder of the Weather Channel, produced a video explaining the history of the man-made global warming hoax .

  Coleman, a former broadcast meteorologist of the year of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), explains that after being a member for several years, he quit the AMS after it became very clear to him that “the politics had gotten in the way of the science.” Coleman explains that there is no man-made global warming, and he’s sure of it. 

  Coleman says that if there were evidence of man-made global warming, he would have been dedicated his life to stopping it: 

“ I love our wonderful planet Earth. If I thought it was threatened by global warming, I would devote my life to stopping the warming!”

  Now they call it “climate change” instead of global warming, because the warming has stopped, says Coleman, and that $4.7 billion in taxpayer money is funding “bogus reports” and “bogus research.”  “


What Are The Online Shopping Habits Of The People In Your State?








” Kentuckians really, really love their medical supplies and equipment, while Iowans like their small appliances – at least according to a new infographic compiled by online shopping mecca eBay.

  According to Mashable, eBay analyzed 2013-2014 shopping habits to find the top 500 brands purchased by residents of each state. The online retailer then condensed the data to general categories like “furniture,” “robotic vacuums,” and “batteries” among others.”


Glenn Beck













Today In The Past





479 BC – Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece is halted.

1585 – Duke van Parma’s troops occupy Antwerp

1667 – Earliest recorded hurricane in US (Jamestown Virginia)

1776 – British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island

1859 – 1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake

1881 – Hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die

1883 – Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people

1900 – Battle at Bergendal: Gen Buller beats Boer general Botha

1913 – Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)

1928 – 16 die in a NYC subway’s 2nd worst accident

1928 – Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war

1937 – George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 345.49 MPH

1939 – Erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)

1955 – “Guinness Book of World Records” 1st published

1979 – 18 British militia die in ambush/bomb attack in Northern Ireland

1982 – Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock’s mark

2008 – Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States






1407 – Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)

1770 – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher/inventor (dialectic)




1839 – Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1881







1871 – Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)

1874 – Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)

1877 – Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)

1882 – Samuel Goldwyn, [Gelbfisch], film magnate (MGM)

1899 – Cecil Scott Forester, Engld, historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower)

1904 – John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)

1908 – Lyndon B Johnson, Stonewall Tx, (D) 36th Pres (1963-1969), (d. 1973)

1952 – Pee-wee Herman, [Paul Reubens], NY, actor (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure)

1953 – Alex Lifeson, Toronto Canada, rock guitarist (Rush)

1954 – Derek Warwick, race car driver

1959 – Gerhard Berger, formula-1 racer (Italian Grand Prix-1988)






1394 – Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)

1576 – Titian, [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague

1773 – Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (b. 1721)

1948 – Charles Evans Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)

1964 – Gracie Allen, actress (Burns & Allen), dies at 62

1965 – Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss/French architect, dies at 77

1971 – Bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What’s My Line), dies at 73

1971 – Margaret Bourke-White, US photographer, dies at 67

1979 – Louis Mountbatten, British adm of the Fleet, assassinated by IRA




1990 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35


Pride And Joy

Texas Flood 



Sweet Home Chicago with Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray

Why I Sing the Blues with BB King , Eric Clapton , Albert King , Etta James , Dr John , Paul Butterfield, Phil Collins, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Billy Ocean

A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan

Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan — In Session 1983

Live at the El Mocambo 1983

Honolulu 1984

Hamptons Residents Shocked After Finding Ku Klux Klan Pamphlets



KKK Hamptons

Click Pic For Video




” Some homeowners in the Hamptons are puzzled and angry after finding recruitment pamphlets for the Ku Klux Klan at their homes.

  As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Tuesday, Fernando Alvarez said he found the fliers under his Hampton Bays door. His family was left wondering if they were targets of the hate group, or if the leafleting was random.

“ We were really shocked that … in this area we can have KKK,” Alvarez said.

  Hampton Bays, the town of Southampton’s most populous hamlet, has 13,000 residents — 30 percent of whom are Hispanic.”


CBS New York










Today In The Past 





1071 – Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.




1346 – Battle at Crécy-England’s longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle


Battle of Crécy




1498 – Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.

1541 – Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary

1748 – The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1839 – The ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.

1843 – Charles Thurber patents a typewriter

1907 – Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec





1946 – George Orwell published “Animal Farm”







1964 – LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ

1972 – 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR

1989 – Trumbull Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS

1996 – Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy






1676 – Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) 

1740 – Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)

1845 – Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)

1898 – Peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector

1901 – Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff

1903 – Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer

1906 – Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

1910 – Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)

1960 – Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)






1346 – Jan de Blinde, King of Bohemia/count of Luxemburg, dies in battle

1346 – Charles II of Alençon, killed in the Battle of Crécy (b. 1297)

1346 – Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine, killed in the Battle of Crécy (b. 1320)

1850 – Louis-Philippe of France (b. 1773)

1865 – Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73

1910 – William James, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1842)

1930 – Lon Chaney, actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47

1968 – Kay Francis, actress (Charley’s Aunt, Play Girl), dies of cancer at 65

1974 – Charles Lindbergh, aviator, dies at 72




1980 – Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)


A Wild Hare

What’s Buzzin’ Buzzard

Dixieland Droopy

The Chump Champ

Ventriloquist Cat

Red hot riding hood

Oh Wolfy 




1986 – Jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park

1986 – Ted Knight, [Tadeus Konopka], actor (Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 62

2004 – Laura Branigan, American singer (b. 1957)

2009 – Dominick Dunne, American writer, Vanity Fair correspondent (b. 1925)

2011 – John McAleese, British SAS Trooper, Team leader during 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege (b. 1949)















Look At What Two Years On Mars Did To The Curiosity Rover




Mars Rover



” NASA’s Curiosity rover just recently finished its second year exploring Mars, and the red planet’s harsh environment has taken its toll. Rocky terrain, tricky sand dunes, and exposure to Martian dust storms have left the SUV-sized robot looking a little worse for wear as it continues its march towards its eventual goal, Mount Sharp.

  Below is a before-and-after look at a variety of instruments and features on Curiosity and the wear they’ve endured during the rover’s first two years, made from images uploaded by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Each image is either from the MAHLI imager or the Mastcam, and is also labeled with the Sol number (sol = one Martian solar day, the mission is currently on Sol 724) during which each image was taken.”

See more at The Verge

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