Published on Mar 24, 2015
” How to be “progressive” “
Published on Mar 24, 2015
” How to be “progressive” “
” It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume…that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions.”
240 BC – 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
804 – Liudger becomes 1st bishop of Munster
988 – Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders
1282 – The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
1296 – Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
1422 – Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
1492 – King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
1603 – Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
1778 – Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath
1814 – Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.
1842 – Ether used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Ga)
1856 – Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
1858 – Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)
1864 – Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
1865 – -4] Battle at 5 Forks Virginia
1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly)
1870 – 15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
1870 – Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
1870 – Florida territorial government established.
1885 – The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
1895 – British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race
1909 – Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
1910 – Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
1911 – Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
1919 – Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
1923 – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, formed at Howard U in 1920, incorporates
1939 – The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets the world airspeed record of 463 mph.
1939 – First flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway.
1941 – German counter offensive in North-Africa
1942 – 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
1942 – SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp
1944 – 781 British bombers attack Neurenberg
1945 – 289 anti-fascists murdered by nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
1945 – USSR invades Austria during WW II
1945 – World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.
1949 – Riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joined NATO.
1950 – Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ
1953 – Einstein announces revised unified field theory
1961 – NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600′ (51,690 m)
1961 – The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.
1964 – Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
1965 – Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
1970 – USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
1972 – North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1979 – Airey Neave, a British politician, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.
1981 – Pres Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley III
1984 – US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
1987 – Vincent van Goghs “Sunflowers” sells for record 22.5M pounds ($39.7 million)
1990 – Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the “Seniors” golf tournament
1991 – William Kennedy Smith allegedly rapes a woman (found not guilty)
2006 – Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.
2006 – UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
2012 – Spanish Government cuts 27 Billion Euros from its budget in one of its toughest austerity driver in history
2012 – Mastercard and Visa announce a massive breach in security with over ten million compromised credit card numbers
2012 – American Mega Millions lottery hits a world record lottery amount of 640 million dollars
1135 – Maimonedes, philosopher (d. 1204)
1326 – Ivan II of Russia, Grand Duke of Muscovy (d. 1359)
1432 – Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1481)
1674 – Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
1697 – John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor
1719 – John Hawkins, England, wrote 1st history of music
1746 – Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)
1790 – Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
1820 – Anna Sewell, British author (d. 1878)
1823 – Joseph Farmer Knipe, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1824 – Innis Newton Palmer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1825 – Samuel Bell Maxey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1853 – Vincent van Gogh, Groot-Zundert, Netherlands, artist, painter and pioneer of Expressionism (The Potato Eaters, Irises)
1857 – Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
1865 – Heinrich Rubens, German physicist
1883 – Jo Davidson, US, sculptor (Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman)
1892 – Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
1894 – Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)
1899 – Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM)
1902 – Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
1905 – Mikio Oda, Japan, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1928)
1905 – Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)
1910 – Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician (d. 1940)
1913 – Frankie Laine, Chicago Ill, actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide)
1913 – Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
1913 – Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
1914 – Sonny Boy Williamson, [John Lee], blues musician (Down & Out Blues)
1919 – McGeorge Bundy, Boston, national security adviser (JFK)
1920 – Turhan Bey, Vienna Austria, actor (Dragon Seed, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves)
1921 – Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire
1922 – J F Coates, naval architect
1928 – Richard Trant, Brit general
1929 – Richard Dysart, Brighton Mass, actor (Leland MacKenzie-LA Law)
1929 – Shirley Stoler, Brooklyn NY, actress (Frankenhooker, 7 Beauties)
1930 – John Astin, Balt Md, actor (I’m Dickens He’s Fenster, Addams Family)
1931 – Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut
1931 – Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Hi Yo Silver)
1937 – Warren Beatty, Richmond Va, actor (Bonnie & Clyde,Shampoo, Dick Tracy)
1941 – Sven Hamrin, Sweden, road race cycler (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1942 – Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
1945 – Eric Clapton, Ripley England, singer/guitarist (Tears in Heaven)
1948 – Dave Ball, rocker (Procul Harum)
1948 – Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy)
1949 – Sue Cook, British broadcaster
1949 – Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman
1950 – Rupert Greenall, rock keyboardist (Fixx)
1950 – Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor and comedian
1951 – John Gosden, racehorse trainer
1957 – Paul Reiser, NYC, actor (My 2 Dads, Diner, Aliens, Mad About You)
1960 – William D Johnson, US alpine skier
1961 – Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
1962 – M C Hammer, [Stanley Kirk Burrell], Oakland Ca, rapper (Hammer Time)
1966 – Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
1967 – Ian Ziering, West Orange NJ, actor (Steve Sanders-Beverly Hills 90210)
1968 – Celine Dion, Quebec Canada, singer (I’m Your Woman)
1968 – Donna D’Errico, Dothan AL, playmate (Sep, 1995)
1970 – Secretariat, American racehorse (d. 1989)
1979 – Norah Jones, American singer and pianist
988 – Arnulf II, count of Flanders (965-988), dies
1202 – Joachim Van Fiore, Italian religious founder (Joachimism), dies
1486 – Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
1540 – Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)
1559 – Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)
1662 – François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
1707 – Vauban, French architect (b. 1633)
1783 – William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (b. 1718)
1840 – George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies
1925 – Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
1926 – Feliks E Dzerzjinski, Lithuanian organizer (KGB), dies at 48
1949 – Friedrich C R Bergius, chemist (brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64
1961 – P J Melotte, discovered Jupiter’s 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies
1965 – Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
1966 – Maxfield Parrish, US painter, dies at 95
1969 – Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
1979 – Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
1981 – Dewitt Wallace, US founder (Reader’s Digest), dies at 91
1984 – Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
1986 – James Cagney, actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies in NY at 86
1994 – Albert Goldman, rock biographer (Elvis, John Lennon), dies at 66
2004 – Alistair Cooke, English-born journalist (b. 1908)
2008 – Dith Pran, The Killing Fields Photographer (b. 1942)
2008 – David Leslie, Touring Car Driver (b. 1953)
2008 – Richard Lloyd, Racing Car Driver (b. 1945)
2010 – Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
2012 – Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater and Olympic gold medalist, dies at 74
” Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, the son of 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton (b. 7 January 1929 d. March 1999) and Edward Walter Fryer (21 March1920 – 15 May 1985), a 25-year-old soldier from Montreal, Quebec. Fryer shipped off to war prior to Clapton’s birth and then returned to Canada. Clapton grew up with his grandmother, Rose, and her second husband, Jack Clapp, who was stepfather to Patricia Clapton and her brother Adrian, believing they were his parents and that his mother was actually his older sister. The similarity in surnames gave rise to the erroneous belief that Clapton’s real surname is Clapp (Reginald Cecil Clapton was the name of Rose’s first husband, Eric Clapton’s maternal grandfather). Years later, his mother married another Canadian soldier and moved to Germany, leaving young Eric with his grandparents in Surrey.
Clapton received an acoustic Hoyer guitar, made in Germany, for his thirteenth birthday, but the inexpensive steel-stringed instrument was difficult to play and he briefly lost interest. Two years later Clapton picked it up again and started playing consistently. Clapton was influenced by the blues from an early age, and practised long hours to learn the chords of blues music by playing along to the records.He preserved his practice sessions using his portable Grundig reel-to-reel tape recorder, listening to them over and over until he felt he’d got it right.
After leaving Hollyfield School, in Surbiton, in 1961, Clapton studied at the Kingston College of Art but was dismissed at the end of the academic year because his focus remained on music rather than art. His guitar playing was so advanced that by the age of 16 he was getting noticed. Around this time Clapton began busking around Kingston, Richmond, and the West End.In 1962, Clapton started performing as a duo with fellow blues enthusiast David Brock in pubs around Surrey. When he was seventeen years old Clapton joined his first band, an early British R&B group, “The Roosters”, whose other guitarist was Tom McGuinness. He stayed with this band from January through August 1963.In October of that year, Clapton did a seven-gig stint with Casey Jones & The Engineers. “
” By the time Eric Clapton launched his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in mid-1970, he was long established as one of the world’s major rock stars due to his group affiliations — the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Blind Faith — which had demonstrated his claim to being the best rock guitarist of his generation. That it took Clapton so long to go out on his own, however, was evidence of a degree of reticence unusual for one of his stature. And his debut album, though it spawned the Top 40 hit “After Midnight,” was typical of his self-effacing approach: it was, in effect, an album by the group he had lately been featured in, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends.
Not surprisingly, before his solo debut had even been released, Clapton had retreated from his solo stance, assembling from the D&B&F ranks the personnel for a group, Derek & the Dominos, with whom he played for most of 1970 and recorded the landmark album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Clapton was largely inactive in 1971 and 1972, due to heroin addiction, but he performed a comeback concert at the Rainbow Theatre in London on January 13, 1973, resulting in the album Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert (September 1973). But Clapton did not launch a sustained solo career until July 1974, when he released 461 Ocean Boulevard, which topped the charts and spawned the number one single “I Shot the Sheriff.” “
” A January 1973 comeback concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre re-introduced him to public performing, but his solo career really commenced in earnest a year later with 461 Ocean Boulevard. Recorded in Miami, it was influenced by the mellower likes of J.J. Cale and Bob Marley. Striking a chord with the public, 461 Ocean Boulevard topped the album charts in 1974. Meanwhile, Clapton’s cover of “I Shot the Sheriff,” originally by Bob Marley and the Wailers, helped introduced reggae to a mass audience. Working with a steady band that included guitarist George Terry, Clapton pursued a mellow, song-oriented course that accentuated his husky, laid-back vocals. His Seventies output, including such albums as There’s One in Every Crowd (1975) and No Reason to Cry (1976) has been largely underrated and is ripe for rediscovery. Clapton again struck commercial paydirt in 1977 with Slowhand, a strong set that included Clapton’s definitive version of J.J. Cale’s “Cocaine” and the #3 hit “Lay Down Sally.”
Clapton remained a prolific artist throughout the Eighties, releasing a live double album that reached #2 (Just One Night), cutting two albums (Behind the Sun and August) with Phil Collins as producer, and launching his own label, Duck Records, in 1983, with one of his stronger studio efforts, Money and Cigarettes. In January 1987, he undertook the first of what would become an annual series of multi-night stands at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In 1992, his career received a major boost from his appearance on MTV’s Unplugged series. Returning to his roots on the heels of that acoustic folk-blues set, Clapton next cut a long-promised blues album, From the Cradle (1994). Throughout the Nineties, he continued to amass hits–no mean feat, given the shifting musical climate–including “Tears in Heaven,” a memorable elegy for his late son Conor; “Change the World,” a beatbox-driven collaboration with R&B artist/producer Babyface that won a Grammy for Record of the Year; and “My Father’s Eyes,” a ballad from his 1998 album Pilgrim.”
Most recently, Eric Clapton has organized a benefit concert in honor of Hubert Sumlin, the great bluesman, to take place at the Apollo Theater in New York on February 24, 2012. He will be joined by Jeff Beck, Keb Mo, Levon Helm, and Derek Trucks among others. Clapton is known to sponsor an array of charitable events and concerts. He has also established a rehabilitation clinic in Monserrat to help those with substance abuse problems.
‘ Clapton’ was released on September 27, 2010 by Reprise.
A live album titled Play The Blues Live At Lincoln Center performed with Wynton Marsalis was released on September 13, 2011 by Reprise.
Early 2013 saw the release of ‘Old Sock’, an album of 10 cover songs and two new originals, which was met with mixed reviews, some saying that it was lazy and unnecessary (“little commitment to the music here and even less enthusiasm”) whilst others appreciated the mastery he still exhibits over his craft (“winding down a legendary career with his typical class, reverence to the past and master’s touch”).
Eric Clapton is highly regarded as a premier musician, and continues to remain a force in music today.”
” An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world’s oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of America’s regulatory and redistributive state, is eager to give her its presidential nomination, in recognition of . . . what?
The party, adrift in identity politics, clings, as shipwrecked sailors do to floating debris, to this odd feminist heroine. Wafted into the upper reaches of American politics by stolid participation in her eventful marriage to a serial philanderer, her performance in governance has been defined by three failures.
Her husband, having assured the 1992 electorate that voting for him meant getting “two for the price of one,” entrusted to her the project that he, in a harbinger of the next Democratic president’s mistake, made his immediate priority — health-care reform. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan urged him to begin with welfare reform, just as wise Democrats wanted President Obama to devote 2009 to economic recovery rather than health care, perhaps sparing the nation six years and counting of economic sluggishness.”
As companion pieces to Mr Will’s article we recommend these more complete lists of the shady dealings of Hillary and Bill :
” When Chik-Fil-A chief operating officer Dan T. Cathy made a series of comments opposing same-sex marriage, it caused a media firestorm. Gay rights activists called for protests and boycotts of the chain, and even went as far as vandalizing some fast food stores. One man in particular took it upon himself to express his discontent in the most mature way possible, verbally attacking a sweet female employee who had nothing to do with the controversy.
37-year-old Adam Smith recorded himself being hateful and obnoxious to the employee and posted it to his YouTube channel.
Apparently he thought that he was going to get away with harassing the employee without a problem, he thought wrong. He was immediately fired for his intolerance and disgusting behavior.
He said at the time he was earning $200,000 annually and had over $1 million in stock options.
“ It was taken when I lost my employment,” he said.
After losing his job, Smith, his wife Amy and their four children also lost their home. They were forced to sell and give away their possessions and move into an RV. A few months later, Smith found a new CFO job in Portland, Oregon.
Smith thought he was home free until his new boss caught wind that he was the hateful man from the Chik-Fil-A drive-thru video. He was immediately fired from that job as well. Smith said in subsequent job interviews, he was very honest about the video and while prospective employers seemed empathetic and understanding in the end the companies would rescind the offers saying they didn’t want the distraction.”
Published on Mar 27, 2015
” Zo thinks that Democrats are really the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK. Hear why. “
” If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws.”
502 – Bourgundy King Gundobar delegates royal power
1461 – Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 die (War of the Roses)
1549 – The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
1638 – 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
1792 – King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm’s Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
1795 – Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
1798 – Republic of Switzerland forms
1804 – Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti
1806 – Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
1827 – 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna
1847 – 12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico
1848 – Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
1849 – Great Britain formally annexs Punjab after defeat of Sikhs in India
1850 – Ireland’s SS Royal Adelaide sinks in storm; 200 die
1852 – Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day
1864 – Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas
1865 – -Apr 9th], Appomattox campaign, VA , 7582 killed
1865 – Battle of Quaker Road, VA
1867 – Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
1882 – Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
1886 – Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
1912 – Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary “the end cannot be far”
1930 – Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
1932 – Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan’s New York interview program
1935 – French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage
1936 – 10,000 watch the 200″ mirror blank passing through Indianapolis
1940 – Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title
1942 – British cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
1942 – British destroyer Campbeltown explodes in St-Nazaire: 400 Germans die
1942 – The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
1943 – Meat, butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II
1943 – Meat rationed in US (784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI’s
1945 – World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
1949 – Turkey recognizes Israel
1951 – Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying
1958 – US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1958 – US Mens Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
1959 – “Some Like it Hot” with Marilyn Monroe & Jack Lemmon premieres
1961 – 23rd Amendment ratified, allows Wash DC residents to vote for pres
1966 – Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1971 – 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
1971 – Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines
1973 – US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
1974 – Mariner 10’s, 1st fly-by of Mercury, returns photos
1976 – 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
1981 – Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
1984 – NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
1985 – Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
1987 – Wrestlemania III-93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant
1989 – 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
1989 – I M Pei’s pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
1989 – Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering
1992 – Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
1992 – Ice Pairs Championship at Oakland won by Mishuktienok & Dmitriev (CIS)
1992 – Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
1992 – Men’s Fig Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 – above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
2004 – Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
2010 – Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.
1484 – Johann Spangenberg, composer
1519 – Carlo Caraffa, Italian cardinal
1553 – Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek Renaissance poet (d. 1613 or 1614)
1561 – Santorio Sanctorius, Trieste Italy, physician/burned at stake/heretic
1584 – Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (d. 1648)
1602 – John Lightfoot, English theologist/literary (Horae Hebraicae)
1668 – Thomas Coram, Founder of the Foundling Hospital (d. 1751)
1790 – John Tyler, Va, (D/W) 10th Pres (1841-1845)
1816 – James Gallant Spears, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1819 – Edwin Drake, drilled 1st productive US oil well
1821 – Joshua Thomas Owen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1824 – Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
1829 – Ritta & Christina, Siamese twins, in Sardinia
1829 – Robert Emmet Rodes, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1867 – Cy [Denton True] Young, Gilmore Ohio, baseball pitcher (511 wins, 1890-1911). Died 1955
1869 – Ales Hrdlicka, US, anthropologist/curator (US National Museum)
1869 – Edwin Lutyens, architect, London
1900 – Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
1911 – Philip Ahn, LA California, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu)
1916 – Eugene J McCarthy, Watkins Minn, (Sen-D-Minn, pres candidate 1968)
1917 – Man O’War, racehorse (winner of 20 out of 21 races & $249,465)
1918 – Pearl Bailey, Newport News Va, singer (Hello Dolly)
1918 – Sam Walton, billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart) (d. 1992)
1927 – John McLaughlin, TV commentator (McLaughlin Group)
1928 – Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
1931 – Evelyn de Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire
1932 – William Charette, Ludington, Michigan, United States Navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honor recipient, (d. 2012)
1937 – Billy Carter, Plains Georgia, brother of Pres Carter
1939 – Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong, actress (Flower Drum Song, Night Creature)
1943 – Eric Idle, England, comedian/actor (Monty Python)
1943 – Vangelis, [Papathanasiou], composer/keyboardist (Chariots of Fire)
1943 – Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1945 – Walt “Clyde” Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
1947 – Bobby Kimball, [Robert Toteaux], Vinton LA, rocker (Toto-Roseann)
1948 – Bud Cort, New Rochelle NY, actor/director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H)
1949 – Michael Brecker, rocker (Brecker Brothers)
1952 – Teofilo Stevenson, Cuba, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80), (d. 2012)
1954 – Karen Anne Quinlan, NJ, famous comatose patient (right to die case)
1955 – Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, New Orleans, 1977 Heisman)
1956 – Kurt Thomas, US, gymnist (Olympics), actor (Gymkata)
1959 – Marina Sirtis, London, actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation)
1959 – Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros)
1961 – Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian
1961 – Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver
1964 – Elle MacPherson, Sydney, Austrailian super model and actress (Sirens)
1964 – Jill Goodacre Connick, Lubbock Texas, model (Victoria Secrets)
1967 – John Popper, American musician
1968 – Sue Foley, Canadian singer and guitarist
1968 – Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress and singer
1973 – Brad Bridgewater, US, 200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 – Jennifer Capriati, Long Is NY, tennis pro (Oly-gold-92)
1058 – Stephen IX, [Frederik van Lotharingen], 1st Belgium Pope (1057-58), dies
1368 – Emperor Go-Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 1328)
1461 – Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1421)
1546 – Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered
1578 – Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
1625 – Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Spanish historian (b. 1549)
1650 – Cornelis Galle I, Flemish engraver, dies at about 73
1683 – Yaoya Oshichi, a young girl burned at the stake for arson in 17th Century Japan (b. 1667)
1745 – Robert Walpole, 1st British premier (1722-42), dies at 68
1751 – Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist
1772 – Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)
1792 – Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of wounds
1794 – Marie-J-A-N C Condorcet, mathematician (Theory of Comets), dies at 50
1800 – Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer (b. 1714)
1848 – John Jacob Astor, charted American Fur Company, dies at 84
1873 – Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)
1891 – Georges Seurat, French painter (Pointillism), dies at 31
1912 – Robert Falcon Scott, British pole explorer, dies in Antarctica at 43
1934 – Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
1945 – Karl T Sapper, German geographer/geologist (Vulkankunde), dies at 79
1980 – … Mantovani, orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
1982 – Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
1990 – Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC’s Zodiac killer, shot dead
1991 – Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
1994 – Paul Grimault, animator, dies at 89
1995 – James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot, dies at 74
1999 – Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)
2001 – John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
2005 – Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937)
2005 – Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
2007 – Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
2009 – Maurice Jarre, French composer (b.1924)
2012 – Bill Jenkins, American Hall of Fame drag racer and engineer, dies at 81
Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:
This is the kind of crazy you can’t fix. This is also the kind of thinking that has our legal system all screwed up.
Since you say there are so many misconceptions, why don’t you tell us what a pedophile really is.
A person with an intense and recurrent sexual attraction to prepubescent children, children who have not yet entered any form of puberty. And according to the DSM [Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders], it constitutes a mental disorder when you act on it, but not just that. It also constitutes a mental disorder if it causes “marked distress or interpersonal difficulty,” and, as you can imagine, pedophilia will cause this.
In your article, you open by saying that as a pedophile’s numerical age increases into teenage years and then adulthood, the numerical age of those he is attracted to does not. Are most pedophiles really starting that…
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The progressives have tortured the word “racist” to the point of uselessness .
Originally posted on Cry and Howl:
You know folks, I’ve really gotten tired of the “racism” claims made every time some one disagrees with a person of color. I mean it’s gotten to the point of being absolutely ridiculous. Check out this piece where a Democrat Indiana lawmaker accuses an 18 month (yes, that’s 18 month) old toddler of being a racist …
Indiana Democrat Accuses GOP’s 18-Month-Old Son Of Being A Racist
An Indiana lawmaker has accused another lawmaker’s 18-month-old son of being a racist.
It was during a rather heated debate over the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” when Summers rose to the podium and made the groan-inducing comment.
“I have told Representative McMillin I love his little son…
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Originally posted on Twitchy:
Rep. Trey Gowdy has been told that Hillary Clinton won’t provide the House with additional emails they’ve requested because she had reportedly “wiped her server clean.”
Here’s a great question, as rhetorical as it may sound:
If Ondrasik’s last name were “Clinton” the answer to that question would be different.
” I may not be able to read Russian anymore, but I can read people. And I can smell rats.
When Hillary Clinton held her tightly-controlled press conference at the U.N. regarding the email server scandal, I read right through her, and smelled a rat.
I wrote that her performance reflected Hillary’s consciousness of guilt:
When I first watched Hillary’s press conference, something jumped out at me that has been bothering me since….
Hillary did something that was a dead giveaway, reflecting a consciousness of guilt.
Hillary volunteered a piece of information about which she had not yet been asked and which was not critical to her explanation of why she would not turn over the server.
Apparently reading from a prepared statement, Hillary volunteered that she deleted “personal” emails…”
Published on Aug 11, 2014
” Sugar Ray and the Bluetones Live @ The 3rd Annual Gloucester Blues Festival 8/9/14 “Things Could Be Worse” from the NEW CD
Great Blues Festival with Sugar Ray and the Bluetones a five piece Chicago style blues band performing internationally at clubs and festivals. Five 2012 Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation in Memphis and Ray just received a 2014 Grammy Nomination for “Remembering Little Walter” on Blind Pig Records.
Sugar Ray Norcia-vocals, harmonica
‘Monster’ Mike Welch-guitar, vocals
Michael ‘Mudcat’ Ward-bass
Neil Gouvin-drums “
Published on Mar 27, 2015
” Richard Engel: Military Officials Say Allies No Longer Trust Us, Fear Intel Might Leak to Iran”