Archive for September, 2012

Thomas Sowell on Multiculturalism

100 Percent FED Up


Ronald Reagan – We Must Fight ( A Time For Choosing )

They won’t get any help from the West  , so they’ll take what they can get 


  “Could Azerbaijan be the key to Israel’s strategy for successfully attacking Iran’s nuclear program? A report from Reuters suggests that talks are afoot between the two unlikely allies:

[Azerbaijan’s support] is a far cry from the massive firepower and diplomatic cover that Netanyahu wants from Washington. But, by addressing key weaknesses in any Israeli war plan—notably on refueling, reconnaissance and rescuing crews—such an alliance might tilt Israeli thinking on the feasibility of acting without U.S. help.”

Too Damn Much  


  “Have you ever wondered how much we as taxpayers actually owe because of commitments politicians have made on our behalf? Turns out, the answer is not as simple as you might think.

The place to start is with a report put out annually by the U.S. Treasury. There I learned that the federal government officially recognizes an outstanding debt of $17.5 trillion. This amount consists of $10.2 trillion in government debt held by the public, plus pension and retirement benefits owed to federal employees.”


Even these numbers are deceptive …


   “So let’s see if I’ve got this right. I’ve been paying Social Security taxes for some 45 years or so and the federal government doesn’t officially admit that it owes me a dime. The same is true for 45 years of Medicare taxes. But it does admit that it owes pension benefits and post-retirement medical benefits to federal workers. As a taxpayer, I’m liable for all the promises the government has made to its own employees. But federal workers are not liable (necessarily) for all the promises the government has made to me”


Our Social Security and Medicare isn’t guaranteed but federal employee’s retirement benefits are …


 ” If today’s seniors get everything that’s been promised to them, they can expect to receive $12.8 trillion in Social Security and Medicare benefits beyond the estimated taxes and premiums that will be collected to fund those programs.”


Hold your nose and read the rest . It isn’t pretty 

The race for 270 from Jennifer Rubin

“For all these reasons you can readily see why the liberal narrative that the race is over is aspirational and not factual. Arguing that the “polls are real” or pointing to the
latest gaffe is satisfying for the anxious liberal pundits, I suppose, but neither is an argument to vote for Obama. Neither phenomenon is any guarantee that Obama’s
“lead” is any more lasting than his
”recovery” (which lasted less than the length of an NBA season). “

“Obama administration tries to block sequester layoff notices”

” The latest durable-goods orders report must have the Obama administration — and the Obama campaign — more worried than they publicly let on. According to the National Journal , the White House will press government contractors to hold off on
issuing layoff notices in October in
anticipation of the sequestration cuts, afraid of the political backlash that will ensue. In fact, the Obama administration is offering to indemnify government contractors for losses and fines for delaying
those notices:

  The White House moved to prevent defense and other government contractors from issuing mass layoff notices in anticipation of sequestration, even going so far to say that the contracting agencies would
cover any potential litigation costs or employee compensation costs that could follow.

Some defense companies —including Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and EADS North America—have said they expect to send notices to their employees 60 days before sequestration takes effect to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires companies to give advance
warning to workers deemed
reasonably likely to lose their jobs.
Companies appeared undeterred by a July 30 guidance from the Labor Department, which said issuing such notices would be inappropriate, due to the possibility that sequestration may
be averted. The Labor Department
also said companies do not have
enough information about how the
cuts might be implemented to
determine which workers or specific programs could be affected should Congress fail to reach a compromise to reduce the deficit, triggering $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, half from defense, half non-defense. For 2013, that would amount to $109 billion in
spending cuts. “

“President of the Future”

“The excitable lads around the globe torching American embassies with impunity seem to have figured this out, even if the striped-pants crowd at Turtle Bay are too polite to mention it. Obama is not the
president of the Future. He is president right now, and one occasionally wishes the great visionary would take his eye off the
far-distant horizon where educated women and fire-breathing imams frolic and gambol side by side around their Chevy Volts, to
focus on the humdrum present where the rest of us have the misfortune to live.”

Third Base Politics offers this analysis of preliminary absentee balloting data 


  “One of the keys to Barack Obama’s victory in Ohio in 2008 was the early voting game. Ohio Democrats tapped into the enthusiasm advantage they had and got their voters to vote early in overwhelming numbers. On election day itself, John McCain actually won. But Obama had such a large lead with votes already banked, that he won Ohio and put the nail in McCain’s coffin.

We have analyzed some polls this year that used ridiculous samples with Democrats outnumbering Republicans by 8 points or more. For example, a recent NBC/WSJ/Marist poll used a Dem +10 sample, and the latest Ohio poll used a preposterous sample with 48% Democrats.



Today is Gold Star Mothers Sunday


  “Mothers of fallen service members began calling themselves “Gold Star Mothers” during the First World War, but the sorrowful bond they share reaches back to every woman who has lost a son or daughter in uniform since our nation’s revolution. The Army cherishes the mothers of its Soldiers as bedrocks of support and comfort, and honors the mothers of its fallen as resilient legacies of their children’s service. The United States began observing Gold Star Mothers Day on the last Sunday of September in 1936. This year, the Army joins the nation Sept. 30, in recognizing the sacrifice and strength of its Gold Star Mothers.”

Fast and Furious Update 

  “Among other groups of Fast and Furious victim stories Univision says it will tell in the special to air Sunday evening at 7 p.m., is one about how “16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010″ were gunned down with weapons the Obama administration gave to drug cartel criminals through Fast and Furious.

“Univision News’ Investigative Unit was also able to identify additional guns that escaped the control of ATF agents and were used in different types of crimes throughout Mexico,” the network added. “Furthermore, some of these guns — none of which were reported by congressional investigators — were put in the hands of drug traffickers in Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. A person familiar with the recent congressional hearings called Univision’s findings ‘the holy grail’ that Congress had been searching for.”

A video preview published on Friday shows a number of the bodies of people killed with Fast and Furious weapons, as well as victims’ family members pleading with outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon for justice.”

Via Meadia

  “The office of the Director of National Intelligence is both confirming that the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was deliberately planned in advance and excusing the White House for getting the story wrong. Officials are trying to determine if a mysterious, little known organization called “Al-Qaeda” had something to do with the attack. This doesn’t seem likely, as Al-Qaeda was reported dead or at least in what former Vice President Cheney would have called its “death throes” in Pakistan last spring, but you never know.”

Cheaper Than Dirt on Jeff Cooper 

  “Along with John Moses Browning, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Eugene Stoner, Dan Shideler, and Elmer Keith, another man made huge waves in the firearms community with his life’s work. If you are new to the gun world, or if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t bothered to learn read up on some history, let me clue you on whom I’m talking about. Most gun experts recognize Jeff Cooper as the father of the Modern Technique of handgun shooting, and one of the 20th century’s foremost international experts on the use and history of small arms.”

Jeff Cooper



  “NASA’s Curiosity, a 2,000-pound super-rover, has found proof that water was on Mars, ranging from ankle to waist deep. This is based on images showing what looks like an ancient gravel stream bed, with Curiosity using one contaminated drill bit.

The evidence of water on Mars is not new evidence, as NASA has found previous signs of water on the Red Planet. NASA’s rover Spirit had discovered sulfate-rich soil beneath the Martian surface, which suggested an earlier presence of liquid water. Also, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbit probed and found water ice in areas that were far away from the Martian polar caps. “

  “These are the top 100 conservative websites for 2012 according to Alexa, the web’s number one source for website rankings. This list is based on worldwide rankings, not US rankings. However, it should give you a general idea since almost all of these sites are solely based on conservative American politics. Not much has changed since 2011, just a little reshuffling, with a few omissions and new entries. If you want to know what’s happening with conservative politics in the US, this list should keep you busy for a while.”

Moe Lane 


  “Background: the Spanish-language media organization Univision has apparently been building up quite the head of steam over Operation Fast & Furious, which was an operation where we blithely let guns get handed over to Mexican narco-terrorist gangs with precisely zero oversight, hesitation, or interest in what said gangs would do with said weapons. What they did with them, of course, was to use those guns to murder Mexican nationals. The administration is stonewalling the investigation into all this (particularly the investigation into US Border Agent Brian Terry’s murder, as OF&F guns showed up at the murder scene); and Univision is promising a long, hard look at the ongoing debacle tomorrow.” 

William Havard



“The greatest Glory of a free-born People, Is to transmit that Freedom to their Children.”

Rick McKee

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Today in the Past




1199 – Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew

1399 – King Richard II of England abdicates throne

1452 – 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg’s Bible

1544 – King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

1555 – Oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic

1777 – Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance

1787 – 1st US voyage around the world – Columbia leaves Boston

1808 – Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire

1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler

1846 – Anesthetic ether used for 1st time (Dr Wm Morton extracts a tooth)

1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a US possession

1877 – 1st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)

1880 – Henry Draper takes the 1st photograph of Orion Nebula


1887 – Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America’s Cup

1888 – “Jack the Ripper” butchers 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes

1898 – City of NY established

1927 – Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

1928 – Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr

1929 – 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

1935 – The Hoover Damastride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.


1939 – 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)

1939 – Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.

1940 – 47 German aircrafts shot down above England

1942 – Admiral Nimitz B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

1946 – Von Ribbentrop & Goering sentence to death by Nuremberg trial

1949 – Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights (Ed. note: dates differ from site to site)


1950 – 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris

1950 – Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcasted on TV for 1st time

1953 – Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)

1953 – Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

1960 – Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)

Theme Song

Flintstones Cigarette Commercial

History of The Flintstones


1961 – Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

1968 – 1st Boeing 747 rolls out


1972 – Roberto Clemente, is 11th to get 3,000 hits

1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now BoeingAH-64 Apache makes its first flight.


1977 – Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.

1980 – A’s Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

1980 – Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

1984 – NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg

1985 – Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

1986 – US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov

1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.

1988 – IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer

1988 – Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6’8″ to win Olympic gold medal

1989 – NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension

1993 – 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

1993 – MS Dos 6.2 released

1994 – Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit

1997 – Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

1999 – Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.


2004 – The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.




2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.



2005 – The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.




1207 – Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)

1227 – Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)

1631 – William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)

1861 – William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)

1870 – Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)

1905 – Nevill Francis Mott, physicist

1915 – Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga)/restaurant owner

1917 – Buddy RichNew YorkAmerican jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich BandAway We Go), (d. 1987)


Stick Trick Solo


Drum Battle with Gene Krupa

Drum Solo Battle with Jerry Lewis



1917 – Chung Hee Park, general/pres of S Korea (1961-79), assassinated

1921 – Deborah Kerr, Helensburg Scotland, actress (King & I, Night of Iguana)

1922 – Alan Stretton, Australian general

1924 – Truman Capote, New Orleans LA, author (In Cold Blood)

1928 – Elie WieselRomaniaauthor (Souls on FireNazi hunter (Nobel 1986)


1931 – Angie Dickinson, [Angeline Brown], Kulm ND, actress (Police Woman)

1935 – Johnny MathisSFvocalist (Chances Are12th of Never)


Too Much Too Little To Late with Deniece Williams

Chances Are

Wonderful, Wonderful


1942 – Frankie Lymon, NYC, rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love)

1943 – Marilyn McCoo, Jersey City NJ, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension)

1945 – Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel

1947 – Marc Bolan, London England, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong)

1951 – Nicholas Yermakov, US, sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)

1951 – Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1953 – S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author

1954 – Barry Williams, Santa Monica California, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch)

1957 – Fran Drescher, Queens NY, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny)

1958 – Marty Stuart, Phila Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)

1958 – Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)

1961 – Crystal Bernard, Garland TX, actress (Amy-It’s a Living, Helen-Wings)

1961 – Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver

1962 – Dave Magadan, Tampa FL, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs)

1964 – Stephen N FrickPitts PALt Cmdr USN/astronaut




1964 – Trey AnastasioAmerican musician (Phish)


Trey Anastasio & The Roots

Long Beach Jam

1968 – Monica Bellucci, Italian actress

1971 – Jenna Elfman, LA California, actress (Townies, Dharma & Greg)

1975 – Marion Cotillard, French actress

1980 – Martina Hingis, Kosice Slovakia, tennis star (1997 Aust/US/Wimb)

1981 – Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympics-gold-96)

1982 – Lacey Chabert, actress (Party of Five)

1982 – Tory Lane, American nude model, exotic dancer, and pornographic actress

1982 – Ryan Stout, American comedian




420 – Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible

653 – Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury

739 – P’u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch’an Line Zen teacher, dies

1101 – Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan

1351 – Muso Soseki, Zen teacher/Rinzai line/head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan

1440 – Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician

1551 – Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)

1626 – Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)

1630 – John Billington, murderer, 1st American execution, hanged

1772 – James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)

1877 – Toohoolhoolzote, prophet of Nez Perce indians, dies in battle

1888 – Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45

1888 – Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45

1897 – St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)

1910 – Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)

1955– James Deanactor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24

James Dean and Ronald Reagan


James Dean’s Crash – The Truth?

1960 – Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies

1965 – E[dward] E[lmer] “Doc” Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75

1978 – Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75

1985 – Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85

1985 – Helen MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77

1985 – Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64

1987 – Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73

1995 – George Kirby, comedian/impressionist (Pearl Bailey), dies at 71

1997 – Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65

2003 – Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer (b. 1944)

2011 – Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)

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Today in the Past




331 BC – Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.


704 – Aengibald gives away bishop Willibrord estate in Waalre

1189 – Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.

1574 – -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers

1661 – Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James

1746 – Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France

1768 – English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston

1814 – Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
1827 – The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
1843 – News of the World began publication in London.

1847 – Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

1847 – German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.

1854 – The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.

1867 – Karl Marx’ “Das Kapital,” published

1880 – John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

1888 – National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time

1890 – Congress creates Weather Bureau

1890 – Yosemite National Park forms

1891 – In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.

1892 – University of Chicago opens

1893 – 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)

1898 – Henry Huntington buys LA Railway

1907 – Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens

1908 – Henry Ford introduces Model T car (costs $825)

1910 – Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)

1910 – Explosion at LA Times kills 21

1918 – World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a “Lawrence of Arabia”) capture Damascus.

1920 – Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.

1924 – Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)

1926 – An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.

1931 – The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.

1933 – Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7

1936 – Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1940 – Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens

1945 – Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1945 – US Office of Strategic Serbia (OSS) disbands


1947 – The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time



1950 – South Korean troops cross 38th parallel into North Korea

1951 – 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated


1955 – “Honeymooners” premieres

Golf Scene

$99’000 Answer

The Sleepwalker


1957 – B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack

1957 – First appearance of “In God We Trust” on U.S. paper currency.

1958 – Inauguration of NASA

1958 – Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA

1958 – NASA created to replace NACA.

1961 – A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha

1961 – Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

1962 – Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

1962 – Lucy Show premieres

1967 – Pink FLoyd’s 1st US tour (arrives in NYC)

1968 – “Night of the Living Dead” premieres in Pittsburgh

1970 – 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy

1974 – Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC

1975 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in “The Thrilla in Manila”

1979 – US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)

1982 – EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida

1984 – Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus

1985 – Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed

1987 – 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA

1989 – Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany

1989 – US issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus

1990 – 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda

1990 – Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean

1991 – Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)

1992 – Cartoon Cable Network premieres

1992 – Ross Perot re-enters presidental race

1998 – Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

2000 – Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares Sydney the “best Olympic Games ever”

2000 – United States retain Basketball’s Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75

2000 – United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia

2005 – Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.



1207 – Henry III, king of England (1216-72)

1507 – Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect (d. 1573)

1730 – Richard Stockton, US attorney/signer (Decl of Independence) 


1781 – James Lawrencenaval hero (War of 1812“Don’t give up the ship!”)


1799 – Rufus Choate, US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)

1800 – Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish-born botanist and founder of Laestadianism (d. 1861)

1870 – Pieter van Essen, Dutch artillery officer/inventor (grape-shot shells)

1881 – William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft co (Boeing)

1893 – Yip Man, Martial Arts Master d.(1972)

1903 – “Slapsie” Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC, light-heavyweight box champ (1932-34)

1904 – Vladimir Horowitz, Kiev Ukraine, pianist (Carmen)


1910 – Bonnie ParkerRowenaTexasoutlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), (d. 1934)



1920 – Walter Matthau, NYC, actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears)

1921 – James Whitmore, White Plains NY, actor (Give ’em Hell Harry)

1924 – Jimmy Earl Carter, Plains Ga, (D) 39th Pres (1977-1981)

1924 – William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987- )

1926 – Roger Williams, American pianist

1927 – Tom Bosley, Chicago, actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote)

1928 – George Peppard, Detroit Mich, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max)

1928 – Laurence Harvey, [Larushka Skine], actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet)

1930 – Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver

1931 – Reginald Hall, endocrinologist


1932 – Albert CollinsLeona TXblues guitarist (FrostyShowdown)

Iceman                Dirty Dishes                               Cold Cold Feeling with Gary Moore

I Ain’t Drunk         Stormy Monday with BB King      Further On Down The Road with Roy Buchanan

Travelin’ South      Master Charge                            Sweet Little Angel with BB , Buddy Guy , Jeff & Eric



1935 – Julie Andrews, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)

1936 – Charles G Fullerton, Rochester, NY, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)

1936 – Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)

1936 – Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)

1943 – Jim Martini, rocker (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)

1945 – Donny Hathaway, Chicago, singer/songwriter (Where is the Love)

1945 – Rod Carew, baseball slugger (AL Rookie of Year 1967)

1945 – Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)

1947 – Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)


1950 – Randy QuaidHouston Txactor (Midnight ExpressVacationSaturday Night Live)



1953 – Greta Andersen Waitz, Oslo Norway, marathoner (NYC – 1984)

1957 – Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer

1959 – Youssou N’dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking the tree)

1963 – Mark McGwire, 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A’s, Cards)

1964 – Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)

1964 – Harry Hill, British comedian


1965 – Cindy Margolis Model



1973 – Rodney Kite-Powell, historian

1973 – Jana Henke, German swimmer

1975 – Eric Morel, PR, US flyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1977 – Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver

1978 – Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver

1982 – Harry Lawrence, Bath born Entrepreneur

1985 – Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka





290 – [Christian] Bacchus, roman soldier/martyred saint, killed

552 – Teja, king of Ostrogoten, dies in battle

976 – Al-Hakam II, Moors kalief of Cordoba, dies

1189 – Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar

1404 – Boniface IX, [Pietro Tomacelli], Pope (1389-1404), dies

1570 – Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)

1838 – Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)


1864 – Rose GreenhowAmerican Confederate spy (b. 1817)



1876 – James Lick, California land baron (b. 1796)

1913 – Eugene O’Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)

1943 – Antoine T Broekman, resistance fighter, executed at 32
1943 – Anton JT Koreman, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 – Antoon Pleyte, resistance fighter, executed at 26
1943 – Dionysius Remiens, resistance fighter, executed at 24
1943 – Earnest Klijzing, resistance fighter, executed
1943 – Gideon Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 22
1943 – Hans Katan, resistance fighter, executed at 24
1943 – Henri H Geul, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 – Johan Kalshoven, resistance fighter, executed at 20
1943 – Johan Roemer, resistance fighter, executed at 22
1943 – Johan van Mierlo, resistance fighter, executed at 35
1943 – John Charles Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 23
1943 – Leo Frijda, resistance fighter, executed at 20
1943 – Louis Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 21
1943 – Maarten van/of Gilse, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 – Olaf T Thomsen, resistance fighter, executed at 23
1943 – Peter “Pam” Pooters, resistance fighter, executed at 32
1943 – Sape Kuiper, resistance fighter, executed at 19
1943 – Victor van Swieten, resistance fighter, executed at 36
1943 – Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42

1945 – Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Traumatic Shock), dies at 73

1965 – Edward E “Doc” Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies

1970 – Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)


1972 – Louis LeakeyEnglish anthropologistdies at 68



1975 – Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG’s), dies at 39

1985 – E B White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte’s Web), dies at 86


1990 – Curtis E LeMayUSAF General/VP candidatedies at 83



1992 – Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50

1994 – Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90

1995 – Aditya Biria, industrialist, dies at 50

2000 – Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)

2002 – Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)

2004 – Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)

2004 – Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)

2007 – Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)


2007 – Al OerterAmerican discus thrower (b. 1936) (Olympics-gold56606468dies aged 71

Jay-Z Wants Less Government, But Supports Obama Because He’s Black

  “Frustrating. Jay-Z likes Barack Obama as the leader of the United States not because of his policies, but because he’s black.”

  “The part that is frustrating is that Jay-Z is judging Obama not by the content of his character, but by the color of his skin (heard this before?), because all signs point to a more conservative or libertarian rap mogul and not a guy that a large percentage of the country thinks is about to fall over to the socialist side of the fence.”