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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:22 am

What Happened On This Day – July 13
1985 Live Aid benefit concert
Held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia, the concert raised millions in benefit of those affected by famine in Ethiopia. Over a billion people tuned in around the world to watch the show.
1977 Ethiopian-Somali War begins
The Somali National Army invaded the disputed Ogaden region between Somalia and Ethiopia. The war lasted for 9 months and ended with a Somalian retreat
1977 Kinney, Minnesota declares its secession from the U.S.
Frustrated by its failing water system, Kinney, Minnesota declared the creation of the Republic of Kinney and sent a letter of secession to the U.S. Secretary of State.
1937 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is founded
The now-international doughnut company was founded by Kentuckian Vernon Rudolph.
1814 National military police of Italy created
The Carabinieri was established by the Royal Patents as a policing force with jurisdiction over the military and civilians.


Births On This Day – July 13
1979 Craig Bellamy
Welsh footballer
1950 Ma Ying-jeou
Taiwanese politician
1942 Harrison Ford
American actor
1940 Patrick Stewart
English actor
1821 Nathan Bedford Forrest
American army officer


Deaths On This Day – July 13
2010 George Steinbrenner
American businessman
1976 Joachim Peiper
German SS officer
1954 Frida Kahlo
Mexican painter
1946 Alfred Stieglitz
American photographer
1024 Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1963 SAM TRINH A VIETNAM COMMANDO RELEASED 03/27/83 ALIVE AND WELL 98
1965 GALLANT HENRY J. TAMPA FL WOUNDED AIR GND SEARCH NEG
1965 TAYLOR FRED CASTLEWOOD VA ARVN AIR GND SEARCH NEG
1968 HURST JOHN CLARK LUFKIN TX

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
France : La Retraite aux Flambeaux/Night Watch-« day
Japan : Bon Festival starts
Rhodesia : Founder's Day/Rhode's Day
South Africa : Family Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Swaziland : Reed Dance Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Thought for the day :
" Learning music by reading about it, Is like making love by mail. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:18 am

What Happened On This Day – July 14
2016 Terrorist Attack in Nice, France Kills 85 and Injures More than 300 People
The attack took place during Bastille Day Celebrations, when a 19-tonne truck was driven into the crowd. The attacker was eventually shot by the police.

1965 Mars flyby of Mariner 4
The American spacecraft became the first to take pictures of another planet and send them back to Earth.

1958 Coup in Iraq
Abd al-Karim Qasim, a brigadier in the Iraqi Army staged a military coup in Iraq, overthrowing the Hashemite monarchy. The Iraqi King Faisal II, the Crown Prince Abd al-Ilah, and Prime Minister Nuri al-Said were assassinated during the coup. Qasim took over the position of Prime Minister, which he held until 1963. The coup also led to the dissolution of the Arab Federation of Jordan and Iraq.

1957 First female parliamentarian in the Arab world is elected to office
Egyptian Rawya Ateya became the first woman to be elected to the National Assembly.

1789 Storming of the Bastille
Bastille, a prison housing only 7 prisoners at the time, was stormed by a crowd calling for the closure of the prison. The storming became the central event of the French Revolution.


Births On This Day – July 14
1918 Ingmar Bergman
Swedish director

1913 Gerald Ford
American politician, 38th President of the United States

1912 Woody Guthrie
American singer-songwriter, musician

1911 Terry-Thomas
British actor

1862 Gustav Klimt
Austrian painter, graphic artist


Deaths On This Day – July 14
2001 Guy de Lussigny
French painter

1965 Adlai Stevenson
American politician, 31st Governor of Illinois

1910 Marius Petipa
French/Russian dancer, choreographer

1881 Billy the Kid
American criminal

1223 Philip II of France

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1962 BLEWETT ALAN L. NO CONTACT AIR/GND SEARCH NEG
1962 PARKS RAYMOND F. DENNISON OH NO CONTACT AIR/GND SEARCH NEG
1966 KIPINA MARSHALL F. CALUMET MI
1966 NOPP ROBERT SALEM OR
1967 FULLER ROBERT B. JACKSONVILLE FL 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1969 BUTLER DEWEY R. WASHINGTON DC

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
France, Guiana, Polynesia, Guadel, Martinique : Bastille Day (1789)
Iran : Appointment of the Prophet
Iraq : Republic Day (1958)
Senegal : African Community Day
South Africa : Family Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Swaziland : Reed Dance Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Thought for the day :
" Think you've got influence? Try commanding someone else's dog. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:32 am

What Happened On This Day – July 15
1996 MSNBC is launched
The American news television channel was created by Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit. The first show of the channel was hosted by Jodi Applegate.
1994 Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 collides with Jupiter
The Jupiter orbiting comet collided with Jupiter. It was the first time in recorded history that Astronomers had observed a collision between two celestial objects.
1983 Orly Airport attack
A Turkish Airlines check-in counter was bombed at the Orly Airport in Paris, killing 8 people and injuring more than 50 people. The Armenian militant organization ASALA took responsibility for the attack.
1955 Mainau Declaration is signed by 18 Nobel laureates
The declaration against the use of nuclear weapons was initiated by German scientists Otto Hahn and Max Born.
1799 The Rosetta Stone is found
The ancient Egyptian rock inscribed with a decree by King Ptolemy V was found in the Egyptian port city of Rashid (Rosetta) by French Captain Pierre Bouchard.


Births On This Day – July 15
1951 Jesse Ventura
American wrestler, actor, politician, 38th Governor of Minnesota
1950 Arianna Huffington
Greek/American author, columnist, founded The Huffington Post
1930 Jacques Derrida
French philosopher
1858 Emmeline Pankhurst
British political activist, suffragette
1606 Rembrandt
Dutch painter


Deaths On This Day – July 15
1961 John Edward Brownlee
Canadian politician
1948 John J. Pershing
American general
1904 Anton Chekhov
Russian physician, author
1857 Carl Czerny
Austrian pianist, composer
1521 Juan Ponce de León
Spanish explorer, 1st Governor of Puerto Rico

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1966 CONNELL JAMES JOSEPH WILMINGTON DE 03/06/74 REMAINS RETURNED
1966 DENNIS MARK V. OH NOT ON OFFICIAL DIA LIST. LOST IN DONG HA AREA
1967 CASSELL ROBIN B. FORT HUACHUCA AZ
1968 BIRD LEONARD ADRIAN WILMINGTON DE
1968 JAMES GOBEL D. FAIRLAND OK 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1968 MARTIN LARRY E. WAKEFIELD KS "REMAINS RETURNED 7/31/89, ID 11/08/89"
1969 POLSTER HARMON CLEVELAND OH
1969 WALKER MICHAEL S. COLUMBIA LA
1971 TAYLOR TED J. LANCASTER SC

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Brunei : Sultan's Birthday
Japan : Bon Festival/Feast of Lanterns/Black Ship Day (1853)
Pakistan : Mohammed's Ascension

Thought for the day :
" It is better to live rich than to die rich. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:58 am

What Happened On This Day – July 16
1995 Amazon.com Sells its First Book
The e-commerce website was first founded in 1995 by Jeff Bezos as an online bookstore. The first book sold by the Internet giant was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter.
1994 Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 collides with Jupiter
The Jupiter orbiting comet collided with Jupiter. It was the first time in recorded history that astronomers had observed a collision between two celestial objects.
1981 Mahathir bin Mohamad takes office for the first time
Mohmad, took office as the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia and remained in the position until 2003, becoming Malayasia's longest serving prime minister and Asia's longest serving politician.
1979 Iraqi president, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigns
The fourth president of Iraq resigned from his post citing health reasons and promoted his Vice President, Saddam Hussein to the post of President.
1951 The Catcher in the Rye is published
The book, written by J.D. Salinger is considered to be one of the top 100 works of fiction of the 20th century.


Births On This Day – July 16
1967 Will Ferrell
American comedian, actor
1947 Assata Shakur
American activist, criminal
1907 Orville Redenbacher
American farmer, businessman
1872 Roald Amundsen
Norwegian explorer
1862 Ida B. Wells
American civil rights activist


Deaths On This Day – July 16
1960 Albert Kesselring
German field marshal
1915 Ellen G. White
American author, co-founder of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church
1882 Mary Todd Lincoln
American wife of Abraham Lincoln, 17th First Lady of the United States
1747 Giuseppe Crespi
Italian painter
1557 Anne of Cleves

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1968 NECO-QUINONES FELIX V. RIO PIEDRAS PR 02/12/73 RELEASED BY PRG
1969 DAWSON JAMES V. ASHLAND KY

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Bolivia : La Paz Day (1548)
Wash DC : District of Columbia Day (1790)

Thought for the day :
" Two wrongs do not make a right, it usually takes three or more. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:01 am

What Happened On This Day – July 17
1998 The Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) is adopted
The ICC is the first international judicial body that has the power to try individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
1989 The Stealth Bomber makes its debut
The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit made its first public flight from Palmdale, California.
1976 Indonesia annexes East Timor and declares it its 27th province
This was the culmination of a 8-month long Indonesian invasion and occupation of the Southeast Asian country that began just after East Timor declared its independence from Portugal in November, 1975.
1955 Disneyland opens its doors for the first time
The popular theme park (“The Happiest Place on Earth”) was opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
1945 The Potsdam Conference begins
The heads of the US, the UK, and USSR met in Potsdam to discuss the terms of the German and Japanese surrenders, and to make post-war plans.


Births On This Day – July 17
1954 Angela Merkel
German politician, Chancellor of Germany
1952 David Hasselhoff
American actor, singer
1947 Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
1939 Ali Khamenei
Iranian politician, 2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
1899 James Cagney
American actor


Deaths On This Day – July 17
2009 Walter Cronkite
American journalist
1967 John Coltrane
American saxophonist, composer
1959 Billie Holiday
American singer-songwriter, actress
1912 Henri Poincaré
French mathematician, physicist, engineer
1790 Adam Smith
Scottish philosopher, economist

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1965 COPELAND H C PLAINVIEW TX 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1968 CROSS ARIEL L. DES MOINES IA
1968 CASSELL HARLEY M. DANVILLE VA 12/20/68 RELEASED REFNO 1228
1968 CHEVALIER JOHN R. JERSEY CITY NJ 12/19/68 RELEASED
1968 CROWE WINFRED D. BUFORD GA 12/20/68 RELEASED ALIVE IN 98
1968 GRIGSBY DONALD E. SPRINGFIELD OH 12/20/68 RELEASED
1968 HENRY LEE D. SICILY ISLAND LA 12/19/68 RELEASED
1968 KRAMER TERRY L. STUEBEN WI 12/19/68 RELEASED
1968 MC CULLOUGH RALPH COLUMBUS GA 12/19/68 RELEASED DECEASED
1968 PARRA LIONEL JR. SACRAMENTO CA
1968 PRICE DONALD E. COLUMBUS OH 12/19/68 RELEASED
1968 SIMMS HAROLD D. 12/19/68 RELEASED
1968 WILMOTH FLOYD A. BOONEVILLE NC 12/20/68 RELEASED ALIVE 98
1968 ZUPP KLAUS H. WHITE PLAINS NY 12/19/68 RELEASED
1972 BROWN WAYNE G. II TACOMA WA
1972 HAAS LEON F. NEWTON NJ

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Iraq : Revolution Day/National Day (1968)
Korea : Constitution Day
Puerto Rico : Mu¤oz Rivera Day (1859)
South Korea : Constitution Day (1948)
Mexico : Day of National Mourning (Alvaro Obreg¢n, Benito Ju rez)

Thought for the day :
" Lost interest? It`s so bad Iv'e lost apathy. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:42 am

What Happened On This Day – July 18
2013 Government of Detroit declares bankruptcy
The city, which was up to $20 billion in debt, became the largest municipal entity in the United States to declare bankruptcy.
1993 Agathe Uwilingiyimana elected as Prime Minister of Rwanda
Rwanda's only female prime minister's tenure was cut short when she was assassinated at the outset of the Rwandan genocide.
1968 Intel is founded
Founded in Santa Clara, California, the Intel corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip manufacturer.
1925 Mein Kampf is published
Adolf Hitler's autobiographical book was written while he served his sentence for treason in prison.
1870 The first Vatican Council, also known as Vatican I, decrees the doctrine of Papal infallibility
The doctrine claims that the Pope cannot err when speaking on issues of morality and/ or faith.


Births On This Day – July 18
1980 Kristen Bell
American actress
1950 Jack Layton
Canadian politician
1950 Richard Branson
English businessman, founded Virgin Group
1921 John Glenn
American astronaut, politician
1918 Nelson Mandela
South African politician, President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths On This Day – July 18
1988 Nico
German singer-songwriter, model, actress
1918 Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
1872 Benito Juárez
Mexican lawyer, politician, 25th President of Mexico
1817 Jane Austen
English author
1792 John Paul Jones
American navy commander

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1965 AVORE MALCOLM A. HALLWELL ME AFT SANK AFTER LAUNCH FROM CVA 34
1965 DENTON JEREMIAH A. MOBILE AL 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1965 TSCHUDY WILLIAM M. HIGHLAND IL 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 HARTMAN RICHARD D. CLARK NY 03/06/74 REMAINS RETURNED
1968 SEABLOM EARL F. ISHPEMING MI
1971 ASTON JAY S. ROCKY RIVER OH

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Spain : Labor Day/National Day
Uruguay : Constitution Day/Jura de la Constituci¢n (1951)

Thought for the day :
" The greatest programming project of all took six days; on the seventh day the programmer rested. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:57 am

What Happened On This Day – July 19
1903 The first Tour de France comes to an end
Maurice Garin became the first person to win the debut of the now annual bike race.

1900 Paris Metro opens
One of the densest metros in the world and the second largest metro in Europe, the first line of the Paris Metro opened during the World's Fair.

1870 Franco-Prussian War starts
The war involving France, under Napoleon and the Kingdom of Prussia began with French declaration of war. The war lasted for 9 months and ended with a German victory.

1848 Seneca Falls Convention begins
One of the first women's rights convention to be held in American history, the two-day convention attracted 300 women and men who protested the social, economic, and political discrimination American women faced.

1553 Mary I replaces Lady Jane Grey as Queen of England
Also known as Bloody Mary due to her brutal persecution of Protestants, Mary I was the only child of Catherine of Aragon and Henry III.


Births On This Day – July 19
1922 George McGovern
American politician, historian, author

1921 Harold Camping
American broadcaster, author

1834 Edgar Degas
French painter

1827 Mangal Pandey
Indian freedom fighter

1814 Samuel Colt
American inventor, industrialist, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company


Deaths On This Day – July 19
2012 Omar Suleiman
Egyptian politician, Vice President of Egypt

2002 Alan Lomax
American historian, author, scholar

1980 Hans Morgenthau
German philosopher

1543 Mary Boleyn
English sister of Anne Boleyn

1374 Petrarch
Italian scholar, poet

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1966 DIAMOND STEPHEN WHITMAN ROSLYN HEIGHTS NY 03/18/77 SRV RETURNED REMAINS TO PCOM
1966 DENNISON TERRY A. COSMOPOLIS WA 03/06/74 REMAINS RETURNED
1966 WINTERS DARRYL G. SAN FRANCISCO CA
1967 FRYE DONALD P. LOS ANGELES CA REMAINS RETURNED 10/14/82
1967 JACKSON WILLIAM B. STOCKDALE TX REMAINS RETURNED 10/14/82
1967 MC GRANE DONALD P. WAVERLY IA REMAINS RETURNED 10/14/82
1967 PETERSON DENNIS W. HUNTINGTON PARK CA "CRASH, NO SURV OBS"
1969 MARTIN AUBREY GRADY BEEVILLE TX 07/74 REMAINS RECOVERED
1969 SIKKINK ROY DEAN TULSA OK 07/69 REMAINS RECOVERED

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Burma : Martyrs' Day
Laos : Independence Day (1949)

Thought for the day :
" Every noble work is at first impossible. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:42 am

What Happened On This Day – July 20
2012 Aurora shooting
A gunman, James Holmes, opened fire in a movie theater during the premier of the Dark Night Rises in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.
1976 Viking I lands on Mars
Part of the Viking program, Viking I became the first American spacecraft to succesfully land on MArs and to complete its mission.
1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus
Also known as Cyprus Peace Operation or Operation Attila, the invasion was a response to a coup in Cyprus.
1969 Apollo 11 lands on the Moon
Carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who would become the first humans to walk on the Moon, the spacecraft safely landed on the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon.
1969 Football War ends
A ceasefire came into effect between Honduras and El Salvador after the two countries fought a brief war over immigration El Salvador to Honduras. The hostilities occurred during North American trials of the FIFA World Cup.


Births On This Day – July 20
1978 Elliott Yamin
American singer-songwriter
1966 Enrique Peña Nieto
Mexican politician
1947 Carlos Santana
Mexican/American singer-songwriter, guitarist
1919 Edmund Hillary
New Zealand mountaineer, explorer
1304 Petrarch
Italian scholar, poet


Deaths On This Day – July 20
2013 Helen Thomas
American journalist
2011 Lucian Freud
English painter
1973 Bruce Lee
American actor, martial artist
1937 Guglielmo Marconi
Italian businessman, inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize laureate
1923 Pancho Villa
Mexican general

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1966 TIFFIN RAINFORD SANTA CRUZ CA
1967 FLORA CARROLL E. BRUNSWICK MO 03/05/73 RELEASED BY PRG INJURED
1968 FLANAGAN SHERMAN E. JR. WESTMINSTER MD
1968 WILLING EDWARD A. WILMINGTON DE
1970 SCHULTZ RONALD J. HILLSBORO KS

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Belgium : Independence Day (1831)
Bhutan : 3rd King of Bhutan's Death
Bolivia : Martyr's Day
Guam : Liberation Day (1944)

Thought for the day :
" Character is what you know you are, Not what others think you are. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:35 am

What Happened On This Day – July 21
2011 STS-135 lands
This space shuttle was the 135th and the last space shuttle flight of American Space Shuttle program.
1983 Lowest temperature ever measured on Earth
Vostok Station, a Russian station on Antarctica experienced the lowest temperatures ever measured in recorded human history. The temperatures fell to −128.6 °F (−89.2 °C)
1980 Mary Eugenia Charles is elected as PM of Dominica
Her election to office made her the first female and the longest PM of the Commonwealth of Dominica. She is also the first elected female head of state in the Americas.
1977 Libyan–Egyptian War begins
This short war between Libya and Egypt started with Libya striking Egyptian cities. The war lasted for 2 days with a ceasefire on July 24.
1969 First person walks on the Moon
Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. He stepped on the Moon's surface almost 7 hours after Apollo 11, the space craft that carried them, landed on the Sea of Traquility on the Moon. After stepping on the Moon, Armstrong uttered his famous words, "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."


Births On This Day – July 21
1948 Cat Stevens
English singer-songwriter, musician
1946 Ken Starr
American lawyer, judge
1911 Marshall McLuhan
Canadian author, theorist
1899 Ernest Hemingway
American writer, Nobel Prize laureate
1693 Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle
English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Deaths On This Day – July 21
2004 Jerry Goldsmith
American composer, conductor
2001 Sivaji Ganesan
Indian actor
1982 Dave Garroway
American journalist
1944 Claus von Stauffenberg
German army officer, member of the 20 July plot
1796 Robert Burns
Scottish poet

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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1966 BARBAY LAWRENCE BATON ROUGE LA 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 DILLON DAVID A. SPRING VALLEY CA
1966 HUBBARD EDWARD L. SHAWNEE MISSION KS 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 LEWIS MERRILL R. INDIANOLA IA POSS EJECT NO PARA BEEP REMAINS RETURNED 08/29/89
1966 MC DANIEL NORMAN A. FAYETTEVILLE NC 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 MEANS WILLIAM H. TOPEKA KS 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV DECEASED
1966 NELSON WILLIAM HUMPHREY FILION MI 09/30/77 REMAINS RETURNED BY SRV
1966 NOBERT CRAIG R. AVON CT POSS DIC
1966 PERKINS GLENDON W. ORLANDO FL 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1969 SMILEY STANLEY K. SIDNEY NE

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Columbia-1819, Tunisia-1956 : Independence Day/D¡a de la Independencia
US : Moon Day (1969)

Thought for the day :
" The only red menace in America is the sunburn. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:37 am

What Happened On This Day – July 22
2011 Lone wolf extremist goes on a massacre in Norway
Anders Behring Breivik an anti-Islamist extremist placed a car bomb in front of the Norwegian Prime Minister's office in Oslo. A few hours after the bomb exploded, killing 8 people and injuring about 200 others, Breivik opened fire at a youth summer camp at the island of Utøya killing 69 participants. This was the deadliest incident of violence in the Scandinavian country since the Second World War.
2003 Raid in Mosul
A raid on a compund near Mosul, Iraq by United States Army 101st Airborne Division ended with the deaths of killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay and Qusay's 14-year old son.
1983 First solo helicopter flight around the world
Australian Dick Smith became the first person to fly a helicopter around the world solo. He started his trip in August, 1982 and it took him around a year to finish his trip.
1933 American aviator Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the Earth
Post landed on Floyd Bennett Field in New York 7 days after he departed alone from the same airfield in a Lockheed Vega aircraft known as Winnie Mae.
1894 World's first competitive motor race
The Paris–Rouen, Le Petit Journal Competition for Horseless Carriages was the world's first city to city motoring competition. Staring in Paris and ending in Rouen, the race was organized by the newspaper Le Petit Journal.


Births On This Day – July 22
1992 Selena Gomez
American actress, singer
1969 Despina Vandi
German/Greek singer, actress
1965 Shawn Michaels
American wrestler
1946 Danny Glover
American actor
1923 The Fabulous Moolah
American wrestler


Deaths On This Day – July 22
2007 Ulrich Mühe
German actor
1995 Harold Larwood
English cricketer
1950 William Lyon Mackenzie King
Canadian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Canada
1934 John Dillinger
American bank robber, murderer
1916 James Whitcomb Riley
American poet

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1966 WELLS ROBERT J. PHILADELPHIA PA
1972 PAIGE GORDON C. LOS ALTOS CA 03/29/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Pakistan : Bank Holiday
Poland : Liberation Day (1944)
Swaziland : King's Birthday
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Thought for the day :
" The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:25 am

What Happened On This Day – July 23
1995 Comet Hale–Bopp discovered
Also known as C/1995 O1 by the scientific community, this well known comet was discovered independently by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp.
1992 Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia
The Republic of Abkhazia, is a disputed territory of Georgia and is recognized as an independent state by only a handful of counties including Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, Tuvalu.
1982 International Whaling Commission bans commercial whale hunting
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) passed a resolution to restrict commercial whaling and ban it completely after 1986. 25 countries voted to put the restrictions and ban in place.
1972 Landsat 1 launched
The first satellite in the US's LANDSAT program, the Landsat discovered an uninhabited island off the eastern coast of Canada in 1976. The island is now called Landsat Island.
1962 First live transatlantic television signal
Telstar 1, a communications satellite relayed the world's first transatlantic television signal in the form of a show that featured Walter Cronkite.


Births On This Day – July 23
1989 Daniel Radcliffe
English actor
1980 Michelle Williams
American singer-songwriter, producer, actress
1976 Judit Polgár
Hungarian chess player
1957 Theo van Gogh
Dutch director
1892 Haile Selassie I
Ethiopian emperor


Deaths On This Day – July 23
2013 Emile Griffith
Virgin Islander boxer
2011 Amy Winehouse
English singer-songwriter
1973 Eddie Rickenbacker
American pilot, Medal of Honor recipient
1951 Philippe Pétain
French general, politician, 119th Prime Minister of France
1885 Ulysses S. Grant
American general, politician, 18th President of the United States

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1962 MATAGULAY ROQUE S. RICHMOND CA 12/24/62 RELEASED RIP 12/29/99
1966 NEWSOM BENJAMIN BYRD MADISON VI 03/06/74 REMAINS RETURNED
1966 PEMBERTON GENE THOMAS CAMERON MO 03/06/74 REMAINS RETURNED
1966 SMITH WILLIAM W. SEARCY AR
1968 GOSEN LAWRENCE D. BINGHAM LAKE MN
1972 SHANK GARY LESLIE PRAIRIE VILLAGE KS DEAD REM RET 07/01/84

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, Oman : National Day (1952)
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Thought for the day :
" Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:37 am

What Happened On This Day – July 24
2013 Santiago de Compostela derailment
A high speed train travelling from Alvia high-speed train travelling from Madrid to Ferrol derailed on a curve killing 79 people and injuring over 100.
1977 The 4-day long Libyan-Egyptian War comes to an end
The border war began with thousands of Libyans marching towards Egypt's borders.
1959 Kitchen debate between Nixon and Khrushchev
A series of debates, now popularly called the kitchen debates, occurred between U.S. President Nixon and Soviet Premier Khrushchev in Moscow. Nixon was visiting a house built as part of an exhibit in the American National Exhibition.
1923 The Treaty of Lausanne is signed between Turkey and the countries that formed the Allied Powers in the First World War
Under the treaty,Turkey had to give up all the territorial claims made by the Ottoman Empire and agree to new borders.
1911 Rediscovery of Machu Picchu
The 15th century, largely forgotten Inca site in Peru was rediscovered by American Hiram Bingham III.


Births On This Day – July 24
1969 Jennifer Lopez
American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman
1900 Zelda Fitzgerald
American author
1897 Amelia Earhart
American pilot, author
1802 Alexandre Dumas
French writer
1783 Simón Bolívar
Venezuelan commander


Deaths On This Day – July 24
2012 Robert Ledley
American scientist, invented the full-body CT scanner
2012 John Atta Mills
Ghanaian politician, 3rd President of Ghana
2010 Alex Higgins
Irish snooker player
1980 Peter Sellers
English film actor, comedian, singer
1862 Martin Van Buren
American politician, 8th President of the United States

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1965 FOBAIR ROSCOE H. OXNARD CA TOLD DEAD BY VIETNAMESE
1965 KEIRN RICHARD P. LORAIN OH 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV RIP 05/25/00
1968 BUSH JOHN R. FORT WALTON BEACH FL
1968 GREILING DAVID S. HILLSDALE MI
1968 HACKETT HARLEY B. FLORENCE SC
1970 BLOODWORTH DONALD B. SAN DIEGO CA REMAINS RETURNED ID 02/04/98
1970 REED JAMES W. CAMBRIDGE OH
1971 ANTUNANO GREGORY A. SAN FRANCISCO CA
1971 DALTON RANDALL D. COLLINSVILLE IL

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Denmark : Midsummer Day
Ecuador, Venezuala : Bolivar Day (1783)
Idaho, Utah : Pioneer Day (1847)
Spain : Valencia Fair Day-Battle of the Flowers
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Thought for the day :
" We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:25 am

What Happened On This Day – July 25
2007 India gets its first female president
Pratibha Patil, a politician stayed in office as the head of state of the South Asian country for 5 years.
1984 Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the First Woman to Walk in Space
The Soviet cosmonaut was part of the Soyuz T-12 mission, which docked at the Salyut 7 Space station. As part of the mission, she spent 3.5 hours in space testing tools. Savitskaya was also the second woman to go into space and the first to go to space twice.
1978 World's first test tube baby is born
Louise Joy Brown was the first person to be conceived using in-vitro fertilization or IVF technology, pioneered by doctors Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.
1976 The famous Face on Mars photo is taken
Viking 1, the first space probe to successfully land on Mars took the famous photo of the Cydonia region on the Red Planet.
1956 Tunisia gains its independence from France
The northernmost African country, became a French protectorate in 1881, under the Treaty of Bardo. The path to independence in the country was marred by civil unrest and conflict and was led by Habib Bourguiba, who became the first president of the independent country.


Births On This Day – July 25
1985 Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Brazilian race car driver
1951 Jack Thompson
American lawyer, activist
1941 Emmett Till
American murder victim
1920 Rosalind Franklin
English scientist
1750 Henry Knox
American general


Deaths On This Day – July 25
2009 Harry Patch
British super-centenarian, last survivor of the WWI trenches
1997 Ben Hogan
American golfer
1980 Vladimir Vysotsky
Russian singer-songwriter, actor, poet
1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English poet, philosopher
306 Constantius Chlorus
Roman emperor

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1967 DAVIS DONALD V. SALISBURY NC REMAINS RETURNED 1997 IDENTIFIED 04/01/98
1967 JARVIS JEREMY M. WARREN MI
1967 LUNSFORD HERBERT L. LAUDERDALE MS
1968 BROWN PAUL G. NEWTON MA 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1968 FANT ROBERT ANDERSON SC 03/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1968 PARISH CHARLES C. LEXINGTON VA PROB DIED IN ACFT WRECKAGE
1970 GREGORY PAUL ANTHONY VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Costa Rica : Annexation of Guanacaste Day/Anexi¢n de Guanacaste
Luiza Puerto Rico : Fiest of Santiago Ap¢stal
Netherlands : Independence Day
Puerto Rico : Constitution Day (1952)
Tunisia : Republic Day (1957)
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Thought for the day :
" Don't need a new religion, haven't used the old one up yet. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:12 am

What Happened On This Day – July 26
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is signed into law
The law banned discrimination based on disability.
1965 Independence of Maldives
The Indian Ocean Island nation gained independence after 78 years of British rule.
1963 Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous communications satellite is launched
Part of NASA's Syncom program, it was responsible for transmitting the first TV signal from a geosynchronous satellite, a man made satellite whose orbital period around the Earth matches the Earth's rotation.
1945 Potsdam Declaration is signed
Also known as the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender, the declaration signed by the US, UK and China, detailed the terms of surrender for Japan after World War II.
1847 The country of Liberia is founded
This west African state was founded primarily by freed slaves from the United States. The Liberian constitution was based on the US's constitution and the capital, Monrovia, is named after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.


Births On This Day – July 26
1943 Mick Jagger
English singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1928 Stanley Kubrick
American director
1894 Aldous Huxley
English author
1875 Carl Jung
Swiss psychiatrist
1856 George Bernard Shaw
Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate


Deaths On This Day – July 26
1995 George W. Romney
American businessman, politician
1952 Eva Perón
Argentinian actress, 25th First Lady of Argentina
1925 William Jennings Bryan
American politician, 41st United States Secretary of State
1863 Sam Houston
American soldier, politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas
796 Offa of Mercia

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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1967 BRAZIK RICHARD BAY VILLAGE OH SURVIVAL UNLIKELY
1967 CLAFLIN RICHARD AMES KANSAS CITY KS SURVIVAL UNLIKELY
1969 BRENNING RICHARD D. LINCOLN NE

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Athens, Texas : Black-Eyed Peas Jamboree starts (07181986)
Cuba : Anniversary of Moncada Barricks attack (1953)
Liberia : Independence Day (1847)
Maldives : National Day (1965)
New York : Ratification Day (1788)
Sweden : Bellman Day- honoring Carl Michael Bellman
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Thought for the day :
" There are two sides to every question, politicians take both. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:16 am

What Happened On This Day – July 27
2012 Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
It was the 3rd time London had hosted the multi-event international sports event. The ceremony was called Isles of Wonder and was directed by Danny Boyle.
1985 Coup in Uganda
Tito Lutwa Okello, an Ugandan military officer successfully staged a coup against president Milton Obote. He was ousted by current president Yoweri Museveni 6 months later.
1955 Austrian State Treaty came to force
The treaty re-established Austria as a democratic and sovereign country after World War II. It also ended the allied occupation of the country.
1940 Bugs Bunny's official debut
Bugs Bunny made his official debut in A Wild Hare.
1890 Vincent Van Gogh shoots himeself
The famed painter, shot himself in the chest. He died of his wounds two days later.


Births On This Day – July 27
1980 Dolph Ziggler
American wrestler
1975 Alex Rodriguez
American baseball player
1969 Triple H
American wrestler, actor
1870 Hilaire Belloc
English writer
1824 Alexandre Dumas, fils
French author


Deaths On This Day – July 27
2015 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Indian scientist, politician, 11th President of India
2003 Bob Hope
English/American actor, singer, producer
1980 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Shah of Iran
1948 Joe Tinker
American baseball player
1946 Gertrude Stein
American poet, art collector

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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1965 BERG KILE D. SEATTLE WA 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 96
1965 KOSKO WALTER COLUMBIA VA EJECT NO BEEP SEARCH NEG
1965 PURCELL ROBERT B. LOUISVILLE KY 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 BARE WILLIAM ORLAN OKLAHOMA CITY OK RADIO CONTACT LOST
1967 CORBITT GILLAND W. DENVER CO RADIO CONTACT LOST
1967 HARDIE CHARLES D. HOUSTON TX
1967 PATTERSON BRUCE M. PORTLAND OR
1968 FULLERTON FRANK E. JONESBORO GA
1968 PATTON WARD K. FONTANA KS

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Puerto Rico : Jos‚ Celso Barbosa Birthday (1857)
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Thought for the day :
" Politics is either passing the buck or passing the dough. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:20 am

What Happened On This Day – July 28
2005 IRA Army Council Announces End to Armed Campaign
The Provisional Irish Republican Army, also known as IRA, announced an end to its armed campaign in the group's effort to free Northern Ireland from United Kingdom's rule.
1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act is passed by the US Congress
The act established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1928 IX Summer Olympics open
The IX Summer Olympics opened in Amsterdam
1928 IX Summer Olympics open
The IX Summer Olympics opened in Amsterdam
1821 Peru declares independence
The Peruvian War of Independence against Spain began in 1811 and ended with a declaration of independence under the ladership of José de San Martín.


Births On This Day – July 28
1990 Soulja Boy
American rapper, producer, actor
1954 Hugo Chávez
Venezuelan military officer, politician, President of Venezuela
1938 Alberto Fujimori
Peruvian politician
1929 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
American book editor, 37th First Lady of the United States
1902 Karl Popper
Austrian/English philosopher


Deaths On This Day – July 28
2004 Francis Crick
English biologist, biophysicist, neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate
1968 Otto Hahn
German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1750 Johann Sebastian Bach
German organist, composer
1741 Antonio Vivaldi
Italian violinist, composer
1540 Thomas Cromwell
English statesman
Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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1966 MC SWAIN GEORGE P. MONTROSE CA 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Bermuda : Adm George Somers Day (1609)
San Marino : Fall of Facism Day (1943)
US : Joseph Lee Day-honors playgrounds (1937)
US : Volunteers of America founders day (1859)
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )
Peru : Independence Day (1824)

Thought for the day :
" To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

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What Happened On This Day – July 29
2008 United States Congress apologizes for slavery
The U.S. House of Representatives publicly apologized for the institution of slavery and Jim Crow laws that discriminated against African Americans.
1981 Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer
The most talked about wedding of the year was watched on television by millions of people worldwide. The couple were married in St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom, and divorced 15 years later in 1996.
1957 The International Atomic Energy Agency is established
The independent agency aims to ban the use of nuclear energy for military purposes. American W. Sterling Cole served as the agency's first director general.
1948 The XIV Olympics opened in London, United Kingdom after a 12 year hiatus due to the Second World War
The last Summer Olympics before this were held in Berlin in 1936.
1836 The Arc de Triomphe is inaugurated in Paris, France
The famous monument honors those to dies while fighting for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. It was designed by Jean Chalgrin.


Births On This Day – July 29
1981 Fernando Alonso
Spanish race car driver
1938 Peter Jennings
Canadian/American journalist
1905 Dag Hammarskjöld
Swedish diplomat, economist, author, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Laureate
1883 Benito Mussolini
Italian politician, Dictator of Italy
1805 Alexis de Tocqueville
French historian, scientist


Deaths On This Day – July 29
1983 Luis Buñuel
Spanish director, producer
1974 Erich Kästner
German author, poet
1970 John Barbirolli
English cellist, conductor
1890 Vincent van Gogh
Dutch painter
1833 William Wilberforce
English politician, philanthropist

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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1965 BROWN EDWARD D. JR. CHARLOTTE NC KIA IN CRASH REMAINS DESTROYED
1965 WEATHERBY JACK WILTON FORT WORTH TX REMAINS RETURNED BY HANOI (NOT HIM???) REMAINS RETURNED 08/23/78
1966 BOSSIO GALILEO F. DEER PARK WA DEAD
1966 CAMERON VIRGIL KING MC ALLEN TX SURVIVAL UNLIKELY REMAINS IDENTIFIED 08/06/99
1966 CHIARELLO VINCENT A. NEW YORK NY POSS DIED IN CRASH REMAINS RETURNED 03/02/88
1966 CONKLIN BERNARD STONEY POINT NY DEAD REMAINS RETURNED 03/02/88
1966 DI TOMMASO ROBERT J. BUFFALO NY DEAD
1966 HALL JAMES S. GREENSBORO NC DEAD REMAINS RETURNED 03/02/88
1966 HOSKINSON ROBERT E. MORO OR DEAD
1966 LAWS DELMER L. MINERAL POINT MO
1966 MAMIYA JOHN II WAHIAWA HI DEAD REMAINS RETURNED 03/02/88
1966 SMITH HERBERT E. APPALACHICOLA FL DEAD / RETURNED 03/88
1967 BENNEFELD STEVEN HENRY GIRARD KS
1967 JOHNSON RICHARD HERMAN WOLCOTT NY
1968 AUXIER JERRY E. DIXIE WV
1972 KULA JAMES D. MANCHESTER NH 03/29/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1972 MATSUI MELVIN K. HILO HI 03/29/73 RELEASED BY DRV

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Norway : Olsok Eve Festival (1030)
Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Thought for the day :
" Never despair. If you do, you work on in despair. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

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What Happened On This Day – July 30
2002 Pretoria Accord signed
The Pretoria Accord was signed between the between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda as an attempt to end the Second Congo War
1980 The Israeli Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law and adds it to Israel's Basic Law
The law declared Jerusalem the unified capital of Israel.
1980 Vanuatu gains independence
The Republic of Vanuatu gained independence from France and UK.
1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles
The tenth Summer Olympics was officially opened by President Ronald Reagan. This was the second time that the city of Los Angeles was hosting the multi-event international sports meet.


Births On This Day – July 30
1974 Hilary Swank
American actress
1970 Christopher Nolan
English/American director, screenwriter, producer
1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian/American bodybuilder, actor, politician, 38th Governor of California
1863 Henry Ford
American businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company
1818 Emily Brontë
English novelist


Deaths On This Day – July 30
2007 Ingmar Bergman
Swedish director
1996 Claudette Colbert
American actress
1912 Emperor Meiji
of Japan
1898 Otto von Bismarck
German politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire
1718 William Penn
English businessman, founder of Pennsylvania

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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1967 BISCAILUZ ROBERT LYNN MIDWAY CITY CA REMS RET 6/11/93
1967 BYARS EARNEST RAY HOUSTON TX REM RET 6/11/93
1967 FREDERICK DAVID A. COLUMBUS OH REM RET 06/08/93
1967 WATERMAN CRAIG H. REHOBOTH MA REMAINS RETURNED 06/08/93
1968 BEYER THOMAS J. FARGO ND
1970 BROWN DONALD A. PHOENIX AZ
1970 CHAVEZ GARY A. NEW YORK NY
1972 BRECKNER WILLIAM J. JR. SEBRING OH 03/29/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 1998
1972 PRICE LARRY D. ORLANDO FL 03/29/73 RELEASED BY DRV DECEASED

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Cuba : Day of Martyrs of the Revolution
France : Marseillaise Day (1792)
Thailand : Asalha Puja
Virginia : Crater Day (1864)
Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Thought for the day :
" Too many pray for peace with their fists clenched. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:49 am

What Happened On This Day – August 1
1981 Music Television is launched
The channel, popularly known as MTV was mostly known for showing music videos and for being hosted by Video Jockeys.
1980 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir takes office in Iceland
The Icelandic politician was the fourth president of Iceland and the world's first democratically elected female head of state. Her 16 years of Presidency also makes her the longest serving female head of state in the world.
1951 Japan Airlines (JAL) is founded
The flagship airlines of Japan, JAL started operating on October 25, 1951
1936 The XI Summer Olympics are opened in Berlin by Adolf Hitler
Initially, Jews and people of African descent were to be barred from the games, however, a boycott was threatened by several countries and the German organizers relented. 18 African-American athletes, including James "Jesse" Owens and Matthew "Mack" Robinson, placed well in the track and field events, winning several medals.
1834 Slavery abolished in British Empire
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 came into force a year after it was passed by the British Parliament. The act was repealed in 1998.


Births On This Day – August 1
1942 Jerry Garcia
American singer-songwriter, guitarist
1932 Meena Kumari
Indian actress
1930 Pierre Bourdieu
French sociologist
1929 Hafizullah Amin
Afghan politician
1819 Herman Melville
American writer


Deaths On This Day – August 1
2009 Corazon Aquino
Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines
1970 Frances Farmer
American actress
1944 Manuel L. Quezon
Filipino politician, 2nd President of the Philippines
1920 Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Indian lawyer, social reformer
1714 Anne, Queen of Great Britain

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1966 FINNEY ARTHUR THOMAS MIAMI FL DEAD REMAINS RETURNED 08/14/85
1966 KWORTNIK JOHN CHARLES DOWNINGTOWN PA REMAINS RETURNED 08/14/85 CACCF/CRASH/PILOT
1966 NORTH KENNETH W. CHAPPAQUA NY 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98 BORN 1940
1967 PREWITT WILLIAM ROLAND FLORIEN LA
1967 WINSTON CHARLES C. III SCARSDALE NY 09/30/77 REMAINS RETURNED BY SRV
1968 KERNAN WILLIAM SEATTLE WA NOT ON OFFICIAL DIA LIST MAY BE REMAINS RETURNED
1968 BROMS EDWARD J. MEADVILLE PA RADIO CONTACT LOST
1968 FOWLER DONALD R. ATHENS GA
1968 FERNAN WILLIAM SEATTLE WA NOT ON OFFICIAL DIA LIST REMAINS RETURNED 08/06/71
1968 HASTINGS STEVEN M. BALDWIN CREEK CA
1968 ROSS JOSEPH S. FORT THOMAS KY
1968 RUSSELL PETER J. NEW YORK NY EGRESS-HAD IRISH BROGUE - DIED ON OR BEFORE THANKSGIVING 1968 - GRAVE MARKED MAP MADE.
1968 THOMPSON WILLIAM J. HOUSTON TX
1969 BURD DOUGLAS G. HAMPTON VA
1969 CALLIES TOMMY L. HOWARD SD

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Botswana : August Holiday
China PR : Army Day
Dahomey/Benin : Independence Day (1960)
Dominica : Queen's Birthday
Ghana : Homowo
Guyana : Commonwealth Day
Iran : 12th Imam's Birthday
Nicaragua : Fiesta Day
Scotland : Lammas Day, term day
Switzerland : Confederation Day (1291)
Trinidad & Tobago, St Lucia : Emancipation Day/Caribbean Day
US : Sports Day-good sportsmanship
Zaire : Parents Day
Arizona, Michigan : American Family Day - - - - - ( Sunday )
Italy : Joust of the Quintana (1st Sunday) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Bahamas, Barbados, Turks & Caicos Island : Emancipation Day (1838) - - - - - ( Monday )
British Commonwealth : Bank Holiday - - - - - ( Monday )
Canada : Civic Holiday (1st Monday) - - - - - ( Monday )
Colorado : Colorado Day (1876) - - - - - ( Monday )
Jamaica : Independence Day (1962) - - - - - ( Monday )
St Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla : August Monday - - - - - ( Monday )
US : National Smile Week begins - - - - - ( Monday )
Gilroy, Calif : Start of Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Thought for the day :
" The hardest thing to do is to disguise your feelings when sending a large crowd of visiting relatives home. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:29 am

Today in History August 2
216 BC Hannibal Barca wins his greatest victory over the Romans at Cannae. After avidly studying the tactics of Hannibal, Scipio Africanus eventually bested his Carthaginian adversary.
47 BC Caesar defeats Pharnaces at Zela in Syria and declares, "veni, vidi, vici," (I came, I saw, I conquered).
1552 The treaty of Passau gives religious freedom to Protestants living in Germany.
1553 An invading French army is destroyed at the Battle of Marciano in Italy by an imperial army.
1589 During France's religious war, a fanatical monk stabs King Henry II to death.
1776 The Continental Congress, having decided unanimously to make the Declaration of Independence, affixes the signatures of the other delegates to the document.
1790 The first US census begins enumerating the population.
1802 Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed "Consul for Life" by the French Senate after a plebiscite from the French people.
1819 The first parachute jump from a balloon is made by Charles Guille in New York City.
1832 Troops under General Henry Atkinson massacre Sauk Indian men, women and children who are followers of Black Hawk at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Black Hawk himself finally surrenders three weeks later, bringing the Black Hawk War to an end.
1847 William A. Leidesdorff launches the first steam boat in San Francisco Bay.
1862 Union General John Pope captures Orange Court House, Virginia.
1862 The Army Ambulance Corps is established by Maj. Gen. George McClellan.
1876 Wild Bill Hickok is shot while playing poker.
1914 Germany invades Luxembourg.
1918 A British force lands in Archangel, Russia, to support White Russian opposition to the Bolsheviks.
1923 Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes president upon the death of Warren G. Harding.
1934 German President Paul von Hindenburg dies and Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor.
1943 Lt. John F. Kennedy, towing an injured sailor, swims to a small island in the Solomon Islands. The night before, his boat, PT-109, had been split in half by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.
1950 The U.S. First Provisional Marine Brigade arrives in Korea from the United States.
1964 U.S. destroyer Maddox is reportedly attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats.
1965 Newsman Morley Safer films the destruction of a Vietnamese village by U.S. Marines.
1990 Iraqi forces invade neighboring Kuwait.
1997 Author William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch), considered the godfather of the "Beat Generation" in American literature, dies at age 83.

Born on August 2
1754 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French engineer who designed the layout of Washington, D.C.
1820 John Tyndall, British physicist and the first scientist to show why the sky is blue.
1865 Irving Babbitt, scholar and founder of the modern humanistic movement.
1924 James Baldwin, writer whose works include Go Tell It on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son.
1932 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor.
1942 Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits.
1949 James Fallows, writer and editor of U.S. News and World Report.


Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1965 DAUGHTREY ROBERT NORLAN DEL RIO TX 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV INJURED ALIVE AND WELL 98
1965 HAIL WILLIAM WARREN LOS ANGELES CA
1967 CUNNINGHAM CAREY A. COLLINGSVILLE AL REMAINS RETURNED 1989 IDENTIFIED 04/01/98
1967 HYNDS WALLACE G. JR. SUMTER SC
1969 TALKEN GEORGE FRANCIS CHICO CA

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Costa Rica : Virgin of Angels feast
Grenada : Emancipation Day
Lesotho : National Tree Planting Day
Malawi : Bank Holiday
Arizona, Michigan : American Family Day - - - - - ( Sunday )
Italy : Joust of the Quintana (1st Sunday) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Bahamas, Barbados, Turks & Caicos Island : Emancipation Day (1838) - - - - - ( Monday )
British Commonwealth : Bank Holiday - - - - - ( Monday )
Canada : Civic Holiday (1st Monday) - - - - - ( Monday )
Colorado : Colorado Day (1876) - - - - - ( Monday )
Jamaica : Independence Day (1962) - - - - - ( Monday )
St Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla : August Monday - - - - - ( Monday )
US : National Smile Week begins - - - - - ( Monday )
Grasmere England : Rush-Bearing Day - - - - - ( Saturday )

Thought for the day :
" The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue. "
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
"frapper fort, frapper fast, frappée souvent-- Adm William "Bull" Halsey
"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
"Our Liberty is insured by four "Boxes", the Ballot box, the Jury box, the Soap box and the Cartridge box"


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