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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:05 am

Today in History August 3
1347 Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrender to Edward III of England in hopes of relieving the siege.
1492 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his voyage to the new world.
1546 French printer Etienne Dolet, accused of heresy, blasphemy and sedition, is hanged and burned at the stake for printing reformist literature.
1553 Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, enters London.
1610 Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.
1692 French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerque in the Netherlands.
1805 Muhammad Ali becomes the new ruler of Egypt.
1807 The trial of Aaron Burr begins. He is accused of plotting the secession of New England.
1864 Federal gunboats attack but do not capture Fort Gains, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
1882 Congress passes the Immigration Act, banning Chinese immigration for ten years.
1908 Allan Allensworth files the site plan for the first African-American town, Allensworth, California.
1911 Airplanes are used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoiter Turkish lines near Tripoli.
1914 Germany declares war on France.
1916 Sir Roger Casement is hanged for treason in England.
1945 Chinese troops under American General Joseph Stilwell take the town of Myitkyina from the Japanese.
1958 The first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, passes under the North Pole.
1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson announces plans to send 45,000 more troops to Vietnam.
1972 Former Beatle Paul McCartney announces formation of his new group, Wings.
1975 The Louisiana Superdome is dedicated.
1977 Radio Shack unveils TRS-80 personal computer, which with Apple and Commodore would form the "1977 Trinity." Its price and Radio Shack's established retail outlets made it a bestseller for several years.
1990 The US commits naval forces to the Persian Gulf region in the wake of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
2004 Statue of Liberty's pedestal reopens to visitors after being closed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Born on August 3
1867 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister during the general strike of 1926.
1887 Rupert Brooke, English poet who mainly wrote about World War I.
1900 Ernie Pyle, World War II correspondent who wrote about the common soldier.
1905 Maggie Kuhn, social activist and founder of "The Gray Panthers."
1909 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Western novelist who wrote The Ox-Bow Incident.
1920 P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), British mystery writer.
1924 Leon Uris, writer whose works include Battle Cry and Exodus.
1926 Tony Bennett, singer ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco").
1941 Martha Stewart, business magnate and television personality.

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1965 BOWER JOSEPH E. ELY NV
1967 GOPP THOMAS ALAN NEW LONDON OH SURVIVORS EXTRACTED SAY SUBJ DEAD
1967 MC GRATH JAMES P. CHICAGO IL SURVIVORS EXTRACTED SAY SUBJ DEAD
1967 NEWCOMB WALLACE G. PAINTED POST NY 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 NAHAN JOHN B. III ALLEGAN MI SURVIVORS EXTRACTED SAID SUBJ DEAD
1967 WOLPE JACK NEWBURGH NY SURVIVORS EXTRACTED SAY SUBJ DEAD
1970 ANSON ROBERT 08/23/70 RELEASED

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
New Zealand : Arbor Day (1872)
Niger : Independence Day (1960)
Tunisia : Bourguiba's Birthday (1902)
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 best prophet of the future is the past. "
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 Aug 04, 2017 4:28 am

Today in History August 4
1265 King Henry III puts down a revolt of English barons lead by Simon de Montfort.
1578 A crusade against the Moors of Morocco is routed at the Battle of Alcazar-el-Kebir. King Sebastian of Portugal and 8,000 of his soldiers are killed.
1717 A friendship treaty is signed between France and Russia.
1789 The Constituent Assembly in France abolishes the privileges of nobility.
1790 The Revenue Cutter service, the parent service of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, is organized.
1864 Federal troops fail to capture Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, one of the Confederate forts defending Mobile Bay.
1875 The first Convention of Colored Newspapermen is held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1879 A law is passed in Germany making Alsace Lorraine a territory of the empire.
1914 Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany.
1942 The British government charges that Mohandas Gandhi and his All-Indian Congress Party favor "appeasement" with Japan.
1944 RAF pilot T. D. Dean becomes the first pilot to destroy a V-1 buzz bomb when he tips the pilotless craft's wing, sending it off course.
1952 Helicopters from the U.S. Air Force Air Rescue Service land in Germany, completing the first transatlantic flight by helicopter in 51 hours and 55 minutes of flight time.
1964 The bodies of civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E. Chaney, are discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam.
1964 The U.S.S. Maddox and Turner Joy exchange fire with North Vietnamese patrol boats.
1971 The U.S. launches the first satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft (Apollo 15).
1972 Arthur Bremer is sentenced to 63 years for shooting Alabama governor George Wallace, later reduced to 53 years.
1979 President Jimmy Carter establishes the Department of Energy.
1988 The US Senate votes to give each Japanese-American who was interned during WWII $20,000 compensation and an apology.
2007 NASA launches the Phoenix spacecraft on a mission to Mars.

Born on August 4
1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet and author.
1805 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish scientist.
1901 Louis Armstrong, legendary jazz trumpeter.
1912 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat credited with saving nearly 100,000 Budapest Jews during World War II.
1958 Mary Decker Slaney, American athlete, winner of seven track and field records.

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1966 BURNS JOHN R. MEMPHIS TN REMAINS IDENTIFIED 05 FEB 93
1967 BISZ RALPH C. MIAMI FL POSS DEAD
1971 WALDHAUS RICHARD PITTSBURG CA 02/73 RELEASED BY PRG

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Norway : Peer Gynt Festival Days
Trinidad & Tobago : Discovery Day (1498)
US : Coast Guard Day (1790)
Virgin Islands : Nicole Robin 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 )
Grasmere England : Rush-Bearing Day - - - - - ( Saturday )

Thought for the day :
" The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away. "
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 Aug 05, 2017 4:29 am

Today in History August 5
1391 Castilian sailors in Barcelona, Spain set fire to a Jewish ghetto, killing 100 people and setting off four days of violence against Jews.
1763 Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac's rebellion.
1762 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign a treaty agreeing on the partition of Poland.
1815 A peace treaty with Tripoli--which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis--brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
1858 The first transatlantic cable is completed.
1861 Congress adopts the nation's first income tax to finance the Civil War.
1864 The Union Navy captures Mobile Bay in Alabama.
1892 Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War.
1914 The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.
1914 The first electric traffic signal lights are installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
1915 The Austro-German Army takes Warsaw, in present-day Poland, on the Eastern Front.
1916 The British navy defeats the Ottomans at the naval battle off Port Said, Egypt.
1921 Mustafa Kemal is appointed virtual ruler of the Ottoman Empire.
1941 The German army completes taking 410,000 Russian prisoners in the Uman and Smolensk pockets in the Soviet Union.
1951 The United Nations Command suspends armistice talks with the North Koreans when armed troops are spotted in neutral areas.
1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe dies under mysterious circumstances.
1964 President Lyndon Johnson begins bombing North Vietnam in retaliation for the Gulf of Tonkin incident and asks Congress to go to war against North Vietnam.
1974 President Richard Nixon admits he ordered a cover-up for political as well as national security reasons.
1981 President Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers.
1992 Four police officers are indicted on civil rights charges in the beating of Rodney King.
1995 Croatian forces capture the city of Knin, a Serb stronghold, during Operation Storm.
1997 The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Ramzi Yousef, goes on trial.
2012 A gunman in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, opens fire in a Sikh temple, killing six before committing suicide.


Born on August 5
1850 Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and author of "The Necklace."
1876 Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
1906 John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1908 Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
1923 Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
1930 Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
1975 Ami Foster, television actress (Punky Brewster); nominated eight times for Young Actress Award.

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1964 ALVAREZ EVERETT SANTA CLARA CA 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1964 SATHER RICHARD C. POMONA CA CRASH NO PARA/BEEPER REMAINS RETURNED 08/14/85

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Iran : Constitution Day
Upper Volta : Independence Day/Burkina Faso (1960)
World : Test Ban Day (Int'l Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War)
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 attacker must vanquish; the defender need only survive. "
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 Aug 06, 2017 4:34 am

Today in History August 6
1497 John Cabot returns to England after his first successful journey to the Labrador coast.
1863 The CSS Alabama captures the USS Sea Bride near the Cape of Good Hope.
1888 Martha Turner is murdered by an unknown assailant, believed to be Jack the Ripper, in London, England.
1890 William Kemmler becomes the first man to be executed by the electric chair.
1904 The Japanese army in Korea surrounds a Russian army retreating to Manchuria.
1914 Ellen Louise Wilson, the first wife of the twenty-eighth president, Woodrow Wilson, dies of Bright's disease.
1927 A Massachusetts high court hears the final plea from Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italians convicted of murder.
1942 The Soviet city of Voronezh falls to the German army.
1945 Paul Tibbets, the commander of Enola Gay, drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was the second atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, that induced the Japanese to surrender.
1962 Jamaica becomes independent, after 300 years of British rule.
1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the literacy test for voting eligibility in the South.
1972 Atlanta Braves' right fielder Hank Aaron hits his 660th and 661st home runs, setting the Major League record for most home runs by a player for a single franchise.
1973 Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder is in an automobile accident and goes into a four-day coma.
1979 Twelve-year-old Marcus Hooper becomes the youngest person to swim the English Channel.
1981 Argentina's ex-president Isabel Peron is freed from house arrest.
1988 A melee that became known as the Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City leads to NYPD reforms.
1991 Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first-ever website, Info.cern.ch.
1993 Pope John Paul II publishes "Veritatis splendor encyclical," regarding fundamentals of the Catholic Church's role in moral teachings.
1997 Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in troubled rival Apple Computer, Inc.
2012 New Zealand's Mount Tongariro erupts for the first time since 1897.


Born on August 6
1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet laureate (1850), wrote "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
1881 Alexander Flemming, Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin in 1928.
1889 Major General George Kenney, commander of the U.S. Fifth Air Force in New Guinea and the Solomons during World War II.
1911 Lucille Ball, American actress and comedian.
1916 Richard Hofstadter, historian who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work.
1927 Andy Warhol, American pop artist.
1934 Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, science fiction and fantasy author (Xanth series).
1950 Winston E. Scott, US Navy commander and astronaut.
1970 M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American screenwriter, director and producer (The Sixth Sense, The Village).

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
1964 CUTRER FRED C. JR. OSYKA MS AC CRASH EXPLODE VC
1964 KASTER LEONARD L. HOLYOKE MA AC CRASH EXPLODE
1967 KEMMERER DONALD R. QUAKERTOWN PA
1967 PAGE ALBERT L. DERRY NH
1972 PENN MICHAEL G. JR. FORT WORTH TX 03/29/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Australia : Bank Holiday
Bolivia : Independence Day (1825)
Hiroshima, Japan : Peace Festival at Peace Memorial Park (1945)
Iceland : Bank Holiday
Jamaica : Independence Day (1962)
Malawi, Ireland : August Holiday
UAE : Accession of H.H. Sheik Zayed Ben Sultan Al-Nahayan
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 average woman would rather be beautiful than smart because the average man can see better than he can think. "
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 Aug 07, 2017 5:44 am

Today in History August 7
1782 General George Washington authorizes the award of the Purple Heart for soldiers wounded in combat.
1864 Union troops capture part of Confederate General Jubal Early's army at Moorefield, West Virginia.
1888 Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia receives a patent for the revolving door.
1906 In North Carolina, a mob defies a court order and lynches three African Americans which becomes known as "The Lyerly Murders."
1916 Persia forms an alliance with Britain and Russia.
1922 The Irish Republican Army cuts the cable link between the United States and Europe at Waterville landing station.
1934 In Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals rules that the government can neither confiscate nor ban James Joyce's novel Ulysses.
1936 The United States declares non-intervention in the Spanish Civil War.
1942 The U.S. 1st Marine Division under General A. A. Vandegrift lands on the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon islands. This is the first American amphibious landing of the war.
1944 German forces launch a major counter attack against U.S. forces near Mortain, France.
1964 Congress overwhelmingly passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, allowing the president to use unlimited military force to prevent attacks on U.S. forces.
1966 The United States loses seven planes over North Vietnam, the most in the war up to this point.
1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth. The mission to the moon had marked the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
1973 A U.S. plane accidentally bombs a Cambodian village, killing 400 civilians.
1976 The US Viking 2 spacecraft goes into orbit around Mars.
1981 The Washington (D.C.) Star ceases publication after 128 years.
1984 Japan defeats the United States to win the Olympic Gold in baseball.
1987 Presidents of five Central American nations sign a peace accord in Guatemala.
1990 Operation Desert Shield begins as US troops deploy to Saudi Arabia to discourage Iraq's Saddam Hussein from invading that country as he had Kuwait.
2007 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks Hank Aaron's record with his 756th home run. Bonds' accomplishments were clouded by allegations of illegal steroid use and lying to a grand jury.
Born on August 7
1876 Mata Hari, [Margaretha G. Macleod] who passed secrets to the Germans in World War I.
1903 Louis Leakey, anthropologist, archeologist and paleontologist; believed Africa was the cradle of mankind.
1904 Ralph Bunche, U.S. diplomat and the first African-American Nobel Prize winner.

1918 Joseph Lee Beaugh, U.S. navy veteran, served aboard the USS GUAM..WW II

1927 Edwin Edwards, governor of Louisiana.
1932 Abebe Bikila, barefoot runner from Ethiopia, winner of the 1960 Olympic marathon.
1942 Garrison Keillor, American humorist and writer, creator of the long-running PBS program A Prairie Home Companion.
1950 Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight," "Ain't Living Long Like This") and author (Chinaberry Sidewalks) Rodney Crowell.
1963 Patrick Kennedy, son of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy; dies 39 hours later.
1966 Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia.
1975 Charlize Theron, model and Academy Award-winning actress (Monster).

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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1965 GRAY HAROLD EDWIN JR. NEW YORK NY
1966 BRAZELTON MICHAEL L. INGLEWOOD CA 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 FRYER CHARLES WIGGER OKLAHOMA CITY OK
1966 GIDEON WILLARD S. SILVER SPRINGS MD 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1966 MORAN RICHARD ALLAN FORT SMITH AR
1966 PYLE THOMAS S. NEW CASTLE DE 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 SANDVICK ROBERT J. GLASGOW MT 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1966 WENDELL JOHN H. HOUSTON TX 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 CHAMBERS CARL D. SANTA MONICA CA 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 WILSON GLENN H. ST. ALBANS WV 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV DECEASED
1971 BERG BRUCE A. OLYMPIA WA

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Columbia : Battle of Boyac (1819)
Ivory Coast/C“te d'Ivoire : Independence Day (1760)
Trinidad & Tobago : Discovery Day (1498)
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 :
" That must be wonderful! I don't understand it at all. "
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 08, 2017 4:11 am

Today in History August 8
1306 King Wenceslas of Poland is murdered.
1570 Charles IX of France signs the Treaty of St. Germain, ending the third war of religion and giving religious freedom to the Huguenots.
1636 The invading armies of Spain, Austria and Bavaria are stopped at the village of St.-Jean-de-Losne, only 50 miles from France.
1648 Ibrahim, the sultan of Istanbul, is thrown into prison, then assassinated.
1786 Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard become the first men to climb Mont Blanc in France.
1844 Brigham Young is chosen to head the Mormon Church, succeeding Joseph Smith.
1863 Confederate President Jefferson Davis refuses General Robert E. Lee's resignation.
1876 Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph.
1899 The first household refrigerating machine is patented.
1925 The first national congress of the Ku Klux Klan opens.
1937 The Japanese Army occupies Beijing.
1940 The German Luftwaffe attacks Great Britain for the first time, beginning the Battle of Britain.
1942 U.S. Marines capture the Japanese airstrip on Guadalcanal.
1944 U.S. forces complete the capture of the Marianas Islands.
1945 The Soviet Union declares war on Japan.
1950 U.S. troops repel the first North Korean attempt to overrun them at the Battle of Naktong Bulge, which continued for 10 days.
1963 England's "Great Train Robbery;" 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) is stolen
1974 President Richard Nixon resigns from the presidency as a result of the Watergate scandal.
1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 is launched to probe the atmosphere of Venus.
1979 Iraq's president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents.
1983 Brigadier General Efrain Rios Montt is deposed as president of Guatemala in the country's second military coup in 17 months.
1988 Angola, Cuba and South Africa sign a cease-fire treaty in the border war that began in 1966.
1989 NASA Space Shuttle Columbia begins its eighth flight, NASA's 30th shuttle mission.
1990 Iraq annexes the state of Kuwait as its 19th province, six days after Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait.
2000 The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to surface, 136 years after it sank following its successful attack on USS Housatonic in the outer harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
2007 An EF2 tornado hits Brooklyn, New York, the first in that borough since 1889.
2008 Georgia invades South Ossetia, touching off a five-day war between Georgia and Russia.


Born on August 8
1865 Matthew A. Henson, explorer with Robert Peary who first reached the North Pole (though some recent scholarship disputes this claim).
1883 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary leader.
1896 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling.
1901 Ernest Orlando Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron and winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize for physics.
1908 Arthur J. Goldberg, labor lawyer instrumental in the merger of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
1937 Dustin Hoffman, American actor.
1948 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Soviet cosmonaut, the first woman to walk in space (July 25, 1984).
1964 M. Ashman, author, co-editor of Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey, and a founding member of TED Global, the international organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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1964 GRAINGER JOSEPH W. WEST HARTFORD CT 01/25/65 DIED ON PRG DIC LIST PER WIDOW 1965
1966 FLOM FREDRIC R. MENASHA WI 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 GOLBERG LAWRENCE CLOQUET MN 09/30/77 REMAINS RETURNED SRV
1966 KOMMENDANT AADO LAKEWOOD NJ
1966 KASLER JAMES H. ZANESVILLE OH 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 WALLING CHARLES M PHOENIX AZ
1966 WYNNE PATRICK EDWARD EAU GALLIE FL 03/18/77 SRV RETURNED REMAINS TO PCOM

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Afghanistan : Independence Day (1919)
Ivory Coast : Independence Day (1960)
Nepal : Tij Day- Woman's holiday
Italy : Palio Del Golfo (2nd Sunday) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Zambia : Youth Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Grasmere England : Rush-Bearing Day - - - - - ( Saturday )

Thought for the day :
" Someone whom you reject today, will reject you tomorrow. "
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 09, 2017 4:12 am

Today in History August 9
480 BC The Persian army defeats Leonidas and his Spartan army at the Battle Thermopylae, Persia.
48 BC Julius Caesar defeats Gnaius Pompey at Pharsalus.
1483 Pope Sixtus IV celebrates the first mass in the Sistine Chapel, which is named in his honor.
1549 England declares war on France.
1645 Settlers in New Amsterdam gain peace with the Indians after conducting talks with the Mohawks.
1805 Austria joins Britain, Russia, Sweden and the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia in the third coalition against France.
1814 Andrew Jackson and the Creek Indians sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving the whites 23 million acres of Creek territory.
1842 The Webster-Ashburton treaty fixes the border between Maine and Canada's New Brunswick.
1859 The escalator is patented. However, the first working escalator appeared in 1900. Manufactured by the Otis Elevator Company for the Paris Exposition, it was installed in a Philadelphia office building the following year.
1862 At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson repels an attack by Union forces.
1910 The first complete, self-contained electric washing machine is patented.
1930 First appearance of the animated character Betty Boop ("Dizzy Dishes").
1936 Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in track and field events at the Berlin Olympics.
1941 President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The meeting produces the Atlantic Charter, an agreement between the two countries on war aims, even though the United States is still a neutral country.
1944 Fictional character Smokey Bear ("Only you can prevent forest fires") created by US Forest Service and the Ad Council.
1945 The B-29 bomber Bock's Car drops a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
1965 Singapore expelled from Malaysia following economic disagreements and racial tensions; becomes independent republic.
1969 Charles Manson's followers kill actress Sharon Tate and her three guests in her Beverly Hills home.
1971 Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.
1974 Gerald Ford is sworn in as president of the United States after the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
1975 First NFL game in Louisiana Superdome; Houston Oilers defeat New Orleans Saints 13-7.
1979 England's first major nude beach established, at the seaside resort of Brighton.
1992 Twenty-fifth Olympic Summer Games closes in Barcelona, Spain.
1999 Russian president Boris Yeltsin fires his prime minister and, for the fourth time, fires the entire cabinet.
1999 The Diet of Japan establishes the country's official national flag, the Hinomaru, and national anthem, "Kimi Ga Yo.".


Born on August 9
1387 Henry V, British king famous for his victory at Agincourt, France.
1631 John Dryden, the first official Poet Laureate of Great Britain (1668 to 1700).
1633 Isaak Walton, author of the classic The Compleat Angler.
1896 Jean Piaget, psychologist who did pioneering work on the development of children's intellectual faculties.
1899 P.L. Travers, author of the Mary Poppins books.
1927 Robert Shaw, actor and writer.
1928 Bob Cousey, Hall of Fame basketball player and coach of the Boston Celtics.
1933 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese actress and bestselling children's author (Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window); established Japan's first TV talk show, Tetsuko no Heya (Tetsuko's Room), breaking with traditional subservient depiction of Japanese women.
1945 Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ.
1945 Rosemary Elizabeth "Posy" Simmonds, award-winning British newspaper cartoonist (The Silent Three, Gemma Bovery, Tamara Drewe) and author / illustrator of children's books (Fred, The Chocolate Wedding).
1957 Melanie Griffith, film and TV actress (Working Girl, Milk Money).
1958 Amanda Bearse, film and TV actress (Married with Children).
1961 Amy Stiller, stand-up comedian, film and TV actress (Little Fokkers, The King of Queens).
1963 Whitney Houston, model, singer ("Saving All My Love for You"), actress (The Bodyguard); listed in 2009 Guinness World Records as most awarded female act of all time.
1964 Hoda Kotb, Daytime Emmy-winning TV news anchor and host.
1968 Gillian Anderson, film and TV actress (The X-Files).
1970 Chris Cuomo, TV journalist and anchor.
1983 Ashley Johnson, film (The Help) and TV actress (Growing Pains), video game voice-overs (The Last of Us).

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1967 CHERRY ALLEN SHELDON UNIVERSITY CITY MO REMAINS IDENTIFIED 15 JULY 1999
1967 LENGYEL LAUREN ROBERT LYNNFIELD MA 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 MYERS GLENN L. PENN HILLS PA 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1968 WOLFKEIL WAYNE B. WILKES BARRE PA
1968 WINN DAVID W. AUSTIN MN 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1969 BECK EDWARD EUGENE JR. NORTH CANTON OH
1969 DOTSON JEFFERSON S. POUND VA
1969 GOURLEY LAURENT L. VILLISCA IA
1969 JANOUSEK RONALD J. POSEN IL
1969 KANE BRUCE E. DEER PARK NY

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Japan : Nagasaki Memorial Day (1945)
Libya : Sanusi Army Day
Rhode Island : Victory Day
Singapore : National Day (1965)
Italy : Palio Del Golfo (2nd Sunday) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Zambia : Youth Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Thought for the day :
" Someone is speaking well of you. "
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 Aug 10, 2017 4:57 am

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Today in History August 10
955 Otto organizes his nobles and defeats the invading Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld in Germany.
1539 King Francis of France declares that all official documents are to be written in French, not Latin.
1557 French troops are defeated by Emmanuel Philibert's Spanish army at St. Quentin, France.
1582 Russia ends its 25-year war with Poland.
1628 The Swedish warship Vasa capsizes and sinks in Stockholm harbor on her maiden voyage.
1779 Louis XVI of France frees the last remaining serfs on royal land.
1831 William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, is the first to use the term "Old Glory" in connection with the American flag, when he gives that name to a large flag aboard his ship, the Charles Daggett.
1846 The Smithsonian Institution is established in Washington through the bequest of James Smithson.
1864 Confederate Commander John Bell Hood sends his cavalry north of Atlanta to cut off Union General William Sherman's supply lines.
1911 The House of Lords in Great Britain gives up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House.
1913 The Treaty of Bucharest ends the Second Balkan War.
1941 Great Britain and the Soviet Union promise aid to Turkey if it is attacked by the Axis Powers.
1949 National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense.
1950 President Harry S. Truman calls the National Guard to active duty to fight in the Korean War.
1954 English jockey Sir Gordon Richards retires with a world-record total of 4,870 victories, later broken by Johnny Longden of the United States. Richards was the first jockey ever to be knighted.
1954 The groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held at Massena, New York.
1960 NASA launches Discoverer 13 satellite; it would become the first object ever recovered from orbit.
1970 Rocker Jim Morrison tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior." Although convicted and sentenced to jail, he was free on bond while his case was being appealed when he dies in Paris, July 3, 1971.
1975 David Frost purchases the exclusive rights to interview Richard Nixon.
1977 US and Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord, guaranteeing Panama would have control of the canal after 1999.
1997 The last British troops leave Hong Kong. After 156 years of British rule, the island is returned to China.
2003 For the first time ever, temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit when thermometers hit 101.3 F (38.5 Celsius) at Kent.
2006 All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes after Scotland Yard disrupts a a major terrorist plot involving liquid explosives. After a few weeks, the toiletries ban was modified.

Born on August 10
1753 Edmund Jennings Randolph, governor of Virginia and first U.S. attorney general.
1810 Camillo di Cavour, helped bring about the unification of Italy under the House of Saxony.
1874 Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States (1929-1933).
1909 George W. Crockett, first African-American lawyer with the U.S. Department of Labor.
1909 Leo Fender, inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar.
1928 Eddie Fisher, American singer.
1928 Jimmy Dean, singer, actor, TV host and businessman.
1933 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer whose Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine revolutionized Formula One racing.
1945 Harriet Miers, White House counsel.
1948 Patti Austin, Grammy Award-winning singer and actress ("Real Me").
1952 Daniel Hugh Kelly, film and TV actor (The Good Son).

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1965 MAILHES LAWRENCE SCOTT HOT SPRINGS AR
1969 MICKELSEN WILLIAM E. JR. MINNEAPOLIS MN
1970 CROWLEY JOHN E. WILLIAMSON NY REMAINS ID'D 04/22/00
1971 BATES PAUL J. JR. MESA AZ
1971 DOLAN THOMAS A. BALTIMORE MD
1972 SANSONE JAMES J. NORWOOD MA


Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Ecuador : Independence Day (1809)
Missouri : Admission Day (1821)
Italy : Palio Del Golfo (2nd Sunday) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Zambia : Youth Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Thought for the day :
" Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall. "
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 Aug 11, 2017 4:55 am

August 11
991 Danes under Olaf Tryggvason kill Ealdorman Byrhtnoth and defeat the Saxons at Maldon.
1492 Rodrigo Borgia is elected to the papacy as Pope Alexander VI.
1792 A revolutionary commune is formed in Paris, France.
1856 A band of rampaging settlers in California kill four Yokut Indians. The settlers had heard unproven rumors of Yokut atrocities.
1862 President Abraham Lincoln appoints Union General Henry Halleck to the position of general in chief of the Union Army.
1904 German General Lothar von Trotha defeats the Hereros tribe near Waterberg, South Africa.
1906 In France, Eugene Lauste receives the first patent for a talking film.
1908 Britain's King Edward VII meets with Kaiser Wilhelm II to protest the growth of the German navy.
1912 Moroccan Sultan Mulai Hafid abdicates his throne in the face of internal dissent.
1916 The Russia army takes Stanislau, Poland, from the Germans.
1929 Babe Ruth hits his 500th major league home run against the Cleveland Indians.
1941 Soviet bombers raid Berlin but cause little damage.
1942 The German submarine U-73 attacks a Malta-bound British convoy and sinks HMS Eagle, one of the world's first aircraft carriers.
1944 German troops abandon Florence, Italy, as Allied troops close in on the historic city.
1965 A small clash between the California Highway Patrol and two black youths sets off six days of rioting in the Watts area of Los Angeles.
1972 The last U.S. ground forces withdraw from Vietnam.
1975 US vetoes admission of North and South Vietnam to UN.
1978 Funeral of Pope Paul VI.
1984 Carl Lewis wins four Olympic gold medals, tying the record Jesse Owens set in 1936.
1988 Al Qaeda formed at a meeting in Peshawar, Pakistan.
1989 Voyager 2 discovers two partial rings around Neptune.
1990 Troops from Egypt and Morocco arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the international operation to prevent Iraq from invading.
1999 A tornado in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, kills one person.
2003 Temperatures rise to 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44 degrees Celsius); over 140 people die in the heat wave.
2003 NATO assumes command of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, its first major operation outside Europe.


Born on August 11
1833 Robert G. Ingersoll, advocate of scientific realism and humanistic philosophy.
1862 Carrie James Bond, songwriter who wrote "I Love You Truly" and "A Perfect Day."
1861 James Bryan Herrick, physician who first described sickle-cell anemia.
1892 Hugh MacDiarmid, poet and founder of the Scottish Nationalist Party.
1921 Alex Haley, genealogist and author of Roots.
1933 Jerry Falwell, founder of the conservative political lobbying organization, the Moral Majority.
1943 Kenny Gamble, songwriter, record producer; a pioneer of the "Philadelphia Sound" ("Ain't Gonna Love Nobody," "Me and Mrs. Jones").
1946 Marilyn Vos Savant, author, columnist, playwright; "Highest IQ (Women)" Guinness Book of World Records, 1986-1989 (category retired in 1990).
1950 Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer.
1950 Gennady Nikonov, inventor of AN-94 assault rifle.
1953 Hulk Hogan, wrestler, actor (Assault on Devil's Island); World Wrestling Federation heavyweight champion, 1984-89.


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1967 BERUBE KENNETH ALLEN MONSON MA

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Central African Republic, Chad : Independence Day (1960)
Jordan : Coronation Day/Accession of King Hussein
Italy : Palio Del Golfo (2nd Sunday) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Zambia : Youth Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Yukon : Klondike Gold Day (1896) - - - - - ( Friday )

Thought for the day :
" No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting. "
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 Aug 21, 2017 5:04 am

Today in History August 21
1129 The warrior Yoritomo is made Shogun without equal in Japan.
1525 Estevao Gomes returns to Portugal after failing to find a clear waterway to Asia.
1794 France surrenders the island of Corsica to the British.
1808 Napoleon Bonaparte's General Junot is defeated by Wellington at the first Battle of the Peninsular War at Vimeiro, Portugal.
1831 Nat Turner leads a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia that kills close to 60 whites.
1858 The first of a series of debates begins between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Douglas goes on to win the Senate seat in November, but Lincoln gains national visibility for the first time.
1863 Confederate raiders under William Quantrill strike Lawrence, Kansas, leaving 150 civilians dead.
1864 Confederate General A.P. Hill attacks Union troops south of Petersburg, Va., at the Weldon railroad. His attack is repulsed, resulting in heavy Confederate casualties.
1915 Italy declares war on Turkey.
1942 U.S. Marines turn back the first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal in the Battle of Tenaru.
1944 The Dumbarton Oaks conference, which lays the foundation for the establishment of the United Nations, is held in Washington, D.C.
1945 President Harry S. Truman cancels all contracts under the Lend-Lease Act.
1959 Hawaii is admitted into the Union.
1963 The South Vietnamese Army arrests over 100 Buddhist monks in Saigon.
1968 Soviet forces invade Czechoslovakia because of the country's experiments with a more liberal government.
1972 US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched.
1976 Mary Langdon in Battle, East Sussex, becomes Britain's first firewoman.
1976 Operation Paul Bunyan: after North Korean guards killed two American officers sent to trim a poplar tree along the DMZ on Aug. 18, US and ROK soldiers with heavy support chopped down the tree.
1986 In Cameroon 2,000 die from poison gas from a volcanic eruption.
1988 Ceasefire in the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq.
1989 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune.
1991 Communist hardliners' coup is crushed in USSR after just 2 days; Latvia declares independence from USSR.
1994 Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexico's presidential election.
1996 The new Globe theater opens in England.
2000 Tiger Woods wins golf's PGA Championship, the first golfer to win 3 majors in a calendar year since Ben Hogan in 1953.
2001 NATO decides to send a peacekeeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
2017 Total or partial eclipse of the sun will be seen throughout the United States of America


Born on August 21
1798 Jules Michelet, French historian who wrote the 24-volume Historie de France.
1904 William "Count" Basie, American band leader and composer.
1936 Wilt Chamberlin, four-time MVP for the National Basketball Association and only player to score 100 points in a professional basketball game.
1938 Kenny Rogers, singer, actor; one of top-selling artists of all time; voted Favorite Singer of All Time in 1986 poll.
1944 Jackie DeShannon (Sharon Lee Meyers), singer/songwriter ("Lonely Girl," "What the World Needs Now"); toured as The Beatles opening act in 1964; inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2010.
1944 Peter Weir, film director; among the leaders of Australian New Wave cinema (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli); Academy Award nominee (Dead Poets Society, Master and Commander).
1950 Arthur Bremer, attempted assassin who shot segregationist Alabama governor George C. Wallace in May 1972.
1951 Harry Smith, TV co-anchor (The Early Show and its predecessor CBS Morning Show, 1987–96, 2002–10).
1952 Joe Strummer, lead singer of British punk band The Clash ("Rock the Casbah").
1953 Ivan Stang (Douglass St. Clair Smith), writer, Church of the SubGenius.
1954 Archie Griffin, NFL running back; only college player to win two Heisman trophies (Ohio State) and first player to start in four Rose Bowls; member, College Football Hall of Fame.
1956 Kim Cattrall, actress (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Sex in the City TV series).
1961 Stephen Hillenburg, animator and cartoonist; created character of Spongebob Squarepants.
1973 Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google.

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1966 JOHNSON JAMES R. INDIANAPOLIS IN
1967 BUDD LEONARD R. JR. ROWLEY MA 03/05/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 BUCKLEY JIMMY L. SAC CITY IA 12/16/75 PRG RETURNED ASHES
1967 EBY ROBERT G.
1967 FLYNN ROBERT J. HOUSTON MN 03/15/73 RELEASED BY CHINA ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 GUENTHER HARRY GERMANY
1967 HARDMAN WILLIAM M. ST ALBANS WV 03/15/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 MORRILL MERWIN L. SAN CARLOS CA POSS DEAD REMAINS RECOVERED 06/03/83
1967 PROFILET LEO T. CAIRO IL 03/15/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 POWELL LYNN K. PROVO UT REMAINS RECOVERED 06/03/83
1967 SCOTT DAIN V. GIBSONIA PA
1967 TREMBLEY JAY F. SPOKANE WA

Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Hawaii : Admission Day (1959) - - - - - ( Friday )
Mich : Montrose-Blueberry Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Thought for the day :
" Home to a young boy is merely a filling station. "
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 Aug 26, 2017 6:07 am

Today in History August 26
1071 Turks defeat the Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV at Manzikert, Eastern Turkey.
1429 Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.
1789 The Constituent Assembly in Versailles, France, approves the final version of the Declaration of Human Rights.
1862 Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson seizes Manassas Junction, Virginia, and moves to encircle Union forces under General John Pope.
1883 The Indonesian island of Krakatoa erupts in the largest explosion recorded in history, heard 2,200 miles away in Madagascar. The resulting destruction sends volcanic ash up 50 miles into the atmosphere and kills almost 36,000 people--both on the island itself and from the resulting 131-foot tidal waves that obliterate 163 villages on the shores of nearby Java and Sumatra.
1920 The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is officially ratified, giving women the right to vote.
1943 The United States recognizes the French Committee of National Liberation.
1957 Ford Motor Company reveals the Edsel, its latest luxury car.
1966 South African Defense Force troops attack a People's Liberation Army of Nambia at Omugulugwombashe, the first battle of the 22-year Namibian War of Independence.
1970 A nationwide Women's Strike for Equality, led by Betty Friedan on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment calls attention to unequal pay and other gender inequalities in America.
1977 The National Assembly of Quebec adopts Bill 101, Charter of the French Language, making French the official language of the Canadian province.
1978 Albino Luciani elected to the Papacy and chooses the name Pope John Paul I ; his 33-day reign is among the shortest in Papal history.
1978 Sigmund Jähn becomes first German to fly in space, on board Soviet Soyuz 31.
1999 Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.


Born on August 26
1743 Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry who defined the role of oxygen and named it.
1874 Lee de Forest, physicist, inventor, considered the father of radio.
1875 John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, writer and governor general of Canada, famous for his book The Thirty-Nine Steps.
1898 Peggy Guggenheim, art patron and collector.
1906 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist and playwright, author of Goodbye to Berlin, the inspiration for the play I am a Camera and the musical and film Cabaret.
1906 Albert Sabin, medical researcher, developed the polio vaccine.
1910 Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), missionary, Nobel Prize laureate for her work in the slums of Calcutta.
1922 Irving Levine, journalist; first American television correspondent to be accredited in the Soviet Union.
1940 Donald Leroy "Don" LaFontaine, voice-over actor; recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers.
1944 Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Richard Alexander Walter George).
1945 Tom Ridge, first US Secretary of Homeland Security.
1952 Will Shortz, American puzzle creator and editor.
1957 Nikky Finney (Lynn Carol Finney), poet; won National Book Award (Head Off & Split).
1960 Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.
1970 Melissa Ann McCarthy, comedian, writer, producer, Emmy-winning actress (Mike & Molly TV series).
duc, sequere, aut de via decede
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"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 Aug 28, 2017 4:41 am

Today in History August 28
1676 Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.
1862 Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveton. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914 Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938 The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, "Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback," is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941 The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944 German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.
1945 Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.
1963 One of the largest demonstrations in the history of the United States, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, takes place and reaches its climax at the base of the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech.
1965 The Viet Cong are routed in the Mekong Delta by U.S. forces, with more than 50 killed.
1968 Clash between police and anti-war demonstrators during Democratic Party's National Convention in Chicago.
1979 Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb explodes under bandstand in Brussels' Great Market as British Army musicians prepare for a performance; four British soldiers wounded.
1981 John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to assassinate Pres. Ronald Reagan.
1982 First Gay Games held, in San Francisco.
1983 Israeli's prime minister Menachem Begin announces his resignation.
1986 Bolivian president Victor Paz Estenssoro declares a state of siege and uses troops and tanks to halt a march by 10,000 striking tin miners.
1986 US Navy officer Jerry A. Whitworth given 365-year prison term for spying for USSR.
1993 Two hundred twenty-three die when a dam breaks at Qinghai (Kokonor), in northwest China.
2003 Power blackout affects half-million people in southeast England and halts 60% of London's underground trains.
2005 Hurricane Katrina reaches Category 5 strength; Louisiana Superdome opened as a "refuge of last resort" in New Orleans.
2012 US Republican convention nominates Mitt Romney as the party's presidential candidate.
Born on August 28
1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, playwright and novelist, best known for Faust.
1774 Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the first U.S.-born saint.
1828 Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1882 Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896 Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908 Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925 Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1939 Catherine "Cassie" Mackin, journalist; first woman to anchor an evening newscast alone on a regular basis (NBC's Sunday Night News); NBC's first woman floor reporter at a national political convention.
1943 Lou Pinelia, American League Rookie of the Year (1969); 14th-winningest manager of all time.
1948 Daniel Seraphine, drummer with the band Chicago.
1951 Wayne Osmond, singer, songwriter, TV actor (The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters).
1952 Rita Dove, poet; second African-American poet to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1987); first African-American Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1993-95); Poet Laureate of Virginia (2004-06).
1965 Shania Twain (Eilleen Regina Edwards), five-time Grammy-winning singer ("You're Still the One"); only female artist to have three consecutive Diamond albums (10 million units sold).
1971 Todd Eldredge, figure skater; Men's World Champion (1996).
1982 Leann Rimes, Grammy-winning singer ("Blue"), actress, (Northern Lights).
1986 Gilad Shalit, Israeli Defense Forces corporal kidnapped by Hamas and held for five years before being exchanged for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.
1999 Prince Nikolai of Denmark.
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"Je peux normalement dire comment un homme intelligent est par comment stupide il me croit."
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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:11 am

Today in History August 29
70 The Temple of Jerusalem burns after a nine-month Roman siege.
1526 Ottoman Suleiman the Magnificent crushes a Hungarian army under Lewis II at the Battle of Mohacs.
1533 In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
1776 General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793 Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862 Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882 Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.
1942 The American Red Cross announces that Japan has refused to allow safe conduct for the passage of ships with supplies for American prisoners of war.
1945 U.S. airborne troops are landed in transport planes at Atsugi airfield, southwest of Tokyo, beginning the occupation of Japan.
1949 USSR explodes its first atomic bomb, "First Lightning."
1950 International Olympic Committee votes to allow West Germany and Japan to compete in 1952 games.
1952 In the largest bombing raid of the Korean War, 1,403 planes of the Far East Air Force bomb Pyongyang, North Korea.
1957 US Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 after Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24-hour filibuster, the longest in Senate history, against the bill.
1960 US U-2 spy plane spots SAM (surface-to-air) missile launch pads in Cuba.
1964 Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330).
1965 Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr. and Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5, marking the first time the US set an international duration record for a manned space mission.
1966 The Beatles give their last public concert (Candlestick Park, San Francisco).
1968 Democrats nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president at their Chicago convention.
1977 Lou Brock (St Louis Cardinals) breaks Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893.
1986 Morocco's King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, strengthening political and economic ties and creating a mutual defense pact.
1991 USSR's parliament suspends Communist Party activities in the wake of a failed coup.
1992 Thousands of Germans demonstrate against a wave of racist attacks aimed at immigrants.
1995 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
2003 A terrorist bomb kills Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, and nearly 100 worshipers as they leave a mosque in Najaf where the ayatollah had called for Iraqi unity.
2005 Rains from Hurricane Katrina cause a levee breech at the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, causing severe flooding.
2012 The Egyptian Army's Operation Eagle results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23.


Born on August 29
1632 John Locke, philosopher of liberalism whose ideas influenced the American founding fathers, famous for his treatise An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, essayist and father of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1898 Preston Sturges, screenwriter, film director and playwright.
1915 Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new "cool" movement.
1923 Richard Attenborough, actor, (The Great Escape, Jurassic Park) Academy Award–winning director and producer (Gandhi)
1924 Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as "Queen of the Harlem Blues.".
1927 Marion Williams, gospel singer.
1931 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist.
1933 Jehan Sadat, First Lady of Egypt (1970–1981); widow of Anwar Sadat.
1935 William Friedkin, director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection).
1936 John McCain, Republican US presidential nominee (2008) .
1938 Elliott Gould, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice).
1940 James Brady, press secretary who was severely wounded during John Hinckley Jr.'s attempt to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan.
1941 Robin Leach, TV host (Life Styles of the Rich and Famous).
1943 Richard Halligan, vocalist with band Blood Sweat & Tears.
1952 Karen Hesse, Newbery Medal–winning author of children's literature (Out of the Dust).



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1969 GRAF ALBERT STEPHEN BOGOTA NJ
1969 ZIMMER JERRY ALLEN MAINE NY

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Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
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England, Channel Is, Northern Ireland, Wales : Bank Holiday - - - - - ( Monday )
Hong Kong : Liberation Day (1945) - - - - - ( Monday )
Afghanistan : Jeshyn-Afghan Day/Independence Day (1920)

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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:45 am

Today in History August 30
1617 Rosa de Lima of Peru becomes the first American saint to be canonized.
1721 The Peace of Nystad ends the Second Northern War between Sweden and Russia, giving Russia considerably more power in the Baltic region.
1781 The French fleet arrives in the Chesapeake Bay to aid the American Revolution.
1813 Creek Indians massacre over 500 whites at Fort Mims, Alabama.
1860 The first British tramway is inaugurated at Birkenhead by an American, George Francis Train.
1861 Union General John Fremont declares martial law throughout Missouri and makes his own emancipation proclamation to free slaves in the state. President Lincoln overrules the general.
1892 The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
1932 Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944 Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1961 President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1963 Hot Line communications link installed between Moscow and Washington, DC.
1967 US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as first African-American Supreme Court justice.
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show.
1979 First recorded instance of a comet (Howard-Koomur-Michels) hitting the sun; the energy released is equal to approximately 1 million hydrogen bombs.
1982 Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) forced out of Lebanon after 10 years in Beirut during Lebanese Civil War.
1983 Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.
1986 KGB arrests journalist Nicholas Daniloff (US News World Report) on a charge of spying and hold him for 13 days.
1983 Eiffel Tower welcomes its 150 millionth visitor, 33-year-old Parisian Jacqueline Martinez.orn on August 30

Born on this Day
1797 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, novelist best known for Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.
1871 Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893 Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as "The Kingfish."
1918 Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
1919 Kitty Wells (Ellen Muriel Deason), first female singer to top the Country Music charts in US ("It Wasn't God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels," 1952).
1930 Warren Buffett, business magnate; listed as world's wealthiest person in 2008.
1931 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st black mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT).
1943 Robert Crumb (R. Crumb), satiric "underground" cartoonist (Fritz the Cat), musician.
1944 Molly Ivins, American political humorist, newspaper columnist.
1956 Jayne Irving, TV broadcaster (Good Morning Britain).
1958 Anna Politkovskaya (Anna Mazepa), New York-born Ukrainian journalist, writer, human rights advocate best known for her reporting from Chechnya.
1960 Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese political-paramilitary group Hezbollah since 1992.
1960 US Army Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, receives posthumous Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia.
1964 Gavin Fisher, mechanical engineer; chief designer of the Williams Formula One racing team (1997–2005).
1972 Cameron Diaz, model, award-winning actress (The Mask, There's Something About Mary, Any Given Sunday).
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Re: Today in history

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Today in History
September 7
1571 At the Battle of Lepanto in the Mediterranean Sea, the Christian galley fleet destroys the Turkish galley fleet.
1630 The town of Trimountaine in Massachusetts is renamed Boston. It became the state capital.
1701 England, Austria, and the Netherlands form an Alliance against France.
1778 Shawnee Indians attack and lay siege to Boonesborough, Kentucky.
1812 On the road to Moscow, Napoleon wins a costly victory over the Russians at Borodino.
1813 The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the nickname "Uncle Sam" occurs in the Troy Post.
1864 Union General Phil Sheridan's troops skirmish with the Confederates under Jubal Early outside Winchester, Virginia.
1876 The James-Younger gang botches an attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota.
1888 An incubator is used for the first time on a premature infant.
1892 The first heavyweight-title boxing match fought with gloves under Marquis of Queensbury rules ends when James J. Corbett knocks out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round.
1912 French aviator Roland Garros sets an altitude record of 13,200 feet.
1916 The U.S. Congress passes the Workman's Compensation Act.
1940 Germany's blitz against London begins during the Battle of Britain.
1942 The Red Army pushes back the German line northwest of Stalingrad.
1953 Nikita Krushchev elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1954 Integration of public schools begins in Washington D.C. and Maryland.
1965 Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio.
1970 Jockey Bill Shoemaker earns 6,033rd win, breaking Johnny Longden's record for most lifetime wins; Shoemaker's record would stand for 29 years.
1977 Panama and US sign Torrijos-Carter Treaties to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the US to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
1978 Secret police agent Francesco Gullino assassinates Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London by firing a ricin pellet from a specially designed umbrella.
1979 ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programing Network, debuts.
1986 Desmond Tutu becomes first black leader of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of South Africa).
1988 Pilot and cosmonaut Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan to travel to outer space, returns to earth after 9 days aboard the Soviet space station Mir.
2004 Hurricane Ivan damages 90% of buildings on the island of Grenada; 39 die in the Category 5 storm.
2008 US Government assumes conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country's two largest mortgage financing companies, during the subprime mortgage crisis.
Born on September 7
1533 Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603), led her country during the exploration of the New World and war with Spain.
1860 Anna Marie Robertson (Grandma Moses), American folk painter who started her career at age 78, best known for her paintings of rural life.
1860 Edith Sitwell, poet.
1900 Taylor Caldwell, novelist.
1909 Elia Kazan, producer, screenwriter and director who won directing Oscars for Gentleman's Agreement and On the Waterfront.
1914 James Alfred Van Allen, discovered and named the two radiation belts surrounding the Earth.
1930 Sonny Rollins, saxophonist.
1936 Buddy Holly, singer, songwriter, rock 'n roll pioneer.
1943 Beverley McLachlin, first woman to serve as Chief Justice of Canada.
1949 Gloria Gaynor, Grammy Award–winning singer ("I Will Survive").
1950 Julie Kavner, Emmy Award–winning actress (Rhoda, 1968) and voice actress (The Simpsons, 1992); best known as the voice of Marge Simpson in The Simpsons.
1950 Margaret "Peggy" Noonan, author, The Wall Street Journal columnist; special assistant to President Ronald Reagan.
1956 Michael Feinstein, singer, musician; archivist for Great American Songbook.
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Re: Today in history

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Today in History
September 8
1504 Michelangelo's 13-foot marble statue of David is unveiled in Florence, Italy.
1529 The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman re-enters Budapest and establishes John Zapolya as the puppet king of Hungary.
1565 Spanish explorers found St. Augustine, Florida, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States.
1628 John Endecott arrives with colonists at Salem, Massachusetts, where he will become the governor.
1644 The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British fleet that sails into its harbor. Five years later, the British change the name to New York.
1755 British forces under William Johnson defeat the French and the Indians at the Battle of Lake George.
1760 The French surrender the city of Montreal to the British.
1845 A French column surrenders at Sidi Brahim in the Algerian War.
1863 Confederate Lieutenant Dick Dowling thwarts a Union naval landing at Sabine Pass, northeast of Galveston, Texas.
1903 Between 30,000 and 50,000 Bulgarian men, women and children are massacred in Monastir by Turkish troops seeking to check a threatened Macedonian uprising.
1906 Robert Turner invents the automatic typewriter return carriage.
1915 Germany begins a new offensive in Argonne on the Western Front.
1921 Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is named the first Miss America.
1925 Germany is admitted into the League of Nations.
1935 Senator Huey Long of Louisiana is shot to death in the state capitol, allegedly by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, Jr.
1944 Germany's V-2 offensive against England begins.
1945 Korea is partitioned by the Soviet Union and the United States.
1951 Japanese representatives sign a peace treaty in San Francisco.
1955 The United States, Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Thailand sign the mutual defense treaty that established the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO).
1960 Penguin Books in Britain is charged with obscenity for trying to publish the D.H. Lawrence novel Lady Chatterley's Lover.
1960 President Dwight Eisenhower dedicates NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
1971 The Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC with a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
1974 President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard M. Nixon for any crimes arising from the Watergate scandal he may have committed while in office.
1988 Wildfires in Yellowstone National Park in the US, the world's first national park, force evacuation of the historic Old Faithful Inn; visitors and employees evacuate but the inn is saved.
1991 Macedonian Independence Day; voters overwhelmingly approve referendum to form the Republic of Macedonia, independent of Yugoslavia.
1994 USAir Flight 427 crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people aboard; subsequent investigation leads to changes in manufacturing practices and pilot training.
Born on September 8
1841 Antonin Dvorak, composer and violinist.
1886 Siegfried Sassoon, British author and poet famous for his anti-war writing about World War I.
1889 Robert A. Taft, U.S. Senator from Ohio who unsuccessfully sought the presidential nomination from the 1940s until 1952.
1900 Claude Pepper, Democratic senator and congressman from Florida, champion of senior citizens rights.
1922 Sid Caesar, comedian and television star, best known for "Your Show of Shows," and "The Sid Caesar Show."
1925 Peter Sellers, English comic actor, famous for his role as Inspector Clouseau.
1932 Patsy Cline, country singer ("Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces").
1933 Michael Frayn, playwright (A Very Private Life, Noises Off).
1947 Ann Beattie, writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter, Picturing Will).
1954 Anne Diamond, journalist, TV host (Good Morning Britain) social activist; led Back to Sleep campaign that drastically reduced the number of cot deaths (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) among UK infants.
1954 Michael Shermer, founder of The Skeptics Society and editor of Skeptic magazine.
1963 Brad Silberling, screenwriter, director (City of Angels); wrote and directed Moonlight Mile (2002) based on the murder of his girlfriend, actress Rebecca Schaeffer, by a stalker.
1970 Yuji Nishizawa, hijacked All Nippon Airways flight, July 23, 1999.
1971 Martin Freeman, actor (The Office BBC Two TV series; Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey).
1979 Pink (Alecia Beth Moore), multiple award-winning singer, including three Grammys ("Lady Marmalade," "Trouble," "Imagine.")
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Re: Today in history

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Today in History
September 9
337 Constantine's three sons, already Caesars, each take the title of Augustus. Constantine II and Constans share the west while Constantius II takes control of the east.
1087 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England, dies in Rouen while conducting a war which began when the French king made fun of him for being fat.
1513 King James IV of Scotland is defeated and killed by English at Flodden.
1585 Pope Sixtus V deprives Henry of Navarre of his rights to the French crown.
1776 The term "United States" is adopted by the Continental Congress to be used instead of the "United Colonies."
1786 George Washington calls for the abolition of slavery.
1791 French Royalists take control of Arles and barricade themselves inside the town.
1834 Parliament passes the Municipal Corporations Act, reforming city and town governments in England.
1850 California, in the midst of a gold rush, enters the Union as the 31st state.
1863 The Union Army of the Cumberland passes through Chattanooga as they chase after the retreating Confederates. The Union troops will soon be repulsed at the Battle of Chickamauga.
1886 The Berne International Copyright Convention takes place.
1911 An airmail route opens between London and Windsor.
1915 A German zeppelin bombs London for the first time, causing little damage.
1926 The Radio Corporation of America creates the National Broadcasting Co.
1942 A Japanese float plane, launched from a submarine, makes its first bombing run on a U.S. forest near Brookings, Oregon.
1943 Allied troops land at Salerno, Italy and encounter strong resistance from German troops.
1948 Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
1956 Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show; cameras focus on his upper torso and legs to avoid showing his pelvis gyrations, which many Americans—including Ed Sullivan—thought unfit for a family show.
1965 US Department of Housing and Urban Development established.
1965 Hurricane Betsy, the first hurricane to exceed $1 billion in damages (unadjusted), makes its second landfall, near New Orleans.
1969 Canada's Official Languages Act takes effect, making French equal to English as a language within the nation's government.
1970 U.S. Marines launch Operation Dubois Square, a 10-day search for North Vietnamese troops near Da Nang.
1971 Attica Prison Riot; the 4-day riot leaves 39 dead.
1976 Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung dies in Beijing at age 82.
1990 Sri Lankan Army massacres 184 civilians of the Tamil minority in the Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka.
1991 Tajikistan declares independence from USSR.
1993 The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.
2001 Two al Qaeda assassins kill Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan.
2001 A car bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.


Born on September 9
1585 Duc Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, French cardinal and statesman who helped build France into a world power under the leadership of King Louis XIII.
1828 Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (War and Peace, Anna Karenina).
1887 Alfred M. Landon, Republican governor of Kansas who carried only two states in his overwhelming defeat for the presidency by Franklin Roosevelt in 1936.
1890 Colonel Harland Sanders, originator of Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food restaurants.
1900 James Hilton, British novelist who authored Lost Horizon and Goodbye Mr. Chips and created the imaginary world of "Shangri-La."
1905 Joseph E. Levine, film producer, founder of Embassy Pictures Corporation, an independent studio and distributor of films such as Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, The Graduate, A Bridge Too Far, and The Lion in Winter.
1908 Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese commander and pilot who led the second wave of the air attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941; posthumously promoted to admiral in 1945.
1922 Bernard Bailyn, historian, author; received Pulitzer Prize for History (1968, 1987), and National Humanities Medal (2010).
1922 Hoyt Curtin, composer and music producer; primary musical director for Hanna-Barbera animation studio (The Flintstones, Top Cat, The Smurfs).
1934 Sonia Sanchez, poet.
1941 Otis Redding, singer, songwriter, record producer, known as the "King of Soul"; "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," "Respect."
1949 Joe Theismann, American football player, sports announcer; member of College Football Hall of Fame; winning quarterback, Super Bowl XVII.
1949 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian general, 6th president of Indonesia.
1960 Hugh Grant, actor, film producer; awards include Golden Globe (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and London Critics Circle's British Actor of the Year (About a Boy)
1966 Adam Sandler, actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer (Saturday Night Live, Happy Gilmore).
1975 Michael Buble, multiple Grammy and Juno award–winning singer, songwriter, actor (Crazy Love, It's Time).
1980 Michelle Williams, Golden Globe–winning actress (My Week with Marilyn).
1988 Jo Woodcock, actress (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Torn TV miniseries).
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Re: Today in history

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Today in History
September 10
1419 John the Fearless is murdered at Montereau, France, by supporters of the dauphin.
1547 The Duke of Somerset leads the English to a resounding victory over the Scots at Pinkie Cleugh.
1588 Thomas Cavendish returns to England, becoming the third man to circumnavigate the globe.
1623 Lumber and furs are the first cargo to leave New Plymouth in North America for England.
1813 The nine-ship American flotilla under Oliver Hazard Perry wrests naval supremacy from the British on Lake Erie by capturing or destroying a force of six English vessels.
1846 Elias Howe patents the first practical sewing machine in the United States.
1855 Sevastopol, under siege for nearly a year, capitulates to the Allies during the Crimean War.
1861 Confederates at Carnifex Ferry, Virginia, fall back after being attacked by Union troops. The action is instrumental in helping preserve western Virginia for the Union.
1912 Jules Vedrines becomes the first pilot to break the 100 m.p.h. barrier.
1914 The six-day Battle of the Marne ends, halting the German advance into France.
1923 In response to a dispute with Yugoslavia, Mussolini mobilizes Italian troops on Serb front.
1961 Jomo Kenyatta returns to Kenya from exile, during which he had been elected president of the Kenya National African Union.
1963 President John F. Kennedy federalizes Alabama's National Guard to prevent Governor George C. Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation.
1967 Gibraltar votes to remain a British dependency instead of becoming part of Spain.
1974 Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Guinea) gains independence from Portugal.
1981 Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica is returned to Spain and installed in Madrid's Prado Museum. Picasso stated in his will that the painting was not to return to Spain until the Fascists lost power and democracy was restored.
2001 Contestant Charles Ingram cheats on the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, wins 1 million pounds.
2003 Sweden's foreign minister, Anna Lindh, is stabbed while shopping and dies the next day.
2007 Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister of Pakistan, returns after 7 years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
2008 The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator—described as the biggest scientific experiment in history—is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.


Born on September 10
1487 Pope Julius III, who promoted the Jesuits.
1754 William Bligh, British naval officer who was the victim of two mutinies, the most famous on the HMS Bounty which was taken over by Fletcher Christian.
1847 John Roy Lynch, first African American to deliver the keynote address at a Republican National Convention.
1885 Carl Van Doren, historian and critic who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Benjamin Franklin.
1892 Arthur Compton, physicist.
1929 Arnold Palmer, golfer who won four Masters, two British Opens and one U.S. Open.
1934 Charles Kuralt, journalist, known for his popular "On the Road" television program.
1935 Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1941 Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist and writer of popular books about science such as Time's Cycle and The Panda's Thumb.
1941 Gunpei Yokoi, inventor of Game Boy.
1945 Jose Feliciano, guitarist, singer, songwriter.
1948 Margaret Trudeau, actress (Kings and Desperate Men), author, photographer.
1949 Bill O'Reilly, TV host (The O'Reilly Factor), author.
1950 Rosie Flores, singer, musician.
1960 Colin Firth, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor (The King's Speech).
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Re: Today in history

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Today in History
September 11
1297 Scots under William Wallace defeat the English at Stirling Bridge.
1695 Imperial troops under Eugene of Savoy defeat the Turks at the Battle of Zenta.
1709 John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, wins the bloodiest battle of the 18th century at great cost, against the French at Malplaquet.
1740 The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
1777 General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania.
1786 The Convention of Annapolis opens with the aim of revising the Articles of Confederation.
1802 Piedmont, Italy, is annexed by France.
1814 U.S. forces led by Thomas Macdonough route the British fleet on Lake Champlain.
1847 Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" is first performed in a saloon in Pittsburgh.
1850 Soprano opera singer Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale," makes her American debut at New York's Castle Garden Theater.
1864 A 10-day truce is declared between generals William Sherman and John Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.
1857 Indians incited by Mormon John D. Lee kill 120 California-bound settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
1904 The battleship Connecticut, launched in New York, introduces a new era in naval construction.
1916 The "Star Spangled Banner" is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, New York.
1944 American troops enter Luxembourg.
1962 Thurgood Marshall is appointed a judge of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
1965 The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrives in South Vietnam and is stationed at An Khe.
1974 Haile Selassie I is deposed from the Ethiopian throne.

2001 In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S. passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner, headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.

2005 Israel completes its unilateral disengagement of all Israeli civilians and military from the Gaza Strip.
2007 Russia detonates a nano-bomb; dubbed the "Father of All Bombs," it is the largest non-nuclear weapon developed to date.
2012 US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is attacked and burned down; 4 Americans are killed including the US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens.


Born on September 11
1700 James Thomson, Scottish poet.
1862 O. Henry, (William Sydney Porter), short story writer who wrote "The Gift of the Magi," and "The Last Leaf."
1877 James Jeans, physicist.
1885 D.H. Lawrence, English novelist (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Sons and Lovers).
1917 Jessica Mitford, investigative journalist (The American Way of Death).
1924 Tom Landry, coach of the Dallas Cowboys, winning two Super Bowls.
1937 Robert L. Crippen, US Navy captain, astronaut; former director of Kennedy Space Center.
1939 Charles M. "Chuck" Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc.
1940 Brian DePalma, film director (Dressed to Kill, Carlito's Way)).
1940 Theodore Olson, US Solicitor General under Pres. George W. Bush (2001-04).
1965 Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria since 2000.
1966 Princess Akishino, nee Kiko Kawashima, wife of Prince Akishino, second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. She is only the second commoner to marry into Japan's royal family.
1967 Harry Connick Jr., Grammy and Emmy award-winning singer, musician, actor.
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Re: Today in history

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:57 am

Today in History
September 12
490 BC Athenian and Plataean Hoplites commanded by General Miltiades drive back a Persian invasion force under General Datis at Marathon.
1213 Simon de Montfort defeats Raymond of Toulouse and Peter II of Aragon at Muret, France.
1609 Henry Hudson sails into what is now New York Harbor aboard his sloop Half Moon.
1662 Governor Berkley of Virginia is denied his attempts to repeal the Navigation Acts.
1683 A combined Austrian and Polish army defeats the Turks at Kahlenberg and lifts the siege on Vienna, Austria.
1722 The Treaty of St. Petersburg puts an end to the Russo-Persian War.
1786 Despite his failed efforts to suppress the American Revolution, Lord Cornwallis is appointed governor general of India.
1836 Mexican authorities crush the revolt which broke out on August 25.
1918 British troops retake Havincourt, Moeuvres, and Trescault along the Western Front.
1919 Adolf Hitler joins German Worker's Party.
1939 In response to the invasion of Poland, the French Army advances into Germany. On this day they reach their furthest penetration-five miles.
1940 Italian forces begin an offensive into Egypt from Libya.
1940 The Lascaux Caves in France, with their prehistoric wall paintings, are discovered.
1944 American troops fight their way into Germany.
1945 French troops land in Indochina.
1969 President Richard Nixon orders a resumption in bombing North Vietnam.
1977 Steve Biko, a South African activist opposing apartheid, dies while in police custody.
1980 Military coup in Turkey.
1990 East and West Germany, along with the UK, US and USSR—the Allied nations that had occupied post-WWII Germany—sign the final settlement for reunification of Germany.
1992 Space Shuttle Endeavor takes off on NASA's 50th shuttle mission; its crew includes the first African-American woman in space, the first married couple, and the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spacecraft.
2003 UN lifts sanctions against Libya in exchange for that country accepting responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 and paying recompense to victims' families.
2007 Joseph Estrada, former president of the Philippines, is convicted of plunder.
2011 In New York City, the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens to the public.


Born on September 12
1812 Richard March Hoe, who built the first successful rotary printing press.
1829 Charles Dudley Warner, essayist and novelist who, with Mark Twain, wrote The Guilded Age.
1880 Henry L. Mencken, journalist and iconoclast known as the "Sage of Baltimore."
1888 Maurice Chevalier, singer, dancer and actor.
1892 Alfred A. Knopf, American publisher.
1910 Alexander D. Langmuir, epidemiologist, created and led the U.S. Epidemic Intelligence Service.
1913 Jesse Owens, track and field athlete who won four medals at the Berlin Olympics in 1936.
1931 Kristin Hunter, author (God Bless the Child, The Survivors).
1931 George Jones, country singer.
1943 Michael Ondaatje, Canadian novelist and poet (The English Patient).
1949 Charles "Chic" Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, that was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, by terrorists.
1956 Brian Robertson, singer, songwriter, musician (Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, Wild Horses bands).
1956 Richard "Ricky" Rudd, known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR racing; he holds the record for the most consecutive NASCAR starts.
1981 Jennifer Hudson, singer, actress; numerous awards include a Grammy (Jennifer Hudson, 2008), and Oscar, Golden Globe and British Academy awards (Dreamgirls, 2006).
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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