Awesome Events On The Date Of Your Birth
 
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12/14/08 5:37 PM

April 9th

193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
475 - Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
1241 - Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies.
1413 - Henry V is crowned King of England.
1440 - Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
1682 - Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.
1865 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war.
1867 - Alaska purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska.
1909 - The U.S. Congress passes the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act.
1916 - World War I: The Battle of Verdun - German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
1917 - World War I: The Battle of Arras - the battle begins with Canadian forces executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.
1918 - World War I: The Battle of the Lys - the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what was called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders.
1937 - The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London - it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
1939 - Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being denied the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall.
1940 - World War II: Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
1942 - World War II: The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March - United States forces surrender on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island's east coast.
1945 - World War II: The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk.
1945 - World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
1945 - The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
1947 - The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
1947 - The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court's 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel.
1948 - Jorge Eliécer Gaitán's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia (La violencia).
1948 - Massacre at Deir Yassin.
1952 - Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
1953 - Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film, entitled House of Wax.
1957 - The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping.
1959 - Mercury program: NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven".
1967 - The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
1969 - The "Chicago Eight" plead not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
1969 - The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
1975 - The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
1991 - Georgia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1992 - A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
1992 - John Major's Conservative Party wins an unprecedented fourth general election victory in the United Kingdom.
1999 - Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated.
2002 - The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey.
2003 - 2003 invasion of Iraq: Baghdad falls to American forces.
2005 - His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles.

 

12/14/08 6:12 PM

do you guys really take the time to read all these on every post?

0_0

 

12/14/08 6:15 PM

Okay, I think the point was to post awesome events not quote the entire wiki.

AUGUST 20TH

"going postal" - 1986 - In Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers and then commits suicide.

Many, many fun & interesting people to share my birthday with (including some peeps on here!), but I like me some Mikey Shoes. Un-fun & uninteresting: Fred Durst. eye rolling smiley

It is also World Union Day, aww.

 

12/14/08 6:31 PM

Wikipedia posted:
September 16th, 1986.

Brad "GoodVillain" Metcalf is born. The world stops what its doing to reflect on the birth of an amazing person. All except a young Trent Reznor, who decides to pursue a music career in complete dedication of Mr. Metcalf.
Its on the internet so it must be real.

 

12/14/08 8:01 PM

September 6th

* 1492 - Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
* 1522 - The Victoria, one of the surviving ships of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
* 1870 - Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.
* 1939 - World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.
* 1949 - Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control.
* 1949 - A former sharpshooter in World War II, Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in Camden, New Jersey, with a souvenir Luger to become the first U.S. single-episode mass murderer.
* 1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales is laid to rest in front of a television audience of more than 2.5 billion.

 

12/14/08 8:04 PM

GoodVillain posted:
Wikipedia posted:
September 16th, 1986.

Brad "GoodVillain" Metcalf is born. The world stops what its doing to reflect on the birth of an amazing person. All except a young Trent Reznor, who decides to pursue a music career in complete dedication of Mr. Metcalf.
Its on the internet so it must be real.

If you were to edit the real wiki entry for that day with that, it would be major lolz.

 

12/14/08 8:30 PM

I was born exactly 100 years to the day after Albert Einstein.

 

12/14/08 9:19 PM

fatal_cure posted:
do you guys really take the time to read all these on every post?

0_0

Nope.

 

12/14/08 9:44 PM

phunybuny posted:
GoodVillain posted:
Wikipedia posted:
September 16th, 1986.

Brad "GoodVillain" Metcalf is born. The world stops what its doing to reflect on the birth of an amazing person. All except a young Trent Reznor, who decides to pursue a music career in complete dedication of Mr. Metcalf.
Its on the internet so it must be real.

If you were to edit the real wiki entry for that day with that, it would be major lolz.
Wouldn't be the first time I defaced a Wiki page. [en.wikipedia.org]

 

12/14/08 9:47 PM

GoodVillain posted:
phunybuny posted:
GoodVillain posted:
Wikipedia posted:
September 16th, 1986.

Brad "GoodVillain" Metcalf is born. The world stops what its doing to reflect on the birth of an amazing person. All except a young Trent Reznor, who decides to pursue a music career in complete dedication of Mr. Metcalf.
Its on the internet so it must be real.

If you were to edit the real wiki entry for that day with that, it would be major lolz.
Wouldn't be the first time I defaced a Wiki page. [en.wikipedia.org]
lmfao. you're my hero.

 

12/14/08 11:51 PM

I still think that I win...

Las Vegas is founded...
Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance...
Mc Donald's is founded...
And I am born...

Seriously...

can anyone say a sign of the Apocalypse?

 

12/14/08 10:54 PM

September 2 I've selected some stuff I find interesting.

Events

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

1901 - Vice President Of The United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair lol I like this one

1969 - The first automatic teller machine (ATM) in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York

1990 - The Simpsons aired for the first time in the UK

1995 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland, Ohio

Births

1753 - Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, Queen of France

1778 - Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland

1838 - Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Queen of Hawaii

1853 - Wilhelm Ostwald, German chemist, Nobel laureate

1877 - Frederick Soddy, British chemist, Nobel laureate

1948 - Christa McAuliffe, American teacher, astronaut

1964 - Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor

1966 - Salma Hayek, Mexican actress

Deaths

490 BC - Pheidippides, Greek hero

421 - Constantius III, Roman Emperor

1031 - Saint Emeric of Hungary

1937 - Pierre de Coubertin, French founder of the modern Olympic Games

1962 - William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's I love this guy

2001 - Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon



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12/14/08 10:55 PM

GoodVillain posted:
phunybuny posted:
GoodVillain posted:
Wikipedia posted:
September 16th, 1986.

Brad "GoodVillain" Metcalf is born. The world stops what its doing to reflect on the birth of an amazing person. All except a young Trent Reznor, who decides to pursue a music career in complete dedication of Mr. Metcalf.
Its on the internet so it must be real.

If you were to edit the real wiki entry for that day with that, it would be major lolz.
Wouldn't be the first time I defaced a Wiki page. [en.wikipedia.org]
YOU ROCK

 

12/15/08 12:07 AM

oh yeah!

I almost forgot!

http://posterscene.com/images/items/thumb/thumb_tool6.jpg

TOOL's Lateralus was release on my birthday in 2001

I am so uber awesome that it doesn't make any sense...

Can we say 666?

 

12/14/08 11:19 PM

January 25
41 - After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
844 - Gregory IV begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1139 - Godfried II the Young becomes duke of Brabant
1327 - King Edward III accedes to British throne
1348 - Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000
1494 - Alfonso II replaces his father as king of Naples
1533 - England's King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn (approximate date)
1554 - Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
1554 - Founding of São Paulo city, Brazil.
1565 - Battle at Talikota India: Moslems destroy Vijayanagar's army
1573 - Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
1579 - Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
1721 - Czar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
1755 - Moscow University established on Tatiana Day.
1775 - Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)
1787 - Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass
1792 - The London Corresponding Society is founded.
1799 - 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
1802 - Napoleon elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic
1817 - Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
1825 - 1st US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY
1835 - Opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
1835 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
1844 - Recontre between Reps Weller & Shriver, US House of Representative
1851 - Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)
1854 - Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Bednost ne Porok," premieres in Moscow
1856 - Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians
1858 - Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" 1st played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia
1863 - Battle of Kinston, NC
1863 - General Joseph Hooker replaces Burnside as head of Army of Potomac
1865 - CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia
1870 - Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows
1875 - Anti-slavery society forms (NY)
1877 - Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden
1879 - The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
1881 - Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1882 - Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
1885 - Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie," premieres
1890 - National Afro-American League forms in Chicago
1890 - Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days)
1890 - United Mine Workers of America forms
1894 - James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1902 - Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
1904 - 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
1904 - J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea," premieres in Dublin
1905 - Largest diamond, Cullinan (3106 carets), found in South Africa
1906 - Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid
1907 - Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters
1908 - John Blockx' opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
1909 - Richard Strauss' premier of "Elektra" in Dresden
1910 - 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
1910 - Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
1915 - Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF
1915 - Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC
1915 - Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (NY to SF)
1916 - Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
1918 - Russia declared a republic of Soviets
1919 - Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
1921 - Karel Capék's "RUR," premieres in Prague
1923 - NVV donates 100,000 gulden to mine workers of Ruhrgebied
1924 - 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
1929 - Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
1932 - 1st commencement exercises at Hebrew U in Jerusalem
1932 - Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
1937 - 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
1937 - Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
1937 - Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio
1938 - Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born," premieres in NYC
1939 - Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed
1939 - Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1940 - Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland
1941 - Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
1942 - Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
1945 - Dan Topping, Del Webb & Larry MacPhail purchase NY Yanks for $2.8 mil
1945 - Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water
1945 - Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths
1945 - NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping, &
1945 - West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma
1946 - Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis," premieres in Zurich
1946 - United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
1949 - 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
1949 - 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
1950 - 73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
1951 - UN begins counter offensive in Korea
1952 - Test debut of Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG
1953 - WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec
1955 - Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race
1955 - Russia ends state of war with Germany
1955 - US & Panama sign canal treaty
1955 - Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years
1956 - 96.5 cm (38.0) of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)
1957 - FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR
1959 - 1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)
1959 - Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
1961 - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1961 - Military coup in El Salvador
1961 - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
1964 - Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
1964 - Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
1966 - WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
1968 - Risse St in Bronx named
1968 - Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father," premieres in NYC
1969 - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
1970 - Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H," premieres
1971 - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
1971 - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971 - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
1971 - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
1971 - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1972 - 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota
1972 - 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
1974 - Bulent Ecevit forms govt in Turkey
1974 - Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
1974 - Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million
1975 - 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
1975 - Parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
1976 - Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland
1978 - Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
1978 - Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
1979 - 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
1979 - Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1980 - Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
1980 - Dutch Govt demands boycott of Olympics
1980 - Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
1980 - Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported
1981 - 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
1981 - Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
1981 - Superbowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Phila Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
1982 - 9th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers win
1983 - China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
1983 - Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
1985 - "Black & Blue," premieres in Paris
1985 - "We are the World" is recorded
1985 - Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
1986 - General Tito Okello's govt flees Kampala Uganda
1987 - 75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)
1987 - Superbowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
1988 - 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston
1988 - George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
1988 - Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
1988 - Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as pres of Suriname
1988 - VP Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
1989 - Augusto Alcalde, 1st S Amer Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1989 - Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
1989 - Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
1990 - Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
1990 - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
1990 - West-Europe's strongest hurricane
1990 - The Burns' Day storm hits northwestern Europe.
1990 - Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1991 - Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
1991 - Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US govt
1991 - Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
1991 - Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
1992 - 66th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats M Fernandez (62 63)
1992 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
1992 - Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
1993 - 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
1993 - Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
1993 - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
1993 - Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
1994 - Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1994 - Mine fire at Asansol India, kills 55
1994 - US space probe Clementine launched
1994 - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court
1995 - Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
1997 - 71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62)
1998 - "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
1998 - "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St James Theater NYC
1998 - Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998 - Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
1998 - Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) & soccer David Beckham gets engaged
1998 - Superbowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
1998 - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
1999 - A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
2001 - A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24.
2002 - Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software (Phase II) aka Magnus Manske Day.
2004 - Opportunity rover (MER b) lands on surface of Mars.
2005 - A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
2006 - Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2008 11:21PM by ConsueloDASA.

 

12/14/08 11:19 PM

it kinda sucks for the people who have their birthdays on sept 11....

has anyone else ever though of this? or experience it...

 

12/15/08 1:08 AM

scantron posted:
it kinda sucks for the people who have their birthdays on sept 11....

has anyone else ever though of this? or experience it...

Jesus

 

12/15/08 7:49 AM

Contradictio In Terminis posted:
scantron posted:
it kinda sucks for the people who have their birthdays on sept 11....

has anyone else ever though of this? or experience it...

Jesus

One of my friends has her birthday on Sept 11. Not like it's something SHE CAN FUCKING DO ABOUT IT. So she got over it. Not her fault that A: she was born on that date and B: that the WTC got blitzed on that date. So really what the fuck is she supposed to do about it? She raises her glass to the fallen, she raises her glass to her self and has a great time regardless.

 

12/15/08 10:10 AM

pandora114 posted:
Contradictio In Terminis posted:
scantron posted:
it kinda sucks for the people who have their birthdays on sept 11....

has anyone else ever though of this? or experience it...

Jesus

One of my friends has her birthday on Sept 11. Not like it's something SHE CAN FUCKING DO ABOUT IT. So she got over it. Not her fault that A: she was born on that date and B: that the WTC got blitzed on that date. So really what the fuck is she supposed to do about it? She raises her glass to the fallen, she raises her glass to her self and has a great time regardless.

seriously...

Jesus...

google search "Jesus Born September Eleventh"

geez

why do people always think I'm joking?

 

12/15/08 9:31 AM

October 31
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October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year.

This day is internationally known as Halloween, also known as All Hallow's Eve and as Reformation Day.


Events
475 – Romulus Augustulus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor.
1517 – Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
1587 – Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
1822 – Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
1861 – American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
1863 – The Maori Wars resumes as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.
1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
1876 – A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 deaths.
1913 - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
1917 – World War I: Battle of Beersheba – "last successful cavalry charge in history".
1918 – Banat Republic is founded
1923 – The first of 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia.
1924 – World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).
1926 – Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.
1936 – The Boy Scouts of the Philippines is formed.
1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
1940 – World War II: The Battle of Britain ends – the United Kingdom prevents a German invasion.
1941 – After 14 years of work, drilling is completed on Mount Rushmore.
1941 – World War II: The destroyer USS Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 United States Navy sailors. It is the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by enemy action in WWII.
1941 – A fire in a clothing factory in Huddersfield, England kills 49
1943 – World War II: An F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.
1954 – Algerian War of Independence: The Algerian National Liberation Front begins a revolt against French rule.
1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
1959 – Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his American citizenship at the US Embassy in Moscow, USSR.
1961 – In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin's body is removed from Lenin's Tomb.
1963 – An explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum (now Pepsi Coliseum) in Indianapolis kills 74 people during an ice skating show. The explosion also injures 400. A faulty propane tank connection in a concession stand was blamed.
1968 – Vietnam War October surprise: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of "all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam" effective November 1.
1973 – Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland aboard a hijacked helicopter that lands in the exercise yard.
1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards. Riots soon break out in New Delhi and nearly 2,000 Sikhs are killed.
1986 – The 5th congress of the Communist Party of Sweden is inaugurated. During the course of the congress the party name is changed to the Solidarity Party and the party ceases to be a communist party.
1994 – An American Eagle ATR-72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 68 passengers and crew.
1996 – A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
1997 – 19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted by a Cambridge, Massachusetts, jury of second-degree murder the day before, is sentenced to life in prison.
1998 – Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
1999 – EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
1999 – Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.
1999 – Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
2000 – A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members.
2000 – A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicts former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
2003 – A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
2003 – Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.

Births
1291 – Philippe de Vitry, French composer (d. 1361)
1345 – King Fernando I of Portugal (d. 1383)
1391 – King Duarte of Portugal (d. 1438)
1424 – King Wladislaus III of Poland (d. 1444)
1538 – Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)
1599 – Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)
1620 – John Evelyn, English diarist (d. 1706)
1622 – Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)
1632 – (baptism) Johannes Vermeer, Flemish painter (d. 1675)
1636 – Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1679)
1692 – Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist (d. 1765)
1705 – Pope Clement XIV (d. 1774)
1711 – Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (d. 1778)
1724 – Christopher Anstey, English writer (d. 1805)
1737 – James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)
1795 – John Keats, British poet (d. 1821)
1815 – Karl Weierstraß, German mathematician (d. 1897)
1825 – Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)
1827 – Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)
1831 – Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist (d. 1910)
1835 – Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
1835 – Krišj?nis Barons, Latvian writer (d. 1923)
1838 – King Louis of Portugal (d. 1889)
1848 – Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
1851 – Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
1860 – Juliette Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts (d. 1927)
1875 – Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (d. 1954)
1875 – Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman (d. 1950)
1879 – Sara Allgood, Irish actress (d. 1950)
1883 – Marie Laurencin, French painter (d. 1956)
1887 – Chiang Kai-shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, former Republic of China president (d. 1975)
1887 – Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1970)
1888 – Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)
1892 – Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (d. 1946)
1895 – Basil Liddell Hart, British military historian (d. 1970)
1896 – Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (d. 1977)
1902 – Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)
1912 – Dale Evans, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
1912 – Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)
1914 – Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (d. 1988)
1914 – John Hugenholtz, Dutch race track designer (d. 1995)
1916 – Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden
1917 – Thomas Hill, Canadian actor
1918 – Ian Stevenson, American parapsychologist (d. 2007)
1919 – Magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models
1920 – Dick Francis, Welsh novelist
1920 – Joseph Gelineau French composer (d. 2008)
1920 – Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan rebel leader (d. 1957)
1920 – Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
1920 – Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)
1922 – Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (d. 2005)
1922 – Anatoli Papanov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
1922 – Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)
1922 – King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia
1925 – John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1926 – Jimmy Savile, English entertainer
1927 – Lee Grant, American actress
1928 – Cleo Moore, American actress (d. 1973)
1929 – Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (d. 2004)
1929 – Bud Spencer, Italian actor
1930 – Michael Collins, American astronaut
1931 – Dan Rather, American television journalist
1933 – Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player
1936 – Michael Landon, American actor (d. 1991)
1937 – Tom Paxton, American singer-songwriter
1939 – Ron Rifkin, American actor
1939 – Tom O'Connor, British comedian
1939 – Alui Farka Touré, Malian musician (d. 2006)
1941 – Derek Bell, British racing driver
1941 – Dan Alderson, American scientist
1942 – Dave McNally, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1942 – David Ogden Stiers, American actor
1943 – Paul Frampton, English physicist
1943 – Brian Piccolo, American football player (d. 1970)
1944 – Kinky Friedman, American musician and novelist
1944 – Sally Kirkland, American actress
1945 – Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
1945 – Russ Ballard, English rock singer/songwriter, guitarist (Argent)
1946 – Stephen Rea, Irish actor
1946 – Norman Lovett, British actor
1947 – Deidre Hall, American actress
1947 – Frank Shorter, American runner
1948 - Michael Kitchen, British actor
1949 – Bob Siebenberg, American drummer (Supertramp)
1950 – John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (d. 1994)
1950 – Jozef Stolorz, Polish art painter
1950 – Jane Pauley, American news anchor
1950 – Zaha Hadid, British architect
1950 – Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General
1951 – Nick Saban, American college football coach
1951 - Dave Trembley, Major League Baseball manager (Baltimore Orioles)
1952 – Bernard Edwards, American bass guitarist (Chic) (d. 1996)
1953 – Michael J. Anderson, American actor
1953 – John Lucas II, American basketball player and coach
1954 – Ken Wahl, American actor
1956 – Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician
1957 – Robert Pollard, American rocker (Guided by Voices)
1957 – Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor
1958 – Jeannie Longo, French cyclist
1959 – Neal Stephenson, American author
1959 – Mats Näslund, Swedish ice hockey player
1960 – Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress
1960 – Arnaud Desplechin, French film director
1960 – Mike Gallego, American baseball player
1960 – Reza Pahlavi, former crown prince of Iran
1961 – Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director
1961 – Larry Mullen, Irish drummer (U2)
1961 – Alonzo Babers, American runner
1961 – Kate Campbell, American musician
1963 – Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead
1963 – Dunga, Brazilian footballer and manager
1963 – Johnny Marr, English guitarist and songwriter (The Smiths, Modest Mouse)
1963 – Fred McGriff, American baseball player
1963 – Dermot Mulroney, American actor
1963 – Rob Schneider, American actor
1964 – Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)
1964 – Marco van Basten, Dutch footballer and manager
1964 – Marty Wright, American professional wrestler
1964 – Darryl Worley, American country singer
1965 – Annabella Lwin, British singer (Bow Wow Wow)
1965 – Rob Rackstraw, voice actor
1966 – Adam Horovitz (Adrock), American rapper (Beastie Boys)
1966 – Koji Kanemoto, Japanese professional wrestler
1966 – Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist
1966 – Mike O'Malley, American actor
1967 – Vanilla Ice, American rapper
1968 – Antonio Davis, American basketball player
1969 – David Coburn, American actor/voice actor
1970 – Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
1970 – Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
1970 – Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon)
1970 – Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others)
1970 – Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist
1970 – Steve Trachsel, American baseball player
1971 – Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (d. 2004)
1971 – Ian Walker, English footballer
1971 – Toby Anstis, British radio presenter
1972 – Shaun Bartlett, South African footballer
1972 – Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer
1973 – Tim Byrdak, American baseball player
1973 – David Dellucci, American baseball player
1973 – Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer
1973 – Beverly Lynne, American erotic film actress
1974 – Muzzy Izzet, Turkish footballer
1974 – Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist (d. 2007)
1975 – Fabio Celestini, Swiss footballer
1976 – Guti, Spanish footballer
1976 – Piper Perabo, American actress
1977 – Sylviane Félix, French athlete
1977 – Séverine Ferrer, French singer
1978 – Emmanuel Izonritei, Nigerian boxer
1978 – Zachary Knighton, American actor
1978 – Martin Verkerk, Dutch tennis player
1979 – Saaphyri Windsor, American reality tv figure
1979 – Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer
1979 – Ricardo Fuller, Jamaican footballer
1980 – Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor,
1980 – Samaire Armstrong, American actress
1980 – Marcel Meeuwis, Dutch footballer
1980 – Alondra de la Parra, Mexican founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
1981 – Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
1981 – Frank Iero, American musician (My Chemical Romance, Leathermouth, Pencey Prep; founder of Skeleton Crew (record label))
1981 – Selina (Jiaxuan) Ren, Taiwanese singer (S.H.E)
1981 – Jon Crocker, American songwriter
1981 – Lollie Alexi Devereaux, French actress & writer
1982 - Jordan Bannister, Australian rules footballer
1982 – Tomáš Plekanec, Czech ice hockey player
1982 – Gabriela Irimia, Romanian/British singer (The Cheeky Girls)
1982 – Monica Irimia, Romanian/British singer (The Cheeky Girls)
1982 – Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor
1983 – Katy French, Irish model (d. 2007)
1986 – Christie Hayes, Australian actress
1986 – Chris Alajajian, Australian racing driver
1986 – Brent Corrigan, American pornographic actor
1988 - Jack Riewoldt, Australian rules footballer
1988 – Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver
1990 – Lil' JJ, American comedian
1991 – Jordan-Claire Green, American actress
2000 – Willow Smith, American actress
2005 – Infanta Leonor of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias and Letizia, Princess of Asturias

Deaths
1147 – Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (b. c.1090)
1214 – Leonora of England, queen of Alfonso VIII of Castile (b. 1162)
1448 – John VIII Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1390)
1517 – Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)
1641 – Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer (b. 1597)
1659 – John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)
1723 – Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1642)
1732 – Victor Amadeus II of Savoy (b. 1666)
1733 – Eberhard IV Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1676)
1744 – Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (b. 1694)
1765 – Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English military leader (b. 1721)
1768 – Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian composer (b. 1690)
1860 – Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (b. 1775)
1879 – Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
1879 – Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)
1883 – Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj (b. 1824)
1884 – Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (b. 1858)
1913 – William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)
1916 – Charles Taze Russell, American founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1852)
1918 – Egon Schiele, Austrian painter (b. 1890)
1920 – Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)
1925 – Max Linder, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1883)
1926 – Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born magician (b. 1874)
1929 – António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)
1939 – Otto Rank, Austrian psychologist (b. 1884)
1952 – U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)
1959 – Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)
1972 – Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
1975 – SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
1983 – George Halas, American football player, coach, and team owner (b. 1895)
1984 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (b. 1917)
1984 – Eduardo de Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (b. 1900)
1985 – Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (b. 1913)
1985 – Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
1985 – Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)
1986 – Robert S. Mulliken, American physicist and chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1896)
1987 – Joseph Campbell, American author and expert on mythology (b. 1904)
1988 – John Houseman, Romanian-born actor and director (b. 1902)
1988 – Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
1991 – Joseph Papp, American theatrical producer (b. 1921)
1991 – Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
1993 – Federico Fellini, Italian director (b. 1920)
1993 – River Phoenix, American actor (b. 1970)
1995 – Rosalind Cash, American actress (b. 1938)
1996 – Marcel Carné, French film director (b. 1906)
1998 – Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
1999 – Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
2000 – Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
2000 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
2001 – Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)
2002 – Lionel Poilâne, French baker and entrepreneur (b. 1945)
2002 – Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician, former president of Greece (b. 1903)
2002 – Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)
2003 – Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
2003 – Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
2005 – Mary Wimbush, English actress (b. 1924)
2005 – John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
2005 – Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)
2006 – Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)
2007 – Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (b. 1951)

Holidays and observances
Halloween
Cornwall, United Kingdom – Allantide
Slovenia and Protestant Church– Reformation Day
R.C. Saints – October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints:
St. Arnulf
St. Bega
St. Quentin
St. Urban
St. Wolfgang
Orthodox Church
Abaidas
Celts – Samhain
Neopaganism – Samhain in the northern hemisphere, Beltane in the southern hemisphere (or on November 1)

umm..yeah. i guess i couldve just said Halloween, but thats no fun. smiling smiley

 

12/15/08 11:22 AM

December 10th:

1948 - The UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Aaaaaannnndddd a bunch of people were born.
I notice a lot of athletes/sportsmen and hollywood-people are born on this day. *feels dumb* :-P

Hmmm... and a lot of smart people died on this day too. Oh Christ, that's saying something! T_T

Bugger.

 

12/15/08 11:25 AM

scantron posted:
it kinda sucks for the people who have their birthdays on sept 11....

has anyone else ever though of this? or experience it...

I actually know several people with the birthday of September 11th & they seem fine. My mother's & a friend's are the next day & even that is still a bit somber, but also fine.

 

12/15/08 3:12 PM

See for yourself!

 

12/15/08 2:22 PM

Katy Perry and I share a birthday on October 25th..I'm not a fan of her music, but I'd bang her..she's kinda hot thumbs up



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/2008 02:22PM by Guitars224.

 

12/15/08 2:34 PM

I share my birthday with Chuck Norris and Osama bin Laden.

 

12/15/08 3:02 PM

SEPTEMBER 27th:

1821: Mexico gains its independence from Spain...¡JODE! (I'm not Mexican, but good for them)
1982: I was born, thus making the world a better place.
1984: Avril Lavigne was born and ruined it.
1989: Nine Inch Nails released their very first track, a little single known as "Down In It" (HALO 1), and all was well in the world again....

 

12/18/08 9:31 AM

Events:
49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
1072 - Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo.
1475 - Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
1645 - Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London.
1776 - Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.
1806 - Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.
1810 - The marriage of Napoleon and Josephine is annulled.
1861 - American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.
1863 - The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
1901 - The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
1920 - The League of Nations holds its first meeting and ratifies the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I.
1922 - Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.
1923 - Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel.
1941 - Lend-Lease is introduced into the U.S. Congress.
1941 - World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
1946 - The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
1962 - Apollo Project: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket booster. It became better known as the Saturn V moon rocket, which launched every Apollo moon mission.
1984 - The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years.
1989 - Cuban troops begin withdrawing from Angola.
1990 - Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc.
2001 - A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.
2005 - A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.


Births:
1480 - Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
1538 - Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (d. 1574)
1573 - Simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)
1607 - Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)
1628 - George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1687)
1638 - Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (d. 1686)
1644 - Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (d. 1711)
1654 - Joshua Barnes, English scholar (d. 1712)
1702 - Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (d. 1762)
1715 - Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
1721 - Johann Philipp Baratier, German scholar (d. 1740)
1729 - Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (d. 1799)
1738 - Ethan Allen, American Revolution military leader (d. 1789)
1750 - Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor (d. 1823)
1769 - Michel Ney, French marshal (d. 1815)
1797 - Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)
1810 - Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (d. 1883)
1812 - Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
1815 - Sir John Alexander Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1891)
1828 - Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (d. 1892)
1834 - Lord Acton, British historian (d. 1902)
1840 - Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)
1843 - Frank James, American outlaw (d. 1915)
1849 - Francisco Ferrer Guardia, Spanish free-thinker (d. 1909)
1836 - Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)
1850 - John Wellborn Root, American architect (d. 1891)
1858 - Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
1864 - Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)
1865 - Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
1873 - Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)
1873 - George Orton, Canadian athlete (d. 1958)
1880 - Manuel Azaña y Diaz, Spanish republican President (d. 1940)
1883 - Francis X. Bushman, American actor (d. 1966)
1883 - Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi, Russian writer (d. 1945)
1887 - Robinson Jeffers, American poet (d. 1962)
1890 - Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
1893 - Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
1898 - Katharine Blodgett, American Scientist and inventor (d. 1979)
1903 - Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor (d. 1975)
1903 - Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (d. 1997)
1903 - Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)
1904 - Ray Bolger, American actor/dancer (d. 1987)
1908 - Paul Henreid, Austrian actor (d. 1993)
1908 - Bernard Lee, English actor (d. 1981)
1910 - Jean Martinon, French conductor, composer (d. 1976)
1912 - Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
1913 - Gustáv Husák, President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)
1913 - Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician (d. 1981)
1914 - Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)
1915 - Dean Dixon, U.S. conductor (d. 1976)
1916 - Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1916 - Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1917 - Jerry Wexler, American record producer (d. 2008)
1918 - Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
1920 - Georges Marchal, French actor (d. 1997)
1920 - Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1921 - Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
1924 - Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Canadian ballet dancer, choreographer and director (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens) (d. 1996)
1924 - Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (d. 2007)
1926 - Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
1927 - Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian singer (d. 2003)
1927 - Johnnie Ray, American singer (d. 1990)
1927 - Otto Stich, Swiss politician
1928 - Philip Levine, American poet
1929 - Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone
1930 - Roy Edward Disney, American film executive
1931 - Peter Barnes, English writer (d. 2004)
1932 - Elaine Devry, American actress
1933 - Anton Rodgers, English actor (d. 2007)
1934 - Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician
1935 - Ronnie Hawkins, American musician
1935 - Sherrill Milnes, American baritone
1936 - Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer (d. 1997)
1936 - Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
1936 - Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
1936 - Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
1937 - Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
1938 - Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist
1938 - Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player and Canadian Senator
1938 - Willie McCovey, American baseball player
1939 - Jared Carter, American poet
1939 - David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
1939 - William Levy, Dutch writer
1939 - Scott McKenzie, American singer
1939 - Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
1939 - Bill Toomey, American athlete
1940 - Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician
1940 - Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
1940 - Yesudas, Indian playback singer and classical musician
1942 - Walter Hill, American film director
1943 - Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973)
1944 - Rory Byrne, South African racing car designer
1944 - Bernard Derome, Canadian news presenter (Le Téléjournal)
1944 - William Sanderson, American actor
1944 - Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer
1945 - Jennifer Moss, English Actress (d. 2006)
1945 - John Fahey, Australian politician
1945 - Rod Stewart, Scottish singer
1945 - Edward Wiskoski, American professional wrestler
1946 - Aynsley Dunbar, English musician
1947 - Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur
1948 - Donald Fagen, American keyboardist, singer and songwriter (Steely Dan)
1948 - Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (d. 2002)
1948 - Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist
1948 - Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist
1949 - George Foreman, American boxer
1949 - James Lapine, American stage director
1949 - Linda Lovelace, American pornographic actress (d. 2002)
1950 - Roy Blunt, American politician, House minority whip
1951 - Paul DiMaggio, American educator
1952 - Scott Thurston, American musician
1953 - Pat Benatar, American singer
1953 - Dennis Cooper, American author
1953 - Bobby Rahal, American race car driver and team owner
1955 - Michael Schenker, German guitarist (UFO)
1956 - Shawn Colvin, American singer
1956 - Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
1957 - Greg Walden, American politician
1958 - Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter
1959 - Fran Walsh, New Zealand screenwriter
1960 - Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
1960 - Samira Said, Moroccan singer
1961 - Evan Handler, American actor
1961 - Janet Jones, American actress; wife of Wayne Gretzky
1961 - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Italian-American violinist
1962 - Michael Fortier, Canadian politician
1963 - Mark Pryor, American politician, junior senator of Arkansas
1964 - Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
1965 - Butch Hartman, American animator
1966 - Steve Kramer, American politician
1967 - Johan Laats, Belgian judoka
1970 - Marcus Bagwell, American professional wrestler
1970 - Alisa Maric, Serbian-born American chess grandmaster
1972 - Thomas Alsgaard, Norwegian cross-country skier
1972 - Brian Lawler, American professional wrestler
1973 - Ryan Drummond, American voice actor
1973 - Glenn Robinson, American basketball player
1974 - Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor
1974 - Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer
1974 - Akari Kaida, Japanese composer
1974 - Steve Marlet, French footballer
1974 - Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor
1975 - Jake Delhomme, American football player
1976 - Adam Kennedy, American baseball player
1978 - Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown)
1980 - Matt Roney, American baseball player
1980 - Sarah Shahi, American actress and model
1981 - Brian Joo, Korean-American singer
1982 - Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (d. 2002)
1983 - Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver
1983 - Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier
1986 - Saleisha Stowers, American model
1986 - Abigail Clancy, English model
1990 - Tao Li, Singaporean swimmer


Deaths:
681 - Pope Agatho
976 - John I Tzimiskes, Greek Byzantine Emperor (b. 925)
1094 - Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (b. 1029)
1276 - Pope Gregory X (b. c.1210)
1645 - William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1573)
1654 - Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
1662 - Prince Honoré II of Monaco (b. 1597)
1698 - Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (b. 1637)
1707 - Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)
1754 - Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (b. 1691)
1761 - Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711)
1777 - Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)
1778 - Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (b. 1707)
1794 - Georg Forster, German scientist and revolutionary (d. 1754)
1811 - Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764)
1824 - King Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia (b. 1759)
1828 - François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750)
1833 - Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (b. 1752)
1851 - Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)
1855 - Mary Russell Mitford, English novelist and dramatist (b. 1787)
1862 - Samuel Colt, American inventor (b. 1814)
1863 - Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)
1866 - Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)
1883 - Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
1895 - Benjamin Godard, French composer (b. 1849)
1901 - Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
1904 - Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
1905 - K?rlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
1917 - William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (b. 1846)
1922 - Frank Tudor, Australian Labor Opposition leader (b. 1866)
1934 - Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist accused of setting the Reichstag fire (b. 1909)
1935 - Edwin Flack, Australian athlete, first Olympic champion (b. 1873)
1941 - Frank Bridge, English composer (b. 1879)
1941 - Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
1941 - Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
1949 - Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
1951 - Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
1951 - Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
1957 - Gabriela Mistral, Chilean writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1889)
1960 - Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)
1961 - Dashiell Hammett, American writer (b. 1894)
1968 - Basil Sydney, English actor (b. 1894)
1969 - John Brownlee, Australian tenor (b. 1900)
1970 - Pavel Belyayev, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1925)
1971 - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (b. 1883)
1972 - Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (b. 1897)
1976 - Howlin' Wolf, American musician (b. 1910)
1978 - Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist (b. 1924)
1978 - Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
1980 - Hughie Critz, American baseball player (b. 1900)
1980 - George Meany, American labor leader (b. 1894)
1980 - Bo Rein, American college football coach (b. 1945)
1981 - Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
1981 - Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
1981 - Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)
1982 - Paul Lynde, American comedian (b. 1926)
1984 - Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (b. 1901)
1985 - Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)
1986 - Jaroslav Seifert, Czech writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
1987 - Marion Hutton, American singer and actress (b. 1919)
1987 - Sir David Robinson, English philanthropist and entrepreneur (b. 1904)
1989 - Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)
1989 - Colin Winchester, Australian Assistant Police Commissioner, murdered (b. 1933)
1992 - Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
1995 - Kathleen Tynan, Canadian-British journalist, author and screenwriter (b. 1937)
1997 - Elspeth Huxley, British journalist and writer (b. 1907)
1997 - Sheldon Leonard, American film producer, actor, and director (b. 1907)
1997 - Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
1999 - Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
2000 - Sam Jaffe, American producer (b. 1901)
2002 - W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)
2004 - Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)
2004 - Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
2005 - Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
2005 - Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
2005 - James Forman, American civil rights leader (b. 1928)
2005 - Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
2005 - Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
2005 - Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
2005 - Joséphine-Charlotte, Grandduchess of Luxembourg (b. 1927)
2005 - Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)
2007 - Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
2007 - Bradford Washburn, American explorer (b. 1910)
2008 - Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (b. 1967)
2008 - Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, Finnish-born American actress (b. 1921)
2008 - Mikhail Minin, Russian Soviet soldier (b. 1922)


Holidays:
Roman Catholic Church
->Peter Orseolo, Doge of Venice and saint
Coptic Church:
->Obadiah
January 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

 

12/18/08 10:07 AM

FEBRUARY 14TH (Jeez, after reading this, I think I'm gonna change my birthday--too much depressing stuff!! LOL)



February 14th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History:


1989 India Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 Million

14t
h February, 1989 : Following the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster by a Union Carbide subsidiary pesticide plant which released 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas, killing between 2500 and 5000 people in Bhopal. Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the government of India who were acting as the legal representative for victims of the disaster .




1912 U.S.A. Arizona


14th February, : Arizona becomes the 48th state of the union .

1920 U.S.A. League of Women Voters

14th February, 1920 : The League of Women Voters is founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in Chicago during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1929 U.S.A. St. Valentine's Day Massacre


14th February, 1929 : Seven gangster rivals of Al Capone were murdered in Chicago when Jack “Machine Gun” McGurn ordered the kill of rival George “Bugs” Moran. ( Known as St. Valentine's Day Massacre ).

1929 England Penicillin

14th February, 1929 : Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin after leaving a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, he noticed that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the bacteria.


1933 U.S.A. Banking Problems

14th February, 1933: Governor William A. Comstock had declared an eight-day bank holiday-really a temporary moratorium. This decision was made in light of the current financial emergency that was taking place in the city of Detroit and the rest of the state of Michigan. The main reason for this temporary bank closure was because of the Detroit Ford Motor Company’s refusal to entrust its deposits to the Union Guardian Trust. Governor Comstock felt that it would help protect the interest of small depositors
.

1937 U.S.A. United Mine Workers of America

14th February, 1937 : The United Mine Workers of America gave an ultimatum. They demanded 30 hours a week and a 15 cent pay raise or strike as of April 1st of 1937 (in a couple of months). April 1 was the time when the steel organization was to be at its height. Despite the threat of strike, coal operators are not expecting to grant wage increases and will expect to increase the work week to 40 hours. The wage increase at the time was a daily rate of $5.50 per hour in the North, and $5.10 in the Southern fields.


1939 Germany German Battleship Bismarck

14th February, 1939 : The German Reich launches the battleship Bismarck, which was the largest battleship ever commisioned up to that date. The Bismarck sunk the pride of the British fleet the battlecruiser HMS Hood in the Battle of the Denmark Strait in May 1941, but in September after spending months trying to gain revenge The Bismarck was sunk by the British Royal Navy.


1942 U.S.A. Anti Fascist TV Broadcast

14th February, 1942 : In the midst of World War II, a new anti-fascist broadcast was aired on four major U.S. television stations. This series had lasted for 13 weeks and featured actors such as James Stewart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Tyrone Power. The purpose of the This is War broadcast was to promote the Allied armies of the war, and branches of the military-particularly the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The United States was among one of the Allied countries that fought against the rising Nazi regime
.

1943 World War II Kasserine Pass

14th February, 1943 : One of the most significant World War II American defeats occurred during the battle of the Kasserine Pass. German General Erwin Rommel and African troops headed an attack against American and other allied forces in Tunisia, North Africa. The Battle of the Kasserine Pass resulted in the death of over 1,000 American soldiers. Hundreds of others were taken prisoner. This defeat that the Americans had experienced during was one of the worst of the entire World War
.

1948 U.S.A. NASCAR

14th February, 1948 : NASCAR holds its first race for modified stock cars on a 3.2 mile-course at Daytona Beach

1951 U.S.A. Teachers Strike

14th February, 1951 : Schools that were closed since a strike that took place since January 23rd were re-opened. The teachers had picketed up until a day before this date, demanding a pay raise higher than the $100.00 a year offered by the school board once a year. An agreement was made by Governor Luther W. Youngdahl to intervene with Minnesota legislators in an effort to gain more financial support for city’s schools. This strike had originally started with the Janitors, but then eventually teachers were included in it as well.


1962 U.S.A. Jacqueline Kennedy

14th February, 1962 : First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gives a tour of the White House shown on Television which 3 out of 4 Americans watch on TV
.

1974 Soviet Union Alexander Solzhenitsyn

14th February, 1974 : Soviet authorities have formally charged Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn with treason one day after expelling him from the country and revoking his Russian citizenship.

1984 Yugoslavia Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

14th February, 1984 : Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean win the Olympic ice skating championship with the free dance performance of Ravel's Bolero.


1989 Nicaragua Sandinistas

14th February, 1989 : Sandinistas, the leftist Nicaraguan government that ruled during this time, had on this date agreed to free elections. Additionally, the Sandinistas had agreed to release a certain number of political prisoners within a year. In return, the country of Honduras agreed to shut down bases used to fight against the Sandinista regime. Within a year, communist leaders were voted out by the people, as they had the chance to vote for who they would want in power.

1989 Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini


14th February, 1989 : Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a ( FATWA ) death sentence on British writer Salman Rushdie for his authorship of the book Satanic Verses.

2000 U.S.A. Tornadoes

14th February, 2000 : A series of tornadoes had swept through Georgia during a more unusual time of the year-in the winter. Most tornadoes usually occur in the spring when cold air collides with warm air. Five tornadoes in all had swept through Colquitt, Tift, Mitchell and Grady counties. These counties were/are located about 200 miles south of Atlanta. The most powerful of all the twisters that moved through this area was the F3, which had torn down 200 mobile homes in Camilla (a small town). Most people were sleeping at the time this tornado had occurred, so of course it had caught them by surprise.


2005 Lebanon Terrorist Bomb

14th February, 2005 : A terrorist bomb in West Beirut kills 9 including the Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in an apparent assassination.

2006 Iran Uranium Enrichment

14th February, 2006 : Iran said it had resumed uranium enrichment; Russia and France immediately called on Iran to halt its work.

2008 U.S.A. Shooting At Northern Illinois University

14th February, 2008 : A former student of Northern Illinois University opens fire at a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University killing 7 and injuring 14 more

 

12/18/08 11:45 AM

December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 20 days remaining until the end of the year.

Births

1958 Nikki Sixx, American musician (Mötley Crüe)

1967 - Mo'Nique, American actress/comedienne

1973 - Mos Def, American rapper and actor

1979 - Rider Strong, American actor

Deaths

2008 - Bettie Page

 

12/18/08 2:03 PM

I'm gonna try to skip through all the shit that no one really cares about and post the things that I find interesting, no point putting up stuff no one will read.

JANUARY 15th
1870 - A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).

1889 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

1943 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.

1967 - The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California.

2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

2005 - An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.

BIRTHS
1908 - Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 2003)known as "father of the hydrogen bomb"

1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)

1948 - Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)

MLK's birthday always stands out to me as the most noteworthy date on January 15th. I also found out about a few dates I didn't know of including the wikipedia launch, where I received all this info lol.

 
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