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Old 11-02-2016, 01:23 PM   #376
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2002 - Armed police arrested an international gang who were planning to kidnap former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her two young children. The gang had planned to ransom Posh for £5m.
I wonder if cultivating the image of being Posh led to her being a target? I'm sure there are plenty more rich people.
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:48 PM   #377
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November 3rd

Today is not celebrated for any particular reason in the United States.

There are 4 days until the 2016 Presidential election.

There are 58 days remaining in 2016.

There 51 days until Christmas.

Events

361 – Emperor Constantius II dies of a fever at Mopsuestia in Cilicia, on his deathbed he is baptised and declares his cousin Julian rightful successor.

1333 – The flooding River Arno causes massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.

1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.

1783 – The American Continental Army is disbanded.

1793 – French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.

1812 – Napoleon's armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma.

1868 – John Willis Menard was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.

1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1911 – Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.

1918 – The German Revolution of 1918–19 begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.

1943 – World War II: Five hundred aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastate Wilhelmshaven harbor in Germany, destroying two thirds of the town's buildings.

1954 – The first Godzilla film is released and marks the first appearance of the creature.

1957 – The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog, named Laika.

1960 - Elvis Presley had his fifth UK No.1 single with 'It's Now Or Never', it stayed at No.1 for eight weeks. The song which was based on the Italian song, 'O Sole Mio', gave Presley his first post-army service No.1.

1964 – Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.

1969 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.

1973 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.

1986 – Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.

1990 - 25 years after their version was recorded, The Righteous Brothers went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Unchained Melody'. The track had been featured in the Patrick Swayze film 'Ghost.' Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret, Unchained Melody is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages.

2014 – One World Trade Center officially opens.

Births

39 – Lucan; 1793 – Stephen F. Austin "The Father Of Texas"; 1794 – William Cullen Bryant; 1816 – Jubal Early; 1852 – Emperor Meiji; 1918 – Elizabeth P. Hoisington; 1921 – Charles Bronson; 1930 – William H. Dana; 1933 – Ken Berry (Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D.); 1933 – Aneta Corsaut ('Helen Crump' on Andy Griffith Show); 1933 – Michael Dukakis; 1936 – Takao Saito (created Golgo 13); 1948 – Lulu♪ ♫(sang "To Sir, With Love", and "The Man With The Golden Gun"); 1949 – Larry Holmes; 1949 – Anna Wintour; 1952 – Roseanne Barr (crotch-grabbing anthem-mangler); 1953 – Kate Capshaw; 1953 – Dennis Miller (SNL); 1954 – Adam Ant♪ ♫; 1955 – Phil Simms; 1957 – Dolph Lundgren (Rocky V, The Expendables 1, 2, 3, & 4); 1962 – Gabe Newell (co-founded Valve Corp. video game developers); 1987 – Colon Kaepernick; 1987 – Gemma Ward; 1995 – Kendall Jenner

Deaths

361 – Constantius II; 1793 – Olympe de Gouges; 1926 – Annie "Little Sure Shot" Oakley; 1949 – Solomon R. Guggenheim; 1954 – Henri Matisse; 1990 – Mary Martin (Peter Pan, mother of Larry Hagman); 1993 – Lιon Theremin (invented the Theremin); 1998 – Bob Kane (co-created Batman); 2002 – Lonnie Donegan♪ ♫; 2002 – Jonathan Harris (Lost In Space); 2006 – Paul Mauriat; 2013 – William J. Coyne
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:42 PM   #378
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:21 AM   #381
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:22 AM   #382
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:48 AM   #383
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November 4

There are 3 days until the 2016 Presidential election.

There are 57 days remaining in 2016.

There are 50 days until Christmas.

Events

1501 – Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother – they would later marry.

1576 – Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).

1783 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.

1839 – Newport Rising: The last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville: Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material.

1890 – City and South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.

1921 – Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.

1922 – In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Tutankhamun's (King Tut's) tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

1924 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected the first female governor in the United States.

1939 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.

1942 – World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leads his forces on a five-month retreat.

1952 – The United States government establishes the National Security Agency (NSA).

1960 – At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.

1962 – The United States concludes Operation Fishbowl, its final above-ground nuclear weapons testing series, in anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

1966 – The Arno River floods Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m (22 ft), leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Also Venice was submerged on the same day at its record all-time acqua alta of 194 cm (76+ inches).

1967 - Pink Floyd made their US live debut when they appeared at the Winterland Auditorium, San Francisco, California. Floyd shared the bill with local group Big Brother & The Holding Company, featuring singer Janis Joplin and singer/songwriter Richie Havens.

1973 – The Netherlands experiences the first Car-Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.

1977 - The Last Waltz, the movie of The Band's final concert premiered in New York. The Martin Scorsese movie also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, and Eric Clapton.<---If you haven't watched The Last Waltz, I highly recommend doing so, especially if you actually liked The Band.

1979 – Iran hostage crisis: A mob of Iranians, mostly students, overruns the US embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages (53 of whom are American, and will be held for the next 444 days).

2007 - The Eagles went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first time ever with Long Road Out of Eden - 33 years after their debut album On the Border. This was the group's first full studio album since The Long Run in 1979.

2008 – Barack Obama [remember him?] becomes the first person of biracial or African descent to be elected President of the United States. And there was much rejoicing.

2010 – Qantas Flight 32, an Airbus A380, suffers an uncontained engine failure over Indonesia shortly after taking off from Singapore, crippling the jet. The crew manage to safely return to Singapore, saving all 469 passengers and crew.

2013 - Rihanna joined The Beatles and Elvis Presley as one of just three acts to top the UK singles chart seven times in seven years.

Births

1879 – Will Rogers; 1884 – Harry Ferguson (developed the three-point hitch, developed the modern agricultural tractor); 1913 – Gig Young; 'Uncle' Walter Cronkite; 1918 – Art Carney; 1918 – Cameron Mitchell; 1919 – Martin Balsam; 1923 – Freddy Heineken (of the beer brewing Heinekens); 1925 – Doris Roberts (the mother on Everybody Loves Raymond); 1937 – Loretta Swit ('"Hot Lips" Houlihan' on M*A*S*H (tv series); Chuck Mangione♪ ♫; 1940 – Delbert McClinton♪ ♫; 1946 – Laura Bush (45th FLOTUS); 1946 – Robert Mapplethorpe (weirdo photographer); 1947 – Jerry Fleck (director on various Star Trek series); 1950 – Markie Post; 1953 – Van Stephenson♪ ♫(BlackHawk); 1954 – Chris Difford♪ ♫(Squeeze); 1956 – James Honeyman-Scott(The Pretenders); 1960 – Kathy Griffin; 1961 – Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid); 1961 – Jeff Probst (host of Survivor); 1965 – Wayne Static(Static X); 1969 – Sean Combs♪ ♫; 1969 – Matthew McConaughey

Deaths

1921 – Hara Takashi; 1955 – Cy Young (namesake of the Cy Young Award in baseball); 1992 – George Klein(invented the motorized wheelchair); 1995 – Eddie Egan (NYPD detective who inspired the book & movie The French Connection); 1995 – Yitzhak Rabin; 2005 – Sheree North; 2008 – Michael Crichton; 2010 – Sparky Anderson; 2011 – Andy Rooney; 2014 - Diz
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Old 11-05-2016, 01:39 PM   #384
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November 5

There are 2 days until the 2016 Presidential election.

There are 56 days remaining in 2016.

There are 49 days until Christmas.

Today is Bank Transfer Day in the U.S., encouraging a voluntary switch from commercial banks to not-for-profit credit unions.

In the United Kingdom, Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated, commemorating King James I's survival of an assassination attempt, known as The Gunpowder Plot. Guy Fawkes Night coincides with The West Country Carnival.

Ireland celebrates National Love Your Red Hair Day today.

Events

1138 – Lύ Anh Tτng is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign.

1499 – Publication of the Catholicon, written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc in Trιguier; this is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.

1605 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.

1768 – Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.

1831 – Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.

1862 – American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.

1872 – Women's suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.

1895 – George B. Selden [Selden's father, Henry R. Selden, an attorney, defended Susan B. Anthony in The United States v. Susan B. Anthony, see 1872 above] is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.

1912 – Woodrow Wilson is elected to the presidency of the United States.

1925 – British Secret Service Bureau secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union. [To catch a secret agent, I guess you use the secret police.]

1943 – World War II: Bombing of the Vatican.

1983 – Byford Dolphin diving bell accident (<--Interesting read.) kills five and leaves one severely injured.

2006 – Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for their roles in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shi'a Muslims.

2007 – Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.

2009 – A U.S. Army Medical Corps psychiatrist murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.

Births

1857 – Ida Tarbell; 1905 – Joel McCrea; 1911 – Roy Rogers; 1913 – Vivien Leigh; 1931 – Ike Turner♪ ♫; 1936 – Billy Sherrill♪ ♫; 1937 – Harris Yulin; 1940 – Elke Sommer; 1941 – Art Garfunkel♪ ♫(Simon & Garfunkel); 1943 – Sam Shepard; 1946 – Gram Parsons♪ ♫; 1947 – Peter Noone♪ ♫(Herman"s Hermits); 1949 – Armin Shimerman ('Quark' on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine); 1955 – Kris Jenner; 1957 – Mike Score(A Flock Of Seagulls); 1958 – Robert Patrick (the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day); 1959 – Bryan Adams♪ ♫; 1960 – Tilda Swinton; 1963 – Tatum O'Neal; 1963 – Brian Wheat(Tesla); 1965 – Famke Janssen; 1968 – Sam Rockwell (The Green Mile); 1971 – Jonny Greenwood(Radiohead); 1974 – Ryan Adams♪ ♫(Whiskeytown); 1978 – Bubba Watson; 1987 – Kevin Jonas♪ ♫(Jonas Bros)

Deaths

1956 – Art Tatum; 1960 – Ward Bond; 1960 – Johnny Horton♪ ♫; 1960 – Mack Sennett; 1977 – Guy Lombardo♪ ♫; 1979 – Al Capp; 1989 – Vladimir Horowitz; 1991 – Fred MacMurray; 2003 – Bobby Hatfield♪ ♫(The Righteous Bros); 2010 – Jill Clayburgh; 2015 – George Barris
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:04 PM   #385
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Birth, 1938...my dad.

Birth, 1964...me.

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November 6

There is 1 day until the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

There are 48 days until Christmas.

There are 55 days remaining in 2016.

Today is observed, internationally, as an International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

Events

1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Αlvar Nϊρez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas.

1856 – Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.

1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected as the sixteenth president of United States.

1861 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.

1865 – American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 unarmed merchant vessels.

1869 – In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.

1913 – Mohandas K. Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

1934 – Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

1935 – Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" (FM radio) to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.

1942 – World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.

1943 – World War II: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city's ancient buildings.

1947 – Meet the Press makes its television debut.

2012 – Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate. And there was much rejoicing.

Births

1494 – Suleiman the Magnificent; 1814 – Adolphe Sax; 1851 – Charles Dow; 1854 – John Philip Sousa; 1861 – James Naismith; 1893 – Edsel Ford; 1914 – Jonathan Harris; 1916 – Ray Conniff; 1921 – James Jones; 1926 – Zig Ziglar; 1931 – Mike Nichols; 1932 – Stonewall Jackson; 1941 – Guy Clark; 1946 – Sally Field; 1948 – Sidney Blumenthal; 1948 – Glenn Frey; 1949 – Brad Davis; 1949 – Arturo Sandoval; 1955 – William H. McRaven; 1955 – Maria Shriver; 1964 – Corey Glover; 1966 – Peter DeLuise; 1970 – Ethan Hawke; 1972 – Thandie Newton; 1976 – Pat Tillman; 1988 – Emma Stone

Deaths

1991 – Gene Tierney; 2007 – Hank Thompson
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