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Old 11-07-2016, 10:35 AM   #391
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November 7

The U.S. Presidential Election is tomorrow.

There are 55 days remaining in 2016.

There are 47 days until Christmas.

Today marks the approximate midpoint of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

Events

1492 – The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

1775 – John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.

1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

1811 – Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.

1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

1893 – Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.

1907 – Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de García by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometers (3.7 miles) away before it can explode, thus proving that Jesús saves.

1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia.

1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1913 – The first day of the three-day-long Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.

1914 – The first issue of The New Republic is published.

1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.

1916 – Radio station 2XG, located in the Highbridge section of New York City, makes the first audio broadcast of presidential election returns.

1917 – The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.

1918 – The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 Samoans (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.

1919 – The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.

1929 – In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.

1933 – Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.

1941 – World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America.

1951 - Frank Sinatra married his second wife actress Ava Gardner.

1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.

1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

1974 - Ted Nugent won a National squirrel-shooting match after picking off a squirrel at 150 yards.

1975 - A new world record was set for continuous guitar string plucking by Steve Anderson who played for 114 hours 17 minutes.

1983 – United States Senate bombing: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.

1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.

1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.

1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV, and retires from the NBA.

1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.

1996 – NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.

2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case. Resolved by hanging some dude named Chad.

2000 – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs (<---Very interesting read.) inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

2004 - Elton John turned the air blue live on BBC Radio 1 using the words; f****ing, w**k, and t**s. The singer was a guest on the Chris Moyles Radio 1 breakfast show in the UK. [I know what "f****ing" is, I know what "t**s" is, but what in the f**k is "w**k"?]

2014 - Australian drummer of AC/DC, Phil Rudd, had a charge of attempting to arrange a murder dropped in New Zealand, but he was still facing charges of drugs possession and making threats to kill. The turn around by authorities, announced less than 24 hours after Mr Rudd appeared in court, was because of a lack of evidence, his lawyer said.

2014 - Two wealthy fans paid $300,000 to eat lasagna with Bruce Springsteen at his house. Springsteen started off the annual Stand Up For Heroes event by playing an acoustic set, then offering the instrument to the highest bidder. When bidding reached $60,000, he threw in a guitar lesson, which someone offered $250,000 for. At this point, he offered up a lasagna dinner at his house, a ride around the block in the sidecar of his motorbike and the shirt off of his back. All the money went to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps injured servicemen and their families when they return home.

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Old 11-07-2016, 10:36 AM   #392
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Births

1728 – James Cook; 1867 – Marie Curie; 1879 – Leon Trotsky; 1897 – Herman J. Mankiewicz; 1903 – Dean Jagger; 1913 – Albert Camus; 1914 – Archie Campbell; 1918 – Billy Graham; 1922 – Al Hirt♪ ♫; 1926 – Joan Sutherland♪ ♫; 1937 - Mary Travers♪ ♫(Peter, Paul & Mary); 1938 – Barry Newman; 1942 – Johnny Rivers♪ ♫; 1943 – Joni Mitchell; 1947 – Ron Leavitt (co-created Married...With Children); 1949 – Stephen Bruton; 1951 - Nick Gilder♪ ♫; 1952 – David Petraeus; 1956 – Judy Tenuta; 1957 – Christopher Knight ('Peter Brady' on The Brady Bunch); 1960 – Tommy Thayer(KISS); 1964 – Dana Plato (Diff'rent Strokes); 1970 – Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me); 1996 – Lorde

Deaths

1959 – Victor McLaglen(<---Interesting read.)(She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, Fort Apache); 1962 – Eleanor Roosevelt (39th FLOTUS); 1967 – John Nance Garner (32nd VPOTUS); 1978 – Gene Tunney; 1980 – Steve McQueen(American Bad-ass); 1992 – Jack Kelly; 2004 – Howard Keel; 2011 – Joe Frazier
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[I know what "f****ing" is, I know what "t**s" is, but what in the f**k is "w**k"?]
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:35 AM   #396
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For the second time today:

November 8

Today is Election Day!!!

There are 53 days remaining in 2016.

There are 46 days until Christmas.

Events

1519 – Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.

1602 – The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford is opened to the public.

1605 – Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.

1745 – Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.

1861 – American Civil War: The "Trent Affair": The USS San Jacinto stops the British mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US.

1889 – Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

1923 – Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.

1939 – In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.

1950 – Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.

1957 – Operation Grapple X, Round C1: The United Kingdom conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.

1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the 20th century to become the 35th president of the United States.

1965 – The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

1965 – The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Viet Cong at the Battle of Gang Toi.

1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

1972 – HBO launches its programming, with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.

1973 – The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay US$2.9 million.

1987 – Remembrance Day bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.

2011 – The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passes 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

2013 – Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines; the storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused $2.86 billion (2013 USD) in damage.

Births

1656 – Edmond Halley; 1836 – Milton Bradley; 1847 – Bram Stoker; 1900 – Margaret Mitchell; 1912 – June Havoc; 1920 – Esther Rolle; 1927 – Patti Page; 1931 – Morley Safer; 1935 – Alain Delon; 1944 – Bonnie Bramlett; 1946 – Roy Wood; 1947 – Minnie Riperton; 1949 – Wayne LaPierre; 1949 – Bonnie Raitt; 1950 – Mary Hart; 1952 – Alfre Woodard; 1954 – Rickie Lee Jones; 1961 – Leif Garrett; 1966 – Gordon Ramsay; 1968 – Parker Posey; 1972 – Gretchen Mol; 1975 – Tara Reid

Deaths

1674 – John Milton; 1887 – Doc Holliday; 1968 – Wendell Corey; 1974 – Ivory Joe Hunter; 1978 – Norman Rockwell; 2006 – Basil Poledouris; 2011 – Heavy D; 2011 – Bil Keane
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:13 PM   #397
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November 9


♪ ♫What fools we were to think we could get by♪ ♫
♪ ♫With only those 44 presidents we've tried.♪ ♫
♪ ♫We should have known the worst was yet to come.♪ ♫
♪ ♫And that Crying Time for us had just begun.♪ ♫


There are 52 days remaining in 2016.

There are 45 days until Christmas.

Today is World Freedom Day in the United States.

Events

1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

1688 – Glorious Revolution: William of Orange captures Exeter.

1780 – American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Fishdam Ford a force of British and Loyalist troops fail in a surprise attack against the South Carolina Patriot militia under Brigadier General Thomas Sumter.

1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup of 18 Brumaire ending the Directory government, and becoming one of its three Consuls (Consulate Government).

1851 – Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him back to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.

1857 – The Atlantic is founded in Boston, Massachusetts.

1862 – American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George B. McClellan is removed.

1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872. The fire is contained in 12 hours, after burning ~65 acres of downtown Boston, consuming 776 buildings, much of the financial district, and causing ~$73.5 million in damage. Thirteen people died.

1887 – The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.

1913 – The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the Great Lakes region, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.

1935 – The Congress of Industrial Organizations is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by eight trade unions belonging to the American Federation of Labor.

1938 – The Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath dies from gunshot wounds by Herschel Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also known as Kristallnacht.

1955 - The Everly Brothers made their first studio recordings cutting four tracks in 22 minutes, at Nashville's Old Tulane Hotel studios.

1965 – Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast blackout of 1965.

1965 – A Catholic Worker Movement member, Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.

1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ‘n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

1970 – Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6–3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.

1979 – Nuclear false alarm: The NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early-warning radars, the alert is cancelled.

1985 – Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating fellow Soviet Anatoly Karpov.

1990 - The IRS seized all of US country singer Willie Nelson's bank accounts and real estate holdings in connection with a $16 million tax debt.

1998 – Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.

Births

1801 – Gail Borden (invented condensed milk); 1802 – Elijah Parish Lovejoy; 1825 – A. P. Hill; 1841 – Edward VII; 1869 – Marie Dressler; 1886 – Ed Wynn; 1892 – Mabel Normand; 1914 – Hedy Lamarr; 1918 – Spiro Agnew; 1920 – Byron De La Beckwith (Medgar Evers' assassin); 1922 – Dorothy Dandridge; 1928 – Anne Sexton; 1934 – Carl Sagan; 1941 – Tom Fogerty♪ ♫(Creedence Clearwater Revival); 1942 – Tom Weiskopf; 1947 – Robert David Hall(coroner on CSI); 1948 – Joe Bouchard(Blue Oyster Cult); 1951 – Lou Ferrigno; 1970 – Susan Tedeschi♪ ♫(Tedeschi Trucks Band); 1972 – Eric Dane ('Dr. McSteamy' on Grey's Anatomy); 1973 – Nick Lachey♪ ♫(98 Degrees)

Deaths

1924 – Henry Cabot Lodge; 1940 – Neville Chamberlain; 1953 – Ibn Saud; 1953 – Dylan Thomas; 1970 – Charles de Gaulle; 1991 – Yves Montand; 2003 – Art Carney; 2004 – Stieg Larsson; 2006 – Ed Bradley
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:59 PM   #398
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1580 – After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 people, including papal soldiers and civilians, at Dún an Óir, Ireland.

1702 – English colonists under the command of James Moore besiege Spanish St. Augustine during Queen Anne's War.

1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.

1865 – Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming one of only three American Civil War soldiers executed for war crimes.

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".

1918 – The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

1944 – The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.

1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.

1958 – The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.

1970 – For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.

1975 – The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

1979 – A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.

1983 – Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.

1989 – Germans begin to tear down the Berlin Wall.

1997 – WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).

2002 – Veteran's Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak: A tornado outbreak stretching from Northern Ohio to the Gulf Coast, one of the largest outbreaks recorded in November. The strongest tornado, an F4, hits Van Wert, Ohio, during the early to mid afternoon and destroys a movie theater, which had been evacuated.

2006 – The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush.

Births

1483 – Martin Luther; 1775 - The United States Marine Corps; 1810 – George Jennings; 1889 – Claude Rains (The Invisible Man, Casablanca); 1895 – Jack Northrop (founded the Northrop Corporation); 1919 – Mikhail Kalashnikov (designed the AK-47); 1925 – Richard Burton; 1928 – Ennio Morricone♪ ♫; 1932 – Roy Scheider; 1940 – Screaming Lord Sutch♪ ♫; 1945 – Donna Fargo♪ ♫; 1947 – Glen Buxton(Alice Cooper); 1947 – Dave Loggins♪ ♫(wrote Please Come To Boston); 1949 – Ann Reinking♪ ♫; 1950 – Jack Scalia; 1955 – Roland Emmerich; 1956 – Sinbad; 1960 – Neil Gaiman; 1963 – Tommy Davidson; 1968 – Tracy Morgan; 1968 – Tom Papa; 1969 – Ellen Pompeo; 1971 – Walton Goggins; 1977 – Brittany Murphy; 1982 – Heather Matarazzo (Welcome To The Doll House); 1983 – Miranda Lambert

Deaths

1865 – Henry Wirz; 1891 – Arthur Rimbaud; 1938 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk; 1982 – Leonid Brezhnev; 1992 – Chuck Connors; 1997 – Tommy Tedesco(The Wrecking Crew); 2001 – Ken Kesey (wrote One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes A Great Notion); 2006 – Gerald Levert♪ ♫; 2006 – Jack Palance; 2007 – Norman Mailer; 2008 – Miriam Makeba; 2009 – John Allen Muhammad (was The Beltway Sniper); 2010 – Dino De Laurentiis; 2015 – Allen Toussaint
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:47 AM   #399
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November 11

Many countries mark today ("eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month") in relation to the end of World War I:

as Armistice Day in New Zealand, France, Belgium, and Serbia;

as Nat'l Independence Day in Poland (commemorating the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918);

as Remembrance Day in The United Kingdom and The Commonwealth of Nations;

and as Veteran's Day in The United States.

Today is observed as Singles' Day in China, celebrating the pride of being single.

Events

1100 – Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and a direct descendant of the Saxon king Edmund Ironside.

1215 – The Fourth Lateran Council meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.

1620 – The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.

1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery. Apparently, exceptions were made for Catholic priests and alterboys.

1675 – Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x).

1724 – Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London.

1805 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein: About 8,000 French troops attempt to slow the retreat of a vastly superior (24,000 men) Russian and Austrian force.

1839 – The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.

1864 – American Civil War: General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta to the ground in preparation for his march to the sea.

1869 – The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act is enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people's wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.

1880 – Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.

1887 – August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed as a result of the Haymarket affair.

1889 – The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.

1911 – Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.

1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compičgne.

1921 – The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.

1926 – The United States Numbered Highway System is established.

1934 – The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia is opened.

1940 – World War II: In the Battle of Taranto, the Royal Navy launches the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history.

1972 - The Allman Brothers Band bass player Berry Oakley was killed when his motorcycle hit a bus at the same intersection as former band member Duane Allman, who had died a year earlier. Oakley was 24 years old.

1975 – Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam, appoints Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister and announces a general election to be held in early December.

2000 – Kaprun disaster: One hundred fifty-five skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.

2004 – New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

2004 – The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

2004 - Coldplay fan Sarah Sainsbury wrote to the band asking for their autographs so she could sell them to raise funds at her school charity. Coldplay sent her a triple platinum disc worth over Ł4,000.

2015 - Phil Taylor better known as "Philthy Animal" Taylor and drummer with Motörhead died aged 61. He was in the The classic mark IV Motörhead line-up of Lemmy, Taylor, and Fast Eddie Clarke who recorded ten studio albums and the live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.

Births

1821 – Fyodor Dostoyevsky; 1885 – George S. Patton; 1899 – Pat O'Brien (Angels With Dirty Faces, Some Like It Hot); 1904 – Alger Hiss; 1909 – Robert Ryan; 1925 – Jonathan Winters; 1940 – Barbara Boxer; 1945 – Daniel Ortega; 1947 - Pat Daugherty♪ ♫(Black Oak Arkansas); 1951 – Fuzzy Zoeller; 1951 – Marc Summers (hosted Nickelodeon's Double Dare); 1953 – Marshall Crenshaw; 1953 – Andy Partridge(XTC); 1956 – Ian Craig Marsh♪ ♫(The Human League); 1959 – Carl 'The Truth' Williams; 1960 – Stanley Tucci; 1962 – Demi Moore; 1964 – Calista Flockhart; 1965 – Max Mutchnick (co-creator Will & Grace, Boston Common); 1971 – David DeLuise ('Bug' on 3rd Rock From The Sun); 1972 – Adam Beach (Windtalkers); 1973 – Jason White; 1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio

Deaths

1831 – Nat Turner; 1855 – Sřren Kierkegaard; 1880 – Ned Kelly; 1917 – Liliuokalani♪ ♫(last reigning Queen of Hawaii); 1945 – Jerome Kern♪ ♫; 1972 – Berry Oakley(Allman Bros); 1976 – Alexander Calder; 1984 – Martin Luther King, Sr.; 1999 – Mary Kay Bergman (original voice for most of the female characters on South Park); 2004 – Yasser Arafat; 2015 - Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor(Motörhead)
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Grav, I for one appreciate the time and effort(not to mention do-overs from technical glitches), you spend on this thread. Thank you.
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November 12

Today is observed internationally as World Pneumonia Day.

There are 49 days remaining in 2016.

There are 42 days until Christmas.

Events

1439 – Plymouth, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

1892 – William Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.

1912 – The frozen bodies of Robert Falcon Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

1927 – Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.

1928 – SS Vestris sinks approximately 200 miles (320 km) off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned.

1936 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

1940 – World War II: Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrives in Berlin to discuss the possibility of the Soviet Union joining the Axis Powers.

1944 – World War II: The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers, which sink the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromsř, Norway.

1958 – A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding (no, not the former POTUS) completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with 1,000 pounds of dynamite, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.

1970 – The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history, killing 300,000 - 500,000 people.

1979 – Iran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.

1980 – The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.

1981 – Space Shuttle program: Mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.

1990 – Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

1997 – Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

1997 - US singer, keyboard player Billy Preston was jailed for three years for possession of cocaine.

1999 - Gary Glitter was sentenced to four months in a Bristol prison after being found guilty of downloading child pornography from the internet. He was released on 11th January 2000.

2001 - The three living former Beatles met for the last time at George Harrison's hotel in New York City for lunch. Harrison died two weeks later.

2003 – Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, which remains the fastest for unmodified commercial rail vehicles.

2008 - Mitch Mitchell, the British drummer with the Jimi Hendrix Experience was found dead in his US hotel room aged 61.

2014 – The Philae lander, deployed from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, reaches the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Births

1815 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton; 1840 – Auguste Rodin; 1897 – Karl Marx♪ ♫(no, not that Karl Marx, this one was a composer); 1903 – Jack Oakie; 1922 – Kim Hunter ('STELLLLLAAA' in A Streetcar Named Desire); 1929 – Grace Kelly; 1934 – Charles Manson; 1943 – Errol Brown♪ ♫(Hot Chocolate); 1944 – Booker T. Jones♪ ♫(Booker T. & the M.G.'s); 1944 – Al Michaels; 1945 – Neil Young(CSNY, Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield); 1947 – Buck Dharma(Blue Oyster Cult); 1958 – Megan Mullally ('Karen' on Will & Grace); 1962 – Jon Dough (porn actor); 1964 – David Ellefson(Megadeth); 1967 – Michael Moorer; 1976 – Tevin Campbell♪ ♫; 1979 – Cote de Pablo ('Ziva' on NCIS); 1980 – Ryan Gosling; 1982 – Anne Hathaway; 1987 – Jason Day

Deaths

1035 – Cnut the Great; 1793 – Jean Sylvain Bailly; 1916 – Percival Lowell; 1981 – William Holden; 1990 – Eve Arden; 1993 – H. R. Haldeman; 1994 – Wilma Rudolph; 2003 – Jonathan Brandis; 2003 – Penny Singleton ('Dagwood Bumstead's' wife 'Blondie' in 28 Blondie movies, voice of 'Jane Jetson' in The Jetsons); 2008 – Mitch Mitchell(Jimi Hendrix Experience)
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Today is World Kindness Day. So, kindly piss off. Please/Thank You.

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1002 – English king Ćthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre.

1553 – Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer and four others, including Lady Jane Grey, are accused of high treason and sentenced to death under Catholic Queen "Bloody" Mary I.

1851 – The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliott Bay and founding what would become Seattle, Washington.

1901 – The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.

1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.

1940 – Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.

1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by U-81, sinking the following day.

1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.

1956 – The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1974 – Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murders his entire family in Amityville, Long Island in the house that would become known as The Amityville Horror.

1982 – Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas. Kim's subsequent death (on November 17) leads to significant changes in the sport.

1985 – The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia, killing approximately 23,000 people.

1990 – In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people in a massacre before being tracked down and killed by police the next day.

2015 – A set of coordinated terror attacks in Paris, including multiple shootings, explosions, and a hostage crisis in the 10th and 11th arrondissements kill 130 people, seven attackers, and injured 368 others, with at least 80 critically wounded.

2015 – WT1190F, a temporary satellite of Earth, impacts just southeast of Sri Lanka.

Births

1814 – Joseph Hooker; 1833 – Edwin Booth (John Wilkes Booth's big bro); 1838 – Joseph F. Smith; 1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson; 1856 – Louis Brandeis (associate justice of SCOTUS); 1899 – Iskander Mirza (1st president of Pakistan); 1913 – Lon Nol; 1920 – Jack Elam; 1922 – Oskar Werner (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Fahrenheit 451); 1929 – Fred Phelps (founded the Westboro Baptist Cocksmokers); 1932 – Richard Mulligan (Soap, Empty Nest); 1934 – Garry Marshall; 1938 – Jean Seberg (Paint Your Wagon); 1941 – David Green (founded Hobby Lobby); 1941 – Dack Rambo; 1946 – Ray Wylie Hubbard; 1947 – Toy Caldwell(The Marshall Tucker Band); 1947 – Joe Mantegna (Glengarry Glen Ross, Criminal Minds); 1949 – Terry Reid♪ ♫; 1954 – Chris Noth (Law & Order, Sex and the City); 1955 – Whoopi Goldberg; 1960 – Neil Flynn (Scrubs, The Middle); 1967 – Jimmy Kimmel; 1967 – Steve Zahn; 1969 – Gerard Butler (300, Gamer, Olympus Has Fallen)

Deaths

1969 – Iskander Mirza (1st president of Pakistan); 1974 – Karen Silkwood (subject of the movie Silkwood); 1983 – Junior Samples (Hee Haw); 2004 – Ol' Dirty Bastard♪ ♫; 2014 – Mike Burney♪ ♫(Wizzard)
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I love Fantasia, seen it many times, but the last time we were pretty fucked up and sat in the front row. Big mistake.
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