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Old 11-13-2016, 11:36 AM   #406
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I got my VHS copy when they came out. Still have it.

Watched it on a BIG rear projection tv once, pretty cool.

One of my faves.
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Old 11-14-2016, 01:45 PM   #407
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November 14

There are 47 days remaining in 2016.

There are 40 days until Christmas.

Today [oddly enough] is World Diabetes Day, the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus.

Events

1770 – James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile.

1851 – Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published in the USA.

1862 – American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg.

1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days.

1910 – Aviator Eugene Burton Ely performs the first takeoff from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He took off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.

1914 – The Ottoman Empire declares war against Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro during the early months of World War I.

1922 – The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.

1938 – The Lions Gate Bridge (a National Historic Site of Canada) connecting Vancouver to the North Shore region, opens to traffic.

1940 – World War II: In England, Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.

1941 – World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the German submarine U-81 sustained on November 13.

1941 – World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murder 9,000 Jews in a single day.

1957 – The "Apalachin Meeting" in rural Tioga County in upstate New York is raided by law enforcement; many high level Mafia figures are arrested while trying to flee.

1965 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins: The first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.

1967 – American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world's first laser.

1969 - 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running One Hit Wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts. It was the first No.1 performed by cartoon characters.

1969 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.

1970 – Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including 37 members of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team.

1979 – Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.

1991 – American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of Pan Am Flight 103.

1995 – A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.

2003 – Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.

Births

1719 – Leopold Mozart(little Wolfgang's pappy); 1765 – Robert Fulton (invented the steamboat); 1889 – Jawaharlal Nehru; 1900 – Aaron Copland♪ ♫; 1904 – Dick Powell; 1908 – Joseph McCarthy; 1916 – Sherwood Schwartz; 1921 – Brian Keith; 1922 – Boutros Boutros-Ghali; 1922 – Veronica Lake; 1927 – McLean Stevenson ('Colonel Henry Blake' on M*A*S*H (tv)); 1934 – Ellis Marsalis, Jr.(Winton's & Branford's father); 1936 – Cornell Gunter♪ ♫(The Coasters); 1937 – Bobby Astyr (porn actor); 1944 - Sherri Payne♪ ♫(The Supremes); 1947 – P. J. O'Rourke; 1947 – Buckwheat Zydeco♪ ♫; 1948 – Robert Ginty; 1948 – Charles, Prince of Wales; 1949 – Gary Grubbs (that guy who was in that thing); 1949 – James Young(Styx); 1951 – Frankie Banali(Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P., Billy Idol, Faster Pussycat, Steppenwolf); 1951 – Sandahl Bergman (Conan the Barbarian); 1951 – Stephen Bishop♪ ♫(sang "On And On"); 1951 – Alec John Such(Bon Jovi); 1952 – Maggie Roswell (voice of Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and Luann Van Houten, et al, on The Simpsons); 1954 – Condoleezza Rice; 1954 – Yanni; 1961 – D. B. Sweeney; 1962 – Laura San Giacomo; 1962 – Harland Williams (RocketMan); 1964 – Patrick Warburton (voice of 'Joe Swanson' on Family Guy, Rules of Engagement, The Tick); 1966 - Joseph 'Run' Simmons♪ ♫(Run-DMC); 1967 – Nina Gordon(Veruca Salt); 1970 – Brendan Benson♪ ♫(The Raconteurs); 1972 – Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, Transformers movie series, Battle Creek); 1973 – Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Life In Pieces); 1974 – Adina Howard♪ ♫; 1975 – Travis Barker(Blink-182)

Deaths

1263 – Alexander Nevsky; 1864 – Franz Müller (committed the first murder on a train); 1915 – Booker T. Washington; 1974 – Johnny Mack Brown♪ ♫; 1995 – Jack Finney (wrote "The Body Snatchers"; 1997 – Eddie Arcaro; 2003 – Gene Anthony Ray (Fame, movie & tv series); 2012 – Martin Fay(The Chieftains); 2014 – Glen A. Larson (creator of the tv series Alias Smith and Jones, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Quincy, M.E., The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, B. J. and the Bear, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I. and Knight Rider et al); 2015 – Nick Bockwinkel (professional wrestler)
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:09 PM   #408
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November 15

The Day Of The Imprisoned Writer is observed internationally on this date.

There are 46 days remaining in 2016.

There are 39 days until Christmas.

Events

1532 – Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.<--[There would be no rejoicing.]

1533 – Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.<--[Still no rejoicing.]

1777 – American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.

1806 – Pike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)

1864 – American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins his March to the Sea.

1914 – Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League.

1915 – Winston Churchill resigns from his Government, and soon commands the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the Western Front.

1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.

1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.

1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

1942 – World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.

1949 – Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.

1959 – The Clutter Family is murdered in Holcomb, Kansas, inspiring Truman Capote's non-fiction book In Cold Blood.

1967 – The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.

1969 – Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.

1969 - Janis Joplin was arrested during a gig in Tampa, Florida, after badmouthing a policeman and using vulgar and indecent language. Joplin became upset after police moved into the hall forcing fans to move back to their seats. As the singer left the stage she confronted a detective calling him 'a son of a bitch' and told him she would kick his face in.

1971 – Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.

1979 – A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

1987 - Dire Straits became the first act to sell over three million copies of an album in the UK. Brothers in Arms contained five, top 40 singles: ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Walk of Life,’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick.’ The album is the eighth-best-selling album in UK chart history.

1990 - Milli Vanilli producer Frank Farian held a press conference to confirm the rumours that the two members of the group Rob and Fab had not sung on any of their hit records.

1992 - Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring after a gig in California, [ironically] saying "Who wants to be touring at 46?"

Births

1738 – William Herschel; 1887 – Georgia O'Keeffe; 1891 – Erwin Rommel; 1905 - Mantovani♪ ♫; 1906 – Curtis LeMay****; 1907 – Claus von Stauffenberg; 1919 – Judge Joseph Wapner (The Peoples' Court); 1925 – Howard Baker; 1928 – C. W. McCall♪ ♫(sang "Convoy"; 1929 – Ed Asner; 1932 – Petula Clark♪ ♫(sang "Downtown"); 1933 - Clyde McPhatter♪ ♫(The Drifters); 1937 – Yaphet Kotto; 1940 – Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields, Law & Order); 1945 - Frida Lyngstad♪ ♫(ABBA); 1945 – Bob Gunton (prison warden in The Shawshank Redemption); 1951 – Beverly D'Angelo (National Lampoon's Vacation movies); 1952 – Randy Savage ("Oh, yeah, brother!"); 1954 – Tony Thompson(The Power Station, Chic); 1955 – Joe Leeway♪ ♫(Thompson Twins); 1956 – Michael Hampton(Parliament-Funkadelic); 1957 – Kevin Eubanks(The Tonight Show Band); 1968 – Ol' Dirty Bastard♪ ♫; 1972 – Jonny Lee Miller(Hackers, Elementary); 1974 – Chad Kroeger♪ ♫(Nickelback); 1977 – Sean Murray ('Special Agent Timothy McGee' on NCIS)

Deaths

1630 – Johannes Kepler; 1949 – Narayan Apte & Nathuram Godse (assassins of Mohandas K. Ghandi); 1954 – Lionel Barrymore; 1958 – Tyrone Power; 1967 – Michael J. Adams (X-15 pilot); 1996 – Alger Hiss; 2015 – P. F. Sloan (wrote the songs "Eve of Destruction" & "Secret Agent Man")
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:30 PM   #409
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November 16

The United Nations has designated this day as an International Day for Tolerance. So...Tolerate the intolerant.

There are 45 days remaining in 2016.

There are 38 days until Christmas.

Events

1272 – While traveling during the Ninth Crusade (or Eighth), Prince Edward becomes King of England upon Henry III of England's death, but he will not return to England for nearly two years to assume the throne.

1776 – American Revolutionary War: British and Hessian units capture Fort Washington from the Patriots.

1793 – French Revolution: Ninety anti-republican Catholic priests are executed by drowning at Nantes.

1822 – American Old West: Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail.

1849 – A Russian court sentences writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.

1852 – The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope.

1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.

1904 – English engineer John Ambrose Fleming receives a patent for the thermionic valve (the vacuum tube).

1907 – Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory join to form Oklahoma, which is admitted as the 46th U.S. state.

1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.

1938 – LSD is first synthesized by Albert Hofmann from ergotamine at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel.

1940 – World War II: In response to the leveling of Coventry by the German Luftwaffe two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.

1940 – New York City's "Mad Bomber" George Metesky places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

1945 – UNESCO is founded.

1965 – Venera program: The Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, which will be the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.

1973 – Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.

1974 – The Arecibo message is broadcast from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico. It was aimed at the current location of the globular star cluster Messier 13 some 25,000 light years away. The message will reach empty space by the time it finally arrives since the cluster will have changed position.

1990 – Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.

1992 – The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.

2002 - Texan multi-billionaire David Bonderman hired The Rolling Stones to play at his 60th birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The bands fee was £4.4m.

Births

42 BC – Tiberius; 1873 – W. C. Handy♪ ♫; 1905 – Eddie Condon♪ ♫(jazz banjoist, yes, jazz banjo); 1907 – Burgess Meredith; 1916 – Daws Butler (voice(s) of Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, and Huckleberry Hound, et al); 1928 – Clu Gulager; 1942 – Joanna Pettet; 1956 – Terry Labonte; 1958 – Marg Helgenberger (China Beach, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation); 1959 – Corey Pavin; 1961 – Frank Bruno; 1961 – Chris Pitman(Guns N' Roses, Tool); 1962 – Mani(Stone Roses); 1962 – Josh Silver(Type O Negative); 1964 – Diana Krall; 1966 – Dave Kushner(Velvet Revolver, Danzig, Jane's Addiction); Christian "Flake" Lorenz(Rammstein); 1967 – Lisa Bonet; 1970 – Martha Plimpton; 1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal (big sis to Jake); 1984 – Gemma Atkinson

Deaths

1272 – Henry III of England; 1806 – Moses Cleaveland (namesake of Cleveland, OH); 1885 – Louis Riel; 1950 – Bob Smith (co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous); 1960 – Clark Gable (Didn't give a damn.); 1961 – Sam Rayburn; 2005 – Ralph Edwards; 2009 – Edward Woodward (Breaker Morant, The Equalizer); 2015 – David Canary (All My Children, Bonanza)
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:09 PM   #410
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November 17

Today is observed as World Prematurity Day, raising awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.

There are 44 days remaining in 2016.

There are 37 days until Christmas.

Events

474 – Emperor Leo II dies after a reign of ten months. He is succeeded by his father Zeno, who becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

1558 – Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.

1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1777 – Articles of Confederation (United States) are submitted to the states for ratification.

1800 – The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.

1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)

1856 – American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

1869 – In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.

1871 – The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.

1876 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Slavonic March" is given its premiere performance in Moscow, Russia.

1894 – H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.

1962 – President John F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C., region.

1963 - John Weightman, the Headmaster of a Surrey grammar school, banned all pupils from having Beatle haircuts saying, "This ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically. It makes them look like morons."

1968 – British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.

1968 – Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.

1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.

1973 – Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."

1978 – The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas.

1990 - David Crosby from Crosby Stills Nash & Young was admitted to hospital after breaking a leg, shoulder and ankle after crashing his Harley Davidson.

1993 – United States House of Representatives passes a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

1997 – In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre.

2003 - American country music legend Don Gibson died of natural causes aged 75.

2011 - Sheriff's deputies in South Los Angeles charged 61-year-old Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters for possessing rock cocaine after the car she was driving in was pulled over for a mechanical malfunction.

2012 – At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.

2013 – A rare late-season tornado outbreak strikes the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are most affected with tornado reports as far north as lower Michigan. In all around six dozen tornadoes touch down in approximately an 11-hour time period, including seven EF3 and two EF4 tornadoes.

Births

9 – Vespasian; 1887 – Bernard Montgomery; 1901 – Lee Strasberg; 1906 – Soichiro Honda (co-founded the Honda Motor Company); 1916 – Shelby Foote (author, American Civil War historian); 1925 – Rock Hudson; 1928 – Rance Howard (Ron's & Clint's pappy); 1938 – Gordon Lightfoot (sang "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"); 1942 – Martin Scorsese; 1943 – Lauren Hutton; 1944 – Danny DeVito; 1944 – Lorne Michaels (creator SNL); 1945 – Roland Joffé; 1946 – Martin Barre(Jethro Tull); 1948 – Howard Dean; 1948 – East Bay Ray(The Dead Kennedys); 1949 – John Boehner; 1951 – Dean Paul Martin (F-4 Phantom pilot, Dean Martin's son); 1951 – Stephen Root ('Jimmy James' on NewsRadio, voice of 'Bill Dauterive' on King Of The Hill); 1954 – Mark 'Chopper' Read; 1957 – Jim Babjak(The Smithereens); 1958 – Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; 1960 – Jonathan Ross; 1960 – RuPaul; 1966 – Jeff Buckley; 1966 – Richard Fortus(Guns N' Roses, Thin Lizzie); 1966 – Daisy Fuentes; 1966 – Sophie Marceau; 1967 – Ronnie DeVoe♪ ♫(Bell Biv DeVoe); 1976 – Diane Neal (Law & Order, NCIS); 1980 – Isaac Hanson♪ ♫(Hanson)

Deaths

474 – Leo II; 1558 – Mary I of England; 1796 – Catherine the Great; 1812 – John Walter (founder of The Times newspaper); 1917 – Auguste Rodin; 1979 - John Glascock(Jethro Tull); 1998 – Esther Rolle ('Florida Evans' on Good Times); 2003 - Don Gibson (wrote "I Can't Stop Loving You")
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:12 PM   #411
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November 18

There are 43 days days remaining in 2016, and they cannot go by fast enough.

There are 36 days until Christmas.

Events

401 – The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.

1307 – According to legend, William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.

1421 – A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people. This event will be known as St. Elizabeth's flood.

1865 – Mark Twain's short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is published in the New York Saturday Press.

1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

1903 – The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.

1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.

1929 – Grand Banks earthquake: Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on the Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula.

1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.

1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder–suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.

1982 – Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.

2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gives the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Births

1787 – Louis Daguerre; 1810 – Asa Gray; 1836 – W. S. Gilbert; 1861 – Dorothy Dix; 1883 – Carl Vinson; 1901 – George Gallup; 1908 – Imogene Coca; 1909 – Johnny Mercer; 1923 – Alan Shepard; 1923 – Ted Stevens; 1927 – Hank Ballard; 1939 – Brenda Vaccaro; 1942 – Linda Evans; 1942 – Susan Sullivan; 1947 – Jameson Parker; 1949 – Herman Rarebell; 1950 – Graham Parker; 1950 – Rudy Sarzo; 1952 – Delroy Lindo; 1953 – Kevin Nealon; 1954 – John Parr; 1959 – Cindy Blackman; 1962 – Kirk Hammett; 1963 – Len Bias; 1974 – Chloë Sevigny; 1980 – Denny Hamlin; 1984 – Johnny Christ

Deaths

1886 – Chester A. Arthur; 1922 – Marcel Proust; 1962 – Niels Bohr; 1969 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.; 1972 – Danny Whitten; 1976 – Man Ray; 1978 – Jim Jones; 1978 – Leo Ryan; 1994 – Cab Calloway; 2002 – James Coburn; 2005 – Harold J. Stone; 2006 - My Best Friend, John
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:49 PM   #412
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Old 11-19-2016, 01:21 PM   #413
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National Adoption Day! 19 November.
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:59 PM   #414
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November 19

Today is marked as Women's Entrepreneurship Day, a day for observing and discussing the achievements of women entrepreneurs.

World Toilet Day is observed on this day internationally.

And, as Big V mentioned, today is National Adoption Day. My best friend John, who died ten years ago yesterday, was adopted, a Chosen Child, as his mother referred to him sometimes. He was the single most generous person I have ever met in my entire life, and an outstanding human being. Don't know if that's because he was adopted, or not. Just sayin'.

There are 42 days remaining in 2016.

There are 35 days until Christmas.

Events

1493 – Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).

1794 – The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.

1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures.

1942 – Battle of Stalingrad: Soviet Union forces under General Georgy Zhukov launch the Operation Uranus counterattacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR's favor.

1943 – Holocaust: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lemberg (Lviv), western Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt.

1950 – US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes Supreme Commander of NATO-Europe.

1954 – Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.

1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.

1955 - Carl Perkins recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes' at Sun Studios in Memphis.

1959 – The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.

1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.

1969 – Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.

1979 – Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.

1983 - Tom Evans from Badfinger, committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree. Family members said the singer/songwriter was never able to get over his former bandmate's Pete Ham's suicide.

1984 – San Juanico disaster: A series of explosions at the Pemex petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people.

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton. Resulting in a stain on his presidency, much like the stain on Ms. Lewinski's dress.

1998 – Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.

2004 – Malice at the Palace: The worst brawl in NBA history, Ron Artest is suspended 86 games (rest of season), and Stephen Jackson is suspended 30 games.

2012 - Two farmers were found not guilty of health and safety offenses after a giant hay bale crushed former ELO cellist Mike Edwards to death. He was killed instantly when the 600kg bale rolled down a field and landed on his van near Totnes in Devon in September 2010. In March 2011 in Plymouth an inquest jury returned a verdict of accidental death on Mr. Edwards.

Births

1752 – George Rogers Clark; 1831 – James A. Garfield (20th POTUS); 1889 – Clifton Webb; 1905 – Tommy Dorsey♪ ♫; 1917 – Indira Gandhi; 1920 – Gene Tierney; 1933 – Larry King; 1936 – Dick Cavett; 1938 – Ted Turner; 1941 – Dan Haggerty (The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams); 1942 – Calvin Klein; 1949 – Ahmad Rashād; 1953 – Robert Beltran ('Chakotay' on Star Trek: Voyager); 1956 – Ann Curry; 1959 – Allison Janney (The West Wing, Mom); 1960 – Matt Sorum(Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult); 1961 – Meg Ryan; 1962 – Jodie Foster; 1963 – Terry Farrell ('Jadzia Dax' on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Becker); 1966 – Gail Devers; 1966 – Jason Scott Lee; 1971 – Jeremy McGrath; 1971 – Justin Chancellor(Tool); 1973 – Billy Currington; 1976 – Jack Dorsey (co-founded Twitter); 1977 – Kerri Strug

Deaths

1703 – Man in the Iron Mask; 1828 – Franz Schubert; 1850 – Richard Mentor Johnson (9th VPOTUS); 1985 – Stepin Fetchit; 1992 – Bobby Russell (wrote "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", & "Little Green Apples"); 1998 – Ted Fujita; 1998 – Alan J. Pakula; 2004 – Terry Melcher♪ ♫; 2007 – Kevin DuBrow♪ ♫(Quiet Riot); 2007 – Dick Wilson ('Mr. Whipple' in Charmin toilet paper commercials); 2011 – John Neville (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen); 2014 – Mike Nichols
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Old 11-19-2016, 07:19 PM   #415
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Today is marked as Women's Entrepreneurship Day, a day for observing and discussing the achievements of women entrepreneurs.

World Toilet Day is observed on this day internationally.

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Not quite sure what to make of this synchronicity. I think I'll take it as a compliment.



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November 20

Today is marked by the LGBT community as a Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize those murdered because of their lifestyle.

Today is observed, throughout the Universe apparently, as Universal Children's Day. It is observed even in those parts of the Universe where children are seen only as appetizers.

There are 41 days remaining in 2016.

There are 34 days until Christmas.

Events

284 – Diocletian is chosen as Roman emperor.

1739 – Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story.)

1945 – Nuremberg trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.

1947 – Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London.

1959 – United Nations General Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of the Child; annual anniversary observed as Universal Children's Day.

1961 - Bob Dylan started recording his debut album over two days at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City.

1969 – Vietnam War: The Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.

1969 – Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 11, 1971.

1974 - Drummer with The Who, Keith Moon collapsed during a concert after his drink was spiked with horse tranquillizer. 19 year-old Scott Halpin who was in the audience, volunteered to replace him on drums for the remaining three numbers.

1974 – The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.

1980 – Lake Peigneur (<--Interesting read.), in Louisiana, drains into an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe had been drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Mine, causing water to flow down into the mine, eroding the edges of the hole.

1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1990 – Andrei Chikatilo, one of the Soviet Union's most prolific serial killers, is arrested; he eventually confesses to 56 killings.

1992 – In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.

1993 – Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

1998 – A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin", , in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

Births

1866 – Kenesaw Mountain Landis 91st Commissioner of MLB); 1889 – Edwin Hubble; 1900 – Chester Gould (created Dick Tracy); 1913 – Judy Canova; 1916 – Evelyn Keyes (Gone With The Wind); 1917 – Robert Byrd; 1924 – Benoit Mandelbrot; 1925 – George Barris; 1925 – Robert F. Kennedy; 1927 – Estelle Parsons (Roseanne); 1928 – Franklin Cover (upstairs neighbor 'Tom Willis' on The Jeffersons); 1932 – Richard Dawson (Hogan's Heroes, host of Family Feud); 1939 – Dick Smothers (the younger of The Smothers Brothers); 1942 – Shotgun Joe Biden (47th VPOTUS); 1942 – Bob Einstein (performed as and created "Super Dave Osborne", older brother to Albert Brooks (whose real last name is also Einstein)); 1942 – Norman Greenbaum (sang "Spirit In The Sky"); 1943 – Veronica Hamel(Hill Street Blues); 1946 – Duane Allman(Allman Bros Band); 1946 – Judy Woodruff; 1947 – Joe Walsh(James Gang, Eagles); 1948 – Richard Masur; 1956 – Bo Derek(10); 1971 – Joel McHale (Community, The Great Indoors); 1975 – Dierks Bentley♪ ♫; 1977 – Josh Turner♪ ♫; 1986 – Ashley Fink (Glee)

Deaths

1910 – Leo Tolstoy (author of "War And Peace" & "Anna Karenina"); 1954 – Clyde Vernon Cessna (yeah, that Cessna); 1973 – Allan Sherman (sang "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh"); 2006 – Robert Altman
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November 21

Today is, wait, whut? No Music Day? What the?! You know what? Don't even.

Every year, November 21 is World Hello Day. The objective is to say hello to at least ten people on the day. The message is for world leaders to use communication rather than force to settle conflicts. So...

Today also marks World Television Day. Not what you think.

There are 40 days remaining in 2016.

There are 33 days until Christmas.

Events

164 BC – Judas Maccabeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.

1386 – Timur of Samarkand captures and sacks the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, taking King Bagrat V of Georgia captive.

1676 – The Danish astronomer Ole Rømer presents the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light.

1905 – Albert Einstein's paper, "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", is published in the journal Annalen der Physik. This paper reveals the relationship between energy and mass. This leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc².

1916 – Mines from SM U-73 sink the hospital ship HMHS Britannic, the largest ship lost in the First World War.

1922 – Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia becomes the first female United States Senator.

1945 – The United Auto Workers strike 92 General Motors plants in 50 cities to back up worker demands for a 30-percent raise.

1953 – The Natural History Museum, London announces that the "Piltdown Man" skull, initially believed to be one of the most important fossilized hominid skulls ever found, is a hoax.

1959 – American disc jockey Alan Freed, who had popularized the term "rock and roll" and music of that style, is fired from WABC-AM radio for refusing to deny allegations that he had participated in the payola scandal.

1969 – The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI.

1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Ivory Coast: A joint United States Air Force and Army team raids the Sơn Tây prisoner-of-war camp in an attempt to free American prisoners of war thought to be held there.

1985 – United States Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying after being caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations. He is subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

1992 – A major tornado strikes the Houston, Texas area during the afternoon. Over the next two days the largest tornado outbreak ever to occur in the US during November spawns over 100 tornadoes before ending on the 23rd.

1998 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, one of the most successful and influential video games of all time, was released in Japan.

Births

1694 – Voltaire; 1729 – Josiah Bartlett; 1787 – Samuel Cunard (founded the Cunard Line); 1898 – René Magritte; 1919 – Steve Brodie; 1920 – Ralph Meeker ('Mike Hammer' in Kiss Me Deadly); 1920 – Stan Musial; 1924 – Joseph Campanella; 1924 – Christopher Tolkien (J.R.R.'s son and editor); 1937 – Marlo Thomas; 1940 – Dr. John (sang "Right Place, Wrong Time"); 1940 – Richard Marcinko; 1943 – Phil Bredesen; 1944 – Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe; 1944 – Harold Ramis; 1945 – Goldie Hawn; 1948 – George Zimmer (founded Men's Wearhouse, "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."); 1950 – Gary Pihl(Sammy Hagar, Boston); 1950 – Livingston Taylor (James Taylor's brother); 1960 – Brian Ritchie(Violent Femmes); 1963 – Nicollette Sheridan(Knot's Landing); 1965 – Björk♪ ♫; 1967 – Ken Block; 1968 – Antonio Tarver; 1971 – Michael Strahan; 1972 – David Tua; 1975 – Jimmi Simpson; 1985 – Carly Rae Jepsen♪ ♫

Deaths

1924 – Florence Harding (36th FLOTUS); 1958 – Mel Ott; 1959 – Max Baer; 1963 – Robert Stroud, The Bird Man of Alcatraz; 1986 – Jerry Colonna♪ ♫; 1993 – Bill Bixby ("Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."); 2011 – Anne McCaffrey (wrote The Dragonriders of Pern book series); 2015 – Bob Foster
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November 22

Is your turkey thawing yet?

There are 39 days remaining in 2016.

There are 32 days until Christmas.

Events

845 – The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.

1718 – Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

1864 – American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin–Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.

1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.

1928 – The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.

1943 – World War II: Cairo Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.

1954 – The Humane Society of the United States is founded.

1963 – US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded.

1968 – The Beatles release The Beatles (known popularly as The White Album).

1977 – British Airways inaugurates regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

1986 – Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.

1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

1988 – In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.

1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her Prime-Ministership.

1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

2003 – Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident: Shortly after takeoff, a DHL Express cargo plane is struck on the left wing by a surface-to-air missile and forced to land.

2004 - Ozzy Osbourne struggled with a burglar who escaped with jewellery worth about £2m from his Buckinghamshire mansion. Osbourne told reporters that he had the masked raider in a headlock as he tried to stop him. The burglar broke free and jumped 30 ft from a first floor window.

2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

Births

1643 – René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle; 1744 – Abigail Adams (2nd FLOTUS); 1819 – George Eliot (she is the author of Adam Bede & Silas Marner, et al); 1868 – John Nance Garner (32nd VPOTUS); 1890 – Charles de Gaulle; 1893 – Harley Earl (automotive designer, brought about the Corvette, and the tailfin); 1898 – Wiley Post; 1899 – Hoagy Carmichael; 1909 – Mikhail Mil (Mil Helicopters); 1921 – Rodney Dangerfield; 1922 – Eugene Stoner (designed the AR-10, AR-15/M-16, & the AR-5 Survival Rifle; 1924 – Geraldine Page; 1932 – Robert Vaughn; 1940 – Terry Gilliam (Monty Python); 1941 – Tom Conti; 1941 – Terry Stafford♪ ♫(wrote "Amarillo By Morning"); 1943 - Floyd Sneed(Three Dog Night); 1943 – Billie Jean King; 1947 – Rod Price(Foghat); 1950 – 'Little Steven' Van Zandt(The E Street Band); 1950 – Tina Weymouth(The Talking Heads); 1956 – Lawrence Gowan(Styx); 1956 – Richard Kind; 1958 – Horse♪ ♫; 1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis; 1961 – Mariel Hemingway; 1966 – Michael K. Williams ('Omar' on The Wire); 1967 – Boris Becker; 1967 – Mark Ruffalo; 1980 – Shawn Fanning (founded Napster, remember Napster?); 1984 – Scarlett Johansson

Deaths

1718 – Blackbeard (Edward Teach); 1875 – Henry Wilson (18th VPOTUS); 1896 – George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (invented the Ferris Wheel); 1902 – Walter Reed (Walter Reed Army Medical Center); 1916 – Jack London (author of "White Fang", "Call of The Wild"); 1955 – Shemp Howard (The Three Stooges); 1963 – Aldous Huxley (author "Brave New World"); 1963 – John F. Kennedy (35th POTUS); 1963 – C. S. Lewis; 1980 – Mae West; 1986 – Scatman Crothers♪ ♫; 1992 – Sterling Holloway; 1993 – Anthony Burgess; 1996 – Mark Lenard ('Spock's' father on Star Trek series'); 1997 – Michael Hutchence♪ ♫(INXS); 1998 – Stu Ungar (poker player, subject of High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story<--recommend, btw); 2000 – Emil Zátopek; 2001 – Mary Kay Ash (Mary Kay Cosmetics); 2002 – Parley Baer
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November 23

Frederick, Maryland marks this day as Repudiation Day, commemorating the repeal, or repudiation, of the Stamp Act of 1765.

There are 38 days remaining in 2016.

There are 31 days until Christmas.

Events

534 BC – Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character onstage.

1174 – Saladin enters Damascus, and adds it to his domain.

1644 – John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.

1876 – Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.

1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

1924 – Edwin Hubble's discovery, that the Andromeda "nebula" is actually another island galaxy far outside of our own Milky Way, is first published in The New York Times.

1936 – Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.

1953 – Pilot Felix Moncla and Lieutenant Robert Wilson disappear while in pursuit of a mysterious craft over Lake Superior.

1963 – The BBC broadcasts the first episode of An Unearthly Child (starring William Hartnell), the first story from the first series of Doctor Who, which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.

1976 – Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

1976 - Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was arredted again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley's Graceland home in Memphis, demanding to see the 'King'. When police arrived they found Lewis sat in his car with the loaded Derringer pistol resting on his knee.

1979 - Pink Floyd released the single 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)' which rapidly topped the charts in the UK, followed by the US and a further 9 countries.

1981 – Iran–Contra affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17)(<--pdf), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1992 - American country music singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. Known as the "King of Country Music," he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

1992 – The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2003 – Rose Revolution: Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

2007 – MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.

2015 – Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.

Births

870 – Alexander; 1804 – Franklin Pierce (14th POTUS); 1887 – Boris Karloff; 1888 – Harpo Marx; 1902 – Victor Jory ('Chief Iron Belly' in The Mountain Men, highly recommend watching this movie if you haven't seen it); 1915 – John Dehner; 1926 – R. L. Burnside; 1936 – Steve Landesberg ('Detective Dietrich' on Barney Miller); 1942 – Susan Anspach; 1948 – Bruce Vilanch; 1949 – Alan Paul♪ ♫(Manhattan Transfer); 1951 – David Rappaport; 1954 – Bruce Hornsby♪ ♫(Bruce Hornsby & The Range); 1959 – Maxwell Caulfield; 1960 – Robin Roberts; 1961 – John Schnatter (Papa John's Pizza); 1962 – Nicolás Maduro; 1966 – Vincent Cassel; 1992 – Miley Cyrus♪ ♫

Deaths

1814 – Elbridge Gerry (5th VPOTUS); 1910 – Hawley Harvey Crippen (first suspect to be captured with the aid of wireless telegraphy); 1979 – Merle Oberon; 1982 – Rev. Grady Nutt; 1990 – Roald Dahl; 1991 – Klaus Kinski; 1992 – Roy Acuff; 1994, Tommy Boyce♪ ♫(wrote "Last Train To Clarksville" & "Scooby- Doo Where Are You"); 1995 – Louis Malle; 1995 – Junior Walker♪ ♫(Jr. Walker & The All Stars); 2006 – Anita O'Day♪ ♫; 2006 – Willie Pep; 2012 – Larry Hagman; 2014 – Marion Barry
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