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Old 03-18-2017, 05:33 PM   #631
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45 BC – In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.

180 – Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.

1337 – Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy in England.

1776 – American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.

1780 – American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence".

1891 – SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.

1941 – In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1942 – Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.

1947 – First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.

1948 – Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the North Atlantic Treaty establishing NATO.

1960 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

1966 – Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.

1968 – As a result of nerve gas testing in Skull Valley, Utah, over 6,000 sheep are found dead.

1973 – The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy is taken, depicting a former prisoner of war being reunited with his family, which came to symbolize the end of United States involvement in the Vietnam War.

1985 – Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles murder spree.

2000 – Five hundred thirty members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God die in a fire, considered to be a mass murder or suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult. Elsewhere another 248 members are later found dead.

Births

1804 – Jim Bridger, 1834 – Gottlieb Daimler, 1902 – Bobby Jones, 1919 – Nat King Cole, 1938 – Rudolf Nureyev, 1941 – Paul Kantner, 1944 – Pattie Boyd, 1944 – John Sebastian, 1949 – Patrick Duffy, 1951 – Kurt Russell, 1954 – Lesley-Anne Down, 1955 – Paul Overstreet, 1955 – Gary Sinise, 1959 – Danny Ainge, 1960 – Arye Gross, 1960 – Vicki Lewis, 1961 – Sam Bowie, 1961 – Casey Siemaszko, 1964 – Rob Lowe, 1967 – Billy Corgan, 1969 – Alexander McQueen, 1972 – Mia Hamm

Deaths

180 – Marcus Aurelius, 1853 – Christian Doppler, 1956 – Fred Allen, 1974 – Louis Kahn, 1990 – Capucine, 1993 – Helen Hayes, 1994 – Mai Zetterling, 1996 – Terry Stafford, 2006 – Oleg Cassini
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:10 PM   #632
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37 – The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius's will and proclaims Caligula emperor.

1834 – Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.

1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.

1865 – American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.

1874 – Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trade rights.

1892 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada the Stanley Cup.

1915 – World War I: During the Battle of Gallipoli, three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.

1922 – In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience, of which he serves only two.

1925 – The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people.

1937 – The New London School explosion in New London, Texas, kills 300 people, mostly children.

1938 – Mexico creates Pemex by expropriating all foreign-owned oil reserves and facilities.

1942 – The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.

1944 – The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 people and causes thousands to flee their homes.

1965 – Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.

1967 – The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.

1968 – Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

1990 – In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

1997 – The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 people on board.

Births

1496 – Mary Tudor, Queen of France, 1782 – John C. Calhoun, 1837 – Grover Cleveland (22nd & 24th POTUS), 1858 – Rudolf Diesel, 1869 – Neville Chamberlain, 1877 – Edgar Cayce, 1909 – Ernest Gallo, 1911 – Smiley Burnette♪ ♫, 1915 – Richard Condon, 1923 – Andy Granatelli, 1926 – Peter Graves (Mission: Impossible, Airplane! movie series, The Ballad of Josie), 1927 – George Plimpton, 1932 – John Updike, 1936 – F. W. de Klerk, 1937 – Mark Donohue, 1938 – Charley Pride♪ ♫, 1941 – Wilson Pickett♪ ♫, 1943 – Kevin Dobson, 1947 – B. J. Wilson(Procol Harum), 1950 – Brad Dourif, 1951 – Ben Cohen (co-founded Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream), 1959 – Luc Besson, 1962 – Irene Cara♪ ♫, 1962 – Thomas Ian Griffith, 1963 – Jeff LaBar(Cinderella), 1963 – Vanessa L. Williams, 1964 – Bonnie Blair, 1966 – Jerry Cantrell(Alice In Chains), 1970 – Queen Latifah, 1972 – Dane Cook (attempted American comedian), 1979 – Adam Levine♪ ♫(Maroon 5, judge on The Voice), 1992 – Ryan Truex

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1845 – Johnny Appleseed, 1947 – William C. Durant (co-founded General Motors and Chevrolet), 2001 – John Phillips♪ ♫(The Mamas & The Papas), 2003 – Adam Osborne (founded the Osborne Computer Corporation), 2009 – Natasha Richardson, 2011 – Warren Christopher
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:10 PM   #633
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:12 PM   #634
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Good for them, it was about time for a fun emperor.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:18 PM   #635
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Good for them, it was about time for a fun emperor.
I'm sure y'all can relate :p
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:15 PM   #637
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1649 – The House of Commons of England passes an act abolishing the House of Lords, declaring it "useless and dangerous to the people of England".

1687 – Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.

1863 – The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000.

1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumiθre record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.

1918 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

1920 – The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).

1931 – Gambling is legalized in Nevada. And there was much rejoicing. I mean, like, a lot of rejoicing. They're still rejoicing.

1941 – World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the US Army Air Corps, is activated.

1945 – World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.

1954 – Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio, setting a record which remains unbroken.

1962 – Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, for Columbia Records.

1965 – The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.

1966 – Texas Western, coached by Don Haskins, becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final four (defeating University of Kentucky) with an all-black starting lineup. The story is told in Haskins' autobiography (and movie of the same name) Glory Road.

1969 – The 385 metres (1,263 ft) tall TV-mast at Emley Moor transmitting station, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build-up.

1979 – The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.

1982 – Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.

1987 – Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.

2008 – GRB 080319B: A gamma ray burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed. It originated 7.5 billion light-years from Earth, and was visible to the naked eye for approximately 30 seconds.

Births

1813 – David Livingstone (subject of Henry Stanley's famous quote "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?". Livingstone was, literally, the only other white person for hundreds of miles in any direction.), 1883 – Norman Haworth, 1848 – Wyatt Earp, 1849 – Alfred von Tirpitz, 1860 – William Jennings Bryan, 1891 – Earl Warren, 1894 – Moms Mabley♪ ♫, 1905 – Albert Speer, 1906 – Adolf Eichmann, 1923 – Pamela Britton (Lorelei on My Favorite Martian), 1925 – Brent Scowcroft, 1928 – Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner), 1936 – Ursula Andress, 1946 – Paul Atkinson(The Zombies), 1946 – Ruth Pointer♪ ♫(eldest of The Pointer Sisters), 1947 – Glenn Close, 1952 – Harvey Weinstein (co-founded Miramax movie studio), 1953 – Ricky Wilson♪ ♫(The B-52s), 1955 – Bruce Willis, 1958 – Andy Reid, 1964 – Jake Weber, 1973 – Brant Bjork(Kyuss)

Deaths

1687 – Renι-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, 1943 – Frank Nitti (mobster), 1950 – Edgar Rice Burroughs (created Tarzan, and John Carter), 1950 – Norman Haworth, 1982 – Randy Rhoads(Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), 1990 – Andrew Wood♪ ♫(Mother Love Bone), 2005 – John DeLorean\_____(founded the DeLorean Motor Company), 2008 – Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey), 2008 – Paul Scofield, 2014 – Fred Phelps (scum)
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:54 PM   #638
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Today is the first day of Spring.

Today is also World Storytelling Day, as well as Extraterrestrial Abduction Day, The Great American Meatout, International Day of Happiness, UN French Language Day, National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and World Sparrow Day.

Events

1602 – The Dutch East India Company is established.

1616 – Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.

1760 – The Great Boston Fire of 1760 destroys 349 buildings.

1815 – After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule.

1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is published.

1915 – Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.

1933 – Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida's electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1942 – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".


1969 - John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

1972 – The Troubles: The first Provisional IRA car bombing in Belfast kills seven people and injures 148 others in Northern Ireland.

1980 - 28 year- old Joseph Riviera held up the Asylum Records office in New York and demanded to see either Jackson Browne or The Eagles. Riviera wanted to talk to them to see if they would finance his trucking operation. He gave him-self up when told that neither act was in the office at the time.

1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

1987 – The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.

1991 - Eric Clapton's four year old son, Conor, fell to his death from the 53rd story of a New York City apartment after a housekeeper who was cleaning the room left a window open. The boy was in the custody of his mother, Italian actress, Lori Del Santo and the pair were visiting a friend's apartment. Clapton was staying in a nearby hotel after taking his son to the circus the previous evening. The tragedy inspired his song ‘Tears in Heaven’.

1991, Michael Jackson signed a $1 billion (£0.6 billion) contract with Sony, the richest deal in recording history.

1995 – The Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo carries out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, killing 12 and wounding over 1,300 people.

2003 – Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq.

2015 – A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a Supermoon all occur on the same day.

Births

43 BC – Ovid, 1821 – Ned Buntline, 1828 – Henrik Ibsen, 1882 – Renι Coty, 1903 – Edgar Buchanan, 1906 – Ozzie Nelson (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), 1908 – Michael Redgrave, 1914 – Wendell Corey, 1917 – Vera Lynn ("Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?"), 1918 – Jack Barry, 1922 – Carl Reiner, 1928 – Fred 'Mr.' Rogers, 1931 – Hal Linden, 1935 – Ted Bessell, 1937 – Jerry Reed, 1943 – Douglas Tompkins (co-founded The North Face outdoor products), 1943 – Paul Junger Witt, 1944 – Camille Cosby, 1945 – Pat Riley, 1946 – Douglas B. Green♪ ♫('Ranger Doug' in the band Riders In The Sky), 1948 – John de Lancie ('Q' in Star Trek:TNG), 1948 – Bobby Orr, 1950 – William Hurt, 1950 – Carl Palmer(Emerson, Lake & Palmer), 1951 – Jimmie Vaughan(The Fabulous Thunderbirds), 1957 – Spike Lee, 1957 – Theresa Russell, 1958 – Holly Hunter, 1961 – Slim Jim Phantom(The Stray Cats), 1963 – Kathy Ireland, 1967 – Mookie Blaylock, 1970 – Michael Rapaport, 1976 – Chester Bennington♪ ♫(Linkin Park)

Deaths

1726 – Isaac Newton, 1933 – Giuseppe Zangara, 1974 – Chet Huntley, 1994 – Lewis Grizzard, 2013 – George Lowe, 2015 - A. J. Pero(Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob)
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:45 PM   #639
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1602 – The Dutch East India Company is established.

1969 - John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

1991 - Eric Clapton's four year old son, Conor, fell to his death from the 53rd story of a New York City apartment after a housekeeper who was cleaning the room left a window open.

2003 – Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq.
Pretty sad day.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:05 PM   #640
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Today is observed as Education Freedom Day, and, no, that does not mean free education, nor freedom from education, ya wingnut.

Our Aussie friends are celebrating Harmony Day today.

This date also marks International Color Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, International Day of Forests, World Down Syndrome Day, World Poetry Day, as well as World Puppetry Day.


Events

630 – Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem.

1152 – Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.

1556 – In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake.

1871 – Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

1913 – Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio. Ohio's worst natural disaster to date.

1925 – The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee.

1928 – Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.

1935 – Shah of Iran Reza Shah Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran.

1943 – Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through; von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion.

1946 – The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in American football since 1933.

1952 – Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.

1963 – Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closes.

1965 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

1983 – The first cases of the 1983 West Bank fainting epidemic begin; Israelis and Palestinians accuse each other of poison gas, but the cause is later determined mostly to be psychosomatic.

1986 – Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the World Figure Skating Championship.

1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones (no, not that one) become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.

2000 – Pope John Paul II makes his first ever pontifical visit to Israel.

2004 - Ozzy Osbourne was named the nation's favorite ambassador to welcome aliens to planet earth. The 55-year-old singer came out on top of a poll as the face people want to represent them to alien life. The poll of internet users was carried out following the discovery of signs of water on Mars. Ozzy won 26 per cent of the vote. A spokesman for Yahoo! News said: "As the world waits desperately for signs of alien life, we decided to ask our users who they thought was best suited for this most auspicious of roles. Ozzy is a great choice but I'm not sure what the Martians would make of his individual approach to the English language."

2006 – The social media site Twitter is founded. Perhaps you've heard of it?

2009 – Four police officers are shot and killed and a fifth is wounded in two shootings at Oakland, California.

Births

1867 – Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (of the Ziegfeld Follies), 1880 – Broncho Billy Anderson, 1902 – Son House, 1904 – Forrest Mars, Sr. (created M&M's and Mars bar, PBUH), 1910 – Julio Gallo, 1922 – Russ Meyer, 1930 – James Coco, 1940 – Solomon Burke♪ ♫, 1945 – Rose Stone(Sly & The Family Stone), 1946 – Timothy Dalton, 1949 – Eddie Money♪ ♫, 1951 – Conrad Lozano(Los Lobos), 1958 – Brad Hall, 1958 – Gary Oldman, 1962 – Matthew Broderick, 1962 – Rosie O'Donnell(American mouth), 1976 – Rachael MacFarlane (voice of 'Hayley' on American Dad!, Seth MacFarlane's sister), 1990 – Mandy Capristo♪ ♫

Deaths

1556 – Thomas Cranmer, 1891 – Joseph E. Johnston, 1985 – Michael Redgrave, 1987 – Robert Preston, 1991 – Leo Fender♪ ♫, 1992 – John Ireland, 1994 – Macdonald Carey, 1997 – Wilbert Awdry (created Thomas the Tank Engine), 2011 – Pinetop Perkins♪ ♫, 2014 – James Rebhorn (that guy who was in that thing)
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:29 PM   #641
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2004 - Ozzy Osbourne was named the nation's favorite ambassador to welcome aliens to planet earth. The 55-year-old singer came out on top of a poll as the face people want to represent them to alien life. The poll of internet users was carried out following the discovery of signs of water on Mars. Ozzy won 26 per cent of the vote. A spokesman for Yahoo! News said: "As the world waits desperately for signs of alien life, we decided to ask our users who they thought was best suited for this most auspicious of roles. Ozzy is a great choice but I'm not sure what the Martians would make of his individual approach to the English language."
Certainly, after he bit the head off a bat, and got down on the sidewalk to snort a line of live ants, those aliens would leave so fast they'd leave skid marks.
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