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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:21 am

Jan 26

In 66, the 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet occurred (perihelion deals with orbits)

In 1697, Isaac Newton received Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem; he solved it before going to bed the same night!

In 1748, England, the Netherlands, Austria, and Sardinia signed an anti-French treaty

In 1875, the electric dental drill was patented by George F Green

In 1926, television was first demonstrated by JL Baird in London

In 1939, Franco conquered Barcelona

In 1939, filming began on Gone With The Wind

In 1957, the Dutch PSP (Pacifist Socialistic Party) was formed

In 1962, "The Twist" was designated "impure" and banned from all Catholic schools

In 1971, Charles Manson was convicted of murder

In 1988, "Phantom of the Opera" opened at the Majestic Theater in NYC for 4000+ performances (it's still running!)

Births:
1880 - Douglas MacArthur, WWII General
1904 - Sean McBride, Amnesty International co-founder (Nobel 1974)
1908 - Stephane Grappelli, jazz violinist
1925 - Paul Newman :heart: :cry:
1929 - Jukles Feiffer, cartoonist/author (Little Murders)
1942 - Scott Glenn, actor (The Right Stuff, Backdraft)
1950 - David Strathairn, actor (Good Night, and Good Luck) :love:
1957 - Eddie Van Halen
1958 - Rita Wilson, Mrs Tom Hanks
1958 - Ellen DeGeneres
1961 - Wayne Gretzky, NHL star
1967 - Keith Urban
1973 - Seth MacFarlane, cartoonist/actor (creator and voices - Family Guy)

Deaths:
1893 - Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing baseball, on his 74th birthday
1949 - Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind), age 65
1962 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano, gangster, age 65
1973 - Edward G Robinson, age 79
1979 - Nelson Rockefeller, US Vice President, age 70
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:21 am

Jan 27

In 1870, after accepting the 15th Amendment (the right to vote cannot be denied based on race, color, or previous conditions of servitude), Virginia was readmitted to the Union

In 1880, Thomas Edison patented the electric incandescent lamp

In 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game

In 1945, Russia liberated Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camps

In 1945, Nazi occupiers forbade food transport to the West (Netherlands)

In 1967, an Appollo 1 fire killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee on the launch pad

In 1973, the US and Vietnam signed a cease-fire, ending the longest US war and military draft

In 1984, Michael Jackson was burned during filming for a Pepsi commercial

Births:
1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1832 - Lewis Carroll, author (Alice In Wonderland)
1850 - Samuel Gompers, Dutch/US president of the American Federation of Labor
1885 - Jerome Kern, Broadway composer (Showboat)
1908 - William Randolph Hearst, Jr, newspaper publisher
1921 - Donna Reed, oscar-winning actress (It's A Wonderful Life)
1936 - Troy Donahue, actor/teen heartthrob (Surfside 6) *
1942 - Manolo Blahnik
1942 - James Cromwell, actor (Babe, LA Confidential)
1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballet dancer/actor (Turning Point, Sex and the City)
1957 - Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of John F Kennedy
1959 - Keith Olbermann, MSNBC journalist
1965 - Alan Cumming, actor (Emcee - Cabaret, Broadway revival)
1984 - Kelly Osbourne

* Troy Donahue used to go to my hairdresser in LA. It was so weird to see this guy who used to be on the cover of every Teen magazine with his hair all sectioned with foil! :shock:

Deaths:
98 - Marius Cocceius Nerva, Emperor of Rome (96-98), age about 67
1851 - John James Audobon (Audobon Society), age 65
1901 - Guiseppe Verdi, composer (Aida), age 87
1967 - Virgil "Gus" Grissom, astronaut (see news item above), age 40
1967 - Roger Chaffee, astronaut (see news item above), age 31
1967 - Ed White, astronaut (see news item above), age 36
1972 - Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer, age 60
1993 - Andre "The Giant" Roussimoff, WWF wrestler/actor (The Princess Bride), of a heart attack, age 49
2004 - Jack Paar, TV Host (The Tonight Show), age 85
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Re: On this day in history

Postby onewithdog » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:22 am

In 1984, Michael Jackson was burned during filming for a Pepsi commercial


At that time of my life, i was a huge Michale fan. I had a glove and new all the songs. I was like 6. I probably cried that day. Poor Michael....... kid toucher.

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:56 am

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Emafer » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:14 am

Nancy Hillner wrote:Jan 27

1832 - Lewis Carroll, author (Alice In Wonderland)



I went to college at University of Oxford in England and have been to the square behind Merton College where "Alice" played and where Alice in Wonderland was written.

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Re: On this day in history

Postby dangerous person » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:52 am

Emafer wrote:
Nancy Hillner wrote:Jan 27

1832 - Lewis Carroll, author (Alice In Wonderland)



I went to college at University of Oxford in England and have been to the square behind Merton College where "Alice" played and where Alice in Wonderland was written.


When I was pregnant with little DP we lived in Guildford, where Lewis Carroll had lived. We could see his house from our apartment. There was a small garden hidden away from the rest of a park near his house where we used to go for walks, and where there was a statue of Alice going through the mirror. So when it was time to give little DP a middle name, I picked Alice :D
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Emafer » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:34 pm

dangerous person wrote:
Emafer wrote:
Nancy Hillner wrote:Jan 27

1832 - Lewis Carroll, author (Alice In Wonderland)



I went to college at University of Oxford in England and have been to the square behind Merton College where "Alice" played and where Alice in Wonderland was written.


When I was pregnant with little DP we lived in Guildford, where Lewis Carroll had lived. We could see his house from our apartment. There was a small garden hidden away from the rest of a park near his house where we used to go for walks, and where there was a statue of Alice going through the mirror. So when it was time to give little DP a middle name, I picked Alice :D



I LOVE that! I adore that you gave her the middle name Alice. And for that reason. That's kind of magical :D

Alice is a name that I've been considering a lot lately. The thing is that I've always wanted to give the middle name Grace after my grandmother and I think that Alice Grace might be too much soft "C".

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:16 am

Alice and Grace are both lovely names, and if you feel strongly about them, then go for it. I named my daughter after the Ray Bolger song, "Once In Love With Amy", because I adored the song, and for middle names we used her then living great grandmothers' names, so she is (and it must be said rhythmically!): Amy Loretta Marta Hillner!!
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:07 am

Jan 28

In 1547, 9-year-old Edward VI succeeded Henry VIII as King of England

In 1858, John Brown organized a raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry

In 1914, Beverly Hills, California was incorporated 8)

In 1918, Trotsky became leader of the Reds

In 1945, Swedish ships brought food to starving Netherlands

In 1978, Ted Nugent autographed a fan's arm with a knife :fence:

In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all on board

In 2003, in his State of the Union address, President George W Bush stated that Saddam Hussein had tried to acquire "significant quantities of uranium from Africa," a claim substantiated by forged documents

Births:
1457 - Henry VII, first Tudor King of England
1775 - Peter the Great, Russian ruler
1912 - Jackson Pollock, expressionist painter
1936 - Alan Alda, actor (M*A*S*H)
1938 - Michael Ritchie, director (Smile - a very funny film ! :thumb: )
1960 - John Galliano, designer
1968 - Sarah McLachlan
1974 - Joaquin Phoenix
1978 - John Legend
1980 - Nick Carter
1981 - Sienna Miller
1981 - Elijah Wood (FRODO!!!!!)

Deaths:
814 - Charlemagne, German Emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), age 71
1547 - Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), age 55
1595 - Francis Drake, English soldier/pirate, age 50
1622 - St Francis De Sales, Swiss clergyman, age 55
1980 - Jimmy Durante, comedian/actor (It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - he "kicked the bucket"!!), age 86
1986 - Christa McAuliffe, teacher/astronaut, died in Challenger disaster, age 37
2002 - Astrid Lindgren, writer (Pippi Longstocking), age 94
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Emafer » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:23 am

Oh I remember when the Challenger exploded. That was soooo dramatic. I was in the first grade. I remember it vividly.

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Re: On this day in history

Postby indigo_jones » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:58 am

I was in eighth grade and still living in Orlando when that happened. I happened to be home sick that day and my dad had stayed home to look after me. He'd run out to the store for a few minutes and while he was out, he heard about it. He came home and told me about it and when we looked out my side bedroom window, you could actually see the smoke trail still. That was one of the few times I've seen my dad with tears in his eyes. He used to work at Cape Canaveral (in the PR sort of section) back in the mid/late '60s.

A few years ago, we happened to be back in Daytona at the same time the first shuttle was relaunching after the last accident. We went out on to the beach to watch, because you could see the smoke trail quite clearly, even from Daytona. I had such a nervous knot in my stomach watching, hoping all would go well. Fortnately, it did.
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Emafer » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:50 pm

Wow, talk about leaving a lasting impression Indy. My goodness.

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:11 pm

Unbelievable, Indy.
I can remember playing with Amy, who was then 4, when Tom Brokaw interrupted programming and said, "There is a major problem with the Challenger." And then he went on to describe what had happened and the tape ran, showing the explosion. What a very sad day.
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No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:00 am

Jan 29

In 1613, Galileo observed Neptune, but failed to recognize what he saw

In 1845, Edgar Allen Poe's "Raven" was first published in NYC

In 1903, Dutch railroad workers went on strike

In 1919, the Secretary of State proclaimed the 18th Amendment (Prohibition)

In 1943, New Zealand's Kiwi cruiser collided with a Japanese sub I-1 at Guadalcanal

In 1958, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed :couple:

In 1964, Stanley Kubrik's "Dr Strangelove" premiered

In 1979, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer disbanded after 10 years together

In 2002, in his State of the Union address, President George W Bush likened Iraq, Iran and North Korea to an "axis of evil"

Births:
1860 - Anton Chekhov
1880 - WC Fields
1911 - Bernard Herrmann, film score composer (Psycho, Taxi Driver) :thumb:
1915 - Victor Mature, actor (The Robe)
1918 - John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Dynasty)
1923 - Paddy Chayevsky, dramatist (Marty, Network)
1945 - Tom Selleck, actor (Magnum, PI)
1954 - Oprah Winfrey
1968 - Ed Burns, director/actor (Saving Private Ryan)
1972 - Jude Law

Deaths:
1820 - George III, King of Great Britain (1760-1820), age 81
1963 - Robert Frost, Poet (4 Pulitzers), age 88
1964 - Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), age 50
1977 - Freddie Prinz, comedian/actor (Chico and the Man), died after shooting himself, age 22
2002 - Daniel Pearl, journalist for Wall Street Journal, kidnapped and murdered by terrorists, age 38
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No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:42 am

Jan 30

In 1487, bell chimes were invented

In 1877, a storm flood ravaged Dutch coastal provinces

In 1956, Martin Luther King, Jr's home was bombed

In 1962, 2 members of the Flying Wallendas' high wire act were killed when their 7 person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit

In 1968, the Vietcong launched the Tet-offensive on the US Embassy in Saigon

In 1969, the Beatles performed their last gig together, a free concert on the rooftop of Abbey Road Studios

In 1973, the jury found the Watergate defendants Liddy and McCord guilty on all counts

In 1977, the 8th and final part of "Roots" was the most watched entertainment show ever

In 2005, Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq, the first since 1958

Births:
1882 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1933-45)
1922 - Dick Martin, comedian (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In)
1928 - Harold Prince, producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
1931 - Gene Hackman
1937 - Vanessa Redgrave
1937 - Boris Spassky, USSR chess champ (1969-72)
1951 - Phil Collins
1974 - Christian Bale (ask Turnip about his similarity to Kermit! :wink: )

Deaths:
1649 - Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason, age 48
1836 - Betsy Ross (sewed first American flag), age 84
1948 - Orville Wright, aviation pioneer, age 76
1951 - Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), age 75
1982 - Stanley Holloway, actor/voice-over actor (voice of Winnie The Pooh), age 91
1988 - Cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, age 85
2006 - Wendy Wasserstein, playwright (Pulitzer for Heidi Chronicles), age 55
Oh, fish-like Lady

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I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!


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