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June 10th, 2008, 11:30
On this day... the 10th of June ...

1610 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
1639 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
1682 Tornado in Connecticut uproots a 3' diameter oak tree
1720 Mrs Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard
1752 Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning-what a shock!
1760 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
1772 Burning of the Gaspāe, British revenue cutter, by Rhode Islanders
1776 Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Decl of Ind
1801 Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
1809 1st US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila
1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire
1848 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
1854 Georg F.B. Reiman proposes that space is curved
1863 Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1865 Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance MĀnchen Germany
1868 2nd Belmont Stakes, General Duke wins
1869 Agnes arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
1880 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
1892 Wilbert Robinson of Balt Orioles sets record of 7 for 7 in 9 inn game
1898 US Marines land in Cuba, during Spanish-American War
1899 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H.F. Callahan
1905 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
1908 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
1916 Great Arab Revolt begin
1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
1924 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
1926 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
1932 1st demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
1934 Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in soccer's 2nd World Cup at Rome
1935 Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
1940 Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
1942 Massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia) Gestapo kills 173
1943 FDR becomes 1st US pres to visit a foreign country during wartime
1943 FDR signs withholding tax bill into law (this is W-2 Day!)
1944 Joe Nuxhall at 15 becomes youngest ML baseball player
1946 Italian Republic established
1952 Chic White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1954 PBS reaches SF: KQED (Channel 9) starts broadcasting
1955 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
1957 Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
1957 John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada
1959 Rocky Colovito hits 4 HRs in 1 game
1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3¨"
1964 Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked
1965 A R Klemola discovers asteroid #2370 van Altena
1966 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK
1966 Beatles record "Rain", 1st to use reverse tapes
1966 Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0
1966 Janis Joplins 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif
1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
1971 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges &
moves him aheard of Willie Mays as the #2 HR hitter (649)
1973 NASA launches Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit
1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle's Kingdome
1977 Apple Computer ships its 1st Apple II
1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1978 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
1979 Balt Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)
1979 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
1981 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
1981 Sebastian Coe of Englands sets the 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
1981 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
1982 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
1984 Boston beats Los Angeles, for the NBA championship
1984 Ivan Lendl wins the French Open, his 1st grand slam title
1984 US missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time
1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
1985 Claus von Bulow acquitted on charges he tried to murder his wife
1985 Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
1987 Discovery's SRBs and External Tank are mated
1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
1989 Major French Open upset, as Spain's Arantxa Sanchez, 17 beats heavily
favored Steffi Graf, also 1st Spaniard to win a grand slam title
1990 Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi for French Open title
1990 Burger King begins using Newman's Own Salad Dressing
1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trail Blazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
1990 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity
1991 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes desert storm troops

June 10th, 2008, 11:31
Argentina : Affirmation of Argentina's Rights over the Malvinas
Azores : Camoes Day (1580)
Cape Verde, Maderia : National Day (1580)
Portugal : Day of Portugal (1580)

June 10th, 2008, 11:32
Religious Observances

RC-Vatican City : Sacred Heart Day (moveable feast)
Ang : Commemoration of Ephrem of Edessa, Syria, deacon
old RC : Commemoration of St Margaret, Queen of Scotland, widow

June 10th, 2008, 11:33
Religious History for a 10th of June ....

1692 Bridget Bishop became the first person hanged for witchcraft, during the ordeal known to history as the 'Salem Witch Trials.' In all, 20 people died before theological jurisprudence was restored in this isolated Puritan community in Massachusetts.
1850 The American Bible Union was founded, organized by church leaders who had broken from the American and Foreign Bible Society.
1854 Eventually to become the first African- American Roman Catholic bishop, James Augustine Healy, 24, was ordained a priest in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
1925 The United Church of Canada was formed, uniting both the Methodist and Presbyterian denominations of Canada. The merger also took in 3,000 independent Canadian Congregational churches.
1983 The Presbyterian Church (USA) was formed in Atlanta, through a reunification of the United Presbyterian Church (UPCUSA) and the Southern Presbyterian Church (PCUS).

June 10th, 2008, 22:59
People born on June 10

Tara Lipinski (1982): Champion figure skater who won the Olympic Gold Medal in 1998. Lipinski was roller-skating by age three, and winning local tournaments by age five. She turned to the ice at the age of six, and has been skating circles around the competition ever since. In less than six years, Lipinski won her first silver medal in the novice competition. In 1994, Lipinski became the youngest skater ever to win a gold medal at the Olympic Festival. That accomplishment made her a darling of the media, while commentators hung on her every jump. Lipinski made the move to the senior division, training rigorously while managing straight As in school. The 1996-97 season would be paved with gold for Lipinski, as she became the youngest womenís figure skater in history to claim the World Title. In Nagano, Japan in 1998, Lipinski claimed her gold medal in figure skating and once again went down in the history books as the youngest champion. More recently, the skater has tried acting, appearing in the 2003 film The Metro Chase, as well as a two-week stint on the WB's "7th Heaven".

Faith Evans (1973): Musician who was the first female singer to be signed to Sean "P-Diddy" Combsí Bad Boy label. Although Evans was accepted to Fordham University on an academic scholarship, she left after 1 year to pursue a musical career. Evans began earning money (and recognition), as a back up singer for performers including Usher and Pebbles. Her songwriting talents took center stage in 1994, when she co-wrote tunes on the Mary J. Blige album "My Life." It was at this time that Sean "P-Diddy" Combs discovered Evans and offered her a recording contract. Combs was so struck by Evansí voice that he went on to produce her self-titled debut album. Evans lost her husband, the Notorious B.I.G., due to a drive-by shooting in 1995. Her albums, "Keep the Faith" and "Faithfully" attest to the strength she has gained as a result of her heartache over the last few years.

Elisabeth Shue (1963): Actress who was everybodyís favorite "girl next door" until she completely floored the critics with her stellar performance as a hooker in the 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas. Shue began her acting career in College, starring in a string of commercials for "Burger King," "Hellmannís Mayonnaise" and "DeBeers diamonds." In 1984, Shue landed a role in her first feature film, The Karate Kid. Shueís talent continued to win her roles in films including Adventureís in Babysitting, Cocktail, Soapdish and The Marrying Man. In 1995, Shue was given a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Sera in Leaving Las Vegas, and has since gone on to heat up the big screen in The Saint, Palmetto, Hollow Man and Leo.

Maurice Sendak (1928): Childrenís author and illustrator who was the first American author to win the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 1970. Sendak grew up with a love for reading and always asked his sister to go to the library to take out books for him. Among his favorite tales were The Prince and the Pauper and A Childrenís Garden of Verses. In 1947, Sendak co-authored his first book entitled Atomics for the Millions. Sendak went on to create memorable, fascinating childrenís stories that challenge imaginative, young minds. Some of his most famous works include, Chicken Soup With Rice: A Book of Months and Where the Wild Things Are, which won Sendak a Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book in 1964. Sendak also wrote the libretto to the opera for Where the Wild Things Are and penned the lyrics to the animated film, Really Rosie. Most recently, Sendak won a National Medal of Arts.

Judy Garland (1922): Musical legend who will forever enchant children with her portrayal of Dorothy in the timeless classic The Wizard of Oz. Garland was starring on stage with her sisters at the age of 3, and as she grew older, her stage presence became apparent to all that saw her perform. In 1936, Garland was signed to an MGM contract, starring in films including Thoroughbreds Donít Cry (1937), Broadway Melody of 1938, Listen, Darling (1938) and the 1939 film that would change her life, The Wizard of Oz. Garland, who had the incredible gift of song, went on to give memorable performances in the musical films, For Me and My Gal (1942), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Ziegfeld Follies (1946) and Easter Parade in 1948. In her last great films, A Star is Born and A Child is Waiting Garland gave such emotional performances, that many consider them to be a reflection of her own inner-turmoil. Garland passed away in 1969.

June 11th, 2008, 11:21
Happy Days Ya' All !!!! :party:

June 11th, 2008, 11:21
Birthdates which occurred on June 11:
1572 Ben Jonson England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist)
1723 J G Palitzsch 1st saw Halley's comet on return, Prolitz
1776 John Constable England, landscape painter (Hay Wain)
1823 James L Kemper Maj Gen, hero at Battle of Williamsberg
1847 Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett leader of English women's movement
1864 Richard Strauss MĀnchen Germany, composer (Till Eulenspiegel)
1867 Charles Fabry found ozone layer in upper atmosphere
1876 A.L. Kroeber Hoboken NJ, anthropologist/textbook author
1880 Jeannette Rankin 1st woman elected to US Congress (from Montana)
1883 Frank O. King Cashton, Wisc., "Gasoline Alley" cartoonist
1886 David Steinman NYC, bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough)
1895 Nikolai A Bulganin Gorki Russia, premier of USSR (1955-8)
1899 Yasonari Kawabata Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes)
19-- Denise de Kalafe Brazil, singer
1900 Lawrence E Spivak Bkln NY, news panelist (Meet the Press)
1903 Ernie Nevers NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals)
1907 Paul Mellon philanthropist/horse breeder (1964 Gold Baton)
1910 Jacques-Yves Cousteau France, oceanic explorer aboard Calypso
1911 Russ Hodges Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights)
1913 RisČ Stevens NYC, mezzo-soprano (Metropolitan Opera)
1913 Vince Lombardi NFL coach (Green Bay Packers)
1914 Gerald Mohr NYC, actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue)
1914 Henry G Cisheros (Mayor-San Antonio)
1918 Nelson Mandela civil right activist in South Africa
1919 Richard Todd Ireland, actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident)
1920 Hazel Scott Trinidad, singer/pianist (Hazel Scott)
1920 Robert Hutton Kingston NY, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket)
1922 John Bromfield South Bend In, actor (Easy to Love)
1925 William Styron Va, novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice)
1926 Carlisle Floyd Latta SC, composer (Slow Dusk)
1931 Lucianna Paluzzi Rome Italy, actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball)
1931 Tab Hunter NYC, actor (Tab Hunter Show)
1932 Athol Fugard South Africa, anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot)
1933 Jud Strunk Jamestown NY, singer/comedian (Laugh-In)
1935 Gene Wilder Milwaukee, actor (Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak)
1936 Chad Everett South Bend In, actor (Medical Center, Airplane II)
1937 Johnny Brown St Petersburg Fla, comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams)
1939 Jackie Stewart Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)
1940 Joey Dee Passaic NJ, actor (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris)
1944 James "Ox" D A Van Hoften Fresno Calif, astronaut (STS 41C, STS 51I)
1945 Adrienne Barbeau wife of John Carpenter/actress (Maude, Swamp Thing)
1947 Henry G Cisneros (Mayor-D-San Antonio)
1949 Frank Beard rocker (ZZ Top-She Got Lets, Fandango)
1950 Debbie "Pokey" Watson US, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
1950 Michael Swan Palo Alto Calif, actor (Duncan-As The World Turns)
1952 Russell Hitchcock rocker (Air Supply-All out of Love)
1953 Peter Bergman actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band)
1954 Gary Fencik NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
1956 Joe Montana NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
1967 Clare Carey actress (Kelly Fox Rosebrock-Coach)
1973 Robby Kiger Encino Calif, actor (Crazy Like a Fox)

June 11th, 2008, 11:22
Happy Days Ya' All !!!! :party::party:

June 11th, 2008, 11:22
On this 11th of June .....

1184 -BC- Greeks finally captured Troy
1488 Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
1517 Sir Thomas Pert reached Hudson Bay
1770 Capt Cook runs aground on Australian Great Barrier Reef
1788 1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC
1859 Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada
1864 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm
1891 A Charlois discovers asteroid #311 Claudia
1895 1st auto race
1896 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota authorized
1901 Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand
1904 Cub's Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
1905 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
1911 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
1919 Sir Barton becomes 1st horse to win the Triple Crown
1920 Republicans nominate Warren G Harding for president
1927 Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs
1929 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #1147 Stavropolis
1932 E Delporte discovers asteroid #1222 Tina
1936 Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
1938 Cin Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
1939 King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party
1942 US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
1944 1st Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, Cathedral of St Sava, NYC
1947 WW II sugar rationing finally ends
1951 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal
1955 1st jet magnesium airplane flown
1955 Eddie Arcaro ties record of 6 Belmont Stakes wins
1957 12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo
1959 Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover
1960 House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan)
1961 Norm Cash becomes 1st Det Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium
1961 Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs
1963 Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at U of Alabama
1963 JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"
1966 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
1967 Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes
1969 David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"
1970 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
1972 KPAT-AM in Berkeley CA returns from KRE
1974 Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Wash
1977 Dutch marines rescued hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland
1977 ELO releases "Telephone Line"
1977 Main Street Electrical Parade premiers [Disneyland? WDW?]
1977 Seattle Slew wins Belmont Stakes & Triple Crown
1980 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2531 Cambridge
1980 K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF)
#2614 Torrence
C Shoemaker discovers asteroids #2459 Spellmann, #2511 Patterson &
1981 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
1982 Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
1982 Larry Holmes defeats Gerry Cooney, retains WBC heavyweight crown
1982 Movie "ET The Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)
Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
1985 Von Hayes becomes 21st to hit 2 HRS in an inning (Phils-26, Mets-7)
1985 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd cons term
1988 Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8¨")
1988 Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
1989 Youngest male French Open champ & 1st US champ since 1955, Michael
Chang, 17, beats Stefan Edberg of Sweden
1990 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador
Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in the 9th he
retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)
1991 Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers 4 games to 1 for the NBA title
1991 Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0

June 11th, 2008, 11:23
Hawaii : King Kamehameha I Day (1737-1819)
Nep l : King's Birthday
US : National Impressionists Day

June 11th, 2008, 11:23
Religious Observances

RC, Ang, Luth, Cong : Memorial of St Barnabas, apostle
Jewish : Shavuot (celebration of 10 commandments) (Sivan 6, 5757 AM)

June 11th, 2008, 11:24
Religious History
1739 English founder of Methodism John Wesley stated in his journal: 'I look upon all the world as my parish.'
1799 Richard Allen (1760-1831), first African- American bishop in the U.S., was ordained a deacon of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
1850 Birth of David C. Cook, pioneer developer of Sunday School curriculum. In 1875, Cook founded the David C. Cook Publishing Co., headquartered today in Elgin, Illinois.
1918 Brazil's first Pentecostal Church was established by missionaries Daniel Berg and Adolf Gunnar Vingren. The new congregation was registered as an 'Assembly of God' church.
1936 The Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) was organized in Philadelphia. In 1938 the denomination changed its name to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

June 11th, 2008, 17:49
People born on June 11

Joshua Jackson (1978): Actor who is most famous for his role as Pacey Witter on the WB hit, "Dawsonís Creek." A native of Vancouver, Canada, Jackson started acting at age 9 in British Columbia Tourism commercials. Jackson made a guest appearance on "MacGyver" and debuted on the silver screen in the 1991 film Crooked Hearts. Still, it was his featured role in the three Mighty Ducks films, that launched Jacksonís career in show business. In 1997, Jackson won the role of Pacey on "Dawsonís Creek," and has been winning the hearts of teenage girls ever since. In addition to playing Pacey, Jackson has appeared in Apt Pupil, Cruel Intentions, Gossip, The Skulls and The Laramie Project.

Joe Montana (1956): Starting quarterback who never lost a game for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 1977. Even if the Irish were trailing, Montana would pull through with an amazing comeback earning him the nickname, "Captain Comeback," which he lived up to throughout his career. In 1979, Montana was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. By 1981, the 49ers went from having a losing record to being a winning team. In Superbowl XIX, Montana took home an MVP award, outshining the efforts of the Dolphinís quarterback, Dan Marino. During his ten years with the 49ers, Montana led the team to nine winning seasons and three Super Bowl championships. Super Bowl XXIV would be Montanaís last playoffs with the team. Montana went on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs, but numerous injuries plagued him on the field. Retiring in 1995, Montana owned the title as the NFLís leading passer.

Adrienne Barbeau (1945): Actress who is currently the voice of Cat Woman in "Batman, The Animated Series." Barbeau made her Broadway debut in "Fiddler on the Roof" at the age of 18. She went on to create the role of "Rizzo" in the original stage production of "Grease" and received a Tony Award nomination for her efforts. Barbeau can still be seen on Nick at Nite, playing the role of Bea Arthur's daughter in the sitcom, "Maude". Barbeau has over 25 musicals and plays to her credit including, "And the World Goes Round," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "Love Letters." In recent years, Barbeau has made guest appearances on "The Drew Carey Show," "Sliders," "Deep Space Nine" and "Diagnosis Murder" and appeared in HBO's 2003 series, "Carnivale."

Gene Wilder (1935): Actor who is most famous for his role as the whimsical Willy Wonka in the musical film, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Wilder had his first role on the big screen in the 1967 classic, Bonnie and Clyde. Wilderís performance in his next film, The Producers, won him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Wilder earned another Oscar nomination in 1974, this time for his screenplay to Young Frankenstein. Wilder starred in Young Frankenstein and other films including, Blazing Saddles (1974), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmesí Smarter Brother (1975), Silver Streak (1976) and Hanky Panky (1982). In recent years, Wilder could be seen in the NBC sitcom, "Something Wilder" (1994-95), and he made his debut on the London stage in Neil Simonís, "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."

Vince Lombardi (1913): Football coach who just couldnít stand to lose. Lombardi enforced discipline while training his players because he believed that dedication is what brought a team to victory. At the age of 46, Lombardi began his job as head coach for the Green Bay Packers. He took a team that was less than impressive on the field and turned them into lean, mean, winning machines. Lombardi led the Packers to win six divisionals, five NFL championships and Super Bowls I and II. Upon retiring in 1968, Lombardi was hired as General Manager for the Packers, but he was not satisfied with the job. Lombardi, a man who thrived on competition and the thrill of the game, began coaching once again. Sadly, Lombardi was diagnosed with cancer soon after, and was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

June 12th, 2008, 11:34
MANY Birthdates which occurred on June 12:

1519 Cosmos de Medici art patron (Accademia del Disegno)
1771 Patrick Gass Falling Springs PA, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1819 Charles Kingsley England, clergyman/novelist (Westward Ho!)
1829 Johanna Spyri Switzerland, writer (Heidi)
1851 Oliver Joseph Lodge England, early radio pioneer
1885 Werner Josten Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)
1897 Alexandre Tansman Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)
1897 Anthony Eden Earl of Avon (C), British PM (1955-57)
19-- Alan Dysert Danville Ill, actor (Sean Cudahy-All My Children)
19-- Bernie Hamilton LA Calif, actor (Starsky & Hutch)
19-- David Lain Baker Long Beach Calif, actor (Call to Glory)
19-- James Healey actor (Sean Ryan-Dynasty)
1909 Archie Bleyer Corona NY, orch leader (Arthur Godfrey)
1912 Russell "Lucky" Hayden Chico Calif, actor (Judge Roy Bean)
1914 William Lundigan Syracuse NY, actor (Climax)
1915 David Rockefeller banker, international power broker
1916 Irwin Allen disaster-movie producer (Towering Inferno)
1917 Priscilla Lane US, actress (Arsenic & Old Lace)
1919 Uta Hagen Germany, actres (Boys From Brazil)/teaches acting
1919 Vera Hruba Ralston actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder)
1920 Peter Jones England, actor (From a Bird's Eye View)
1921 James Houston Toronto, author/filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak)
1924 George Herbert Walker Bush (R) 43rd VP (1981-89) 41st Pres (1989- )
1927 Henry Slesar Brooklyn NY, headwriter (Edge of Night)
1928 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], Bkln, singer (the Street Where You Live)
1929 Anne Frank Holland, diarist/Nazi victim
1930 Barbara Harris famous African
1932 Jim Nabors Sylacauga Al, actor/singer (Gomer Pyle)
1932 Rona Jaffe novelist (Mazes & Monsters)
1941 Chick Corea Chelsea Mass, jazz musician (Delhpi I, Toy Dance)
1941 Roy Harper Manchester, rocker (Folkjokeopus)
1943 Marv Albert NYC, "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)
1943 Reg Presley rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1944 Linda Foster Lancaster England, actress (Doris-Hank)
1951 Brad Delp guitarist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
1952 Ben E Carlos drummer (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
1952 Dale Krantz singer (Crossings-Collis Band)
1952 Oliver Knussen Glasgow Scotland, composer (Chicara)
1952 Seigfried Brietzke German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)
1953 Grace Jones Kingston Jamacia (she claims but actually 5/19/48)
1953 Rebecca Holden Austin Tx, actress (April-Knight Rider)
1953 Rocky Burnette Memphis, rocker (Towing the Line)
1957 Jim Morris impressionist/comedian (Ronald Reagan, George Bush)
1957 Timothy Busfield East Lansing Mich, actor (Elliot-30 Something)
1959 Jenilee Harrison Glendale Calif, actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas)
1962 Michael Link Provo Utah, actor (Earl-Julia)

June 12th, 2008, 11:38
Felicidades !!! Happy Days !!!! :party:

June 12th, 2008, 11:39
On this day...the 12th of June ...

816 St Leo III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1665 English rename New Amsterdam, New York, after Dutch pull out
1701 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
1775 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (Am) captures Margaretta (Br)
1776 Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
1787 Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
1792 George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver, BC
1812 Napoleon's invasion of Russia begins
1838 Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass
1838 Territory of Iowa organized
1839 1st baseball game played in America
1845 George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country
1849 Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett, Louisville, Ky
1859 Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
1867 Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
1880 1st baseball perfect game-John Richmond of Worcester beats Cleve
1885 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
1889 Single tornado kills 119, injures 146 (New Richmond Wisc)
1897 Possibly most severe quake in history strikes Assam India. Shock
waves felt over an area size of Europe. Negligible death toll
1898 Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control
1900 German Navy Law calls for massive increase in sea power
1903 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
1907 Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to the Tigers
1913 "The Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
1917 Secret Service extends protection of president to his family
1918 1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France
1920 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
1922 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
1923 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straitjacket while suspended
upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above the ground in NYC
1925 William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
1934 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up
into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines
1935 Chaco War ends between Bolivia & Paraguay [?]
1936 1st 50 KW US radio station (Pittsburgh Pa)
1936 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1394 Algoa
1937 USSR executes 8 army leaders as Stalin's purge continued
1939 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY
1942 Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City
1947 Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win Br Women's Amateur Golf Champ
1948 Eddie Arcaro becomes 1st jockey to win the triple crown twice
1952 420th kitten (record) born to cat named Dusty, Bonham, TX
1954 Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0
1957 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)
1959 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m
1964 South Africa sentences Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment
1965 Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction"
1965 The Beatles are awarded the MBE
1967 Israel wins 6 day war
1967 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
1967 Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages
1967 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
1967 Wash Senators beat Chic White Sox, 6-5, in 22 innings
1970 Pitts Pirate Dock Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0
1971 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2216 Kerch
1971 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
1972 John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the ****** of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
1973 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
1977 Ground-breaking ceremonies for Pres Kennedy library
1978 David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
1979 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
1979 Kevin St Onge throws a playing card a record 185'
1980 Reagan said he would submit to periodic medical tests
1981 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
1982 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
1986 P W Botha declares South African national emergency
1989 Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
1990 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves
1990 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases
1990 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning

June 12th, 2008, 11:40
Finland : Helsinki Day (1550)
Phillipines : Independence Day (1898)
Turk & Cacios Island : Constitution Day
Massachusett : Children's Day - - - - - ( Sunday )
Paraguay : Chaco Peace Day (1935) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Shelby, Mich : National Asparagus Festival - - - - - ( Thursday )
Great Britain : Queen's official birthday (National Day) - - - - - ( Saturday )

June 12th, 2008, 11:40
Religious Observances

Buddhist-Bhutan : Buddha's Ascension
Christian : Feast of Bl Guy of Cortona
RC : Commem of SS Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, Nazarius, martyrs
RC : Commemoration of St John of San Facondo, confessor

June 12th, 2008, 11:41
Religious History
1458 In England, the College of St. Mary Magdalen was founded at Oxford University.
1720 Birth of Isaac Pinto, translator of the first Jewish prayerbook published in America.
1744 David Brainerd, 26, was ordained a missionary to the Indians in Colonial New England by the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge (SPCK).
1914 The first edition of A.T. Robertson's monumental 'Grammar of the Greek New Testament' was released. Its 1400+ pages make it the largest systematic analysis of the original New Testament language ever published.
1950 American missionary martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: 'Earthly blessing is no sign of heavenly favor. Behold how many wicked prosper.'

June 12th, 2008, 13:22
People born on June 12

Timothy Busfield (1957): Actor who is most famous for his role on the ABC drama, "thirtysomething." Busfield began his acting career starring in films including Stripes and Revenge of the Nerds. His move to television came in the mid Ď80s, when Busfield joined the cast of the successful medical drama, "Trapper John, M.D." When "Trapper John, M.D." ended in 1986, Busfield was fortunate enough to become a part of the new drama "thirtysomething." The baby-boomer show ran from 1987-1991, and led Busfield to a starring role on the big screen in the 1989 blockbuster, Field of Dreams. While Busfield has tried his hand at series television since "thirtysomething," he was not successful until landing a role in "The West Wing." Recently, Busfield has appeared in such films as Wanted and National Security.

Jim Nabors (1930): Actor who has become famous for the expression, "Gawwwlee." Nabors got his start in Hollywood as a film cutter by day and a cabaret singer by night. In 1963, he was hired to make a guest appearance on "The Andy Griffith Show," as Gomer Pyle. Naborsí performance was so well received by the audience that he was made a regular on the show. The character of Gomer Pyle was spun off to another TV show, "Gomer Pyle USMC," which ran for five seasons. In addition to his successful television career, Nabors recorded 16 popular albums. In 1969, Nabors started his own variety show, "The Jim Nabors Show," which ran for three seasons. Nabors has starred in films including Cannonball Run (1978) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Since his liver transplant in 1994, Nabors has been known to make a guest appearance every now and then, but spends much of his time at his home in Honolulu.

Anne Frank (1929): Author who is most famous for her courageous, honest diary about her years of hiding during World War II. Frank was born in Germany, but as Hitler's anti-Jewish propaganda began to invade the German mind-set, her family moved to Holland. Until the age of 11, Frank lived a carefree life, enjoying all the beauty of childhood. Then, in 1940, Germany occupied the Netherlands and the world as Frank knew it faded away. In an effort to avoid being deported to the concentration camps in 1942, Frankís family went into hiding in an abandoned building. It was there that Frank wrote her famous diary, recording her every thought and feeling for two years. In 1944, the Frank family was found by the Germans and sent to concentration camps. Frank died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, but her words live on in the published work The Diary of Anne Frank.

Vic Damone (1928): Musician who went back to receive his High School diploma, 50 years late, in 1997. After Damone dropped out of High School, he took a job as an usher at the Paramount Theatre in Manhattan. It was there that he met Perry Como, who encouraged him to be a performer. In 1947, Damone got his big break when he sang on "Arthur Godfreyís Talent Scouts." Damone won the competition, and Milton Berle asked him to perform on his TV show. Damoneís first album, "I Have But One Heart," was a hit, and Damone soon had his own radio show, "Saturday Night Serenade." Throughout his career, Damone recorded over 2,000 songs, including the platinum singles "Youíre Breaking My Heart" and "On the Street Where You Live." Damone has made appearances at "Rainbow and Stars" in Manhattan in recent years.

George Bush (1924): Former president who, in 1943, was the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy. Bush served active duty in the Navy from the summer of 1942 until the fall of 1945, flying torpedo bombers during World War II. Throughout his career in the Navy, Bush was awarded the Flying Cross and three Air Medals. Upon graduating from Yale, Bush started his own oil company in Texas and co-founded the Zapata Petroleum Corporation. Although Bush did not win his first Senate race in 1964, he was elected to the House of Representatives 2 years later. In the 1970s, Bush became Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. President Ronald Reagan selected Bush as his running mate in 1980, and Bush would serve 2-terms as Vice President. In 1988, George Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Under his Presidency, Bush saw the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bush now lives in Texas with his wife, Barbara.

June 12th, 2008, 14:40
Sort of bad publicity lately with the Chaiten Volcano and it's eruption .. Folks...nothing out of the ordinary is happenning in the long stringy country..

Get your bags ready and head on South..You'll have the time of your life ... :cap:

Survivors found at Chilean plane crash

By EDUARDO GALLARDO, Associated Press Writer

Wed Jun 11, 2008

SANTIAGO, Chile - A plane carrying 10 people that disappeared four days ago in Chile's frigid southern forests was found Wednesday with nine survivors who stayed alive by huddling for warmth, sharing food and sheltering in the plane's wreckage.

The only fatality was 65-year-old pilot Nelson Bahamondes, who survivors said apparently died from internal bleeding two days after the Cessna Caravan crashed while flying the Chilean passengers on a domestic flight to a village in Aysen region.

Deputy Interior Minister Felipe Harboe said Bahamondes maneuvered the plane to lessen the impact of the crash in the heavily forested area. Survivors called him a hero. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

The plane, which disappeared Saturday after taking off the Chilean city of Puerto Montt en route to La Junta, came to rest suspended in the area's thick trees, but close enough to the ground that the survivors could enter the wreckage, officials said.

The temperate fell at night to minus 4 centigrade (24 Fahrenheit).

"It was very cold, there was wind, storms and we fought all that by remaining close together," said 29-year-old survivor Miguel Almonacid. "We used our clothes, our bags and fire to get warm. And we prayed a lot."

Almonacid told Santiago's Radio Cooperativa that before he died the pilot told them to use the gasoline in the plane to start a fire.

The survivors ate and drank the milk and food Almonacid was carrying for workers at the salmon processing plant where he works. At one point Almonacid said he thought they "would die inside the plane."

Aysen Gov. Silvia Moreno said the survivors sought shelter inside the wreckage. The passengers knew the area and had cold-weather clothing with them, she said.

"They survived helping each others, sharing the few things and food they carried," she said.

All the survivors were hurt in the crash, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening. They were flown to Puerto Montt.

The survivors said they often heard the engines of passing search airplanes and helicopters, but it wasn't until Wednesday that they finally saw a helicopter and were able to signal to it for help.

Almonacid said the survivors were thinking of leaving the wreckage on foot in search of help when they were finally rescued.

The plane belonged to Patagonia Airlines, a small regional airline.

Authorities had mounted a large air and ground search operation. They picked up a signal from the plane's electronic locator transmitter on Saturday, but lost it Wednesday morning.

A helicopter spotted the survivors later Wednesday.

The area where the plane crashed is near the erupting Chaiten volcano. Three of the survivors had been evacuated from the town of Chaiten last month when the volcano first erupted.

The town has since then virtually destroyed by the water of the nearby Blanco river, thickened by ash from the volcano. :eek:

June 12th, 2008, 14:59
uff... :(
havnt heard anything of here. Thanx for the news colo, even though its bad.

June 13th, 2008, 11:58
Birthdates which occurred on June 13:

40 Gnaeus Julius Agricola Roman general; conquered Wales, No. England
823 Charles II (the Bald) king of France (843-77), emperor (875-77)
1752 Fanny Burney England, author (Camille, Evelina)
1773 Thomas Young proponent of the wave theory of light
1786 Winfield Scott American army general/presidential candidate
1821 Albert duc de Broglie, France, premier (1873-74, 1977)
1831 James Clerk Maxwell physicist, formulated electromagnetic theory
1865 William Butler Yeats Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)
1881 Lois Weber 1st US woman film director (What Do Men Want?)
1892 Basil Rathbone Johannesburg S Africa, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1893 Dorothy L Sayers England, novelist (9 Taylors)
1894 Mark van Doren Ill, author (The Happy Critic)
1897 Paavo Johannes Nurmi Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
1899 Carlos Ch vez Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfon°a India)
19-- Deann Mears Fort Fairfield Maine, actress (Emily-Beacon Hill)
19-- Lefty Perez NYC, salsa singer
1900 Ian Hunter S Africa, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood)
1903 Harold "Red" Grange "Galloping Ghost" of football (Illinois Bears)
1911 Albert Cleage famous African
1911 Luis W Alvarez physicist (Nobel-1968)
1912 Mary Wickes St Louis Mo, actress (Dennis the Menace, Julia, Doc)
1913 Ralph Edwards Merino Colo, TV host (This is Your Life)
1915 J Donald Budge US tennis player (1st to hold world's 4 major titles)
1918 Ben Johnson Foraker Okla, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger)
1920 Knut Nordahl Sweden, soccer players (Olympic-gold-1948)
1926 Paul Lynde Mt Vernon Ohio, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched)
1935 Christo Bulgaria, artist, wrapper (Running Fence)
1940 Bobby Freeman SF, rocker (Do You Want to Dance)
1941 Robert Forester Rochester NY, actor (Banyon, Nakia)
1941 Tom Hallick Buffalo NY, actor (Search)
1943 Edward Skorek Poland, volleball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
1944 Joe Amato NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991)
1945 Ronald J Grabe NYC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, STS 30, STS 42)
1947 Peter Holm boyfriend of Joan Collins
1951 Richard Thomas NYC, (John Boy-Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda)
1962 Ally Sheedy NYC, actress (St Elmo's, Short Circuit, Maid to Order)
1963 Bettina Bunge Switz, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Calif 1983)
1963 Catarina Lindqvist Sweden, tennis player (Swedish Open 1986)
1968 Deniece Peterson rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
197- Charlie Rivera singer (Menudo)
1971 Broderick nonuplets Sydney Australia (7 of 9 survived infancy)
1986 Ashley Olsen actress (Full House)
1986 Mary Kate Olsen actress (Full House)

June 13th, 2008, 11:59
Happy Days ...Felicidades !!! :party:

June 13th, 2008, 12:00
On this day...

1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest) signed
1611 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
1774 Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves
1777 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
1789 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
1798 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
1837 1st Mormon missionaries to the British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio
1855 The opera "Les Vąpres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
1863 Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon," Christchurch, NZ
1866 House passes 14th Amendment
1871 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
1873 J C Watson discovers asteroid #132 Aethra
1879 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #198 Ampella
1886 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
1888 Congress creates the Department of Labor
1889 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins Wyoming
1890 Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out & named
1895 źmile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
1898 Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
1900 China's Boxer Rebellion against foreigners & Christians
1905 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chic Cubs, 1-0
1907 Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2ÝF in Tamarack Calif
1910 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Phila
1910 William D Crum, a SC physician, appointed minister to Liberia
1913 Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
1918 Philles & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
1921 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
1924 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
1927 Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
1930 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista Greece
1933 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady NY)
1933 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized
1934 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1349 Bechuana
1935 James T Braddocks beats Max Baer for HW boxing champ
1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns
1940 Paris evacuated before the German advance
1942 1st V-2 rocket launch, PeenemĀnde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
1944 Nazi Germany begins V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) buzz-bomb attacks
1946 1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland
1947 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
1955 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France
1957 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season
1966 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice
1969 Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins the Rolling Stones
1969 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2111 Tselina
1970 Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1970 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1971 NY Times began publishing "The Pentagon Papers"
1971 Perth Observatory discovers asteroids #1806 Derice & #1978 Patrice
1972 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2604
1973 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8+ years (LA Dodgers)
1975 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2219 Mannucci
1977 Convicted assassin James Earl Ray recaptured [?]
1980 Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall"
1980 Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation
1980 UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela
1981 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
1981 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
1981 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"
1982 Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
1983 Pioneer 10 becomes 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
1986 Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
1986 Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play
1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete
cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
1988 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win the AL East
1988 George Harrison releases "This is Love"
1988 US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist
1989 Detroit sweeps Los Angeles, for the NBA championship
1990 Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya
1990 Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term,
1991 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)

June 13th, 2008, 12:00
Yemen Arab Rep : Reform Movement Day
Massachusett : Children's Day - - - - - ( Sunday )
Paraguay : Chaco Peace Day (1935) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Shelby, Mich : National Asparagus Festival - - - - - ( Thursday )
Great Britain : Queen's official birthday (National Day) - - - - - ( Saturday )

June 13th, 2008, 12:01
Religious Observances

RC : Mem of St Anthony of Padua, patron of lovers, poor

June 13th, 2008, 12:02
Religious History
1525 German Reformer Martin Luther, 42, married former nun Katherine von Bora, 26. Their 21-year marriage bore six children. Kate outlived her husband (who died in 1546) by six years.
1742 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in his journal: 'Oh, let none think his labor is lost because the fruit does not immediately appear.'
1816 Birth of Edward F. Rimbault, the English church organist who composed the hymn tune to which is sung 'O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice.'
1876 The Presbyterian Church in England merged with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, in creating a more uniform representation of the Reformed faith in the British Isles.
1897 Birth of Reuben Larson, missionary pioneer who in 1931 (along with Clarence W. Jones) co-founded the World Radio Missionary Fellowship. Since 1969, WRMF has been headquartered in Opa Locka, Florida.

June 13th, 2008, 12:04
More INFAMOUS people born on June 13 :embarass:

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (1986): Actresses who are known affectionately as "The Olsen Twins." Mary Kate and Ashley began starring as Michelle Tanner on the hit sitcom, "Full House," when they were just 9 months old. Audiences watched Mary Kate and Ashley say their first words, take their first steps and cheered as they rode a bike for the first time. Every milestone in the twinsí lives was marked by an episode of "Full House." When the sitcom ended its successful run in 1994, Mary Kate and Ashleyís careers were just beginning. The girls have gone on to star on TV, in film, in their own series of books and have released numerous CDs. Some of their career highlights include the films It Takes Two (1995) and Mystery on the High Seas (1995) and the sitcom "Two of a Kind" (1998-99). The girls' empire extends beyond the screen; from GameBoy with games including "Magical Mystery Mall," to Wal-Mart with their fashion & lifestyle collection.

Jamie Walters (1969): Actor and musician who scored a number 1 single, "How Do You Talk To An Angel," in 1992. The song was featured on the short-lived television show, "The Heights." Waltersí success on "The Heights" lead to a recurring role on the Fox hit, "Beverly Hills 90210," where he played an abusive boyfriend/musician. While Walters was highlighting his musical talents on the small screen, he was spending time in the recording studio as well. In 1995, Walters released his self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records. His song, "Hold On," quickly broke into the top 20 on the Billboard charts and held on for more than 5 months. Walters went on to release another album, "Ride," in 1997. Recently he has starred in the film Mumbo Jumbo.

Ally Sheedy (1962): Actress who rose to fame as one of the members of the Ď80s "Brat Pack." Sheedy was approached by casting directors when a book she wrote in 1975, She Was Nice to Mice, won acclaim from both "The New York Times" and "The Village Voice." Sheedy starred in a "Burger King" commercial at the age of 15, and has been acting ever since. In 1981, Sheedy began making TV appearances in after school specials, and had a recurring role on the drama "Hill Street Blues." While her first film role was opposite Sean Penn in Bad Boys, it was Sheedyís 1983 appearance in War Games that made her a star. Sheedy went on to play the "basket case" in 1985ís The Breakfast Club, and had leading roles in St. Elmoís Fire (1985), Short Circuit(1986), Maid to Order (1987) and Betsyís Wedding (1990). In 1998, Sheedy received an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress in the film High Art. Her newest film Shooting Livien is due out in 2004.

Tim Allen (1953): Actor and comedian who made fans laugh every week playing Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor on the hit sitcom "Home Improvement." Allen started his career in stand-up comedy in 1979. While making the club circuit, Allen paid the bills by starring in commercials for Ford, Kmart, Chevrolet and Mr. Goodwrench. Allenís stage act, "Men Are Pigs," was such a sensation that Allen was asked by Showtime to make a cable special. Allenís gig, revolving around a manís love for hardware, ended up being the basis for his television series "Home Improvement." The sitcom ran on ABC for 8 years, from 1991 to 1999. While enjoying the success of his prime time hit, Allen found time to star on the big screen in The Santa Clause, Toy Story, Jungle 2 Jungle, Galaxy Quest and Toy Story II. His latest film Santa Claus 2 was released in 2002.

Malcolm McDowell (1943): British actor who began acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1964, but left a little over a year later after becoming dissatisfied with the organization. After leaving the theatre, McDowell worked on television shows until he was cast in the film If (1969). McDowellís performance in that film caught the eye of director, Stanley Kubrick, and as a result McDowell was cast in the controversial film A Clockwork Orange (1971). Kubrickís film established McDowell as a star, and McDowell has never lacked for work since. Some of McDowellís film credits include Time After Time (1979), Blue Thunder (1983), Bopha! (1993), Star Trek Generations (1994) and My Life So Far (1999). McDowell can also be seen in the CD-ROM game "Wing Commander III."

June 14th, 2008, 19:01
Happy Days !!! :party: Felicidades !!!

June 14th, 2008, 19:02
Birthdates which occurred on June 14:
1736 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law)
1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
1820 John Bartlett US, editor (compiled Familiar Quotations)
1855 Robert Marion La Follette Wisconsin, pres candidate (Progressive)
1856 Andrey Markov Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain)
1864 Alois Alzheimer Germany, psychiatrist/pathologist (Alzheimer Disease)
1868 Karl Landsteiner immunologist/pathologist (Nobel 1930)
1874 Edward Bowes radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)
19-- Andy Christell rocker (Electric Boys-Funk-o-metal Carpet Ride)
19-- Chris DeGarmo rock guitarist (Queensrėche-The Warning)
19-- Jorge Rivero Mexico, actor (Priest of Love, Last Hard Men)
19-- Kim Lankford Montebello Calif, actress (Gingers-Knots Landing)
19-- Rosa Langschwadt actress (Cecily Davidson-All My Children)
19-- Trish Stewart Hot Springs Ark, actress (Melanmie-Salvage 1)
19-- Yasmine Bleeth actress (Ryan's Hope)
1906 Carl Esmond Wien (Vienna) Austria, actor (Smash-Up)
1906 Gil Lamb Minneapolis, actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High)
1908 John Scott Trotter Charlotte NC, orch leader (George Gobel Show)
1909 Burl Ives Hunt Ill, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
1910 Rudolf Kempe Niederpoyritz Germany, conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72)
1917 Lash La Rue Gretna La, cowboy actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp)
1918 Dorothy McGuire Omaha Neb, actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic)
1919 Sam Wanamaker Chic Ill, actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal)
1921 Gene Barry NYC, actor (Bat Masterson, Name of the Game, Burke's Law)
1925 Pierre Salinger newsman (ABC)/press secretary (John Kennedy)
1928 Ernesto (Che) Guevara Latin American revolutionary
1929 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity)
1931 Marla Gibbs Chicago Ill, actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227)
1933 Jerzy Kosinski novelist (Painted Bird, Being There)
1940 Ben Davidson LA Calif, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R)
1940 Jack Bannon LA Calif, actor (Art-Lou Grant, Trauma Center)
1943 Muff Mervyn Winwood singer (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
1946 Donald Trump master builder (Trump Towers/Plaza/Castle)
1946 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II NYC, newspaper publisher
1949 Bob Frankston programmer (VisiCalc)
1949 Rochelle Firestone Kansas City MO, actress (Hellhole)
1952 Eddie Mekka Worcester Mass, actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley)
1954 Will Patton Charleston SC, actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun)
1958 Carina Persson Stockholm Sweden, playmate (August, 1983)
1958 Eric Heiden Wisc, .5/1/1.5/5/10K speed skater (Olympic-5 golds-1980)
1961 Boy George O'Dowd androgynous rock musician & druggie (Culture Club)
1969 Steffi Graf West Germany, tennis player (Grand Slam 1988)
1970 Simone Fleurice Eden Arcadia Ca, playmate (Feb, 1989)
2160 Montgomery Edward Scott Aberdeen, Scotland (Star Trek)

June 14th, 2008, 19:03
Happy Days !!! :party: Felicidades !!!:party:

June 14th, 2008, 19:03
On this day...
1623 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Va files against
Cicely Jordan. He loses
1642 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts
1775 US Army founded
1777 Continental Congress adopts Stars & Stripes replacing Grand Union flag
1834 Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine
1834 Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont
1841 1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario
1846 California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma
1847 Bunson invents a gas burner. Lab teachers celebrate worldwide
1850 Fire destroys part of SF
1863 Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia
1864 Battle of Pine Mt, Gen Leonidas Polk killed in action
1870 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games
1876 1st player to hit for the cycle (George Hall, Phila Athletics)
1876 California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
1881 Player piano patented by John McTammany, Jr, Cambridge, Mass
1900 Hawaiian Republic becomes the US Territory of Hawaii
1906 J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #600 Musa
1917 Gen Pershing & his HQ staff arrived in Paris during WW I
1919 1st nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Nfld
1923 Pres Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicating the
Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore
1924 WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
1928 Republican Natl Convention, met in KC, nominated Herbert Hoover
1931 French "St Philbert" overturned off St Nazaire France, drowns 450
1934 Max Baer KO's Primo Carnera in 11 for HW box champ in Long Island City
1934 WOQ-AM in KC Missouri goes off the air
1935 Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends
1936 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1490 Limpopo
1938 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
1938 Dorothy Lathrop wins the 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
1940 German forces occupied Paris during WW II
1941 Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS
1942 1st bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct
1942 Walt Disney's "Bambi" is released
1944 1st B-29 raid against mainland Japan
1945 Rod Argent, rocker (The Zombies-Never Even Thought)
1946 Canadian Library Association established
1949 State of Vietnam formed
1951 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau
1952 Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub the Nautilus
1953 Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tenn
1953 Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak at 18 straight
1954 Pres Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge
1961 106ÝF, hottest temperature in San Francisco
1963 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
1965 Beatles release the album "Beatles VI"
1965 Cincinatti Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 1-0
1965 John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published
1967 Launch of Mariner V for Venus fly-by
1967 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit
1969 John & Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show
1970 Cincinatti Red Stockings loses 1st game after winning 130 straight
1975 Janis Ian releases "At 17"
1975 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
1976 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
1976 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
1978 Down 9-7 in 10th with 2 outs, Yanks Paul Blair hits a 3 run HR
1979 Rock group "Little Feat" disbands
1980 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2937 Gibbs, #2938 Hopi & #3160 Angerhofer
1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Is, ends 74-day conflict
1983 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx
1985 Lebanese Shiite Moslem gunmen hijack TWA 847 after Athens' takeoff
1987 4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor
1987 LA Lakers win NBA title with a 106-93, victory over the Celtics
1989 Ground breaking begins in Minn on the world's largest mall
1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
1989 Pistons sweep LA for NBA title, Kareem Abdul Jabber's final NBA game
1989 Rocker Carol King gets a star in Hollywood's walk of fame
1990 Detroit Pistons beat Portland, 4 games to 1 for NBA championship
1991 Leroy Burrell of USA sets the 100m record (9.90) in NYC
1991 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands

June 14th, 2008, 19:05
Religious History
1715 Robert Norden became licensed pastor of the Baptist congregation in Prince George County -- the first Baptist church organized within the American colony of Virginia.
1940 Auschwitz, largest of the Nazi concentration camps, was first opened near Krakow, Poland. Before its liberation by the Allies in 1945, over 3 million Jews would be exterminated there.
1956 President Eisenhower signed a congressional resolution which added the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. The last phrase now reads: ' nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.'
1966 The Vatican announced that its 'Index of Prohibited Books' (created by Pope Paul IV in 1557) had been abolished.
1984 The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution opposing the ordination of women for ministry in the Baptist Church.

June 14th, 2008, 19:05
Afgh nist n : Mother's Day
US : Flag Day (1777)

June 14th, 2008, 19:05
Religious History for the 14th:

1715 Robert Norden became licensed pastor of the Baptist congregation in Prince George County -- the first Baptist church organized within the American colony of Virginia.
1940 Auschwitz, largest of the Nazi concentration camps, was first opened near Krakow, Poland. Before its liberation by the Allies in 1945, over 3 million Jews would be exterminated there.
1956 President Eisenhower signed a congressional resolution which added the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. The last phrase now reads: ' nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.'
1966 The Vatican announced that its 'Index of Prohibited Books' (created by Pope Paul IV in 1557) had been abolished.
1984 The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution opposing the ordination of women for ministry in the Baptist Church.

June 14th, 2008, 19:05
Religious Observances

Christian : Feast of SS Valerius & Rufinus
Luth : Commem of Gregory of Nazianzus & Gregory of Nyssa, bishops
old RC, Luth, Ang : Comm of St Basil the Great, bp of C‘sarea, doc

June 14th, 2008, 19:06
People born on June 14
Steffi Graf (1969): Tennis player who became number 1 in her sport in 1987 and held on to that position for a record 187 weeks. Graf began her professional career in 1982 as the second youngest player ever ranked in the WTA tour. She then continued to set records as she rose to levels of excellence on the court. In 1988, Graf brought home the Gold for her country, Germany, in the Olympic Games. Throughout her career, Graf won a total of 22 grand slams: 4 titles at the Australian Open, 5 at the U.S. Open, 6 at the French Open and 7 at Wimbledon. In 1990, Graf swept all four of the Grand Slam tournaments, and went on to win an outstanding 107 titles before retiring in November of 1999. She is married to tennis-great Andre Agassi.

Yasmine Bleeth (1968): Actress who began her career at the tender age of 6 months in a Johnson and Johnson campaign. Bleeth continued to model and star in commercials until she was cast on the ABC soap, "Ryanís Hope," at the age of 16. Bleeth moved from one hit daytime drama to another when she joined the cast of "One Life to Live" in 1991. Her undeniable beauty and talent won her the role of Caroline Holden on "Baywatch" in 1994. After her three seasons on Baywatch, Bleeth went on to star in the TV movies "A Face to Die For" (1996) and "The Lake," and the series "Nash Bridges" and "Titans."

Boy George (1961): Musician whose flamboyant fashion sense made him the perfect pop icon for the Ď80s. George began his music career in his native England, emerging on the punk scene in the band "Bow Wow Wow." Soon George decided to form his own band, "Culture Club," with bassist Mikey Craig. Their first single, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," went to the top of the charts in 1982, claiming the number 1 spot in England and securing the number 2 spot in the U.S. In 1983, Culture Club was riding high with the success of their second album, "Colour by Numbers." Among the catchy tunes were such smash singles as "Karma Chameleon," "Miss Me Blind" and "Itís a Miracle." Georgeís success waned after his second album due to drug charges and the split of his band. He bounced back, though, in 1992, with the success of his single, "The Crying Game," from the movie soundtrack of the same title. His latest album, "A Night in with Boy George" was released 2002. George tried his hand on Broadway in 2003 in the short lived but much publicized musical "Taboo."

Donald Trump (1946): The man behind the "Trump Empire" of real estate investments. Trump grew up with knowledge of real estate, for his father built homes and in turn, reinvested the profits. Trump learned how to be market savvy both from his father and his education in finance at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. After graduating college, Trump would walk through the streets of Manhattan, analyzing properties and looking for the right investment. Trump joined exclusive clubs in Manhattan, making the contacts he needed, while placing bids on properties. Some of Trumpís most famous investments include the renovation of the Commodore Hotel, the construction of Trump Tower, Trump Plaza, Trump Taj Mahal and the Trump Marina. "Your Fired." Donald Trumps' reality TV series "The Apprentice" became an instant NBC hit in 2004, and is set for its second season.

Marla Gibbs (1931): Actress who is famous for her role as the wisecracking maid, Florence Johnston, on the hit sitcom "The Jeffersons." Before landing the part of Florence on "The Jeffersons" in 1975, Gibbs made small appearances on TV shows like "Barney Miller." Although the character, Florence, was originally created to be just a bit part, Gibbsí ability to make audiences laugh won her a lot of screen time. The network even tried to give Gibbs her own spin off, "Checking In," but it was hard to have a story about Florence without the witty banter back and forth between her and Mr. Jefferson, played by Sherman Hemsley. As a result, Gibbs returned to her starring role in "The Jeffersons," and stayed with the show until the end of its 10-year run. Once "The Jeffersons" bid their final farewell, Gibbs starred in another hit sitcom, "227," which ran from 1985-1990. Gibbs appeared in the film The Brothers in 2001.

June 14th, 2008, 19:07
Religious History for the 14th::cap:

1715 Robert Norden became licensed pastor of the Baptist congregation in Prince George County -- the first Baptist church organized within the American colony of Virginia.
1940 Auschwitz, largest of the Nazi concentration camps, was first opened near Krakow, Poland. Before its liberation by the Allies in 1945, over 3 million Jews would be exterminated there.
1956 President Eisenhower signed a congressional resolution which added the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. The last phrase now reads: ' nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.'
1966 The Vatican announced that its 'Index of Prohibited Books' (created by Pope Paul IV in 1557) had been abolished.
1984 The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution opposing the ordination of women for ministry in the Baptist Church.

June 15th, 2008, 13:02
Birthdates which occurred on June 15:
1330 Edward the black prince, prince of Wales (1343-1376)
1767 Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson 1st lady
1843 Edvard Grieg Bergen Norway, composer (Bewitched One)
1888 Maria DermoĖt Java, Dutch novelist (The 10,000 Things)
1894 Robert Russell Bennett Kansas City, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!)
19-- Cheryl Giannini Spezia Italy, actress (Without a Trace)
19-- Scott Rockenfield rocker (Queensrėche-The Warning)
1900 Otto Clarence Luening Milwaukee Wisconsin, composer (Sonority Canon)
1902 Erik H Erickson psychologist (Existentionalist)
1902 Max Rudolf Frankfurt Germany, conductor (GĒteberg Symphony Orch)
1910 David Rose London England, orch leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper)
1914 Saul Steinberg Romania, cartoonist, illustrator (New Yorker)
1922 Morris K Udall (Rep-D-Az)
1932 Mario Cuomo (Gov-D-NY)
1935 Belinda Lee England, actress (Who Done It, Runaway Bus)
1937 Waylon Jennings singer of innumerable country songs (Ramblin' Man)
1941 Harry Nilsson [Johnny Niles], laid-back singer/songwriter
1942 Xaveria Hollander [DeVries], Surabaya Indonesia, auth (Happy Hooker)
1943 Aron Kincaid LA Calif, actor (Warren-Bachelor Father, Ski Party)
1944 Inna Ryskai USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)
1945 Nicola Pagett actress (Oliver's Story, Privates on Parade)
1945 Rod Argent England, keyboardist (The Zombies-She's Not There)
1946 Jim Varney Lexington KY, "Hey Vern", actor (Ernest Goes to Jail)
1946 Judy Pace LA Calif, actress (Young Lawyers)
1947 Lee Purcell NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
1950 Heidi SchĀller Germany, 1st woman to take olympic oath (1972)
1950 Noddy Holder rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade-Cum On Feel The Noize)
1951 Tom Forzani CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
1953 Rita Lee Federic Wisc, playmate (November, 1977)
1954 Jim Belushi Chicago Ill, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places)
1954 Terri Gibbs Augusta Ga, blind singer (Somebody's Knockin')
1955 Tree Rollins Winter Haven Fla, NBA center (Cleve Cavaliers)
1956 Polly Draper Palo Alto Calif, actress (Ellyn-30 Something, Hooters)
1957 Clio Goldsmith Paris France, actress (The Gift)
1958 Wade Boggs Nebraska, Red Sox 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
1959 Eileen Davidson actress (Young & Restless, House on Sorority Row)
1963 Helen Hunt LA Calif, actress (Jill-Amy Prentiss, Lisa-It Takes Two)
1964 Courtney Cox Birmingham Ala, actress (Family Ties, Cocoon II)
1965 Carrie Mitchum LA Calif, actress (Donna-Bold & Beautiful)
1973 Neil Patrick Harris Albuquerque NM, actor (Doogie Howser)

June 15th, 2008, 13:02
On this day...
763 -BC- Assyrians record total solar eclipse event on clay tablet
1215 King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, England
1219 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark
1381 Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London
1389 Battle of Kossovo; Turks defeat Serbs, Bosnians
1520 Pope threatens to toss Luther out of Catholic Church
1567 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
1590 Pope Leo X threatens to ex-communicate Martin Luther
1664 NJ established
1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army
1779 General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx
1785 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident
1804 12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president
1836 Arkansas becomes 25th state
1844 Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber
1846 Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49Ý N
1851 Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory
1857 SF Water Works organized
1860 1st White settlement in Idaho (Franklin)
1862 Gen JEB Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"
1864 Battle for Petersburg begins as Gen Grant assaults Confederate line
1864 Robert E Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a miltary cemetery
1866 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #88 Thisbe
1866 Prussia attacks Austria
1869 Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY
1869 Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout
1871 Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school
1876 Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a US presidential cconvention
1877 Henry O Flipper becomes 1st black graduate at West Point
1878 1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1
picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground
1887 NY Giants beat Phila Phillies 29-1
1889 Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adv "The Stockbroker's Clerk" (BG)
1894 Phillies beat Cincinatti Reds, 21-8
1896 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan
27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed
1902 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
1902 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Tx minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
1904 Side-wheeler "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)
1907 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference
1915 US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
1918 1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania
1918 50th running of Belmont Stakes (Johren wins)
1919 1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland
1924 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth automobile
1924 Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens
1925 B Jekhovsky discovers asteroid #1093 Freda
1929 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch
1933 C Jackson discovers asteroids #1278 Kenya & #1279 Uganda
1934 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1324 Knysna
1934 Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated
1934 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1322 Coppernicus
1938 1st night game at Bkln Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cin Red
Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecident 2nd consecutive no-hitter
1939 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1676 Kariba
1940 French fortress of Verdun captured by Germans
1944 US forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific
1947 1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1)
1950 Itzigsohn discover asteroid 1581 Abanderada, 1582 Martir & 1779 Parana
1951 1st coml electronic computer dedicated Phila
1951 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory
1956 John Lennon (15) & Paul McCartney (13) meet for the 1st time as
Lennon's rock group The Quarrymen perform at a church dinner
1957 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)
1957 Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran
1960 Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichman
1962 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
1962 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
1963 SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt 45s, 1-0
1967 Gov Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill
1968 John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral
1969 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premiers on CBS TV
1971 Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League
1972 Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
1973 "American Graffiti" opens in NYC
1976 Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore
for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman
1977 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936
1978 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
1978 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days
1979 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
1980 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
1982 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
1983 Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion
1984 Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
1985 En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
1986 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-213
1989 Balt Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
1989 Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth
1990 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premiers
1991 Philippines volcano Mount Pinatubo errupts
1992 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)

June 15th, 2008, 13:02
Happy Days and Felicidades !!! :party::thumbsup:

June 15th, 2008, 13:04
Arkansas : Admission Day (1836)
Denmark : Flag Day/Valdemar Day (1219)
Idaho : Pioneer Day (1910)
Korea : Farmer's Day-day to transplant rice seeds
Oregon : Treaty Day (1846)
Paraguay : Chaco Peace Day (1935) - - - - - ( Sunday )
US : Father's Day

June 15th, 2008, 13:04
Religious Observances

RC : Commemoration of SS Modestus, Crescentia, martyrs
RC : Commemoration of St Vitus, martyr, protector of epileptics

June 15th, 2008, 13:05
Religious History
1520 Leo X issued the papal encyclical 'Exsurge Domine,' which condemned German Reformer Martin Luther as a heretic on 41 counts and branded him an enemy of the Roman Catholic Church.
1649 Margaret Jones of Charlestown became the first person tried and executed for witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts.
1686 In Boston, the King's Chapel was organized. It was the first Anglican church established in colonial New England.
1950 American missionary martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: 'A man without Christ has his roots only in his own times, and his fruits as well.'
1979 Greater Europe Mission moved its headquarters from Chicago to Wheaton, Illinois. Founded in 1949, GEM is an evangelical missionary agency involved in church planting and evangelism in over a dozen European countries.

June 15th, 2008, 13:06
People born on June 15

Neil Patrick Harris (1973): Actor who was everyoneís favorite teen doctor on the series "Doogie Howser, M.D." Discovered in a Summer Drama Camp in 1987, Harris was cast in the 1988 film Claraís Heart. The following year, Harris won the role of the boy genius struggling with puberty, Doogie Howser. The series, "Doogie Howser, M.D.," ran from 1989-1992, winning Harris a Peopleís Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Series in 1989. Following the series finale, Harris went on to star in the emotional TV movie "Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story" and appeared on the silver screen in Starship Troopers (1997). Harris made his musical debut in 1997 playing Mark in the L.A. production of "Rent." Since starring on the stage, Harris tried his hand at a new sitcom, "Stark Raving Mad," and appeared in such films as The Next Best Thing, The Mesmerist and Undercover Brother.

Courtney Cox Arquette (1964): Actress who starred as Monica on the hit NBC comedy, "Friends." Signed to the Ford Modeling agency fresh out of High School, Cox Arquette began appearing in numerous commercials and print ads for Noxzema, Tampax and Maybelline. In 1984, Cox Arquette was cast as the girl Bruce Springsteen brings on stage in his music video "Dancing in the Dark." Cox Arquette appeared in a few not-so-memorable films before landing the role as Alex Keatonís girlfriend on the long-running sitcom, "Family Ties." After her stint on "Family Ties," Cox Arquette starred in films including Cocoon, Mr. Destiny and the 1994 blockbuster Ace Ventura Pet Detective. After the success of Ace Ventura, Cox Arquette was cast in the new sitcom "Friends." In addition to her work on "Friends," Cox Arquette has starred in the hit films Scream, Scream II and Scream III. Her newest movie November is set to come out this year.

Helen Hunt (1963): Actress who won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1997 for her performance in the film As Good As It Gets. By age 9, Hunt had already made her acting debut on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and knew that she was destined to be in show business. Hunt began starring in films including Girls Just Want to Have Fun,Mr. Saturday Night and the critically acclaimed The Waterdance. From the moment the sitcom, "Mad About You," premiered in 1992, audiences were thrilled with a show that took a challenging and witty look at married life. Fans loyally followed Helenís character, Jamie, and over 25 million viewers tuned in for the 1997 season finale in which her baby girl was born. In addition to her Oscar-winning performance in As Good As It Gets Hunt also starred in a string of hits including Cast Away, Pay it Forward, What Women Want and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. In May, 2004, Helen gave birth to baby girl.

James Belushi (1954): Actor and comedian who, like his brother the late John Belushi, was a cast member of "Saturday Night Live." One of Belushiís first acting jobs was starring in the short-lived sitcom, "Working Stiffs," in 1979. Belushiís sitcom work helped him land a role in the 1981 thriller, Thief. Since making his big screen debut, Belushi has many times not been cast as the leading man in films, but rather as the friend who provides some much needed comic relief. In addition to working on "Saturday Night Live" in the mid-eighties, Belushi has appeared in a steady stream of films including About Last Night, Red Heat, K-9, Only the Lonely, Curly Sue, Jingle All the Way and Joe Somebody. He is currently the star of the ABC series, "According to Jim."

June 16th, 2008, 13:29
Birthdates which occurred on June 16:
1874 Arthur Meighen (C) 9th PM of Canada (1920-21, 1926)
1895 Stan Laurel comedian (Laurel & Hardy)
1899 Nelson Doubleday US, publisher (Doubleday)
19-- Geoffrey Pierson actor (Ryan's Hope)
19-- Ian Buchanan actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
19-- Nancy Lane Passaic NJ, actress (Tina-Rhoda, Angie, Duck Factory)
19-- Pat Briggs rocker (RU Ready)
1902 Barbara McClintock US, cytogeneticist (Nobel 1983)
1907 Jack Albertson Malden Mass, actor (Thin Man, Chico & the Man)
1910 E.G. Marshall Owatonna Minn, actor (Lawrence-Defenders)
1910 Ilona Massey Budapest Hungary, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show)
1912 Enoch Powell England, (C), racist
1917 Katharine Graham newspaper publisher (Wash Post)
1920 John Howard Griffin US, photographer/author (Black Like Me)
1922 Frances Rafferty Iowa, actress (Abbott & Costello in Hollywood)
1925 Faith Domergue New Orleans, actress (House of 7 Corpses)
1928 Sergiu Comissiona Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)
1935 Jim Dine Cincinatti Oh, pop artist (St John the Divine)
1937 August Busch III CEO (Anheuser-Busch)
1937 Erich Segal author (Love Story, Oliver's Story)
1938 Joyce Carol Oates US, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights) (1946)
1938 Mickie Finn Hugo Okla, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
1940 Billy "Crash" Craddock Greensboro NC, singer
1941 Lamont Dozier Detroit, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier)
1942 Giacomo Agostini Lovere, Italy, world motorcycle race champion
1943 Joan Van Ark NYC, actress (Valene-Dallas/Knots Landing)
1944 Reg Presley singer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1944 Takamiyama [Jesse Kuhaulua] Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion
1948 Brian Eno rocker (Here Comes the Warm Jets)
1949 Kale Browne San Rafael Calif, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World)
1950 Jesse Dizon Oceanside Calif, actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat)
1951 Roberto Duran boxer (fists of stone, no mÖs)
1951 Sonia Braga Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands)
1952 Aleksandr Zaitsev USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1952 Gino Vanelli singer (Living Inside Myself)
1957 Clio Goldsmith Paris France, actress (The Gift, Heat of Desire)
1968 Patrick Stuart Hollywood Cal, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children)
1975 Frederick Koehler actress (Kate & Allie)

June 16th, 2008, 13:30
Felicidades !!!! :cap:

June 16th, 2008, 13:30
On this day...
632 Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era
1567 Mary Queen of Scots thrown into Lochleven Castle prison
1671 Cossack rebel leader Stenka Razin tortured, executed in Moscow
1755 British capture Fort Beausājour, expel the Acadians
1832 Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Ill
1858 Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
1864 Siege of Petersburg & Richmond begins
1871 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
1879 Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theatre NYC
1882 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
1896 Temperture hits 127ÝF at Fort Mojave, Calif
1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
1903 Ford Motors incorporates
1904 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)
1909 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000
1916 Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
1917 1st Congress of Soviets convene in Russia
1922 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics
1927 Tommy Armour wins golf's US open
1932 Pres Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
1933 National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)
1933 US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA
1938 St Louis Browns walk Boston Red Sox Jimmy Foxx 6 times in a row
1940 Commuinist govt installed in Lithuania
1941 1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC
1943 Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)
1946 Lloyd Mangrum wins golf's US open after 2 playoffs
1947 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
1947 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
1949 Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa
1951 Ben Hogan wins golf's US open for 2nd year in a row
1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak
& also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
1955 Pope Pius XII ex-communicated Argentine Pres Juan Peron
1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6
1961 Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West in Paris
1963 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM
1963 Valentina Tereshkova becomes 1st woman in space, aboard Vostok 6
1964 Quake strikes Niigata Japan
1967 50,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival
1968 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
1969 Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House
1970 Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ
1970 Race riots in Miami Florida
1971 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida
1975 Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players
1975 Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD
1976 Student uprisings begin in Soweto, South Africa (Soweto Day)
1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
1977 Leonid Brezhnev named president of USSR
1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
1978 Cin Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
1978 Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
1979 H-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2275
1982 Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
1983 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
1983 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
1984 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
1985 T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11ę") in Indianapolis
quadruple bogies the 5th hole & never recovers
1986 1 day general strike in South Africa
1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens
1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz acquitted on all but gun possession
charges after shooting 4 black youths who tried to rob him
1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater
on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
1989 "Ghostbusters II" premiers
1989 4 golfers shoot a hole-in-one on the same hole at the US Open
are made all on the 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since the US open began, today 4 more
1991 Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR
1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
1991 NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week" (through the 23rd)
1991 Otis Nixon steals NL record 6 bases in 1 day
1991 With 3 runs in the 9th, Balt ends Twins 15 game win streak 6-5

June 16th, 2008, 13:31
None ..... :undecide::relieved::mad:

June 16th, 2008, 13:32
Religious Observances

Christian : Feast of St Quiricus (St Cirycus)
RC : Feast of Madonna of Carmine, Italy
Ang : Commemoration of Joseph Butler, bishop of Durham

June 16th, 2008, 13:33
Religious History
1539 German Reformer Martin Luther declared: 'Faith justifies not as a work, nor as a quality, nor as knowledge, but as assent of the will and firm confidence in the mercy of God.'
1654 Queen Christina, a convert to Roman Catholicism, abdicated her Swedish throne to devote the remainder of her life to religion and art.
1752 Death of Joseph Butler, Anglican theologian. His 1736 'Analogy of Religion' demonstrated the strong probability for the existence of a caring God over against that of a disinterested Creator Deity.
1804 Anglican missionary to Persia, Henry Martyn wrote in his journal: 'My soul, alas, needs these uneasinesses in outward things, to be driven to take refuge in God.'
1833 Anglican-turned-Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman, while traveling on a ship from Italy to France, penned the words to the hymn, 'Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom.'

June 16th, 2008, 13:33
People born on June 16

Tupac Shakur (1971): Rapper and actor whose musical talents were as equally publicized as his police blotter. Shakur broke into the music business at the age of 17 when he was selected to be a dancer and roadie for the group "The Digital Underground." He was signed to a recording contract in 1991 and released his debut album, "2Pacalypse Now," in 1992. Just as his rap career was beginning to take off, Shakur became a star on the silver screen in Juice (1992) and Above the Rim (1994). He even turned in a critically acclaimed performance in the 1993 film, Poetic Justice, opposite superstar Janet Jackson. Shakurís second album spawned the hits "Keep Ya Head Up" and "I Get Around," while police charges and convictions plagued his personal life. While Shakurís 1995 album, "Me Against the World," was climbing the charts; Shakur was serving a prison sentence. Shakur was killed in 1996 when a gunman opened fire on his car.

Laurie Metcalf (1955): Actress who won 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Roseanne. Metcalf began acting professionally upon graduating from college in 1977. By 1979, Metcalf had received the first of many awards that she would win for her acting talents, The Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Glass Menagerie. Metcalf made her New York stage debut playing the role of a prostitute in the 1983 production of "Balm in Gilead." She then transitioned to film with parts in Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) and Making Mr. Right (1987). In 1988, Metcalf began her role as Jackie Connor on the mega-hit sitcom "Roseanne." While Metcalf starred in her award-winning role for 9 seasons, she also found time to make Internal Affairs (1990), Dear God (1996) and Scream 2 in 1997. Metcalf enjoyed another successful sitcom stint in TV's "Norm" (1999-2001), and in 2002 she was a voice in Disney's animated movie Treasure Planet.

Joan Van Ark (1943): Actress who is most recognized for her role as Valene Ewing on the "Dallas" spin-off "Knots Landing." Van Ark attended the Yale School of Drama and began a stage career opposite Hume Cronin in "The Miser." Van Ark continued to work in the theatre in productions of "Death of a Salesman" and "Barefoot in the Park," and won a Tony nomination for her work in "The School for Wives." Van Ark balanced her stage work with television, and began making guest appearances in 1955, on the show "Gunsmoke." Before becoming a part of the hit drama, "Dallas," in 1978, Van Ark had already starred on "Days of Our Lives," "The Rockford Files," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Kojak." When "Knots Landing" aired in 1979, the spin-off was an instant success and Van Ark went on to play Val for 13 seasons. Van Ark has also made appearances on "The Nanny," "Touched by an Angel," and in the film UP, Michigan! (2001).

Joyce Carol Oates (1938): Author who would paint pictures to tell stories as a small child before she even learned how to write. Once Oates was given a typewriter at the age of 14, there was no stopping her from filling endless pages with her intriguing tales. Oates won her first award, the Mademoiselle fiction contest, while attending Syracuse University. During the late '60s and early '70s, Oates was penning at least 2 books a year, while also working, full-time, as a college professor. Oatesí works include By the North Gate, Upon the Sweeping Flood, Wonderland, Expensive People and Them. Some of the most notable awards that Oates has been honored with, The Bram Stoker Award (1994, 1996) and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature (1998), do not even scratch the surface of her accomplishments.

Stan Laurel (1890): Legendary comedian who was half of the comedy duo "Laurel and Hardy." Laurel began his career touring with a pantomime troupe in 1910. One of his touring partners was none other than Charlie Chaplin, and Laurel was his understudy. From 1916-18, Laurel had a vaudeville act with fellow comedian Baldwin Cooke. It was during these years that he was offered a contract with Universal Pictures, and went on to make a series of comedies portraying the character, Hickory Hiram. Laurel met Oliver Hardy in 1919 while he was filming The Lucky Dog. Although the first film to feature Laurel and Hardy was Forty-Five Minutes From Hollywood (1926), the official teaming took place in the 1927 film Duck Soup. Laurel was not only involved in his 117 films with Hardy on screen, but also took an active role in production, writing and editing. Laurel was honored by the Academy in 1961 with an Oscar for his contributions to film. He passed away in 1965.

June 17th, 2008, 11:24
Birthdates which occurred on June 17:

1239 Edward I king of England (1272-1307)
1703 John Wesley cofounded Methodist movement/author
1742 William Hooper signed Decl of Ind
1811 Jon Sigurdsson Iceland, leader/collects Icelandic legends
1818 Charles Gounod Paris, France, opera composer (Faust)
1832 Sir William Crookes chemist/physicist; discovered thallium
1858 Eben Sumner Draper former MA Gov
1867 John Robert Gregg Ireland, inventor (shorthand)
1870 George Cormack created "Wheaties" cereal
1871 James Weldon Johnson lawyer, 1st black admitted to Florida Bar
1882 Igor Stravinsky Oranienbaum, Russia, composer (The Rite of Spring)
19-- Irwin "Sonny" Fox Bkln NY, TV host (Wonderama, $64,000 Challenge)
19-- Jason Patric actor (Lost Boys, Solar Babies)
19-- Michael Monroe rock vocalist (Hanoi Rocks, Ain't it Fun)
19-- Paul Stevens actor (Young & Restless)
1904 Ralph Bellamy Chicago, actor (Air Mail, Dive Bomber, Trading Places)
1910 Red Foley Blue Lick Ky, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)
1912 Don Gillis Cameron Missouri, composer (Symphony #5ę)
1914 John Hersey author (Hiroshima, A Bell for Adano)
1915 Stringbean [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
1919 Kingman Brewster college president (Yale)
1920 Beryl Reid actress (Joseph Andrews, Psycho Mania, Yellowbeard)
1920 Franáois Jacob France, biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965)
1922 Jerry Fielding Pitts Pa, orch leader (Lively Ones)
1923 Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch AAFC, NFL halfback, end (LA Rams)
1925 Keith Larsen Salt Lake City Utah, actor (The Hunter, Brave Eagle)
1928 James Brown rocker (Hot Pants)
1929 Tigran Petrosyan USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)
1931 Virginia McKenna London, actress (Born Free, Gathering Storm)
1940 Bobby Bell NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1942 Norman Kuhlice England, rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1945 Eddy Merckx Belguim, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)
1946 Barry Manilow NYC, singer (Mandy)
1948 David Concepcion Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinatti Reds)
1948 Phylicia Allen Ayers Rashad Houston Tx, actress (Cosby)
1951 Joe Piscopo Passaic NJ, comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials)
1954 Mark Linn-Baker St Louis, actor (Larry Appleton-Perfect Strangers)
1958 Dan McVicar Independence Mo, actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful)
1964 Michael Gross West Germany, swimmer (Olympic-2 world records-1984)
1965 Kami Cotler Long Beach Calif, actress (Elizabeth-The Waltons)
1969 Kevin Thornton vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up)
1975 Frederick Koehler Queens NY, actor (Chip-Kate & Allie)
1977 Jason Miller Silver Springs Md, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club)

June 17th, 2008, 11:27
Happy Days Ya All !!!!

June 17th, 2008, 11:28
On this day...a 17th of June ....

653 St Martin I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
676 Deusdedit III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1397 Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden & Norway
1579 Sir Francis Drake lands on the coast of Calif
1745 American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton I from French
1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill)
1789 3rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly
1837 Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent
1850 Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio (206 die)
1856 Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia
1863 Battle of Aldie, Confederates fail to drive back the Union in Virginia
1863 Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered (1st accident insurer)
1876 1st to hit 2 HRs; & score 5 runs in 9 inn NL game (George Hall, A's)
1880 John Ward, Providence, pitches perfect game vs Buffalo
1882 Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
1885 Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'
1894 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont
1895 US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble
Hill off from Manhattan
1897 William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti
1909 A Kopff discovers asteroid #682 Hagar
1919 "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premiers
1928 Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman to fly the Atlantic
(as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)
1930 Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in NY
1940 France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
1942 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
1944 Republic of Iceland proclaimed at Thingvallir, Iceland
1945 Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)
1946 SW Bell innaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis
1947 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC
1948 Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader
1950 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
1953 Riots in East Germany for reunification
1953 Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius &
Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for the next day their 14th anniversary
1954 Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends
1957 Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
1960 Ted Williams hit his 500th home run
1962 Brazil Beats Czechosolakia in soccer's 7th World Cup at Santiago
1963 Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
1965 28.14 cm (11.08") of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
1965 Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour
1967 Barbra Striesand: A Happening in Central Park performed
1967 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power
1971 C U Cesco discovers asteroid #2399 Terradas
1972 5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate
1972 Looking Glass releases "Brandy"
1974 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroids #2997 & #3083
1975 Voters in Northern Mariana Is approve commonwealth status with US
1976 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into the NBA
1978 Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
1980 C Shoemaker discovers asteroid #2586 Matson
1982 Pres Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech)
1982 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat
1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched
1986 Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated
1988 Bruce Springsteen seperates from Juliette Phillips
1988 Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0
1988 The Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens
1988 Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case
1989 US beats Guatemala 2-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1991 Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78
1994 1994 World Cup soccer match begins

June 17th, 2008, 11:29
Germany : Day of German Unity/Rememberance Day (1953)- Date changed 1990 to Oct 3rd
Iceland : Republic Day (1944)
Japan : Lily Festival
Mass : Bunker Hill Day (1775)

June 17th, 2008, 11:30
Religious Observances ..

Ang : St Alban's Day [0622]

June 17th, 2008, 11:30
Religious History
1703 Birth of John Wesley, English founder of Methodism. The systematic disciplines of the 'Holy Club,' which John and his brother Charles founded, elicited the nickname 'Methodies' from their critics.
1822 In New York City, the first elders of the newly founded African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church were ordained.
1846 Iowa College was chartered in Davenport under the joint sponsorship of the Congregational and Presbyterian churches. The school changed location in 1859 and was later renamed Grinnell College.
1859 Birth of J. Wilbur Chapman, Presbyterian pastor and evangelist who authored a number of hymns, including 'One Day When Heaven Was Filled with His Praises.'
1963 English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave it with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.'

June 17th, 2008, 16:52
Help a brotha out senor neebz. :)

Do you have any information on hotels and tourist spots in Murree? How hard is it to get around in a car (if I rent one myself) there?

June 17th, 2008, 18:12
People born on June 17

Venus Williams (1980): Tennis player who, along with her sister Serena, were the first sisters to play each other in a WTA Tour final. Before turning pro in 1994, Williams won every junior tournament she ever entered. In an effort to ensure that Williams would not get burned out emotionally and physically at the tender age of 14, the early stages of her professional years included minimal competitions. In March of 1998, Williams won her first singles title in the IGA Tennis Classic, and took home her second title, defeating Anna Kournikova, later that year. Williams has broken a womenís world record with her 127 mph serve, and won the French Open doubles competition with her sister, Serena, in 1999. Three years later at the 2002 French Open, Venus would lose to sister Serena during the finals. The sisters' performances earned them a number 1 (Venus) and a number 2 (Serena) ranking - the first time siblings had accomplished this feat in professional tennis. Heading into this year's Wimbledon tournament, Venus is ranked #8 in the world.

Dan Jansen (1965): Speed Skater who finally had his Olympic moment of glory in 1994, after years of near misses. While Jansen excelled in the sport of speed skating, he just could not deliver at Olympic competition. In Jansenís first Olympics in 1984, he finished a respectable fourth, but in a medals race, "almost" is never enough. He made another attempt in 1988, but the day he was scheduled to race, his beloved sister died of leukemia. Jansenís races were plagued by a series of falls in 1988 and 1992, but he refused to give up. Jansen was a World Record Holder and ranked 1st overall in the World Cup, but he had no Olympic medal. His winning spirit won him a spot on the 1994 Olympic speed skating team in Lillehammer, Norway. Jansen won the 1000 meters, taking home the gold while America cheered with him. While on the podium during the medals ceremony, Jansen saluted toward the heavens and dedicated the medal to his sister, Jane.

Joe Piscopo (1951): Actor and comedian who rose to fame as being one of the replacements for the original "Saturday Night Live" cast. Before becoming a part of "Saturday Night Live," Piscopo had worked as a disc jockey and an actor in dinner-theatre productions. Then in 1980, Piscopo joined SNL, and began entertaining audiences with his celebrity impersonations and original character sketches. As a part of the ensemble for 5 years, some of Piscopoís most memorable moments were impersonating Frank Sinatra, David Letterman and playing "The Sports Guy." After leaving the show, Piscopo embarked on a film career. His list of credits include Johnny Dangerously, Wise Guys (1986), Dead Heat (1988), Sidekicks (1993), Demolition Day (1995) and Bartleby (2001). Piscopo has also had three HBO specials and has done ad campaigns for Miller Lite Beer and Ballys health spas.

Barry Manilow (1946): Musician who was given his big break by Bette Midler, when she asked him to be her musical director. Manilow was half way through college before he decided to apply to Julliard. Soon after he shifted from advertising to music, Manilow was working for CBS and later became the conductor for Ed Sullivan Productions. In 1970, Manilow met Bette Midler and became the musical director of her tours for over 3 years. In 1974, Manilow began his own solo tour as the song, "Mandy," was climbing to the top of the charts. Success was sweet for Manilow as he went on to have 25 consecutive top 40 hits, with a record 5 albums on the music charts at the same time. Some of Manilowís most loved songs include "I Write the Songs," "Tryiní to Get the Feeling Again," "Somewhere in the Night," "Copacabana" and "Canít Smile Without You." Manilow's long-in-development musical, Harmony, premiered in Florida last fall with hopes of eventually reaching Broadway.

M.C. Escher (1898): Artist who is known for his puzzling, yet fascinating designs that challenge a personís perception of reality. Realizing his sonís talent, Escherís father sent him to the School of Architecture and Decorative Arts. Escherís earliest graphic designs featured landscapes with impossible points of view, and this was only the beginning of his unique artistic style. While his approach to drawing was based heavily in mathematics, Escher was by no means a mathematician. Escher studied the subject of symmetry as interpreted by mathematicians like Polya and Coxeter. In 1958, Escher published the book Regular Division of the Plane, and some of his most famous drawings include "Drawing Hands," "Convex and Concave," "Sky and Water" and "Relativity." He passed away in 1972.

June 18th, 2008, 11:06
Birthdates which occurred on June 18:

1681 Feofan Prokopovich theologian, archbishop of Novgorod, westernizer
1799 William Lassell discoverer (satellites of Uranus & Neptune)
1812 Ivan Goncharov Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)
1857 Henry Clay Folger Jr US, businessman/Shakespeare fan
1877 James Montgomery Flagg illustrator "I want you" recruiting poster
1886 George Mallory England, mountain climber ("because it is there")
1896 Blanche Sweet Chicago, actress (Home Sweet Home, Avenging Conscience)
1896 Philip Barry US, dramatist (Philadelphia Story)
19-- Brian Benben Winchester Va, actress (Gangster Chronicles)
19-- Constance McCashin Chic Ill, actress (Laura-Knots Landing)
19-- Hugo Napier actor (As the World Turns)
19-- Miriam Flynn Cleve Ohio, actress (Tim Conway Show, Maggie)
19-- Oz Fox rock guitarist (Stryper-Against the Law)
19-- Robin Christopher (All My Children)
19-- Susan Styles Ventura Calif, actress (Cutter to Houston)
19-- Tom Reilly Fort Riley Ks, actor (CHiPs)
1901 Jeanette MacDonald actress/singer (When I'm Calling You)
1901 Jimmy Dale Bronx NYC, orch leader (Sonny & Cher)
1904 Keye Luke Canton China, actor (Across the Pacific, Yangtse Incident)
1904 Manuel Rosenthal Paris France, composer (Bootleggers)
1906 Kay Kyser Rocky Mount NC, orch leader (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
1907 Benny Payne Phila, pianist (Billy Daniels Show)
1907 Froelich Rainey Wisc, quiz moderator (What in the World)
1908 Bud Collyer NYC, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth)
1910 Avon Long Balt Md, actor (Roots: Next Generation)
1910 Dick Foran Flemington NJ, actor (OK Crackerby)
1910 E.G. Marshall actor (Defenders, Nixon, Absolute Power)
1910 Ray McKinley Ft Worth Tx, orch leader (Glenn Miller Time)
1912 Henry Brandon Berlin Germany, actor (Drums of Fu Manchu)
1913 Sammy Cahn lyricist (3 Coins in a Fountain)
1913 Sylvia Porter financial writer (Sylvia Porter's Money Book)
1917 Richard Boone LA Calif, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel)
1918 Bob Carroll singer/actor (Stage Two Revue, The Stranger)
1919 Mel Brandt Bkln NY, actor (Faraway Hill)
1922 Donald L Keene NYC, Japanese translator/critic
1925 Robert Arthur Aberdeen Wash, actor (12 O'Clock High, Just For You)
1926 Tom Wicker columnist (NY Times)
1929 Eva Bartok Budapest Hungary, actress (Assassin, Crimson Pirate)
1933 Jean Wicki Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
1937 Gail Godwin US, author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)
1937 John D (Jay) Rockefeller IV (Sen-III)
1937 Vitali M Zholobov cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
1939 Lou Brock one-time baseball stolen base leader (St Louis Cards)
1942 Paul McCartney rocker, Beatles, writes silly love songs
1942 Rogert Ebert Urbana Ill, film critic (Siskel & Ebert at the Movies)
1947 Linda Thorson Toronto, actress (Tara-Avengers, Julia-1 Life to Live)
1952 Carol Kane Cleveland Ohio, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi)
1952 Isabella Rossellini actress (Blue Velvet, Tough Guys Don't Dance)
1957 Andrea Evans actress (Young & Restless, Tina-One Life to Live)
1958 Daniels Koran saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1961 Alison Moyet rocker (Yaz, Alf)
1962 Janice Merrill track star (US record long distance holder 1979)
1963 Bruce Smith NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
1971 Nathan Morris [Alex Vanderpool], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
1974 Bumper Robinson actor (Webster, Night Court)

June 18th, 2008, 11:07
Happy Days !!! Felicidades !!!! :cap:

June 18th, 2008, 11:11
On this day...

1178 Proposed time of origin of lunar crater Giordano Bruno
5 Canterbury monks report explosion on the moon (only such
observation known)
1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on
William Gibbons. The premium was ú383
1778 British Redcoats evacuate Phila
1812 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
1815 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon defeated by Wellington & BlĀcher
1821 The opera "Der FreischĀtz" is produced (Berlin)
1822 Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
1863 After long neglect, Confederates hurriedly fortify Vicksburg
1864 At Petersburg, Grant ends 4 days of assaults
1872 Woman's Sufferage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall
1873 Susan B Anthony fined $100 for attempting to vote for President
1878 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #188 Menippe
1892 Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
1898 Amusement pier opens, Atlantic City, NJ
1903 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later
1915 Jerome Travers becomes the 2nd amateur to win golf's US Open
1916 Yanks score in every inning but 8th beat Indians 19-3
1928 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman (passenger) to cross Atlantic by air
1934 US Highway planning surveys nationwide authorized
1936 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI
1940 Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations
would remember that "this was their finest hour"
1942 Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy
1942 Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m
1945 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) Brit radio traitor charged with treason
1947 Cincinatti Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
1948 American Library Association adopts the Library Bill of Rights
1948 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
1948 Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
1948 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts Intl Decl of Human Rights
1953 Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president
1953 Eugene Stephens gets 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 inning (7th)
1953 USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
1956 Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt
1957 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
1959 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
1960 Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)
1963 3,000 blacks boycot Boston public school
1967 Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
1968 Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing
1972 BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118
1973 NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants
1975 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers
1976 NBA & ABA agree to merge
1977 Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation
1977 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft
for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
1979 Billy Martin becomes Yankee manager (2nd time), replacing Bob Lemon
1980 "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi premiers
1980 C Shoemaker discovers asteroid #2891 McGetchin
1980 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2569 Madeline
1980 Mrs Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
1981 Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra
Day O'Connor, 1st woman on high court)
1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
1983 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st US woman
1983 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
1984 Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #3541
1986 52 die in plane/helicopter collision over Grand Canyon
1986 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games
1989 Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion
1989 Curtis Strange wins his 2nd US golf open
1990 1st ever lose for Cameroon in the World Cup, USSR-4 Cameroon-0
1990 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
1991 Pres Zachary Taylors body is exhumed to test how he died
1991 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
1991 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays

June 18th, 2008, 11:11
Religious Observances...

RC : Commemoration of SS Mark & Marcellianus, martyrs
RC : Commemoration of St Ephrem, confessor, doctor
Ang : Commem of Bernard Mizeki, catechist, martyr in Rhodesia

June 18th, 2008, 11:12
Egypt : Evacuation Day (1956)

June 18th, 2008, 11:13
Religious Observances
RC : Commemoration of SS Mark & Marcellianus, martyrs
RC : Commemoration of St Ephrem, confessor, doctor
Ang : Commem of Bernard Mizeki, catechist, martyr in Rhodesia

June 18th, 2008, 11:13
Religious History
1464 Pius II led a brief 'crusade' into Italy, against the Turks. However, he soon became ill and died, before the rest of his allies arrived. Soon after, the three-centuries-old 'crusades mentality' among European Christians came to an end.
1781 The first Baptist church established in Kentucky was organized at Elizabethtown. (Kentucky was first visited by Baptist missionaries in 1772 when Squire Boone, brother of explorer Daniel Boone, began exploring the eastern Kentucky regions.)
1819 Birth of Samuel Longfellow, an American clergyman who composed the words to the hymn, 'Father, Give Thy Benediction.'
1830 Birth of Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane, an orphaned Scottish poet who penned two of the most haunting hymns in the English language: 'Beneath the Cross of Jesus' and 'The Ninety and Nine.'
1906 Birth of Gordon Lindsay, missions pioneer. In 1948 Lindsay and he wife Freda founded Christ for the Nations, an interdenominational foreign missions support agency.

June 18th, 2008, 11:14
Religious Observances on the 18th:

RC : Commemoration of SS Mark & Marcellianus, martyrs
RC : Commemoration of St Ephrem, confessor, doctor
Ang : Commem of Bernard Mizeki, catechist, martyr in Rhodesia

June 18th, 2008, 12:23
mORE fAMOUS People born on June 18

Nathan Morris (1971): Musician who is a member of the Grammy Award-winning group Boyz II Men. Morris grew up on the Southside of Philadelphia and attended the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. It was there that the musical group, Boyz II Men, was formed. Morris teamed up with Michael McCary, Wanya Morris and Sean Stockman to create vocal harmonies that were music to Michael Bivinsí ears. Bivins, of "New Edition" fame, let the boys audition for him, and was so impressed that he helped them land a record deal. Boyz II Men released their first album, "Cooleyhighharmony," in 1991, which spawned the number 1 R&B hits, "Itís So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" and "Uhh Ahh." Their sophmore effort, "II," went 7 times platinum and included the smash singles "Iíll Make Love to You" and "On Bended Knee." The Boyz have earned 4 Grammys to date.

Isabella Rossellini (1952): Actress who began her career as a New York correspondent for Italian television. Being that her father was renowned Italian director, Roberto Rossellini, and her mother, Ingrid Bergman, one might have expected Isabella to take up acting sooner. Before making her screen debut, Rosselliniís flawless face appeared on over 500 magazine covers and in numerous commercials. In 1976, Rossellini made the leap to the silver screen, starring opposite her mother in Vincente Minnelliís, A Matter of Time. Some of Rosselliniís credits include, Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Immortal Beloved (1994) and Don Quixote (2000). Many might also recognize Rossellini as being the well-publicized spokesperson for Lancome cosmetics. When Lancome promptly dropped Rossellini for a younger model, she turned right around and developed her own cosmetics line. More recently, Rossellini appeared in the film Tulse Luper Suitcases.

Carol Kane (1952): Comedienne who won 2 Emmy Awards for playing, Simka Gravas, Andy Kaufmanís wife, on the successful sitcom "Taxi." By the age of 14, Kane was acting professionally in theatres throughout the Northeast. After taking center stage in the Lincoln Center productions of "Macbeth" and "The Tempest," Kane was soon offered a guest-starring role on "Taxi." That guest spot turned into a permanent role on the show, and Kaneís comedic talents quickly made her an integral part of the cast. Since "Taxi," Kane has appeared on on "Seinfeld," "The Simpsons" and "Brooklyn Bridge." Of all her performances on the silver screen, some of the most memorable include The Princess Bride (1987), The Lemon Sisters (1989) and Addams Family Values (1993). More recently, Kane appeared in the quirky crowd pleaser The Office Party and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

Roger Ebert (1942): Film critic who, along with his partner the late Gene Siskel, awarded films their prestigious "two thumbs up!" Ebert began his career as a sports writer for the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette at the age of 15. After graduating from college, Ebert was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times and was appointed film critic 6 months later - a post he has held since 1967. His column is syndicated in more than 305 newspapers throughout the world, and has been honored with a Pulitzer Prize for his work. Siskel and Ebertís television show aired for 23 years, and Ebert continues to critique films on his new television show, "Ebert & Roeper." Author of over 15 books, including the annual Roger Ebertís Movie Yearbook, Ebert continues to write and lecture on film at the University of Chicago.

Paul McCartney (1942): Musician who became a superstar in the Ď60s as part of the phenomenon "The Beatles." McCartney and John Lennon formed the band "The Quarrymen" in the late 1950s, and by 1961, McCartney, Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison were known as "The Beatles." Releasing their first album in 1963, the Beatlesí singles, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Love Me Do," quickly rose to the top of the charts. The writing team of Lennon and McCartney was paved with platinum hit after hit, while "Beatlemania" took over the world. In 1964, the band released their first film, Hard Days Night, and the album "Beatles For Sale," which contained the hit "Canít Buy Me Love." Paul continues to have a successful solo career, and recently appeared on MTV Unplugged and a VH1 special, "Paul McCartneyís Town Hall Meeting.Ē McCartney was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 as a solo artist. In 2001, McCartney earned an Oscar nod for the title song to the film Vanilla Sky.

June 19th, 2008, 11:14
Birthdates which occurred on June 19:
1556 James VI of Scotland (1567-1625)/James I of England (1603-25)
1623 Blaise Pascal mathematician/physicist/religious writer
1764 Josā Gervasio Artigas general/father of Uruguay
1764 Sir John Barrow England, founded Royal Geographical Society
1783 Thomas Sully US portrait painter (Queen Victoria)
1856 Elbert Hubbard US, editor/publisher/author (Message to Garcia)
1865 Dame May Whitty Liverpool England, actress (Mrs Minerva)
1877 Charles Coburn Macon Ga, actor (Acad-1943, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1878 James M Kilroe priest of St Mary Star of the Sea, in the Bronx
1889 Enrico Celio pres of Switzerland
1896 Mrs Simpson [Bessie Wallis Warfield), Duchess of Windsor, divorcee
1897 Moe Howard comedian (3 Stooges)
1900 Laura Hobson NYC, TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret)
1902 Guy Lombardo London Ontario Canada, orch leader (Auld Lang Syne)
1903 Henry Louis Gehrig 1st baseman (NY Yankees) "Iron Horse"
1905 George Voskovec Czech, actor (Fred-Nero Wolfe, Peter-Skag)
1908 Mildred Natwick Balt Md, actress (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
1908 Quentin N Burdick (Sen-D-NC)
1909 Osamu Dazai Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
1912 Jerry Jerome Bkln NY, saxophonist (Words & Music)
1912 Martin Gabel Phila, TV host (With this Ring)
1914 Alan Cranston (Sen-D-CA) Pres candidate
1914 Harry Lauter White Plains NY, actor (Waterfront)
1914 Lester Flatt Earl Scrugg's partner (Beverly Hillbillies theme)
1918 Evelle Jansen Younger prosecutor of Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan
1919 Louis Jourdan Marselles France, actor (Gigi, Can-Can, Madame Bovary)
1919 Pauline Kael movie critic (NY Times)
1921 Howell Heflin (Sen-D-AL)
1922 Aage Neals Bohr Denmark, physicist/study atomic nucleus (Nobel 1975)
1924 Leo Nomellini NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
1928 Nancy Marchand Buffalo NY, actress (Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant)
1932 Marisa Pavan actress (John Paul Jones, Solomon & Sheba, Rose Tattoo)
1932 Pier Angeli Italy (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge)
1933 Viktor I Patsayev USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)
1936 Gena Rowlands Cambria Wisc, actress (Gloria, Tempest, Brinks Job)
1938 Charles Gwathmey architect (5 Architects)
1941 Marlene Warfield Queens NY, actress (Victoria-Maude)
1942 Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane rocker (Spanky & Our Gang-Lazy Day)
1943 Malcolm McDowell actor (Clockwork Orange, Caligula)
1945 Tim Hovey LA Calif, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid)
1947 Phylicia Ayers-Allen Rashad Houston, actress (Clair-Bill Cosby)
1947 Salman Rushdie novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses)
1949 Kathleen Turner Springfield Mo, actress (Peggy Sue Got Married)
1950 Connie Forslund San Diego Calif, actress (Shining Season)
1951 Ann Wilson San Diego, singer (Heart-What About Love)
1959 Mark DeBarge rocker (DeBarge-Who's Johnny)
1962 Paula Julie Abdul Van Nuys Calif, singer/choreographer (Straight Up)
1973 Josie Davis actress (Charles in Charge)
1978 Garfield the Cat animated character "Big fat hairy deal"
1984 Emil Coleman orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Party)

June 19th, 2008, 11:15
On this day...a 19th of June ..

240 -BC- Eratosthenes estimates circumference of Earth
1586 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC
1754 Albany Congress held by 7 British colonies & Iroquois indians
1778 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
1835 New Orleans gives US govt Jackson Square to be used as a mint
1846 1st baseball game (Cartwright Rules)-NY Nines 23, Knickerbockers 1
1861 Anaheim Post Office established
1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories
1864 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
1865 All slaves in Texas freed
1867 1st Belmont Stakes, Ruthless wins
1868 Maj Gen E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC
1875 Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Man with the Twisted Lip"
1910 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
1917 After WW I King George V ordered members of British royal family to
dispense with German titles & surnames, they take the name Windsor
1930 C Jackson & H E Wood discovers asteroid #1595 Tanga
1931 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct
1932 1st concert given in SF's Stern Grove
1932 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China PR
1934 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
1938 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
1938 Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup at Paris
1940 "Brenda Starr," 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
1943 NFL's Phila Eagles & Pitts Steelers merge, (disolves on Dec 5)
1946 1st TV sports spectacular-Joe Louis vs Billy Conn
1947 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
1950 A G Wilson discovers asteroid #1980 Tezcatlipoca
1952 "I've Got A Secret" debuted on CBS with Garry Moore as host
1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
1953 Albert W Dent, elected president of Natl Health Council
1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
1955 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
1959 Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Sec of Comm
1961 Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain
1961 US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Md's constitution
requiring state office holders to believe in God
1963 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
1963 Charter members of Canadian Football Hall of Fame chosen
1963 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth
1965 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
1967 Muhammad Ali is convicted for reusing induction in US Army
1967 Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
1968 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People's Campaign
1969 State troopers ordered to Cairo Ill, to quell racial disturbances
1970 A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
1970 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
1971 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
1973 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000
1974 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
1976 US Viking 1 goes into Martian orbit after 10-month flight from Earth
1977 Pope Paul VI makes 19th-cen bishop John Neumann 1st US male saint
1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
1981 Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
1981 European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
1981 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, S Africa
1981 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
1984 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place
1986 Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup
1987 Geffen records sign their 1st artist (Donna Summer)
1987 Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends
Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce
new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia
1988 Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie
1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers finish cycling underwater
on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
1991 2 of Mia Farrow's daughters arrested for shoplifting lingerie

June 19th, 2008, 11:15
Happy Days !!!! :party: Felicidades !!!!

June 19th, 2008, 11:17
Algeria : Anniversary of the Revolution (1965)
Kuwait : Independence Day (1961)
Texas : Juneteenth Day/Emancipation Day (1865)
Trinidad & Tobago : Labor Day
Uruguay : Artigas Day (1764)

June 19th, 2008, 11:17
Religious Observances

RC : Commemoration of SS Gervase & Protase, martyrs
RC : Memorial of Romuald, abbot (opt)
RC : Feast of St Juliana Falconieri, virgin

June 19th, 2008, 11:19
Religious History on the 19th of June ....

0325 The month-long Council of Nicea closed. Known as the first ecumenical council in the history of the Church, it formulated the Nicene Creed and established the method for calculating Easter.
1566 Birth of James VI of Scotland. Upon the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, he ascended the English throne as James I. He is best remembered for authorizing the publication known today as the 'King James Version' (KJV) of the Bible.
1910 In Spokane, Washington, under sponsorship of the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA, Father's Day was observed for the first time.
1977 Paul VI canonized John Nepomucene Neumann, the first American-born male saint. As fourth Bishop of the Philadelphia Diocese, Neumann is remembered for developing the parochial school system.
1987 The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring public schools to teach creationism if they taught evolutionism. The court ruled that the state law violated the First Amendment.

June 19th, 2008, 17:40
More people born on June 19

Paula Abdul (1962): Musician and choreographer who was inspired to dance at an early age by the film Singing in the Rain. In the early Ď80s, Abdul auditioned for the Los Angeles Lakersí Cheerleaders and won a coveted space on the squad. Soon, she became the head "Laker girl" and choreographer of all their dance numbers. Her work as a choreographer brought her to the attention of the Jackson family, and Abdul was hired to choreograph the Jacksonsí "Torture" video, and every dance video off of Janet's "Control" album. Abdul was signed to Virgin Records in 1988 and released the hit album, "Forever Your Girl," which contained the number 1 singles "Cold Hearted" and "Straight Up." Her catchy pop tunes and talent for dance, made her music videos hard to resist. In 1991, Abdul released the chart-topping album "Spellbound," which spawned the hits "Promise of a New Day" and "Rush, Rush." Abdul can currently be seen on Fox's reality show "American Idol."

Kathleen Turner (1954): Actress whose sultry voice brought Jessica Rabbit to life in the 1988 animated movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Making her big screen debut in Body Heat (1981), Turner quickly became one of the most sought after female actresses in Hollywood. Turner went from playing a femme fatale, to getting down and dirty in the action/adventure films Romancing the Stone (1984) and Jewel of the Nile (1985). For her performance in the 1995 film, Prizziís Honor, Turner won a Golden Globe award, and later earned an Oscar nomination for the 1986 hit Peggy Sue Got Married. In recent years, Turner has starred in Serial Mom (1994) and A Simple Wish in 1997. Recently, she turned her focus from the silver screen to center stage, delivering stellar performances in the London production of "The Graduate."

Phylicia Rashad (1948): Actress who was everyoneís favorite mom, Claire Huxtable, on the long-running sitcom "The Cosby Show." Rashad performed in musical theatre before joining the cast of "The Cosby Show" (1984-92), and continued to star on stage during her hiatuses. Rashad starred in productions of "The Wiz," "Jellyís Last Jam," "Blues for an Alabama Sky," and "Into the Woods." Her television credits include appearances on the sitcoms "A Different World" and "Touched By and Angel," and starring roles in the TV movies "Free of Eden," "Jailbirds," "False Witness," "Polly" and "Polly Ė Coming Home." In 1996, Rashad teamed up with Bill Cosby, again playing his wife, in the sitcom "Cosby." In addition to her busy schedule as an actress, Rashad also does volunteer work for the ETA (Educational Teacherís Association), a group that encourages young people to go into the teaching profession. Earlier this month Rashad won the Tony for best leading actress in the play "A Raisin in the Sun."

Salman Rushdie (1947): Author who was forced into hiding after the publication of his novel, The Satanic Verses, because Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran ordered him to be killed. Rushdie was born in Bombay, but studied at Cambridge University in England. Before publishing his first novel, Grimus, in 1975, Rushdie worked as a marketing copywriter. Rushdie wrote the critically acclaimed novels Midnightís Children (1981) and Shame (1983), before publishing The Satanic Verses. While in hiding, Rushdie continued to publish works including the fascinating fantasy tale Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990), the novel The Moorís Last Sigh (1995) and the 2000 best-seller The Ground Beneath Her Feet.

Gena Rowlands (1934): Actress who began her career on Broadway as Marilyn Monroeís understudy in "The Seven Year Itch." Rowlands left the University of Wisconsin to move to New York and study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Rowlands starred on Broadway throughout the 1950s in productions including "The Middle of the Night." She made the transition to the silver screen in 1958, playing Jose Ferrerís wife in The High Cost of Living. Rowlands continued to star in a steady stream of films including Lonely are the Brave (1962), A Child is Waiting (1963) and Tony Rome (1967). She gave Oscar-nominated performances in A Woman Under the Influence and Gloria (1980), and has recently appeared in Playing By Heart, Hope Floats and Taking Lives in 2004.

June 19th, 2008, 23:43

so I'm probably moving to Berlin in the Autumn

want to hear some ideas about it

I'm not a Berlin-virgin by any means

I've been there I think 4 times... and one of my oldest friends moved there a few years ago

but if anyone coul recommend

a) bars (please not the area East of centre like Oranienburger/ Torstrasse/ Rosentaler Platz - I know a places there)

b) clubs that play rock n roll - I do like some electro so I'll check that out if and when - but I wanna know about rock bars -preferably old sh*t

c) the one thing I am completely in the dark about is record shops - and I mean smaller, interesting ones - I don't think I've ever come across one in Berlin

and if anyone knows CD/ Vinyl prices out there, maybe for OLDER music (not brand new, that doesn't really interest me)

and oh yeah last but not least, restaurants - any type of food - German and Vietnamese would interest me the most, but whatever

again NOT Torstrasse/ Oranienburger Strasse or that immediate vicinity

maybe Kreuzberg or something

any suggestions would be much appreciated



June 20th, 2008, 00:08
Kreuzberg and SchŲneberg surely have record stores.. but I'm not sure if they mainly do rock/indie stuff or more house/techno/etc. There's certainly a lot of interesting shops in those areas. Probably wouldnt be hard to find what you're looking for in those two areas but I cannot recommend specifics.

P.S - if you or anyone you know wants good cheap accommodation in Berlin, the Jetpack City Hostel is the best hostel I've been to in all of Europe.

June 20th, 2008, 11:43
Birthdates which occurred on June 20:

1674 Nicholas Rowe England, poet laureate (Jane Shore, Tamerlane)
1819 Jacques Offenbach Cologne, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann)
1868 Helen Miller Shepard philanthropist/established Hall of Fame
1894 George Delacorte NYC, philanthropist/publisher (Dell Books)
1899 Helen Traubel St Louis, Missouri, soprano (or 6/16/1903)
1899 Jean Moulin hero of the French Resistance during WW II
19-- Alisan Porter actress (Tess Holland-Perfect Strangers)
19-- Amir Derakh rocker (Jailhouse-Alive in a Mad World)
19-- Chuck Wagner Nashville Tn, actor (Automan)
19-- Jimmy Chalfant rocker (Kix-Hot Wire)
19-- Larry Riley Memphis Tn, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy)
19-- Paul Kreppel Kingston NY, actor (Sonny-It's a Living)
1903 Glenna Collett Vare RI, Natl Am Golf champ (1922, 25, 28-30, 35)
1906 Bob Howard Newton Mass, singer/pianist (Sing it Again)
1907 Lillian Hellman playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes)
1909 Errol Flynn actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood, Against All Flags)
1911 Gail Patrick Birmingham Ala, actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy)
1919 Bruce Gordon London England, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables)
1920 DeForest Kelley Atlanta Ga, actor (Dr Leonard McCoy-Star Trek)
1924 Audie Murphy Kingston Tx, WWII hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)
1924 Chet Atkins Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
1928 Jean-Marie Le-Pen France, leader National Front party
1928 Martin Landau actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Tucker)
1931 Arne Nordheim Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
1931 Olympia Dukakis actress (Moonstruck)
1933 Brett Halsey Santa Ana Calif, actress (Paul-Follow the Sun)
1933 Danny Aiello NYC, actor (Moonstruck, Radio Days)
1933 Jean Boiteux France, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1934 Rossana Podesta Tripoli Lybia, actress (Hercules, Ulysses)
1942 Brian Wilson Inglewood Calif, singer (Beachboys-In My Room)
1945 Anne Murray Nova Scotia, Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
1945 James F Buchli New Rockford ND, USMC/astr (STS 51C, 61A, 29, 48)
1945 John McCook Ventura Cal, actor (Codename: Firefox, Bold & Beautiful)
1946 Andrā Watts Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
1947 Candy Clark actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti)
1950 Lionel Richie singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover)
1952 John Goodman actor (Roseanne, Everyone's All American)
1953 Brian Duffy Boston Mass, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45)
1953 Cyndi Lauper Brooklyn, singer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Vibes)
1955 Michael Anthony rocker (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
1957 Butch Patrick Inglewood Calif, actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters)
1960 John Taylor rocker (Duran Duran-Girls on Film)
1960 Michael Corbett Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)
1961 Karin Enke German DR, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)
1967 Joseph William Cathcart rock guitarist (Nelson-Love & Affection)

June 20th, 2008, 11:43
Birthdates which occurred on June 20:

1674 Nicholas Rowe England, poet laureate (Jane Shore, Tamerlane)
1819 Jacques Offenbach Cologne, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann)
1868 Helen Miller Shepard philanthropist/established Hall of Fame
1894 George Delacorte NYC, philanthropist/publisher (Dell Books)
1899 Helen Traubel St Louis, Missouri, soprano (or 6/16/1903)
1899 Jean Moulin hero of the French Resistance during WW II
19-- Alisan Porter actress (Tess Holland-Perfect Strangers)
19-- Amir Derakh rocker (Jailhouse-Alive in a Mad World)
19-- Chuck Wagner Nashville Tn, actor (Automan)
19-- Jimmy Chalfant rocker (Kix-Hot Wire)
19-- Larry Riley Memphis Tn, actor (Harry-Stir Crazy)
19-- Paul Kreppel Kingston NY, actor (Sonny-It's a Living)
1903 Glenna Collett Vare RI, Natl Am Golf champ (1922, 25, 28-30, 35)
1906 Bob Howard Newton Mass, singer/pianist (Sing it Again)
1907 Lillian Hellman playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes)
1909 Errol Flynn actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood, Against All Flags)
1911 Gail Patrick Birmingham Ala, actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy)
1919 Bruce Gordon London England, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables)
1920 DeForest Kelley Atlanta Ga, actor (Dr Leonard McCoy-Star Trek)
1924 Audie Murphy Kingston Tx, WWII hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)
1924 Chet Atkins Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
1928 Jean-Marie Le-Pen France, leader National Front party
1928 Martin Landau actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Tucker)
1931 Arne Nordheim Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
1931 Olympia Dukakis actress (Moonstruck)
1933 Brett Halsey Santa Ana Calif, actress (Paul-Follow the Sun)
1933 Danny Aiello NYC, actor (Moonstruck, Radio Days)
1933 Jean Boiteux France, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1934 Rossana Podesta Tripoli Lybia, actress (Hercules, Ulysses)
1942 Brian Wilson Inglewood Calif, singer (Beachboys-In My Room)
1945 Anne Murray Nova Scotia, Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
1945 James F Buchli New Rockford ND, USMC/astr (STS 51C, 61A, 29, 48)
1945 John McCook Ventura Cal, actor (Codename: Firefox, Bold & Beautiful)
1946 Andrā Watts Nuremberg Germany, concert pianist (Oberon)
1947 Candy Clark actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti)
1950 Lionel Richie singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover)
1952 John Goodman actor (Roseanne, Everyone's All American)
1953 Brian Duffy Boston Mass, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45)
1953 Cyndi Lauper Brooklyn, singer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Vibes)
1955 Michael Anthony rocker (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
1957 Butch Patrick Inglewood Calif, actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters)
1960 John Taylor rocker (Duran Duran-Girls on Film)
1960 Michael Corbett Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)
1961 Karin Enke German DR, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)
1967 Joseph William Cathcart rock guitarist (Nelson-Love & Affection)

June 20th, 2008, 11:44
On this day...

1402 Battle of Angora (Ankara)-Tatars defeat Turkish Army
1567 Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
1632 Britain grants 2nd Lord Baltimore rights to Chesapeake Bay area
1756 146 Brit soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most die
1779 Battle of Stone Ferry
1782 Congress approves Great Seal of US & the eagle as it's symbol
1789 Oath of the Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken
1791 King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution
1793 Eli Whitney applies for a cotton gin patent
1819 Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)
1837 England issues its 1st stamp, 1P Queen Victoria
1837 Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of
uncle King William IV Ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
1855 Commissioners appointed to lay out SF streets west of Larkin
1863 1st bank chartered in US (National Bank of Davenport Iowa)
1863 West Virginia admitted as 35th US state
1867 Pres Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
1871 Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford Miss
1874 1st US Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)
1893 Lizzie Borden found innocent in New Bedford Mass
1895 1st female doctor of science earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin)
1895 A Charlois discovers asteroid #404 Arsinoe
1895 Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation
1907 1st Portland Rose festival
1910 "Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal
1911 NAACP incorporates (NY)
1912 NY Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd & 3rd twice)
1913 3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman
Bert Daniels set AL mark, being hit-by-pitch 3 times in a doubleheader
1917 J Palisa discovers asteroid #876 Scott
1920 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
1921 29.2 cm (11.5") of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
1926 Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University
1936 Jesse Owens of the US sets 100 meter record at 10.2
1939 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1817 Katanga
1939 Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants
1943 National Congress of Racial Equality organizes
1943 New Quābec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quābec (3ę km dia)
1943 Sweden's Gunther Hagg beats favorite Greg Rice by 35 yards in
5,000m at national AAU track & field championship in NY
1944 Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency
1947 Pres Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act
1948 "Toast of the Town" hosted by Ed Sullivan premieres on CBS-TV
1950 Joe Dimaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2
1960 Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France
1963 1st Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-2
1963 Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income
1963 US & USSR agree to set up "Hot Line"
1966 Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman
1967 Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services
1967 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
1968 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
1969 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
1970 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
1974 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2124 Nissen
1976 Carl Fugate, Starkwether accomplice, paroled
1976 River Country opens
1977 Oil enters Trans-Alaska pipeline exits 38 days later at Valdez
1978 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa,
NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton
1980 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray
Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision
1982 Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington
1983 Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
1986 Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon
1987 Johnny Carson marries 4th wife Alexis Mass
1988 NYC WABC-AM becomes the flagship radio station of the NJ Devils
1988 Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
1990 40,000-50,000 die in a (7.6) earthquake in Iran
1990 Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of the US

June 20th, 2008, 11:46
Argentina : Flag Day
Senegal : Independence Day (1960)
West Virginia : Admission Day (1863)

June 20th, 2008, 11:47
Felicidades !!!!! :party:

June 20th, 2008, 11:47
Religious Observances:

RC : Feast of St Silverius, 58th pope [536-37], martyr

June 20th, 2008, 11:48
Religious History:

1529 Clement VII and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V signed the Peace of Barcelona, which ended attacks on Rome by the Lutheran armies.
1599 The Synod of Diamper reunited a native church in India with Rome. Discovered in 1498 by Portuguese explorers, this isolated pocket of worshipers traced their Christian origins back to the missionary efforts of the Apostle Thomas.
1776 Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'A Christian is not of hasty growth...but rather like the oak, the progress of which is hardly perceptible, but in time becomes a deep-rooted tree.'
1779 Birth of Dorothy Ann Thrupp, English devotional writer and author of the hymn, 'Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us.'
1885 A band of Moravian missionaries landed on the shores of Alaska and founded the Bethel Mission. During the first year of their mission work among the, eskimoes, winter temperatures outside their makeshift housing plummeted to 50 degrees below zero!

June 20th, 2008, 12:30
More people born on June 20

:lick: Nicole Kidman (1967): Actress who began scene stealing at age 5, when she played a sheep in her kindergarten pageant. Growing up in Australia with parents who were social activists, Kidman did not have a typical childhood. Kidman loved the stage, and at the age of 13, she joined the Sydney Philip Street Theatre. By the time she was 14, Kidman had landed her first acting role in the television special "Bush Christmas." Kidman continued to star in mini-series until she got her big break in the 1989 film Dead Calm. That film put Kidman on Hollywoodís "A-List," and she was soon cast to star opposite Tom Cruise, her future husband, in Days of Thunder. The car-racing drama put Kidmanís career into high gear, and she has since starred in the successful films Far and Away (1992), To Die For (1995), and Eyes Wide Shut in 1999. In 2001, Kidman soared with starring roles in mega-hits Moulin Rouge and The Others. She has kept her streak going as a beautiful leading woman in her newest hit The Stepford Wives.

Cyndi Lauper (1953): Singer who wanted her MTV in the 80s, and used the music video medium to make her a superstar. Growing up in Queens, the early stages of Lauperís music career were spent making the New York club scene with the band "Blue Angel." In 1983, Lauperís manager secured her a solo project, and the Grammy Award-winning, "Sheís So Unusual," was recorded. "Sheís So Unusual" spawned four Top Five singles, including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "She Bop" and "Time After Time." With her ever-changing hair colors and unique clothes, young girls across the globe were trying to emulate Lauperís style. In 1985, Lauper recorded the hit song "The Goonies ĎRí Good Enough" for the Steven Spielberg film The Goonies, and followed that up with another chart-topping album, "True Colors," in 1986. Lauper has since gone on to release "A Night to Remember" (1989), "Hat Full of Stars" (1993), "12 Deadly Cyns and Then Some" (1994) and "At Last" in 2003.

John Goodman (1952): Actor who is most famous for his role as Roseanne Barrís hubby, Dan Connor, on the hit sitcom "Roseanne." Goodman headed to New York after graduating college to make it big in show business. He worked his way from acting in off-Broadway shows, to starring on Broadway as Pap Finn in Big River (1985). Making the transition to the silver screen in the 1987 comedy, Raising Arizona, Goodman would be catapulted into stardom the following year when "Roseanne" made its debut on ABC. Goodmanís ability to play an incredible range of emotions opened up many film roles to him. In addition to starring on "Roseanne" from 1988-97, Goodman appeared in Babe (1992), Matinee (1993), The Flintstones (1994), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Monsters, Inc. (2001).

Lionel Richie (1949): Singer and songwriter who is credited with making "The Commodores" one of the most successful musical groups of the '70s. Richie began to pursue projects apart from the group in 1980, when he penned Kenny Rogerís number 1 hit "Lady" and produced "Share Your Love." Another number 1 song soon followed for Richie, when he wrote the romantic ballad "Endless Love," and made a memorable recording with Diana Ross. Riding high on his success, Richie released his first solo project, "Lionel Richie," in 1982 and followed up his debut album with the 1983 release "Canít Slow Down." The album sold over 15 million copies and won Richie two Grammy Awards for such hits as "All Night Long" and "Hello." In 1985, Richie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Say You, Say Me" from the film White Nights. He has since released the albums "Dancing on the Ceiling" (1986), "Back to the Front" (1992), "Louder Than Words" (1996), "Time" (1998) and "Just For You" in 2004.

Danny Aiello (1933): Actor who was nominated for an Oscar in 1989 for his work in the critically acclaimed Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing. Before beginning his successful acting career, Aiello was a nightclub bouncer and president of a Greyhound bus union. He began working in theatre in his forties, starring in productions of "Lamppost Reunion" (1975) and "Gemini" (1976). Aiello broke into film playing a member of the Mafia in The Godfather, Part II (1974) and a policeman in Fort Apache, the Bronx in 1981. A brilliant character actor, Aiello has had supporting roles in Moonstruck (1987), The January Man (1989), Jacobís Ladder (1990), Mistress (1992), The Professional (1994) and The Road Home (1996). Recently, Aiello starred in Dinner Rush.

June 21st, 2008, 01:30
Could be a useful thread

Preference... Book early or book late ?

Have you had any really good deals with either of them ?

Any good websites to find late/early deals ?

And is there any advice you can give to the rest of the forum :D

Me and my best mates were thinking about just pissing off, dropping everythng and going to the airport with packed suitcase...and saying whereve you got ?

Went on internet night before and just looking through some travel companies websites.

Bearing in mind the flight went in about 12 hours i think it was, we couldve gone to Tunisia in a 5* hotel for £200 each, all inclusive at that and free bottle of champagne and fruit upon arrival... plus loads of other extras.... we couldnt be arsed going somewhere like that though...probably full of posh oldies.

Turned out in the morning my mate got rushed into work anyway, so that was that.

June 21st, 2008, 11:00
If you're going to book early, make sure it's very early. A lot of deals can get more expensive by the day. If you're going to do it late, the best way is as you've explained - pretty much last minute. Quite an exciting notion too, turning up at an airport not knowing where you're going to go.

June 21st, 2008, 11:16
I prefer booking early, but this year will be booking late.

June 21st, 2008, 12:00
Birthdates which occurred on June 21:

1732 Martha Washington 1st, 1st lady
1774 Daniel D Tompkins (D-R), 6th US vice-president (1817-25)
1851 Daniel Carter Beard US, organized 1st boy scout troop
1882 Rockwell Kent artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)
1891 Hermann Scherchen Berlin Germany, conductor (Nature of Music)
1892 Hilding Rosenberg BosjĒkloster Sweden, composer (Babels Torn)
1892 Reinhold Niebuhr US, theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man)
19-- Kip Winger rocker (Winger-17)
19-- Leigh McCloskey LA Calif, actor (Mitch-Dallas, Brian-Executive Suite)
1903 Al Hirschfeld cartoonist (1975 Tony Award)
1903 Dorothy Stickney actress (And So They Were Married)
1905 Jean-Paul Sartre France, philosopher/writer (Nobel 1964; declined)
1912 Mary McCarthy US, novelist (Group)
1921 Frank Scott Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1921 Jane Russell Bemidji, MN, actress full-figured gal (The Outlaw)
1921 Jean Kent London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
1922 Judy Holliday NYC, comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib)
1923 John Compton Lynchburg Tn, actor (Shannon-The D.A.'s Man)
1925 Maureen Stapleton Troy NY, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite)
1927 Carl Stokes (Cleve-Mayor)
1928 Judith Raskin NYC, soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro)
1930 Mike McCormack NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Phila)
1931 Lawrence K Grossman News president (NBC-TV)
1931 Margaret Heckler US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)
1932 Lalo (Boris) Schifrin Buenos Aires Argentina, composer
1933 Bernie Kopell NYC, actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl)
1935 Franáoise Sagan France, novelist (Bon Jour Trieste)
1935 Monte Markham Manatee Fla, actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas)
1938 Ron Ely Hereford Tx, actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage)
1940 Joe Flaherty Pitts Pa, comedian (SCTV, Blue Monday)
1940 Mariette Hartley NYC, actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned)
1942 William Bradford Reynolds Conn, US asst attorney general
1944 Corinna Tsopel Athens Greece, actress (Man Called Horse)
1944 Ray Davies singer/guitarist (The Kinks-Come Dancing)
1947 Meredith Baxter-Birney Ca, actr (Family Ties, Bridget loves Bernie)
1947 Michael Gross Chicago Ill, actor (Family Ties)
1948 Joey Malland rocker (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
1948 Leo Sayers rocker (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing)
1950 Joey Kramer NYC, rock drummer (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun)
1953 Benazir Bhutto 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)
1953 Robyn Douglass Sendai Japan, actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy)
1956 Mikhail Burtsev USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 Rick Sutcliffe pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
1957 Mark Brzezicki rocker (Big Country-Wonderland)
1959 Tom Chambers NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
1962 Marc Copage LA Calif, actor (Corey Baker-Julia)
1964 Kari Kennell Colorado Springs Co, playmate (Feb, 1988)
1966 Nan Woods actress (1 More Saturday Night)
1967 Tim Simenson rocker (Bomb the Bass)
1982 Prince William of Wales Prince Chuck & Lady Di's baby

June 21st, 2008, 12:00
Felicidades !!!!! Happy Days !!! :party:

June 21st, 2008, 12:01
On this day... :embarass:

1498 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
1607 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
1633 Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, &
detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1684 MA Bay Colony's charter revoked
1768 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
1788 US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
1792 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
1805 Great Stoneface Mt found in NH
1821 African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine
1858 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1869 The opera "Die Meistersinger" is produced (Munich)
1879 F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1887 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1893 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
1894 Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
1900 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In
bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
1903 Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of The Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG)
1904 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st
known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
1906 M Wolf discovers asteroid #601 Nerthus
1913 Tiny Broadwick becomes 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
1916 Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
1917 Hawaiian Red Cross founded
1919 Germans scuttle their own fleet
1923 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using the mail to defraud
1930 Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7
1933 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1938 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
1939 Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
1942 129Ý F (54Ý C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)
1942 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1945 Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to US during WW II
1946 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
1948 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1948 Dr Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates "long playing record"
Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's
1949 H L Giclas discovers asteroid #1886 Lowell
1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1964 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in
2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman &
James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
1967 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead
3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
1969 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
1969 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
1970 Brazil wins last Jules Rimet Trophy, soccer championship
1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisana
1975 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
1977 Former White House chief of staff HR Haldeman enters prison
1977 Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
1982 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"
1982 Wash DC jury finds John Hinckley Jr innocent by insanity
1985 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm
skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
1986 Pres Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
1987 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB
1987 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendent
1988 Los Angeles beats Detroit, for the NBA championship
1989 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
1989 Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson remarry
1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression
1990 25,000 die in Iranian Earthquake
1990 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
1990 US House of Reps vote 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball
cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
1991 Eleanor Mondale marries Greg "Thunder" Malban (Minn DJ)
1991 Islanders Denis Potvan & Michael Bossy inducted into NHL Hall of Fame

June 21st, 2008, 12:02
Hong Kong, Taiwan : Dragon Boat Festival
New Hampshire : Ratification Day (1788)
US : Father's Day (Remind the guy how much you care) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Newfoundland : Discovery Day (1497-John Cabot) - - - - - ( Monday )

June 21st, 2008, 12:03
Religious Observances

Christian-Colombia : Sacred Heart Day [moveable feast]
RC : Memorial of St Aloysius Gonzaga, religious, patron of youth
Luth : Commem of Onesimos Nesib, translator/evangelist

June 21st, 2008, 12:03
Religious History

1639 Birth of Increase Mather, early American theologian. He published nearly 100 books, and is credited with helping end executions for witchcraft in colonial America.
1821 Birth of Henry W. Baker, compiler of 'Hymns Ancient and Modern' Ä the unofficial Anglican church hymnal. He also authored the hymn based on Psalm 23: 'The King of Love My Shepherd Is.'
1821 The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church was formally constituted in New York City. Nineteen clergymen were present, representing six African-American churches from New York City; Philadelphia; New Haven, CT and Newark, NJ.
1963 In Rome, Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was elected Pope Paul VI, the 261st pontiff of the Catholic Church.
1968 Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.'

June 21st, 2008, 12:04
People born on June 21
Prince William (1982): Heir to the royal throne who was the first future king of England to be born in a hospital and to attend nursery school. His parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, tried to give William a "normal" childhood. Breaking "royal protocol," Princess Diana would frequently hug William, and his younger brother Harry, in public, and took them on trips to McDonaldís and amusement parks. While he is well traveled, William is never allowed to fly in the same plane with his father because if the plane crashed, two future kings would be killed. With his motherís kind, down-to-earth manner, William wishes not to be called "Sir" or "His Royal Highness," but prefers to be called simply by his first name.

Juliette Lewis (1973): Actress who was legally emancipated at the age of 14 and began turning out performances that were mature for her tender years. Lewis began acting in 1987, appearing in the TV series, "I Married Dora" and the mini-series "Homefires." In 1990, she gave a stellar performance in the TV-movie, "Too Young To Die," where she played a 15-year-old facing the death penalty. Lewis made the leap to the big screen in National Lampoonís Christmas Vacation and gave an Oscar-worthy performance in the 1991 film Cape Fear. Lewis was quickly cast in leading roles in the films Husbands and Wives (1992), Whatís Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) and the controversial Natural Born Killers in 1994. Some of Juliette's more recent credits include The Other Sister (1999), The Way of the Gun (2000), the HBO movie Hysterical Blindness (2002), Old School (2003) and Starsky & Hutch in 2004.

Meredith Baxter (1947): Actress who is most famous for her role as Elise Keaton on the long-running sitcom "Family Ties." Before starring on "Family Ties," Baxter was a cast member of the sitcom "Bridget Loves Bernie" and the critically acclaimed drama "Family." Baxterís seven years on "Family Ties," established her as both an all-time favorite sitcom mom and a gifted actress. Baxter has gone on to have a successful career in television movies, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1991 for her work on "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" and again in 1993 for her role in the CBS School Break Special, "Other Mothers." Some of the 35+ movies Baxter has made include "Darkness Before Dawn" (1993), "After Jimmy" (1996), "Miracle in the Woods" (1997), "Holy Joe" (1999) and "Aftermath" (2001). In recent years, Baxter has developed her own line of skin care products that are available in stores throughout the U.S.

Mariette Hartley (1940): Actress who began her film career in 1962 with a role in Ride the High Country. In the early Ď70s, Hartley was a permanent fixture on television, starring on the soap opera "Peyton Place" and in "The Hero," a sitcom with Richard Mulligan. Hartley then went on to act in a wide range of TV movies including "The African Queen" (1977) and "My Two Loves" (1986), picking up an Emmy Award along the way for a guest appearance on "The Incredible Hulk." Throughout the Ď80s, Hartley hosted "Today" and "The Morning Show," while earning three Clio awards for her appearances in a Polaroid ad campaign. Hartley is the co-founder of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is an avid supporter of M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers). Recently, Hartley hosted "Healthy Solutions" which aired on CNBC.

Jane Russell (1921): Actress who replaced Ginger Rogers to star opposite Bob Hope in the 1948 film The Paleface. Her comedic timing, beauty and musical talent made her stand out on the big screen, and her characterís song, "Buttons and Bows," won an Oscar. Russell teamed with Hope again in the successful, Son of Paleface (1952), and she began to be offered better parts in Hollywood. She paired up with Marilyn Monroe in 1953 to play the brunette bombshell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and co-starred with Clark Gable in "The Tall Men" (1956). Russellís career did not take off again until 1971, when she replaced Elaine Stritch in the Broadway musical, "Company." Russell has devoted much of her life to finding homes for orphaned children, and has testified before the U.S. Congress about the importance of adoption.

June 21st, 2008, 16:56
When did the last time you visit Murree?

It's not fun anymore. Loads of people and jerks around. It's not the same.

And for accomodation you can get a loads of places over there. You can just go and simply check in. It's not a problem. I prefer you go a tad above Murree, to like Patriata. It's kinda quiet and have good scenaries. And if you go around to Nathia Gali then it's very quiet and very very smooth. I love that place but it's always difficult to find a place to live over there as it's not pretty commercialized yet.

but Murree, Patriata, Ayubia and areas around them have enough spaces if you just go and check in to any hotel or guest house.

You are in Pakistan for summers?

June 21st, 2008, 17:04
The 2 that have replied to this thread I have some good news for you.. because you are living in Britain.

The deals for nxt year have come out.. and apparntly you can pick up some extraordinary deals because of the credit crunch. The companies are worried noone will go so they want guarenteed numbers and early deposits in their bank.

Have a look.

June 22nd, 2008, 00:59
It depends. I usually book late but that has to do with my trips often being for concerts (and then you cannot book earlier than having secured your concert ticket) and with trying to find free hosts (and sometimes that takes a while, it doesn't even always work out). Also, I did several job interviews abroad in my life due to my travellings, and that is usually also a last minute booking because the company usually asks you to come over for the interview within the 1 or 2 weeks after reviewing your CV.

Only for regular holidays I book in advance but I don't really do that often. I chose emigrating over rather annual holidays, and if I book flights it usually involves business stuff or concerts. Often you don't know those events long in advance (unless you are lucky with ticketsales starting very early and securing your ticket straight away when the sales start) so then there's little options but to do a last minute booking.

Sometimes last minute is cheaper though, especially when the air carrier has sold fewer tickets than they expected. In that case they will often give the remaining ones away for a low price to avoid having the plane half empty. So it's a matter of luck really. Some travel agencies specialise in searching low cost last minute deals.

June 22nd, 2008, 13:49
Birthdates which occurred on June 22:
1757 George Vancouver surveyed Pacific coast from SF to Vancouver I
1837 Paul Morphy New Orleans, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61)
1856 H Rider Haggard author (King Solomon's Mine, She)
1858 Giacomo Puccini Italy, operatic composer (Madama Butterfly)
1859 Frank Heino Damrosch author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
1887 Sir Julian Huxley London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog
1896 Francis C Denebrink US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
1898 Erich Maria Remarque novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
19-- Christine Tudor actress (Gwyneth Alden-Loving)
19-- Cosie Costa Grass Valley Calif, actress (California Fever)
19-- Maria Richwine Colombia, actress (Carmen-AKA Pablo)
1900 Jennie Tourel [Jennie Davidson], St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano
1901 Jack Whiting Phila Pa, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show)
1903 Carl Hubbell pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
1903 John Dillinger one of America's Most Wanted
1906 Billy Wilder movie director (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17)
1906 Richard Fanshawe England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic-bronze-1936)
1907 Anne Morrow Lindbergh aviator/author (Gift from the Sea)
1910 Jennie Tourel Montreal Canada, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
1910 Katherine Dunham US, dancer/choreographer/anthropologist
1910 Sir Peter Pears Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice)
1920 Paul Frees Chicago Ill, animation voice (Bullwinkle)
1921 Gower Champion choreographer (42nd Street)
1921 Joseph Papp Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
1922 Bill Blass Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
1928 Orson Bean Burlington Vt, comedian (I Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth)
1929 Ralph Waite actor (Last Summer, Cool Hand Luke, 5 Easy Piece)
1933 Dianne Feinstein (Mayor-D-SF)
1936 Kris Kristofferson singer/actor (Amerika, Millenium)
1941 Ed Bradley Phila, CBS news correspondant (60 Minutes)
1943 Jimmy Castor NYC, rocker (Troglodyte)
1944 Michael Obst German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
1944 Peter Asher London, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)
1946 Andrew Rubin New Bedford Mass, actor (Police Academy)
1947 David L Lander Bkln NY, actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley)
1947 Don Henley drummer/singer (Eagles, Boys of Summer)
1947 Howard Kaylan rocker (The Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
1948 "Pistol" Pete Maravich NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)
1948 Todd Rundgren rock singer (Hello it's Me, Bang on the Drum All Day)
1949 Alan Osmond Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1949 Lindsay Wagner LA Ca, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks)
1949 Meryl Streep NJ, actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice)
1950 Murphy Cross Harve de Grace Md, actress (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect)
1954 Chris Lemmon actor (Brothers & Sisters, Richard-Duet)
1954 Freddie Prinze NYC, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man)
1956 Derek Forbes rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
1956 Green (Gartside) rocker (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
1957 Garry Beers Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1960 Colleen Devine San Gabriel Cal, actress (Irreconcilable Differences)
1960 Tracy Pollan actress (Family Ties)
1961 Jimmy Somerville rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards-You Are My World)
1962 Ruby Turner rocker (No Where to Run)
1963 Anne-Marie Ruddock rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
1964 Kevin Sargeant rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
1965 Tommy Cunningham rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)
1968 Paula Irvine Hollywood Calif, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara)
197- Lacy Goranson Evanston Ind, actress (Becky-Roseanne)

June 22nd, 2008, 13:50
Happy Days !!! :party:

June 22nd, 2008, 13:51
On this day...
431 Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens
816 Stephen IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1342 Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning)
1497 Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
1611 Henry Hudson & son set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers
1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
1772 Slavery outlawed in England
1775 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
1807 British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1808 Zebulon Pike reaches his peak
1815 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
1847 Doughnut created
1848 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for Pres
1849 Stephen C Massett opens courthouse using only piano in Calif
1851 Fire destroys part of SF
1868 Arkansas re-enters US
1870 Congress creates Department of Justice
1873 Prince Edward Island joins Canada
1874 Dr Andrew T Sill, of Macon, Missouri, finds science of osteopathy
1889 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
1910 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland
1911 King George V of England crowned
1918 Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe Illinois)
1925 G Shajn discovers asteroid #1058 Grubba
1930 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader
1936 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives
1936 Virgin Islands receives a constution from US (Organic Act)
1937 Joe Louis KOs James Braddock for the heavyweight boxing crown
1938 Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium
1940 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed
1941 Finland invades Karelia
1941 Germany declares war on Soviet Union during WW II
1944 FDR signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)
1944 Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
1947 12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)
1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for the boxing title
1954 Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands
1957 KC stops using streetcars in it's transit system
1958 Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
1959 Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games
1959 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
1959 Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1961 Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints
Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg
1969 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
1970 Pres Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)
1973 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
1973 Skylab 2's astronauts land
1977 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
1977 Walt Disney's "The Rescuers" released
1978 James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
1978 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Ill
1978 Pluto's moon Charon discovered by James Christy
1979 Pro Football Researchers Association founded at Canton, Ohio
1980 Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
1981 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
1981 John McEnroe exhibites a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbeldon
1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
1982 Prince Chuck & Lady Di take Prince William home from hospital
1983 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
1983 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
1986 Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
1987 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets
1990 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium
1990 Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit
1990 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
1991 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Phillipines

June 22nd, 2008, 13:51
Congo : Army Day
El Salvador : School Teacher's Day/D°a del Maestro
Haiti : Sovereignty Day/President's Day
Virgin Islands : Organic Act Day (1954)
Yemen PDR : Corrective Move Day

June 22nd, 2008, 13:52
Religious Observances

RC : Mem of SS John Fisher, bp, martyr, & Thomas More, martyr (opt)
witch : Alban Hefin sabbat
Ang : Feast of Alban, 1st martyr of Britain
RC : Feast of St Paulinus, bishop of Nola, confessor

June 22nd, 2008, 13:52
Religious History
1559 In England, Queen Elizabeth's Prayer Book was issued. During her 45-year reign, Elizabeth I rejected the Catholic faith, adopting instead the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Anglican Church.
1745 Colonial missionary to the American Indians David Brainerd wrote in his journal: 'I am often weary of this world, and want to leave it on that account; but it is more desirable to be drawn, rather than driven out of it.'
1750 Clergyman Jonathan Edwards was dismissed from his Congregational pulpit in Northampton, MA, after serving there 23 years. Maintaining his ultra- conservative theology, Edwards had grown to become administratively too inflexible for his congregation.
1865 The society known today as the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) was first organized. Its purpose is to provide information about the archaeology, the history and the people of the Holy Land.
1870 Scholars began translation work on the English Revised Version of the Bible. Released in 1881, the ERV became the textual basis for the American Standard Version (ASV), first published in the United States in 1901.

June 22nd, 2008, 13:53
People born on June 22
Carson Daly (1973): MTV and NBC host who considered being a priest before deciding on a career in radio. Daly grew up in Santa Monica, CA, and attended the College of the Desert. It was there that Daly got a job at KCMJ, a local radio station, and eventually moved on to LIVE 105. Daly was a natural on the air waves and was offered the commuter traffic shift at KOMEĖFM, where he was given such assignments as covering the MTV Video Music Awards, and was the first person in the US to interview Alanis Morissette. MTV came knocking on Daly's door soon after, deciding that he was a rising talent who they could not afford to pass up. Daly began hosting "Motel California" and was eventually given his own show, "TRL" (Total Request Live), where the viewers pick the top ten videos of the day. More recently, he made the move to late-night TV with NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly."

Amy Brenneman (1964): Actress who was determined to complete her education before trying to make it in show business. Brenneman, upon graduating from Harvard University, co-founded the Cornerstone Theatre Company and toured with them for 6 years. Landing a role on the short-lived series, "Middle Ages," in 1992, Brenneman was soon offered a recurring role on "Frasier." In 1994, Brenneman joined the cast of the new, racy drama "NYPD Blue," but was written off in the second season. Despite her departure from the series, Brenneman was not at a loss for work. She has since appeared in the films Heat (1995), Fear (1996), Lesser Prophets (1997), Your Friends and Neighbors (1998) and Off The Map in 2003. Currently, Brenneman can be seen on the CBS hit, "Judging Amy," which is based on her motherís real-life experiences.

Tracy Pollan (1960): Actress who met her husband, Michael J. Fox, when she began playing his girlfriend on the Ď80s sitcom "Family Ties." Pollan, a native New Yorker, studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute and won her first professional role in the off-Broadway play "Album." In 1983, Pollan went from stage to screen in the films Baby, Itís You and Sessions. After teaming up with Fox on both "Family Ties" and in the film Bright Lights, Big City in 1988, the couple joined together in wedded bliss. Professionally, Pollan has continued to star in the television movies "Fine Things" (1990), "Dying to Love You" (1993), "Children of the Dark" (1994), "The Kennedyís of Massachusetts" (1995), "I Am Your Child" (1997) and "1st to Die" (2003).

Bruce Campbell (1958): Actor who is famous for his acting and directorial work on the series "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." Campbell starred in many community theatre productions growing up, including "The King and I" and "South Pacific," and worked as a production assistant and prop runner around his home-town in Michigan. In 1979, Cambell decided he did not want to do gopher work anymore, and set out to be a filmmaker. Along with his college buddy, Sam Raimi, Campbell produced and starred in Evil Dead. The movie became a cult classic and spawned the sequels Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn and Army of Darkness. Campbell has appeared in the films Darkman (1990), Congo (1995) and The Majestic (2001), Spider-Man (2002) and the sequel Spider Man 2 set to be released this summer.

Meryl Streep (1949): Actress who has received a record 13 Academy Award nominations. Streep took opera lessons as a child, but decided to focus on acting in college, studying at Vassar and the Yale School of Drama. Making her screen debut in the 1977 film Julia, Streep was nominated for an Academy Award only one year later for The Deer Hunter (1978). With her incredible talent and flair for the dramatic, Streep went on to give Oscar-winning performances in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Sophieís Choice (1982), and Oscar-nominated performances in such films as Silkwood (1983), Ironweed (1987), Postcards From the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music of the Heart (1999) and Adaptation (2003). The American Film Institute honored Streep with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

June 22nd, 2008, 13:55
Book Early or Book Late ?

Its a matter of what your heart says ... Its a lottery ...'cause you never know wether you're getting screewed or not with the price you're about to pay !!!

June 23rd, 2008, 11:47
Birthdates which occurred on June 23:

1763 Josāphine Martinique, empress of France
1846 George Sax inventor (the saxophone)
1848 Antoine Joseph Sax inventor (the saxophone)
1875 Carl Milles Uppsala Sweden, fountain sculptor (Wedding of Rivers)
1876 Irvin S Cobb Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest)
1887 John Finley Williamson Canton Ohio, conductor (Westminster Choir)
1894 Alfred Kinsey entomologist/sexologist (Kinsey Report)
1894 Duke of Windsor [King Edward VIII of England] (briefly in 1936)
19-- Chuck Billy rocker (Testament-Souls of Black)
19-- Jim Metzler Newburgh NY, actor (Best Times, North & South)
19-- Joseph Roman South Phila, actor (Sgt Brill-Quincy ME)
19-- Lela Ivey actress (Edge of Night)
19-- Lizzy Borden rocker (Red Rum, Norturios)
1902 Dr Howard T Engstrom Boston, a designer of Univac computer
1904 Dr Carleton Coon prof of anthropology (What in the World)
1910 Jean Anouilh France, dramatist (Thieves' Carnival)
1911 David Ogilvy advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
1912 Alan Turing mathematician pioneer in computer theory (Turing Machine)
1913 William P Rogers US secretary of state (1969-73)
1916 Irene Worth Nebraska, actress (Deathtrap, Nicolas & Alexandra)
1922 Francis Thorne Bay Shore NY, composer (Burlesque Overture)
1927 Bob Fosse Chicago Ill, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees)
1929 Dave King Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
1929 Henri Pousseur Malmādy Belgium, composer (Homo Habitis)
1929 June Carter Cash Maces Spring Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)
1930 Donn F Eisele Columbus Ohio, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7)
1933 Bert Convy game show host (Win, Lose or Draw)
1935 GyĒrgy K rp ti Hungary, water polo (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
1940 Adam Faith England, singer (Poor Me, What Do You Want?)
1940 Diana Trask Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
1940 Wilma Rudolph US, 100m/200m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1960)
1943 James Levine musical conductor (Tosca)
1946 Russ Thacker Wash DC, producer (Golden Seal)
1946 Ted Shackelford Okla City Okla, actor (Dallas, Knots Landing)
1950 Sally Geeson Sussex England, actress (Bless This House)
1953 Filbert Bayi Tanzania, 3,000m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
1962 Paul LaGreca Bronx NY, actor
1964 Joey Allen Ft Wayne Indiana, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
1964 Trent Bushey Haverhill Mass, actor (David Rampal-All My Children)
1967 Laurie Wood Orange Calif, playmate (March, 1989)

June 23rd, 2008, 11:48
Happy Days !!! Felicidades !!! :cap:

June 23rd, 2008, 11:49
On this day...the 23rd of June

1683 William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians
in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
1757 Robert Clive defeats Indians at Plassey, wins control of Bengal
1760 Battle of Landshut, Silesia
1775 1st regatta held on Thames, England
1784 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)
1810 John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)
1848 Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
1860 Congress establishes the Government Printing Office
1860 US Secret Service created
1865 At Fort Towson, Gen Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable army
1868 Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"
1903 M Wolf discovers asteroid #512 Taurinensis
1915 Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
1917 Molla Bjurstedt wins the US Lawn Tennis Assn title
Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he
throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
1918 Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0
1924 V Albitzkij discovers asteroid #1022 Olympiada
1925 Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
1927 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
1930 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
1931 Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world
1938 Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
1938 Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium
1939 France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (the Hatay) to Turkey
1944 4 tornadoes strike Appalachia, killing 153
1944 Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen
1947 Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress
1949 1st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School
1950 Yanks & Tigers hit record 11 HRs, Tigers win 10-9
1951 British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
1951 Most expensive US hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage & $14M property-Kansas)
1954 122Ý F (50Ý C), Overton, Nevada (state record)
1955 Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released
1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1957 S B Nicholson discovers asteroid #1647 Menelaus
1961 Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
1961 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
1963 Julius Boros wins golf's US Open
1963 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
1967 Jim Ryun sets mile record of 3 min, 51.1 sec (Bakersfield, CA)
1967 John Entwistle of the rock group Who weds Alison Wise
1967 LBJ & Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, NJ
1967 US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
1969 Joe Frazier beats Jerry Quarry for the heavyweight boxing title
1969 Warren E Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
1970 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
1970 Rocker Chubby Checker arrest for marijuana pocession
1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinatti Reds, 4-0
1972 Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
1972 Nixon & Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972 Pres Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1973 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
1974 Sandra Haynie wins the LPGA byh 2 strokes over JoAnne Carner
1975 Rocker Alice Cooper falls of stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1976 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens
1977 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4
1979 The Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
1979 The rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"
1981 33-inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
1981 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
1981 NYC mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
1982 -117Ý F; All time low at the South Pole
1982 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1985 Air India jet crashes near Ireland, 329 killed
1985 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985 Laffit Pncay Jr becomes the 2nd jockey to win $100 million
1986 Tip O'Neill refuses to let Reagan address House
1987 W Landgraf discovers asteroid #3683 Baumann
1988 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
1988 Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
1989 The movie "Batman" premiers
1990 A rally to save Alien Nation from cancellation held at Stat of Liberty
1990 TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of the year
1991 Tony Randall & Jack Klugman star in Bdwy performance of Odd Couple

June 23rd, 2008, 11:50
Denmark : Midsummer Eve
Finland, Latvia, Scandinavia : Midsummer Eve/St John's Eve
Luxembourg : Official birthday of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Newfoundland : Discovery Day (1497-John Cabot)

June 23rd, 2008, 11:50
Religious Observances

RC, Ang : Vigil (eve) of St John the Baptist
RC : Feast of St Audrey (St Ethelreda), virgin
RC : Commemoration of St Joseph Cafassio, Italian priest

June 23rd, 2008, 11:51
Religious History

1415 Bohemian reformer and martyr Jan Hus wrote in a letter: 'It is difficult to...esteem it all joy in various temptations. It is easy to talk about...but difficult to fulfill it.'
1683 English Quaker William Penn signed his famous treaty with the Indians of Pennsylvania. Voltaire once remarked that it was the only treaty never sworn to, and never broken.
1738 Birth of Samuel Medley, English Baptist clergyman and author of the hymn, 'O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth.'
1775 Anglican hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'True religion is not a science of the head so much as an inward and heartfelt perception.... Here the learned have no real advantage over the ignorant.'
1967 Paul VI issued the encyclical 'Sacerdotalis Caelibatus,' reaffirming the Catholic Church's requirement of celibacy with the priesthood.

June 23rd, 2008, 14:04
a good quarter to go out is Prenzlauer Berg, if you dont know that already.

June 23rd, 2008, 17:47
More people born on June 23

Selma Blair (1972): Actress who moved to New York after graduating high school in hopes of becoming a famous photographer. Realizing the talents she possessed on the opposite side of the lens, Blair studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory, and auditioned for the role of "Buffy" on the WB hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Although she didnít get the part, Blair went on to star in the feature films In and Out (1997), Girl (1998), No Laughing Matter (1998), Legally Blonde (2001) and The Sweetest Thing in 2002. Recently, she starred in Hellboy (2004).

Frances McDormand (1957): Actress who has starred in over 20 films, yet still can go unrecognized in public. McDormand knew she wanted to be an actress after having a starring role as Lady Macbeth in a high school play. She went on to study theatre at Bethany College and pursued her graduate studies at the Yale Drama School. McDormand had her first starring role on the big screen in the 1985 film Blood Simple. She went on to have a Tony Award winning run on Broadway playing Stella in "A Streetcar Named Desire," and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Mississippi Burning (1988). Priding herself on being a character actress as opposed to a movie star, McDormand chose parts in The Butcherís Wife (1991), Short Cuts (1993) and Primal Fear (1996). Since winning an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1996 for her work in Fargo, McDormand has appeared in Talk of Angels (1998), Wonder Boys (2000), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) and City by the Sea (2002). She recently appeared in Something's Gotta Give.

June Carter Cash (1929): Musician and actress who was most famous for her Grammy award winning performances both as a solo artist and as a duo with her husband, Johnny Cash. Coming from a musical family, Carter tried to find her own niche in the family act. By the age of 10, she was performing comedy skits and playing the autoharp. Throughout the 1940ís, Carter toured with her family as "Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters," building a loyal fan base and doing a lot of radio spots. Carter turned to acting when their star power began to wane, performing at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. In 1961, she joined the "Johnny Cash Show" as a singer/comedienne, fell in love and married Cash in 1968. In 1970, Cash and Carter won a Grammy for Best Vocal Performance for "If I Were a Carpenter," and Carter won another Grammy in 1999 for her solo album "Press On." Sadly, June passed in the spring of 2003 as a result of complications from a heart operation.

Bob Fosse (1927): Choreographer who was a legend in his own time, creating musical numbers that brought the Broadway stage and silver screen to life. Fosse studied ballet and tap as a child growing up in Chicago. His first production as a choreographer was the 1954 show, the "Pajama Game." Fosse went on to choreograph stage productions of "Bells Are Ringing," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," "New Girl in Town" and "Damn Yankees." Fosse expanded his talents to not only choreographing, but also directing the musicals "Pippin," "Chicago" and his longest running show, "Sweet Charity." In 1969, Fosse made the leap to film, directing Sweet Charity, Cabaret (1972) and All That Jazz (1979). Throughout his career, Fosse earned a Tony Award for "Pippin," an Oscar for Cabaret and an Emmy Award for the television special "Liza with a Z." Currently, Fosseís "Chicago" can be seen on Broadway. Fosse died in 1987.

Alan Turing (1912): Scientist who is now credited as being the "Founder of Computer Science." Attending Cambridgeís Kingís College in 1931, Turing went on to win the Smithís prize in 1936 for his work on probability theory. Breaking down the limitations set by mathematical theory, Turing imagined a machine that could interpret specific sets of instructions written in a standard form. Thus, the intellectual workings behind a computer program began. Turing realized that symbols not only could represent numbers, but instructions as well. Turing earned a Ph.D. in logic at Princeton University and went on to join the British governmentís Code and Cypher school in 1939 to crack the Enigma Code. In 1948, at Manchester University, Turing and Professor F.C. Williams developed the first successful prototype computer. Turing took his own life in 1954.

June 24th, 2008, 09:47
Birthdates which occurred on June 24:

1771 E I Du Pont France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)
1783 Johann Heinrich von ThĀnen economist/geographer/farmer
1797 John Hughes archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx
1813 Henry Ward Beecher Litchfield Ct, clergyman/orator (The Independent)
1839 Gustavus Franklin Swift founded Swift & Co
1842 Ambrose Bierce US, satirist (Devil's Dictionary)
1850 Horatio Herbert Kitchener England, original Order of Merit member
1895 Jack Dempsey heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) (Manassa Mauler)
19-- Jeff Cease rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
19-- Joe Colligan actor (Days of Our Life)
1901 Harry Partch Oakland Calif, composer (Oedipus)
1903 Phil Harris singer/actor (Anything Goes)
1909 Milton Katims NYC, conductor/violist (WOR-NYC)
1912 Norman Cousins editor (Saturday Review)
1915 Sir Fred Hoyle cosmologist, proposed steady-state universe theory
1916 John Ciardi poet/critic (translated Dante)
1919 Al Molinaro Kenosha Wisc, actor (Odd Couple, Happy Days)
1922 Roy Elihu Travis NYC, composer (Passion of Dedipus)
1922 Sibohan McKenna Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan)
1923 Jack Carter Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Amazing Dobermans, Octagon)
1930 Claude Chabrol Paris France, director (Les Cousins, Ophāila)
1932 David McTaggart cofounded Greenpeace
1935 Pete Hamill journalist (NY Post)
1935 Terry Riley Colfax Calif, composer (Spectra)
1938 Boris Lagutin USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1938 Walter Willison Monterrey Park Calif, actor (McDuff the Talking Dog)
1942 Michele Lee LA Calif, actress/singer (Karen-Knots Landing, Love Bug)
1942 Mick Fleetwood drummer (Fleetwood Mac) (or 1947)
1943 Georg Stanford Brown Havana Cuba, actor (Terry Webster-Rookies)
1944 Arthur Brown England, rocker (Fire)
1944 Bruce Johnston rocker (Beachboys-Surfin' Girl)
1944 Jeff Beck Surrey England, singer/songwriter (Jeff Beck Group)
1945 Betty Stove Netherlands, tennis player (US Doubles 1972)
1945 Colin Blunstone rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
1946 Ellison S Onizuka Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast (STS 51C, 51L-Chal disaster)
1947 Peter Weller actor (Robocop, 1st Born, Of Unknown Origin)
1950 Nancy Allen NYC, actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill)
1951 Ivar Formo Norway, 50K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 Joe Penny actor (Jake & the Fatman)
1957 Astro rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1958 Victor M Gerena NYC, security guard robbed $7 million (FBI wanted)
1959 Andy McClusky rocker (Orchestal Manoeveres in the Dark-Electricity)
1961 Curt Smith rocker (Tears for Fears-Shout)
1961 Natalya Shaposhnikova USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic-gold-1980)
1965 Danielle Spencer Bronx, actress (Dee Thomas-What's Happening)
1969 Melissa Gurney Calif, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
1970 Glenn Medeiros singer (Someday Love)

June 24th, 2008, 09:48
Hapy Days !!! Felicidades !!! :party:

June 24th, 2008, 09:49
On this day...a 24th of June

451 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1314 Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England
1322 Jews are expelled from France
1441 Eton College founded by Henry VI
1497 John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England
1509 Henry VIII crowned King of England
1535 Anabaptists Protestants conquerered & disbanded
1540 Henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
1647 Lord Baltimore's niece ejected requesting vote at Maryland Council
1662 Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day)
1778 David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia
1793 1st republican constitution in France adopted
1813 Battle of Beaver Dam-British & Indian forces defeat US forces
1817 1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast
1821 Battle of Carabobo; Bol°var defeats royalists outside of Caracas
1841 Fordham University (then St John's College), opens in the Bronx
1852 J R Hind discovers asteroid #18 Melpomene
1861 Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from US
1881 200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla Mexico
1882 NL expells umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
1884 John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention
1894 Decision to begin modern Olympics every 4 years
1897 Hail injures 26 in Topeka Kansas
1898 American troops, drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas Cuba
1901 Jewish National Fund starts
1908 A Kopff discovers asteroids #663 Gerlinde & #664 Judith
1908 Yanks replace Clark Griffith with Kid Elberfeld as manager who is
destined to have worse won-lost pct of any Yankee mgr 27-71 (.276)
1909 Best 72 holes of golf at US open (George Sargent-290)
1911 John McDermott becomes 1st American to win US open golf tournament
1914 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #789 Lena
1915 800 die as excursion steamer Eastland capsizes in Chicago
1920 Chuvash Autonomous Region formed in RSFSR
1922 AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
1930 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC
1932 Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
1936 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4
1939 Pan Am's 1st US to England flight
1940 France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II
1946 29.77 cm (11.72") of rainfall, Mellen, Wisc. (state 24-hr record)
1947 Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold
1948 Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey
1948 Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade, so Berlin Airlift begins
1949 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
1949 Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board
1950 M Itzigsohn discovers asteroid #1821 Aconcagua
1950 NY Giant Wes Westrum hits 3 HRs & a triple
1955 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)
1961 Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"
1962 Jack Reed's 22nd inn HR leads Yanks over Tigers 9-7
1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
1963 Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
1966 Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die
1966 Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I
1968 Canadian Sandra Post becomes 1st non-US & 1st rookie LPGA winner
1968 Deadline for redeeming silver certificate dollars for silver bullion
1968 Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3
1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Manda Ramos for world heavyweight boxing title
1968 Resurrection City closed
1970 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs
1970 Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1973 Marlene Raymond (15), limboes under a flaming bar at 6 1/8"
1975 113 killed in Eastern Boeing 727 crash at JFK
1975 Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113
1977 IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976
1980 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
1982 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
1982 Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
1983 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
1983 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
1984 Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265
1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 returns to Earth
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-F
1986 Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years
1986 US Senate approves "tax reform"
1988 Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves

June 24th, 2008, 09:50
Azores : Feriado Municipal Augra
Canada, PR : St John the Baptist/St Jean Baptiste Day/San Juan Day
Europe : Midsummer Day
Peru : Countryman's Day/Day of the Indian/Dia del Indio
Scotland : Bannockburn Day (1314)
Venezuala : Army Day/Carabobo Day (1821)
Začre : Constitution Day

June 24th, 2008, 09:50
Religious Observances:

Ang, RC, Luth, Cong : Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist

June 24th, 2008, 09:51
Religious History

1519 Birth of Theodore Beza, French-born Swiss theological reformer. Beza became the acknowledged leader of the Swiss Calvinists, following John Calvin's death in 1564.
1527 King Gustavus of Sweden assembled the Diet of Wester's, for the purpose of carrying through the Protestant Reformation in Sweden.
1803 Birth of George J. Webb, American church organist. He compiled several collections of sacred music during his lifetime, and also composed the melody to the hymn, 'Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.'
1917 Death of Orville J. Nave (born 1841), U.S. Armed Services chaplain and compiler of the popular 'Nave's Topical Bible.'
1941 The two-day Constitutional Assembly of the Nippon Kirisuto Kyodan opened, during which was formed the United Church of Christ in Japan.

June 24th, 2008, 19:43
sOME MORE FAMOUS People born on June 24

Sherry Stringfield (1967): Actress who is best known for her role as Dr. Susan Lewis on NBCís #1 drama, "ER." Stringfield studied acting at the State University of New York in Purchase, NY, at their drama conservatory. Graduating with a BFA in 1989, Stringfield headed to Hollywood to make her mark in the entertainment industry. Stringfield played Blake on "Guiding Light" for three years, and was soon cast as Laura Kelly on "NYPD Blue." In 1994, "ER" made its series premier and skyrocketed to the top of the ratings. Both in 1995 and 1996, the entire "ER" cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series. Stringfield has also starred in the films 54 (1998), Autumn in New York (2000) and Going Home (2000). Stringfield returned to her role of Dr. Susan Lewis in 2001.

Nancy Allen (1950): Actress who made her big screen debut opposite Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail (1973). At the age of 15, Allen began doing television commercials in an effort to break into the business. After her role in The Last Detail, Allen went on to star in films including Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Blow Out (1981), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Robocop (1987), Memories of Murder (1990) and Acting on Impulse in 1993. Allen could also be seen in Against the Law, Last Assassins and Out of Sight, all in 1998, and Kiss Toledo Goodbye in 1999.

Colin Blunstone (1945): Musician who was the lead singer for the Ď60s rock group the "Zombies." The Zombies recorded songs like "Sheís Not There" and "Tell Her No," that climbed to the top of the charts in both the UK and the US. When the group disbanded in the late Ď60s, Blunstone had a brief stint as an insurance salesman before returning to the recording studio as a solo artist. In 1971, Blunstone released the album, "One Year," and followed up his successful solo debut with the albums "Ennismore" (1972) and "Journey" (1974). Blunstone enjoyed success in England with the hit songs "How Could We Dare Be Wrong" and "Say You Donít Mind." Moving to Elton Johnís Rocket Label in late Ď70s, Blunstone went on to record the albums "Planes" (1976) and "Late Nights in Soho" (1979). Blunstone released "Light Inside" in 1998 later began recording a solo album.

Jeff Beck (1944): Guitar legend famed for his skilled work in rock, metal, jazz, fusion and pop. Beck grew up in England singing in the choir and excelling at playing both the piano and guitar by age eleven. Replacing Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds, Beck soon won over his audiences with his innovative guitar technique utilizing feedback and distortion. Beck left the band in 1966 and formed The Jeff Beck Group with rock gods Ron Wood and Rod Stewart. Beck's extraordinary talent led him to play with rock and blues greats of diverse styles, including Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Jon Bon Jovi. He went on to release many hits including the Grammy Award-winning "Escape", the Grammy-nominated "Who Else!" and his latest Grammy winner, "Dirty Mind" from his album "You had it coming."

Mick Fleetwood (1942): Musician who rose to fame as the drummer for the band "Fleetwood Mac." Fleetwood co-founded the band in 1967 with John McVie and Peter Green. Making their debut with a blues album in 1968, the band was a success in the U.K. Fleetwood Mac surfaced in the U.S. in 1969 with the release of "Then Play On" and "Kiln House." The band soon became as popular in the U.S. as they were in England with the hit albums "Bare Trees" in 1972 and "Mystery To Me" in 1973. In 1981, Fleetwood recorded a solo album entitled "The Visitor" and followed that up with his 1983 effort "Iím Not Me." In 1985, Fleetwood Mac reunited to create the hit album, "Tango in the Night," which spawned the smash hit "Little Lies." Fleetwood Mac released, "The Dance," in 1997, and "Say You Will" in April, 2003.

June 24th, 2008, 20:04
I will be in paris for 3 days next week, what are the places that I MUST see?

June 24th, 2008, 23:12
im going in the summer and am also looking for similar sort of places. Cracked Pleasures has already told me a bit ill post that pm when i can be assed

June 25th, 2008, 00:42
If you had gone one week earlier you could have seen Tokio Hotel live in Paris :)

Anyway, definitely the Montmartre. I could spend days there without getting bored. the place looks as idyllic as one of those beautiful dreamy old paintings...

A stonethrow from Montmartre there is an old basilique or cathedral (my christianity knowledge is not that good) , if the weather is good then the Eiffel Tower and surrounding park right after sundown are beautiful. And like Lucky Luciano proposed: visit the slums to also see the other (hidden) side of Paris ;)

June 25th, 2008, 00:44
I have lived in Berlin the last 7 months so I can tell you a lot about the city, both its sights, its liveliest places, housing issues, etc. So PM me and ask all you want to know (I may only answer by the weekend though coz I am off to Norway for 3 days first).

PS: are you coming to study here in Berlin, will you be working here, or ... ?

June 25th, 2008, 02:36
I am actually staying in Montmartre.

June 25th, 2008, 02:36
Is Eiffel Tower in Montmartre?

June 25th, 2008, 03:25
Montmartre is an artists district with many narrow streets, some very cosy old houses with restaurants and people dining on terraces while painters make paintings of the area and sell their artworks on the streets. Very close to the Montmartre is a beautiful old church.

Eiffel Tower is in a big park with an old palace (I believe an opera building or museum is inside there now but I am unsure as I never went inside the building)

June 25th, 2008, 11:08
Birthdates which occurred on June 25:
1852 Antonio Gaud° Spanish architect (Sagrada Familia, Barcelona)
1864 Walther Hermann Nernst Prussian physical chemist (Nobel 1920)
1865 Robert Henri US painter, leader of the Ashcan school
1886 Henry (Hap) Arnold commanding general, US Army Air Force in WW II
1887 George Abbott Forestville NY, producer (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
1893 Charlotte Greenwood Phila, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami)
1894 Hermann Oberth Germany, founded modern astronautics
19-- Gary Bayer North Hollywood Calif, actor (Ethan-Me & Mrs C)
19-- Lee Wilkof Canton Ohio, actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart)
1900 Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, royal relative
1903 Arthur Tracy street singer (Vincent Lopez Show)
1903 George Orwell England, satirist/author (Animal Farm, 1984)
1906 Roger Livesey actor (Drums, Life & Death of Col Blimp)
1907 J Hans D Jensen Germany, physicist (atomic nuclei-Nobel 1963)
1915 Peter Lind Hayes SF Calif, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show)
1924 Sidney Lumet Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)
1925 Clifton Chenier blues singer (Bayou Blues, Bon Ton Roulet)
1925 June Lockhart NYC, actr (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction)
1925 Robert Venturi US, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas)
1925 Ziggy Talent Manchester NH, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1933 Gary Crosby Calif, actor (Bill Dana Show, Adam 12, Chase)
1935 Eddie Floyd rocker (California Girl, Knock on Wood)
1935 Laurent Terzieff Paris, actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way)
1940 Thomas KĒhler German DR, luger (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1942 Patrick Michael Mitchell Ottawa, one of FBI's most wanted
1942 Willis Reed basketball hall-of-famer center (NY Knicks)
1945 Carly Simon NYC, singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain)
1946 Ian McDonald guitarist (King Crisom)
1948 Michael Lembeck Bkln, actor (Max-One Day at a Time)
1949 Brenda Sykes Shreveport La, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight)
1949 Jimmie Walker Bronx NY, comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease)
1949 Kene Holliday NYC, actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country)
1949 Phyllis George-Brown Denton Tx, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster
1950 Belinda Montgomery Winnipeg Manitoba, actress (Man From Atlantis)
1950 Tatyana Averina USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952 Tim Finn song writer (Puberty Blues)
1963 George Michael England, rocker (Wham-I Want Your Sex)
1963 Mike Myers Canada, comedian (SNL-Wayne's World)

June 25th, 2008, 11:08

June 25th, 2008, 11:09
On this day...
253 St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1178 5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on Moon
1630 Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
1638 A lunar eclipse becomes the 1st astronomical event recorded in US
1672 1st recorded monthly Quaker meeting in US held, Sandwich, Mass
1749 General fast because of drought in MA
1788 Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution
1798 US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
1835 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF)
1862 Day 1 of the 7 Days begins with fighting at Oak Grove
1864 Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines
1868 FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US
1870 The opera "Die WalkĀre" is produced (Munich)
1876 Custer & 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux & Cheyenne at Little Big Horn
1888 Republican Convention, in Chicago, nominates Benjamin Harrison
1903 Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
1919 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
1921 Jack Hutchinson becomes 1st American to win golf's British Open
1924 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1023 Thomana
1928 NY Giant Fred Lindstrom ties record of 9 hits in a doubleheader
1929 Pres Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1934 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
1935 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium
1937 Cub Augie Galan becomes 1st player to switch hit HRs in a game
1938 Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 40 per hour
1941 FDR issues Executive Order 8802 forbidding discrimination
1942 British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II)
1948 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 to reatain championship
1950 Israeli airline El Al begins service
1950 Korean conflict begins; N Korea invades S Korea
1951 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
1953 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
1953 86Ý F in Anchorage Alaska
1956 51 die in collision of "Andrea Doria" & "Stockholm" (Cape Cod)
1961 Balt & Calif use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
1961 Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
1961 Yankee's Roger Maris hits his 40th of 61 HRs
1962 Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional
1962 Yankee Jack Reed's 22nd inning HR wins a 7 hour game
1966 Beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1966 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
1967 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special
1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
1969 Longest tennis match in Wimbeldon history, Pancho Gonzalez beats
Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
1972 Berenice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
1973 John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
1973 Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
1975 Mozambique gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1977 LBJ denies report he had a cancer during his presidency
1977 Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightening for 7th time!
1978 Argentina beats Holland 3-1 in soccer's 11th World Cup at Buenos Aires
1979 E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2343 Siding Spring,
#2392 Jonathan Murray, #2441 Hibbs, #2618 Coonabarabran,
#2619 Skalnate Pleso, #2628 Kopal, #2682 Soromundi,
#2704 Julian Loewe, #3129 Bonestell, #3205 & #3756
1981 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
1982 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
1982 Sec of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz
1982 SF holds its 1st County Fair
1983 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
1984 STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem
1985 Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK explodes (21 die)
1987 Pope John Paul II receives Austrian Pres Kurt Waldheim
1989 1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC)
1990 120Ý F in Phoenix Arizona
1990 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leep" for 5 straight days
1991 Slovenia & Croatia declare independence from Yugoslavia

June 25th, 2008, 11:10
Gibraltar : Spring Bank Holiday
Mozambique : Independence Day (1975)
Virginia : Ratification Day (1788)

June 25th, 2008, 11:10
Religious Observances
Christian : Feast of St Prosper
RC : Commemoration of St William, abbot
Luth : Commemoration of the Augsburg Confession
Luth : Commemoration of Philipp Melanchthon, renewer of the Church

June 25th, 2008, 11:11
Religious History :

1115 St. Bernard founded a monastery in Clairvaux, France. It afterward became a strategic center for the Cistercians, a religious order that flourished up until the Reformation.
1580 The German 'Book of Concord' was published, containing all the official confessions of the Lutheran Church. (English translations of the entire work were not available before 1851.)
1744 The first Methodist conference convened, in London. This new society within Anglicanism imposed strict disciplines upon its members, formally separating from the Established Church in 1795.
1865 English pioneer missionary J. Hudson Taylor founded the China Inland Mission. Its headquarters moved to the US in 1901, and in 1965 its name became Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) International.
1957 During a convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the United Church of Christ (UCC) was formed by a merger of the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

June 25th, 2008, 17:37

Many more people born on June 25 . . . .

George Michael (1963): Musician who went from teenybopper pin up, to Grammy Award-winning superstar. In 1984, Michael's group, Wham!, rose to the top of the charts with such hits as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Everything She Wants." Leaving Wham! in 1986, Michael recorded a Grammy Award-winning duet with Aretha Franklin called "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me." In 1987, Michael wrote, produced and sang all the music on his "Faith" album, which spawned the smash singles "Father Figure" and "One More Try." Michael won the Album of the Year Grammy for "Faith" and released "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1" in 1990. In 1999, Michael released an album of cover tunes titled "Songs From the Last Century." Additionally, he released a new album titled "Patience" this past March which has already gone double platinum.

Jimmie 'JJ' Walker (1949): Actor who began his career as a part-time engineer for the radio station WRBR. In 1967, he toured with "The Last Poets" as their opening comedy act, and got his big break in 1972 when he was a guest on the "Jack Paar Show." Walkerís guest spot led to a starring role on the sitcom, "Good Times," where Walker became synonymous with the catch phrase, "Dyn-o-mite!" across the globe. "Good Times" had a successful 6-year run, and Walker was soon offered a spot on Aaron Spellingís short-lived shows "B.A.D. Cats" and "At Ease" in 1983. Currently, Walker tours the country doing his stand-up comedy act and frequently appears on late night T.V.

Carly Simon (1945): Singer and songwriter who made her solo debut in 1970 with the top 10 album, "The Way I Always Heard It Should Be." In 1971, Simon won the Best New Artist Grammy and released "Anticipation." A steady stream of hits soon followed with such successful singles as "Youíre So Vain" (1972), "Havenít Got Time For the Pain" (1974), the James Bond theme "Nobody Does it Better" (1977) and "You Belong to Me," also in 1977. In the Ď80s, Simon wrote "Coming Around Again" for the 1987 film Heartburn, and "Let the River Run" for 1989ís Working Girl. "Let the River Run" earned Simon an Oscar for Best Original Song. In 1993, an opera that Simon had written for children, "Romulus Hunt," debuted at the Metropolitan Opera and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Simon recently released her latest cd The Bedroom Tapes.

June Lockhart (1925): Actress who made her film debut at age 12 in the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol. Probably most remembered for her roles as a nurturing mother on both "Lassie" and "Lost in Space," Lockhartís characters always made the best of every situation. After her sitcom success, Lockhart went on to star in the films The Gift of Love (1978), Deadly Games (1980), Troll (1986) and Perfect People in 1988. Lockhart has appeared on the television shows "General Hospital," "Roseanne" and "Step By Step," and starred in the 1994 romantic drama Sleep With Me.

George Orwell (1903): British author whose most famous work was the critically acclaimed Animal Farm. Orwell possessed a great talent for political satire and produced many reputable essays on the subject, the most famous being, "Politics and the English Language," published in 1950. Orwell wrote his first novel in 1933 entitled Down and Out in Paris and London, and went on to release A Clergymanís Daughter (1935), Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936) and Coming Up For Air in 1939. During World War II, Orwell wrote a weekly political commentary speaking out against German propaganda, and the subsequent release of the fable, Animal Farm, would reflect his profound distrust of autocratic government. Orwell released his last great novel, 1984, a year before his passing in 1950.

June 25th, 2008, 21:36
cp, how expensice are the taxis in paris? How much would it cost from CDG airport to Montmartre?

And do you recommend using the subway system?

June 25th, 2008, 22:26
As far as i know, the subway system in Paris is very useful. About things to visit in Paris, it really depends on your preferences. There are a lot of things to see in Paris.
If you like museums there are of course the Louvre (take all the day to visit it), le musťe d'Orsay (for the impressionist painters). One thing that i would like to see is the famous cimetery, "Le PŤre lachaise".
There are famous things like "les bateaux mouches", (the boats on the Seine), la Tour Eiffel, Montmartre et le Sacrť coeur, le musťe Grevin.

I think that in the category of "must see", there would be: the Eiffel tower, Montmartre, the Louvre, Les Champs ťlysťes.:)

About the taxis, i'm not a specialist but apparentely the taxis are very expensive in Paris. Maybe you should try to take the "navettes", from the airport:

June 25th, 2008, 22:48
Barcelona is a bit overrated I guess. it made me crazy that it's next to impossible to acquire water for NORMAL prices, nor getting water with gas.
the beach is a bit dirty though, I prefer the ones of Côte d'Azur in this point. On the other hand the beach is very near the city.

June 25th, 2008, 22:57
Buy a water bottle and fill it up at the hotel/hostel you're staying at ;).

June 25th, 2008, 23:05
DUH!! the tapwater isn't exactly what I'd call tasty, good water.
on the other hand it seems I got too high standards about water quality since I have the best at home!

June 25th, 2008, 23:14
The tap-water I drank seemed perfectly fine tasting... never known a drinking water snob, until today :pp.

Interesting that you find Barcelona overrated. I found it to be a wonderfully vibrant, cosmopolitan city. It has so much to offer. The beach was pretty good IMO. Take a walk along the seafront late evening/at night, if you havent already done so. It's really nice! Perhaps you could try the sea water while you're there but I heard it's a little salty...

June 25th, 2008, 23:26
The tap-water I drank seemed perfectly fine tasting... never known a drinking water snob, until today :pp.

Interesting that you find Barcelona overrated. I found it to be a wonderfully vibrant, cosmopolitan city. It has so much to offer. The beach was pretty good IMO. Take a walk along the seafront late evening/at night, if you havent already done so. It's really nice! Perhaps you could try the sea water while you're there but I heard it's a little salty...
Bah! What standards to expect from someone who drank tap water in England, Paris....

if you come to Vienna, you should definitely drink the water there :proud:

I'd have tried the sea water, if I hadn't seen this in the sea! :stuckup: :undecide:

June 25th, 2008, 23:33
I did go to Vienna (same trip). I must admit the water from the tap in my hostel room was good :D. Pretty cool city too.

June 25th, 2008, 23:44
I have never used the taxi, but I used the subway often and it is great. Paris has a very good subway network that takes you to all nice places in the city with ease. Why would you pay a taxi when you have a very good public transport network? I just buy a day or weekend card when I visit Paris and can take the subway as often as needed for a very decent price :thumbsup: No need for a taxi!

June 25th, 2008, 23:50
I have never used the taxi, but I used the subway often and it is great. Paris has a very good subway network that takes you to all nice places in the city with ease. Why would you pay a taxi when you have a very good public transport network? I just buy a day or weekend card when I visit Paris and can take the subway as often as needed for a very decent price :thumbsup: No need for a taxi!

This advice goes for every major European city - using the metro system is always better than taxi. Taxis are not only more expensive but they'll also often try to rip you off in many places. The Metro ranges from being very cheap to... free :lala:.

June 25th, 2008, 23:53
I am off to Oslo for a few days :) Most people will probably know Norway is one my big obsessions and it is always a pleasure to return there.

I was there 1,5 year ago as well in the same city so know it a bit already, but some questions remained unanswered, maybe here someone knows...

1) where can I watch Russia-Spain on big screen toromorrow? I know a good pub but it is full of Valerenga fans and as a Rosenborg fan I would not really feel very comfortable there (there is a very fierce rivalry between VIF and RBK) plus I'd prefer big screens rather than a tiny TV in a pub.
2) is there any good pub playing gothic or new-wave music? Last visit I could only find a metal bar which is OK but not really the same as real gothness. If no gothic bar would exist, is there a recommendable indie rock bar (stuff like Muse, Placebo, A Perfect Circle, Manic Street Preachers, ...)
3) where do the prettiest girls usually hang around and which chat up lines in Norwegian are usually considered a recipe for succes? :lick:
4) is there any affordable hotel near the royal palace? I spend the first night at a friend's place normally but need to have an alternative as she was not 100% sure she'd be at home herself.

I will be probably on the forum a bit less frequently coming days, but I'll send you all a virtual postcard from Oslo :)

June 26th, 2008, 11:23
Birthdates which occurred on June 26:
1702 Dr Philip Doddridge England, nonconformist clergyman
1730 Charles Messier cataloguer of "M objects"
1742 Arthur Middleton signer Declaration of Independence
1763 George Morland England, artist of rural landscapes
1819 Abner Doubleday credited with inventing American baseball
1824 William Thomson Lord Kelvin, engineer/mathematician/physicist
1854 Sir Robert Laird Borden (C), 8th Canadian PM (1911-20)
1865 Bernard Berenson art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance)
1887 Anthony G de Rothschild Britain, philanthropist
1892 Hubert Julian (Jay) Stowitts the first American star in the Russian ballet, and Anna Pavlova's only American partner
1892 Pearl S Buck China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
1893 Big Bill Broonzy Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
1894 Bill Wirges Buffalo NY, orch leader (Growing Paynes)
19-- Travis Fine actor (Ike McSwain-The Young Riders)
1901 Stuart Symington (Sen-D-Mo)
1902 Antonia Brico Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
1903 Floyd "Babe" Herman Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average)
1904 Peter Lorre actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)
1909 Col Tom Parker Elvis Presley's manager
1911 Edward Levi professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning)
1913 Maurice Wilkes inventor (stored program concept for computers)
1914 Richard Maltby orch leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1914 Wolfgang Windgassen Annemasse Germany, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
1916 Alex Dreier Honolulu Hawaii, newscaster (Whats it all about World?)
1922 Eleanor Parker Ohio, actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker)
1922 Frances Rafferty Sioux City Iowa, actress (December Bride)
1925 Pavel Belyayev USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod 2)
1928 Jacob Druckman Philadelphia, composer (Animus I Auerole)
1933 Claudio Abbado Milan Italy, conductor (London Symph-1982)
1933 Noriyuki "Pat" Morita Calif, actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid)
1933 Pat Morita Calif, actor (Arnold-Happy Days, Karate Kid)
1934 John V Tunney (Rep/Sen-D-Calif)
1939 Charles Robb (Sen-D-Va)/husband of Lynda Bird Johnson
1940 Billy Davis Jr St Louis Mo, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell)
1942 Larry Taylor rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again)
1943 Georgie Fame rocker (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde)
1946 Clive Francis London England, actor (Masada)
1951 Pamela Bellwood NYC, actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty)
1954 Robert Davi actor (Raw Deal)
1955 Mick Jones rocker (Big Audio Dynamite-Tighten Up)
1960 Barbara Edwards Albuqueque NM, playmate of the year (Sept, 1983)
1963 Devin Reneā De Vasquez Baton Rouge La, playmate (June, 1985)
1964 Zeng Jinlian Hunan China, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1")

June 26th, 2008, 11:24
:musik:Happy Days !! Felicidades !!!!!:musik:

June 26th, 2008, 11:25
On this day...

684 St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1483 Richard III usurps English throne
1797 Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can't sell it to
farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!
1848 1st pure food law enacted in US
1862 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulse Confederacy in Virginia
1862 Day 2 of the 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville
1870 1st section of Atlantic City (NJ) Boardwalk opens
1900 Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
1902 England establishes Order of Merit
1902 M Wolf & L Carnera discovers asteroid #488 Kreusa
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of the 3 Garidebs" (BG)
1911 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game)
1917 1st American Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I
1919 1st issue of NY Daily News published
1924 After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave the Domincan Republic
1934 FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act establishing credit unions
1934 W E B Du Bois resigns position at NAACP
1936 L Boyer discovers asteroid #2021 Poincare
1940 End of USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6/27
1941 Finland enters WW II against Russia
1945 UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF
1948 US denounces Soviet blockade of Berlin
1949 Walter Baade discovers asteroid Icarus inside orbit of Mercury
1957 Hurricane Audrey strikes Louisiana claiming 500 lives
1958 Mackinac Straits Bridge, Michigan dedicated
1958 Vanguard SLV-2 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1959 Ingemar Johansson of Sweden defeats Floyd Patterson as boxing champ
1959 Queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open the St Lawrence Seaway
1960 British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1960 Madagascar gains independence from France (National Day)
1962 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
1963 Kennedy visits W Berlin "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner)
1964 Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night" album
1968 Iwo Jima & Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US
1970 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
1974 Liz Taylor's 5th divorce (Richard Burton)
1975 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency
1977 42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn
1978 Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
1978 First dedicated oceanographic satellite, SEASAT 1, launched
1982 A Gilmore & P Kilmartin discovers asteroid #3521
1982 Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
1982 US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal
from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
1983 "Loving" premiers on TV
1984 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4s
1984 Barbra Striesand records "Here We Are at Last"
1987 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn
1989 Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson marry for the 2nd time
1990 122Ý F in Phoenix Arizona

June 26th, 2008, 11:26
Malagasy Republic & British Somaliland : Independence Day (1960)

June 26th, 2008, 11:27
Religious Observances
RC : Feast of SS John & Paul, martyrs in Rome

June 26th, 2008, 11:27
Religious History
1097 The armies of the First Crusade (1096-99) occupied the ancient Byzantine city of Nicea.
1702 Birth of Philip Doddridge, an English Nonconformist clergyman. Doddridge authored 370 hymn- texts, of which 'O Happy Day That Fixed My Choice' is still sung today.
1839 Scottish clergyman and missionary Robert Murray McCheyne wrote in a letter: 'Joy is increased by spreading it to others.'
1892 Birth of Pearl S. Buck, American Presbyterian missionary to China and author of the 1931 best-seller, 'The Good Earth.'
1955 The first Southern Baptist congregation was formally organized in Las Vegas, with 33 charter members. It was the second Southern Baptist church established in Nevada.

June 26th, 2008, 17:17
I will be in paris for 3 days next week, what are the places that I MUST see?
Do you like to walk? Let's assume you do and the weather's fine...

Once you've checked in at whatever place you'll be staying, get off the metro at St-Michel (line 4, the purple one) and take a walk from there either to 1)* the Eiffel Tower or 2)** the Arc de Triomphe/Champs-Elysťes.

Opposite to you when you exit the St-Michel metro will be the Notre-Dame cathedral. Once you're done taking pictures, decide for either one of the 2 destinations I suggested. If you fancy the Champs-Elysťes, go to the north bank of the Seine river, take south for the Eiffel tower. Walk on by westwards for 3 to 4 hours and you've arrived. Meanwhile, you'll have seen plenty of Paris highlights (*/ Assemblťe Nationale, Invalides... **/ Louvre, Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries)

Don't forget to get atop of the Eiffel Tower, the view is mesmerizing.

Opposite of the Eiffel tower is the Trocadero square, a great place to be lazy. That's if your feet are killing you after all this walk.

June 26th, 2008, 17:40
mORE fAMOUS people born on June 26

Derek Jeter (1974): Shortstop for the New York Yankees who was named the 1996 Rookie of the Year. Jeter was selected to play for the Yankees in the first round of the 1992 free agent draft, and helped lead the Yankees to win the World Series in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. In an effort to give back to the community, Jeter founded the "Turn 2 Foundation" in 1996, which supports activities and programs that help prevent teenage drug abuse.

Chris O'Donnell (1970): Actor who had his first starring role in a McDonaldís commercial serving Michael Jordan. Making his big screen debut at the age of 17 with a leading role in Men Donít Leave, OíDonnell became the darling of the critics and a sought after actor in Hollywood. Best known for his role playing opposite Al Pacino in Scent of A Woman (1992), his list of impressive credits includes The Three Musketeers (1993), Batman Forever (1995), Circle of Friends (1995), The Chamber (1996), The Bachelor (1999), Vertical Limit (2000) and 29 Palms in 2002.

Patti Smyth (1957): Musician who enjoyed success as the lead singer of the group, "Scandal," in the early Ď80s. Smythís biggest hit with the band was the 1984 single "The Warrior." Smyth went solo in 1987, but did not hit it big until her duet with Don Henley in 1994, "Sometimes Love Just Ainít Enough." The song peaked at number 2, and Smyth then co-wrote the Grammy nominated, "Look What Love Has Done," for the film Junior. Recently, Smyth wrote the theme to the 1998 blockbuster Armageddon, and released a greatest hits album, containing some new material, titled "Carnival Lights."

Chris Isaak (1956): Musician who toyed with the idea of being a professional boxer before deciding on a career in music. While Isaac landed a record deal with Warner Brothers in the early Ď80s, his first two releases, "Silverstone" (1985) and "Chris Isaak," did not go over well with mainstream music fans. In the late Ď80s, Isaac made a departure from the music business to star in Married to the Mob (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs. With the release of the single, "Wicked Game," in 1990, Isaak finally made his way into the Billboard Top 10. The album, "Heart Shaped World," that spawned the hit, "Wicked Game," was also a top 10 success. Isaak's latest album "Always Got Tonight" was released in February of 2002.

Pearl S. Buck (1892): Author who grew up in China as the child of American missionaries. A witness of the violence of the "Nanking Incident" in 1927, Buck became very sensitive to the suffering that existed in communist China. Buck first began to write stories for magazines in the 1920s that appeared in the "Nation," "The Chinese Recorder" and "Atlantic Monthly." Her first novel, East Wind, West Wind was published in 1930, and her most famous work, The Good Earth, was published in 1931. The Good Earth was a Pulitzer Prize winning novel that was adapted for the silver screen in 1937. Buck had the prestigious honor of being named the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She passed away in 1973.

June 26th, 2008, 18:25
I LOVE to walk in the city.

Thanks for all the help to everyone.

I only need to use the taxi to get from the airport to the hotel.

June 27th, 2008, 11:16
Birthdates which occurred on June 27:
1462 Louis XII (the Just) king of France (1498-1515)
1550 Charles IX king of France (1560-74)
1682 Charles XII king of Sweden (1697-1718)
1838 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Bengali novelist (Anandamath)
1846 Charles Stewart Parnell Ireland, nationalist
1850 Ivan Vazov Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
1850 Lafcadio Hearn US, journalist/author (Chita)
1862 May Irwin US comedienne/singer (A Hot Time in the Old Town)
1869 Emma Goldman anarchist/publisher (Mother Earth)
1872 Paul Laurence Dunbar Dayton Oh, short story writer (Majors & Minors)
1880 Helen Keller blind-deaf author/lecturer had more sense than many
19-- Robert Newman actor (Guiding Light)
1900 Otto E Passman (Rep-D-La, 1947-77)
1907 John McIntire Spokane Ws, actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian)
1907 Valerie Cossart London, actress (The Hartmans)
1912 Audrey Christie Chic Ill, actress (Dorothy-Fair Exchange)
1913 Willie Mosconi world champion pool player (1941-57)
1914 Giorgio Almirante Italy, fascist (member of parliament (1948-87))
1918 Adolph Kiefer US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936)
1920 I.A.L. Diamond screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-The Apartment)
1922 George Walker Washington DC, composer (In Praise of Lillies)
1923 Paul F Conrad Cedar Rapids Iowa, cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84)
1927 Bob Keeshan aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning Captain)
1927 Robert Casey Rochester NY, actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show)
1930 H Ross Periot Texas billionaire (tries to take over corps)
1930 Tamio Kono US, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1952)
1933 Gary Crosby son of Bing, actor (Which Way to the Front)
1934 Anna Moffo Wayne Penn, soprano (or 1932)
1937 Joseph P Allen IV Crawfordsville Ind, PhD/astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A)
1938 Bruce E Babbitt (Gov-D-AL)
1942 Bruce Johnston rocker (Beachboys-In My Room)
1944 Patrick Sercu Belgium, 1K time trial (Olympic-gold-1964)
1945 Norma Kamali NYC, dress designer (Costumes for the Wiz)
1950 Benjamin Peterson US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1950 Julia Duffy Minneapolis Mn, actress (Stephanie-Newhart, Baby Talk)
1951 Sidney M Gutierrez Albuquerque NM, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 40)
1951 Ulf Andersson Sweden, International Chess Grandmaster (1972)
1955 Isabelle Adjani Paris, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar)
197- Robby Rosa singer (Menudo)/actor (Salsa)

June 27th, 2008, 11:17
Felicidades !!! Happy Days !!!! :party:

June 27th, 2008, 11:19
On this day...a 27th of June:

678 St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1693 1st woman's magazine "The Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
1743 English defeat French at Dettingen
1806 Buenos Aires captured by British
1833 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy
for black females at Canterbury Conn
1847 NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires
1857 H Goldschmidt discovers asteroid #45 Eugenia
1862 Day 3 of the 7 Days-Battle of Gaines' Mill
1864 Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
1867 Bank of Calif opens doors
1876 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics)
1884 J Palisa discovers asteroid #237 Coelestina
1914 US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
1915 100Ý F (38Ý C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
1917 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
1922 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
1929 1st color TV demo (NYC)
1930 P Parchomenko discovers asteroid #1166 Sakuntala
1934 Federal Savings & Loan Association created
1939 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
1939 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
1940 USSR returns to the Gregorian calendar
1942 FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
1944 Cherbourg, France captured by Allies
1949 W Baade discovers asteroid #1566 Icarus
1950 Pres Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
1950 UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea
1950 US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
1951 M Itzigsohn discovers asteroid #1588 Descamisada
1954 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
1954 CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
1955 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1956 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
1957 390 die by Hurricane Audrey in coastal La & Tx
1958 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
1960 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
1960 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
1963 Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"
1963 Pres Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
1963 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder
Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
1966 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premiers
1966 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2
1967 Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)
1969 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
1969 Police raid the Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about
400 to 1,000 patrons riot against the police, it lasts 3 days
1971 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2121 Sevastopol
1973 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
1977 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
1977 Djibouti gains independence from France (National Day)
1978 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
1978 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
1978 US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
1980 Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits SF Giants 8-0
1982 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 launched
1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist-ú960,200-MirĘ
1983 Maxie Anderson & Don Ida die during a balloon race
1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
1983 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1984 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
1985 1st hotel strike in NY
1986 Anne White shocks Wimbeldon by wearing only a body stocking
1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
1986 Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
1986 US informs New Zealand it will not defend it against attack
1986 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
1987 Supreme Court Justice Powell retires
1988 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
1990 Josā Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
1990 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help
their earthquake victims

June 27th, 2008, 11:19
On this day...a 27th of June:

678 St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1693 1st woman's magazine "The Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
1743 English defeat French at Dettingen
1806 Buenos Aires captured by British
1833 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy
for black females at Canterbury Conn
1847 NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires
1857 H Goldschmidt discovers asteroid #45 Eugenia
1862 Day 3 of the 7 Days-Battle of Gaines' Mill
1864 Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
1867 Bank of Calif opens doors
1876 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics)
1884 J Palisa discovers asteroid #237 Coelestina
1914 US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
1915 100Ý F (38Ý C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
1917 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
1922 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
1929 1st color TV demo (NYC)
1930 P Parchomenko discovers asteroid #1166 Sakuntala
1934 Federal Savings & Loan Association created
1939 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
1939 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
1940 USSR returns to the Gregorian calendar
1942 FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
1944 Cherbourg, France captured by Allies
1949 W Baade discovers asteroid #1566 Icarus
1950 Pres Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
1950 UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea
1950 US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
1951 M Itzigsohn discovers asteroid #1588 Descamisada
1954 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
1954 CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
1955 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1956 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
1957 390 die by Hurricane Audrey in coastal La & Tx
1958 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
1960 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
1960 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
1963 Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"
1963 Pres Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
1963 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder
Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
1966 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premiers
1966 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2
1967 Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)
1969 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
1969 Police raid the Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about
400 to 1,000 patrons riot against the police, it lasts 3 days
1971 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2121 Sevastopol
1973 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
1977 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
1977 Djibouti gains independence from France (National Day)
1978 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
1978 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
1978 US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
1980 Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits SF Giants 8-0
1982 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 launched
1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist-ú960,200-MirĘ
1983 Maxie Anderson & Don Ida die during a balloon race
1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
1983 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1984 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
1985 1st hotel strike in NY
1986 Anne White shocks Wimbeldon by wearing only a body stocking
1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
1986 Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
1986 US informs New Zealand it will not defend it against attack
1986 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
1987 Supreme Court Justice Powell retires
1988 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
1990 Josā Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
1990 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help
their earthquake victims

June 27th, 2008, 11:20
June 27th WW Holidays !!!

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Iowa : Independence Sunday (1776) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Newfoundland : Discovery Day (1497-John Cabot) - - - - - ( Monday )

June 27th, 2008, 11:20
Religious Observances
Christian : Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
RC : Memorial of Cyril of Alexandria, bishop & doctor (opt)
Christian : Commem of St Ladislas I (St Lazlo), king of Hungary

June 27th, 2008, 11:20
Religious History .

1299 In his encyclical 'Scimus fili,' Pope Boniface VIII claimed that Scotland owed allegiance to the Catholic Church.
1739 English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'Christ's servants have always been the world's fools.'
1760 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'Every one, though born of God in an instant, yet undoubtedly grows by slow degrees.'
1844 Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons, and his brother Hyrum were lynched by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, resulting in part from the community's moral outrage at Smith's recent authorization of polygamous Mormon marriages.
1961 In England, Arthur Michael Ramsey was enthroned as the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, the principal see of the Established Church of England.

June 27th, 2008, 21:34
People born on June 27

Lorrie Morgan (1959): Musician who has four platinum albums and three gold albums to her credit. Morgan began to work at Opryland USA when she was 18 years old, and joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1985. In 1989, Morgan released her first album, "Leave the Light On," and went straight to the top of the country music charts. Winning a Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1990, Morgan was only beginning her musical success. Since then, she has released "Something in Red" (1991), "Watch Me" (1992), "Greater Need" (1996), "Shakiní Things Up" (1997), "Secret Love" (1998), "My Heart" (1999), "To Get To You" (2000), "I Finally Found Someone" (2001) and "The Color of Roses" in 2002.

Julia Duffy (1951): Actress who is probably best known for her role on the hit television series "Newhart." Duffyís big break came when she landed a part on the soap opera, "The Doctors," right after graduating from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Duffy played Stephanie Vanerkellen on "Newhart," for seven seasons (1983-90), and was nominated for an Emmy each year. Since starring on "Newhart," Duffy has appeared on "Designing Women" (1991-92), "The Mommies" (1993), "Grace Under Fire" and "Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage." Recently Julia added the movies Dumb and Dumberer:When Harry Met Lloyd and Intolerable Cruelty to her long line of credits.

H. Ross Perot (1930): Charismatic presidential candidate who came to the political forefront in 1992, running against President George Bush and Bill Clinton. Perot grew up in Texas and entered the United States Naval Academy in 1949. Upon graduating in 1953, Perot served at sea for four years. After leaving the Navy, Perot started working for IBM and, with the help of his wife Margot, started his own company called "Electronic Data Systems." In 1969, Perot was asked by the U.S. government to determine what could be done to improve the treatment of our Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia. When the prisoners were released in 1972, Perot received the Medal for Distinguished Public Service for his efforts. Currently, Perot is running his new computer company "Perot Systems."

Bob 'Captain Kangaroo' Keeshan (1927): Actor who was the creator and star of the popular childrenís program "Captain Kangaroo." Before developing the TV show "Captain Kangaroo," Keeshan created "Clarabell the Clown" for "Howdy Doody," appeared on the CBS news program "Up to the Minute" and wrote and starred on the radio show "The Subject is Young People." In 1979, Keeshan was honored by the International Radio and Television Society with the Broadcaster of the Year Award. For his work on "Captain Kangaroo," Keeshan earned the National Education Award for the Advancement of Learning Through Television in 1982 and in 1990 was inducted into the Clown Hall of Fame. Keeshan passed away in January, 2004.

Helen Keller (1880): Author who was stricken with an illness at 19 months old that left her both deaf and blind. Keller became frustrated with the fact that she could not communicate with others, and was known to go around touching peopleís lips, wishing she could talk to them. Then, shortly before her seventh birthday, a tutor named Anne Sullivan entered her life. Sullivan taught Keller the manual alphabet. Placing her hand in the palm of Kellerís, Sullivan was able to teach Helen to spell out words to express her thoughts and feelings. Keller was finally able to break out from her silence and communicate with the world. Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904 and wrote the inspirational bestseller, The Story of My Life. She passed away in 1968.

June 28th, 2008, 12:17
Birthdates which occurred on June 28:
1490 Albert Margrave of Brandenburg, cardinal (attacked by Luther)
1491 Henry VIII of England (1509-47), Don't lose your head over him
1577 Peter Paul Rubens Siegen, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision)
1712 Jean Jacques Rousseau France, social contractor (Confessions)
1787 Sir Henry G W Smith leader of British-Indian forces
1824 Paul Broca France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
1831 Joseph Joachim Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
1867 Luigi Pirandello Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
1873 Alexis Carrel France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)
1894 Lois Wilson Pitts Pa, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family)
19-- Don Dubbins Brooklyn, actor (Enchanted Island, The Fix)
19-- Maxine Stuart Deal NJ, actress (Executive Suite, Doctors' Hospital)
19-- Terry Ilous rocker (XYZ-Inside Out, Nice Day to Die)
1902 Pierre Brunet France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
1902 Richard Rodgers Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
1903 Alan Bunce Westfield NJ, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert)
1906 Maria Goeppert Mayer US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
1909 Eric Ambler suspense author (Epitaph for a Spy)
1926 Mel Brooks comedian/actor/director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs)
1942 Sjoukje Dijkstra Holland, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
1945 David Knights bassist (Pocol Harum)
1946 Bruce Davison actor (Willard, High Risk)
1946 Gilda Radner Detroit, comedienne (SNL-Baba Wawa)
1946 John "Mike" Lounge Denver Colo, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35)
1947 Patrick Kincaid who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
1949 Don Baylor Texas, baseball player (1979 AL RBI leader)
1954 Ava Barber Knoxville Tn, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
1955 Nikolai Simyatov USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
1958 Sergei Shakrai USSR, champion figure skater
1960 John Elway NFL QB (Denver Broncos)
1961 Jay Schroeder NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders)
1961 Jeff Malone NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
1963 Andy Cousin rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet & Other Stories)
1966 John Cusack actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead)
1966 Mary Stuart Masterson Houston Tx, actress (Some Kind of Wonderful)
1969 Danielle Brisebois Bkln NY, actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2)
1969 Tichina Arnold NYC, actress (Ryan's Hope, Sharla-All My Children)
1970 Jack Stephen Burton actor (Chris-Out of this World, Days of Our Life)
1971 Aileen Quinn actress (Annie)

June 28th, 2008, 12:17
:musik::musik:Happy Days !!!

June 28th, 2008, 12:18
On this day...
767 St Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1245 1st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
1635 French colony of Guadeloupe established in the Caribbean
1770 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
1776 Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack
1778 Battle of Monmouth, NJ
1778 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
1820 Tomato is proven nonpoisonous
1838 Britain's Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey
1859 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)
1861 Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest
1862 Day 4 of the 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station
1874 Freedmen's Bank closes
1886 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #259 Aletheia
1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
1894 Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday
1902 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
1905 Russian sailors mutiny aboard the battleship "Potemkin"
1909 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
1914 Assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophia, in Sarajevo by a Serbian Nationalist,Gavrilo Princip. This incident precipitated a war with Serbia, eventually starting WW1
1918 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
1919 Carl Mazes pitches a complete double-header against Yanks
1919 Harry S Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence
1919 Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed
1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Philles score 8 in bottom of 9th
1924 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
1928 Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for president at Dem Convention
1928 Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsucessful)
1939 Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper)
1939 Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
1940 "Quiz Kids?" premiers on radio
1940 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
1942 Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)
1945 Polish Provisional Govt of National Unity set up by Soviets
1946 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st pres of Italy
1950 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea [or 01041951?]
1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premiers on CBS TV
1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill
1956 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
1960 26.42 cm (10.40") of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
1961 Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
1964 Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in NY by Malcolm X
1965 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson
1965 A R Klemola discovers asteroid #2179 Platzeck
1967 George Harrison is fined ú6 for speeding
1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
1971 Fillmore East closes
1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds
1971 Supreme Court overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1971 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #3093
1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse
Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected
1974 Fall of earth & rocks kill 200. (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Columbia)
1974 Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
1975 David Bowie releases "Fame"
1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white
1980 NYC transit fare rises from 50 to 60
1982 Prince Chuck & Lady Di name their baby "William"
1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A
1985 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
1986 Kenneth & Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
1987 E F Helin discovers asteroid #3680 Sasha
1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1990 17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards

June 28th, 2008, 12:19
Malta : Mnarja Day-recreate customs of Middle Ages

June 28th, 2008, 12:20
Religious Observances

Ang, RC, Luth : Feast of St Iren‘us, Bishop of Lyons, martyr

June 28th, 2008, 12:20
Religious History
1577 Birth of Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter. His most famous canvasses include 'Descent from the Cross' and 'Erection of the Cross.'
1851 Birth of Eliza E. Hewitt, American Presbyterian church worker and devotional author. Four of her hymns still endure: 'Will There Be Any Stars?', 'More About Jesus I Would Know,' 'When We All Get to Heaven' and 'Sunshine in the Soul.'
1914 Birth of Lester Roloff, American evangelist. In his later years he founded the 'City of Refuge,' a work specializing in reforming children who came from broken homes.
1962 The Lutheran Church in America (LCA) was formed with the merger of four Lutheran synods: the United Lutheran Church in America, the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church.
1971 The U.S. Supreme Court declared that state underwriting of nonreligious instruction in parochial schools was unconstitutional.

June 28th, 2008, 12:21
:musik:People born on June 28
Gil Bellows (1967): Actor who won his first starring role on the silver screen when Brad Pitt decided to pass on a part in The Shawshank Redemption. The exposure that Shawshank brought Bellows a prominent role in "Ally McBeal." Bellows has also appeared in Love and A .45 (1994), Miami Rhapsody (1995) and the Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie, "Radiant City," in 1996. He recently starred in the CBS drama "The Agency".

John Cusack (1966): Actor who was the king of the teen flicks in the 80s, starring in Sixteen Candles (1984), The Sure Thing (1985) and Say Anything in 1989. Say Anything was Cusackís last teen role, and with an award for Most Promising Actor from the Chicago Film Festival in hand, he embarked on a successful film career. Cusack has gone on to give stellar performances in The Grifters (1990), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Grosse Point Blank (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), Being John Malkovich (1999), High Fidelity (2000), Serendipity (2001), Identity 2003 and last years hit Runaway Jury.

Kathy Bates (1948): Actress who rose to fame playing an overly devoted fan in the 1990 Stephen King thriller, Misery. Bates began her career in television, appearing on "All My Children," "L.A. Law" and "China Beach." After taking home an Academy Award for Best Actress for Misery, Bates starred in a string of hits including Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Angus (1995), Dolores Claiborne (1995), Diabolique (1996), Titanic (1997), The Waterboy (1998), Primary Colors (1998), About Schmidt (2002) and the TV musical "Annie" in 1999. Bates has also recently appeared in and directed episodes of HBO's hit series, "Six Feet Under". Kathy will be appearing in the remake hit Around the World in 80 Days later this summer.

Pat Morita (1933): Actor who is known to many as the martial arts master, "Mr. Miyagi," from the three Karate Kid films. Morita broke into show business doing stand up comedy as an opening act for stars including Johnny Mathis, Diana Ross and Ella Fitzgerald. His hysterical stage act led to appearances on "Love Boat," "M*A*S*H" and "Sanford and Son." In 1975, Morita was offered a starring role on the hit sitcom, "Happy Days," and was soon given his own short-lived show called "Mr. T and Tina." With the success of The Karate Kid in 1984, Morita was in the spotlight once again. The film spawned 2 sequels, and Morita began to star in other films including Inferno (1998), Mulan (1998), Desert Heat (1999) and Shadow Fury in 2001.

Mel Brooks (1926): Comedian and screenwriter who created the successful television series, "Get Smart," in the 1960s. Brooksí first comedic satires, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, both released in 1974, left audiences everywhere rolling with laughter. His talent for spoofing both the genre of western and horror pictures, lead Brooks to expand his repertoire. Starting his own production company in 1979, aptly called "BrooksFilms, Ltd.," Brooks went on to produce such films as The Elephant Man (1980) and The Fly (1986). Brooks made a successful return to comedy in the late Ď80s and early Ď90s, writing and directing the hits Spaceballs (1987) Life Stinks (1991), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and Dracula: Dead and Loving It in 1995. His play, "The Producers," has become a Broadway smash.

June 29th, 2008, 14:51
Birthdates which occurred on June 29:
1805 Hiram Powers US sculptor (Greek Slave)
1858 George Washington Goethals engineer (built Panama Canal)
1861 William James Mayo surgeon/co-founder Mayo clinic in Minnesota
1863 James Harvey Robinson Ill, historian (Ordeal of Civilization)
1865 Shigechiyo Izumi achieved oldest authenticated age (120 y 237 d)
1865 William E Borah lawyer/(Sen-R-Id)
1886 James Van DerZee famous African
19-- Don Dokken heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again)
19-- John Fujioka Olau Hawaii, actor, (Kevin-Last Resort)
19-- Kimberlin Brown actress (Sheila-Young & Restless)
19-- Wendy Kilbourne actress (Devon-Midnight Caller)
1900 Antoine Saint-Exupāry France, aviator/writer (Wind, Sand & Stars)
1901 Frieda Inescort Edinburgh Scotland, actress (Pride & Prejudice)
1901 Nelson Eddy actor/baritone (Great Duets with Jeanette MacDonald)
1907 Joan Davis St Paul Minn, actress (I Married Joan)
1909 Leroy Anderson US, composer (Syncopated Clock)
1911 Prince Bernhard Germany, (Constort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands)
1912 Josā Pablo Moncayo Garcia Guadalajara Māxico, composer (Huapango)
1914 Rafael Kubelik Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli)
1916 Ruth Warwick St Joseph Mo, actress (All My Children, Peyton Place)
1919 Slim Pickens Kingsburg Calif, actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles)
1923 Chou Wen-Chung Cheefoo China, composer (Mode of Shang)
1924 Ezra Laderman NYC, composer (Jacob & the Indians)
1925 Cara Williams Bkln NY, actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show)
1928 Ian Bannen Scotland, actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park)
1929 Johnny Ace Memphis, ballad singer (My Song)
1929 Peter George US, light middleweight (Olympic-gold-1952)
1930 Robert Evans US, actor/director (Best of Everything)
1933 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle actor (Keystone Comedies, Mabel & Fatty)
1934 Carl Levin (Sen-D-MI)
1936 David Jenkins US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1960)
1936 Harmon Killebrew baseball player (Minnesota Twins)
1938 Billy Storm singer (Valiants-This is the Night)
1941 Kwame Toure (Stokley Carmichael) civil rights leader
1943 Roger Ruskin Spear rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
1944 Gary Busey Goose Creek Tx, actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born)
1945 "Little" Eva Boyd rock vocalist (Locomotion)
1947 Richard Lewis comedian/actor (Anything But Love)
1948 Fred Grandy Sioux City Iowa, actor (Gopher-Love Boat)/(Rep-R-Iowa)
1949 Dan Dierdorf NFLer, sportscaster (Monday Night Football)
1959 Larry Parham 4th victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (1st to die)
1960 Sergey Kopylov USSR, cyclist (Olympic-gold-1980)
1963 Anne-Sophie Mutter Rheinfeldin Germany, violinist (Berlin Phil)
1964 Pepper Johnson NFL line backer (NY Giants)
1964 Stedman Pearson rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)
1967 Melora Hardin Houston Tx, actress (Family Tree, Best Times)
1972 Samantha Smith Houlton Mo, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street)

June 29th, 2008, 14:52
Felicidades !!!! :musik:

June 29th, 2008, 14:53
On this day...
1613 Shakespeare's Globe Theater burns down
1767 British passes Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
1776 Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
1776 Va state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor
1854 Gadsden Purchase (parts of Az, NM) from Mexico for $10 million
1858 Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
1862 Day 5 of the 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station
1863 Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, PN
1863 Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa
1864 Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed
1891 100Ý F (San Fransisco, CA)
1897 Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)
1899 Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
1913 Beginning of the 2nd Balkan War
1914 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #791 Ani
1916 Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
1922 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #979 Ilsewa
1927 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
1929 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
1931 109Ý F (43Ý C), Monticello, Florida (state record)
1936 Empire State Building emanates high definition TV-343 lines
1936 Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"
1939 Dixie Clipper completes 1st commercial plane flight to Europe
1940 US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register
1941 DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler's record
1945 Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, becomes part of Ukrainian SSR
1946 British arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorists
1947 Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak
1949 South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
1949 US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II
1952 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany
1954 Atomic Energy Comm voted against reinstating Dr J Robert Oppenheimer
1956 Charles Dumas, makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, Calif
1956 Federal interstate highway system act signed
1958 Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in soccer's 6th World Cup at Stockholm
1959 Pope John XXIII encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity"
1960 KYA-AM in San Francisco changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks)
1961 Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)
1962 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
1963 Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits the UK charts
1964 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "The Cage" released
1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate
1965 USAF Capt Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15
1966 US bombs fuel storage facilities near N Vietnamese cities
1967 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
1967 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
1969 1st Jewish worship service at White House
1970 US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
1971 Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days
1972 Supreme Court-death penalty usually was "cruel & unusual punishment"
1972 USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
1975 20.57 cm (8.10") of rainfall, Litchville, N. Dakota (state 24-hr rec)
1976 Seychelles gains independence from Britain
1977 Supreme Court ruled out death penalty for rapists of adults
1978 VP Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East
1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
1983 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1984 USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA
1985 STS 51-F vehicle moves to the launch pad
1986 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
1986 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues
1987 Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning
grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
1989 Susan Lucci loses the daytime emmy for 10th straight year
1990 Marla Maples father sues the National Enquirer for $12M
1990 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
A's Dave Stewart no-hits the Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando
Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues

June 29th, 2008, 14:54
Iowa : Independence Sunday (1776) - - - - - ( Sunday )

June 29th, 2008, 14:54
Religious Observances

RC, Ang, Luth : Solemnity of SS Peter & Paul, apostles

June 29th, 2008, 14:55
Religious History
1757 Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote ina letter: 'Whatever we may undertake with a sincere desire to promote His glory, we may comfortably pursue. Nothing is trivial that is done for Him.'
1810 In Bradford, Massachusetts, the first U.S. missionary society was organized: the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
1875 The first 'holiness' conference opened at Keswick, England. Keswick conferences stress a non- charismatic, 'crisis' form of sanctification, in contrast to the older traditional view of Christian sanctification as being a lifelong 'process.'
1908 Birth of Cyrus H. Gordon, American Jewish archaeological scholar. Having taught Assyriology and Egyptology at Dropsie College in Philadelphia, his his technical writings include the 'Ugaritic Handbook' (1947).
1931 The Unevangelized Fields Mission was founded, in England. UFM missionaries today work primarily in Latin America, Europe and Africa, as well as in Haiti and Indonesia.

June 29th, 2008, 14:56
People born on June 29
Sharon Lawrence (1961): Actress who played the role of Sylvia Costas Sipowicz for six seasons on Steven Bochcoís "NYPD Blue." While filming "NYPD Blue," Lawrence was known to moonlight on two sitcoms, namely "Caroline in the City" and "Fired Up." As a result, Lawrence was featured in two prime-time series in 1997, one drama and one comedy. While enjoying her series success and winning a Screen Actorís Guild Award and three Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress, Lawrence also found the time to film the TV movies "The Face on the Milk Carton" (1995) and "Blue Moon" in 1999. More recently, Lawrence starred in the TV weekly thriller "Wolf Lake" and appeared in episodes of HBO's "Project Greenlight 2."

Fred Grandy (1948): Actor and former politician who is known for playing the role of Burl "Gopher" Smith on "The Love Boat." Grandy also appeared on Ď70s TV shows like "Maude" and the TV mini-series "Blind Ambition." Once "The Love Boat" went off the air in 1985, Fred decided to focus on a career in politics. He served four terms in Congress, representing his hometown state of Iowa. Upon leaving Congress in 1994, Grandy became the CEO of Goodwill Industries. Grandy recently served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs and consults for non-profit organizations.

Richard Lewis (1947): Comedian and actor who began working the nightclub circuit and ended up starring in films. Lewis began gaining notoriety when he started making appearances on "Late Night with David Letterman" and hosting cable specials including "Richard Lewis Ė Iím in Pain" (1985) and "Richard Lewis Ė Iím Doomed" in 1990. From 1989-92, Lewis starred opposite Jaime Lee Curtis on the sitcom "Anything But Love," and tried his hand at another sitcom in 1993, called "Daddy Dearest." His film credits include Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Wagonís East (1994) and Leaving Las Vegas in 1995. He has recently made frequent appearances, as himself, on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Gary Busey (1944): Actor who began his career in television in 1970, and before the decade came to a close, was nominated for an Academy Award. Buseyís first acting job was on an episode of "The High Chapparal," which led to him being cast on "The Texas Wheelers" in 1974. In 1978, Busey was offered the part of a lifetime when he was asked to play the leading role in The Buddy Holly Story. After earning a Best Actor nod for his performance, Busey went on to star in a myriad of successful films including Lethal Weapon (1987), Point Break (1991), Under Siege (1992), The Firm (1993), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and Down n' Dirty in 2000. He can currently be seen in Comedy Central's "I'm With Busey."

Nelson Eddy (1901): Actor who originally appeared in more than two dozen operas with the Philadelphia Civic Opera, before beginning an acting career in 1933. Eddy was signed to MGM in 1934, and went on to star opposite Jeanette McDonald in eight musical films, the most famous being Naughty Marietta (1935), Rose Marie (1936) and Maytime in 1937. Eddyís list of film credits includes Let Freedom Ring (1939), New Moon (1940), Bitter Sweet (1940), The Phantom of the Opera (1943) and Make Mine Music in 1946. He passed away in 1967.

June 30th, 2008, 11:28
Birthdates which occurred on June 30:
1470 Charles VIII king of France (1483-98), invaded Italy
1685 John Gay author (Baggars' Opera)
1768 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe 1st lady
1811 Vissarion Belinsky Sveaborg, Finland, Russian critic, journalist
1819 William A Wheeler (R) 19th VP (1877-81)
1837 Stephen D Ramseur youngest West Pointer to be Maj Gen
1896 Wilfred Pelletier Montreal Canada, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
1898 George Chandler Waukegan Ill, actor (Lassie)
19-- Chris Risola Ct, rocker (Steelheart-She's Gone)
19-- Harvey Vernon Flint Mich, actor (Jasper-Carter Country)
19-- Phil Anselmo rocker (Pantera-Cowboys From Hell)
19-- Terry Funk Hammond Ind, pro wrestler/actor (Paradise Alley)
19-- Yngwie Maimsteen rocker (Eclipse, Oddysey)
1909 Juan Bosch poet/pres of the Dominican Republic (1962-63)
1911 Czeslaw Milosz Polish/American writer (Nobel 1980)
1912 Dan Reeves NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
1913 Harry Wismer Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
1916 David Wayne actor (Adam's Rib, Andromeda Strain, 3 Faces of Eve)
1917 Buddy Rich Bkln NY, drummer/orch leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go)
1917 Lena Horne Bkln NY, singer (Stormy Weather)
1918 Stuart Foster Binghamton NY, singer (Galen Drake Show)
1918 Susan Hayward Flatbush Bkln, actress (I Want to Live, Tulsa)
1920 Zeno Colo Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
1925 Micheline Lannoy Belgium, figure skating pairs (Olympic-gold-1948)
1930 June Valli Bronx NY, singer (Your Hit Parade)
1934 Harry Blackstone Jr magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion)
1936 Nancy Dussault Pensacola Fla, actress (Muriel-Too Close for Comfort)
1936 Tony Musante Bridgeport Ct, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide)
1938 Billy Mills US, 10K runner (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Florence Ballard singer (Supremes)
1944 Glenn Shorrock vocalist (Little River Band-Help Is On Its, Way)
1944 Ron Swoboda baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
1950 Donna Jean Willmott Akron Ohio, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
1951 Stanley Clarke bass (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway)
1951 Stephen S Oswald Seattle Washington, astronaut (STS 42)
1958 Esa-Pekka Salonen Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
1962 Julianne Regan rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
1966 "Iron" Mike Tyson heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)
1967 Tina Bockrath Dayton Oh, playmate (May, 1990)
1970 Brian Bloom actor (As the World Turns)

June 30th, 2008, 11:29
Felicidades !! :party:

June 30th, 2008, 11:29
On this day...
296 St Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1294 Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
1607 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
1741 Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
1794 Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1859 Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
1862 Day 6 of the 7 Days-Battle of White Oak Swamp
1870 Ada Kepley becomes 1st female law college graduate
1871 Guatemala revolts for agarian reforms
1881 Henry Highland Garnet, named minister to Liberia
1893 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
1894 Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1900 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die
1902 S I Bailey discovers asteroid #504 Cora
1906 John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College
1906 Pure Food & Drug Act & Meat Inspection Act adopted
1908 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0
1908 Giant fireball impacts in Central Siberia (Tunguska Event)
1911 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes
1913 2nd Balkan War begins
1913 NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
1914 Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in S Africa
1916 Chick Evans Jr wins golf's US Open
1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica
1927 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
1927 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes
1928 Radio Service Bulletin lists radio stations call signs that are
to be changed to conform with international standards
1929 Bobby Jones wins golf's US Open
1930 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
1933 Card's Dizzy Dean strikesout 17 Cubs to win 8-2
1933 US Assay Offices in Helena Mon, Boise Id & Salt Lake City Utah closes
1934 "Night of the Long Knives," Hitler stages bloody purge of Nazi party
1934 French Equitorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit
1934 NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
1935 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1784 Benguella
1936 "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, published
1936 40 hour work week law approved (federal)
1938 Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1
1939 Heinkel He. 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at PeenemĀnde
1940 "Brenda Starr" cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears
1940 US Fish & Wildlife Service established
1942 US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation
1948 Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
1948 Transistor as a substitute for Radio tubes announced (Bell Labs)
1950 Pres Truman orders US troops into Korea
1951 NAACP begins attack on school segregation & discrimination
1952 "The Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV
1954 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning
This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
1956 United DC-7 & TWA collide over Grand Canyon killing 128
1959 During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time
1960 Začre (then Belgian Congo) gains independence from Belgium
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1962 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
1962 Murie Lindstrom wins US Women's Golf Open
1962 Rwanda & Burundi become independent
1963 Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church
1964 Centaur 3 launch vehicle fails to make Earth orbit
1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
1967 Maj Robert H Lawrence Jr named 1st black astronaut
1967 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th positions since joining Phils
1969 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
1969 Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco
1970 1st baseball game at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium
1970 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
1970 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2139 Makharadze
1971 Ohio becomes the 38th state to approve of lower the voting age to
18, thus ratifying the 26th admendment
1972 1st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant
1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-min solar eclipse
1974 Petty thief Peter Leonard sets fire to cover burglary that
torches "Gulliver's" nightclub. 24 die (Port Chester NY)
1975 Bundy victim Shelley Robertson disappears in Colorado
1975 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman
1976 John Walker of New Zealand sets record for 2000 m, 4:51.4
1977 Jimmy Carter cans B-1A bomber later "B-1's the B-52"
1977 Marvel Comics publish the "Kiss book" tributing the rock group Kiss
1977 US Railway Post Office final train run (NY to Wash DC)
1977 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto
1978 Larry Doby becomes manager of the Chicago White Sox
1978 Willie McCovey becomes the 12th to hit 500 HRs
1979 Johnny Rotten & Joan Collins appear together on BBC's Juke Box Jury
1981 China's Communist Party condemns the late Mao Tse-tung's policy
1982 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
1982 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
NJ NHL franchise officially named the Devils by fan balloting,
runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
1984 Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in
USFL playoffs, games lats 93 minutes 33 seconds
1985 39 remaining hostages from Flight 847 are freed in Beirut
1985 LA Dodger Pedro Gonzalez sets NL record of 15 HRs in June
1986 Georgia sodomy law upheld by Supreme Court (5-4)
1987 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in the high jump
1988 Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason
1989 Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to the UK
1989 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam
1989 NY State Legislature passes Staten Island seccession bill

June 30th, 2008, 11:30
Guatemala : Revolution Day (1871)
Lybia : Troop Withdrawl Day
Mongolia : Constitution Day
Rwanda & Burundi : Independence Day (1962)
Surinam : Lebaran, official holiday
Začre : Independence Day (1960)

June 30th, 2008, 11:31
Religious Observances
RC : Commemoration of St Paul
RC : Memorial of the 1st Martyrs of the See of Rome (opt)

June 30th, 2008, 11:31
Religious History
1629 The settlers of Salem, Mass. appointed Samuel Skelton as their pastor, by ballot. Their church covenant, afterward composed by Skelton, established Salem as the first non-separating congregational Puritan Church in New England.
1780 Benjamin Randall organized a fellowship of churches known as Free Will Baptists in New Hampshire. It became one of the early branches of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, which was formed in 1935.
1909 In Rome, the Catholic Pontifical Biblical Commission issued a decree interpreting the first 11 chapters of Genesis as history, not myth.
1973 In Korea, the Far Eastern Broadcasting Co. began transmitting the Gospel from HLAZ, its first radio station in this country. FBEC is active today through radio missions outreach, and focuses its work among the islands of Eastern Asia and the Pacific.
1974 Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr., and a church deacon were slain by a crazed gunman in Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, where her son, the assassinated civil rights leader, once preached.

June 30th, 2008, 18:17
As far as i know, the subway system in Paris is very useful. About things to visit in Paris, it really depends on your preferences. There are a lot of things to see in Paris.
If you like museums there are of course the Louvre (take all the day to visit it), le musťe d'Orsay (for the impressionist painters). One thing that i would like to see is the famous cimetery, "Le PŤre lachaise".
There are famous things like "les bateaux mouches", (the boats on the Seine), la Tour Eiffel, Montmartre et le Sacrť coeur, le musťe Grevin.

I think that in the category of "must see", there would be: the Eiffel tower, Montmartre, the Louvre, Les Champs ťlysťes.:)

About the taxis, i'm not a specialist but apparentely the taxis are very expensive in Paris. Maybe you should try to take the "navettes", from the airport:
how much do you think a taxi from the airport to the city would cost?

June 30th, 2008, 23:43
People born on June 30

Mike Tyson (1966): Boxer who, in 1986, won the World Boxing Council heavyweight title, earning his place as being the youngest heavyweight fighter in the world. When Tyson turned professional in 1985, he easily won 14 matches, and by the time 1989 came to a close, Tysonís win-loss record was 37-0. In 1990, Tyson lost his heavyweight title to James "Buster" Douglas, and fell from grace in the public eye when he was sentenced to time in prison. Tyson was in the midst of controversy once again, in 1997, when he bit off part of Evander Holyfieldís ear in a rematch. Tyson is currently planning a comeback starting on July 30 with a fight against British Boxer Danny Williams.

David Alan Grier (1955): Actor and comedian who studied acting at the Yale School of Drama and starred in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Richard III." Nominated for a Tony Award in 1981 for his work in the Broadway production of "The First," Grier went on to star in "A Soldierís Story" in 1984. After his success on the stage, Grier took on the silver screen when he starred in Keanan Ivory Wayansí 1988 film Iím Gonna Git You Sucka. Wayans was so impressed with Grierís talent that he asked him to be a part of the ensemble cast for the TV show "In Living Color" (1989-94). Grier has starred in films including Boomerang (1992), Jumanji (1995), Return to Me (2000), and Tiptoes (2003). He currently can be seen on ABC's "Life with Bonnie".

Harry Blackstone, Jr. (1934): Magician who was the son of "The Great Blackstone," and continued in his fatherís footsteps as a master of illusion. Blackstone embarked on his magical career at the tender age of 6 months, appearing and disappearing in his fatherís act. Learning from his father, Blackstone perfected such tricks as The Floating Light Bulb, The Vanishing Birdcage and The Buzzsaw. Blackstone brought the craft of magic to a new level of excellence and was many times awarded for his efforts. Blackstone was honored with the "Star of Magic," was named "Magician of the Year" in both 1979 and 1985 by the Academy of Magical arts, and was named a recipient of the Masters Fellowship in 1994. He died in 1997.

Susan Hayward (1919): Actress who failed her first screen test, but went on to have a successful career in film. Haywardís first professional role was playing an extra in The Sisters starring Bette Davis. She continued to play bit parts throughout the 1940s, and emerged as a movie star in the Ď50s. Hayward played leading roles in films including My Foolish Heart (1950), Iíll Cry Tomorrow (1955) and gave an Oscar winning performance in I Want to Live in 1958. Before she passed away in 1975, Hayward starred in Valley of the Dolls (1969).

Lena Horne (1917): Singer who made her musical debut at the age of 16 in the chorus at Harlemís Cotton Club. Horne took center stage in 1935 as a featured soloist in Noble Sissleís Society Orchestra, and went on tour with Charley Barnetís big band. Horne was signed to MGM pictures in the 1940s, and starred on the silver screen in Panama Hattie (1942), Cabin in the Sky (1943), Stormy Weather (1943) and Till the Clouds Roll By. In 1957, Horne took Broadway by storm playing the role of Savannah in the musical "Jamaica," and in 1981, returned to the Broadway stage to perform her autobiographical show, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music." In recent years, Horne has recorded the albums "Weíll be Together Again" (1994), "Being Myself" (1998) and "Soul" in 1999.

July 1st, 2008, 01:36
Thanks, I'll check those places out. :) I'm not in Pakistan anymore, but I'll be travelling back later this year. Don't want to stay at the village, or visit Lahore/Karachi etc.

July 1st, 2008, 08:10
Try not get beheaded though.

July 1st, 2008, 11:17
Birthdates which occurred on July 01:

1646 G.W. Leibniz German mathematician/philosopher; postulated monads
1788 Jean-Victor Poncelet mathematician, founded projective geometry
1804 George Sand France, novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
1807 Thomas Green Clemson mining engineer, endowed Clemson University
1810 Walter White secretary (NAACP)
1857 Roger Connor 1st baseman (NY Giants)
1861 Samuel D Riddle horse owner (Man 'o War)
1872 Louis Blāriot 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
1879 Lāon Jouhaux France, socialist, cofounded UN's ILO (Nobel 1951)
1892 James M Cain Minneapolis Mn, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice)
1893 Walter Francis White Atlanta Georgia
1899 Charles Laughton England, actor (Mutiny on the Bounty)
19-- Barbara Whinnery Berkeley Calif, actress (Cathy Martin-St Elsewhere)
19-- Constance Ford actress (Ada Hobson-Another World)
19-- Florence Stanley Chicago Ill, actress (Bernice-Barney Miller/Fish)
19-- Frank Parker actor (Day of Our Life)
19-- Roddy Bottum rocker (Faith No More-The Real Thing)
19-- Shirley Hemphill Asheville NC, actress (What's Happening)
19-- Tom Hodges
19-- Vito Bratta NY, rocker (White Lion-Mane Attraction)
1901 Irna Phillips Chicago, created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light)
1902 Billy Wyler director (Mrs Miniver)
1907 Bill Stern Rochester NY, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights)
1908 Estee Lauder CEO (Estee Lauder's cosmetics)
1909 Madge Evans Manhattan NYC, TV panelist (Masquerade Party)
1911 Alvino Rey Cleve Ohio, orch leader (King Family)
1912 David Brower environmentalist/president Sierra Club
1914 Cristyl Cranz Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
1915 Willie Dixon Vicksburg Miss, bassist (Walkin' the Blues)
1916 Olivia de Havilland Tokyo Japan, actress (Adventures of Robin Hood)
1925 Farley Granger actor (Arnold, Rope)
1926 Hans Werner Henze GĀttersloh Germany, composer (Das Floss Medusa)
1930 Imelda Marcos former 1st lady (Philipines)/shoe collector
1931 Leslie Caron Boulogne-Biliancourt France, actr (Lili, Father Goose)
1932 Bobby Day [Robert Byrd), Fort Worth Tx, rock vocalist (Rockin' Robin)
1934 Claude Berri Paris France, director (Le Sex Shop, L'Homme Blesse)
1934 Jamie Farr Toledo Oh, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH)
1934 Jean Marsh London England, actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed)
1934 Sydney Pollack director (Tootsie, Presumed Innocent)
1941 Rod Gilbert Canada, NHL wing (NY Rangers)
1941 Sally Quinn Georgia, CBS newscaster (Morning Show)
1941 Twyla Tharp Indiana, choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe)
1942 Genevieve Bujold Montrāal, actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me)
1942 Karen Black Park Ridge Ill, (5 Easy Pieces, Trilogy of Horror, Pyx)
1945 Deborah Harry rocker (Blondie-Heart of Glass)
1946 Ron Silver NYC, actor (Entity, Silkwood, Best Friends)
1951 Daryl Anderson Seattle, actor (Animal-Lou Grant)
1951 Fred Schneider vocals/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
1951 Trevor Eve Wales, actor (Shadow Chasers)
1952 Dan Aykroyd Ottawa Canada, comedian/actor (SNL, Dragnet)
1956 Lorna Patterson Whittier Calif, actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin)
1960 Evelyn "Champagne" King Bronx NY, singer (Shame, I'm In Love)
1961 Carl Lewis US, olympic track & field star (Gold-1984, 1988)
1961 Lady Diane Spencer (Princess Di) consort of England
1964 Poi Burton rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1967 Pamela Anderson Ladysmith BC, playmate (Feb, 1990) (Home Improvement)

July 1st, 2008, 11:17

July 1st, 2008, 11:18
On this day...a 1st of July :

1535 Sir Thomas More went on trial in England charged with treason
1690 Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of the Boyne in Ireland (Now celebrated on July 12 as "The Battle of the Orange" )
1776 1st vote on the Declaration of Independence
1795 John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of Supreme Court
1816 Fr frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Gāricault's "Raft of the Medusa"
1823 United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
1847 1st US postage stamps go on sale, 5 Franklin & 10 Washington, NYC
1847 Amateur astronomer M Hencke discovers 2nd asteroid Hebe
1847 K L Hencke discovers asteroid #6 Hebe
1850 At least 626 ships lie at anchor around SF Bay
1859 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32
1859 Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis
1861 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF
1862 Congress outlaws polygamy (1st time); bad news for Utah
1862 Day 7 of the 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill
1862 Lincoln appoints Isaac Newton sec of agriculture-no kidding!
Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance,
tobacco & on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)
1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Pa; Lee's northward advance halted
1863 Free city delivery of mail begins in 49 US cities; postage 3/ę oz
1867 Dominion of Canada formed (New Bruns, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quābec)
1869 US mint at Carson City, Nevada opens
1870 James W Smith of SC is 1st black to enter West Point
1873 Henry Flipper of Ga is 2nd black to enter West Point
1873 Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province
1874 1st US kidnapping for ransom, 4-year-old Charles Ross, $20,000
1875 Universal Postal Union established
1881 1st international telephone conversation, Calais, ME-St Stephen, NB
1881 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri opens
1884 V Knorre discovers asteroid #238 Hypatia
1889 Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti
1889 US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens
1893 SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
1897 The Bronx acquires Hutton Square
1898 Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
1899 Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels
1899 SF City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG)
1904 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
1910 Chicago's Comiskey Park opens
1910 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
1915 Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
1915 Australian Survey Corps becomes part of the Military Forces
1916 Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver Colo
1917 Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed)
1917 Reds Fred Toney pitches completes doubleheader victories over Pirates
1919 1st class postage drops from 3 to 2
1920 Wash Senator Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox, 1-0
1924 Through regular transcontinental airmail service established, NYC-SF
1925 Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
1931 Ice vending machines introduced in LA 25 lbs, 15
1931 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for the cycle vs Chicago Cubs
1932 NY Gov FDR nominated for president at the Dem Convention in Chicago
1933 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #1590 Tsiolkovskaja.
1934 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY
1941 1st coml TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
1941 Bulova Watch Co. pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial
1941 Joe Dimaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak
1943 1st withholding tax from paychecks
1944 Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank
1946 Rajah cedes Sarawak to the British crown
1946 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
1947 Brit Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
1948 NYC subway fare goes to 10, bus fare to 7 & combo fare at 12
1949 Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France
1950 NYC bus fare rises to 10 equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15
1951 Cleve Indian Bob Feller, 3rd no-hitter beats Det Tigers, 2-1
1956 Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on The Steve Allen Show
1959 World Refugee Year begins
1960 Ghana becomes a republic
1960 Italian Somalia gains independence, unites with Somali Republic
1961 Haleakala National Park established in Hawaii
1962 Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
1963 Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You"
1963 US postal service institutes the (Zone Improvement Plan) zip code
1966 Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
1966 Medicare goes into effect
1967 BBC starts their World Radio Club
1967 Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," goes #1 for 15 weeks
1968 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)
1968 US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
1969 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
1969 John & Yoko are hospitilized after a car crash
1971 Golden Gate Bridge paid for (so why is there still a toll?)
1972 Ms. magazine begins publishing
1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
1974 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales
1975 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2680
1975 WEDway People Mover inaugurated
1976 Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
1977 Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove for Wimbeldon's woman's singles
1978 Former Pres Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974
1978 Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing
1979 Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
1980 Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo
1981 Laurel Canyon Calif murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
1981 Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
1982 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1982 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
1982 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
1982 Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NY MSG
1987 Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
1987 NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
1987 WHN-AM in New York City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD)
replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
1989 Hugh Hefner (Playboy editor) weds playmate Kimberly Conrad
1989 NFL owners vote unanimously to form the WLAF
1989 Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after the
game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a doubleplay
1990 Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting the White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
1990 German Democratic Republic accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency
1990 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
1997 China regains sovereignty of Hong Kong

July 1st, 2008, 11:19
On this day...a 1st of July :

1535 Sir Thomas More went on trial in England charged with treason
1690 Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of the Boyne in Ireland (Now celebrated on July 12 as "The Battle of the Orange" )
1776 1st vote on the Declaration of Independence
1795 John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of Supreme Court
1816 Fr frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Gāricault's "Raft of the Medusa"
1823 United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
1847 1st US postage stamps go on sale, 5 Franklin & 10 Washington, NYC
1847 Amateur astronomer M Hencke discovers 2nd asteroid Hebe
1847 K L Hencke discovers asteroid #6 Hebe
1850 At least 626 ships lie at anchor around SF Bay
1859 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32
1859 Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis
1861 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF
1862 Congress outlaws polygamy (1st time); bad news for Utah
1862 Day 7 of the 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill
1862 Lincoln appoints Isaac Newton sec of agriculture-no kidding!
Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance,
tobacco & on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)
1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Pa; Lee's northward advance halted
1863 Free city delivery of mail begins in 49 US cities; postage 3/ę oz
1867 Dominion of Canada formed (New Bruns, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quābec)
1869 US mint at Carson City, Nevada opens
1870 James W Smith of SC is 1st black to enter West Point
1873 Henry Flipper of Ga is 2nd black to enter West Point
1873 Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province
1874 1st US kidnapping for ransom, 4-year-old Charles Ross, $20,000
1875 Universal Postal Union established
1881 1st international telephone conversation, Calais, ME-St Stephen, NB
1881 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri opens
1884 V Knorre discovers asteroid #238 Hypatia
1889 Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti
1889 US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens
1893 SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
1897 The Bronx acquires Hutton Square
1898 Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
1899 Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels
1899 SF City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG)
1904 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
1910 Chicago's Comiskey Park opens
1910 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
1915 Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
1915 Australian Survey Corps becomes part of the Military Forces
1916 Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver Colo
1917 Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed)
1917 Reds Fred Toney pitches completes doubleheader victories over Pirates
1919 1st class postage drops from 3 to 2
1920 Wash Senator Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox, 1-0
1924 Through regular transcontinental airmail service established, NYC-SF
1925 Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
1931 Ice vending machines introduced in LA 25 lbs, 15
1931 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for the cycle vs Chicago Cubs
1932 NY Gov FDR nominated for president at the Dem Convention in Chicago
1933 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #1590 Tsiolkovskaja.
1934 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY
1941 1st coml TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
1941 Bulova Watch Co. pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial
1941 Joe Dimaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak
1943 1st withholding tax from paychecks
1944 Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank
1946 Rajah cedes Sarawak to the British crown
1946 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
1947 Brit Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
1948 NYC subway fare goes to 10, bus fare to 7 & combo fare at 12
1949 Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France
1950 NYC bus fare rises to 10 equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15
1951 Cleve Indian Bob Feller, 3rd no-hitter beats Det Tigers, 2-1
1956 Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on The Steve Allen Show
1959 World Refugee Year begins
1960 Ghana becomes a republic
1960 Italian Somalia gains independence, unites with Somali Republic
1961 Haleakala National Park established in Hawaii
1962 Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
1963 Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You"
1963 US postal service institutes the (Zone Improvement Plan) zip code
1966 Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
1966 Medicare goes into effect
1967 BBC starts their World Radio Club
1967 Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," goes #1 for 15 weeks
1968 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)
1968 US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
1969 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
1969 John & Yoko are hospitilized after a car crash
1971 Golden Gate Bridge paid for (so why is there still a toll?)
1972 Ms. magazine begins publishing
1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
1974 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales
1975 Felix Aguilar Observatory discovers asteroid #2680
1975 WEDway People Mover inaugurated
1976 Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
1977 Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove for Wimbeldon's woman's singles
1978 Former Pres Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974
1978 Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing
1979 Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
1980 Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo
1981 Laurel Canyon Calif murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
1981 Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
1982 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1982 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
1982 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
1982 Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NY MSG
1987 Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
1987 NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
1987 WHN-AM in New York City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD)
replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
1989 Hugh Hefner (Playboy editor) weds playmate Kimberly Conrad
1989 NFL owners vote unanimously to form the WLAF
1989 Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after the
game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a doubleplay
1990 Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting the White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
1990 German Democratic Republic accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency
1990 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
1997 China regains sovereignty of Hong Kong

July 1st, 2008, 11:20
Bangladesh, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iraq, Taiwan : Bank Holiday
British Virgin Islands : Territory Day
Burundi, Rwanda : Independence Day (1962)
Canada : Dominion Day/Canada Day (except Sunday) (1867)
Ghana : Republic Day (1960)
Hong Kong : ę Year Day
Ireland : Pilgrimage to Shrine of Blessed Oliver Plunkett
Somalia : Union Day/Foundation Day (1960)
Surinam : Freedom Day/Labour Day
Turkey : Navy & Merchant Marine Day
Iowa : Independence Sunday - - - - - ( Sunday )
Caribbean Common Market : Caribbean Day (1973) - - - - - ( Monday )
Lesotho : Family Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Zambia : Heroes Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Zambia : Unity Day - - - - - ( Tuesday )
US : Honor America Days
Czechoslovakia : StÜznice Folk Festival

July 1st, 2008, 11:21
Religious Observances

Luth : Commem of Catherine Winkworth, John Neale, hymnwriters
Old Catholic : Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus
RC : Comm of St Oliver Plunkett, Irish martyr/theologian/primate

July 1st, 2008, 11:21
Religious History for July 1st:

1643 The Westminster Assembly first convened in England, from which would emerge theWestminster longer and shorter catechisms.
1800 The earliest recorded Methodist camp meeting in America was held in Logan CountyKentucky, near the Gaspar River Church.
1899 In Wisconsin, the Gideons were founded by three traveling businessmen. They placedtheir first Bibles in 1908 at the Superior Hotel in Iron Mountain, Montana.
1942 Birth of Andrae Crouch, African-American sacred music artist. His most enduringgospel songs have been 'Soon and Very Soon,' 'My Tribute' and 'Through It All.'
1985 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public school teachers may not enter parochialschool classrooms, to provide remedial or enrichment instruction.

July 1st, 2008, 22:40
People born on July 1

Liv Tyler (1977): Actress who began modeling at the age of 14, gracing the pages of teen magazines such as "Seventeen" and "Mirabella." In 1994, Livís father, Steven Tyler, lead singer of the band Aerosmith, cast her in the bandís video for "Crazy." Tyler soon appeared in the films Fall (1994) and Empire Records (1995), and was the darling of the media at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival for her starring role in the Bernardo Bertolucci film, Stealing Beauty. Tyler has given memorable performances in That Thing You Do! (1996), Inventing the Abbots (1997), Armageddon (1998) and Cookieís Fortune in 1999. Most recently, Liv played the role of Arwen Undomiel Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Pamela Anderson (1967): Actress and model who unexpectedly got her big break while attending a football game in Vancouver. The cameraman put her up on the Jumbotron, advertisers began clamoring to put her in commercials, and then, Playboy called. Andersonís spread in Playboy put her on a one-way track to stardom, and her popularity lead to both TV and movie offers. Anderson guest starred on the sitcom "MarriedÖWith Children," played Lisa, the Tool Time Girl, on "Home Improvement" and was everyoneís favorite lifeguard on the syndicated series "Baywatch." For 4 years, Pamela starred in and produced "V.I.P.", which completed its final season in 2002. Her new animated series "Striperella" can currently be seen on TNN.

Carl Lewis (1961): Olympic track and field champion who earned a record 9 gold medals in his Olympic career. Lewis went to college at the University of Houston and by 1981, was number 1 in the world in the long jump competition and the 100 meters race. In 1984, Lewis leapt onto the Olympic scene, bringing home four Gold medals for America. He returned to Olympic glory in 1988, defending both his long jump and 100-meter title. Lewis went on to bring home the gold in 1992 and again in 1996, when at the age of 35, he won his fourth consecutive Olympic long jump.

Dan Aykroyd (1952): Actor and comedian who was launched into stardom in 1975, as one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live." Aykroyd brought to SNL his impeccable impersonations of Presidents Nixon and Carter, the Coneheads skit and helped make the "Blues Brothers" famous. As Aykroydís fifth and final season drew to a close, he and John Belushi released the hit film, The Blues Brothers, for which Aykroyd penned the screenplay. Since then, Aykroyd has continued to star on the silver screen in films including Trading Places (1983), Spies Like Us (1985), The Great Outdoors (1988), My Girl (1991), Tommy Boy (1995), Feeling Minnesota (1996), Blues Brothers 2000 and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion in 2001.

Deborah Harry (1945): Musician who rose to the top of the Billboard charts as the lead singer for the group "Blondie." Before forming Blondie, Harry played the New York club scene with bands including "The Wind in the Willows" and "The Stilettoes." By 1975, Blondie was a regular at the club CBGB, and was one of the most successful bands emerging from the NY punk scene. In 1977, Blondie signed a record deal and went on to release the platinum albums "Parallel Lines," "Eat to the Beat" and "Autoamerican." Harryís number 1 hits with the band include "Call Me" (1980), "The Tide is High" (1980) and "Rapture" in 1981. In 1999, Blondie released both a greatest hits album an album of new songs titled "No Exit."

July 2nd, 2008, 09:10
Birthdates which occurred on July 02:
419 Valentinian III Roman emperor (425-55)
1489 Thomas Cranmer England, archbishop/reformer/martyr
1714 Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck Erasbach Germany, composer
1821 Charles Tupper (C) 6th Canadian PM (1896)
1865 Lili Braun Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
1877 Hermann Hesse Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946)
1884 Dr Otto BĒhm Prussia, scientist (helped create England Radar)
1887 Marcel Tabuteau Compiägne France, oboist (Phila Orch 1915-54)
1894 Walter Brennan Swampscott Mass, actor (Real McCoys)
19-- Agneta Eckemyr Karlsborg Sweden, actress (Broken Sky)
19-- Kenneth McMillian Bkln NY, actor (Jack-Rhoda, Our Family Honor)
19-- Larry David Brooklyn NY, comedian (Fridays)
19-- Millie Slavin NYC, actress (Rafferty, Struck by Lightning)
1903 Lord Alex Douglas-Home (C) British PM (1963-64)
1903 Olav V England, King of Norway (1957)
1905 Jean-Rene Lacoste France, tennis champ/alligator shirt designer
1906 Hans Bethe physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
1908 Thurgood Marshall Md, 1st black Supreme Court justice (1967-91)
1914 Frederick Fennell Cleveland Ohio, conductor (Time & the Winds)
1916 Barry Gray radio personality (started call-in radio)
1916 Ken Curtis Lamar Colo, actor (Ripcord, Festus-Gunsmoke)
1919 Johnny Bradford Long Branch NJ, actor (Ransom Sherman Show)
1922 Dan Rowan Beggs Okla, comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in)
1925 Marvin Rainwater Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1925 Patrice Lumumba Zaire, revolutionary
1926 Lee Allen Pittsburg, Ks, tenor sax (Walkin' With Mr Lee)
1927 Brock Peters actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird)
1927 Cornelius "Kees" Broekman Holland, speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
1928 Pavel Kohout Czech, author (Poor Murderer)
1931 Robert Ito Vancouver BC, actor (Sam-Quincy ME)
1932 Sammy Turner Paterson NJ, vocalist (Lavender Blue)
1935 Gilbert Kalish Brooklyn NY, pianist/professor (SUNY Stony Brook)
1937 Polly Holliday Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo)
1937 Richard Petty auto race driver (Daytona 500-1979,81)
1939 John Sununu US Secretary of State (1989-91)
1940 Georgi Ivan Ivanov 1st Bulgarian space traveler (Soyuz 33)
1946 Ron Silver NYC, actor (Gary-Rhoda, Dear Detective, Baker's Dozen)
1947 Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin daughter of Pres LBJ
1952 Linda M Godwin Cape Girardeau Missouri, PhD/astronaut (STS 37)
1954 Wendy Schaal Chicago Ill, actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is)
1956 Jeffrey Cooper guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1956 Jerry Hall Mesquite Tx, model/Mrs Mick Jagger
1956 Julie Montgomery KC Mo, actress (Samantha-1 Life to Live, Kindred)
1957 Mike Anger rocker (The Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1959 Wendy B Lawrence Jacksonville Fla, USN Lt Commander/astronaut
1961 Jimmy McNichol LA Calif, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever)
1964 Dave Parsons rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life)
1964 Josā Canseco Havana Cuba, Oakland As (1986 Rookie Year, 1988 AL MVP)
1967 Debee Ashby Coventry England, topless model

July 2nd, 2008, 09:11
Felicidades !!! Happy Days Folks :party:

July 2nd, 2008, 09:12
On this day...
311 St Militiades begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0195 "Plan 9 From Outer Space," one of the worse films ever, premieres
1644 Battle of Marston Moor; Parliamentary forces defeat royalists
1776 Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are & of right
ought to be Free & Independent States"
1777 Vermont becomes 1st American colony to abolish slavery
1787 de Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered
1808 Simon Fraser completes his trip down Fraser R, BC, lands at Musqueam
1843 An alligator falls from the sky during a Charleston SC thunderstorm
1847 Envelope bearing the 1st US 10 stamps, still exists today
1858 Partial emancipation of Russian serfs
1862 Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges
1863 Battle of Gettysburg (2nd day)
1864 Gen Early & Confederate forces reach Winchester
1864 Statuary Hall in US Capitol established
1867 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC
1881 Pres Garfield shot by Charles J Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker
1885 Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear
1890 Sherman Antitrust Act prohibits industrial monopolies
1894 Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers
1900 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1st airship LZ-1, flies
1902 John J McGraw becomes manager of NY Giants (stays for 30 years)
1906 Yanks win by forfeit, for their 1st time
1921 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
1926 US Army Air Corps created; Distinguish Flying Cross authorized
1927 1st American to win Wimbeldon in 20 years (Helen Wills Moody)
1932 FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
1933 Carl Hubbell shuts-out Cards 1-0 in 18 innings without a walk
1935 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1357 Khama
1935 Great Britain boxers beat US team in 1st intl Golden Gloves
1937 Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean
1937 C Jackson discovers asteroids #1429 Pemba & #1456 Saldanha
1938 Helen Wills Moody (US) wins her 8th & final Wimbeldon singles
1940 Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated
1941 DiMaggio breaks Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak (45th of 56)
1943 Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
1943 Lt Charles Hall, becomes 1st black pilot to shoot down Nazi plane
1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premiers on CBS (later NBC) TV
1955 "Lawrence Welk Show" premiers on ABC
1956 Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel"
1957 1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor completed-The Seawolf
1957 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
1961 Maris hits 29th & 30th en route to 61 homers
1964 Celia Black records Beatle's "Its For You," McCartney plays piano
1964 Pres Johnson signs Civil Rights Act
1966 Billie Jean King wins her 1st of 6 Wimbeldon single titles
1967 Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) &
1st amateur to US Women's open golf tournament
1969 Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form the rock group Mountain
1974 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
1976 Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
1976 Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
1977 Sweden's BjĒorn BĒrg won Wimbeldon men's singles over Jimmy Connors
1978 Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start
1980 Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
1981 L E Gonzalez discovers asteroid #3495 Colchagua
1982 Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
1982 Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
1985 European Space Agency launches Giotto to Halley's Comet
1985 Proto launched to Halley's Comet
1986 Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in 2 rulings
1988 Steffi Graff beats Martina Navratilova for Wimbeldon crown
1990 Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering

July 2nd, 2008, 09:13
Italy : Corso de Palio, horse-race
Norway : King's Birthday

July 2nd, 2008, 09:13
Religious Observances

Old Catholic : Visitation of Mary

July 2nd, 2008, 09:14
Religious History

0311 Miltiades was elected 32nd pope of the Catholic Church. During his pontificate,Christianity was finally tolerated by Rome, following the Emperor Constantine's conversionto the Christian faith.
1489 Birth of Thomas Cranmer, first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury and primaryauthor of the 'Book of Common Prayer' and 'Thirty-Nine Articles' of the Anglican Church.
1752 The first Bible in America printed in English was published in Boston.
1918 Death of Washington Gladden, 82, a popular Congregational theologian of the SocialGospel. He also authored the hymn, 'O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee.'
1930 Pioneer linguistic educator Frank C. Laubach wrote in a letter: '[God has saidto me,] If I do not speak to you in words at times, it is because the reality all about youis greater than the imperfect symbols of things which you have in words.'

July 2nd, 2008, 09:18
Skying Season is HERE !!!!!!!!!

July 2nd, 2008, 09:18

July 2nd, 2008, 17:47
People born on July 2

Lindsey Lohan (1986): Actress who brought the remake of Disneyís The Parent Trap to life, playing a dual role as twins (just like Haley Mills did in the original film). Lohan began her career when she was just three years old, as a model for the Ford Agency. Her modeling success led to roles in TV commercials and print ads for Pizza Hut, Wendyís, The Gap and Jello. Lohanís television credits include the series "Healthy Kids" and the soap operas "Guiding Light" and "Another World." Recently, Lohan starred opposite mega-stars Bette Midler in the series "Bette" and Tyra Banks in the Disney TV movie, "Life Size."

Jerry Hall (1956): Actress who is more famous for her romantic entanglement than her acting ability. In the Ď70s, Hall was a high profile fashion model who married none than Mick Jagger of "The Rolling Stones" - and their shaky relationship has sold many a tabloid paper ever since. While Hallís best-known performance would be as the Jokerís girlfriend in the 1989 film, Batman, she has also appeared in Freejack (1992), Princess Caraboo (1994), and played the role of "bored girlfriend" in RPM in 1997. Hall has recently been seen baring all in the role of Mrs. Robinson in the London stage production of "The Graduate."

Cheryl Ladd (1952): Actress who began her career as the singing voice of Melody on the popular cartoon "Josie and the *****cats" (1970-74). While working on the animated series, Ladd made appearances on the TV shows "Happy Days" and "Police Woman." Her beauty and talent soon caught the eye of producer, Aaron Spelling, and Ladd was cast in the role that would make her a star Ė playing Chris Monroe on "Charlieís Angels." Since her work on "Charlieís Angels" (1976-81), Ladd has appeared in TV movies such as "Grace Kelly" (1983), "Romance on the Orient Express" (1985), "Fulfillment" (1989), "Victim of Innocence" (1990), "Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back" (1993) and, most recently in Lifetime's "Her Best Friend's Husband" in 2002.

Ron Silver (1946): Actor who received his masterís in Chinese History before deciding on an acting career. Once Silver made up his mind to act, there was no stopping him. He moved from NY to the west coast in 1973, and was soon cast on the hit sitcom "Rhoda." In 1988, Silver made his Broadway debut, opposite Madonna, in the play "Speed the Plow." His Tony award-winning performance led to roles on both the big and small screen in films including Reversal of Fortune (1990), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Timecop (1994), "Kissinger and Nixon" (1995), "Two Babies: Switched at Birth" (1999) and "In the Company of Spies" (1999). Recently Silver has been seen in the TV movie "When Billie Beat Bobby."

Richard Petty (1937): Racecar driver who has driven on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit for over 32 years. Petty was a part of the racing experience ever since he was a small child, as he would watch his father zip around the track. While he initially set his sights on being a mechanic, it was only a matter of time before Petty would decide he was destined to race. In 1960, Petty won his first race on the Charlotte Speedway, and he would go on to have a record 200 career victories, seven of which were Winston Cup Championships, and another seven that were Daytona 500 wins. Pettyís glory days spanned 2 decades Ė the Ď60s and the Ď70s. He officially retired at the end of the 1992 season

July 3rd, 2008, 11:42
Birthdates which occurred on July 03:
1423 Louis XI king of France (1461-83)
1567 Samuel de Champlain explorer (Lake Champlain)
1731 Samuel Huntington (Gov-Ct), Continental Congress pres
1738 John Singleton Copley Mass, finest colonial American artist
1854 Leos Jan cek Hukvaldy Moravia Czech, composer (Foster Suite)
1861 Peter Jackson heavyweight, boxing hall of famer
1870 Richard B Bennett (C) 11th Canadian PM (1930-35)
1874 Sir Apirana Turupa Ngata Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader
1883 Alfred Korzybski Poland, scientist (Science & Sanity)
1883 Franz Kafka Czech, author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika)
19-- Brian Fong Oahu Hawaii, actor (Fred Sing-Chase)
19-- Kurtwood Smith New Lisbon Wisc, actor (Renegades)
19-- Stephen Pearcy rock vocalist (Ratt-Round & Round)
1900 John Mason Brown Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway)
1906 Francis Steegmuller US, biographer (Cocteau)
1906 George Sanders Russia, actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950)
1909 Earl L Butz US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); a real Butz
1909 Stavros Niachos Greece (Those Fabulous Greeks)
1913 Dorothy Kilgallen Chic Ill, columnist (What's My Line?)
1920 Louise Allbritton Okla City, actr (Celia-Stage Door, Got a Secret)
1925 Tony Curtis [Bernard Schwartz] Bronx NY, actor (Some Like it Hot)
1927 Ken Russell England, director (Crimes of Passion)
1930 Carlos Kleiber Berlin Germany, conductor (Bavarian State Orch 1968)
1930 Pete Fountain New Orleans, jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk 1957-59)
1935 Harrison H "Jack" Schmitt Santa Rita NM, astronaut (Apollo 17)
1937 Tom Stoppard playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony)
1939 Jay Tarses Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory)
1940 Fontella Bass St Louis Mo, vocalist (Rescue Me)
1940 Lance Larson US, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-silver-1960)
1941 Gloria Allred feminist attorney
1943 Geraldo Rivera aka Gerry Rivers, nosey newsman (Geraldo)
1943 Norman E Thagard Marianna Fl, MD/astronaut (STS 7, 51-B, 30, 42)
1945 Iain MacDonald-Smith England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968)
1945 Michael Cole Madison Wisc, actor (Pete-Mod Squad)
1945 Mike Corby guitarist (Babys)
1947 Betty Buckley Big Springs Tx, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats)
1948 Paul Berrere rocker (Little Feat-Truck Stop Girl)
1949 Jan Smithers N Hollywood Calif, actress (Bailey-WKRP)
1951 Jean-Claude Duvalier deposed Haitian president-for-life
1951 Richard Hadlee Christchurch, NZ, leading cricket bowler
1952 Alan Autry NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (The Heat of the Night)
1955 Julia Lyndon Buffalo NY, playmate (August, 1977)
1957 Laura Branigan singer (Gloria)
1959 Stoyan Deltchev Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
1961 Liz Stewart SF Calif, playmate (July, 1984)
1961 Vince Clarke England, rocker (Yaz-Situation, Only You)
1962 Tom Cruise Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Color of Money, Rainman)
1964 Pia Reyes Manila Philipines, playmate (Nov, 1988)
1968 Jeff Phillips Westwood NJ, actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light)
1975 Keri Houlihan Penn, actress (Molly-Our House)

July 3rd, 2008, 11:46
Felicidades !!!

July 3rd, 2008, 11:47
On this day...
683 St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1608 City of Quābec founded by Samuel de Champlain
1754 George Washington surrenders to French, Ft Necessity (7 Years' War)
1775 Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
1778 British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa
1806 Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
1814 Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada
1816 French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross
incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
1819 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
1839 1st state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Mass, with 3 students
1841 John Couch Adams decides to determine the position of an unknown
planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
1848 Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)
1852 Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, Calif)
1861 Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY
1863 Battle of Gettysburg Pa ends, major victory for North
1886 1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
1888 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
1890 Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Black Peter" (BG)
1898 Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
1898 US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
1911 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
1912 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
1913 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird
known to have crossed the Atlantic
1915 US military forces occupy Haiti, remain until 1934
1916 1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die)
1920 Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England
1930 Veterans Administration created
1932 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
1932 John McGraw retires from baseball
1934 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1367 Nongoma
1934 FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria IL
1939 Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler
1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech
1940 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa
1944 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
1947 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
1947 Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in the AL
1950 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in the Korean War
1958 "The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)
1962 Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)
1965 Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
1966 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
1966 Race riots in Omaha Nebraska
1967 "News at 10" premieres on English TV
1968 Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minn Twins
1969 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
1970 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
1970 Calif Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
1970 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #3702
1973 Brothers Jim & Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers
beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses
1974 Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1976 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being
held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
1978 Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio
station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"
1980 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
1981 NYC transit fare rises from 60 to 75, new brass Y-cut-out token
1982 Martina Navratilova defeats Chris Evert Lloyd at Wimbeldon
1983 Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (9.93 s for 100 m)
1983 John McEnroe regains men's singles title at Wimbledon
1984 Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island
1984 Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members
1985 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover
1986 Pres Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
1987 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic
1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee
Mazzilli for criticizing his play
1988 US Navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
1989 Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
1989 Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions
1989 The movie "Batman," set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
1991 Donald Trump gives Marla Maples a 7.45 karat diamond ring

July 3rd, 2008, 11:50
Algeria : Independence Day (1962)
Idaho : Admission Day (1890)

July 3rd, 2008, 11:50
Religious Observances

RC : Feast of St Thomas, apostle
RC : Commemoration of St Leo II, 80th pope (681-83)

July 3rd, 2008, 11:51
Religious History

1756 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'One who lives anddies in error, or in dissent from our Church, may yet be saved; but one who lives and diesin sin must perish.'
1894 Birth of Don R. Falkenberg, founder in 1923 of the Mid-West Businessmen's Councilof the Pocket Testament League. In 1967 the name of this evangelical agency was changed toBible Literature International.
1907 Pope St. Pius X, in his encyclical 'Lamentabili,' formally condemned the'modernist' intellectual movement, as it exhibited itself in the Catholic Church.
1959 Pope John XXIII, in his encyclical 'Ad Petri Cathedram,' expressed the hope thatnon-Catholic Christians would see in the upcoming Vatical II Ecumenical Council 'a warminvitation to seek and find unity.'
1979 Thirty-four years after the end of World War II, the West German government votedto continue prosecution of Nazi war criminals by removing the statute of limitations onmurder.

July 3rd, 2008, 12:05
People born on July 3
Tom Cruise (1962): From the scheming student in Risky Business (1983) to the action hero in Top Gun (1986), Cruise impressed both critics and audiences alike with the ease in which he made the transition from teen films to more challenging, adult roles. His ability to make any character he plays ring true on the silver screen has lead to a list of impressive credits including Rain Man (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Jerry Maguire (1996), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Vanilla Sky in 2001. Cruise has taken home Golden Globe Awards three times, for his work in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire and Minority Report.

Hunter Tylo (1962): Actress and model who made headlines in 1996, when she sued Aaron Spelling for firing her from the drama, "Melrose Place," because she was pregnant. Tylo won 4.8 million dollars from the pregnancy discrimination case. In the Ď70s and Ď80s, Tylo worked as a model and began to star on the soap operas "All My Children" and "Days of Our Lives," until she was offered a permanent role on the daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful." Tylo has starred in theatre productions of "The Star Spangled Girl," "I Ought to Be in Pictures" and "Last of the Red Hot Lovers." Recently, Tylo published the book, Making a Miracle, in an effort to gain awareness of retinoblastoma, a disease her young daughter has.

Laura Branigan (1957): Musician who rose to fame in 1982 with the success of her number 2 hit single "Gloria." That same year, Branigan released her debut album, aptly titled "Branigan," which reached platinum status. Her follow up release, "Branigan 2" in 1983, also went platinum and included the Top 10 song "Solitaire." In 1984, Branigan recorded the song, "Self Control," which was a Top 5 smash in both the US and UK. Throughout her career, Branigan has released the albums "Self Control" (1984), "Touch" (1987), "Laura Branigan" (1990), "Best of Laura Branigan" (1995) and "Back in Control" in 2003.

Montel Williams (1956): Talk show host who graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and specialized in cryptology. In 1988, Williams began working as a motivational speaker, counseling the families of servicemen. After 15 years of service, Williams gave up his job in the navy to tour the country, speaking to teenagers, parents and business leaders about overcoming tragedy and following the road to success. Williams soon started his own talk show, "The Montel Williams Show," and won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1996 for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Williams appears to truly care for all of his guests, and makes sure that they are given the counseling they need after each show, such as psychological counseling and drug treatment programs. Montel was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999 and is dedicated to raising awareness & looking for a cure.

Tom Stoppard (1937): Playwright who began his career as a reporter for the Western Daily Press in Bristol, England. In 1960, Stoppard decided to devote all of his time to his own creative writing, and earned money selling short stories and the 15-minute radio plays "The Dissolution of Dominic Boot" and "M is for Moon Among Other Things." Stoppard has penned the plays "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," "Night and Day," "Arcadia," "Indian Ink," "The Invention of Love" and co-wrote the screenplay to "Shakespeare in Love." Stoppard recently won 3 Tonys for his production of "The Real Thing." He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and was chosen as a member of the Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth in 2000.

July 3rd, 2008, 12:06
Heading up to Indian Rocks Bch in about 1 more Hr ... 4th of July in the Western Tampa Bay Area !!!

The frikken B E S T !!!!!!!!!!! :cap:

July 4th, 2008, 14:00
Birthdates which occurred on July 04:
1715 Christian Gellert Saxony, poet, novelist (Fables & Tales)
1753 Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard 1st balloon flights in England, US
1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne Mass, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)
1807 Giuseppe Garibaldi unified Italy
1826 Stephen Foster Lawrencevil, Pa, composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)
1847 James Anthony Bailey Detroit, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey)
1867 Stephen Mather organized US National Park Service
1872 Calvin Coolidge (R) 29th pres (1923-29)
1875 Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci Italy, siamese twins
1878 George M Cohan entertainer, Give my regards to Broadway
1880 George Mullin pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
1880 Pat Rooney vaudevillian/actor (Night Club)
1883 Rube Goldberg who made the easy outrageously difficult
1885 Louis B Mayer Minsk Russia, motion-picture executive (MGM)
1894 Henry Carlson basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
1898 Johnny Lee Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy)
19-- Michael Sweet rock vocalist (Stryper-Against the Law)
1900 Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong New Orleans LA, jazz musician (Hello Dolly)
1902 George Murphy New Haven Ct, (Sen-R-Calif)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade)
1902 Meyer Lansky mobster (Started numbers)
1902 Vince Barnett Pittsburgh, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle)
1903 Flor Peeters Antwerp Belgium, organist (Lied Symphony)
1905 Lionel Trilling author (1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination)
1909 Alec Templeton Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
1911 Mitch Miller Rochester NY, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx)
1912 Virginia Graham Chicago Ill, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I)
1915 Timmie Rogers Detroit Mich, singer (Sugar Hill Time)
1916 Tokyo Rose WW II propogandist
1918 Abigail Van Buren twin sister, advice columnist
1918 Ann Landers twin sister, advice columnist
1918 Buster Davis Johnstown Pa, choral director (Garry Moore Show)
1918 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV king of Tonga (1965- )
1920 Leona Helmsley (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire
1921 Gerard Debreu France, economist (Nobel 1983)
1924 Eva Marie Saint Newark NJ, actress (On the Waterfront)
1926 Mary Stuart Miami Fla, actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow)
1927 Gina Lollobrigida Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest)
1927 Neil Simon playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues)
1928 Stephen Boyd actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur)
1929 Al Davis Brocton Mass, NFL team owner (LA Raiders)
1930 George Steinbrenner NY Yankees owner/ship builder/horse owner
1938 Bill Withers WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
1939 Ed Bernard Phila, actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow)
1943 Emerson Boozer NFL running back (NY Jet)/sportscaster
1946 Michael Milken LA Calif, partner (Intl Capital Access Group)
1946 Ron Kovic disabled vietnam vet (Born on 4th of July)
1948 Rene Arnoux France, formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
1950 David Jensen rocker British DJ
1953 Geraldo Rivera NYC, news personality (20/20, Geraldo)
1955 John Waite singer (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not)
1958 Kirk Pengilly Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1962 Pam Shriver tennis player (US Open's Doubles 1983,4,6,7)
1963 Henri Leconte France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)
1964 Mark Allen Slaughter Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)

July 4th, 2008, 14:01
Felicidades !!!!! :party:

July 4th, 2008, 14:02
On this day...
1054 Brightest known super-nova (Crab Nebula) starts shining (23 days)
1636 City of Providence, Rhode Island form
1653 Barebones Parliment goes into session in England
1776 Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain
1789 1st US tariff act
1802 US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
1817 Construction on Erie Canal begins
1819 William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
1827 Slavery abolished in NY
1828 Construction begins on Band O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
1829 Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila)
1832 "America" 1st sung publicly
1836 Wisconsin Territory formed
1845 Texas Congress votes for annexation to US
1845 Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond
1862 Lewis Carroll creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice P Liddell
1863 Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces
1865 1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published
1866 Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying ę of Portland, Me
1873 Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens
1874 Social Democratic Workmen's Party of North America formed
1875 White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg
1876 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF
1881 Brooker T Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute
1882 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF
1883 Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr
1884 1st US bullfight held (Dodge City Ks)
1884 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
1886 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
1888 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz
1889 Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting
1893 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #369 Aeria
1894 Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH
1894 Republic of Hawaii established
1898 "La Bourgogne" collides with "Cromartyshire", 560 drown
1898 French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark "Cromartyshire", 50 die
1898 US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)
1903 Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Phil) opens, Pres TR sends message
1905 Phila A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game
1908 NY Giant George "Hooks" Witse no-hits Phila Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
1910 Jack Johnson KOs James Jeffries in 15 rounds, ending come-back try
1911 Ty Cobb goes 0 for 4 & ends a 40 game hit streak
1912 Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
1914 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)
1918 Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa
1919 Cincinnati Reds are 10ę games back in NL, & win the World Series
1919 Jack Dempsey beats Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship
1919 M Wolf discovers asteroid #914 Palisana
1925 44 die when the Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
1925 Yanks Lefty Grove beats A's Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings
1929 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
1933 Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
1938 1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5
1939 Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game
1939 Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day
1941 Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for the 1st time, 11 days later
they successfully recreate pencillin
1942 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
1946 Philippines gains independence from US
1950 Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own consitution)
1954 West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern
1956 Independence National Historical Park established in Philadelphia
1956 US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland
1959 America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
1959 Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony
1960 America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled
1960 Mickey Mantle hits career homer # 300
1962 Island Records begins
1966 LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act
1967 Freedom of Information Act goes into effect
1967 Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader
1969 "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in the UK
1969 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin
1969 Ann Jones defeats Billie Jean King for Wimbeldon Ladies championship
1970 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ
1970 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of
Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
1973 In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who
"offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
1975 Bundy victim (?) Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah
1976 Raid on Entebbe-Israel rescues 229 Air France passengers
1977 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
1977 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
1978 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #3332
1978 Memphis firefighters halt 3-day strike under a court order
1982 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
1982 Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe for his last Wimbeldon championship
1983 Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
1984 Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m
1985 Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins
1987 Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
1987 Martina Navratilova wins 6th straight Wimbeldon defeats Steffi Graf
1987 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" convicted by a French court
1988 Steffan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon crown
1988 US navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
1990 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star
Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address

July 4th, 2008, 14:05
Bahamas : Queen's Birthday
Cayman Islands : Constitution Day
Hannibal Missouri : Tom Sawyer Fence painting Day
Italy : Garibaldi Day (1807)
Philippines : Philippine-American Friendship Day (1946)
Rhode Island : Providence Day (1636)
Tonga : King's Birthday
US & Possessions : Independence Day (1776)
Yugoslavia : Fighter's Day

July 4th, 2008, 14:06
Religious Observances
Muslim-Libya : Mohammed's Ascension
RC : Feast of St Bertha, abbess
RC : Mem of St Elizabeth of Portugal, queen/widow, (opt)

July 4th, 2008, 14:07
Religious History
1765 English poet and hymnwriter William Cowper observed in a letter: 'How naturallydoes affliction make us Christians!'
1831 Baptist clergyman Samuel Francis Smith penned the American patriotic hymn,'America' ('My Country, 'tis of Thee'). Smith was unaware that the tune, ironically, wasalso that of England's national anthem: 'God Save the Queen'!
1840 Birth of American sacred composer James McGranahan. His most enduring melodiesinclude CHRIST RETURNETH, MY REDEEMER, NEUMEISTER ('Christ Receiveth Sinful Men') andSHOWERS OF BLESSING.
1870 Birth of James Moffatt, Scottish New Testament scholar. Moffatt translated theNew (1913) and Old (1924) Testaments into the colloquial English of his day. They were firstpublished together in 1935.
1970 American Presbyterian missionary Francis Schaeffer observed in a letter: 'Ifstandards are raised which are not really scriptural,... it can only lead to sorrow. If wetry to have a spirituality higher than the Bible sets forth, it will always turn out to belower.'

July 4th, 2008, 14:11
People born on July 4

Geraldo Rivera (1943): Television journalist who began his career as an anti-poverty lawyer in New York City. In 1970, Rivera shifted gears and decided to work in television as a reporter for WABC-TV. His story on the heartbreaking conditions at the Willowbrook State School for the Mentally Retarded gained him national attention. His success as a reporter led to him getting his own late-night show, "Good Night America," and a job as a correspondent for "20/20." In 1987, Rivera became the king of tabloid television, starting his own talk show that was simply titled "Geraldo." Throughout his career, Rivera has won seven Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Rivera entered the spotlight again as a FOX war correspondent in Iraq. Rivera left Iraq voluntarily after revealing sensitive military operational details.

George Steinbrenner (1930): Executive who is most famous for being the meddling owner and club president of the New York Yankees (1979-90). Before setting his sights on owning a ballclub, Steinbrenner was an assistant football coach at both Northwestern and Purdue Universities. Although some beleived that Steinbrenner knew nothing about baseball and didnít belong in the sport, he still managed to sign baseball greats like Reggie Jackson and Catfish Hunter in the Ď70s. Steinbrenner had a lot of success purchasing free agents, but sometimes signed so many stars that he did not have enough room to highlight them all in the lineup. Steinbrenner was suspended from baseball from 1990-92, but returned in 1993.

Neil Simon (1927): Playwright who is one of the worldís most prolific writers; his plays have been adapted to film more than any other writer in his genre. In 1961, Simon wrote his first comedy, "Come Blow Your Horn," which lasted for 677 performances on Broadway. From there, Simon continued to write hit productions, many of which took place in his home state of NY. Some of his plays include Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple (1965), Sweet Charity (1966), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), Biloxi Blues (1985) and the Pulitzer Prize winning Lost in Yonkers (1991). Simon has earned four Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and was recognized by the Kennedy Center Honors in 1995.

Gloria Stuart (1910): Actress who was nominated for an Academy Award, at the age of 87, for her role in the blockbuster drama Titanic (1997). Stuart began her acting career in the 1930s, starring first on stage and then on the silver screen. Both Paramount and Universal pictures were fighting for her contract, but Universal won out in the end, and cast her in 9 films in 1933 alone. Some of Stuartís most memorable moments on film include The All-American (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), Maybe it's Love (1935), Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), It Could Happen to You (1937), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) and The Three Musketeers in 1939. Recently, Stuart appeared in ďMy Mother the SpyĒ (2000).

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804): Author who went to school with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and found his home town of Salem, Massachusetts, to contain a rich history that would later be reflected in his writing. The Transcendentalist Movement, a period embracing self-reliance in American Literature, moved Hawthorne to create such works as The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851), The Blithesdale Romance (1852), Twice Told Tales (1837) and the Tanglewood Tales in 1853. Hawthorneís gift for the written word, and desire for individuals to take responsibility for their actions, shines through both in his writing, and the writing of his friend, Henry David Thoreau.

July 6th, 2008, 14:03
Birthdates which occurred on July 06:
1747 John Paul Jones naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight")
1796 Nicholas I Russia, Tsar (1825-55)
1818 Adolf Anderssen Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)
1859 Verner von Heidenstam Sweden, poet/novelist (Nobel 1916)
1878 Eino Leino Finland, poet/playwright/novelist (El mĄn Koreus)
1884 Harold Vanderbilt NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge
19-- Gwenn Mitchell Morristown NJ, actress (Joan-Amy Prentiss)
19-- James Kiberd actor (Trevor Dillon-Loving)
19-- Tom Wiggin actor (As the World Turns, Mike-Breaking Away)
1903 Axel Theorell Sweden, biochemist, studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)
1904 Robert Whitney Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
1915 Dorothy Kirsten Montclair NJ, soprano (A Time to Sing)
1917 Dorothy Kirsten Montclair NJ, opera singer (The Chevy Show)
1918 Eugene List Phila Penn, pianist/prof (Eastman School of Music)
1918 Sebastian Cabot London, actor (Mr French-Family Affair)
1922 William Schallert LA Calif, actor (Martin-Patty Duke Show)
1923 Nancy Davis Reagan NY, 1st Lady (1981-89)
1924 Robert M White pilot (X-15)
1925 Bill Haley Mich, (& the Comets-Rock Around the Clock)
1925 Merv Griffin San Mateo Calif, TV host (Merv Griffin Show)
1927 Janet Leigh Merced Cal, actress, She's in the shower (Psycho, Harper)
1927 Nicky Hilton heir to his father Conrad Hilton's vast international hotel chain.
1927 Pat Paulsen comedian, presidential candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
1927 Susan Cabot Boston, actress (Carnival Rock)
1932 Della Reese Detroit, singer/actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family)
1937 Gene Chandler [Eugene Dixon], Chicago, rocker (Duke of Earl)
1937 Ned Beatty Lexington Ky, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network)
1937 Vladimir Ashkenazy Gorkey Rus, pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961)
1939 Helena Dupont US, equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
1939 Mary Peters England, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)
1940 Viktor Kuzkin USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
1945 Burt Ward LA Calif, actor (Robin-Batman)
1946 Fred Dryer Hawthone Calif, NFLer (NY Giants, LA Rams)/actor (Hunter)
1946 Jamie Wyeth Penn, artist (An American Vision-Boston)
1946 Rick Hunter actor
1946 Sylvester Stallone NYC, actor/director (Rocky, Rambo, Cobra)
1948 Brad Park Toronto, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
1949 Shelly Hack Greenwich Ct, actress (Tiffany-Charlie's Angel)
1950 Sultan Rakhmanov Super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1980)
1954 Allyce Beasley Bkln, actress (Agnes Dipesto-Moonlighting)
1956 Matt Bahr NFL kicker (NY Giants)
1957 Ron Duguay Canada, hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings)
1959 John Keeble rocker (Spandau Ballet-True)
1965 Glenn Scarpelli Staten Is NY, actor (Alex-One Day At a Time, Fantasy)
1969 Michael Grant vocalist (Musical Youth)
1971 Kari Kupcinet Chicago, actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless)

July 6th, 2008, 14:04
Felicidades !!! :party: Happy Days !!!!

July 6th, 2008, 14:05
On this day...
1483 England's King Richard III crowned
1535 Sir Thomas More executed in England for treason
1687 Newton publishes "Principia"
1699 Capt William Kidd arrested in Boston
1776 Dec of Ind announced on front page of the "PA Evening Gazette"
1777 British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
1785 Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage
1798 US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained,... &
removed as alien enemies"
1853 National Black convention meets (Rochester NY)
1853 William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel," 1st novel by black American
1854 1st Republican state convention, Ripon, Wisc
1863 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
1869 Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated
1885 1st inoculation (for rabies) of a human being, by Louis Pasteur
1886 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
1892 Striking steelworkers in Homestead, Pa fire on scabs, killing 7
1894 Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike
1903 George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF
1908 Robert Peary's expedition sails from NYC for the north pole
1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm opens
1919 British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)
1920 Yanks score team record 14 runs in 1 inning vs Senators
1923 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics formed
1924 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
1928 1st all-talking motion picture shown, in NY (Lights of NY)
1928 Worlds largest hailstone 1ę lbs (17') falls in Potter Nebraska
1929 St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
1932 1st class postage back up to 3 from 2
1933 1st All-Star baseball game, AL wins 5-2 (Chicago's Comiskey Park)
1935 Helen Wills Moody wins her 7th Wimbeldon championship
1936 114Ý F (46Ý C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
1936 121Ý F (49Ý C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
1938 NL beats AL 4-1 in 6th All Star Game (Crosley Field, Cincinnati)
1941 NY Yankees unviel a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield
1942 AL beats NL 3-1 in 10th All Star Game (NY Giants host)
1944 170 die in a fire at Ringling Bros Circus in Hartford Conn
1945 Nicaragua becomes 1st nation to formally accept UN Charter
1945 Pres Truman signs executive order establishing Medal of Freedom
1945 Wash Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games
1953 J Churms discovers asteroid #1701 Okavango
1957 Althea Gibson became 1st black tennis player to win Wimbledon
1957 Harry S Truman Library established in Independence, Missouri
1958 Alaska becomes the 49th state
1959 Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic
1960 Dr Barbara Moore completes a 3,207 mile walk from LA to NYC
1962 Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer
1964 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premiers in London
1964 Malawi (then Nyasaland) gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1965 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms
1966 Malawi becomes a republic
1967 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade
1971 White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
1975 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
1976 Soyuz 21 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 5 space station
1978 Israeli jet fighters swooped over mostly Moslem West Beirut
1983 Fred Lynn of Angels hits All-Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)
1983 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
1987 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India
1988 Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico
1989 After 9 years, WHOT (Bkln pirate radio station) is busted by the FCC
1989 US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn
1990 "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premiers
1990 After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a
complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0
1991 Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini for Wimbeldon championship

July 6th, 2008, 14:06
Malawi : Independence Day (1964)/Republic Day (1966)
Iowa : Independence Sunday

July 6th, 2008, 14:06
Religious Observances

Luth : Commemoration of Jan Hus, martyr
Old Catholic : Commemoration of St Thomas More, humanist/martyr
RC : Memorial of St Maria Goretti, virgin/martyr (opt)

July 6th, 2008, 14:07
Religious History

1415 Martyrdom of Jan Hus, Czech reformer, who was condemned for heresy and burned atthe stake because of his outspoken appeals for church reform and for political and religiousrights for the common people.
1535 English Catholic theologian Thomas More was beheaded for refusing to recognizeHenry VIII as supreme head of the Church of England, which had just broken with the RomanCatholic Church.
1757 Birth of William McKendree, colonial American church leader. In 1808 he wasordained the first American-born bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
1846 Birth of John H. Sammis, American Presbyterian clergyman and author of the hymn,'Trust and Obey.'
1941 English Bible expositor Arthur W. Pink observed in a letter: 'It is those who walkthe closest with God who are most conscious of their sins.'

July 6th, 2008, 14:08
People born on July 6
Geoffrey Rush (1951): Actor who came to the attention of the media when he gave an Oscar-winning performance in the 1996 film, Shine. Rush began his stage career in his native Australia in the 1970s. He starred in a production of "Waiting for Godot" in 1979, with a then-unknown Mel Gibson, and did not make the leap to the big screen until Twelfth Night in 1986. In addition to his critically acclaimed performance in Shine, Rush has also appeared in Twisted (1996), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Elizabeth (1998), Les Miserables (1998), Mystery Men (1999), Quills (2000), Lantana (2001), and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He is also the voice of Nigel in the hit animated film Finding Nemo.

Sylvester Stallone (1946): Actor who attended beauty school before discovering his true calling. Stallone began his film career as a screenwriter, and struggled for many years in New York before penning the script to the 1976 hit, Rocky. Rocky was the sleeper smash that year, earning critical acclaim and spawning a successful series of sequels. Stallone has since enjoyed a lucrative acting career, starring in films including Rambo: First Blood (1982), Tango and Cash (1989), Lock Up (1989), Oscar (1991), Demolition Man (1993), Judge Dredd (1995), Daylight (1996), Cop Land (1997), Driven (2001) and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. In addition to his many talents, Stallone is also a gifted painter.

George W. Bush (1946): 43rd President of the United States. Upon graduating with his MBA from Harvard Business School, Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard as an F-102 pilot, and worked on his fatherís presidential campaign in 1988. Before being elected as the 46th Governor of Texas in 1994, Bush was a managing general partner of the Texas Rangers.

Ned Beatty (1937): Actor who gave a memorable performance as Lex Luthorís accomplice, Otis, in the first two Superman films (1978, 1980). Beatty began his career in show business on the Broadway stage in "The Great White Hope." His performance did not go unnoticed, for he was soon offered a role in the 1972 film Deliverance. After making his screen debut, Beatty had no trouble finding work. He has since appeared in films including Our Town (1977), Friendly Fire (1979), The Toy (1982), The Big Easy (1986), Back to School (1986), Repossessed (1990), Prelude to a Kiss (1992), Rudy (1993), The Affair (1995), Cookieís Fortune (1999) and Where the Red Fern Grows (2003).

Della Reese (1931): Actress and ordained minister whose portrayal of the angel, Tess, on "Touched By an Angel," inspired viewers for nearly a decade (1994-2003). In 1953, Reese moved to New York to embark on a career in music. She was met with success and released the hit singles "And That Reminds Me" and "Donít You Know." Reese began to host her own talk show in 1969 and joined the cast of the sitcom, "Chico and the Man," in 1976. Reese starred in two other sitcoms, "It Takes Two" (1982) and "Charlie and Co." (1986), before appearing in her first feature film, Harlem Nights, in 1989. In addition to her work on "Touched By An Angel," Reese has appeared in the TV movies "Miracle in the Woods" (1997), "Emmaís Wish" (1998), "The Secret Path" (1999) and "The Moving of Sophia Myles" (2000).

July 7th, 2008, 11:05
Birthdates which occurred on July 07:

1752 Joseph-Marie Jacquard invented programmable loom
1843 Camillo Golgi Italy, physician, cytologist (Nobel 1906)
1851 Lillien Jane Martin psychologist. found gerontology clinic
1860 Gustav Mahler Kalischat Bohemia Austria, composer/conductor (Titan)
1887 Marc Chagall Vitebsk Russia, artist (I & The Village)
1893 Vladimir Mayakovsky Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)
1899 George Cukor producer/director (Adam's Rib, Philadelphia Story)
19-- Arlene Harris Toronto Canada, comedienne (Stage 2 Revue)
19-- Charlotte Moore Herin Ill, actress (The News is the News)
19-- Cindy Eilbacher Saudi Arabia, (My Mother the Car, Young & Restless)
19-- Stanley Brock Bkln, actor (Ivan-He's the Mayor)
19-- Vanita Harbour actress (Rika Price-One Life to Live)
1902 James McCartney father of Beatle (Paul)
1906 Satchel Paige baseball pitcher, never look back
1907 Robert A Heinlein sci-fi author (Stranger in a Strange Land)
1908 Harriette Arnow Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (The Dollmaker)
1911 Eddie Mayehoff Balt Md, actor (Hour Glass, Doc Corkle)
1911 Gian Carlo Menotti Italy, composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
1914 Eddie Mayehoff Baltimore, actor (Luv, How to Murder Your Wife)
1917 Elton Britt Marshall Ark, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree)
1917 Lawrence F O'Brien (Watergate conspirators broke into his office)
1919 William Kunstler defense attorney (Chicago 8)
1921 Ezzard Charles world heavyweight boxing champion (1950-51)
1922 Artie Malivn NYC, music director (Julie LaRosa, Steve Lawrence)
1922 Pierre Cardin Paris France, fashion designer (Unisex)
1923 Eduardo Fal£ Argentine guitarist (Zamba de Vargas)
1923 Jean Kerr Scranton Pa, novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1927 Alan Dixon (Sen-D-Ill)
1927 Carl (Doc) Severinson Arlington Or, bandleader/trumpeter (Tonight)
1927 Charlie Louvin Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
1928 Colleen Summers Pasadena Calif, vocal overdubber
1928 Vincent Edwards actor (Dr Ben Casey, Death Stalk, Firehouse)
1933 Murray Halberg New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
1940 Ringo Starr Beatles' drummer/actor (Magic Christian)
1945 Matti Salminen Turku Finland, bass player (King Philipp-Don Carlos)
1946 Jean LeClerc actor (Jeremy Hunter-All My Children)
1946 Jim Day Canada, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-gold-1968)
1946 Joe Spano SF Calif, actor (Henry Goldblume-Hill St Blues)
1948 Fred Brown NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
1949 Shelley Duvall Houston Tx, actress (Popeye, Faery Tale Theater)
1951 Roz Ryan Detroit Mich, actress (Amelia-Amen)
1959 Bill Campbell actor (The Rocketeer)
1959 Jessica Hahn evangelist rape victim/model (playboy)/actress
1960 Isabelle Boeri-Bāgard France, foils (Olympic-gold-1980)
1960 Ralph Sampson NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)
1962 Clive "Doctor" Jackson rocker (Dr & the Medics-Laughing at Pieces)
1963 Perry Richardson SC, bassist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
1967 Jason R Rich Irvington NY, writer (Celebrity Teen Talk)
1969 Cree Summer actress (Freddie-Different World)

July 7th, 2008, 11:06
Felicidades/...Happy Days !!!!

July 7th, 2008, 11:06
On this day...

1668 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
1754 Kings College in NYC opens (renamed Columbia College)
1768 Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
1838 Central American federation is dissolved
1846 US annexs California
1862 Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land
1863 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100)
1865 4 Lincoln assassination conspirators, including Mary Surratt, hanged
1867 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #92 Undina
1891 Travelers cheque patented
1898 Pres McKinley signs resolution of annexation of Hawaiian Is
1898 US annexes Hawaii
1904 A Charlois discovers asteroid #537 Pauly
1905 127Ý F (53Ý C), Parker Ariz (state record)
1908 Great White Fleet leaves SF Bay
1911 Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record
25 minutes for Wimbeldon championship
1919 Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game
1923 Cleve Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning
1923 University of Delaware invents the "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)
1924 E Hertzsprung discovers asteroid #1702 Kalahari
1924 Robert LeGendre of the US, sets then long jump record at 25' 5ę"
1928 Edward Hamm of the US, sets then long jump record at 25' 11"
1930 Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam
1934 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbeldon doubles championship
1936 NL beats AL for their 1st All Star victory, 4-3 (Boston Braves Field)
1937 AL beats NL 8-3 in 5th All Star Game (Griffith Stad, Washington)
1937 Japanese & Chinese troops clash, which will become WW II
1941 US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion
1946 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
1948 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
1948 Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige
1949 "Dragnet" premiers on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967
1954 T.A.N.U. party founded in Tanzania
1956 7 Army trucks loaded with dynamite explode in the middle of
Cali, Columbia killing 1,100-1,200, destroyimg 2,000 buildings
1958 Pres Eisenhower signs Alaska statehood bill
1959 NL beats AL 5-4 in 26th All Star Game (Pittsbugh Forbes Field)
1960 USSR shoots down a US aircraft over Barents sea
1962 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
1964 NL beats AL 7-4 at 35th All Star Game (Shea Stadium, NY)
1965 Otis Redding records "Respect"
1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
1968 Rock group "The Yardbirds" disband
1969 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
1972 Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong to win Wimbeldon
1973 1st all-US women's Wimbeldon, Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert
1973 78 drown as flash flood sweeps a bus into a river (India)
1973 All women board of directors takes control of ABA's Kentucky Colonels
1973 Balt Orioles pull their 4th triple play (5-4-3 vs Oakland)
1973 Glenda Reiser (Canada) sets record women's mile (4:34.9)
1973 Shoelace Park in the Bronx named
1974 West Germany beats Neth 2-1 for soccer's 10th World Cup in Munich
1975 TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres
1976 Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
1978 Martina Navratilova captures Wimbledon defeating Chris Evert
1978 Solomon Is gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1980 1st solar-powered aircraft crosses English Channel
1980 Az Judge Sandra Day O'Connor 1st female nominated to Supreme Court
1980 Jim King completes riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
1981 1st solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crosses English Channel
1981 Ben Plucknett of US throws discus 72.34 m, but throw is disqualified
1981 Solar Challenger powered only by solar energy crosses English Channel
1982 David Moorcroft of UK sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41
1982 Steve Scott of US runs the mile in a record 3:47.69
1983 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR
1984 5 die in a train crash in Williston Vt
1985 Boris Becker at 17 beats Kevin Curren for Wimbeldon title
1986 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
1986 Supreme Court struck down Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law
1987 Kiwanis Clubs end men-only tradition, vote to admit women
1987 Lt Col Oliver North began public testimony at Iran-Contra hearing
1987 Yanks trailing by 7 score 7 in 7th on 7/7 & 5 in 8th-Beat Twins 12-7
1988 Soviet Union launches Phobos 1 to probe Martian moon (unsuccessful)
1990 Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph)
1990 Martina Navratilova beats Zina Garrison for rec 9th Wimbeldon title
1991 Michael Stich beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon championship

July 7th, 2008, 11:08
Bhutan : Guru Rinbochy
Equatorial Guinea : P.U.N.T. Anniversary
Japan : Star Festival/Tanabata
Pamplona, Spain : Fiesta de San Fermin-running of the Bulls
Tanzania : Saba-Saba Day-founding of TANU party (1954)

July 7th, 2008, 11:08
Religious Observances on the 7th:

Orth : Nativity of St John the Forerunner (6/24 OS)
Old Catholoic : Comm of St Methodius (Cyril), devise Cyrillic alphabet

July 7th, 2008, 11:09
Religious History

1586 Birth of Thomas Hooker, colonial American pastor and an originator of the earliestsystem of federal government in America.
1851 Birth of Charles A. Tindley, African-American Methodist preacher and songwriter.His most enduring gospel hymns include 'Stand By Me,' 'Nothing Between,' 'Leave It There'and 'By and By.'
1946 Italian-American educator, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917) became thefirst American citizen to be made a saint in the Catholic Church. She arrived in the 1889, and was naturalized in 1909.
1952 Six churches met to form the Southern Baptist Association of Colorado, the firstorganization of this denomination in the state.
1959 English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'I "believed" theoretically inthe divine forgiveness for years before it really came home to me. It is a wonderful thingwhen it does.'

July 7th, 2008, 17:41
People born on July 7

Michelle Kwan (1980): Champion figure skater who decided against taking her coachís advice, and applied for Senior status at the tender age of 12. Kwanís decision was a wise one, and her first experience in the 1994 World Championships earned her an impressive 8th place skate. Some of the coveted titles that Kwan has won include the 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 World Championships, the Silver medal in the 1998 Olympics and the Bronze in the 2002 Olympics. More

Cree Summer (1970): Actress and musician who started to make money at the age of 13, voicing cartoon characters. Summer made a successful career out of being the voice of such characters as Penny on "Inspector Gadget," Elmyra on "Tiny Toon Adventures," Princess Kitana on "Mortal Combat," She-Hulk on "The Incredible Hulk," The Green M&M in the "M&Mís Commercials," Vonda on "Men in Black" and Susie Carmichael on the "Rugrats" (including this summer's theatrical release, Rugrats Go Wild!). In addition to her phenomenal success in voice-overs, Summer starred in front of the camera as Freddie on the hit series "A Different World." Also involved in the music world, Summer released the album "Street Faerie" in 1999.

Shelley Duvall (1949): Actress who played Olive Oil, opposite Robin Williams, in the 1980 film Popeye. In addition to playing Popeyeís lanky love interest, Duvall has had a successful acting career in films including Brewster McCloud (1977), Annie Hall (1977), The Shining (1980), Time Bandits (1981), Roxanne (1987), The Underneath (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996) and more recently, Home Fries (1998) and Manna from Heaven (2001). Duvall has also achieved great success, and is a favorite of children everywhere, with her award-winning cable programs "Faerie Tale Theater," "Shelley Duvallís Tall Tales and Legends" and "Shelley Duvallís Bedtime Stories."

Ringo Starr (1940): Drummer who was one of the four young men responsible for Beatlemania in the Ď60s. Releasing their first album in 1963, the Beatlesí singles, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Love Me Do," quickly rose to the top of the charts. In 1964, the band released their first film, Hard Days Night, and would ride high on success until breaking up in 1971. Starr then embarked on a film career, starring in 200 Motels (1971), Born to Boogie (1972), Thatíll be the Day (1973) and Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984). He later dabbled in childrenís television, playing the role of Mr. Conductor on the popular British series "Thomas the Tank Engine," while continuing to release successful albums including "Stop and Smell the Roses" (1981), "Time Takes Time" (1992) and "Vertical Man" in 1998. His most recent album, "Ringo Rama," was released in March of 2003.

Doc Severinsen (1927): Musician who is famous for being the Grammy Award-winning Musical Director of "The Tonight Show." Severinsen was given the name "Little Doc" as a child, after his dentist father. At 7-years-old, he played the trumpet so well that he was asked to join the High School Band. Before beginning work on "The Tonight Show" in 1962, Severinsen toured with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, and became a NBC staff musician in 1949. With over 30 albums to his credit, Severinsen won a Grammy in 1987 for "Best Jazz Instrumental Performance" for "The Tonight Show Band Ė Volume I." Recently, Severinsen has been the Principle Pops Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Milwaukee Symphony. Doc tours with his band "Doc Severinsen and his Big Band" and released the album "Lullabies and Goodnights" in 2003.

July 8th, 2008, 11:12
Birthdates which occurred on July 08:

1838 Count Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin invented rigid dirigibles
1839 John D Rockefeller US capitalist; founded Standard Oil
1867 KĄthe Kollwitz Germany, print maker/sculptor (Bauernkrieg)
1882 Percy Grainger Melbourne, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs)
1893 Fritz Perls father of Gestalt therapy
1898 Alec Waugh London, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn
1898 Melville Ruick Boise Idaho, actor (Barton-City Hospital)
19-- Candy Roth traffic reporter (shadow traffic)
19-- Jeffrey Tambor SF Calif, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Hill Street Blues)
1900 George Antheil Trenton NJ, composer (Airplane Sonata)
1907 George W Romney (Gov-R-Mich)/US Secretary of HUD (1969-73)
1908 Louis Jordan Ark, alto saxman (Caldonia)
1908 Nelson A Rockefeller (Gov-R-NY) 41st VP (1974-77)
1913 Walter Kerr NY drama critic (Sad Clowns)
1914 Billy Eckstine jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love)
1915 Charles Hard Townes Greenville SC, physicist, developed lasers
1917 Faye Emerson Elizabeth La, actress (I've Got a Secret)
1917 Glenn Langan Denver Colo, actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie)
1918 Craig Stevens Liberty Mo, actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn)
1918 Nelson Mandela Transkei South Africa, jailed political activist
1920 Dolph Sweet NYC, actor (Gimme a Break, Trials of O'Brien)
1923 Harrison Dillard 110m dash/hurdler (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1928 Carol Henry Newark NJ, choreographer (Garry Moore Show)
1929 Shirley Ann Grau author (Keepers of the House)
1931 Jerry Vale singer (Arriverderci Roma)
1931 Roone Arledge TV executive (ABC)
1933 Marty Feldman London England, comedian (Young Frankenstein)
1935 John David Crow football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
1935 Steve Lawrence Bkln, singer/actor (Go Away Little Girl, Lonely Guy)
1935 Vitaly I Sevastyanov USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 9 Soyuz 18B)
1937 Barbara Ann Loden actress (Ernie Kovac's Show)
1940 Marcia Rodd actress (Little Murders, T.R. Baskins)
1944 Daniel Morelon France, 7 amateur sprint wins (1966-1975)
1944 Jaimoe "Johnny" Johanson drummer (Allman Brothers)
1946 Cynthia Gregory LA, ballerina (NY Ballet Co)
1948 Kim Darby N Hollywood, actr (True Grit, Enola Gay, Rich Man Poor Man)
1948 Raffi children's singer (Baby Beluga)
1951 Andy Fletcher rocker (Depeche Mode-Just Can't Get Enough)
1951 Anjelica Huston actress (Prizzi's Honor, Ice Pirates)
1952 Ulrich Wehling German DR, cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
1953 Jonathan Segal NYC, actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase)
1956 Russell Christian rocker (The Christians-Harvest the World)
1958 Kevin Bacon Phila Pa, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby)
1960 Valerie Pettiford NYC, actress (Sheila Price-One Life to Live)
1964 Maryalice Demler N Tonawanda NY, Miss NY-America (1991)
1969 Lori Hallier Victoria BC Canada, actress (Shannon-Santa Barbara)
1971 Wendy Benson NYC, actress (Meredith-As the World Turns)

July 8th, 2008, 11:13
Happy Days are here Again !!!! :party:

July 8th, 2008, 11:13
On this day...

1663 King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island
1693 NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
1709 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes
1776 Col John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Dec of Independence
1777 Vt becomes 1st state abolishing slavery, adopts male sufferage
1796 US State Dept issues 1st American passport
1797 1st US senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment
1805 American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
1816 Frost in Waltham, MA
1835 Liberty Bell cracks (again)
1849 St Paul's Place in the Bronx named
1870 Congress authorizes registration of trademarks
1870 Gov Holden of NC declares Casswell County in a state of insurrection
1876 White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5
1889 John L Sullivan wins by KO in 75 rounds in last bare-knuckle bout
1889 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1891 61Ý F, the highest temp for July 1891, in Baltimore & Phila
1891 Future president Harding marries Florence K DeWolfe in Marion Ohio
1892 American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass
1896 William Jennings Bryan "cross of gold" speech at Dem convention
1897 Harbor Hospital formally opens
1898 Phillies Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1900 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
1905 Part of Angel Island allocated for Immigration Detention Center
1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
1909 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
1911 Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcontin. trip by horse
1912 Pitcher Rube Marquard loses after winning 19 straight games
1919 Pres Wilson returns to NYC from Versailles Peace Conference
1923 Harding becomes 1st sitting president to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla)
1928 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
1932 Depression low point of Dow Jones Industrial Average, 41.22
1932 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #1255 Schilowa
1933 Public Works Administration becomes effective
1935 AL beats NL 4-1 in 3rd All Star Game (Cleveland)
1936 C Jackson discovers asteroid #1949 Messina
1941 AL beats NL 7-5 in 9th All Star Game (Briggs Stadium, Detroit)
1947 AL beats NL 2-1 in 14th All Star Game (Wrigley Field, Chicago)
1947 Demolition begins in NYC for UN HQ in NYC
1950 Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea
1950 Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea
1952 NL beats AL 3-2 (5 innings) in 19th All Star Game (Shibe Park Phila)
1957 CDC incorporates
1958 AL beats NL 4-3 in 25th All Star Game (Memorial Stadium, Baltimore)
1961 Portuguese steamer "Save" breaks up off Mozambique, 227 die
1967 Billie Jean King concludes Wimbeldon sweep (singles, doubles & mix)
1967 Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
1969 Thor Heyerdahl & reed raft Ra II land in Barbados 57 days from Morocco
1969 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
1970 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
1973 NY Mets are 12ę games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant
1974 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 innings
1975 Pres Ford announced hell seek Republican nomination for pres
1975 Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan, Burma. 20-foot-high
seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
1977 Sabra Starr finishes longest recorded belly dance (100 hrs)
1978 Bjorn Borg of Sweden won 3rd consecutive title at Wimbledon
1978 Pioneer-Venus 2 Multi-probe launched to Venus
1979 Voyager 2 takes 1st ever photo of Jupiter's satellite Adrastea (J14)
1980 NL beats AL 4-2 in 51st All Star Game (Dodger Stadium LA Calif)
1981 Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
1982 Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
1984 John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors for Wimbeldon singles
1986 Farthest thrown object-an "Aerobie" flying ring, 383 m (1,257')
1986 NASA establishes Safety, Reliability Maintain & Quality Assurance
1987 Kitty Dukakis, revealed addiction to amphetamines for 26 years
1988 Stevie Wonder announces he will run for mayor of Detroit in 1992
1990 12:34:56 on 7/8/90 (1234567890)
1990 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in the 5th inning
1990 Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup at Rome
1990 Italy beats England in soccer's World Cup conselation game
1990 Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker for Wimbeldon title
1990 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7

July 8th, 2008, 11:14
US : Liberty Bell Day [1835]
South Africa : Family Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Swaziland : Reed Dance Day - - - - - ( Monday )

July 8th, 2008, 11:15
Religious Observances

Old Catholic : Feast of St Elizabeth (St Isabella) of Portugal, widow

July 8th, 2008, 11:15
Religious History
1663 Following restoration of the English monarchy, a new charter was issued to theAmerican colony of Rhode Island. It guaranteed religious freedom regardless of 'differencesin opinion in matters of religion.'
1741 Influencing the start of New England's 'Great Awakening,' colonial Americantheologian Jonathan Edwards preached his classic sermon, 'Sinners in the Hands of an AngryGod,' at Enfield, CT.
1792 Birth of Lowell Mason, Presbyterian pioneer of congregational singing. He composedover 1,000 hymn tunes, including BETHANY ('Nearer, My God, To Thee'), DENNIS ('Blest Be theTie That Binds'), and HAMBURG ('When I Survey the Wondrous Cross').
1948 The Moscow Conference convened to celebrate the 500th anniversary of theindependence of the Russian Orthodox Church from control of the Eastern OrthodoxPatriarchate of Constantinople.
1959 Meeting in Oberlin, OH, the Congregational Christian and the Evangelical andReformed churches adopted a united statement of faith. (The two groups merged to form theUnited Church of Christ in 1961.)

July 8th, 2008, 17:43
More Infamous people born on July 8

Joan Osborne (1962): Singer/songwriter who began her musical career in the late Ď80s at an open-microphone night in a New York City club. The favorable response from the audience that night encouraged Osborne to pursue a career in music, and sheís been singing ever since. Osborne promptly started her own record label, Womanly Hips Records, and went on to release "Soul Show" in 1991 and "Blue Million Miles" in 1994. While she had a loyal local following, Osborne did not achieve mainstream success until she signed with Mercury Records to release "Relish" in 1995, which included the super-hit single, "One of Us." She has since released the album "Righteous Love" in 2000 and 2002's "How Sweet It Is."

Kevin Bacon (1958): Actor who is most famous for putting on his dancing shoes in the 1984 film Footloose. Bacon began his acting career on the stage, making his Broadway debut in "Slab Boys," a play that also starred then-unknown actors Sean Penn and Val Kilmer. After winning a starring role on the silver screen in the 1982 movie "Diner," Bacon knew that he wanted to have a career in film. Some of Baconís credits include Sheís Having a Baby (1988), Flatliners (1990), JFK (1991), He Said, She Said (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), Apollo 13 (1995), Sleepers (1996), Hollow Man (2000), and Trapped (2002). Most recently he appeared in the Oscar nominated picture Mystic River (2003), directed by Clint Eastwood.

Marianne Williamson (1952): Author who inspires her readers with her spiritual guidance and uplifting view of the world. Williamson is both a popular lecturer and the Spiritual Leader of the Church of Today, a New Thought church, in Michigan. Some of her best selling books include A Return to Love, Emma and Mommy Talk to God, A Womanís Worth, Illuminata: A Return to Prayer, Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships and Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens. Last year she released Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles.

Anjelica Huston (1951): Actress who garnered a whole new audience of fans when she starred as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values in 1993. Huston began acting as a teenager in father John Hustonís film A Walk with Love and Death (1969). While taking a brief absence from the big screen to model in New York, Huston made an Oscar-winning return to film in 1985, with her performance in Prizziís Honor. Huston has given stellar performances in films including Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), The Grifters (1990), The Perez Family (1995), Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Blood Work (2002) and last summer's Daddy Day Care. Huston directed her first feature film, Agnes Browne, in 1999.

Wolfgang Puck (1949): Chef-restaurateur who brought new life to California cuisine by adding a French twist to common ingredients. Before coming to the US in 1973, Puck was a chef at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco and Maximís in Paris. Puck took Los Angeles by storm, and his stint as chef and part owner of Ma Maison was a delicious success. Puck went on to publish his first cookbook in 1982, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen, and founded the trendy restaurant, Spago, later that year. Since then Puck has opened Chinois in Santa Monica, Postrio in San Francisco, Granita in Malibu and the more affordable, Wolfgang Puck Pizza Cafes, across the US.

July 9th, 2008, 11:09
Birthdates which occurred on July 09:
1764 Ann Ward Radcliffe English Gothic novelist (The Italian)
1802 Thomas Davenport invented 1st coml electric motor
1819 Elias Howe Spencer Mass, invented sewing machine
1858 Franz Boas anthropologist/linguist (Mind of Primitive Man)
1864 Franz Miller becomes first Train Murderer
1878 H.V. Kaltenborn Milwaukee Wisc, newscaster (Who Said That?)
1879 Ottorino Respighi Bologna, Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
1887 Samuel Eliot Morison historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea)
19-- Kathleen Layman Houston Tx, actress (Casey-Heartland)
19-- Suzanne Rogers actress (Days of our Life)
19-- Tricky Lane rocker (Sweet F.A.-Stick To Your Guns)
1901 Barbara Cartland romance author (Camfield #69)
1901 Jester Hairston NC, actor (Thats My Mama, Rolly-Amen)
1905 Clarence Campbell Saskatchewan, 3rd NHL pres (1946-77)
1909 Jester Hairston actor (Riley-Amen)
1915 David Diamond Rochester NY, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943)
1916 Edward Heath (C) British PM (1970-74)
1917 Ted Steele Hartford Ct, orch leader (Cavalcade of Stars)
1924 Leonard Pennario Buffalo NY, pianist (LA Philharmonic)
1925 Alan Dale Bkln NY, singer (Alan Dale Show)
1927 Ed Ames Malden Mass, actor (Mingo-Daniel Boone)
1927 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly NHL hall of famer (Norris trophy)
1928 Vince Edwards Bkln NY, actor (Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln)
1929 Hassan II king of Morocco (1961- )
1929 Lee Hazelwood Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson)
1930 Buddy Bregman Chicago, orch leader (Eddie Fisher Show)
1932 Donald Rumsfeld politician (involved in Watergate)
1935 Ronnie Burns Evanston Ill, adopted son of George Burns
1936 David Zinman NYC, conductor (Balt Symphony-1983)
1936 James Hampton actor (Teen Wolf, Amazing Howard Hughes, Hawmps)
1937 Clemon Daniels AFL player of year 1963, Half back (Oak, Dallas SF)
1937 David Hockney English artist (Pop Art)
1938 Brian Dennehy Ct, actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants)
1938 Paul Chihara Seattle Washington, US/Japanese composer
1939 James Hampton Okla City OK, actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop)
1939 Richard Roundtree New Rochelle NY, actor (Shaft, Roots)
1941 Karin von Aroldingen Germany, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co)
1941 Takehide Nakatani Japan, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Bon Scott vocalist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1943 John H Casper Greenville SC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS-36, sk:STS-50)
1946 Mitch Mitchell drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
1947 O(renthal) J(ames) Simpson SF, NFL running back (Buf Bills)/actor
1952 John Tesh Garden City NY, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
1954 Debbie Sledge Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1955 Jimmy Smits NYC, actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, Believers)
1956 Marc Almond rocker (Everything I Want Love to Be)
1956 Tom Hanks Concord, Calif, actor (Bossom Buddies, Big, Punchline)
1957 Kelly McGillis Newport Beach Ca, actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness)
1958 Jimmy Smits NYC, actor (Victor Sifuentes-LA Law)
1959 Jim Kerr rocker (Simple Minds-Don't You Forget About Me)
1963 Pamela Annette Sanders Miami Florida, playmate (November, 1985)
1965 Frank Bello Bronx NY, rock bassist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
1971 Bobby Leslie TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
1971 Scott Grimes Lowell Mass, actor (Together We Stand)
1976 Fred Aaron Savage Ill, actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa)

July 9th, 2008, 11:10
Happy Days !!! :cap:

July 9th, 2008, 11:11
On this day...:thumbsup:

1540 England's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled
1595 Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe
1755 Brit Gen E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1776 Dec of Ind read aloud to Gen Washington's troops in NY
1800 Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theatre in US
1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain
1846 Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (SF) for US
1853 Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan
1860 Temperature hits 115Ý F in Ft Scott & 112Ý F in Topeka Kansas
1862 Gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky
1863 Union troops enter Port Hudson
1868 1st black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
1872 Doughnut cutter patented by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me
1878 An improved corncob pipe patented by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo
1878 Corncob pipe patented (Henry Tibbe)
1879 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #199 Byblis
1893 Daniel H Williams performs "world's 1st successful heart coperation"
1902 L Carnera discovers asteroid #487 Venetia
1910 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
1914 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY
1915 Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
1916 1st cargo submarine to cross the Atlantic arrives in US from Germany
1917 British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 800
1918 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn
1918 US Army's Distinguished Service Cross authorized
1927 Atty William T Francis named minister to Liberia
1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
1932 Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
1940 NL beats AL 4-0 in 8th All Star Game (Sportsman Park, St Louis)
1944 World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's -
Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance. 168 die. (Hartford Conn)
1946 AL beats NL 12-0 in 13th All Star Game (No 1945 game) (Fenway Park)
1947 Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
1948 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
1950 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
1951 Pres Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
1953 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
1955 1st black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
1955 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
1956 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
1957 AL beats NL 6-5 in 24th All Star Game (Busch Stadium, St Louis)
1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
1958 Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice
into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
1963 NL beats AL 5-3 in 34th All Star Game (Municipal Stad, Cleveland)
1968 39.83 cm (15.68") of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
1968 NL beats AL 1-0 in 1st indoor All Star Game (Houston Astrodome)
1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in the 9th
1972 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)
1973 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
1976 Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
1976 Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
1978 American Nazi Party, holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
1978 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2530 Shipka
1978 Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA
1979 Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab
1979 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
1980 7 die in a stampede to see the pope in Brazil
1980 Walt Disney's "The Fox & The Hound" released
1981 The Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
1982 Margaret Thatcher begins her 2nd term as British prime minster
1982 Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner, La, killing 153
1986 Att Gen's Com on Pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes
1988 "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
1989 1st time Wimbeldon has both men & women's final on same day, Boris
Becker beats Stefan Edberg & Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova
1991 AL beats NL in 62nd All Star Game in Toronto

July 9th, 2008, 11:12
Argentina : Independence Day (1816)
Morocco : Youth Day/King Hassan II's Birthday
US : National POW/MIA Recognition Day

July 9th, 2008, 11:12
Religious Observances
Christian : St Thomas More, humanist/martyr
Old Catholic : Feast of St Maria Goretti, virgin/martyr

July 9th, 2008, 11:12
Religious History
1228 Death of Stephen Langton (, Archbishop of Canterbury. It was Langtonwho formulated the original division of the Bible into chapters in the late 1100s.
1530 German reformer Martin Luther wrote in a letter: 'This is a definite sign thatwe are God's children, because we are men of peace.'
1838 Birth of Philip P. Bliss, American gospel singer and songwriter. His best-remembered hymns include 'Wonderful Words of Life,' 'It is Well with My Soul' and 'Let theLower Lights Be Burning.'
1843 Birth of Ralph E. Hudson, sacred composer and music publisher. His most enduringhymns include 'At the Cross' and 'Blessed Be the Name.'
1896 Birth of William Cameron Townsend, American missionary and linguist. In 1942 heestablished what has become the largest evangelical missionary agency in the world --Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT).