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Lioness
04-25-2010, 08:59 PM
8 months until Christmas all you bah humbugs!! :excited:

Lookn4awillin1
04-25-2010, 09:07 PM
8 months until Christmas all you bah humbugs!! :excited:So if I tie this mistletoe to my ball sack....

2 Inch Jake
04-25-2010, 09:08 PM
I hate christmas.

Bah humbug. :-s

smcaaphd
04-25-2010, 09:09 PM
So if I tie this mistletoe to my ball sack....
Ewe'll get a kiss on the knee? oOo kinky!! :laughing:

Rockprincess
04-25-2010, 09:11 PM
8 months until Christmas all you bah humbugs!! :excited:
I thought you were going to tell us that today is your birthday...
I love Christmas, but I'm thrilled that I have eight months left to shop...:cool:

Lioness
04-25-2010, 09:11 PM
So if I tie this mistletoe to my ball sack....

...you'll get a big lump when they're kissed, but it certainly won't be a lump of coal! :kiss:

Lioness
04-25-2010, 09:12 PM
I hate christmas.

Bah humbug. :-s

*will make you a fruitcake*

Lioness
04-25-2010, 09:13 PM
I thought you were going to tell us that today is your birthday...
I love Christmas, but I'm thrilled that I have eight months left to shop...:cool:

Actually my birthday is in 3 months and one day so you still have time left to shop for that, too, RP! :excited:

Lioness
04-25-2010, 09:15 PM
Ewe'll get a kiss on the knee? oOo kinky!! :laughing:

Ewer kinky!! ;)

mwmmilford
04-25-2010, 09:18 PM
that means 3 months until stores will decorate for Christmas :eek: - I wonder if there will ever be a new Christmas song invented?

2 Inch Jake
04-25-2010, 09:19 PM
*will make you a fruitcake*

That's the only part about xmas I like, everyone knows I hate it and spend it working or alone at my house so I get tons of packages full of cookies and goodies. :(

Lioness
04-25-2010, 09:22 PM
That's the only part about xmas I like, everyone knows I hate it and spend it working or alone at my house so I get tons of packages full of cookies and goodies. :(

Someone is usually here so you don't have to spend it alone.

"fruitcaking" - passing along a gift you've received and don't like on to someone else as a present

smcaaphd
04-25-2010, 09:23 PM
Ewer kinky!! ;)
Haha!! I know - but don't tell anyone else :laughing:

Lioness
04-25-2010, 09:24 PM
that means 3 months until stores will decorate for Christmas :eek: - I wonder if there will ever be a new Christmas song invented?

Really MW!! I think they can retire "Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer."

King Nothing
04-25-2010, 09:25 PM
On this day in 1983, Soviet leader Andropov and a little girl from Maine decided to teabag President Reagan. It's alright though, President Reagan got his revenge by murdering the little girl a year later.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history


On this day in 1983, the Soviet Union releases a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropov's letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start a nuclear war. At the time, the United States and Soviet Union were Cold War enemies.

President Ronald Reagan, a passionate anti-communist, had dubbed the Soviet Union the "evil empire" and called for massive increases in U.S. defense spending to meet the perceived Soviet threat. In his public relations duel with Reagan, known as the "Great Communicator," Andropov, who had succeeded longtime Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in 1982, assumed a folksy, almost grandfatherly approach that was incongruous with the negative image most Americans had of the Soviets.

Andropov's letter said that Russian people wanted to "live in peace, to trade and cooperate with all our neighbors on the globe, no matter how close or far away they are, and, certainly, with such a great country as the United States of America." In response to Smith's question about whether the Soviet Union wished to prevent nuclear war, Andropov declared, "Yes, Samantha, we in the Soviet Union are endeavoring and doing everything so that there will be no war between our two countries, so that there will be no war at all on earth." Andropov also complimented Smith, comparing her to the spunky character Becky Thatcher from "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.

Smith, born June 29, 1972, accepted Andropov's invitation and flew to the Soviet Union with her parents for a visit. Afterward, she became an international celebrity and peace ambassador, making speeches, writing a book and even landing a role on an American television series. In February 1984, Yuri Andropov died from kidney failure and was succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko. The following year, in August 1985, Samantha Smith died tragically in a plane crash at age 13.

Lioness
04-25-2010, 09:26 PM
Haha!! I know - but don't tell anyone else :laughing:

OK, I won't. It'll be our little secret!! :p

Lookn4awillin1
04-25-2010, 09:32 PM
Ewe'll get a kiss on the knee? oOo kinky!! :laughing:I'm not that damn old, ewe make me laugh at my own expense though.:)

ohms_law
04-26-2010, 12:38 AM
8 months until Christmas all you bah humbugs!! :excited:
*groan*

:lol:
No, I love Christmas too. It's just, being broke can make it tough.
Actually, Halloween has always been my favorite. I used to get all excited about dressing up and collecting candy, but now I get excited about either handing candy out or taking the kids around the neighborhood.
The bummer is that not many people seem to be into the whole trick-or-treat thing anymore. Too much crap about safety, I think people are really afraid of Halloween now. :(

Lioness
04-26-2010, 04:01 AM
*groan*

:lol:
No, I love Christmas too. It's just, being broke can make it tough.
Actually, Halloween has always been my favorite. I used to get all excited about dressing up and collecting candy, but now I get excited about either handing candy out or taking the kids around the neighborhood.
The bummer is that not many people seem to be into the whole trick-or-treat thing anymore. Too much crap about safety, I think people are really afraid of Halloween now. :(

Have never really had much $$ at Christmas so I made a lot of different presents. Spending can go overboard and that's not the most important part anyway.

My favorite Halloween costume was Tweety Bird...and I like Snickers and Kit Kats the best. *wink wink*

ohms_law
04-26-2010, 04:16 AM
Yum, yum!
:excited:

ace's n 8's
04-26-2010, 04:16 AM
8 months until Christmas all you bah humbugs!! :excited:If I'm not here then, MERRY FUCKIN' CHRISTMAS TO YA, and your loved ones

Lioness
04-26-2010, 04:19 AM
If I'm not here then, MERRY FUCKIN' CHRISTMAS TO YA, and your loved ones

That's what I love about you...you're so sentimental! *bats eyelashes at you with little hearts flying out my eyes* :p

Lioness
04-26-2010, 04:20 AM
Yum, yum!
:excited:

Of course, my dad always got the pick of the good candy bars as if I needed a SUGAR HIGH!!

ceilingcat
04-26-2010, 04:40 AM
I enjoy Christmas but hate the dark days of Winter. Maybe I should move to Australia so the season will be right for being cheerful.

Lioness
04-26-2010, 05:10 AM
I enjoy Christmas but hate the dark days of Winter. Maybe I should move to Australia so the season will be right for being cheerful.

It was a HARD winter here this year. I didn't think I would make it through to spring.

ohms_law
04-26-2010, 05:21 AM
Yea, you know those hard winters.
who you kidding? You loved it! hehe

Lioness
04-26-2010, 05:23 AM
Yea, you know those hard winters.
who you kidding? You loved it! hehe

I wish.

ohms_law
04-26-2010, 05:28 AM
Well... you never know what'll show up under the x-mas tree, now do ya?
8)

AZRIEL
04-26-2010, 05:30 AM
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ohms_law
04-26-2010, 05:32 AM
:lol:

Lioness
04-26-2010, 05:41 AM
Well... you never know what'll show up under the x-mas tree, now do ya?
8)

Nope, one just never knows, but I sure hope it's NOT more snow!!



1024492


:p That is SOOOO wrong, AZ!!!

AZRIEL
04-26-2010, 06:20 AM
:p
That is SOOOO wrong, AZ!!!



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Lioness
04-26-2010, 04:12 PM
Today is...3 months until my birthday. I wonder if ass's n 8's will give a flying fuck.

ace's n 8's
04-26-2010, 04:31 PM
Today is...3 months until my birthday. I wonder if ass's n 8's will give a flying fuck.

NO,,,,,but you sure as fuck are gonna get a fuckin' spankin' bitch

joe blobb
04-26-2010, 04:32 PM
Less than 7 weeks until it starts getting darker earlier.

Lioness
04-26-2010, 05:48 PM
NO,,,,,but you sure as fuck are gonna get a fuckin' spankin' bitch

OH FUCK!! :eek:

ohms_law
04-26-2010, 10:01 PM
Less than 7 weeks until it starts getting darker earlier.
Oh, fuck.

richief
04-26-2010, 11:35 PM
Today the 26th day of April is all these guys birthday.

0121 Antonius Marcus Aurelius [Marcus A Verus], Emperor of Rome (161-180)
1319 Jean II the Good, king of France (1350-64)
1538 Giovanni P Lomazzo Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
1567 Nicolas Forme composer
1573 Marie de'Medici Queen of France
1603 Francesco Nigetti composer
1637 Philip J van Lichtenbergh Governor of Suriname, baptized
1648 Pedro II King of Portugal (1683-1706)
1711 David Hume England, empiricist/philosopher (Treatise of Human Nature)
1718 Esek Hopkins US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)
1726 Pasquale Paoli Corsican freedom fighter
1776 Joan M Kemper Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)
1782 Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily wife of Louis Phillip of Austria
1785 John James Audubon Haiti, bird watcher/artist
1787 Ludwig Uhland writer
1796 Auguste-Matthieu Panseron composer
1798 Ferdinand Eugène Delacroix French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)
1806 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch composer
1808 Martha Finley children's book author
1812 Alfred Krupp German arms merchant
1820 Alice Cary Cincinnati OH, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)
1822 Frederick Law Olmsted architect/writer (designed Central Park)
1822 Jan Albert van Eyken composer/organist
1827 Charles Edward Hovey Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 Artemus Ward [Charles Farrar Browne] humorist
1834 Horatio Richmond Palmer composer
1836 Erminnie Adelle Platt US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
1839 Cyrus Hamblin Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1841 Wilhelm Scherer German literature historian
1860 Alphonse Ariëns Dutch pastor
1863 Arno Holz writer
1863 Charles Haslewood Shannon lithographer/painter
1868 Harold Sidney Harmsworth 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher
1868 Robert Herrick US writer (Common lot)
1873 Otto zur Linde German author (Charon)
1874 J H "Biddy" Anderson cricketer (one Test South Africa vs Australia 1902)
1875 Syngman Rhee Whanghai Province South Korea, President of South Korea (1948-60)
1878 Ethel Griffies actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)
1879 Sir Owen Williams Richardson England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
1880 Mikhail Fokine Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1884 Harry Sothern actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)
1886 Ma Rainey [Gertrude Pridgett] "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer
1888 Aleksandr Mikhailov USSR, astronomer
1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)
1890 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy US actor/director (My Old Dutch)
1893 Anita Loos author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1895 Rudolf Hess Hitler's Deputy Führer, only prisoner at Spandau
1897 Olga Chekova Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)
1898 Vicente Aleixandre Spain, poet (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
1898 Edward PF Eagan Denver CO, boxer (Olympics-gold-20)/bobsledder (Olympics-gold-32)
1898 John Grierson documentary film maker
1899 Guinn "Big Boy" Williams Decatur TX, actor (Circus Boy, Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)
19-- Diego Verdaguer Buenos Aires Argentina, Spanish singer (Estoy Celoso)
19-- Ron McLarty Providence RI, actor (Sergeant Frank Belson-Spenser For Hire)
1900 Charles Richter Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
1900 Douglas Sirk director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje)
1900 James Sutherland English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
1903 Geoffrey Worthington Air vice-marshall
1903 Niven Busch US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
1904 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger archbishop (Montréal Québec Canada)
1904 William "Count" Basie jazz pianist (Policy Man, Blazing Saddles)
1905 Charles K Feldman [Gould] New York NY, producer (Casino Royale)
1905 Denis O'Dea Dublin, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island)
1905 Jean Vigo France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
1906 Gracie Allen Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
1906 Leopold Spinner composer
1907 Theun de Vries writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
1909 Richard Howorth cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)
1910 Erland von Koch composer
1910 Ernst Tittel composer
1910 Johan Doorn Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
1910 Tomoyuki Tanaka director (Godzilla)
1911 Marianne Hoppe Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
1912 A[lfred] E[lton] Van Vogt Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, science fiction writer (Cosmic Encounter)
1914 Bernard Malamud Brooklyn NY, novelist (Fixer, The Natural Pulitizer 1967)
1914 Charlie Chester British comedian (Never Say Die)
1914 Horace Leonard Gold Sci-Fi writer/editor
1914 James William Rouse US builder (shopping malls/Columbia MD)
1914 Wilfred Howard Mellers composer
1916 Morris L West Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
1916 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk composer
1917 I[eoh] M[ing] Pei Canton China, architect (1961 Brunner Prize)
1917 Sal "The Barber" Maglie pitcher (New York Giants, 8th best won-lost percentage)
1918 Fanny Blankers-Koen Holland, 100 meter/200 meter dash, Hurdler (Olympics-gold-1948)
1918 Stafford Repp California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
1918 Jack Morpurgo American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
1920 Juan C Lampe Aruba, pianist/composer
1921 Harry Knutton Major-General/Director-General (London City & Guilds Institute)
1921 Jimmy Giuffre jazz musician
1921 Margaret Gowing professor (history, science)
1922 Mike Kellin Hartford CT, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones)
1922 James Holt medieval historian
1922 Jeanne Sauvé 1st female Governor-General (Canada, 1984-90)
1922 Margaret Scott founder (Australian Ballet School)
1922 Paul-Andre Gaillard composer
1922 Pol Bury Belgian sculptor
1923 Oliver Millar Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
1924 Russell Nype Zion IL, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
1926 Preston "Bob" Tisch NFL co-owner (New York Giants)
1926 Anton PO Ekström Swedish writer (Summer Dances)
1926 David Coleman sports commentator
1926 Michael Joughin CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
1926 Oldrich Frantisek Korte composer
1927 Anne McLaren biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
1927 Jack Douglas comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
1928 Gordon Downey British Comptroller General/Reader Representative (Independent)
1928 Hertha Kräftner writer
1930 Roger Moens Belgium, 800 meter runner (Olympics-silver-1960)
1930 Derek Waring actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
1930 Justin Gosling principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
1933 Carol Burnett San Antonio TX, comedian/actress (Annie, 4 Seasons)
1934 J Micheal McCloskey environmentalist, Sierra Club chairman
1936 Edward Cazalet British High Court Judge
1937 Robert Boozer Omaha NE, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1960)
1938 Duane Eddy Phoenix AZ, guitarist (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
1938 Maurice Williams rocker
1938 Willie Wood bowler
1939 Roger Buckley British High Court Judge
1940 Giorgio Moroder Ortisei Italy, composer/producer/singer (Top Gun, Metropolis, Electric Dreams, Cat People, Let it Ride)
1941 John Battle MP
1942 Bobby Rydell Philadelphia PA, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie)
1942 Claudine Auger Paris France, Miss France-Universe (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
1942 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko Russia, cosmonaut
1943 Gary Wright Creskill NJ, singer/keyboardist (Dream Weaver, Spooky Tooth-Love Is Alive)
1944 David O'B Martin (Representative-Republican-NY, 1981- )
1944 Martha Rockwell Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)
1945 V K Ramaswamy cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
1947 Donna Elizabeth De Varona Greenwich CT, swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-64)
1947 Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops architectural adviser
1948 Boyd Matson TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
1948 Gerry Sikorski (Representative-Democrat-MN, 1983- )
1949 Jimmy Hall rocker (Wet Willie)
1950 Howard "Leon" Reeder rock guitarist (Champaign)
1950 Peter Schaufuss director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
1951 Lynne Jones MP
1952 Popo Simon Molefe Secretary-General (South Africa UDF)
1956 Koo Stark [Kathleen Dee-Anne] photographer/actress (Emily)
1958 Giancarlo Esposito actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of New York)
1958 Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries racing driver
1959 Ann O'Neill Toowoomba Queensland, golfer (1989 Downs District Champion)
1960 Roger Taylor England, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1961 Albert Lawrence Jamaica, 4X100 meter relayer (Olympics-silver-1984)
1961 Joan Chen [Chen Chong] Shanghai China, actress (Heaven & Earth)
1961 Nancy Scranton Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
1962 Graham "Skin" Skinner rocker (Hipsway)
1962 Michael Damian San Diego CA, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat/Young & the Restless)
1963 Bill Wennington NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1963 Thomas Searle hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1964 Tod Bass Los Angeles CA, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)
1966 Heather Rattray Moline IL, actress (Lily-As the World Turns)
1966 Andrea Temesvari Budapest Hungary, tennis star (1983, 1984, 1985 US Clay Courts)
1967 Klaus Merk Augsburg Germany, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
1967 Matt Peterson Chicago IL, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-7th)
1968 Ahmed Elmaghraby Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1971 Ryan Yarborough NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets)
1972 Francisco Cordova Veracruz México, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1972 Marco Rivera NFL/WLAF guard (Scottish Claymores, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1972 Natrone Means NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1973 Damien Munoz Miss Colorado-USA (1997)
1973 Mark Davis NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1973 Tracy Kathleen Hayes Wheaton IL, Miss Illinois-America (5th-1996)
1975 Jabbar Threats defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1975 Trudi Ferguson Miss Jamaica-Universe (1996)
1976 Sarah Tueting ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics-98)
1979 Sean Fox actor (3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl)
1980 Jordana Brewster Panamá, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
1980 Marne Patterson Sherman Oaks CA, actress (Nicole-Something So Right)
1984 Ryan O'Donohue Pomona CA, actress (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back)

richief
04-26-2010, 11:38 PM
But all these guys died on the 26th April.

0757 Stephen II Pope (752-57), dies
1196 Alfonso II King of Aragon (1162-96), dies
1444 Robert Campin South Netherlands painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65
1478 Giuliano de' Medici Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24
1558 Jean François Fernel French physician, dies
1648 Christoph Thomas Walliser composer, dies at 79
1703 Georg Christoph Leuttner composer, dies at 58
1726 Jeremy Collier English bishop/historian/opponent to theater, dies at 75
1731 Daniel Defoe English author (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70
1785 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff composer, dies at 40
1789 Peter I Panin Russian General (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67
1805 Jean BG d'ansse the Villoison classic (Anecdota Graeca), dies at 55
1827 Bernardo Ottani composer, dies at 90
1865 Charles J Sax Belgian inventor (saxophone), dies at 74
1865 John Wilkes Booth assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27
1907 Pietro Plantania composer, dies at 79
1910 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77
1920 Srinivasa Ramanujan Indian math genius ('pi'/Notebooks), dies at 32
1922 Hans Sommer composer, dies at 84
1924 Josef Labor composer, dies at 82
1932 Bill Lockwood cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies
1938 Edmund Husserl German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
1940 Carl Bosch German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
1941 Jean Demoor Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74
1946 Hermann Keyserling count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65
1951 John Alden Carpenter US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
1952 Charles L Baars Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
1956 Edward Arnold actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
1958 Joe Small cricketer (West Indies all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
1958 Johan N C "Joan" Collette painter, dies at 68
1960 Wander J de Haas Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
1961 Gail Russell actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36
1964 Edwin John Pratt Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
1964 Pieter van der Lijn Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93
1965 Aaron Avshalomov composer, dies at 70
1970 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Louise Hovick] stripper/actress (Pruitts of Southampton), dies rom cancer at 56
1970 John Knittel writer, dies at 79
1970 Paul Celan writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]
1972 Margaret A R Bonds US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59
1973 Irene Ryan actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
1976 Allan Jackson newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
1976 Neil McCallum actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
1976 Sidney James actor (Lavander Hill Mob, Carry On), dies at 65
1980 Cicely Courtneidge actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
1981 Jim Davis actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65
1981 Madge Evans TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71
1981 Robert Davi dies at 54
1982 Dame Celia Johnson British actress, dies of a stroke at 73
1982 Celia Johnson British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
1982 Ville Ritola Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympics-gold-1924, 28), dies
1983 Bronislaw Kaper composer, dies at 81
1983 Vaughn Taylor actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72
1984 Count Basie jazz piano great, dies at 78
1984 Henry Rowland actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70
1984 May McAvoy actress (Ben Hur), dies after a heart attack at 82
1984 William "Count" Basie jazz piano great, dies on 80th birthday
1986 [William] Broderick Crawford actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74
1986 Bessie Love actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87
1989 Lucille Ball comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy), dies of a massive heart attack at 78
1990 Carlos Pizarro Leongomez Colombian presidential candidate, assassinated
1991 Carmine Coppola composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies
1991 Emily McLaughlin US actress (Jessie-General Hospital), dies at 61
1992 Alberta Vaughn actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87
1992 Clyde Hartley entertainer, dies at 68
1995 Alexander Knox actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88
1996 Burton Stein historian, dies at 69
1996 John Norrie McArthur malariologist/microscopist, dies at 94
1996 Stirling Silliphant screenwriter, dies at 78
1997 Joey Faye comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86
1997 Peng Zhen mayor of Beijing China (1951-66), dies
1997 Yegorov Russian leader (1994-95), dies

ace's n 8's
04-26-2010, 11:38 PM
Today the 26th day of April is all these guys birthday.

0121 Antonius Marcus Aurelius [Marcus A Verus], Emperor of Rome (161-180)
1319 Jean II the Good, king of France (1350-64)
1538 Giovanni P Lomazzo Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
1567 Nicolas Forme composer
1573 Marie de'Medici Queen of France
1603 Francesco Nigetti composer
1637 Philip J van Lichtenbergh Governor of Suriname, baptized
1648 Pedro II King of Portugal (1683-1706)
1711 David Hume England, empiricist/philosopher (Treatise of Human Nature)
1718 Esek Hopkins US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)
1726 Pasquale Paoli Corsican freedom fighter
1776 Joan M Kemper Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)
1782 Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily wife of Louis Phillip of Austria
1785 John James Audubon Haiti, bird watcher/artist
1787 Ludwig Uhland writer
1796 Auguste-Matthieu Panseron composer
1798 Ferdinand Eugène Delacroix French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)
1806 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch composer
1808 Martha Finley children's book author
1812 Alfred Krupp German arms merchant
1820 Alice Cary Cincinnati OH, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)
1822 Frederick Law Olmsted architect/writer (designed Central Park)
1822 Jan Albert van Eyken composer/organist
1827 Charles Edward Hovey Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 Artemus Ward [Charles Farrar Browne] humorist
1834 Horatio Richmond Palmer composer
1836 Erminnie Adelle Platt US, ethnologist (Iriquois-English Dictionary)
1839 Cyrus Hamblin Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1841 Wilhelm Scherer German literature historian
1860 Alphonse Ariëns Dutch pastor
1863 Arno Holz writer
1863 Charles Haslewood Shannon lithographer/painter
1868 Harold Sidney Harmsworth 1st Viscount Rothermere/Newspaper publisher
1868 Robert Herrick US writer (Common lot)
1873 Otto zur Linde German author (Charon)
1874 J H "Biddy" Anderson cricketer (one Test South Africa vs Australia 1902)
1875 Syngman Rhee Whanghai Province South Korea, President of South Korea (1948-60)
1878 Ethel Griffies actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)
1879 Sir Owen Williams Richardson England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
1880 Mikhail Fokine Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance
1884 Harry Sothern actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers)
1886 Ma Rainey [Gertrude Pridgett] "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer
1888 Aleksandr Mikhailov USSR, astronomer
1889 Ludwig Wittgenstein Austria, philosopher (Tractatus)
1890 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy US actor/director (My Old Dutch)
1893 Anita Loos author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1895 Rudolf Hess Hitler's Deputy Führer, only prisoner at Spandau
1897 Olga Chekova Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)
1898 Vicente Aleixandre Spain, poet (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
1898 Edward PF Eagan Denver CO, boxer (Olympics-gold-20)/bobsledder (Olympics-gold-32)
1898 John Grierson documentary film maker
1899 Guinn "Big Boy" Williams Decatur TX, actor (Circus Boy, Hoedown, Country Fair, Blackmail)
19-- Diego Verdaguer Buenos Aires Argentina, Spanish singer (Estoy Celoso)
19-- Ron McLarty Providence RI, actor (Sergeant Frank Belson-Spenser For Hire)
1900 Charles Richter Ohio, Earthquakes seismologist (Richter scale)
1900 Douglas Sirk director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje)
1900 James Sutherland English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
1903 Geoffrey Worthington Air vice-marshall
1903 Niven Busch US screenwriter (Postman Always Rings Twice)
1904 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger archbishop (Montréal Québec Canada)
1904 William "Count" Basie jazz pianist (Policy Man, Blazing Saddles)
1905 Charles K Feldman [Gould] New York NY, producer (Casino Royale)
1905 Denis O'Dea Dublin, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island)
1905 Jean Vigo France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
1906 Gracie Allen Mrs George Burns, comedienne (George Burns Show)
1906 Leopold Spinner composer
1907 Theun de Vries writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)
1909 Richard Howorth cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)
1910 Erland von Koch composer
1910 Ernst Tittel composer
1910 Johan Doorn Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
1910 Tomoyuki Tanaka director (Godzilla)
1911 Marianne Hoppe Rostock Germany (Bei Thea, Liebrauen)
1912 A[lfred] E[lton] Van Vogt Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, science fiction writer (Cosmic Encounter)
1914 Bernard Malamud Brooklyn NY, novelist (Fixer, The Natural Pulitizer 1967)
1914 Charlie Chester British comedian (Never Say Die)
1914 Horace Leonard Gold Sci-Fi writer/editor
1914 James William Rouse US builder (shopping malls/Columbia MD)
1914 Wilfred Howard Mellers composer
1916 Morris L West Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
1916 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk composer
1917 I[eoh] M[ing] Pei Canton China, architect (1961 Brunner Prize)
1917 Sal "The Barber" Maglie pitcher (New York Giants, 8th best won-lost percentage)
1918 Fanny Blankers-Koen Holland, 100 meter/200 meter dash, Hurdler (Olympics-gold-1948)
1918 Stafford Repp California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
1918 Jack Morpurgo American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
1920 Juan C Lampe Aruba, pianist/composer
1921 Harry Knutton Major-General/Director-General (London City & Guilds Institute)
1921 Jimmy Giuffre jazz musician
1921 Margaret Gowing professor (history, science)
1922 Mike Kellin Hartford CT, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones)
1922 James Holt medieval historian
1922 Jeanne Sauvé 1st female Governor-General (Canada, 1984-90)
1922 Margaret Scott founder (Australian Ballet School)
1922 Paul-Andre Gaillard composer
1922 Pol Bury Belgian sculptor
1923 Oliver Millar Surveyor (Queen's Pictures)
1924 Russell Nype Zion IL, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
1926 Preston "Bob" Tisch NFL co-owner (New York Giants)
1926 Anton PO Ekström Swedish writer (Summer Dances)
1926 David Coleman sports commentator
1926 Michael Joughin CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
1926 Oldrich Frantisek Korte composer
1927 Anne McLaren biologist/zoologist/actress (Things to Come)
1927 Jack Douglas comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
1928 Gordon Downey British Comptroller General/Reader Representative (Independent)
1928 Hertha Kräftner writer
1930 Roger Moens Belgium, 800 meter runner (Olympics-silver-1960)
1930 Derek Waring actor (Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country)
1930 Justin Gosling principal (St Edmund Hall Oxford)
1933 Carol Burnett San Antonio TX, comedian/actress (Annie, 4 Seasons)
1934 J Micheal McCloskey environmentalist, Sierra Club chairman
1936 Edward Cazalet British High Court Judge
1937 Robert Boozer Omaha NE, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1960)
1938 Duane Eddy Phoenix AZ, guitarist (Peter Gunn, Cannonball)
1938 Maurice Williams rocker
1938 Willie Wood bowler
1939 Roger Buckley British High Court Judge
1940 Giorgio Moroder Ortisei Italy, composer/producer/singer (Top Gun, Metropolis, Electric Dreams, Cat People, Let it Ride)
1941 John Battle MP
1942 Bobby Rydell Philadelphia PA, rock singer (Wild One, Bye Bye Birdie)
1942 Claudine Auger Paris France, Miss France-Universe (1958)/actress (Thunderball)
1942 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko Russia, cosmonaut
1943 Gary Wright Creskill NJ, singer/keyboardist (Dream Weaver, Spooky Tooth-Love Is Alive)
1944 David O'B Martin (Representative-Republican-NY, 1981- )
1944 Martha Rockwell Providence RI, skier (Mount Washington)
1945 V K Ramaswamy cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
1947 Donna Elizabeth De Varona Greenwich CT, swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-64)
1947 Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops architectural adviser
1948 Boyd Matson TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
1948 Gerry Sikorski (Representative-Democrat-MN, 1983- )
1949 Jimmy Hall rocker (Wet Willie)
1950 Howard "Leon" Reeder rock guitarist (Champaign)
1950 Peter Schaufuss director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin)
1951 Lynne Jones MP
1952 Popo Simon Molefe Secretary-General (South Africa UDF)
1956 Koo Stark [Kathleen Dee-Anne] photographer/actress (Emily)
1958 Giancarlo Esposito actor (Bob Roberts, School Daze, King of New York)
1958 Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries racing driver
1959 Ann O'Neill Toowoomba Queensland, golfer (1989 Downs District Champion)
1960 Roger Taylor England, rock drummer (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1961 Albert Lawrence Jamaica, 4X100 meter relayer (Olympics-silver-1984)
1961 Joan Chen [Chen Chong] Shanghai China, actress (Heaven & Earth)
1961 Nancy Scranton Centralia IL, golfer (1991 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
1962 Graham "Skin" Skinner rocker (Hipsway)
1962 Michael Damian San Diego CA, actor/singer (Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat/Young & the Restless)
1963 Bill Wennington NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1963 Thomas Searle hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1964 Tod Bass Los Angeles CA, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)
1966 Heather Rattray Moline IL, actress (Lily-As the World Turns)
1966 Andrea Temesvari Budapest Hungary, tennis star (1983, 1984, 1985 US Clay Courts)
1967 Klaus Merk Augsburg Germany, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
1967 Matt Peterson Chicago IL, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-7th)
1968 Ahmed Elmaghraby Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1971 Ryan Yarborough NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets)
1972 Francisco Cordova Veracruz México, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1972 Marco Rivera NFL/WLAF guard (Scottish Claymores, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1972 Natrone Means NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1973 Damien Munoz Miss Colorado-USA (1997)
1973 Mark Davis NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
1973 Tracy Kathleen Hayes Wheaton IL, Miss Illinois-America (5th-1996)
1975 Jabbar Threats defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1975 Trudi Ferguson Miss Jamaica-Universe (1996)
1976 Sarah Tueting ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics-98)
1979 Sean Fox actor (3 Ninjas Kick Back, Calendar Girl)
1980 Jordana Brewster Panamá, actress (Nikki Graves-As the World Turns)
1980 Marne Patterson Sherman Oaks CA, actress (Nicole-Something So Right)
1984 Ryan O'Donohue Pomona CA, actress (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back) None of that is as important as this

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Lioness
04-27-2010, 04:22 AM
Fuck you, A&E! *blushes*

And KN and richief, those are interesting posts!! Let's keep adding stuff!! :excited:

Lucille Ball died on August 26. She was a great actress!!

Lioness
04-27-2010, 04:30 AM
Interesting thing of the day website:

National Novel Writing Month

http://itotd.com/

P3D0 B3@R
04-27-2010, 04:31 AM
o hai!
i gotz teh blood stainz on my clown-suit on july fourth. it killz me that i can't it to wash out.
kthanxbai!

Lioness
04-27-2010, 04:34 AM
o hai!
i gotz teh blood stainz on my clown-suit on july fourth. it killz me that i can't it to wash out.
kthanxbai!


And today is the day you've returned! Welcome back, PB!

P3D0 B3@R
04-27-2010, 04:37 AM
o hai!
you can haz teh hugz.
kthanxbai!

ohms_law
04-27-2010, 04:40 AM
Gotta love PB...
:rolleyes:

I'll give them this though: their certainly funny, the people who do PB...

IVA HARDON
04-27-2010, 04:42 AM
T U E S D A Y

P3D0 B3@R
04-27-2010, 04:55 AM
o hai!
s u n d a y z! vive teh catholcismz! just sayin.
kthanxbai

Lioness
04-27-2010, 05:07 AM
T U E S D A Y

From wiki:

The name Tuesday derives from the Old English "Tiwesdæg" and literally means "Tiw's Day"[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuesday#cite_note-0). Tiw is the Old English form of the Proto-Germanic god *Tîwaz, or Týr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BDr) in Norse, a god of war and law[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuesday#cite_note-1)[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuesday#cite_note-2). In the Indic languages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indic_languages) of Pali (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pali) and Sanskrit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanskrit), as well as in Thailand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_solar_calendar), the name of the day is taken from Angaraka ('one who is red in colour')[4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuesday#cite_note-3) a style (manner of address) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Style_%28manner_of_address%29) for Mangala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangala), the god of war, and for Mars, the red planet.

Religious observances

In the Eastern Orthodox Church (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodox_Church), Tuesdays are dedicated to Saint (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint) John the Baptist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Baptist). The Octoechos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octoechos_%28liturgy%29) contains hymns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymn) on this theme, arranged in an eight-week cycle, that are chanted on Tuesdays throughout the year. At the end of Divine Services (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Services) on Tuesday, the dismissal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dismissal) begins with the words: "May Christ our True God, through the intercessions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercession) of his most-pure Mother (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theotokos), of the honorable and glorious Prophet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophet), Forerunner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forerunner) and Baptist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptism) John…"

Cultural references

In the Greek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeks) world, Tuesday (the day of the week of the Fall of Constantinople (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Constantinople)) is considered an unlucky day. The same is true in the Spanish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language)-speaking world, where a proverb runs: En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques, meaning, "On Tuesday, neither get married nor begin a journey." For both Greeks and Spanish-speakers, the 13th of the month is considered unlucky if it falls on Tuesday, instead of Friday (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th). In Judaism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaism), on the other hand, Tuesday is considered a particularly lucky day, because in the first chapter of Genesis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Genesis) the paragraph about this day contains the phrase "it was good" twice.

In the Thai solar calendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_solar_calendar), the day is named for the Pali (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pali) word for the planet Mars, which also means "Ashes of the Dead" [1] (http://www.thai-language.com/id/131679); the color associated with Tuesday is pink (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink).

In the folk rhyme Monday's Child (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monday%27s_Child), "Tuesday's child is full of grace".

Common occurrences

United States and Canada

Tuesday is the usual day for elections (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election) in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States). Federal elections take place on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November; this date was established by a law of 1845 for presidential elections (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._presidential_election) (specifically for the selection of the Electoral College (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Electoral_College)), and was extended to elections for the House of Representatives (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives) in 1875 and for the Senate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate) in 1914. Tuesday was the earliest day of the week which was practical for polling in the early nineteenth century: citizens might have to travel for a whole day to cast their vote, and would not wish to leave on Sunday which was a day of worship for the great majority of them.

In the United States and Canada, most home video (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_video) and audio releases for purchase or rental occur on Tuesdays. Since this policy began, there have been very few exceptions to this common release day.[citation needed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)]

ace's n 8's
04-27-2010, 06:01 AM
[QUOTE]Fuck you, A&E! *blushes*You just know how to make my penis throb.....dont ya

Lioness
04-27-2010, 06:24 AM
You just know how to make my penis throb.....dont ya

I've driven a manual stick before...:rolleyes:

ace's n 8's
04-27-2010, 06:28 AM
I've driven a manual stick before...:rolleyes:Do you shift easily, to feel the gears synchronize, or do you fuckin' jam those fuckers in

Lioness
04-27-2010, 06:35 AM
Do you shift easily, to feel the gears synchronize, or do you fuckin' jam those fuckers in

It depends on what mood I'm in and where. I hate the sound of gears grinding, but I have put the pedal to the metal on the quarter mile track. Red, red, red, red, red, green light GO!! FLOOR IT!!! ;)

ace's n 8's
04-27-2010, 06:37 AM
It depends on what mood I'm in and where. I hate the sound of gears grinding, but I have put the pedal to the metal on the quarter mile track. Red, red, red, red, red, green light GO!! FLOOR IT!!! ;)hmmmmm..........I think.....I think, I'm in love

Lioness
04-27-2010, 06:49 AM
hmmmmm..........I think.....I think, I'm in love

I did try to put a delivery truck I was driving into reverse by mistake once. Made a godawful racket! Two guys in a phone truck next to me just laughed. It was embarrassing. :p

Lookn4awillin1
04-27-2010, 06:51 AM
hmmmmm..........I think.....I think, I'm in loveCareful bud, she may break off your shifter knob.;)

Lioness
04-27-2010, 06:57 AM
Careful bud, she may break off your shifter knob.;)

I could have after I saw my first porn movie at the XXX theater!! It was either that or fuck me NOW!!!! Talk about grinding my gears! It was over in 30 seconds. :eek:

richief
04-27-2010, 07:14 AM
the day all this happened. 27th of April.

1124 David I becomes King of Scotland.
1124 Scotland's Alexander I dies at age 46 after a 17-year reign and is succeeded by his brother David, 40, who has ruled in the south since the death of their grandfather Edgar in 1107

1296 Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.
1509 Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
1521 Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
1521 Ferdinand Magellan world traveler, killed by Filipino natives
1539 Re-founding of the city of Bogot, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastin de Belalczar.
1565 Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
1565 First Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
1578 Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
1650 The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army invades mainland Scotland from Orkney Island but is defeated by a Covenanter army.
1667 The blind, impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for 10.
1749 First performance of Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.
1773 British Parliament passes the Tea Act (Boston won't like this)
1773 The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
1805 First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' hymn).
1805 Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise first U.S. flag over foreign soil
1805 US Marines attack shores of Tripoli
1810 Beethoven composes his famous piano piece, Fr Elise.
1813 Americans under Gen Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed
1813 U.S. Navy and Army forces capture York (now Toronto), Canada
1813 War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Ontario, York (present day Toronto, Canada).
1827 The Petrel, Australian Coal carrying ship sinks in stormy seas, off Hope Bay, Tasmania.
1828 Visitor posting - London Zoo opened in Regent's Park - United Kingdom
1838 Fire destroys half of Charleston
1840 Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.
1859 "S.S. Pomona" sinks in North Atlantic drowning all 400 aboard
1861 President Abe Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus
1861 President Lincoln extended blockade of Confederacy to VA and NC ports
1861 President of the United States Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
1861 West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from US
1865 1,450 paroled Union POWs killed when steamer "Sultana" blows up
1865 Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard.
1865 Cornell University (Ithaca NY) is chartered
1865 Steamboat "Sultana" explodes in Mississippi River, kills up to 2,000
1865 The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution.
1865 The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom were Union survivors of the Andersonville Prison.
1874 White League, Paramilitary white supremacist organization, forms
1893 John Murray Corse US general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday
1897 Grant's Tomb (famed of song & legend) dedicated
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1902 Julius Sterling Morton who started Arbor Day, dies at 72
1903 Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens
1904 The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
1909 Sultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown
1911 Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
1914 Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1918 Lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France
1919 A Schwassmann discovers asteroid #912 Maritima
1922 Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
1931 100ø F (38ø C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)
1932 Apollo asteroid discovered, with a perigee of 2 million miles
1932 Hart Crane sailing from Mexico to NY commits suicide
1933 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.
1936 The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
1937 US Social Security system makes its first benefit payment
1940 Himmler issues directive to establish a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
1941 World War II: German troops enter Athens.
1942 Tornado destroys Pryor Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300
1945 2nd Republic of Austria forms

1945 World War II: Last German troops are expelled from Finnish Lapland (the last day of World War II going on in Finland). The day is the national war veteran day in Finland.
1945 World War II: The Vlkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication.
1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through the US
1948 Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River
1950 Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races.
1950 South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
1956 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing
1957 Mario A Gianini creator of the maraschino cherry, dies
1959 "Today" show goes abroard the first time (Paris France)
1959 Gordon Armstrong inventor of baby incubator, dies
1959 The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.
1960 France grants Togo independence
1960 Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
1961 NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays
1961 Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
1961 UK grants Sierra Leone independence
1964 John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in the US
1965 Alan Bunce actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61
1965 Edward R Murrow newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
1965 RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper
1967 Expo '67 opens in Montreal
1967 Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
1967 Number one hit on UK music charts - Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String
1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Jerry Quarry for heavyweight boxing title
1970 Arthur Shields actor (Your Show Time), dies at 73
1972 Apollo 16 returns to Earth
1972 Constructive Vote of No Confidence against German Chancellor Willy Brandt fails under obscure circumstances.
1972 Kwame Nkrumah president of Ghana, dies at 62
1972 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
1973 William D. Ruckelshaus was appointed Acting Director of the FBI by President Nixon following the resignation of L. Patrick Gray III.
1974 10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for impeachment of US President Richard Nixon
1974 Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
1977 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
1977 Personal posting - Shelly was born! - USA
1977 H-E Schuster discovers asteroid #2234 Schmadel
1978 Former Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
1979 Ira Attebury, a 64 year old disabled truck driver, opened fire on the Battle of Flowers parade in San Antonio, Texas, killing 2, and injuring 51. He killed himself. - USA
1979 George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"
1979 Personal posting - Carey Snody born - USA
1981 Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach
1981 The first female soccer official is hired by the NASL
1981 Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
1982 Tom Tully actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85
1982 Personal posting - Rachel Evans was born - United Kingdom
1982 Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins
1983 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3509), passing Walter Johnson
1984 Asteroid #3625 discovered
1984 Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana
1986 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO
1987 Personal posting - Christy was born
1987 The U.S. Justice Department bars the Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.
1989 Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
1989 Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
1990 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich)
1990 Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery
1992 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
1992 Personal posting - April 27 1992 Erick Martin Frayre was Born!
1992 Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics win entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
1992 The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
1993 All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon in route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
1994 South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote.
1995 Personal posting - Sarah Elisabeth Pasley is Born - USA
1995 Personal posting - A very proper lady, Matilda, was born. - USA
1996 The Israeli military operation in Lebanon, Operation Grapes of Wrath, ends after 16 days of heavy bombing.
2002 The last successful telemetry from NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
2005 The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
2006 Personal posting - Christian Armand is born in SJ
2007 Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

ohms_law
04-27-2010, 07:27 PM
Careful bud, she may break off your shifter knob.;)
Y'all are wusses.

Personally, I'll look forward to her trying to do just that. Fun, fun, fun!

Lioness
04-27-2010, 09:12 PM
Today is...

Mantanzas Mule Day (whatever that is)
Morse Code Day dot dot dash dot dash

Unfortunately, I did not know that yesterday was HUG AN AUSTRALIAN DAY so big belated HUGS to all our Aussie members!! :excited:

Also, this week April 25-May 1 is (hold onto yer britches):

National Dance Week - It takes two to tango
National Pie Week - Banana cream pie YUM!!
National Scoop the Poop Week - Eewww ick!!

richief
04-27-2010, 09:14 PM
27 April 4977 BC : The universe is created, according to Kepler

On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets...more

On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.

Kepler was born on 27 December 1571, in Weil der Stadt, Germany. As a university student, he studied the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' theories of planetary ordering. Copernicus (1473-1543) believed that the sun, not the earth, was the centre of the solar system, a theory that contradicted the prevailing view of the era that the sun revolved around the earth.

In 1600, Kepler went to Prague to work for Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, the imperial mathematician to Rudolf II, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Kepler's main project was to investigate the orbit of Mars. When Brahe died the following year, Kepler took over his job and inherited Brahe's extensive collection of astronomy data, which had been painstakingly observed by the naked eye. Over the next decade, Kepler learned about the work of Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who had invented a telescope with which he discovered lunar mountains and craters, the largest four satellites of Jupiter and the phases of Venus, among other things. Kepler corresponded with Galileo and eventually obtained a telescope of his own and improved upon the design.

In 1609, Kepler published the first two of his three laws of planetary motion, which held that planets move around the sun in ellipses, not circles (as had been widely believed up to that time), and that planets speed up as they approach the sun and slow down as they move away. In 1619, he produced his third law, which used mathematical principles to relate the time a planet takes to orbit the sun to the average distance of the planet from the sun.

Kepler's research was slow to gain widespread traction during his lifetime, but it later served as a key influence on the English mathematician Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) and his development of the law of gravitational force. Additionally, Kepler did important work in the fields of optics, including demonstrating how the human eye works, and mathematics. He died on 15 November 1630, in Regensberg, Germany. As for Kepler's calculation of the universe's age, scientists in the 20th century developed the Big Bang theory, which showed that his calculations were off by about 13.7 billion years.

Lioness
04-27-2010, 09:21 PM
Thanks for your contributions, richief! That's an interesting article about Kepler. And who said you can't learn anything on a porn forum?? ;)

richief
04-27-2010, 10:02 PM
Thanks for your contributions, richief! That's an interesting article about Kepler. And who said you can't learn anything on a porn forum?? ;)


You're always welcome babe, fancy a zebra burger? Pop round I can knock one up in minutes.;)

Lioness
04-27-2010, 10:20 PM
You're always welcome babe, fancy a zebra burger? Pop round I can knock one up in minutes.;)

Knock one up? What? you can get a zebra preggers??? How do you keep her from kicking you in the privates? :eek:

richief
04-27-2010, 10:27 PM
Knock one up? What? you can get a zebra preggers??? How do you keep her from kicking you in the privates? :eek:


Aaah the idiosycransies of a common language.

knock up vb (adverb, mainly tr)
1. Also knock together Informal to assemble quickly; improvise.
2. Brit informal to waken; rouse to knock someone up early
3. Slang to make pregnant.

Just cooking the stripey bastards not fucking them.:excited:

Lioness
04-27-2010, 10:38 PM
Aaah the idiosycransies of a common language.

knock up vb (adverb, mainly tr)
1. Also knock together Informal to assemble quickly; improvise.
2. Brit informal to waken; rouse to knock someone up early
3. Slang to make pregnant.

Just cooking the stripey bastards not fucking them.:excited:

Yeah...you've got to save that for this felion!! ;)

`üñö ñéöñ
04-27-2010, 11:01 PM
Actually my birthday is in 3 months and one day so you still have time left to shop for that, too, RP! :excited:

Today is...3 months until my birthday. I wonder if ass's n 8's will give a flying fuck.
Even with 60 days left, I don't. And there's no need to beg, I'm sure someone will take pity.

Lioness
04-27-2010, 11:05 PM
Even with 60 days left, I don't. And there's no need to beg, I'm sure someone will take pity.

As if I care you don't give a fuck

IVA HARDON
04-27-2010, 11:06 PM
4/27...............

love_chocolate
04-27-2010, 11:07 PM
Careful bud, she may break off your shifter knob.;)
Remember that love is blind!

ohms_law
04-27-2010, 11:26 PM
As if I care you don't give a fuck
I fucking woudn't be so sure of that!

*scratches head*
That doesn't really work...
damn!

`üñö ñéöñ
04-28-2010, 12:07 AM
As if I care you don't give a fuck
If you didn't care.....you wouldn't respond. :rolleyes:

Ahh.....like taking candy from a baby. ;)

richief
04-28-2010, 12:13 AM
28th day of April 1986


Accident at the Chernobyl (Ukraine) nuclear power station in the Soviet Union, the worst in the history of nuclear power generation. On April 25–26, 1986, technicians attempted a poorly designed experiment, causing the chain reaction in the core to go out of control. The reactor's lid was blown off, and large amounts of radioactive material were released into the atmosphere. A partial meltdown of the core also occurred. A cover-up was attempted, but after Swedish monitoring stations reported abnormally high levels of wind-transported radioactivity, the Soviet government admitted the truth. Beyond 32 immediate deaths, several thousand radiation-induced illnesses and cancer deaths were expected in the long term. The incident set off an international outcry over the dangers posed by radioactive emissions.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_dlkAw43cLC0/Sco7tQmGUTI/AAAAAAAAECU/bdhbUB-n7g0/s800/Chernobyl-Today-A-Creepy-Story-told-in-Pictures-funfair.jpg

Image courtesy of. http://villageofjoy.com/chernobyl-today-a-creepy-story-told-in-pictures/

willis88
04-28-2010, 02:37 AM
i have a tattoo of mistletoe on my abdomine, i get to show it off alot at christmas time tying to get kisses under it :) (alwase fails :mad: )

Lioness
04-28-2010, 03:26 AM
If you didn't care.....you wouldn't respond. :rolleyes:

Ahh.....like taking candy from a baby. ;)

huh...I was thinking the same thing about your posting on here. :rolleyes:

love_chocolate
04-28-2010, 03:49 AM
28th day of April 1986


Accident at the Chernobyl (Ukraine) nuclear power station in the Soviet Union, the worst in the history of nuclear power generation. On April 25–26, 1986, technicians attempted a poorly designed experiment, causing the chain reaction in the core to go out of control. The reactor's lid was blown off, and large amounts of radioactive material were released into the atmosphere. A partial meltdown of the core also occurred. A cover-up was attempted, but after Swedish monitoring stations reported abnormally high levels of wind-transported radioactivity, the Soviet government admitted the truth. Beyond 32 immediate deaths, several thousand radiation-induced illnesses and cancer deaths were expected in the long term. The incident set off an international outcry over the dangers posed by radioactive emissions.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_dlkAw43cLC0/Sco7tQmGUTI/AAAAAAAAECU/bdhbUB-n7g0/s800/Chernobyl-Today-A-Creepy-Story-told-in-Pictures-funfair.jpg

Image courtesy of. http://villageofjoy.com/chernobyl-today-a-creepy-story-told-in-pictures/
True, but please remember that the Soviet Union, when it existed, didn't use the best in protection and working habits.

love_chocolate
04-28-2010, 03:50 AM
True, but please remember that the Soviet Union, when it existed, didn't use the best in protection and working habits.
I suppouse that I am saying that their safety record sucked, big time!

ace's n 8's
04-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Careful bud, she may break off your shifter knob.;)I will certainly give her the opportunity to try;)

Lioness
04-28-2010, 06:02 PM
I will certainly give her the opportunity to try;)

Yehaawwwwwww Wild Bill Hiccup!!! :p

Lioness
04-28-2010, 06:06 PM
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wednesday): Old English Wōdnesdæg (pronounced [woːd.nes.dæg] or [woːd.nes.dæj) meaning the day of the Germanic god Wodan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wodan) (later known as Óðinn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odin) among the North Germanic peoples), and a prominent god of the Anglo-Saxons (and other Germanic peoples) in England until about the seventh century. It is based on Latin Dies Mercurii, "Day of Mercury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_%28mythology%29)"; compare: French Mercredi, Spanish Miércoles, Romanian Miercuri and Italian Mercoledì. The connection between Mercury and Odin is more strained than the other syncretic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretism) connections. The usual explanation is that both Wodan and Mercury were considered psychopomps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopomp), or leaders of souls, in their respective mythologies; both are also associated with poetic and musical inspiration. German Mittwoch and Finnish keskiviikko both mean 'mid-week'.

King Nothing
04-28-2010, 06:28 PM
Ickk... Wiki... *shudder*


The connection between Mercury and Odin is more strained than the other syncretic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretism) connections. The usual explanation is that both Wodan and Mercury were considered psychopomps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopomp), or leaders of souls, in their respective mythologies; both are also associated with poetic and musical inspiration.

Or, more likely, the English weekdays are a linguistic triumph of Germanic influences instead of Latin influences on the English language and are a result of the failure of syncretism...

Moon-day, Tyr-day, Odin-day, Thor-day, Freyja-day, Saturn-day, Sun-day

Oh Wiki... *shakes head*

Lioness
04-28-2010, 06:44 PM
Ickk... Wiki... *shudder*



Or, more likely, the English weekdays are a linguistic triumph of Germanic influences instead of Latin influences on the English language and are a result of the failure of syncretism...

Moon-day, Tyr-day, Odin-day, Thor-day, Freyja-day, Saturn-day, Sun-day

Oh Wiki... *shakes head*

Yeah yeah yeah...whatever. Start your own Today is thread then.

I don't write the stuff...but psychopomps is a fun word to say and kind of describes some people around here who are full of hot air themselves.

richief
04-28-2010, 06:51 PM
28th day of April 1945: Italian partisans kill Mussolini
Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy until his downfall in 1943, has been killed by partisans along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and some close associates. Their bodies were taken to Milan from the Lecco district near Lake Como where they were arrested and then killed yesterday.
According to the Times correspondent in Milan, the corpses of Mussolini, Petacci and 12 Fascists are on display in Piazzale Loreto "with ghastly promiscuity in the open square under the same fence against which one year ago 15 partisans had been shot by their own countrymen".
One woman fired five shots into Mussolini's body, according to Milan Radio, and shouted: "Five shots for my five assassinated sons!"
Other passers-by spat on the bodies.

The executions are the first conspicuous demonstration of mob violence carried out by the partisans who until now have been kept under control by their leaders.
The partisan commander-in-chief General Raffaele Cadorna said such incidents were regrettable but desirable in this case as a way for the public to vent their anger against the former dictator and his cohorts.
Among the bodies were former general secretary of the Fascist Party, Roberto Farinacci and Carlo Scorza, former secretary of the party.
Mussolini was spotted yesterday heading towards Switzerland by an Italian customs guard at Dongo, near Lake Como. He was driving a car in a column of other German cars wearing a German greatcoat over his uniform.
Other members of his party were found in neighbouring villages.
It was in Milan that Mussolini founded Europe's first fascist movement - Fasci di Combattimento - in 1919.
He came to power in 1922 after the so-called March on Rome.
By 1928 Mussolini was absolute dictator and took the title of Duce, leader, and embarked on an expansionist foreign policy taking Ethiopia in 1935 and annexing Albania in 1939. That same year Mussolini signed a Tripartite Pact with Adolf Hitler's Germany and Imperial Japan.
After defeats in Greece, the Balkans, North Africa and Russia, Mussolini lost popularity. Then on 9 July 1943 the Allies landed in Sicily and Italy was faced with an invasion of its mainland.
Mussolini failed to secure assurances from Germany of adequate support against such an invasion and the Fascist Grand Council turned against him and had him arrested on 25 July.
Marshal Pietro Badoglio was appointed prime minister, dissolved fascist organisations and negotiated an armistice with the Allies.
Six weeks later the Germans launched a dramatic rescue of Mussolini. He was made head of the puppet republic of Salo - also known as the Italian Social Republic - once the Germans had occupied northern Italy in September 1943.
On 11 October 1943 the Badoglio government declared war on Germany.


In Context
It was later reported the mutilated bodies of Mussolini and his mistress had been hung upside down outside the forecourt of a Milan garage. Beside them was Alessandro Pavolini, who had headed the "black brigades" to hunt down partisans and former leader of the Fascist Party Achille Starace.
On the following day Mussolini was buried in the family tomb in the village of Predappio.
The Committee of National Liberation in northern Italy publicly accepted responsibility for the executions and called them a "necessary conclusion to a phase of history which has left Italy in a state of material and moral ruin".
Two days after Mussolini's death, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin and the war was effectively over in Europe.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/28/newsid_3564000/3564529.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gif

King Nothing
04-28-2010, 07:34 PM
Yeah yeah yeah...whatever. Start your own Today is thread then.

I don't write the stuff...but psychopomps is a fun word to say and kind of describes some people around here who are full of hot air themselves.

I'm not knocking you Miss Furry-and-Friendly, I'm pokin' at Wiki. It's the collective oral tradition of the internet. You shouldn't trust a Wiki, but that's not your fault. Their format presents their arguments in a manner that evokes trust. I shudder, though, that every time I Google something, the first hit that pops up is almost always a Wiki... :(

Ohhh... more interesting today, IMO:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/muhammad-ali-refuses-army-induction


On April 28, 1967, boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the U.S. Army and is immediately stripped of his heavyweight title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his decision to forgo military service.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky, on January 14, 1942, the future three-time world champ changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 after converting to Islam. He scored a gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome and made his professional boxing debut against Tunney Husaker on October 29, 1960, winning the bout in six rounds. On February 25, 1964, he defeated the heavily favored bruiser Sonny Liston in six rounds to become heavyweight champ.

On April 28, 1967, with the United States at war in Vietnam, Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces, saying “I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong.” On June 20, 1967, Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years. He stayed out of prison as his case was appealed and returned to the ring on October 26, 1970, knocking out Jerry Quarry in Atlanta in the third round. On March 8, 1971, Ali fought Joe Frazier in the “Fight of the Century” and lost after 15 rounds, the first loss of his professional boxing career. On June 28 of that same year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction for evading the draft.

ejls
04-28-2010, 07:41 PM
April 28, 2010 - The day Lioness hit 23,000 posts! Congratulations, lady!

Lioness
04-28-2010, 08:01 PM
What historical events...Mussolini, Muhammad Ali and me hitting 23,000 although I know that's not going into the history books. No doubt Uno neon will gladly like to put me in my place. :p

Thanks everyone. I'm learning a lot about history and do enjoy reading every article.

Peanut, thanks for the info about wiki. What other resources would you recommend instead of wiki then?

dogmeat2010
04-28-2010, 09:51 PM
Christmast another pagan holiday, has not been proven that Jesus Christ was born on that day. Lets concentrate on good holidays,like St. Pattys Day and all the beer you can drink Memorial Day, Veterns Day, any holiday that i donty have to go out and buy gifts that find a place stuck in a closet and forgotten, how about tree day,Ground hog day

Lioness
04-28-2010, 10:14 PM
Christmast another pagan holiday, has not been proven that Jesus Christ was born on that day. Lets concentrate on good holidays,like St. Pattys Day and all the beer you can drink Memorial Day, Veterns Day, any holiday that i donty have to go out and buy gifts that find a place stuck in a closet and forgotten, how about tree day,Ground hog day

We DID celebrate St. Patty's Day! Where were you? And Groundhog Day was in February. :excited:

King Nothing
04-28-2010, 10:25 PM
Wiki's a great place to start! Find what you're looking for, and click on the footnote. Then go to the edited, peer-reviewed source the collective oral tradition of the internet is reinterpreting for you. :)

Sadly, you'll quickly notice how many bold assertions are floating around Wiki without citation. :(

Lioness
04-28-2010, 10:30 PM
Wiki's a great place to start! Find what you're looking for, and click on the footnote. Then go to the edited, peer-reviewed source the collective oral tradition of the internet is reinterpreting for you. :)

Sadly, you'll quickly notice how many bold assertions are floating around Wiki without citation. :(

I didn't realize there were so many layers to wiki. I'll have to do better research then. :excited:

King Nothing
04-28-2010, 10:33 PM
No worries! :excited: I think from now on, you will be just fine... *puts his hands on his hips and stares bravely into the horizon*

Lioness
04-28-2010, 10:36 PM
No worries! :excited: I think from now on, you will be just fine... *puts his hands on his hips and stares bravely into the horizon*

I think Wales is thataway, too! :excited:

King Nothing
04-28-2010, 10:38 PM
Indeed! With the hottiest Five-Oh eva!!!

Lioness
04-28-2010, 10:44 PM
Indeed! With the hottiest Five-Oh eva!!!

:excited:

King Nothing
04-28-2010, 10:55 PM
:excited:

She really is terrific, isn't she? :excited:

ohms_law
04-28-2010, 11:49 PM
awwww, how sweet!
:)

ace's n 8's
04-28-2010, 11:59 PM
[QUOTE]What historical events...Mussolini, Muhammad Ali and me hitting 23,000 although I know that's not going into the history books. I think it should be national holiday, just for your recent accomplishments. What the fuck do you think about that?

Lioness
04-29-2010, 04:00 AM
She really is terrific, isn't she? :excited:

Yes, she is! She's awesome!!

King Nothing
04-29-2010, 04:05 AM
Yes, she is! She's awesome!!

I always try and make sure that I can stop in around 4-5pm CST because that's when she's usually around. I feel AWFUL if I get sucked away into work and can't say Hi!

Lioness
04-29-2010, 04:05 AM
That is so thoughtful!! I'm sure she appreciates seeing you then!!

Lioness
04-29-2010, 04:06 AM
I got 5 Time Outs trying to post...I must be REALLY naughty!!

Lioness
04-29-2010, 04:07 AM
[QUOTE=Lioness;2914737]I think it should be national holiday, just for your recent accomplishments. What the fuck do you think about that?

I think that's fucking nuts. I don't warrant a national holiday, but thanks though! :p

King Nothing
04-29-2010, 04:15 AM
That is so thoughtful!! I'm sure she appreciates seeing you then!!

Did you know she says Hi to me EVERY day? And a couple weeks ago, when I was sucked up into a project that kept me AFK in the afternoons, I came back at the end of the week and she'd sent me a "Are you okay?" PM!

I've never had a better internet friend! Plus, she's Hottie! :excited::cool:

Lioness
04-29-2010, 04:20 AM
Did you know she says Hi to me EVERY day? And a couple weeks ago, when I was sucked up into a project that kept me AFK in the afternoons, I came back at the end of the week and she'd sent me a "Are you okay?" PM!

I've never had a better internet friend! Plus, she's Hottie! :excited::cool:

EVERY day? You must be pretty special!! :excited:

King Nothing
04-29-2010, 04:23 AM
EVERY day? You must be pretty special!! :excited:

I dunno... I think I'm just a psychopomp. But I KNOW Hottie Five-Oh! is special, and she sure treats me like I am! :excited:

Lioness
04-29-2010, 04:35 AM
I dunno... I think I'm just a psychopomp. But I KNOW Hottie Five-Oh! is special, and she sure treats me like I am! :excited:

It is nice to have someone think you're special and treat you as such, but I don't think she thinks you're a psychopomp! It is a funny word though and not seen everyday. :)

King Nothing
04-29-2010, 04:43 AM
Oh no! I wrote unclearly! I meant that she treats me specially. You know what else is fun? Talking to Hottie! ;)

Lioness
04-29-2010, 04:48 AM
Oh no! I wrote unclearly! I meant that she treats me specially. You know what else is fun? Talking to Hottie! ;)

She IS fun to talk to!! She makes me laugh!!

ohms_law
04-29-2010, 04:56 AM
No shit, you guys put a big ol' grin on my face just now.
:grin:

ejls
04-29-2010, 09:54 AM
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vicksburg_Campaign&action=edit&section=14)] Grand Gulf (April 29, 1863)

Further information: Battle of Grand Gulf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grand_Gulf)
Admiral Porter led seven ironclads in an attack on the fortifications and batteries at Grand Gulf, Mississippi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Gulf,_Mississippi), with the intention of silencing the Confederate guns and then securing the area with troops of McClernand's XIII Corps who were on the accompanying transports and barges. The attack by the seven ironclads began at 8 a.m. and continued until about 1:30 p.m. During the fight, the ironclads moved within 100 yards of the Confederate guns and silenced the lower batteries of Fort Wade; the Confederate upper batteries at Fort Cobun remained out of reach and continued to fire. The Union ironclads (one of which, the Tuscumbia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tuscumbia_(1862)), had been put out of action) and the transports drew off. After dark, however, the ironclads engaged the Confederate guns again while the steamboats and barges ran the gauntlet. Grant marched his men overland across Coffee Point to below the Gulf. After the transports had passed Grand Gulf, they embarked the troops at Disharoon's plantation and disembarked them on the Mississippi shore at Bruinsburg, below Grand Gulf. The men immediately began marching overland towards Port Gibson, Mississippi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Gibson,_Mississippi). The Confederates had won a hollow victory; the loss at Grand Gulf caused just a slight change in Grant's offensive.[10] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicksburg_Campaign#cite_note-9)

richief
04-29-2010, 10:24 AM
Oh no! I wrote unclearly! I meant that she treats me specially. You know what else is fun? Talking to Hottie! ;)

Bless your pointy little head, metjinks you're in love. Good luck and have fun.
1995 - Longest sausage ever, at 2877 miles, made in Kitchener Ontario.

Now we need a bun, 40 gallons of relish and just a smidgeon of mustard. :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:



29 April 1992 : Verdict in Rodney King beating trial sparks riots in LA

In Los Angeles, California, four Los Angeles police officers that had been caught beating an unarmed African-American motorist in an amateur video are acquitted of any wrongdoing in the arrest. Hours after the verdicts were announced, outrage and protest turned to violence, as rioters in south-central Los Angeles blocked freeway traffic and beat motorists, wrecked and looted numerous downtown stores and buildings, and set off more than 100 fires...more

In Los Angeles, California, four Los Angeles police officers that had been caught beating an unarmed African-American motorist in an amateur video are acquitted of any wrongdoing in the arrest. Hours after the verdicts were announced, outrage and protest turned to violence, as rioters in south-central Los Angeles blocked freeway traffic and beat motorists, wrecked and looted numerous downtown stores and buildings, and set off more than 100 fires.

On 3 March 1991, paroled felon Rodney King led police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Los Angeles County before eventually surrendering. Intoxicated and uncooperative, King resisted arrest and was brutally beaten by police officers Laurence Powell, Theodore Briseno, and Timothy Wind. Unbeknownst to the police, a citizen with a personal video camera was filming the arrest, and the 89-second video caught the police beating King with their batons and kicking him long after he was capable of resistance. The video, released to the press, caused outrage around the country and triggered a national debate on police brutality.

Rodney King was released without charges, and on 15 March Sergeant Stacey Koon and officers Powell, Wind, and Briseno were indicted by a Los Angeles grand jury in connection with the beating. All four were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and excessive use of force. Though Koon did not actively participate in the beating, as the commanding officer present at the scene he was charged with aiding and abetting. Powell and Koon were also charged with filing false reports.

Because of the uproar in Los Angeles surrounding the incident, the judge, Stanley Weisberg, was persuaded to move the trial outside Los Angeles County to Simi Valley in Ventura County. On 29 April 1992, the 12-person jury, which included 10 whites and no African-Americans, issued its verdicts: not guilty on all counts, except for one assault charge against Powell that ended in a hung jury. The acquittals touched off rioting and looting in Los Angeles that grew into the most destructive U.S. civil disturbance of the 20th century.

Violence first erupted at the intersection of Florence Boulevard and Normandie Avenue in south-central Los Angeles. Traffic was blocked, and rioters beat dozens of motorists, including Reginald Denny, a white truck driver who was dragged out of his truck and nearly beaten to death by three African-American men. A news helicopter, hovering over the street, recorded the gruesome event. Los Angeles police were slow to respond, and the violence radiated to areas throughout the city. California Governor Pete Wilson deployed the National Guard at the request of Mayor Tom Bradley, and a curfew was declared. By the morning, hundreds of fires were burning across the city, more than a dozen people had been killed, and hundreds were injured.

Rioting and violence continued during the next 24 hours, and Korean shop owners in African-American neighbourhoods defended their businesses with rifles. On 1 May, President George Bush ordered military troops and riot-trained federal officers to Los Angeles and by the end of the next day the city was under control. The three days of disorder killed 55 people, injured almost 2,000, led to 7,000 arrests, and caused nearly $1 billion in property damage, including the burnings of nearly 4,000 buildings.

Under federal law, the four officers could also be prosecuted for violating Rodney King's constitutional rights. On 17 April 1993, a federal jury convicted Koon and Powell for violating King's rights by their unreasonable use of force under colour of law. Although Wind and Briseno were acquitted, most civil rights advocates considered the mixed verdict a victory. On 4 August, Koon and Powell were sentenced to two and a half years in prison.



http://www.history.co.uk/this-day-in-history/April-29.html

King Nothing
04-29-2010, 02:49 PM
Apr 29, 1968:
Hair premieres on Broadway

In a year marked by as much social and cultural upheaval as 1968, it was understandable that the New York Times review of a controversial musical newly arrived on Broadway would describe the show in political terms. "You probably don't have to be a supporter of Eugene McCarthy to love it," wrote critic Clive Barnes, "but I wouldn't give it much chance among the adherents of Governor Reagan." The show in question was Hair, the now-famous "tribal love-rock musical" that introduced the era-defining song "Aquarius" and gave New York theatergoers a full-frontal glimpse of the burgeoning 60s-counterculture esthetic. Hair premiered on Broadway on April 29, 1968.

Lioness
04-29-2010, 05:48 PM
This is the song "Hair" from Hair:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dyl0j3WU6Y

Lioness
04-29-2010, 05:55 PM
April 29 is National Dance Day and Poem in Your Pocket Day. For XNXX, we should have an International Hand in Your Pocket Day!!! ;)

ohms_law
04-29-2010, 07:53 PM
For XNXX, we should have an International Hand in Your Pocket Day!!! ;)
As our British friends would say: Brilliant!
:cool:

Lioness
04-29-2010, 09:07 PM
As our British friends would say: Brilliant!
:cool:

Thank you *curtsies*

Lioness
04-29-2010, 09:37 PM
Duke Ellington, born April 29, 1899, was an American composer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composer), pianist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pianist), and big band (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_band) leader (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandleader). A prominent figure in the history of jazz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz), his music stretched into various other genres, including blues (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues), gospel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_music), film scores (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_score), popular (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_music), and classical (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_music). His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestra), composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, and world tours.

It don't mean a thing, if you ain't got that swing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg

Lioness
04-29-2010, 09:49 PM
Duke Ellington's Caravan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4XKHkzDggk&feature=fvw

ohms_law
04-29-2010, 09:58 PM
Duuuuuke!
;)

richief
04-30-2010, 07:22 PM
30 April 1945 : Adolf Hitler commits suicide

On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler's dreams of a 1,000-year Reich...more

On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler's dreams of a 1,000-year Reich.

Since at least 1943, it was becoming increasingly clear that Germany would fold under the pressure of the Allied forces. In February of that year, the German 6th Army, lured deep into the Soviet Union, was annihilated in the Battle of Stalingrad, and German hopes for a sustained offensive on both fronts evaporated. Then, in June 1944, the Western Allied armies landed at Normandy, France, and began systematically to push the Germans back toward Berlin. By July 1944, several German military commanders acknowledged their imminent defeat and plotted to remove Hitler from power so as to negotiate a more favourable peace. Their attempts to assassinate Hitler failed, however, and in his reprisals, Hitler executed over 4,000 fellow countrymen.

In January 1945, facing a siege of Berlin by the Soviets, Hitler withdrew to his bunker to live out his final days. Located 55 feet under the chancellery, the shelter contained 18 rooms and was fully self-sufficient, with its own water and electrical supply. Though he was growing increasingly mad, Hitler continued to give orders and meet with such close subordinates as Hermann Goering, Heinrich Himmler and Josef Goebbels. He also married his long-time mistress Eva Braun just two days before his suicide.

In his last will and testament, Hitler appointed Admiral Karl Donitz as head of state and Goebbels as chancellor. He then retired to his private quarters with Braun, where he and Braun poisoned themselves and their dogs, before Hitler then also shot himself with his service pistol.

Hitler and Braun's bodies were hastily cremated in the chancellery garden, as Soviet forces closed in on the building. When the Soviets reached the chancellery, they removed Hitler's ashes, continually changing their location so as to prevent Hitler devotees from creating a memorial at his final resting place. Only eight days later, on 8 May 1945, the German forces issued an unconditional surrender, leaving Germany to be carved up by the four Allied powers.

richief
04-30-2010, 07:25 PM
30th day of April 1975. The Vietnam war ends.

There were four countries that were divided during the years after World War II as the result of global Communist strategy: China, Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. Until formal reunification in 1976, Vietnam was split at the 17th parallel of latitude into North Vietnam, with a Communist government, and South Vietnam, with a republican government. Much of Vietnam had been controlled by France for over a century as part of French Indochina.Following World War II a bloody seven-and-a-half-year struggle raged between Communist Vietnamese and the French for control of the land. Finally a peace conference was held at Geneva, Switzerland, to determine the fate of Indochina. Concluding in July 1954, the conference determined that French rule would be ended in Vietnam and that the country would be temporarily divided politically.
Neighboring Laos and Cambodia, comprising the rest of Indochina, were prohibited from making military alliances. Foreign military bases were barred from their territory and from Vietnam. (See also Cambodia; Laos; Indochina.)
Not long after the 1954 partition, United States military advisers assumed the task of training the South Vietnamese army. At the same time, Ho Chi Minh, president of North Vietnam, pledged to “liberate” South Vietnam.
Communist guerrillas, known as the Viet Cong, infiltrated across the border and by way of Laos in large numbers, supplementing bands of native Communist terrorists in the south. A chief objective of these rebels—who were directly controlled by the Vietminh, North Vietnam's governing faction—was to disrupt South Vietnamese social and economic improvement programs. The assassination of local administrators was one of the ways in which guerrillas sought to bring this about. Guerrilla bands also raided industrial plants, plantations, military installations, and entire villages. Frequently they attacked at night, withdrawing afterward to the security of the forest. Seldom were the South Vietnamese forces able to fight them in the open.
The struggle in Vietnam was never concentrated along a single front. Patches and strips of Communist-held territory spread gradually across the map of South Vietnam. By 1965 much of the coastline and nearly all borderlands had fallen to the rebels. Most of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's vital rice-growing area, had also been seized.
Rebel gains coincided with the waning popularity of South Vietnam's president, Ngo Dinh Diem. Elected in 1955, Diem enjoyed great popularity at first, but public support, as well as that of military officers and cabinet ministers, gradually disappeared. This stemmed largely from the fact that Diem's brother and closest adviser, Ngo Dinh Nhu, was able to manipulate officers and military units at his discretion. Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, Diem's bitterly outspoken sister-in-law, also played a unique and important role in arousing the disfavor of Vietnamese and foreigners alike.
In October 1961 President John F. Kennedy sent his military adviser, Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, to South Vietnam to evaluate that country's economic and military condition. General Taylor reported that infiltration of the Viet Cong from the north was increasing, that South Vietnam's economy had suffered drastically, and that better and more equipment was needed. American aid was stepped up. During the next two years more than 16,000 military advisers were sent to South Vietnam, and some 400 million dollars was provided in military aid alone. For the time being, Viet Cong successes were halted.
A serious setback occurred in May 1963, when President Diem, a Roman Catholic, prohibited the flying of the Buddhist flag. Thousands of Buddhists were arrested, and some were tortured or killed. Buddhist priests publicly burned themselves to death in protest; national morale was badly shaken. The Viet Cong attacked with greater fervor. Casualties and desertions from the South Vietnamese army rose sharply as public displeasure with the Diem regime mounted. In early November, barely three weeks before President Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Diem and Nhu were assassinated. A military junta assumed control. The government remained unstable, however, with a marked absence of popular support.
On Aug. 2, 1964, the United States was drawn further into the conflict when the USS Maddox, a destroyer cruising in the Gulf of Tonkin, was attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats 30 miles off the coast of North Vietnam. Two days later the Maddox and another destroyer were attacked; two North Vietnamese patrol boats were sunk by return fire. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered retaliatory air attacks.
The continuing instability of the Vietnamese government made United States assistance more difficult. Coups, attempted coups, or government shake-ups occurred almost monthly. The State Department warned that unless Vietnamese army officers kept out of politics, American aid might be discontinued. Mass demonstrations by Buddhist groups alternated with those of Catholics, depending upon which of these groups was in power at the time.
Terrorist attacks upon American installations in South Vietnam became frequent. These were calculated to discourage the United States into complete withdrawal from Vietnam. Their immediate effect, however, was to increase the tempo of air raids by American aircraft against North Vietnam. Principal targets were highways and bridges. In neighboring Laos, bombers also struck the Ho Chi Minh Trail, an important Viet Cong supply line. United States warships shelled North Vietnamese coastal installations.
In April 1965 President Johnson proposed that “unconditional discussions” be held for a settlement of the conflict. His peace move was ignored by North Vietnam. The North Vietnamese insisted that United States forces first be withdrawn from South Vietnam. They also stipulated that the United Nations must not intervene and that the internal affairs of South Vietnam would have to be settled in accordance with the program of the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cong. Johnson maintained that these matters could not be discussed prior to a peace conference. In June he urged the United Nations to seek a solution.
An era of relative stability in South Vietnam's government began in June when a new military regime was installed. The new regime was led by a ten-man military junta, which called itself the National Leadership Committee. Air Force Commander Vice- Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky, a member of the council, was named premier.
Ky's first crisis in office followed his dismissal of Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi in March 1966 from the military council and from his post as a regional army commander. Thi had established himself as virtual warlord of several provinces in northern South Vietnam. He had also aligned himself with politically powerful Buddhists, including Thich Tri Quang. When followers of General Thi publicly protested his dismissal, Tri Quang encouraged further antigovernment demonstrations. The Buddhists demanded that civilians be represented on the governing council and that elections be held for a national assembly.
Civil war threatened as fighting erupted between government forces and troops loyal to Thi. Riots instigated by the Buddhists, notably Tri Quang, broke out in Saigon, Hue, and Da Nang. Again, as in 1963 Buddhists publicly burned themselves to death. In April Premier Ky acceded to most of the Buddhist demands; elections were scheduled for later in the year. The unrest continued, however, as militant Buddhists called for Ky's resignation. Meanwhile government troops won back control of the cities which had been taken over by Thi's followers. By mid-1966 the rioting had also subsided.
During 1965 the United States became even more deeply committed to South Vietnam's struggle for freedom. In February it was officially revealed that planes raiding North Vietnam were being flown by American personnel. In June it was acknowledged that United States troops were engaged in combat with the Viet Cong. By midyear the size of the United States force in South Vietnam exceeded 50,000 troops, having doubled in less than six months. Although contingents had also arrived from South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, the military situation in South Vietnam continued to deteriorate. Military observers theorized that 1965 was the year scheduled by the Communists for total victory. With the approach of the summer rainy season and an anticipated Viet Cong offensive, Ky asked for more American ground forces. Between July and November a fighting force of an additional 100,000 men was transferred from military bases in the United States to Vietnam.
The first major American victory took place in August at Chu Lai, where more than 5,000 United States troops defeated an estimated 2,000 Viet Cong. In November American forces won a decisive victory over a large North Vietnamese force in the Ia Drang Valley. It was the first time that a major Viet Cong or North Vietnamese force had abandoned hit-and-run guerrilla tactics for open combat. Ia Drang was the bloodiest battle of the war to that date.
In January 1966 some 20,000 American, South Vietnamese, and South Korean troops encircled four enemy regiments south of Da Nang. A successful allied sweep through the central coastal province of Binh Dinh took place in the spring.
In February 1965 United States bombers attacked North Vietnam in retaliation for a Viet Cong raid on the United States helicopter base at Plei Ku. The Viet Cong bombing raids continued, however.
In May the air strikes against the North were suspended for five days, following President Johnson's invitation in April to “unconditional discussions” of peace. The raids were again suspended in late December 1965 and throughout January 1966 as a so-called “peace offensive” was launched by President Johnson and other world leaders. The North Vietnamese failed to respond to these overtures.
In June 1966 United States bombers made their first attack on the industrial outskirts of North Vietnam's two largest cities—Hanoi, the capital, and Haiphong, the chief port. Subsequent American bombing raids were made on these as well as other industrial centers and on MiG air bases in North Vietnam.
United States forces—increased from 190,000 in January 1966 to more than 500,000 by early 1968—used “search-and-destroy” tactics to expel National Liberation Front (NLF) forces from the South. In 1967 and 1968, American troops raided NLF troop concentrations in the demilitarized zone.
In January 1968 the NLF launched a large-scale offensive throughout the South during Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday. The targets included about 30 provincial capitals.
On March 31 President Johnson—faced with increasing antiwar sentiment—announced a halt in all bombing north of the 20th parallel and offered to negotiate for peace with North Vietnam. Peace talks began in Paris in May, but were quickly deadlocked. After the United States stopped bombing North Vietnam in early November, the North Vietnamese agreed not to escalate the war. In January 1969 South Vietnam and the NLF joined the talks.
On April 29, 1970, American and South Vietnamese ground forces began an assault on North Vietnamese and NLF sanctuaries in Cambodia. Months later, similar action was taken by the South Vietnamese on targets in Cambodia and Laos in 1971. (In 1973 the United States government reluctantly admitted that it had conducted secret bombing missions inside Cambodia in 1969, and in Laos in 1970.) American troop withdrawals, which had begun in the summer of 1969, left fewer than 200,000 Americans in South Vietnam at the end of 1971.
In April 1972 the United States bombed civilian dwellings and military targets in the cities of Hanoi and Haiphong. In May of that year, in response to a drive by the North Vietnamese forces into the South, President Richard M. Nixon ordered the mining of harbors off North Vietnam. Both the bombing and the mining provoked sustained antiwar protests within the United States.
On Jan. 27, 1973, a cease-fire was signed in Paris by the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the NLF. A Four-Party Joint Military Commission was set up to implement such provisions as the withdrawal of foreign troops and the release of prisoners. An International Commission of Control and Supervision was established to oversee the cease-fire.
United States ground troops left Vietnam by the end of March 1973. Fighting continued, however, as the North and the South accused each other of truce violations. A second cease-fire was signed in June, but the hostilities continued through 1974.
The ultimate fall of South Vietnam began with the capture of Phuoc Long Province in January 1975. Soon more inland provinces were under North Vietnamese control and the major coastal cities had fallen, with little resistance from Southern troops. The war in Cambodia ended on April 16, and the South surrendered on April 30, 1975, as enemy troops entered Saigon. (See also Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh (http://www.history.co.uk/encyclopedia/ho-chi-minh.html).)

Lioness
04-30-2010, 07:32 PM
TODAY IS....FRIDAY

Long, long time ago the ancient fierce Celtic Irish were fighting with some Normans on green Irish soil. When the brave Irish warriors captured an unfortunate Norman in the woods, they were going to boil him in oil which was a common fate back then.

The nervous Norman who was about to be dropped into the hot oil kept yelling "Mon Dieu! Mon Dieu! Seigneur, ayez merci sur mon âme! Je ne veux pas être fondue!!" It was then when a very wee hungry Irish lad happened to spy a few small potatoes left lying around on the ground that had been used like rocks to pelt the humiliated enemy.

The lad looked at the hot oil, he looked at the meager potatoes, he looked back at the hot bubbling oil, then he looked back at the potatoes and lo and behold, a small lightbulb went off in his head (except electricity and light bulbs hadn't been invented yet...that was centuries later and another story.)

Anyway, the wee lad picked up some of the potatoes and took his little hatchet and began to quickly chop the couple of potatoes into long thin strips and sneakily slipped them into the roiling boil before the Norman was to meet his demise. And you know those Irish and their gift of gab, the Celtic chieftain of the tribe kept droning on and on and on and on and on and on about how brave they were and how fooking stupid as shite the Norman was to have been captured and he talked so long that the rest of the tribe started to doze off which gave enough time for the potatoes to become crispy on the outside, yet tender on the inside, just like how the Norman was to be boiled.

By the time the Chieftain took a breath and was about to finish damning the Norman's soul to whatever ancient Keeper of Hell they believed in (I could probably tell you if I took the time to do some proper research on wiki), the boy scooped out the golden brown fried potatoes with his slotted spoon and tasted one. It was so hot, he cried out in pain when the potato slice scalded the roof of his mouth because he so hungry and didn't wait for them to cool off first. Upon hearing the little boy scream in agony, the crowd stopped their proceedings to see what all the commotion was about

Unable to talk at the moment, the eager and excited lad showed them what he had done and let some of them taste the boiled-in-oil potatoes. They, too. cried out in pain when the hot oil burned the roofs of their mouths, but after the initial pain subsided, the villagers very impressed with the taste and crisp texture of the potatoes which made them completely forget about boiling the Norman in oil. So instead of the Norman being fried in oil, the potato was and thus the first french fry was invented

They started looking around for as many potatoes as they could find and began chopping them up into little slices and cooking them in the oil. The Norman was very grateful to God for sparing his life as such and he ended up escaping to Scotland. Of course, an ancestor of the Scot Ronald McDonald stole the idea, added salt to them and invented ketchup to dip them in, which made him billions on french fries centuries later, but in honor of the little lad's discovery, the day was named Fry-day.

smcaaphd
04-30-2010, 10:09 PM
Today is the start of the bank holiday weekend in the UK. All over Britain, people are piling into their caravans to tow them to caravan parks and campsites all over the country.

Of course, this increase in traffic passing through the countryside wreaks havoc on those who make their living off the land, as it were. Many, many years ago, a farmer in the Dales started the (mainly little-known) tradition of blocking the huge lines of cars, motorbikes, vans and touring caravans.

Word spread like wildfire through the farming communities up and down the M6 and beyond - leading to the concerted effort of farmers driving their livestock into the lanes, or making 'really important' journeys in their tractors (which actually DO go quicker than 2 miles an hour!!)

Soo - to all ewe UKanians, getting jagged up in jams this weekend - KEEP YOUR GODDAMN MOTOR OUT OF THE COUNTRYSIDE!!

:laughing:

ohms_law
05-01-2010, 01:07 AM
@ #122 (http://forum.xnxx.com/showpost.php?p=2920462&postcount=122)

Nice Lioness, Cute story! That was worth reading.
:)

I do have to confess that my inner grammarian was trying to get my attention while reading it, mostly due to a couple of run on sentences. No worries though, since I kicked the shit out of him, so he'd shut the fuck up for just long enough that I could really enjoy the story.
;)

ohms_law
05-01-2010, 01:08 AM
@ SMC: ROAD TRIP!
:grin:

Lioness
05-01-2010, 01:21 AM
@ #122 (http://forum.xnxx.com/showpost.php?p=2920462&postcount=122)

Nice Lioness, Cute story! That was worth reading.
:)

I do have to confess that my inner grammarian was trying to get my attention while reading it, mostly due to a couple of run on sentences. No worries though, since I kicked the shit out of him, so he'd shut the fuck up for just long enough that I could really enjoy the story.
;)


Thanks ohms law, but the run on sentences were deliberate. I'm half Irish and was making a subtle point about the gift of gab. :p

ohms_law
05-01-2010, 01:34 AM
hehe

I kinda got that, but... that jerk in the back of my head is tough to shut up sometimes!

Lioness
05-01-2010, 07:18 AM
well, i won't write anything else then so you don't have to worry about it...

ejls
05-01-2010, 09:54 AM
2003 - United States President George W. Bush, in what is known as his "Mission Accomplished" speech, declares that
"major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California. America has
suffered over 4,000 casualties since that date.

King Nothing
05-01-2010, 02:37 PM
May 1, 1926:
Ford factory workers get 40-hour week
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-factory-workers-get-40-hour-week


On this day in 1926, Ford Motor Company becomes one of the first companies in America to adopt a five-day, 40-hour week for workers in its automotive factories. The policy would be extended to Ford's office workers the following August. (KN Note: Liez! They still work 7 day weeks. :()

Henry Ford's Detroit-based automobile company had broken ground in its labor policies before. In early 1914, against a backdrop of widespread unemployment and increasing labor unrest, Ford announced that it would pay its male factory workers a minimum wage of $5 per eight-hour day, upped from a previous rate of $2.34 for nine hours (the policy was adopted for female workers in 1916). The news shocked many in the industry--at the time, $5 per day was nearly double what the average auto worker made--but turned out to be a stroke of brilliance, immediately boosting productivity along the assembly line and building a sense of company loyalty and pride among Ford's workers.

The decision to reduce the workweek from six to five days had originally been made in 1922. According to an article published in The New York Times that March, Edsel Ford, Henry's son and the company's president, explained that "Every man needs more than one day a week for rest and recreation….The Ford Company always has sought to promote [an] ideal home life for its employees. We believe that in order to live properly every man should have more time to spend with his family."

Henry Ford said of the decision: "It is high time to rid ourselves of the notion that leisure for workmen is either 'lost time' or a class privilege." At Ford's own admission, however, the five-day workweek was also instituted in order to increase productivity: Though workers' time on the job had decreased, they were expected to expend more effort while they were there. Manufacturers all over the country, and the world, soon followed Ford's lead, and the Monday-to-Friday workweek became standard practice.



TODAY IS....FRIDAY


Miss Furry and Friendly, weren't we just talking about the dangers of quoting Wiki? ;)


2003 - United States President George W. Bush, in what is known as his "Mission Accomplished" speech, declares that
"major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California. America has
suffered over 4,000 casualties since that date.

Damnit! I woke up too late! I was gonna say today was Mission Accomplished Day!!!! I've been looking forward to it all week! :(

richief
05-01-2010, 02:58 PM
1st Day of May 1945: Germany announces Hitler is dead
Adolf Hitler has been killed at the Reich Chancery in Berlin, according to Hamburg radio. At 2230 local time a newsreader announced that reports from the Fuhrer's headquarters said Hitler had "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany".
It said he had appointed Grand Admiral Doenitz as his successor.
There followed an announcement by Admiral Doenitz in which he called on the German people to mourn their Fuhrer who, he said, died the death of a hero in the capital of the Reich.
Reports from Washington say US officials are suspicious of the announcement and are certainly not celebrating as yet.

They fear the timing of Doenitz's appointment may mean that Hitler is not dead but trying to escape or go underground.
In London, Prime Minister Winston Churchill would not make a statement to the Commons about the war situation in Europe except to say it was "definitely more satisfactory than it was this time five years ago".
Admiral Doenitz, famous for his U-boat victories in the first three years of the war, vowed to continue the battle against the Soviets and their western Allies.
"The British and the Americans do not fight for the interests of their own people but for the spreading of Bolshevism," he said.
As new head of state and supreme commander of the Wehrmacht - the German armed forces - he demanded discipline and obedience and urged German soldiers, "Do your duty. The life of our people is at stake."
There is now speculation in the British press as to whether the weakened German forces will follow Doenitz or Heinrich Himmler, head of the home army, the Volkssturm, the SS and the Gestapo.
He has made peace overtures to the Allies in recent days in meetings with Count Folke Bernadotte, a nephew of the King of Sweden, but so far these have come to nothing.





In Context
First details about the real circumstances of his death emerged on 20 June. One of Hitler's bodyguards who escaped to the British side of Berlin said he had seen the partly burned bodies of Eva Braun and Hitler lying side by side in the grounds of the Reich Chancery near the entrance of his bunker.
Hitler had married Eva Braun on 29 April and they committed suicide the next day.
Hitler's "Thousand-Year Reich" lasted 12 years and three months.
Heinrich Himmler, whose attempts at peace talks with the Allies had convinced Hitler the war was over for Germany, offered to serve under Admiral Doenitz but was rejected.
After Germany surrendered on 7 May, Himmler tried to escape, was captured and committed suicide on 23 May.
Doenitz was sentenced to ten years' in prison at the Nuremberg war crimes trials.


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King Nothing
05-01-2010, 03:03 PM
He died yesterday richie. You missed it. Find a new one for today. "Germany announces" doesn't count. :p

richief
05-01-2010, 03:13 PM
1st Day of May 1982: RAF bombs Port Stanley
British planes have carried out raids on two airstrips near Port Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands which are currently occupied by Argentinian forces. The attack was designed to deny the Argentines the means of landing supplies on the islands or attacking the British fleet patrolling the 200-mile exclusion zone.
Admiral Sandy Woodward, the British Task Force commander, said the mission was a success. "We didn't want this fight but we've shown our colours and this is our day," he said.
A Vulcan bomber with a back-up plane launched the attack before dawn from its base on Ascension Island, 3,000 miles from the Falklands.
The bombing was carried out at a height of 10,000 feet under cover of darkness - out of range of Argentine anti-aircraft missiles that can only be used against visible targets.
The plane dropped 21 bombs altogether and was followed by a force of Harrier jump-jets sent from aircraft carriers patrolling off shore.
These took pictures of the damage done by the Vulcan and bombed the grass airstrip at Goose Green 55 miles west of Port Stanley.
Retaliation
The Harriers also dropped 1,000lb bombs and 30mm Aden canon shells to destroy fuel and ammunition dumps.
They then scattered cluster bombs over the rubble of the airstrips to prevent any attempts to repair the damage.
The Argentine force retaliated with anti-aircraft guns, Tiger Cat missiles and sent out its Mirage and Canberra bombers.
The Argentines said the raids failed to destroy the runways and claimed a British pilot died and two Harriers were destroyed.
But the Ministry of Defence said none of its aircraft were shot down. It said only one Harrier was slightly damaged sustaining a hole in its tailfin that has now been repaired.




and just for Peanut.


1st Day of May 1952 - Mr Potato Head, introduced. http://www.toy-tma.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/mr-potato-head.jpg


Is there a similarity there.:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

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Lioness
05-01-2010, 06:52 PM
Dear Miss Furry and Friendly, weren't we just talking about the dangers of quoting Wiki? ;)

*I* wrote the damn thing to be funny for crying out loud...wiki had nothing to do with it. I ONLY mentioned wiki in there for you as a joke. *fuckit*

Lioness
05-01-2010, 06:56 PM
Today is May 1, the day to dance around the Maypole. A ceremonial folk dance (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/212114/folk-dance) performed around a tall pole garlanded with greenery or flowers and often hung with ribbons that are woven into complex patterns by the dancers. Such dances are survivals of ancient dances around a living tree as part of spring rites to ensure fertility. Typically performed on May Day (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1450912/May-Day/1450912main/Article#toc=toc9051569) (May 1), they also occur at midsummer in Scandinavia and at other festivals elsewhere.

Encyclopedia Britannica

In elementary school we would make little cones from doilies, fill them with flowers and then leave them on a neighbor's doorknob. You were supposed to ring the doorbell and then run so they wouldn't know who gave it to them.

Lioness
05-01-2010, 07:06 PM
GAH!!

King Nothing
05-01-2010, 07:44 PM
*I* wrote the damn thing to be funny for crying out loud...wiki had nothing to do with it. I ONLY mentioned wiki in there for you as a joke. *fuckit*

*cower* I know... I just said that to be funny, too... I'm sowwy... :eek:

richief
05-01-2010, 08:25 PM
1st of May the day Morris Dancers (http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/mayday/morrisdancing.html) do this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S5gCT4zg4s).:p:p:p

Lioness
05-01-2010, 09:42 PM
Today is the Running of the Roses, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky...mint juleps, beautiful thoroughbreds and fancy hats.



1 scant ounce minted simple syrup (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/drink/views/234758)
2 cups crushed ice
2 ounces bourbon (such as Woodford Reserve)
Fresh mint sprig, for garnish



Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mint-Julep-234757?FORM=BING#ixzz0miUGinJv)
/Mint-Julep-234757?FORM=BING#ixzz0miUGinJv (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mint-Julep-234757?FORM=BING#ixzz0miUGinJv)

http://mcsology.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/top_mint_julep.jpg

http://www.onemoretickets.com/images/kentucky-derby.jpg

http://www.kentuckyarts.org/exhibits/Derby_Hats/P2120401.JPG

ohms_law
05-01-2010, 09:46 PM
Yum!

Lioness
05-01-2010, 09:46 PM
1st of May the day Morris Dancers (http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/mayday/morrisdancing.html) do this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S5gCT4zg4s).:p:p:p

That's interesting!! I've never heard of this before. Which one are you? :excited:

Lioness
05-01-2010, 09:48 PM
*cower* I know... I just said that to be funny, too... I'm sowwy... :eek:

Oh.....*retracts claws and slinks away......* :oops:

Rockprincess
05-01-2010, 09:48 PM
Happy May, everyone!!!

I've been watching golf at Quail Hollow, getting ready to watch the Derby, and tonight Nascar is racing in Richmond...It's a good way to spend a cool first of May!!!:excited:

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richief
05-01-2010, 11:09 PM
That's interesting!! I've never heard of this before. Which one are you? :excited:

Oh so cruel pussycat. I guess this one would resemble me the most.

Could this be me? (http://www.funnyordie.co.uk/videos/601f8f4d8b/morris-dancing-trigger-happy-tv-from-stevanhogg)

Lioness
05-02-2010, 05:26 AM
Yum!

I think I'd like them better with rum...but then they'd be called mojitos.

Lioness
05-02-2010, 05:27 AM
Oh so cruel pussycat. I guess this one would resemble me the most.

Could this be me? (http://www.funnyordie.co.uk/videos/601f8f4d8b/morris-dancing-trigger-happy-tv-from-stevanhogg)

HAWT!!! :p:kiss:;)

richief
05-02-2010, 08:09 AM
2nd Day of May 1933 : Loch Ness monster is sighted

Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland's Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on 2 May 1933. The newspaper Inverness Courier related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen "an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface." The story of the "monster" became a media phenomenon...more

Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland's Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on 2 May 1933. The newspaper Inverness Courier related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen "an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface." The story of the "monster" (a moniker chosen by the Courier editor) became a media phenomenon, with London newspapers sending correspondents to Scotland and a circus offering a 20,000 pound sterling reward for capture of the beast.

Loch Ness, located in the Scottish Highlands, has the largest volume of fresh water in Great Britain; the body of water reaches a depth of nearly 800 feet and a length of about 23 miles. Scholars of the Loch Ness Monster find a dozen references to "Nessie" in Scottish history, dating back to around 500 A.D., when local Picts carved a strange aquatic creature into standing stones near Loch Ness. The earliest written reference to a monster in Loch Ness is a 7th-century biography of Saint Columba, the Irish missionary who introduced Christianity to Scotland. In 565 A.D., according to the biographer, Columba was on his way to visit the king of the northern Picts near Inverness when he stopped at Loch Ness to confront a beast that had been killing people in the lake. Seeing a large beast about to attack another man, Columba intervened, invoking the name of God and commanding the creature to "go back with all speed." The monster retreated and never killed another man.

In 1933, a new road was completed along Loch Ness' shore, affording drivers a clear view of the loch. After an April 1933 sighting was reported in the local paper on 2 May, interest steadily grew, especially after another couple claimed to have seen the beast on land, crossing the shore road. Several British newspapers sent reporters to Scotland, including London's Daily Mail, which hired big-game hunter Marmaduke Wetherell to capture the beast. After a few days searching the loch, Wetherell reported finding footprints of a large four-legged animal.

In response, the Daily Mail carried the dramatic headline: "MONSTER OF LOCH NESS IS NOT LEGEND BUT A FACT." Scores of tourists descended on Loch Ness and sat in boats or decks chairs waiting for an appearance by the beast. Plaster casts of the footprints were sent to the British Natural History Museum, which reported that the tracks were that of a hippopotamus, specifically one hippopotamus foot, probably stuffed. The hoax temporarily deflated Loch Ness Monster mania, but stories of sightings continued.

A famous 1934 photograph seemed to show a dinosaur-like creature with a long neck emerging out of the murky waters, leading some to speculate that "Nessie" was a solitary survivor of the long-extinct plesiosaurs. The aquatic plesiosaurs were thought to have died off with the rest of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Loch Ness was frozen solid during the recent ice ages, however, so this creature would have had to have made its way up the River Ness from the sea in the past 10,000 years. And the plesiosaurs, believed to be cold-blooded, would not long survive in the frigid waters of Loch Ness. More likely, others suggested, it was an archeocyte, a primitive whale with a serpentine neck that is thought to have been extinct for 18 million years. Sceptics argued that what people were seeing in Loch Ness were "seiches" – oscillations in the water surface caused by the inflow of cold river water into the slightly warmer loch.

Amateur investigators kept an almost constant vigil, and in the 1960s several British universities launched expeditions to Loch Ness, using sonar to search the deep. Nothing conclusive was found, but in each expedition the sonar operators detected large, moving underwater objects they could not explain. In 1975, Boston's Academy of Applied Science combined sonar and underwater photography in an expedition to Loch Ness. A photo resulted that, after enhancement, appeared to show the giant flipper of a plesiosaur-like creature. Further sonar expeditions in the 1980s and 1990s resulted in more tantalising, if inconclusive, readings. Revelations in 1994 that the famous 1934 photo was a hoax hardly dampened the enthusiasm of tourists and professional and amateur investigators to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster.

ejls
05-02-2010, 09:55 AM
Births
1937 - Lorenzo Music, actor, writer, musician (Garfield, Rhoda)
1969 - Mika Brzezinski, journalist, television host
1972 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, professional wrestler, actor
1975 - David Beckham, professional soccer player

Deaths
1519 - Leonardo da Vinci, painter, sculptor, inventor
1957 - Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator (Wisconsin)
1983 - Norm Van Brocklin, Hall of Fame quarterback, punter
2008 - Mildred Loving, civil rights activist (Loving v. Virginia)
2009 - Jack Kemp, politician, professional football player

richief
05-02-2010, 02:11 PM
1982 Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.


Argentina's only cruiser, the General Belgrano, has been sunk by a British nuclear submarine in the South Atlantic. It is the first serious attack on the Argentine navy by the British since the conflict over the disputed Falkland Islands began last month.
The second largest ship in the Argentine navy was struck by two Tigerfish torpedoes from HMS Conqueror. It is thought there were about 1,000 men on board.
British helicopters also sank a patrol boat and damaged another using Seaskua air-to-surface missiles.
According to sources in Buenos Aires, at least five Argentine warships have been taking part in the search for survivors throughout the day.

Chances of anyone being found are limited with reports of 30-foot high waves and icy conditions.
The Belgrano, an old World War II ship, was reported to have been severely damaged this morning. News that she had actually sunk came as the Defence Secretary, John Nott, was answering questions from journalists this afternoon.
The Belgrano was outside the 200-mile total exclusion zone at the time of the attack and Mr Nott was asked whether the bombing was therefore justified. He replied: "The General Belgrano was a threat to our men and therefore it is quite correct that she was attacked by our submarines."
Mr Nott said the past week had been a successful one for British armed forces, but that the overriding aim was a peaceful and lasting settlement.
"I sincerely hope it will not be a long and bloody conflict," he added.
Earlier today, the government announced the next stage in the military build-up.
The QE2 has been called into service - she is due back at Southampton at midnight tonight - as well as two ferries and a container ship.
They will be used to carry 3,000 infantrymen.



In Context
The sinking of the Belgrano saw the loss of 368 lives. Although reports at the time said Tigerfish missiles had been used, it was in fact older Mark 8 torpedoes that sunk the ship. The Argentineans retaliated by sinking HMS Sheffield killing 20 men.
The sea battle continued for many more weeks, then turned to the land. Argentine forces finally surrendered and peace was declared on 20 June.
The Belgrano sinking was the most controversial event of the Falklands War. Many people, both inside and outside the British Parliament said it was an unnecessary use of force - the ship was outside the exclusion zone and apparently sailing away from the Falklands.
A few months later, the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was famously grilled on national television by a British housewife who said that the bombing ensured a halt to peace talks being brokered by the UN and the Peruvian Government at the time.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/2/newsid_2480000/2480241.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/2/newsid_2480000/2480241.stm)
The ARA General Belgrano saw active service during WW2, surviving the attack on Pearl Harbour, when it was the USS Phoenix.


The light cruiser USS Phoenix (CL46) - sixth ship of the Brooklyn Class - was launched on 12 March 1938.
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On 7 December 1941 she was lying at anchor in Pearl Harbor, at a point north-east of Ford Island. When the Japanese surprise attack took place she got under way and sortied from the base, as did her sister ship St. Louis and the cruiser Detroit. After the attack these three ships were ordered to join the heavy cruiser Minneapolis, and proceed westwards to meet the USS Enterprise and Task Force 16 - which were on their way back to Pearl Harbor after ferrying aircraft to Wake Island.
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Ironically a search aircraft mistook the group of four cruisers for a Japanese force, with the result that American efforts to find the carriers which had made the Pearl Harbor attack were then concentrated in the wrong direction - south of Oahu.
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Phoenix went on to establish a distinguished combat record in the Pacific, most of her wartime service being with Seventh Fleet - the naval arm of General Douglas Macarthur's South-West Pacific Forces - commanded by Admiral Thomas Kinkaid. She became the flagship of Task Force 75, a formation built around Phoenix and her sister ships Boise and Nashville and commanded by Rear Admiral Russell S. "Count" Berkey. In April 1944 she led Task Force 75 in providing fire support for the landings at Hollandia in western New Guinea.
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In the Leyte operation Phoenix again served as Admiral Berkey's flagship, Berkey this time commanding Task Group 77.3 - the Close Covering Group of Seventh Fleet - a group which included Phoenix, Boise and the Australian heavy cruisers Shropshire and Australia.
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On October 24 1944 - during the Battle for Leyte Gulf - Berkey's Task Group was organised as part of Rear Admiral Oldendorf's force, which was deployed to stop the advancing Japanese Southern Force in Surigao Strait, south of Leyte Gulf. The Berkey group was placed on the right flank of the US disposition, close to the shore of Leyte Island.
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In the small hours of 25 October - during the main gunfire phase of the Battle of Surigao Strait - she was in action against the Japanese flagship Yamashiro, firing her main armament at a rate of four 15-gun salvos per minute (Phoenix, Boise and Shropshire together firing a total of 1,181 rounds from their main batteries in the 17 minutes between 0351 and 0408).
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From Leyte she went on to support the landings at Mindoro, Lingayen Gulf and Borneo. After World War Two she was decommissioned, and in 1951 sold to Argentina, becoming a major unit of the Argentinian Navy, finally acquiring the name General Belgrano. In the 1970's she was modernised and equipped with British Seacat short-range missiles, and Dutch radar, although she retained her original battery of fifteen 6-inch guns as her "main" armament.
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She was to have been fitted with French Exocet sea-skimming surface-to-surface missiles, but these were in the event never installed.
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On 26 April 1982, in the opening stages of the "South Atlantic War" between Britain and Argentina, she sortied from the port of Ushuahia, escorted by two guided-missile destroyers. On 2 May, in controversial circumstances, she was attacked without warning by the British nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarine Conqueror, and hit with two torpedoes. She sank rapidly, with the loss of 368 of her crew.
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Thus a ship which had participated in the opening drama of the war in the Pacific and emerged unscathed, and which - at the Battle of Surigao Strait - took part in the last battleship action and the last great surface naval battle in history, became the first large warship, and the only cruiser, to be sunk in action since 1945, and - even more notably - the first ship in history to be sunk in action by a nuclear submarine.

http://www.angelfire.com/fm/odyssey/LEYTE_USS_Phoenix_.htm


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King Nothing
05-02-2010, 02:39 PM
May 2, 1972:
End of an era at the FBI
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/end-of-an-era-at-the-fbi


After nearly five decades as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), J. Edgar Hoover dies, leaving the powerful government agency without the administrator who had been largely responsible for its existence and shape.

Educated as a lawyer and a librarian, Hoover joined the Department of Justice in 1917 and within two years had become special assistant to Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. Deeply anti-radical in his ideology, Hoover came to the forefront of federal law enforcement during the so-called "Red Scare" of 1919 to 1920. The former librarian set up a card index system listing every radical leader, organization, and publication in the United States and by 1921 had amassed some 450,000 files. More than 10,000 suspected communists were also arrested during this period, but the vast majority of these people were briefly questioned and then released. Although the attorney general was criticized for abusing his authority during the so-called "Palmer Raids," Hoover emerged unscathed, and on May 10, 1924, he was appointed acting director of the Bureau of Investigation, a branch of the Justice Department established in 1909.

During the 1920s, with Congress' approval, Director Hoover drastically restructured and expanded the Bureau of Investigation. He built the corruption-ridden agency into an efficient crime-fighting machine, establishing a centralized fingerprint file, a crime laboratory, and a training school for agents. In the 1930s, the Bureau of Investigation launched a dramatic battle against the epidemic of organized crime brought on by Prohibition. Notorious gangsters such as George "Machine Gun" Kelly and John Dillinger met their ends looking down the barrels of Bureau-issued guns, while others, like Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, the elusive head of Murder, Incorporated, were successfully investigated and prosecuted by Hoover's "G-men." Hoover, who had a keen eye for public relations, participated in a number of these widely publicized arrests, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, as it was known after 1935, became highly regarded by Congress and the American public.

With the outbreak of World War II, Hoover revived the anti-espionage techniques he had developed during the first Red Scare, and domestic wiretaps and other electronic surveillance expanded dramatically. After World War II, Hoover focused on the threat of radical, especially communist, subversion. The FBI compiled files on millions of Americans suspected of dissident activity, and Hoover worked closely with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and Senator Joseph McCarthy, the architect of America's second Red Scare.

In 1956, Hoover initiated Cointelpro, a secret counterintelligence program that initially targeted the U.S. Communist Party but later was expanded to infiltrate and disrupt any radical organization in America. During the 1960s, the immense resources of Cointelpro were used against dangerous groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, but also against African American civil rights organizations and liberal anti-war organizations. One figure especially targeted was civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who endured systematic harassment from the FBI.

By the time Hoover entered service under his eighth president in 1969, the media, the public, and Congress had grown suspicious that the FBI might be abusing its authority. For the first time in his bureaucratic career, Hoover endured widespread criticism, and Congress responded by passing laws requiring Senate confirmation of future FBI directors and limiting their tenure to 10 years. On May 2, 1972, with the Watergate affair about to explode onto the national stage, J. Edgar Hoover died of heart disease at the age of 77. The Watergate affair subsequently revealed that the FBI had illegally protected President Richard Nixon from investigation, and the agency was thoroughly investigated by Congress. Revelations of the FBI's abuses of power and unconstitutional surveillance motivated Congress and the media to become more vigilant in future monitoring of the FBI.

Lioness
05-02-2010, 04:34 PM
May 2 is National Play Your Ukelele Day! *dons her grass skirt and coconuts to do the hula as she sings and motions with her hands*

The Hukilau Song
Jack Owens © 1948 Oh we're going to a Hukilau A huki huki huki huki Hukilau Everybody loves the Hukilau Where the laulau is the kaukau at the lû`au We throw our nets out into the sea And all the `ama`ama come a-swimming to me Oh, we're going to a Hukilau A huki huki huki Hukilau What a beautiful day for fishing That old Hawaiian way Where the Hukilau nets are swishing Down in old Lâ`ie bay

freethinker
05-02-2010, 04:37 PM
Related:

May 2 1972 World famous drag queen and longtime G-man J. Edgar Hoover dies in his sleep at the age of 77. http://www.dailyrotten.com/

I have slept better ever since.

From the same source:

May 2 1957 Mob figure Frank Costello is shot in the head by Vincent "the Chin" Gigante. Instead of killing him, the bullet circumnavigates between his skin and cranium, exiting through the original wound. Costello retires from the Mafia soon after.

ejls
05-03-2010, 09:33 AM
A sad day for New York - 1957 – An agreement is made by Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley to move the team to Los Angeles , California .

richief
05-03-2010, 11:34 AM
3 May 1469 : Niccolo Machiavelli is born

On this day in 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern political theory...more

On this day in 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern political theory.

Machiavelli had already entered the political service of his native Florence by the time he was 29. As Defence Secretary, he distinguished himself by executing policies that strengthened Florence politically. He soon found himself assigned diplomatic missions for his principality, through which he met such luminaries as Louis XII of France, Pope Julius II, the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and perhaps most importantly for Machiavelli, a prince of the Papal States named Cesare Borgia. The shrewd and cunning Borgia later inspired the title character in Machiavelli's famous and influential political treatise ‘The Prince’ (1532).

Machiavelli's political life took a downward turn after 1512, when he fell out of favour with the powerful Medici family. He was accused of conspiracy, imprisoned, tortured and temporarily exiled. It was an attempt to regain a political post and the Medici family's good favour that Machiavelli penned ‘The Prince’, which was to become his most well-known work.

Though released in book form posthumously in 1532, ‘The Prince’ was first published as a pamphlet in 1513. In it, Machiavelli outlined his vision of an ideal leader: an amoral, calculating tyrant for whom the end justifies the means. The Prince not only failed to win the Medici family's favour, it also alienated him from the Florentine people. Machiavelli was never truly welcomed back into politics, and when the Florentine Republic was reestablished in 1527, Machiavelli was an object of great suspicion. He died later that year, embittered and shut out from the Florentine society to which he had devoted his life.

Though Machiavelli has long been associated with the practice of diabolical expediency in the realm of politics that was made famous in ‘The Prince’, his actual views were not so extreme. In fact, in such longer and more detailed writings as ‘Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy’ (1517) and ‘History of Florence’ (1525), he shows himself to be a more principled political moralist. Still, even today, the term "Machiavellian" is used to describe an action undertaken for gain without regard for right or wrong.


1968: Surgeons conduct UK's first heart transplant
Britain's first heart transplant was successfully carried out today by a team of 18 doctors and nurses at the National Heart Hospital in Marylebone, London.
The operation, which was led by South African-born surgeon Donald Ross, was undertaken on an unnamed 45-year-old man.
It took more than seven hours to complete.
The donor, Patrick Ryan, a 26-year-old labourer, was transferred from King's College Hospital and his heart removed immediately after his death.
Recovering well
Reading from a prepared statement on the hospital steps, a spokesman said: "It has gone uneventfully. The patient, as far as we know, is satisfactory."
The man is said to be recovering well but his reaction to the implant over the next 10 to 14 days is expected to be critical.
Mr Ross, who was accompanied by the entire surgical team, said the operation lasted around two hours despite the fact they were working together for over seven hours.
The first sign the historic operation was about to take place came at 1150 GMT when Donald Longmore, the hospital's consultant in clinical physiology, was escorted by two police cars to King's College Hospital.
At 1330 GMT he drove back to the National Heart Hospital alongside an ambulance, which was carrying the donor and by 1400 GMT the initial stages of the operation were under way.
Reporters and photographers were camped outside the building as soon as rumours of the operation started to circulate.
The British operation is the tenth heart transplant to be undertaken in the world since Dr Christian Barnard carried out the first one in Cape Town, South Africa, last December.

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King Nothing
05-03-2010, 02:39 PM
May 3, 1933:
James Brown is born


"Soul Brother #1,"The Godfather of Soul," "Mr. Dynamite," "Sex Machine," "The Minister of the New New Super Heavy Funk." These are some of the names by which the world would eventually know James Joseph Brown, Jr., the revolutionary musical figure who was born on this day in 1933. The story Brown himself would often tell is that he appeared stillborn when he first came into the world, but that an aunt attending his birth managed to breathe life into him

Long before he changed the course of 20th-century popular music and crowned himself "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business," little James Brown may well have been the hardest working boy in Augusta, Georgia, where he was sent to live with his Aunt Honey Washington at the age of six. He’d spent the previous several years with his father, James, Sr., who scraped out a meager living selling pine tar to the local turpentine factory in the woods of Barnwell County, South Carolina, just down the Savannah River from Augusta. James’s mother had left with another man when James was only four, and while Aunt Honey would play something of a maternal role for James, the fact that she ran a brothel and sold moonshine for a living made for anything but a traditional upbringing

While other famous musicians of his generation would get their musical training in the traditional context of the church, James Brown would get his on the streets, where between jobs as a cotton-picker, coal-scrounger and shoeshine boy, he also danced and sang to attract clients to his aunt’s place of business. He honed his talents further in prison, where he was sentenced to serve 8-to-16 years for stealing from parked cars at the age of 15. An experience that might have broken another man, however, instead inspired Brown to dedicate himself to music. He did his first gospel singing while in prison, where he earned the nickname "Music Box" and impressed his warden and the Georgia State Parole Board enough with his seriousness of purpose to win his release after only three years. At the age of 19, a highly motivated, worldly wise and ferociously talented James Brown walked out of prison and began his climb toward music greatness

Born on this day in 1933, James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006.

First heart transplant in Britain? Who cares?! You can take credit for the original, it was in your dominion. Of course, I really don't wanna know who he practiced on BEFORE the first... :eek:

Lioness
05-03-2010, 06:48 PM
A sad day for New York - 1957 – An agreement is made by Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley to move the team to Los Angeles , California .

The Dodgers were always my favorite team because it was my boyfriend's favorite team. What we do for love...:rolleyes: I also liked the SF Giants because of growing up across the Bay from SF.

Lioness
05-03-2010, 06:56 PM
TODAY IS..


PARANORMAL DAY - I know what you're thinking....


It's also - LUMPY RUG DAY - time to bury those bodies down in the basement people.

richief
05-03-2010, 07:01 PM
Today is the day..


That Lynn Redgrave died.

Lioness
05-03-2010, 07:05 PM
Today is the day..


That Lynn Redgrave died.




Yes, that's sad. She was a great actress and battled breast cancer for 7 years. May she rest in peace. :rose:

Rockprincess
05-03-2010, 07:07 PM
Today is Melanoma Monday!!! May is skin cancer awareness month...

A popular method for remembering the signs and symptoms of melanoma is the mnemonic “ABCDE”:

Asymmetrical skin lesion.
Border of the lesion is irregular.
Color: melanomas usually have multiple colors.
Diameter: moles greater than 6 mm are more likely to be melanomas than smaller moles.
Enlarging: Enlarging or evolving

richief
05-03-2010, 07:12 PM
Hey there Georgy Girl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qapF-7lh_NU

Lioness
05-03-2010, 07:14 PM
Great additions everyone!!! Thanks!! :excited:

That's helpful information, RP!! I hope if anyone here has a questionable mole or spot, they will go get it checked out. I had a freckle and 3 moles removed in October and fortunately, all of them were benign.

freethinker
05-03-2010, 07:18 PM
May 3 1963 Eugene "Bull" Connor directs security forces in Birmingham, Alabama to unleash police dogs on civil rights protesters, and then blast them with high-pressure fire hoses. Unfortunately for segregationists, television networks bring the footage to a shocked national audience. In the wake of the overwhelming public response, President Kennedy quips that Connor "has done more for civil rights than almost anybody else."


May 3 1987
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The Miami Herald runs a story that Senator Gary Hart had spent the preceding weekend alone with a woman other than his wife. In an attempt to quell persistent rumors of an extramarital affair, Hart had previously challenged reporters to spy on him, saying: "Follow me around. I don't care. I'm serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They'd be very bored." The Presidential candidate withdraws from the race just five days later, and the homewrecker, one Donna Rice, goes on to launch a career crusading against pornography.

May 3 1988 The White House confirms stories that President Ronald Reagan's travel and public appearances are scheduled around astrological data furnished by a mystic in San Francisco. The astrologer also supplies input to the timing of critical international events, such as a recent arms control summit in Iceland.

http://www.dailyrotten.com/

richief
05-03-2010, 11:22 PM
Today is Starwars Day.


May the 4th be with you. ;laughing;

ohms_law
05-04-2010, 02:20 AM
luuuke... I am your father...
;)

baller16
05-04-2010, 02:26 AM
I'm looking forward to this Christmas. It'll be the first time I can get people the gifts that they deserve since I won't be on a small ass budget anymore because I'll have a steady income.

Lioness
05-04-2010, 03:42 AM
Today is Starwars Day.


May the 4th be with you. ;laughing;

:p That's funny! Thanks! I needed that laugh!! :excited:

Lioness
05-04-2010, 03:44 AM
luuuke... I am your father...
;)

Classic!! :excited:

Lioness
05-04-2010, 03:45 AM
I'm looking forward to this Christmas. It'll be the first time I can get people the gifts that they deserve since I won't be on a small ass budget anymore because I'll have a steady income.

That's great!! It will be fun to go Christmas shopping!! And don't forget the stocking stuffers! :excited:

Lioness
05-04-2010, 03:54 AM
http://www.dailyrotten.com/

What significant events freethinker!! One would've thought John Edwards would've remembered what happened to Gary Hart!! History repeating itself.

King Nothing
05-04-2010, 01:50 PM
May 4, 1970:
Four students killed at Kent State
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/four-students-killed-at-kent-state


At Kent State University, 100 National Guardsmen fire their rifles into a group of students, killing four and wounding 11. This incident occurred in the aftermath of President Richard Nixon's April 30 announcement that U.S. and South Vietnamese forces had been ordered to execute an "incursion" into Cambodia to destroy North Vietnamese bases there. In protest, a wave of demonstrations and disturbances erupted on college campuses across the country.

At Kent State University in Ohio, student protesters torched the ROTC building on campus and Ohio Governor James Rhodes responded by calling on the National Guard to restore order. Under harassment from the demonstrators, the Guardsmen fired into the crowd, killing four and wounding 11. The Guardsmen were later brought to trial for the shootings, but found not guilty.

President Nixon issued a statement deploring the Kent State deaths, but said that the incident should serve as a reminder that, "When dissent turns to violence it invites tragedy." The shooting sparked hundreds of protests and college shutdowns, as well as a march on Washington, D.C., by 100,000 people. The National Student Association and former Vietnam Moratorium Committee leaders called for a national university strike of indefinite duration, beginning immediately, to protest the war. At least 100 colleges and universities pledged to strike. The presidents of 37 universities signed a letter urging President Nixon to show more clearly his determination to end the war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0rAwk4lFE

richief
05-04-2010, 02:25 PM
:p That's funny! Thanks! I needed that laugh!! :excited:

Always willing to put a smile on your face pussycat.:excited:

Lioness
05-04-2010, 06:56 PM
I debated whether or not to post the famous picture from the Kent State Massacre and decided not to. Such a HORRIBLE tragedy.

Rockprincess
05-05-2010, 01:53 AM
1932 U.S.A. Al Capone

4th May 1932 : Al Capone begins life as convict 40886 in Atlanta Federal Penitentiary serving 11 years for Income Tax Evasion

1886 U.S.A. Haymarket Square Riot

4th May 1886 : A labor rally held in protest of the killing of a striker by the Chicago police the day before at Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois, ends with more violence as a bomb is thrown by the protestors and at the police and police responded with wild gunfire, killing several people in the crowd and injuring dozens more.

I sure am enjoying this thread, L, great idea!!!:cool:

Lioness
05-05-2010, 04:38 AM
1932 U.S.A. Al Capone

4th May 1932 : Al Capone begins life as convict 40886 in Atlanta Federal Penitentiary serving 11 years for Income Tax Evasion

1886 U.S.A. Haymarket Square Riot

4th May 1886 : A labor rally held in protest of the killing of a striker by the Chicago police the day before at Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois, ends with more violence as a bomb is thrown by the protestors and at the police and police responded with wild gunfire, killing several people in the crowd and injuring dozens more.

I sure am enjoying this thread, L, great idea!!!:cool:

Thanks RP. I'm enjoying it, too, and everyone's contributions. When I started it, I just meant to post a funny...I hadn't planned on it ending up like this but it just sort of evolved. :excited:

Lioness
05-05-2010, 04:44 AM
TODAY IS...
CINCO DE MAYO!!

http://www.vivacincodemayo.org/history.htm

Time for a Mexican fiesta and margaritas!! I'll pass on the menudo!!
:excited::excited::excited::excited::excited:

BisexualKinkyGirl
05-05-2010, 04:47 AM
TODAY IS...
CINCO DE MAYO!!

http://www.vivacincodemayo.org/history.htm

Time for a Mexican fiesta and margaritas!!
:excited::excited::excited::excited::excited:



Lioness... I cannot write on your wall or send you a message but I am wondering have you talked to Alex at all? I have not talked to him in forever.. You asked me this awhile back ...

Lioness
05-05-2010, 04:53 AM
Lioness... I cannot write on your wall or send you a message but I am wondering have you talked to Alex at all? I have not talked to him in forever.. You asked me this awhile back ...

Hi BKG!! It's been awhile since I've seen you around here. I hope things are well with you.

No, I haven't heard a word from him and don't expect to, either, and haven't a clue if he's even here anymore.

BisexualKinkyGirl
05-05-2010, 04:56 AM
Hi BKG!! It's been awhile since I've seen you around here. I hope things are well with you.

No, I haven't heard a word from him and don't expect to, either, and haven't a clue if he's even here anymore.

I have been MIA lately, busy and just not into the forum as much. I saw he was back that is why I asked maybe he was a creepy old man haha

Lioness
05-05-2010, 05:37 AM
I have been MIA lately, busy and just not into the forum as much. I saw he was back that is why I asked maybe he was a creepy old man haha

Well, I hope it's been a good busy!! Are you still in school?
Who knows! Although I don't think so, but he's been deleted off my friends list for a long time.

Lioness
05-05-2010, 06:26 AM
The next meteor shower is the Eta Aquarids on the night of May 5-6. The almost-last-quarter Moon rises not far from the center of the shower on the morning of May 6, obliterating the view of many meteors. For the best views look away from Aquarius, where the Moon’s glow is less troublesome. Even so, expect to see only a few meteors from this feeble shower.

http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors/

richief
05-05-2010, 09:24 AM
5 May 1961 : U.S. sends the first American into space

On this day in 1961, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to travel into space. The suborbital flight, which lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles into the atmosphere, was a major triumph for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)...more
On this day in 1961, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astrona
ut to travel into space. The suborbital flight, which lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles into the atmosphere, was a major triumph for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NASA was established in 1958 to keep U.S. space efforts abreast of recent Soviet achievements, such as the launching of the world's first artificial satellite – Sputnik 1 – in 1957. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the two superpowers raced to become the first country to put a man in space and return him to Earth. On 12 April 1961, the Soviet space programme won the race when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched into space, put in orbit around the planet, and safely returned to Earth. One month later, Shepard's suborbital flight restored faith in the U.S. space program.

NASA continued to trail the Soviets closely until the late 1960s and the successes of the Apollo lunar programme. In July 1969, the Americans took a giant leap forward with Apollo 11, a three-stage spacecraft that took U.S. astronauts to the surface of the moon and returned them to Earth. On 5 February 1971, Alan Shepard, the first American in space, became the fifth astronaut to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission.



1981: Bobby Sands dies in prison
Hunger striker Bobby Sands has died in prison 66 days after first refusing to eat. The 27-year-old republican spent the last days of his life on a water bed to protect his fragile bones.
He had been in a coma for 48 hours before being pronounced dead by medical staff at the Maze prison in Northern Ireland.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gif http://news.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gif http://news.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gif http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/img/t_quo.gif I regret this needless and pointless death
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/img/b_quo.gif Humphrey Atkins
Secretary for State for Northern Ireland


http://news.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gif Sands' parents, brother and sister were at his bedside when he died.
This was the second time Sands had been on hunger strike, the first was in 1980 when a number of prisoners in the Maze prison were demanding political status for republican prisoners.
Mr Humphrey Atkins, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland issued a statement shortly after the death.
He said: "I regret this needless and pointless death.
"Too many have died by violence in Northern Ireland. In this case it was self-inflicted.
"We should not forget the many others who have died.
"It is my profound hope and prayer that the people of Northern Ireland will recognise the futility of violence and turn their faces away from it."
Three other republican prisoners at the Maze prison remain on hunger strike. There is grave concern for 25-year-old convicted murderer Francis Hughes, who began his strike 15 days after Sands.
Bobby Sands, who had served five years of a 14-year sentence for possessing a gun, began his hunger strike on 1 March.
He had softened his stance since the first strike and this time was making five main demands: that republican prisoners be allowed to wear their own clothes, that they be given free association time, visits and mail, that they should not to have to carry out penal work and should be given back lost remission.
The Provisional IRA is now expected to launch a campaign of violence and destruction in response to Sands' death.



In Context
Bobby Sands was the first of 10 republican prisoners to die after hunger strikes. More than 60 civilians, police and soldiers also died in violence directly attributable to the hunger strikes.
Three days after the hunger strikes came to an end on 3 October, the Ulster Secretary James Prior negotiated a package of concessions for the Maze prisoners - much to the fury of the loyalist community.
He met two of the prisoners' demands - the right to wear their own clothes and the restoration of 50% of lost remission for those who obeyed prison rules for three months.

Link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/5/newsid_2728000/2728309.stm)



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ejls
05-05-2010, 09:30 AM
May 5th is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining until the end of the calendar year.

May 5th is International Midwives Day.

Arvin
05-05-2010, 10:17 AM
Today is the day that quite a few of my friends have their birthday; I wonder which was that important day that everyone was copulating and spawning all those stubborn, but gorgeous tauruses...

ohms_law
05-05-2010, 11:56 AM
The next meteor shower is the Eta Aquarids on the night of May 5-6. The almost-last-quarter Moon rises not far from the center of the shower on the morning of May 6, obliterating the view of many meteors. For the best views look away from Aquarius, where the Moon’s glow is less troublesome. Even so, expect to see only a few meteors from this feeble shower.

http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors/
Man, I wish that I could see things like this. That's the one completely negative point about living in a city, is that you can't see the night sky at all, really.

I remember some nights while underway, just staring up at the sky...

Lioness
05-05-2010, 07:03 PM
Today is the day that quite a few of my friends have their birthday; I wonder which was that important day that everyone was copulating and spawning all those stubborn, but gorgeous tauruses...

It must've been a hot summer night in late July or early August! ;)

richief
05-05-2010, 07:37 PM
5th day of May..

1955 UK Polio Vaccine

5th May 1955 : Over 500,000 people in the UK have now received the Salk polio vaccine and since the death of Birmingham City full back Jeff Hall from Polio last month, there has been a sharp rise in the demand for the vaccine but local health departments have run out and now ordered an extra million doses. We take it for granted that our children and grandchildren are safe from Polio, but this is only because governments, scientists and the people worked together that Polio is now no longer the threat it was.


1891 U.S.A. Carnegie Hall

5th May 1891 : Carnegie Hall originally called Music Hall has it's official opening in New York City with a concert conducted by maestro Walter Damrosch and composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.



1921 France "Chanel Number 5"

5th May 1921 : Chanel introduced "Chanel Number 5" to some of her friends. Initially, it was given to preferred clients for free at her boutique. The fitting rooms in her boutique were also scented with No. 5. Coco Chanel commissions renowned perfumer Ernest Beaux to create the most expensive perfume in the world, Jasmine was the most expensive perfume oil and Chanel No. 5 relies heavily on Jasmine.




1924 Hong Kong Pirates Captured or Killed

5th May 1924 : 38 pirates who have been seizing ships for the cargo in Hong Kong waters have been captured and shot by Chinese authorities, this is part of the ongoing crack down on pirates operating in Chinese Waters




1925 United States John Thomas Scopes

5th May 1925 : John Thomas Scopes a teacher from Dayton, Tennessee is arrested for violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which prohibited the teaching of evolution in Tennessee schools. He was charged on May 25th and the case ended with a guilty verdict, and a fine of $100,




1940 Great Britain Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain

5th May 1940 : Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain is promising immediate co-operation between the armed forces following the German invasion of Norway under the leadership of The First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill.




1951 Israel Border Fighting

5th May 1951 : Fighting increased along the Israel-Syrian border with continued artillery, Mortar fire and Infantry attacks across the border between the two sides




1960 England Princess Margaret Marries

5th May 1960 : Princess Margaret married Antony Armstrong Jones in a royal wedding at Westminster Abbey many thousands lined the streets of London hoping to catch sight of the royal couple. This is the first time for 400 years that a daughter of a king has married a commoner




1961 U.S.A. Alan B. Shepard Jr

5th May 1961 : Alan B. Shepard Jr became the first American in space today after soaring 115 miles above the earth in a spacecraft named Freedom 7.




1967 U.S.A. British satellite 'Ariel 3' Launched

5th May 1967 : The first ever all British satellite 'Ariel 3' is successfully launched into orbit from the United States. The satellite is to be used for a number of research projects for British Universities, Jodrell Bank and Meteorological Office. The satellite orbits the Earth every 95 minutes and will relay information back to a computer at Slough's Radio and Space Research Station.




1968 Gibralta Spain Closes Border

5th May 1968 : Following the referendum in Gibralta in which Gibraltar's voters were asked whether they wished to become part of Spain and voted with a resounding no vote. Spain closes the border with Gibraltar and severed all communication.




1980 UK Iran embassy siege ends when SAS storms embassy

5th May 1980 : The siege of the Iranian embassy in London ends after raid by SAS commandos killing five Iranian gunmen and one arrested. Nineteen hostages are set free but one dies and two are injured in the cross-fire




1981 Northern Ireland Bobby Sands

5th May 1981 : Thousands mourn the death of hunger striker Bobby Sands after 66 days of hunger strike in protest against members of the IRA not being treated as political prisoners.




1992 U.S.A. Bill Clinton

5th May 1992 : Governor Bill Clinton continues to increase his run for the democratic nomination with 80% of delegates number needed to secure the democratic presidential nomination. Meanwhile Ross perot running as an independent is edging closer in the polls to President Bush and Bill Clinton.

IVA HARDON
05-05-2010, 07:46 PM
5410

Lioness
05-05-2010, 07:49 PM
3 dead as anti-austerity riots erupt in Athens

By DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press Writer Derek Gatopoulos And Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 56 mins ago
ATHENS, Greece – Riots over harsh new austerity measures left three bank workers dead and engulfed the streets of Athens on Wednesday, as angry protesters tried to storm parliament, hurled Molotov cocktails at police and torched buildings. Police responded with barrages of tear gas.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in a nationwide strike to protest new taxes and government spending cuts demanded by the International Monetary Fund and other European nations before heavily indebted Greece gets a euro110 billion ($141 billion) loan package to keep it from defaulting.

The three bank workers — a man and two women — died after demonstrators set their bank on fire along the main demonstration route in central Athens. As their colleagues sobbed in the street, five other bank workers were rescued from the balcony of the burning building.

"A demonstration is one thing and murder is quite another!" Prime Minister George Papandreou thundered in Parliament during a session to discuss the spending cuts he announced Sunday — measures even the IMF has called draconian. Lawmakers held a minute of silence for the dead — the first deaths during a protest in Greece since 1991.

"We are all concerned by Greece's economic and budgetary situation but at this time our thoughts are with the human victims in Athens," European Union President Herman Van Rompuy said in Brussels.

A senior fire department official said demonstrators prevented firefighters from reaching the burning building, costing them vital time.

"Several crucial minutes were lost," the official said, visibly upset. "If we had intervened earlier, the loss of life could have been prevented."

He asked not to be identified pending an official announcement.

In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Greek bailout critical for all of Europe.

"Nothing less than the future of Europe, and with that the future of Germany in Europe, is at stake," Merkel told lawmakers in Berlin, urging them to quickly pass the country's share of the bailout — euro22 billion ($28 billion) over three years — by Friday. "We are at a fork in the road."
Greece faces a May 19 due date on debt it says it can't repay without the help.

In Brussels, European Union officials desperately tried to calm market fears that Greece's debt crisis was spreading to the rest of Europe, insisting it was a "unique case" combining profligacy and tampered accounts. Van Rompuy insisted the growing debt problems in Spain and Portugal had "absolutely nothing to do with the situation in Greece."

"Greece is a unique and particular case in the EU" because of its "precarious debt dynamics" and because it "has cheated with its statistics for years and years," EU Commissioner Olli Rehn said.

But Moody's Investor Services, a major ratings agency, put Portugal's bond rating on review for possible downgrade Wednesday. Spanish and Portuguese bonds and stocks slumped further on the news, reflecting fears that they may also have trouble repaying their debt and that the eurozone would have to extend even larger bailouts to them.
On the streets of Athens, demonstrators chanted "Thieves, thieves!" as they attempted to break through a riot police cordon guarding Parliament and chased ceremonial guards away from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the building.

Tear gas drifted across the city center as rioters hurled paving stones and fire bombs at police. Firefighters extinguished blazes at least two buildings — the bank and a branch of the Finance Ministry — while protesters set up burning barricades and torched cars and a fire truck.
Police said 12 people were injured in the riots.

The marches came amid a 24-hour nationwide general strike that grounded all flights to and from Greece, shut down ports, schools and government services, and left hospitals working with emergency medical staff. The Acropolis and all other ancient sites were closed and journalists also walked off the job, suspending television and radio news broadcasts.
But media later broke the strike to report on the deaths and the protests.

Violence also broke out in the northern city of Thessaloniki, where another 20,000 people marched through the city center and some youths smashed store windows.

Union reaction over austerity measures until now had been relatively muted by Greece's volatile standards, despite several previous strikes. But anger mounted after

Papandreou announced cuts in salaries and pensions for civil servants and another round of consumer tax increases.
Papandreou said he has no choice but to implement the measures if Greece was to avoid bankruptcy.

"There was only one other solution — for the country to default, taking the citizenry with it. And that would not have affected the rich, it would have affected workers and pensioners," he told Parliament on Wednesday. "That was a real possibility, however nightmarish."

Under the bailout package, Greece will receive loans over three years from the IMF and the other 15 countries who share the euro currency. The rescue aims to prevent Athens' debt troubles from becoming a wider crisis for the euro.
But the rioting underlined skepticism that the Greek government could keep up its end of the bargain, helping drive the euro below $1.29 for the first time in over a year.
Even with the bailout, many economists think Greece will eventually default on or restructure its debts because its prospects for economic growth are so poor over the next several years, hurting government revenue. Some fear the austerity measures insisted upon by the EU and IMF could make prospects for growth even worse.

Unions say low-income Greeks will suffer disproportionately from the latest austerity measures, which aim to save euro30 billion ($40 billion) — the country's current budget deficit — through 2012.

"These people are losing their rights, they are losing their future," said Yiannis Panagopoulos, head of GSEE, one of the two largest unions. "The country cannot surrender without a fight."

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned that the crisis could spread to other countries despite the rescue package's efforts to contain it.

"Everyone must remain extremely vigilant" to this risk, Strauss-Kahn said in an interview in French newspaper Le Parisien Wednesday.

"I completely understand the Greek populations' anger, its incomprehension at the size of the economic catastrophe," Strauss-Kahn said. But, he said, Greeks must also understand that without these measures "the situation would be infinitely more serious."

The draft bill of the new austerity measures is to be voted on Thursday. Papandreou's Socialists hold a comfortable majority of 160 in the 300-seat Parliament and the bill is expected to pass easily.
___
APTN crews in Athens and Associated Press writers Nicholas Paphitis in Athens, Greg Keller in Paris and Raf Casert and Emma Vandore in Brussels contributed.

freethinker
05-05-2010, 07:52 PM
May 5 2349 BC

Noah's Ark lands on Mount Ararat, according to calculations by James Ussher, Archbishop of the Church of Ireland.

May 5 840
A son of Charlemagne, Emperor Louis of Bavaria, dies of fright during a total eclipse of the sun. His sons quarrel, causing the division of his Empire into France, Germany, and Italy.

May 5 1821 Napoleon dies on the island of St. Helena, some suspect from arsenic poisoning. More likely, he died from stomach cancer as did his father.


May 5 1945
Elsie Mitchell and five children she is watching are killed by a Japanese balloon bomb which drifted over the Pacific into Oregon. They are the only people killed in action on the US mainland during World War II.

May 5 1955
An internal CIA memo emphasizes the need for a drug that creates a state of "pure euphoria" and no letdown. From this springs Operation Midnight Climax, in which CIA brothels were set up in San Francisco, and their customers surreptitiously dosed with LSD by prostitutes. Operative George Hunter White observed reactions behind a two way mirror, purely in the interest of science.
May 5 2000
"On May 5 of the year 2000, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be aligned with the earth for the first time in 6,000 years. On that day the ice buildup at the South Pole will upset the earth's axis, sending trillions of tons of ice in the water sweeping over the surface of our planet." -- 5/5/2000: Ice -- the Ultimate Disaster by Richard W Noone

http://www.dailyrotten.com/

Lioness
05-05-2010, 07:52 PM
5410

shouldn't that be 5510?

ejls
05-06-2010, 09:47 AM
1937 U.S.A. Airship Hindenberg

6th May 1937 : The German airship Hindenberg the largest dirigible ever built burst into flames and collapsed to the ground while attempting to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey. As the airship burst into flames it crashed 200 feet to the ground and the hull of the airship incinerated within seconds as the hydrogen core ignited.

Lioness
05-06-2010, 04:58 PM
Man, I wish that I could see things like this. That's the one completely negative point about living in a city, is that you can't see the night sky at all, really.

I remember some nights while underway, just staring up at the sky...

Well, I didn't see it either...forgot to look last night although I can see a lot of stars and night sky.

Lioness
05-06-2010, 05:00 PM
1937 U.S.A. Airship Hindenberg

6th May 1937 : The German airship Hindenberg the largest dirigible ever built burst into flames and collapsed to the ground while attempting to moor at Lakehurst, New Jersey. As the airship burst into flames it crashed 200 feet to the ground and the hull of the airship incinerated within seconds as the hydrogen core ignited.

What a horrible tragedy. I remember seeing an episode of The Waltons incorporating this. They showed the real news footage of it going up in flames.

Lioness
05-06-2010, 05:12 PM
TODAY IS....
NURSES DAY

So thank a nurse for taking care of you.

Nursing is definitely a calling plus they work with doctors which isn't the easiest thing to do. Here's something for all of you who have a "thing" for nurses' uniforms. Bend over and she'll take your temperature!

http://www.veiled-chameleon.com/weblog/httpdocs/images/blogcontent/nurses-uniform-lingerie.jpg

freethinker
05-06-2010, 05:52 PM
May 6 1527

Mercenaries sack the city of Rome, an event considered by many to mark the end of the Renaissance.

May 6 1626
Manhattan purchased by Dutch governor Peter Minuet for the equivalent of $24 in goods, which compounded at 6% annually is approximately $78 billion. But some scholars feel the actual value of the goods transferred to be in excess of $500, which translates to $1.6 trillion for the island when compounded.

May 6 1853
Ignoring signals, a train travels through an open drawbridge and into the Norwalk river in Connecticut, killing 46 passengers. The engineer and crew jumped clear, not warning the others of their fate.

May 6 1983
West German authorities announce that the recently discovered "Hitler Diaries" are counterfeits, made from paper not available until at least 1955. Parties unknown managed to swindle the German magazine Stern out of an undisclosed sum, and esteemed historian Hugh Trevor-Roper was so convinced of their authenticity that he proclaimed "I'm staking my reputation on it."


May 6 1987
Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker is formally defrocked by the Assemblies of God.

And in the 'Going Postal' department...a twofer

May 6 1993
Disgruntled postal worker Mark Richard Hilburn (recently fired) enters the Dana Point, CA post office and shoots two former coworkers, killing one.

May 6 1993 Disgruntled 27-year veteran Lawrence Jasion enters the garage area of the Dearborn, Michigan post office and whips out a .38 revolver. He proceeds to kill mechanic Gary Montes and wound two other coworkers. Before anyone can react, Jasion then blows his brains out. The Dearborn office was infamous for its authoritarian policies.

http://www.dailyrotten.com/

richief
05-06-2010, 07:52 PM
1966: Moors murderers jailed for life
Ian Brady and his lover Myra Hindley have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the so-called Moors murders at Chester Assizes. Judge Fenton Atkinson imposed three concurrent life sentences on Ian Brady, aged 28, for what he called "three calculated, cruel, cold-blooded murders".
The couple were tried for the killing of Edward Evans, 17, Lesley Ann Downey, aged 10, and 12-year-old John Kilbride - a case that has shocked the nation.
Hindley, 23, was sentenced to two concurrent life sentences for the murder of Edward Evans and Lesley Ann Downey and found not guilty of the killing of John Kilbride.
The bodies of the three children were found on Saddleworth Moor in the Pennines seven months ago.
Boasts
Brady, a stock clerk from Glasgow and Hindley, a shorthand typist from Manchester, lured the children into their home in Manchester, tortured, then killed them.
It was Hindley's brother-in-law, 17-year-old David Smith, who called the police after witnessing the brutal murder of Edward Evans at the couple's home in Hattersley, East Manchester. He told them that Brady had boasted that he had buried other victims at the moors.
The judge praised the "utmost skill and thoroughness" of the police working on the case. They had discovered a left-luggage ticket in Hindley's communion prayer book.
This led them to a suitcase containing pornographic photographs and tapes that proved to be valuable evidence against the pair. One of the photos showed Hindley posing with her dog at what turned out to be the site of John Kilbride's grave.
The Home Office has said that anyone sentenced to life imprisonment is liable to be held for the whole of his or her natural life but the Home Secretary could release a prisoner on licence.
Two children believed to be victims of Brady and Hindley - Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett - are still missing.


On a happier note.


1954: Bannister breaks four-minute mile
Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old British medical student, has become the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.
His time was 3mins 59.4 seconds, achieved at the Iffley Road track in Oxford and watched by about 3,000 spectators.
Bannister, once president of the Oxford club, was running for the Amateur Athletic Association against his old university during their annual match.
The race was carefully planned and he was aided by two pacemakers, Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway.
Brasher took the lead as the first pacemaker, Bannister slotted in behind, with Chataway in third place.
When Brasher began to feel the strain, Bannister signalled for Chataway to take over.
Just over 200 yards from the finish, Bannister took the lead with a final burst of energy. He sprinted to the line in record time and fell exhausted into the arms of a friend, the Rev Nicholas Stacey.
Pandemonium broke out when spectators heard news that Bannister had officially beaten the four-minute mile.
He had prepared for the race the previous week at Paddington Green in London in high winds.
The weather at Iffley Road was not ideal for record-breaking - a 15mph crosswind with gusts of up to 25mph meant that Bannister nearly called off the attempt.
Bannister has beaten his main rival to the record - Australian athlete John Landy.
Both had run quite close to the time but the magic number four had proved elusive until now.
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joe blobb
05-06-2010, 07:59 PM
1966: Moors murderers jailed for life
Ian Brady and his lover Myra Hindley have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the so-called Moors murders at Chester Assizes. Judge Fenton Atkinson imposed three concurrent life sentences on Ian Brady, aged 28, for what he called "three calculated, cruel, cold-blooded murders".
The couple were tried for the killing of Edward Evans, 17, Lesley Ann Downey, aged 10, and 12-year-old John Kilbride - a case that has shocked the nation.
Hindley, 23, was sentenced to two concurrent life sentences for the murder of Edward Evans and Lesley Ann Downey and found not guilty of the killing of John Kilbride.
The bodies of the three children were found on Saddleworth Moor in the Pennines seven months ago.
Boasts
Brady, a stock clerk from Glasgow and Hindley, a shorthand typist from Manchester, lured the children into their home in Manchester, tortured, then killed them.
It was Hindley's brother-in-law, 17-year-old David Smith, who called the police after witnessing the brutal murder of Edward Evans at the couple's home in Hattersley, East Manchester. He told them that Brady had boasted that he had buried other victims at the moors.
The judge praised the "utmost skill and thoroughness" of the police working on the case. They had discovered a left-luggage ticket in Hindley's communion prayer book.
This led them to a suitcase containing pornographic photographs and tapes that proved to be valuable evidence against the pair. One of the photos showed Hindley posing with her dog at what turned out to be the site of John Kilbride's grave.
The Home Office has said that anyone sentenced to life imprisonment is liable to be held for the whole of his or her natural life but the Home Secretary could release a prisoner on licence.
Two children believed to be victims of Brady and Hindley - Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett - are still missing.


On a happier note.


1954: Bannister breaks four-minute mile
Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old British medical student, has become the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.
His time was 3mins 59.4 seconds, achieved at the Iffley Road track in Oxford and watched by about 3,000 spectators.
Bannister, once president of the Oxford club, was running for the Amateur Athletic Association against his old university during their annual match.
The race was carefully planned and he was aided by two pacemakers, Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway.
Brasher took the lead as the first pacemaker, Bannister slotted in behind, with Chataway in third place.
When Brasher began to feel the strain, Bannister signalled for Chataway to take over.
Just over 200 yards from the finish, Bannister took the lead with a final burst of energy. He sprinted to the line in record time and fell exhausted into the arms of a friend, the Rev Nicholas Stacey.
Pandemonium broke out when spectators heard news that Bannister had officially beaten the four-minute mile.
He had prepared for the race the previous week at Paddington Green in London in high winds.
The weather at Iffley Road was not ideal for record-breaking - a 15mph crosswind with gusts of up to 25mph meant that Bannister nearly called off the attempt.
Bannister has beaten his main rival to the record - Australian athlete John Landy.
Both had run quite close to the time but the magic number four had proved elusive until now.
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They are still searching for John Kilbrides remains just a couple of miles up the road from me. It was a terrible time but child murder seems to be commonplace now.

freethinker
05-07-2010, 03:54 PM
May 7 1915
The ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed by German submarine U-20 off the coast of Ireland. The ship goes under in just 18 minutes. In their panic, the crew only manages to launch 6 of the 48 lifeboats. As a result 1,201 are killed. Contrary to published reports of the time, the passenger ship was smuggling 3,863 boxes of ammunition and 323 bundles of guncotton into Britain.
May 7 1945
German admiral Carl Doenitz unconditionally surrenders to Allied forces at Reims, France, thus ending the war in Europe.
May 7 1959
http://www.rotten.com/today/images/may/rh-don-king-mug.jpg
Small-time boxing promoter Don King is arrested in Cleveland on suspicion of drug dealing. His criminal record includes a 1955 arrest for arson, a 1954 arrest for murder, and others.
May 7 2001
Ronnie Biggs, England's escaped "Great Train Robber," returns to face the music after 35 years as a fugitive. After serving just fifteen months of a 30-year sentence, Biggs escaped from prison and fled to Brazil, where he avoided extradition by fathering the baby of a 19-year-old stripper. Partially paralyzed by a couple of strokes, Biggs returns to England for one last pint of beer before he dies. Instead he is taken into custody at Heathrow airport and promptly sent to Belmarsh prison to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

http://www.dailyrotten.com/

Lioness
05-07-2010, 06:46 PM
TODAY IS...
NO PANTS DAY!!!

Talk about Casual Friday although I suspect there ARE some here who aren't wearing anything anyway!!!
You know who you are!!

;););););)

AZRIEL
05-07-2010, 07:03 PM
1035949

Lioness
05-08-2010, 03:18 PM
Yes AZ, it is eerie how fast time flies even when one isn't having any fun!!



TODAY IS...
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
They're screwed in the Gulf.

richief
05-08-2010, 03:28 PM
May 8th 1784 Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)




8 May 1945 : V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain

On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine...more

On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.

8 May spelt the day when German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms: In Prague, Germans surrendered to their Soviet counterparts after the latter had lost more than 8,000 soldiers, and the Germans considerably more; in Copenhagen and Oslo; at Karlshorst, near Berlin; in northern Latvia; on the Channel Island of Sark – the German surrender was realised in a final cease-fire. More surrender documents were signed in Berlin and in eastern Germany.

The main concern of many German soldiers was to elude the grasp of Soviet forces, to keep from being taken prisoner. About 1 million Germans attempted a mass exodus to the West when the fighting in Czechoslovakia ended, but were stopped by the Russians and taken captive. The Russians took approximately 2 million prisoners in the period just before and after the German surrender. Meanwhile, more than 13,000 British POWs were released and sent back to Great Britain.

Pockets of German-Soviet confrontation would continue into the next day. On 9 May, the Soviets would lose 600 more soldiers in Silesia before the Germans finally surrendered. Consequently, V-E Day was not celebrated until the 9th in Moscow, with a radio broadcast salute from Stalin himself: "The age-long struggle of the Slav nations...has ended in victory. Your courage has defeated the Nazis. The war is over."

King Nothing
05-08-2010, 03:33 PM
DAMNIT RICHIE!!! I was just about to...

Well... hrmmm... what else...

Much to Kiki's joy, the United States established conscription on May 8th, 1792. Luckily, after conscription was established, we never had a war again... :rolleyes:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/militia-act-establishes-conscription-under-federal-law


May 8, 1792:
Militia Act establishes conscription under federal law

On this day in 1792, Congress passes the second portion of the Militia Act, requiring that "every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years? be enrolled in the militia."

Six days before, Congress had established the president s right to call out the militia. The outbreak of Shay s Rebellion, a protest against taxation and debt prosecution in western Massachusetts in 1786-87, had first convinced many Americans that the federal government should be given the power to put down rebellions within the states. The inability of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation to respond to the crisis was a major motivation for the peaceful overthrow of the government and the drafting of a new federal Constitution.

The Militia Act was tested shortly after its passage, when farmers in western Pennsylvania, angered by a federal excise tax on whiskey, attacked the home of a tax collector and then, with their ranks swollen to 6,000 camped outside Pittsburgh, threatened to march on the town. In response, President Washington, under the auspices of the Militia Act, assembled 15,000 men from the surrounding states and eastern Pennsylvania as a federal militia commanded by Virginia s Henry Lee to march upon the Pittsburgh encampment. Upon its arrival, the federal militia found none of the rebels willing to fight. The mere threat of federal force had quelled the rebellion and established the supremacy of the federal government.

crackedjaguar@hotmail.com
05-08-2010, 03:35 PM
Today is the worst day since yesterday.

crackedjaguar@hotmail.com
05-08-2010, 03:36 PM
If you keep convincing yourself that your at the bottom... going up is much easier because its not so far to fall.

freethinker
05-08-2010, 05:13 PM
May 8 1842
Following a birthday celebration for King Louis Philippe, 59 Parisians returning home by train are trapped in their railcars and incinerated when their train collides with another. In these early days of rail travel, coaches were locked and no means of escape was available.

May 8 1902
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Mt. Peleé erupts on the West Indies island of Martinique. A wall of superheated ash and rock cascades down the slopes, slamming directly into the community of Saint Pierre. The shockwave and intense heat even manage to destroy twenty ships in the harbor. Only two of the town's 28,000 residents survive the cataclysm.

May 8 1988
Science fiction author Robert A Heinlein dies of emphysema, leaving behind a legacy of subversive novels -- many of which meditate on unconventional sexual mores.

May 8 1991
In a room at Little Rock's Excelsior Hotel, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton exposes his penis to state employee Paula Jones and propositions her to perform fellatio. In her civil deposition, Jones will later claim to have witnessed certain "distinguishing characteristics" of the governor's genitalia, the precise nature of which soon becomes the subject of much speculation. For her trouble, Jones eventually receives an out-of-court settlement for $850,000 and a nude pictorial in Penthouse magazine.

May 8 1998
Former Senator and onetime Presidential candidate Bob Dole tells television interviewer Larry King that he participated in the Viagra impotence drug trials, and thoroughly enjoyed himself in the process. Dole's name soon becomes synonymous with erectile dysfunction.

May 8 1999
Actress Dana Plato, who played Kimberly Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes (and later had become a porn starlet - FT), dies in Oklahoma of an overdose of Valium and Loritab. Just the previous day, Plato had appeared on the Howard Stern syndicated radio program claiming to be clean and sober.

http://www.dailyrotten.com/ (http://www.dailyrotten.com/)

Lioness
05-09-2010, 04:59 AM
TODAY IS...
MOTHER'S DAY!!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
TO ALL THE HOT XNXX MOMS
I hope you have a wonderful day!!
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freethinker
05-09-2010, 07:13 AM
May 9 1950
L. Ron Hubbard publishes the first edition of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. This follows on the heels of a feature article in the pulp sci-fi magazine Astounding Science Fiction. A book review in the The New Republic describes the work as "a bold and immodest mixture of complete nonsense and perfectly reasonable common sense, taken from long-acknowledged findings and disguised and distorted by a crazy, newly invented terminology." The subsequent movement goes on to become one of the scariest, most powerful pseudo-religious cults in modern history.

May 9 1978
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The body of former Italian premier Aldo Moro is discovered in the back seat of a Renault. He had been kidnapped 54 days prior by the Red Brigades, who demanded the release of their incarcerated comrades. When Italian authorities refused to give in, Moro's captors killed him. Above is a photo of the hostage holding a newspaper announcing his own death.

May 9 1979
Northwestern University graduate student John Harris opens a cigar box left sitting on a table in the Technological Institute. The resulting blast only manages to inflict minor lacerations and burns. It is later determined to be the second explosive device fabricated by the Unabomber.

May 9 1980
35 people are killed in Tampa, Florida when the Liberian cargo ship Summit Venture smashes into a supporting pier of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Seven vehicles, including a Greyhound bus, topple into the water 150 feet below.

May 9 1983
The infallible Pope John Paul II retracts the Catholic Church's condemnation of astronomer Galileo Galilei, issued in 1633 by the infallible Pope Urban VIII. The Church had convicted the scientist of heresy, sentenced him to house arrest, and forced him to recant central scientific truths. In the end, this error only took 350 years to correct.

May 9 1995
The CDC in Atlanta identifies a new strain of filovirus in blood samples taken from 14 disease victims in Kikwit, Zaire. Designated "Ebola," this new pathogen proves to be so tremendously virulent that the government of Zaire is forced to place the entire city of Kinshasa under quarantine in order to contain the outbreak.

http://www.dailyrotten.com/ (http://www.dailyrotten.com/)

richief
05-09-2010, 10:31 AM
May 9, 1999 in History
http://www.brainyhistory.com/images/b.gif Event:
During a bombing run over Belgrade, NATO accidentally bombs the Chinese embassy, killing four which launches massive protests throughout China



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Twelve Israeli soldiers disguised as maintenance staff have stormed a hijacked Sabena Boeing at Lod airport in Tel Aviv and released the 100 people on board. Two of the Arab hijackers were shot dead and their two female companions were captured, although one of them was injured in the attack.
Six of the passengers were also wounded in the gun battle. The 90 passengers and 10 crew had been held hostage for 23 hours.
The end to their ordeal came when two vans, said to be carrying repair men, drove onto the runway and approached the plane.

The men got out and pretended to begin work on the airliner but suddenly climbed onto the wings and opened the emergency doors. The British pilot, Captain Reginald Levy, said: "Everyone of us is lucky to be alive. I have had some tough times but this was my toughest."
The airliner was hijacked after leaving Vienna, where it had made a stop on a flight from Brussels to Tel Aviv.
Capt Levy said: "Two of the men burst into the cockpit and said they were taking over the jet."
He was ordered to fly the plane to Lod, where the gunmen offered to free the passengers in exchange for 100 Arab prisoners held by the Israelis.
While the plane was sitting on the tarmac, the Israelis managed to let down the tyres and empty the fuel tanks to prevent it taking off again.
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan took charge of negotiations with the hijackers, initially offering to free the Arab prisoners in return for the release of the hostages.
Later Israeli officials said there was never any intention to release the prisoners. It was simply a delaying tactic.
The gunmen belonged to the Black September Organisation of Palestine guerrillas, a splinter group of the PLO.
One of the rescued passengers, Mor Weiss, from Brooklyn, told The Times: "The soldiers opened the four doors, two on either side at the same time. Immediately the Arabs started shooting wildly.
"The troops fired back and I saw the younger of the two male hijackers fall with a bullet through his forehead. Seconds later the other one was shot."
Mr Weiss said he had been picked on because he was wearing a skull cap. He was sent to the back of the plane and made to sit with a stick of dynamite between his feet.
Captain Levy, who comes from Slough, told a news conference, the drama had happened on his 50th birthday. His wife had accompanied him on the flight so they could have a celebratory birthday meal in Tel Aviv.






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West Germany has formally joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation at a special ceremony in Paris. The German delegates to NATO were greeted by British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan at the Conference Hall of the Palais de Chaillot.
Ministers from 14 member countries made a short speech welcoming West Germany into the alliance, saying they believed Germany's inclusion would strengthen peace in Europe.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gif Norway's Foreign Minister, Halward Lange, who spent two years in Ravensbruck concentration camp, called the entry of Germany into Nato "a decisive turning point in the history of our continent".
Some ministers also paid tribute to Dr Konrad Adenauer, German Chancellor since 1946.
In response, Dr Adenauer said in German: "I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the words of welcome you have addressed to the federal government and to the German nation.
"All your words reflected the importance of the hour and the event. You will realise that this moment fills me with deep emotion. The German people have paid harshly for the horrors which were committed in their name by evil leadership and have paid these horrors with unlimited suffering.
"Today, everywhere in Germany, peace and freedom are felt to be the greatest treasures as was true in the best periods of her history."
German flag over Nato HQ
This morning, the red, yellow and black German flag was raised at a military ceremony at Nato headquarters in Rocquencourt, France.
A British band played the German national anthem - better known as "Deutschland ueber Alles". A French band had refused to play the music because of its Nazi connotations.
Professor Hans Speidel, former general of the Third Reich and ex chief-of-staff to Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, witnessed the ceremony alongside United States General Alfred Gruenther and Major General Rene Lehr of France.
Herr Speidel was implicated in a plot to kill Adolf Hitler and spent the end of the war in a German prison.
Formal ceremonies over, the Nato members will now discuss the agenda of a proposed conference with the Soviet Union on the future of Germany and disarmament.

ejls
05-09-2010, 11:24 AM
1955 - Jim Henson's creation Sam and Friends debuts in the United States in what would later become Kermit the Frog and
The Muppets.


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freethinker
05-09-2010, 01:39 PM
1671 Colonel Thomas Blood attempts to steal Crown Jewels

1785 Joseph Bramah receives British patent for beer pump handles

1788 English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade

1899 Lawn mower patented

1926 Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett make 1st flight over North Pole

1939 Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha

1962 Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone

1987 Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry

1989 Vice President Dan Quayle says in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"

King Nothing
05-10-2010, 01:27 AM
I'm the winner today for best history of the day again!!!

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY BIRTH CONTROL!!!!

May 9, 1960:
FDA approves the pill


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world's first commercially produced birth-control bill--Enovid-10, made by the G.D. Searle Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Development of "the pill," as it became popularly known, was initially commissioned by birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. Sanger, who opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States in 1916, hoped to encourage the development of a more practical and effective alternative to contraceptives that were in use at the time.

In the early 1950s, Gregory Pincus, a biochemist at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and John Rock, a gynecologist at Harvard Medical School, began work on a birth-control pill. Clinical tests of the pill, which used synthetic progesterone and estrogen to repress ovulation in women, were initiated in 1954. On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved the pill, granting greater reproductive freedom to American women.

Lioness
05-10-2010, 07:03 AM
Good ol' birth control. The pill has been around for 50 years and so easily accessible as well as condoms and yet...kids STILL get pregnant because they don't use anything and it isn't for lack of education. It amazes me.

And today is.....Monday, May 10th.

ejls
05-10-2010, 09:38 AM
1941 England Rudolf Hess

10th May 1941 : Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, parachuted into Scotland on what he claimed was a peace mission, he was captured by British forces and held by the British for the remainder of the war.

In 1945 Rudolf Hess was taken before the Trial of the Major War Criminals during the Nuremberg Trials where he was found guilty of

(1) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of crime against peace

(2) Planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression and other crimes against peace

He was sentenced to life imprisonment and committed to Spandau Prison where he died in 1987.

After 1966 for the next 20 years Hess was the sole remaining inmate of Spandau Prison, because the Soviet Union would not allow leniency.

His main companion was warden Eugene K. Bird, with whom he formed a close friendship.

Bird wrote a 1974 book titled "The Loneliest Man in the World" about his relationship with Hess during the 30 years of his imprisonment.

freethinker
05-10-2010, 12:17 PM
May 10 1924
In perhaps the single worst mistake in the history of crime fighting, Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone selects J. Edgar Hoover to head the Bureau of Investigation, later known as the FBI. He will remain at the post until his death 48 years later.

May 10 1933
Joseph Göbbels presides over a public book burning in Berlin, which destroys more than 20,000 volumes. The collection includes books by Einstein and Freud. During the bibliocaust, Goebbels declares: "We have directed our dealings against the un-German spirit; consign everything un-German to the fire."

May 10 1941
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Running out of fuel and unable to find a suitable spot to land his Messerschmitt, Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess bails out over Scotland. When Hess claims to have made the trip in order to negotiate a peace treaty with England, the Nazis declare that he was a psychotic who "lived in a state of hallucination." After the war, Hess is confined to Spandau Prison until his apparent suicide in 1987.

May 10 1969
The Battle of Dong Ap Bia begins with an assault on Hill 937. It will ultimately become known as Hamburger Hill.

May 10 1977
Joan Crawford succumbs to stomach cancer at the age of 73. In the early days of her career, Crawford had performed in several stag films, and later spent a considerable sum buying back the prints to destroy them.

May 10 1993
In the worst manufacturing plant fire in history, 188 employees, most of them young women, burn to death in a doll factory in Bangkok, Thailand. The management had locked the doors, so the workers could produce their Bart Simpson dolls without any distractions.

May 10 1994
Former building contractor, children's party clown, and jailhouse artist John Wayne Gacy is executed by lethal injection. Police found 28 shallow graves in the crawlspace beneath Gacy's house in 1978. After a dinner which included fried chicken, fried shrimp, and french fries, Gacy is strapped to a gurney. When asked if he has any last words, the serial killer obliges with: "Kiss my ass."

May 10 1994
300 active-duty Marines stationed at Twenty-Nine Palms receive a 46-question, multiple-choice survey. Given a hypothetical situation, more than a quarter of respondents indicate their willingness to "fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the U.S. government." On the positive side, almost two-thirds recognize that the order would be patently unconstitutional.

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richief
05-10-2010, 12:28 PM
1967: Two Rolling Stones on drugs charges
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of rock band the Rolling Stones have appeared before magistrates in Chichester, West Sussex, charged with drug offences. The magistrates heard that after a tip-off, police raided Mr Richards's mansion in Redlands Road, West Wittering on the evening of Sunday 12 February during a party.
They searched the house, interviewed eight men and one woman and found various tablets and substances that were later examined by the Metropolitan Police Laboratory.
During the police raid, officers took away a number of items including Chinese joss sticks suspected of masking the sweet smell of cannabis resin and pudding basins holding cigarette ash.
Stones' lead singer Mr Jagger, 24, has been accused of illegally possessing four tablets containing amphetamine sulphate and methylamphetamine hydrochloride.
Guitarist Mr Richards, also 24, is charged with allowing his house to be used for the purpose of smoking cannabis.
Both Mr Jagger and Mr Richards pleaded not guilty and were released on bail to appear for trial at West Sussex Quarter Sessions on 22 June.
Outside the court, a crowd of young fans were waiting to see the stars but the two men were driven away in a chauffeur-driven car from the back of the building.
A third man, 29-year-old Robert Fraser, a gallery owner has been charged with possession of heroin and eight capsules of methylamphetamine hydrochloride.

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Lioness
05-10-2010, 07:01 PM
Today is Dave Mason's birthday. He's an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, England.

You shouldn't have took more than you gave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMgn7A81Xyc

King Nothing
05-10-2010, 07:10 PM
May 10, 1940:
Churchill becomes prime minister

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/churchill-becomes-prime-minister


Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, is called to replace Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister following the latter's resignation after losing a confidence vote in the House of Commons.

In 1938, Prime Minister Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, giving Czechoslovakia over to German conquest but bringing, as Chamberlain promised, "peace in our time." In September 1939, that peace was shattered by Hitler's invasion of Poland. Chamberlain declared war against Germany but during the next eight months showed himself to be ill-equipped for the daunting task of saving Europe from Nazi conquest. After British forces failed to prevent the German occupation of Norway in April 1940, Chamberlain lost the support of many members of his Conservative Party. On May 10, Hitler invaded Holland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The same day, Chamberlain formally lost the confidence of the House of Commons.

Churchill, who was known for his military leadership ability, was appointed British prime minister in his place. He formed an all-party coalition and quickly won the popular support of Britons. On May 13, in his first speech before the House of Commons, Prime Minister Churchill declared that "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat" and offered an outline of his bold plans for British resistance. In the first year of his administration, Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany, but Churchill promised his country and the world that the British people would "never surrender." They never did.

Rockprincess
05-10-2010, 08:05 PM
Today is driving me crazy...:???:

Lioness
05-11-2010, 06:44 AM
Wow, such interesting facts of history Everyone! And history used to be one of my least favorite subjects in school after math. My dad would watch Victory at Sea and tell me "It's history daughter." I especially didn't like that show because I had a boyfriend who was in the Navy.

Lioness
05-11-2010, 06:46 AM
Today is driving me crazy...:???:

It must be especially rough since you're not one to often complain. Let's hope today is better!! :rose::rose::rose:

freethinker
05-11-2010, 04:24 PM
If you are interested and would like to look for yourself, here are a few sites:

Daily Rotten: a different take on events, etc - http://www.dailyrotten.com/

Scope Systems, a list of birthdays, deaths, events, religious events, POW/MIA pages, etc - http://www.scopesys.com/today/

History Channel, a list of days events with a bit more background on selected events - http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Native American History, important events in American Indian history - http://www.americanindian.net/

All of them except Daily Rotten are searchable for specific dates.

ejls
05-11-2010, 06:32 PM
1934 U.S.A. Dust Storm 1,500 miles long

11th May 1934 : A huge dust storm is spotted moving from the Midwest. The dust storm was 1,500 miles long, 900 miles across and two miles high, covering almost one-third of the country. Farmers lost large amounts of Topsoil during just a few years the phenomenon was known as ( The Dust bowl Years ).

The combination of large areas of landing becoming dust bowls making food production bad and the depression caused by the 29 crash all contributed to the time in History Known as "The Great Depression"

Lioness
05-11-2010, 06:51 PM
TODAY IS...
EAT WHAT YOU
WANT DAY!!
Ok all you MANMEAT...get in a line and make sure to bring some Crunchy Cheetos!!!!!
:p:p:p:p:p

Rockprincess
05-11-2010, 07:26 PM
American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920 (http://forum.xnxx.com/ammem/award97/mhsdhtml/aladhome.html)
On May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state admitted into the Union. Minnesota's application for statehood was submitted to President James Buchanan (http://forum.xnxx.com/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/presp:@field%28NUMBER+@band%28ppmsc+00051%29%29) in January, but became entangled with the controversial issue of Kansas statehood, (http://forum.xnxx.com/jan29.html) delaying it for several months until it was finally approved by Congress.
Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," or "Star of the North," Minnesota is the northern terminus of the Mississippi River's traffic and the westernmost point of an inland waterway which extends through the Great Lakes and, with the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Ojibwa (Chippewa) (http://forum.xnxx.com/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hawp:@field(NUMBER+@band(codhawp+10032640))) and Dakota (Sioux) (http://forum.xnxx.com/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hawp:@field(NUMBER+@band(codhawp+10032438))) were among the tribal peoples who first made this land their home. For them state borders were non-existent, and their territory extended far beyond what is today Minnesota. The French claimed this region from the mid-1600s to the mid-1700s, developing a strong fur trade but ceding lands east of the Mississippi to Britain. The U.S. acquired the area and its rich natural resources through the Treaty of Paris (http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/paris.html) (1783), and the Louisiana Purchase (http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Louisiana.html) (1803).

U.S. administration of the northwest lands formally began with the 1787 passage of the Northwest Ordinance (http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/northwest.html). The ordinance, one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by the Continental Congress, set out the requirements for a territory to become a state. The American Memory collection Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 (http://forum.xnxx.com/ammem/collections/continental/) features a discussion of the Incorporation of the Western Territories (http://forum.xnxx.com/ammem/collections/continental/territ.html). For additional information on England's yielding of land west of the Appalachian Mountains, see the Today in History feature on the Surrender of Fort Sackville (http://forum.xnxx.com/feb25.html). A representation of Fort Sackville (http://www.nps.gov/archive/gero/fort.htm) is accessible on The George Rogers Clark National Historic Park site.

From the 1820s on, Fort Snelling (http://www.loc.gov/global/disclaimer.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mnhs.org%2Fplaces%2Fsites%2Fhfs%2F) protected the growth of the area now called Minnesota. During the Civil War (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a22829), the fort served as a training center for thousands of young Minnesota volunteers who joined the Union Army. Twenty-four thousand soldiers who trained at the fort fought in the Union Army, serving gallantly at Gettysburg or during the Indian Outbreak. Once a military outpost at the edge of a small settlement, Fort Snelling is now located at the center of Minnesota's "Twin Cities"—Minneapolis (http://forum.xnxx.com/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/pan:@field%28NUMBER+@band%28pan+6a13591%29%29) and St. Paul (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pan.6a13551).

ejls
05-12-2010, 09:33 AM
1973 U.S.A. Pentagon Papers Trial

12th May 1973 : The Pentagon Papers trial which was focussed on THE FIRST AMENDMENT and The Governments Authority to control information and the Publics access to that information has now ended and with a verdict of NOT GUILTY for the defendants Daniel Ellsburg and Anthony J Russo Jr , but many of the answers given by defendants and testimony by witnesses raise many more questions concerning the Watergate Affair. ( This eventually led to Impeachment proceedings against President Nixon ) Daniel Ellsberg was a contributor but gave most of the Pentagon Papers to New York Times reporter Neil Sheehan, with Ellsberg's friend Anthony Russo assisting in their copying

Lioness
05-12-2010, 07:03 PM
TODAY IS...
LIMERICK DAY!!
There once was a fellow McSweeny,
who spilled some gin on his weenie,
just to be couth,
he added vermouth,
then slipped his girlfriend a martini.

:excited::excited::excited::excited::excited:

richief
05-12-2010, 07:36 PM
Edward Lear was born on this day in 1812 in Highgate, England. Lear was a poet and a talented illustrator. A big champion of the limerick (which dates back to the early 18th century), Lear wrote Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=440international&camp=1789&creative=9325&path=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F1888297018%2Fqid%3D1146866415%2Fsr%3D2-1%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_b_2_1%3Fs%3Dbooks%26v%3Dglance%26n%3D283155) and other such amusing pieces. The Nonsense book especially helped the limerick to become very popular. The limerick is the only fixed-verse form indigenous to the English language.
So, what are you waiting for? Write a limerick today! Here’s one to get you started:
There once was a man named Nation,
Who worked for a radio station.
Although he was tall,
His hands were too small,
Wee paws for station identification.

ejls
05-13-2010, 10:04 AM
Daphne du Maurier (http://www.dumaurier.org/)

Born: May 13th, 1907, London
Died: April 19th, 1989 Par, Cornwall, England

Known For : Daphne du Maurier wrote The Loving Spirit (1931), Jamaica Inn (1936) and Rebecca (1938). Many of her books that were set in Cornwall, but Rebecca remains her most prominent. She was educated by governors in England, before being sent to finishing school in Paris. Her work was, at the time, seen as very romantic. She was made a Dame in 1969

Dame Daphne du Maurier (Lady Browning) 1907 - 1989 DBE 1969, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
Daphne was born in 1907, grand-daughter of the brilliant artist and writer George du Maurier, daughter of Gerald, the most famous Actor Manager of his day, she came from a creative and successful family.

She began writing short stories in 1928, and in 1931 her first novel, 'The Loving Spirit' was published. It received rave reviews and further books followed. Then came her most famous three novels, 'Jamaica Inn', 'Frenchman's Creek' and Rebecca'. Each novel being inspired by her love of Cornwall, where she lived and wrote.

King Nothing
05-13-2010, 12:06 PM
May 13, 1846:
President Polk declares war on Mexico

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/5/13


On May 13, 1846, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly votes in favor of President James K. Polk's request to declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas.

Under the threat of war, the United States had refrained from annexing Texas after the latter won independence from Mexico in 1836. But in 1844, President John Tyler restarted negotiations with the Republic of Texas, culminating with a Treaty of Annexation. The treaty was defeated by a wide margin in the Senate because it would upset the slave state/free state balance between North and South and risked war with Mexico, which had broken off relations with the United States. But shortly before leaving office and with the support of President-elect Polk, Tyler managed to get the joint resolution passed on March 1, 1845. Texas was admitted to the union on December 29. While Mexico didn't follow through with its threat to declare war, relations between the two nations remained tense over border disputes, and in July 1845, President Polk ordered troops into disputed lands that lay between the Neuces and Rio Grande rivers. In November, Polk sent the diplomat John Slidell to Mexico to seek boundary adjustments in return for the U.S. government’s settlement of the claims of U.S. citizens against Mexico and also to make an offer to purchase California and New Mexico. After the mission failed, the U.S. army under Gen. Zachary Taylor advanced to the mouth of the Rio Grande, the river that the state of Texas claimed as its southern boundary.

Mexico, claiming that the boundary was the Nueces River to the northeast of the Rio Grande, considered the advance of Taylor's army an act of aggression and in April 1846 sent troops across the Rio Grande. Polk, in turn, declared the Mexican advance to be an invasion of U.S. soil, and on May 11, 1846, asked Congress to declare war on Mexico, which it did two days later.

After nearly two years of fighting, peace was established by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848. The Rio Grande was made the southern boundary of Texas, and California and New Mexico were ceded to the United States. In return, the United States paid Mexico the sum of $15 million and agreed to settle all claims of U.S. citizens against Mexico.

Ya, ya, ya... It's uncouth to celebrate the start of a war... But Mexico really got pwnt! And we got Texas and California! :p:p:p:p:p:laughing:

freethinker
05-13-2010, 01:40 PM
May 13 1985 After attempting to serve arrest warrants at 6221 Osage Avenue, police in West Philadelphia are sucked into a 90-minute gunfight with members of the MOVE organization. Later, police drop a bomb on the house from a helicopter. The bomb misses its target and ignites a fire which consumes the entire city block. 61 houses are destroyed in the conflagration, killing 11 MOVE members -- including five children -- and leaving hundreds of neighbors homeless.


May 13 1917 Three small children in Fatima, Portugal receive the first of six visitations from the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Over the next five months she lays some pretty heavy shit on the kids, including a three-part secret: a vision of Hell, a prophecy of war with godless Russia, and a third secret which remains classified until Y2K.


May 13 1981 A delusional Turk guns down Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square. Mehmet Ali Agca believes that the Vatican is an abomination before God and must be destroyed. 19 years later, the Church will disclose that the assassination attempt was foretold in 1917, as part of the third secret of Fatima.

http://www.dailyrotten.com/

Lioness
05-13-2010, 08:39 PM
TODAY IS...
FROG JUMPING DAY!!!
If you're feeling froggy, hop on!!! rubbit rubbit

Mark Twain made the famous Calaveras County Frog Jumping Contest famous in the 1800's. Angel Camp is located in the Mother Lode gold rush area in California.

http://frogtown.org/jubilee_home.shtml

King Nothing
05-13-2010, 08:41 PM
If you're feeling froggy, hop on!!! rubbit rubbit


*Snicker* (Rub it... :p)

Diamond Jade
05-14-2010, 09:13 AM
Today is Tom Cochrane's birthday.
Who is Tom Cochrane, you ask? Have a look here; http://forum.xnxx.com/showpost.php?p=2958592&postcount=18
If that doesn't explain it, I don't know what will.

ejls
05-14-2010, 09:44 AM
One year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

Even before the U.S. government concluded purchase negotiations with France, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned his private secretary Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, an army captain, to lead an expedition into what is now the U.S. Northwest. On May 14, the "Corps of Discovery"--featuring approximately 45 men (although only an approximate 33 men would make the full journey)--left St. Louis for the American interior.

The expedition traveled up the Missouri River in a 55-foot long keelboat and two smaller boats. In November, Toussaint Charbonneau, a French-Canadian fur trader accompanied by his young Native American wife Sacagawea, joined the expedition as an interpreter. The group wintered in present-day North Dakota before crossing into present-day Montana, where they first saw the Rocky Mountains. On the other side of the Continental Divide, they were met by Sacagawea's tribe, the Shoshone Indians, who sold them horses for their journey down through the Bitterroot Mountains. After passing through the dangerous rapids of the Clearwater and Snake rivers in canoes, the explorers reached the calm of the Columbia River, which led them to the sea. On November 8, 1805, the expedition arrived at the Pacific Ocean, the first European explorers to do so by an overland route from the east. After pausing there for the winter, the explorers began their long journey back to St. Louis.

On September 23, 1806, after almost two and a half years, the expedition returned to the city, bringing back a wealth of information about the largely unexplored region, as well as valuable U.S. claims to Oregon Territory.

joe blobb
05-14-2010, 09:46 AM
Today it is 38 days until it's starts to get darker earlier each night.

richief
05-14-2010, 11:48 AM
1955: Communist states sign Warsaw Pact
The Soviet Union and its Eastern Bloc allies have signed a security pact in the Polish capital, Warsaw, after a three-day conference. Announcements in Warsaw and Moscow said the Soviet Prime Minister, Marshal Nikolai Aleksandrovich Bulganin, and leaders of seven other countries approved the draft of a new mutual aid agreement called the Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance.
It is designed, among other things, to ensure close integration of military, economic and cultural policy between eight Communist nations.
Signatories to the treaty - the USSR, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania - have agreed to unify their forces under one command although at this stage it is not known who will take this post.
Fear of West German army
Yugoslavia, the only European Communist state not included in the pact, was expelled in 1948 from Cominform, the Communist information agency for refusing to acknowledge Soviet supremacy.
The treaty, signed at the Warsaw Palace, comes in the wake of news that West Germany has been accepted by western nations into Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) following talks earlier this month in Paris.
In a speech at the beginning of the Warsaw talks, Marshal Bulganin warned that the USA, Britain and France were turning West Germany into "the principal hotbed of the danger of war in Europe" by allowing it to re-arm.
He said allowing West Germany into Nato was "the major obstacle" to reunification of Germany.
Existing bilateral agreements between nations of the Eastern Bloc, he stated, were no longer sufficient to ensure their security and this Warsaw Pact would supersede all of those.
He added that Nato was also encouraging countries in the Near and Middle East to form military blocs to plan attacks on the Soviet Union and its allies.
In his concluding speech today, Marshal Bulganin emphasised the pact was inspired by the Leninist principle of peaceful co-existence between democratic nations and said they wanted to abide by the United Nations Charter.
However the Times newspaper editorial today points out that unifying the armies of all eight countries will also allow the USSR to base its own troops in member states and "would certainly help to keep the satellites in order".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gif http://news.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/999999.gif

King Nothing
05-14-2010, 12:27 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISRAEL!

May 14, 1948:
State of Israel proclaimed

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/state-of-israel-proclaimed


On May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. In an afternoon ceremony at the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ben-Gurion pronounced the words "We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel," prompting applause and tears from the crowd gathered at the museum. Ben-Gurion became Israel's first premier.

In the distance, the rumble of guns could be heard from fighting that broke out between Jews and Arabs immediately following the British army withdrawal earlier that day. Egypt launched an air assault against Israel that evening. Despite a blackout in Tel Aviv--and the expected Arab invasion--Jews joyously celebrated the birth of their new nation, especially after word was received that the United States had recognized the Jewish state. At midnight, the State of Israel officially came into being upon termination of the British mandate in Palestine.

Modern Israel has its origins in the Zionism movement, established in the late 19th century by Jews in the Russian Empire who called for the establishment of a territorial Jewish state after enduring persecution. In 1896, Jewish-Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl published an influential political pamphlet called The Jewish State, which argued that the establishment of a Jewish state was the only way of protecting Jews from anti-Semitism. Herzl became the leader of Zionism, convening the first Zionist Congress in Switzerland in 1897. Ottoman-controlled Palestine, the original home of the Jews, was chosen as the most desirable location for a Jewish state, and Herzl unsuccessfully petitioned the Ottoman government for a charter.

After the failed Russian Revolution of 1905, growing numbers of Eastern European and Russian Jews began to immigrate to Palestine, joining the few thousand Jews who had arrived earlier. The Jewish settlers insisted on the use of Hebrew as their spoken language. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Britain took over Palestine. In 1917, Britain issued the "Balfour Declaration," which declared its intent to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Although protested by the Arab states, the Balfour Declaration was included in the British mandate over Palestine, which was authorized by the League of Nations in 1922. Because of Arab opposition to the establishment of any Jewish state in Palestine, British rule continued throughout the 1920s and '30s.

Beginning in 1929, Arabs and Jews openly fought in Palestine, and Britain attempted to limit Jewish immigration as a means of appeasing the Arabs. As a result of the Holocaust in Europe, many Jews illegally entered Palestine during World War II. Radical Jewish groups employed terrorism against British forces in Palestine, which they thought had betrayed the Zionist cause. At the end of World War II, in 1945, the United States took up the Zionist cause. Britain, unable to find a practical solution, referred the problem to the United Nations, which in November 1947 voted to partition Palestine.

The Jews were to possess more than half of Palestine, although they made up less than half of Palestine's population. The Palestinian Arabs, aided by volunteers from other countries, fought the Zionist forces, but by May 14, 1948, the Jews had secured full control of their U.N.-allocated share of Palestine and also some Arab territory. On May 14, Britain withdrew with the expiration of its mandate, and the State of Israel was proclaimed. The next day, forces from Egypt, Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq invaded.

The Israelis, though less well equipped, managed to fight off the Arabs and then seize key territory, such as Galilee, the Palestinian coast, and a strip of territory connecting the coastal region to the western section of Jerusalem. In 1949, U.N.-brokered cease-fires left the State of Israel in permanent control of this conquered territory. The departure of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs from Israel during the war left the country with a substantial Jewish majority.

During the third Arab-Israeli conflict--the Six-Day War of 1967--Israel again greatly increased its borders, capturing from Jordan, Egypt, and Syria the Old City of Jerusalem, the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. In 1979, Israel and Egypt signed an historic peace agreement in which Israel returned the Sinai in exchange for Egyptian recognition and peace. Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) signed a major peace accord in 1993, which envisioned the gradual implementation of Palestinian self-government in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process moved slowly, however, and in 2000 major fighting between Israelis and Palestinians resumed in Israel and the occupied territories.

Lioness
05-14-2010, 03:42 PM
In my never-ending quest to find quality cultural items of interest for XNXX...

TODAY IS....
NATIONAL DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN DAY


CLUCK YOU ALL YOU CHICKENSHITS, GET UP AND DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN!!!

You know you want to!!

http://www.jacksonvilleconfidential.com/2008/05/national-dance-like-chicken-day.html

Rockprincess
05-14-2010, 08:59 PM
Lewis and Clark depart May 14

One year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition leaves St. Louis, Missouri, on a mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.

Even before the U.S. government concluded purchase negotiations with France, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned his private secretary Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, an army captain, to lead an expedition into what is now the U.S. Northwest. On May 14, the "Corps of Discovery"--featuring approximately 45 men (although only an approximate 33 men would make the full journey)--left St. Louis for the American interior.

The expedition traveled up the Missouri River in a 55-foot long keelboat and two smaller boats. In November, Toussaint Charbonneau, a French-Canadian fur trader accompanied by his young Native American wife Sacagawea, joined the expedition as an interpreter. The group wintered in present-day North Dakota before crossing into present-day Montana, where they first saw the Rocky Mountains. On the other side of the Continental Divide, they were met by Sacagawea's tribe, the Shoshone Indians, who sold them horses for their journey down through the Bitterroot Mountains. After passing through the dangerous rapids of the Clearwater and Snake rivers in canoes, the explorers reached the calm of the Columbia River, which led them to the sea. On November 8, 1805, the expedition arrived at the Pacific Ocean, the first European explorers to do so by an overland route from the east. After pausing there for the winter, the explorers began their long journey back to St. Louis.

On September 23, 1806, after almost two and a half years, the expedition returned to the city, bringing back a wealth of information about the largely unexplored region, as well as valuable U.S. claims to Oregon Territory.

ejls
05-15-2010, 10:06 AM
1972 - George Wallace shot & left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md

That and more on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1tVg7k4dnk

richief
05-15-2010, 10:09 AM
Today is going to be a good day, it fucking well can't be worse than the last week.

King Nothing
05-15-2010, 11:53 AM
Bad week, huh?

Your heart fucking stopped and you're still alive the following week. I think that actually qualifies as a PRETTY DAMN GOOD WEEK. ;)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY MOUSE!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plane_Crazy


Plane Crazy (first released on May 15, 1928 ) is an animated cartoon, and is the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be released. A soundtrack by Carl W. Stalling was added to the cartoon on December 29, 1928.

The short was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. Iwerks was also the main animator for this short and reportedly spent six weeks working on it. Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising were credited for assisting him; these two had already signed their contracts with Charles Mintz, but he was still in the process of forming his new studio and so for the time being they were still employed by Disney. This short would be the last they animated under this somewhat awkward situation.

The short was originally released under the name "Mickey Mouse In Plane Crazy" but when Walt Disney had a sound version copyrighted in 1930, he also shortened the name to "Plane Crazy".

May 15th is also the day I received the official offer for my new job. That I'm pretty sure I'm going to accept. I'm excited. :excited:

richief
05-15-2010, 12:19 PM
Shitty as fuck, but what ya gonna do.


1957: Britain drops its first H-bomb
Britain has exploded its first hydrogen bomb as part of a series of tests in the Pacific, the Ministry of Supply has announced. Details of the bomb, described only as a "nuclear device", are sketchy. The term "device" indicates that it was an experimental explosive rather than a fully developed weapon.
It was almost certainly part of the thermo-nuclear weapons programme which was started in December 1954 to develop the megaton hydrogen bomb, which is as powerful as one million tons of TNT.
The test was carried out at high altitude over the largely uninhabited Christmas Island to minimise nuclear fall-out.
This is the most important range of tests carried out by Britain, developed with limited resources and in a remarkably short space of time.
Scientists have taken two years to develop the tests compared with their American counterparts who took seven years before exploding their first device.
The bomb was dropped by a four-engined jet, Valiant of No 49 Squadron RAF Bomber Command, normally based at RAF Wittering, Northants.
The Minister of Supply, Aubrey Jones, was informed of the Pacific nuclear trials by Air Vice-Marshal WE Oulton, commander of the task force and WRJ Cook, scientific director of the program.
Scientists are evaluating the results of the testing and will make a further statement in the next few days.

Lioness
05-15-2010, 06:44 PM
TODAY IS...

THE RUNNING OF THE PREAKNESS STAKES
The second race of the Triple Crown.
Go Calvin Borel and Super Saver!!


2010 Preakness post positions and odds:



Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds

1 Aikenite Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 20-1
2 Schoolyard Dreams Eibar Coa Derrick Ryan 15-1
3 Pleasant Prince Julien Leparoux Wesley Ward 20-1
4 Northern Giant Terry Thompson D. Wayne Lukas 30-1
5 Yawanna Twist Edgar Prado Rick Dutrow Jr. 30-1
6 Jackson Blend Mike Smith Nick Zito 12-1
7 Lookin At Lucky Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 3-1
8 Super Saver Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher 5-2
9 Cortacado Paul Atkinson Mike Machowsky 10-1
10 Paddy O-Prado Kent Desormeaux Dale Romans 9-2
11 First Dude Ramon Dominguez Dale Romans 20-1
12 Dublin Garrett Gomez D. Wayne Lukas 10-1

King Nothing
05-17-2010, 12:57 PM
SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL!

May 17, 1954:
Brown v. Board of Ed is decided

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/5/17


In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.

In 1896, the Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that "separate but equal" accommodations in railroad cars conformed to the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection. That ruling was used to justify segregating all public facilities, including elementary schools. However, in the case of Linda Brown, the white school she attempted to attend was far superior to her black alternative and miles closer to her home. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up Linda's cause, and in 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka reached the Supreme Court. African American lawyer (and future Supreme Court justice) Thurgood Marshall led Brown's legal team, and on May 17, 1954, the high court handed down its decision.

In an opinion written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the nation's highest court ruled that not only was the "separate but equal" doctrine unconstitutional in Linda's case, it was unconstitutional in all cases because educational segregation stamped an inherent badge of inferiority on African American students. A year later, after hearing arguments on the implementation of their ruling, the Supreme Court published guidelines requiring public school systems to integrate "with all deliberate speed."

The Brown v. Board of Education decision served to greatly motivate the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and ultimately led to the abolishment of racial segregation in all public facilities and accommodations.

ohms_law
05-17-2010, 09:57 PM
This turned into a history lesson...
...that's kinda the point, no?

ejls
05-18-2010, 10:16 AM
1964 England MODS and Rockers Whitsun Weekend Fights

18th May 1964 : Large numbers of Mods and Rockers involved in violent clashes at a number of seaside resorts on the south coast of England are given prison sentences following the Whitsun weekend when hundreds were arrested in Brighton, Margate, Bournemouth and Clacton following running battles between police and up to 1,000 Mods and Rockers.

The Mods and Rockers also had mass fights between the two gangs on the local beaches and promenades.

Mods wore designer suits and Parka jackets and rode Vespa or Lambretta scooters bedecked with mirrors with favourite bands including The Who.

Rockers wore leathers and rode motorbikes with no crash helmets with favourite music including Elvis Presley.

fantasyalive
05-18-2010, 10:28 AM
Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts.



http://thetf.net/uploads/maverick09/2008-05-18_061021_Mount_St._Helens.jpg