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You can look at certain days of the year in Wikipedia, and it will tell you all the historical things that happened on that day in various years. My birthday seems to be fairly significant in American history, a few times. Interesting...

June 19:

* 1846 - The first baseball game under recognizable modern rules is played in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.

* 1862 - U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case.

* 1865 - Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.

* 1870 - After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States of America, the Confederate States of America (AKA the CSA) ceases to exist.

* 1885 - The Statue Of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor as a symbol of Franco-American friendship.

* 1912 - The eight-hour work day is established in the United States.

* 1934 - The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

* 1939 - Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with "Lou Gehrig's disease" on his 36th birthday.

* 1949 - NASCAR sanctions the first "strictly stock" race, which will evolve into the modern Nextel Cup. Jim Roper wins the event.

* 1961 - Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.

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Cory Wolfe    263

December 7th

* 1724 - Thorn Blood tribunal (de:Thorner Blutgericht), execution of protestant who attacked and demolished Jesuit Church by Poland in Toruń(Thorn)

* 1732 - The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

* 1776 - Marquis de Lafayette attempts to enter the American military as a major general.

* 1787 - Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the US Constitution.

* 1815 - Michel Ney, Marshal of France, is executed by firing squad after having been convicted of treason for his support of Napoleon I.

* 1917 - World War I: The US declares war on Austria-Hungary.

* 1941 - World War II: Canada declared war on Finland, Hungary, Romania, and Japan.

* 1941 - World War II: Attack On Pearl Harbor - The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

* 1946 - A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people.

* 1949 - Chinese Civil War : The government of Republic of China moves from Nanking to Taipei.

* 1962 - Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils.

* 1965 - Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that had been in place since 1054.

* 1966 - A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.

* 1970 - The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise are held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats.

* 1971 - Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces formation of a Coalition Government at Centre with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as Vice-Prime Minister.

* 1971 - The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be immortalized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water".

* 1972 - Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew take the photograph known as "The Blue Marble" as they leave the Earth.

* 1975 - Indonesia invades East Timor.

* 1982 - In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.

* 1983 - Iberia Airlines' Boeing 727 collided with Aviaco DC-9 in intense fog when the two airliners taxied down the runway at Madrid Airport killing 93 people.

* 1987 - PSA Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss on the flight, then shoots both pilots and himself.

* 1988 - Spitak Earthquake: In Armenia an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale kills nearly 25,000, injures 15,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.

* 1988 - Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist.

* 1989 - In their third and final fight, Sugar Ray Leonard retains the WBC Super-Middleweight Championship of the World, defeating Roberto Duran.

* 1993 - In South Africa, the Transitional Executive Council is established.

* 1993 - The Long Island Rail Road Massacre: Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.

* 1995 - The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.

* 1995 - 20 people are killed in the Port-au-Prince air disaster

* 2003 - The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

* 2004 - Hamid Karzai is inaugurated as President of Afghanistan.

* 2004 - John Kufuor is re-elected as President of Ghana.

* 2005 - Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.

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Northstar    11

March 25:

* 708 - Constantine is consecrated Pope.

* 1300 - Dante descends to the Inferno in The Divine Comedy.

* 1306 - Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.

* 1409 - The Council of Pisa opens.

* 1634 - The first settlers arrive in Maryland (led by Lord Baltimore).

* 1655 - Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christian Huygens.

* 1655 - Protestants take control of Maryland at the Battle of the Severn.

* 1802 - The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France and United Kingdom.

* 1807 - The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing slavery in the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

* 1807 - The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, became the first passenger carrying railway in the world.

* 1811 - Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.

* 1821 - Greece declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire, beginning the Greek War of Independence.

* 1857 - Phonautograph patented.

* 1865 - The "Claywater Meteorite" explodes just before reaching ground level in Vernon County, Wisconsin. Fragments having a combined mass of 1.5 kg are recovered.

* 1865 - American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces capture Fort Stedman from the Union in a bloody battle.

* 1894 - Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C..

* 1901 - At the five-day "Week of Nice" race in Nice, France, Mercedes wins its first racing victory.

* 1908 - Clube Atletico Mineiro, Founded in Belo Horizonte,Brazil.

* 1911 - In New York City the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.

* 1918 - The Belarusian People's Republic was established.

* 1924 - Greece proclaims itself a republic.

* 1931 - The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape.

* 1939 - Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli becomes Pope Pius XII.

* 1939 - The Second cartoon to feature Happy Rabbit Prest-O Change-O is released

* 1941 - Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers.

* 1947 - An explosion in a coalmine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.

* 1949 - The extensive deportation campaign was conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Soviet authorities deported more than 92,000 people from Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union.

* 1955 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene.

* 1957 - The European Economic Community is established (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).

* 1958 - Canada's Avro Arrow makes it debut flight.

* 1960 - In London, United Kingdom, Jacqueline Boyer wins the fifth Eurovision Song Contest for France singing "Tom Pillibi".

* 1965 - Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery.

* 1969 - During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).

* 1971 - Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight of Pakistan Army against East Pakistani civilians.

* 1972 - In Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Vicky Leandros wins the seventeenth Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg singing "Après toi" (After you).

* 1975 - Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew.

* 1979 - The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.

* 1988 - The Candle demonstration in Bratislava was the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.

* 1990 - In the Bronx, New York City, a fire at an illegal social club called "Happy Land" kills 87 people.

* 1992 - Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.

* 1995 - Mike Tyson is released from the Indiana Youth Center after serving three years for a rape conviction.

* 1995 - Ward Cunningham opens the first wiki, the WikiWikiWeb.

* 1996 - An 81-day-long standoff between the antigovernment group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.

* 1996 - The Labour Party is founded in Turkey.

* 1996 - The EU's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (BSE).

* 1999 - Enron energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined to California to Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200.

* 2004 - Air Holland files for bankruptcy in response to unproven allegations of marijuana abuse by their pilots.

* 2006 - The Capitol Hill massacre, where gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, one of the largest crime scenes the city has ever had.

* 2006 - Protesters demanding a re-election in Belarus following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006 clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin was among several protesters arrested.

* 2006 - Over 500,000 people in Los Angeles were protesting against illegal immigration.

* 2006 - Reading F.C. were promoted to the English Premiership for the first time in their 135 year history.

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mjdecker    0

February 13:

* 1130 - Innocent II is voted Pope.

* 1542 - Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.

* 1575 - Henry III of France is crowned at Reims.

* 1633 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.

* 1635 - The first public school in the U.S., Boston Latin School, is founded.

* 1668 - Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.

* 1689 - William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.

* 1692 - Massacre of Glencoe : About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.

* 1815 - The Cambridge Union Society founded.

* 1866 - The first daylight robbery in United States history during peacetime takes place in Liberty, Missouri. This is considered to be the first robbery committed by Jesse James and his gang, although James's role is disputed.

* 1880 - Thomas Edison observes the Edison effect.

* 1881 - The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by activist Hubertine Auclert.

* 1894 - Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.

* 1899 - Tallahassee, Florida records its all time coldest temperature of -2 degrees Fahrenheit.

* 1901 - May be the day after a truncated January 19, 2038 on Unix and Unix-like computer systems still suffering from the year 2038 problem

* 1914 - Copyright: In New York City the ASCAP (for American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.

* 1920 - The Negro National League is formed.

* 1934 - The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.

* 1935 - A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.

* 1945 - World War II: Soviet Union forces capture Budapest, Hungary from the Nazis.

* 1945 - World War II: The Royal Air Force bombers were dispatched to Dresden, Germany to raid the city by massive aerial bombardment (see Bombing of Dresden in World War II).

* 1955 - Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.

* 1960 - Nuclear testing: France tests its first atomic bomb.

* 1971 - Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.

* 1974 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.

* 1978 - Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.

* 1979 - The intense February 13, 1979 Windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.

* 1984 - Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

* 1987 - The birth of the great Julian Benedict Micheal Leo Duff.

* 1988 - Olympic Games: Winter Olympic Games - The XV Olympic Winter Games open in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

* 1990 - German reunification: An agreement is reached for a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.

* 1991 - Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy a bunker in Baghdad. The bunker was being used as a military communications outpost and unknown to allied forces, as a shelter for Iraqi civilians.

* 1996 - The Nepalese People's War began.

* 1997 - Space Shuttle program: STS-82 Mission - Tune-up and repair work on the Hubble Space Telescope started by astronauts from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

* 1997 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time closing at 7,022.44.

* 2000 - The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

* 2001 - An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.

* 2004 - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.

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tmp    2

Events

Highlights: (since it was such an important day)

June 20th

1161 - I am born

1214 - University of Oxford receives its charter.

1782 - The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.

1837 - Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.

1863 - West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.

1877 - Alexander Graham Bell installs world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1893 - Lizzie Borden is acquitted of murdering her stepmother and father.

1948 - Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, debuts.

1963 - The so-called "red telephone" is established between Soviet Union and United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1963 - Leave it to Beaver ends.

1973 - Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fired upon left-wing peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 injured.

1977 - Oil begins to flow through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).

1980 - Roberto Duran starts his classic boxing trilogy with Sugar Ray Leonard by defeating him in Canada by a decision in 15 rounds, to gain the WBC world Welterweight championship.

2001 - Andrea Yates drowns her five children in a bathtub in their Houston, Texas home.

2001 - Pervez Musharraf becomes president of Pakistan

Births

19XX - Martin Landau, Actor

1942 - Brian Wilson, American popular music composer and singer; founder of The Beach Boys

1945 - Anne Murray, Canadian singer

1946 - Bob Vila, television presenter

1947 - Candy Clark, American actress

1949 - Lionel Richie, American musician and singer (The Commodores)

1951 - Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet

1952 - John Goodman, American actor

1952 - Larry Riley, American actor (d. 1992)

1967 - Nicole Kidman, Australian actress

1968 - Robert Rodríguez, American filmmaker

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aino    0

September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). There are 101 days remaining. It was also the date where Martial took place... A most awaited occassions in the history of the Philippines...

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Croc    268

January 15th

* 588 BC - Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 18, 586 BC.

* 69 - Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only survives for three months before committing suicide.

* 1559 - Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, the Bishop of Carlisle, instead of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

* 1582 - Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland.

* 1777 - American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.

* 1782 - Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.

* 1844 - University of Notre Dame receives its charter from Indiana.

* 1870 - A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).

* 1885 - Wilson Bentley takes the first photograph of a snowflake.

* 1892 - James Naismith publishes the rules for basketball.

* 1908 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Greek-letter organization by and for Black college women is established.

* 1919 - The Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21 people.

* 1919 - Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, were tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.

* 1936 - The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio (the building was for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company).

* 1943 - World War II: Japanese driven off Guadalcanal.

* 1943 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated (Arlington, Virginia).

* 1947 - The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Her murderer has never been found and it has become a notorious case in the history of American crime.

* 1951 - Ilse Koch, The "Bitch of Buchenwald", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in West Germany.

* 1967 - In the first ever Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.

* 1969 - The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.

* 1973 - Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President of the United States Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.

* 1974 - Happy Days premieres on ABC.

* 1975 - Portugal grants independence to Angola.

* 1976 - Gerald Ford's would-be assassin, Sara Jane Moore, is sentenced to life in prison.

* 1977 - The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people, the worst air crash in Sweden's history.

* 1986 - The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.

* 1986 - The HBO and Cinemax pay cable television services initiate scrambling of their national satellite feeds on Galaxy 1 with the Videocipher II system.

* 1990 - AT&T's long distance telephone network suffers a cascade switching failure.

* 1991 - The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.

* 1992 - The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

* 1999 - The Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak were killed by Yugoslav security forces.

* 2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

* 2005 - An intense solar flare blasted X rays across the solar system. ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovered elements such as calcium,aluminum,silicon,iron, and other surface elements on the moon.

# 1412 - Saint Joan of Arc (d. 1431)

# 1481 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1511)

# 1716 - Philip Livingston, American founding father (d. 1778)

# 1816 - Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)

# 1863 - Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)

# 1866 - Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, Nobel laureate (d. 1931)

# 1875 - Tom Burke, American runner (d. 1929)

# 1885 - Grover Lowdermilk, baseball player (d. 1968)

# 1891 - Ray Chapman, baseball player (d. 1920)

# 1899 - Goodman Ace, American actor (d. 1982)

# 1909 - Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)

# 1909 - Gene Krupa, American drummer (d. 1973)

# 1913 - Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)

# 1918 - Gamal Abdal Nasser, President of Egypt (d. 1970)

# 1920 - Steve Gromek, Baseball player (d. 2002)

# 1927 - Phyllis Coates, American actress

# 1927 - Norm Crosby, American comedian

# 1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, American civil rights leader, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)

# 1937 - Margaret O'Brien, American actress

# 1941 - Captain Beefheart, American singer

# 1949 - Luis Alvarado, Baseball player (d. 2001)

# 1957 - Mario Van Peebles, American actor

# 1958 - Boris Tadić, President of Serbia

# 1965 - Adam Jones, American musician (Tool)

# 1968 - Chad Lowe, American actor

# 1969 - Delino DeShields, baseball player

# 1971 - Regina King, American actress

# 1972 - Kobe Tai, American porn star

# 1974 - Ray King, baseball player

# 1979 - Drew Brees, American football player

# 1980 - Matt Holliday, American baseball player

# 1981 - Howie Day, American pop singer

# 1982 - Benjamin Agosto, American skater

# 1982 - Megan Quann, American swimmer

# 1984 - Victor Rasuk, American actor

# 1988 - Sonny Moore, American singer (From First to Last)

...and there you have it! I'm in one of those years somewhere...

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ocnblu    733
I think Mr. Dart got more than he bargained for in this thread. I know I did! :AH-HA_wink:

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November 22:

* 498 - After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.

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

* 1830 - Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

* 1864 - American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.

* 1880 - Vaudeville actress Lillian Ruell makes her debut at Tony Pastor's Theatre in New York City.

* 1917 - In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association breaks up (on November 26 it was replaced with the National Hockey League).

* 1922 - Egyptology: Howard Carter, assisted by Lord Carnarvon, opens the tomb of Tutankhamun.

* 1935 - The China Clipper takes off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the airplane later reached its destination, Manila, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail).

* 1940 - World War II: Following the Italian invasion, Greek troops advance into Albanian soil and liberate Korytsa.

* 1942 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad - General Friedrich von Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.

* 1943 - World War II: War in the Pacific - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)

* 1943 - Lebanese Independence Day. Lebanon gains independence from France.

President Kennedy, Jackie, and Texas Governor John Connally in the Presidential limousine shortly before the assassination.

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President Kennedy, Jackie, and Texas Governor John Connally in the Presidential limousine shortly before the assassination.

* 1963 - John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Later the same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.

* 1967 - UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.

* 1968 - The Beatles release the double album The Beatles, commonly known as The White Album.

* 1972 - Vietnam War: The United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress of the war.

* 1974 - The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.

* 1975 - Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.

* 1977 - British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

* 1985 - Judd Parker is born and the glorious day is enshrined in the hearts of Americans everywhere.

* 1986 - Boxing: Mike Tyson knocks out Trevor Berbick in the second round, becoming the youngest world heavyweight champion at the age of 20 years and 4 months.

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

* 1989 - In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.

* 1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

* 1999 - Wayne Gretzky is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, his number 99 permanently retired by the NHL.

* 2002 - In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

* 2003 - In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation.

* 2003 - The Heritage Classic, the first outdoor hockey game in the history of the NHL, is played in Edmonton, Alberta

* 2003 - England defeat Australia to win England's first Rugby World Cup.

* 2004 - The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

* 2005 - Ted Koppel retires after hosting Nightline for over 26 years.

* 2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

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blu: Yes, I did get more than I bargained for. It's nice to see people actually respond to one of my threads for a change though...

They built the Pentagon during WWII? What happened to rationed materials??

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C.H.U.D.    0

Nov. 5th, 1895 - George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile. :)

Also, both Ryan Adams and Bryan Adams have the same birthday as me. So does Ike Turner, Angela Gassow from Arch Enemy (Hawt!!11) and Alexei Yashin (boo!)

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Cory Wolfe    263

Well, I share a birthday with... uh... Aaron Carter. :lol:

As well as Terrell Owens, Chasey Lain (Bloodhound Gang fans will recognize her), and Rick Rude! :P

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Paolino    99

I always wondered why my parents chose Paul since my onomastico (name day) is in June. Turns out on my birthday:

January 25:

Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.

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capriceman    0

They built the Pentagon during WWII? What happened to rationed materials??

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thats why its concrete instead of steel they save enough steel to build a battleship forget what it was called

Also it was planed to have it built in 35 as apart of the depression work camps. but was put on the back burnner until they officaly needed a central command center in WWII.

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trinacriabob    21

I always wondered why my parents chose Paul since my onomastico (name day) is in June. 

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When is San Pietro e Paolo? My mother always calls Italy on that day for some onomastico wishes to various P and Ps...

At any rate, December 13...December folks are cool, arent' they? I didn't look it up, but what I can recall happened was:

2003 - Saddam Hussein captured (reported on 12/14 a.m. here, so 12/13 eve there)

2004 - Scott Peterson found guilty (or sentenced to die) in California for the deaths of Laci and unborn baby Conner

What I do know is famous people who share the birthday:

Christopher Plummer (actor)

Dick Van Dyke (actor)

Ted Nugent (musician)

Mary Todd Lincoln (political figure)

Too bad I wasn't on the day before which would have been with Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Dionne Warwick and Bob Barker - the first 3 all of whom sing and were born in New Jersey.

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Paolino    99

When is San Pietro e Paolo?  My mother always calls Italy on that day for some onomastico wishes to various P and Ps...

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I can't remember... I think it's June 20th. I don't really celebrate my nameday. I do it with the kids to explain how important it is in Italy, and that people actually consider it at 2nd birthday and such; get candy, flowers, a small gift, etc.

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