On this day in history...

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August 30:


70: Titus ended the siege of Jerusalem after destroying Herod's Temple.

526: Death of Theodoric, leader of the Ostrogoths and of Italy

1590: Tokugawa Ieyasu entered Edo Castle. He would complete the unification of Japan and make Edo (later Tokyo) his capital.

1748: Birthday of Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator

1797: Birthday of Mary Shelley, English novelist and playwright

1800: Gabriel Prosser postponed a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia. He was arrested before it happened.

1835: Melbourne, Australia was founded.

1893: Birthday of Huey Long, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Louisiana

1908: Birthday of Fred MacMurray, American actor

1914: The Germans defeated the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg.

1918: Vladimir Lenin was seriously injured in an assassination attempt. Along with a successful assassination of another Bolshevik leader, this led to the Red Terror.

1918: Birthday of Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager

1930: Birthday of Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist

1936: Tbe RMS Queen Mary won the Blue Riband by setting the record for fastest transatlantic crossing.

1963: Hotline established between the White House and the Kremlin in an effort to avoid another dangerous Cold War threat like the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1967: Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the nation's first black Supreme Court justice.

1972: Birthday of Cameron Diaz, American model, actress, and producer

1983: Lt. Col. Guion Bulford became America's first black man to travel into space.

1992: The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ended when Randy Weaver surrendered to federal authorities.

2003: Death of Charles Bronson, American actor and soldier
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August 31:


12: Birthday of Caligula, Roman emperor

161: Birthday of Commodus, Roman emperor

1422: King Henry V of England died of dysentery while in France. His son Henry VI became king aged 9 months.

1688: Death of John Bunyan, English preacher, theologian, and author of Pilgrim's Progress

1834: Birthday of Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer and educator

1864: Gen. William T. Sherman launched his assault on Atlanta.

1871: Birthday of James E. Ferguson, American banker and politician, 26thGovernor of Texas ("Pa Ferguson")

1885: Birthday of DuBose Heyward, American author and playwright, author of Porgy and Bess

1886: An earthquake hit Charleston, South Carolina.

1888: Jack the Ripper murdered his first victim.

1895: German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented his navigable balloon.

1897: Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

1918: Birthday of Alan Jay Lerner, American songwriter and composer

1928: Birthday of James Coburn, American actor

1935: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt singed the Neutrality Act.

1939: Nazi Germany mounted a false flag attack on the Gleiwitz radio station to create a pretext for an attack on Poland the next day, thus starting WWII.

1945: Birthday of Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor

1973: Death of John Ford, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1997: Princess Diana was killed in a Paris car crash while trying to escape paparazzi.

2002: Death of Lionel Hampton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader

2006: Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen 2 years earlier, was recovered by Norwegian police.
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8/31/45 Birthday of Van "the man" Morrison

One of my favorites . And my very favorite song


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September 1:


1653: Birthday of Johann Pachelbel, German organist, composer, and educator

1715: Louis XV became king of France, aged 5 years, after the death of his great-grandfather, Louis XIV.

1775: Britain's King George III rejected the Olive Branch Petition sent by the Continental Congress. It was a last ditch effort for peace in the War for Independence.

1807: Aaron Burr acquitted of treason.

1838: Death of William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician

1864: Union forces under Gen. Sherman took Atlanta.

1875: Birthday of Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author

1897: The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opened as the first underground rapid transit system in North America.

1933: Birthday of Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45thGovernor of Texas

1935: Birthday of Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor and director

1938: Birthday of Alan Dershowitz, American lawyer and author

1939: Germany invaded Poland starting WWII.

1939: Gen. George C. Marshall became Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

1939: Adolf Hitler signed an order to begin the systematic murder of mentally ill and disabled people under the guise of "euthanasia", part of their broader eugenics program.

1939: Birthday of Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, screenwriter and producer

1952: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was published.

1956: Birthday of Vinnie Johnson, American basketball player and sportscaster, the "Microwave", Baylor legend

1964: The first Japanese player debuted in MLB.

1967: Death of Siegfried Sassoon, English soldier and writer

1969: Muammar al-Qaddafi's coup in Libya.

1972: Bobby Fisher won the World Chess Championship.

1974: The SR-71 Blackbirds et the record from flying from New York to London in one hour and 54 minutes at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour, a record it still holds.

1981: Death of Albert Speer, German architect and author, one of the last remaining Nazi leaders

1982: Death of Wladyslaw Gomulka, Polish activist and politician, communist dictator of the Polish puppet state under Soviet control

1983: The Soviets shot down KAL 007, killing everyone on board.

1985: Robert Ballard discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

2004: Chechen terrorists seized a Russian school and took over 1,000 people hostage. It did not go well for anyone there.

2015: Death of Dean Jones, American actor and singer
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Lily Tomlin was greatness . Edith Ann and her dog Buster and other characters

Here is Ernestine, the telephone operator (and the young ones say"what's a telephone operator?")

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Happy birthday, Vinnie!

Here is some vintage Vinnie-

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Fat Daddy said:

Happy birthday, Vinnie!

Here is some vintage Vinnie-


I miss the mid-range game
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We had some of that the past couple years.
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Keyser Soze said:

Fat Daddy said:

Happy birthday, Vinnie!

Here is some vintage Vinnie-


I miss the mid-range game
When Vinnie got going, there was nothing you could do.
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September 2:

31 BC: Battle of Actium: Octavian defeated Mark Antony in a decisive naval battle off the coast of Greece. Mark Antony escaped to Egypt where he & Cleopatra committed suicide, inspiring Shakespeare.

1192: The Treaty of Jaffa was signed between Richard I "Lionheart"of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade.

1666: Beginning of the Great Fire of London.

1752: Great Britain and the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar.

1789: Congress created the U.S. Treasury. Pres. George Washington would name Alexander Hamilton to the cabinet post, the most important holder of the office of Secretary of Treasury in U.S. history.

1792: During the September Massacres of the French Revolution, mobs slaughtered 3 Roman Catholic bishops, over 200 priests, and prisoners thought to be royalist sympathizers.

1862: Pres. Abraham Lincoln reluctant restored Gen. George B. McClellan to command. He spent the first two and half years of the Civil War searching for a suitable commander, facing one costly loss after another. McClellan would bring him a costly victory at Antietam but fail to capitalize on the opportunity forcing his final dismissal. He would run against Lincoln in the 1864 presidential race.

1864: Union forces entered Atlanta the day after Confederate forces fled the city.

1870: Battle of Sedan: The Franco-Prussian War ended with a decisive Prussian victory: they captured the French emperor, Napoleon III (nephew to the more famous Bonaparte). They imposed harsh terms on the French, quite similar to the terms imposed upon German in the Treaty of Versailles ending WWI. This completed the unification of Germany.

1878: Birthday of Werner von Blomberg, German field marshal

1901: Vice President Theodore Roosevelt famously said, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.

1912: Arthur Rose Eldred was awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.

1934: Birthday of Grady Nutt, American comedian, minister, and author

1944: Naval aviator George H.W. Bush's squadron was attacked by Japanese forces. He was forced to bail out of his airplane over the ocean and was rescued.

1945: Aboard the USS Missouriin Tokyo Bay, representatives of the Japanese Empire surrendered to Gen. MacArthur & other Allied representatives bringing WWII to an official end.

1948: Birthday of Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut

1951: Birthday of Jim DeMint, American politician

1964: Death of Alvin C. York, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient, WWI hero

1969: Death of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician

1973: Death of J.R.R. Tolkien, English novelist, short story writer, poet, and philologist

2011: Baylor football defeated TCU 50-48.
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“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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I wonder if the TCU chick at the 2:52:10 mark ever ended up actually f$&/ing killing someone.
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I have seen the same look from a Baylor girl I was dating at the time. It did not last.
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Happy 55th birthday to me looking forward to new adventures #grateful

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Happy 55th birthday to me looking forward to new adventures #grateful

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How'd she end up on Gilligan's Island?
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Keyser Soze said:

Fat Daddy said:

Happy birthday, Vinnie!

Here is some vintage Vinnie-


I miss the mid-range game
I idolize this guy before Curry, such a cool player.
Re-Mapping the Page.
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September 3:

36 BC: Marcus Agrippa, Octavian's admiral, defeated Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey, in the Battle of Naulochus ending Pompey's resistance to the Second Triumvirate.

301: Founding of San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the oldest republic still in existence.

1189: Richard I of England, "Lionheart", was crowned at Westminster.

1658: Oliver Cromwell died and his son Richard became Lord Protector of England in his father's place.

1783: The Treaty of Paris was signed, finally ending the American War of Independence two years after the fighting had ceased.

1838: Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery. A few years later he would become one of the great abolitionists.

1856: Birthday of Louis Sullivan, American architect and educator, the "father of skyscrapers"

1875: Birthday of Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founder of Porsche

1877: Death of Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician

1883: Death of Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright

1895: John Brallier became the first openly professional football player when he was paid $10 to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association in a 12-0 win over the Jeanette Athletic Association.

1919: Pres. Wilson began his tour across the U.S. to promote his idea of the League of Nations.

1939: Britain and France declared war on Germany two days after the invasion of Poland. The British government had issued an ultimatum to German Chancellor Adolf Hitler who had ignored it.

1941: Karl Fritzsch, the deputy commandant of Auschwitz, experimented with Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.

1943: Allied forces invaded the Italian mainland.

1944: Diarist Anne Frank and her family were placed on the last transport from Westerbork transit camp to Auschwitz.

1948: Death of Edvard Benes, Czech academic and politician, President of Czechoslovakia

1962: Death of E.E. Cummings, American poet and playwright

1965: Birthday of Charlie Sheen, American actor and producer

1970: Death of Vince Lombardi, American football player and coach

1991: Death of Frank Capra, Italian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

2004: The Beslan school siege in North Ossetia-Alania (Russia) resulted in over 330 deaths including 186 children.

2005: Death of William Rehnquist, American lawyer and jurist, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
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September 4:

476: German leader Oadacer deposed Romulus Augustulus, thus ending the western Roman Empire. The eastern empire, AKA Byzantine Empire, would continue for almost 1000 years.

1666: The greatest destruction of the Great Fire of London.

1767: Death of Charles Townshend, English politician

1781: 44 Spanish settlers founded El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reine de los Angles, aka Los Angeles.

1797: Coup of 18 Fructidor: Members of the Directory staged a coup to nullify the results of an election that threatened the return of France to a monarchy.

1824: Birthday of Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer

1862: Gen. Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia invaded the north.

1870: Emperor Napoleon III of France was deposed and the Third Republic was declared.

1882: The Pearl Street Station in New York City became the first power plant to supply electricity to paying customers.

1886: Geronimo surrendered to Gen. Nelson Miles in Arizona.

1888: George Eastman registered a trademark for Kodakand received a patent for his camera that used roll film.

1907: Death of Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer

1918: American troops landed at Archangel in Russia as part of a larger Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. The goal was to keep the eastern front open, to protect supplies provided to the former Tsarist regime, and to prevent the Bolsheviks from taking power. Ironically, the half-hearted effort helped the Bolsheviks by providing propaganda fodder.

1918: Birthday of Paul Harvey, American radio host

1931: Birthday of Mitzi Gaynor, American actress, singer, and dancer

1939: First Royal Air Force attack on Germany

1941: A German U-boat made the first attack of WWII against a U.S. warship, the USS Greer.

1944: The British Army liberated the Belgian city of Antwerp.

1951: The first live transcontinental television broadcast took place from the Japanese Peace Conference in San Francisco.

1957: Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus used the National Guard to prevent the desegregation of Little Rock High School.

1963: Death of Robert Schuman, Luxembourgian-French politician, Prime Minister of France

1965: Death of Albert Schweitzer, French-Gabonese physician, theologian, and missionary

1972: Mark Spitz won a 7th gold medal at the Munich Olympics.

1972: The Price is Rightpremiered on CBS, the longest running game show on American television.

1981: Birthday of Beyonc, American singer-songwriter

1989: In Leipzig, East Germany, the first weekly demonstration for political freedom and democratic reforms took place.

1993: Death of Herv Villechaize, French-American actor

1998: Google was founded by two students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
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Sept 4, 1993

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Jack Bauer said:

Sept 4, 1993


he also has a gold medal (unofficial) from the Olympic Games when baseball was an exhibition sport. He never pitched a minor league game as he went straight from Michigan to the bigs.
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September 5:

1548: Death of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth and final wife

1638: Birthday of Louis XIV, king of France

1666: End of the Great Fire of London: 10,000 buildings were destroyed including the Old St Paul's Cathedral but only 6 people died.

1698: In his effort to westernize the Russian nobility, Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.

1735: Birthday of Johann Christian Bach, German-English viol player and composer

1774: The First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts by Parliament which were the British response to the Boston Tea Party.

1774: Birthday of Casper David Friedrich, German painter

1781: Battle of the Chesapeake: At the end of the War for Independence, the French Navy repelled the British Navy, contributing to the British surrender at Yorktown, the final battle of the war.

1791: Olympe de Gouges wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen during the French Revolution.

1791: Birthday of Giacomo Meyerbeer, German pianist and composer

1793: The French National Convention initiated the Reign of Terror as the French Revolution began to "eat its children".

1836: Sam Houston was elected the first President of the Republic of Texas. He would later be elected the third president as well.

1847: Birthday of Jesse James, American outlaw

1857: Death of Auguste Comte, French sociologist and philosopher

1877: Death of Crazy Horse, Native American tribal leader

1882: The first U.S. Labor Day parade was held in New York City.

1905: The Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, ended the Russo-Japanese War. Roosevelt would earn the Nobel Peace Prize, the first U.S. president to do so.

1914: First Battle of the Marne began 30 miles northeast of Paris. The Parisians would use taxicabs to get soldiers to the front

1927: Birthday of Paul Volcker, American economist and academic, Chairman of the Federal Reserve

1929: Birthday of Bob Newhart, American comedian and actor

1940: Birthday of Raquel Welch, American actress and singer

1953: Birthday of Victor Davis Hanson, American historian and journalist

1960: Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) won the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition in the Rome Olympics.

1969: Lt. William Calley was charged for his role in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

1972: Palestinian terrorists stormed the rooms of the Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics, killing 2 and taking 9 more hostage.

1975: Lynette Fromm attempted to assassinate Pres. Gerald Ford in Sacramento, California.

1978: Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt began peace talks at Camp David resulting in normalization of relations. Egypt was the first Arab country to recognize Israel, an accomplishment which led to the assassination of Sadat a few years later.

1986: Birthday of Colt McCoy, American football player

1997: Death of Georg Solti, Hungarian conductor and director

1997: Death of Mother Theresa, Albanian-Indian nun, missionary, and saint

1998: Birthday of Davion Mitchell, Baylor national champion

2016: Death of Phyllis Schlafly, American lawyer, writer, and political activist
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Sept 6, 2007: death of Luciano Pavarotti

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Happy Birthday Rodger Waters (78)

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September 6:


1492: Christopher Columbus left the Canary Islands, his last stop before the New World.

1522: The Magellan voyage completed its circumnavigation of the globe, the first ever. Magellan sailed from Spain with 5 ships & only 1 returned without Magellan (he was killed in the Philippines) and yet the voyage was still profitable.

1566: Death of Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman sultan

1620: The Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth aboard the Mayflower to settle in North America.

1628: Puritans settled Salem which became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1634: Battle of Nördlingen: During the Thirty Years' War the Catholic Imperial army defeated Swedish and German Protestant forces.

1642: England's Parliament banned public stage plays. This was when Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector, and a Puritan dictatorship.

1683: Death of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician

1729: Birthday of Moses Mendelssohn, German philosopher and theologian

1847: Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond.

1860: Birthday of Jane Addams, American sociologist and author

1888: Birthday of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman and diplomat, father of Pres. Kennedy

1901: Pres. William McKinley was shot in Buffalo, NY. He died a few days later, propelling Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency.

1958: Birthday of Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1962: Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovered the first of the Blackfriars Ships dating back to the second century.

1966: Death of Margaret Sanger, American nurse, educator, activist and eugenicist; founder of organizations that eventually became Planned Parenthood

1972: Nine Israeli athletes and a German policeman were murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the Munich Olypmics.

1976: Soviet MiG-25 pilot Viktor Belenko landed his jet fighter in Japan and asked for asylum in the U.S.

1983: The Soviets admitted to shooting down Korean Air Lines light 007 because they did not know it was a civilian plane.

1995: Cal Ripkin, Jr of the Baltimore Orioles played in his 2131stconsecutive game breaking a 56-year record.

1997: The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales took place in London. Over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion around the world watched on TV.

2007: Israel executed an air strike to destroy a nuclear reactor in Syria.

2007: Death of Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor

2018: Death of Burt Reynolds, American actor, director, and producer

2019: Death of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean politician, 2ndPresident of Zimbabwe
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LIB,MR BEARS said:

Sept 6, 2007: death of Luciano Pavarotti


Thanks for posting. I don't know if this film clip is the best version, but it certainly is a very good one as part of the full production. It's just not the same without the chorus.
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September 7:

70: A Roman army led by Titus occupied Jerusalem and began the plunder.

1228: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II landed in Acre, Israel to begin the Third Crusade. He would successfully restore the Kingdom of Jerusalem through diplomacy instead of warfare.

1533: Birthday of Elizabeth Iof England

1776: First submarine attack: American sailors aboard the Turtle attempted to attach a bomb to the British flagship but failed.

1812: Battle of Borodino: The bloodiest battle of the Napoleonic Wars fought near Moscow resulted in a French victory. But when Napoleon arrived in Moscow, there was no one to surrender to him and he soon began his long disastrous retreat.

1867: Birthday of J. P. Morgan, American-English financier and philanthropist

1901: The Boxer Rebellion officially ended in China.

1907: Cunard Line's RMS Lusitaniabegan its maiden voyage to New York.

1930: Birthday of Sonny Rollins, American saxophonist and composer

1936: Birthday of Buddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1940: The Blitz began as the Germans bombed London and other British cities for 50 nights in a row.

1950: Birthday of Peggy Noonan, American author, journalist, speechwriter, and pundit

1953: Nikita Khrushchev was elected first secretary of the communist party of the Soviet Union.

1961: Birthday of Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French pianist

1963: The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio.

1965: Birthday of Angela Gheorghiu, Romanian soprano

1977: Pres. Carter negotiated to transfer the Panama Canal back to Panamanian control.

1986: Desmund Tutu became the first black man to lead the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town.

1990: Death of A. J. P. Taylor, British historian

1996: Birthday of Donovan Mitchell, American basketball player

1997: Maiden flight of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

2005: Egypt held their first ever multi-party presidential election.
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September 8:

1157: Birthday of Richard I of England

1504: Michelangelo's masterpiece David was unveiled to the public in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

1664: Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrendered New Amsterdam to the British who did not have to fire a single shot and the town was renamed New York.

1828: Birthday of Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician

1831: The Battle of Warsaw effectively ended the Polish revolution against Russian control.

1841: Birthday of Antonin Dvorak, Czech composer

1866: Birthday of Siegfried Sassoon, English captain, journalist, and poet

1889: Birthday of Robert Taft, American lawyer and politician

1892: The Pledge of Allegiance was first recited.

1900: The worst natural disaster in U.S. history struck Galveston in the form of a hurricane that claimed 6,000 lives.

1925: Birthday of Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian

1930: 3M began marketing Scotch transparent tape.

1932: Birthday of Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and composer

1935: Sen. Huey Long of Louisiana was shot by an enemy. He died shortly thereafter. He was a flamboyant popular politician with presidential ambitions (FDR saw him as a threat).

1941: The Germans began the siege of Leningrad. It would last two and a half years, claim hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides but ultimately fail.

1941: Birthday of Bernie Sanders, American politician

1944: London was hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.

1945: The division of Korea began when U.S. forces arrived in southern Korea after the Soviets had occupied the north.

1949: Death of Richard Strauss, German composer and manager

1954: The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) was established.

1966: Star Trek debuted on NBC TV with the episode "The Man Trap."

1971: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened in Washington, D.C. with a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

1974: Pres. Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for his obstruction of justice in the Watergate fiasco.

1978: Black Friday: Soldiers massacred protesters in Tehran resulting in 88 deaths. It was the beginning of the end of the monarchy.

2003: Death of Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, director, producer, screenwriter, and propagandist
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September 9:

9: Battle of Teutoburg Forest: An alliance of 6 Germanic tribes ambushed and annihilated 3 Roman legions.

337: Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans succeeded their father as co-emperors as the Roman Empire was divided between the three Augusti.

1087: William Rufus became King of England taking the name William II.

1087: Death of William the Conqueror, English king

1493: With 17 ships and 1,200 men, Christopher Columbus sailed from Cadiz on his second voyage to the New World.

1543: Mary Stuart was crowned "Queen of Scots" at age 9 months.

1585: Birthday of Cardinal Richelieu, French cardinal and politician

1739: The Stono Rebellion that broke out near Charleston, South Carolina, was the largest slave uprising in Britain's mainland North American colonies before the American Revolution.

1754: Birthday of William Bligh, English admiral and politician, commander of the HMS Bountyat the time of the famous mutiny

1791: Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.

1815: Death of John Singleton Copley, American-English painter

1828: Birthday of Leo Tolstoy, Russian author and playwright

1839: John Herschel took the first glass plate photograph.

1850: Compromise of 1850: Texas transferred a third of the territory claimed (most of modern New Mexico plus parts of modern Oklahoma, Colorado, and Wyoming) to federal control while the Utah and New Mexico Territories were organized under popular sovereignty (the people would decide on slavery later). In addition, California became the 31stwithout slavery and a new Fugitive Slave Act was passed with the federal government helping slaveowners recapture runaways.

1855: Crimean War: The Siege of Sevastopol ended when Russian forces abandoned the city.

1855: Birthday of Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English-German philosopher and author

1873: Birthday of Max Reinhardt, Austrian-born American theater and film director, founded the Salzburg Festival

1919: The Boston police went on strike.

1941: Birthday of Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer

1947: The first case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

1948: Kim Il-sung proclaimed the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (communist North Korea).

1949: Birthday of Daniel Pipes, American historian and author

1956: Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Showfor the first time.

1960: Birthday of Bob Stoops, American football player and coach

1971: Prisoners rioted in the Attica prison in New York.

1971: Birthday of Henry Thomas, American actor and guitarist

1975: Birthday of Michael Buble, Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

1976: Death of Mao Zedong, Chinese dictator and mass murderer

1978: Death of Jack Warner, Canadian-American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros.

1993: The PLO officially recognized Israel as a legitimate state. It did not end their terrorist attacks against Israel.

2015: Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history
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I should have posted this yesterday:

“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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Another one a day late:







“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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September 10:


1482: Death of Federico da Montefeltro, Italian warlord

1608: Capt. John Smith was chosen to lead the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. His leadership would help them survive but he also made enemies.

1776: Nathan Hale volunteered to spy on the British behind enemy lines.

1797: Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, English philosopher, historian, and novelist

1813: The first defeat of a British naval squadron in history at the Battle of Lake Erie. The War of 1812 was a mixed bag for the U.S. with dramatic victories, mostly at sea, and stunning defeats.

1833: Pres. Andrew Jackson used executive authority to remove all federal funds from the Second Bank of the United States, effectively killing the institution. Although it would take some time, he had won the "bank war."

1851: Death of Thomas H. Gallaudet, American minister and educator, co-founded first permanent institution for the education of the deaf in America

1929: Birthday of Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman

1934: Birthday of Roger Maris, American baseball player and coach

1944: Birthday of Thomas Allen, English actor, singer, and academic

1949: Birthday of Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and author

1960: Birthday of Colin Firth, English actor and producer

1977: The French used the guillotine for the last time, to execute a convicted murderer.

2007: Death of Jane Wyman, American actress

2020: Death of Diana Rigg, British actress
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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Ages ago my early Protestant (Huguenots) family left France as the very Catholic King & Queen were very fond of the guillotine
 
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