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  1. PeggyB added a post in a topic Caption contest #106   

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  2. PeggyB added a post in a topic Weather 9-03-15   

  3. PeggyB added a topic in This day in history   

    Oliver Cromwell, the lord protector of England, died.
    The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War between the United States and Great Britain.
    Great Britain and France declared war on Germany during World War II.
    Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam.
    Frank Robinson was named the first African-American manager in major league baseball.
    The unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking II landed on Mars and took the first pictures of the planet's surface.
    Pope John Paul I was installed as the 264th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.
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    1189......................Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned king of England at Westminster Abbey.
    Westminster Abbey, originally the abbey church of a Benedictine monastery (closed in 1539) in London. One of England's most important Gothic structures, it is also a national shrine. The first church on the site is believed to date from early in the 7th cent. It was erected by Æthelbert, king of Kent. Edward the Confessor began c.1050 the building of a Norman church, consecrated in 1065. In 1245, Henry III began to demolish the edifice and to build a new eastern portion, thus initiating centuries of construction. The fine octagonal chapter house was built in 1250, and in the 14th cent. the cloisters, abbot's house, and principal monastic buildings were added. The nave was completed in the 16th cent. Early in the 16th cent. Henry VIII finished the Lady Chapel, dedicated to Henry VII. This chapel, in Perpendicular style, is noted for its superb fan vaulting. The two western towers were built (1722–40) by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. In the late 19th cent. Sir George Gilbert Scott supervised extensive restoration. From that time memorial statues by many academic Victorian sculptors have been added to the decor. The present church is cruciform in plan; both nave and transept have side aisles. The choir is apsidal in plan, and its ring of chapels exhibits the only complete chevet in England. French influence is also seen in the height of the nave, the loftiest in England, and in the strongly emphasized flying buttresses. Nearly every English king and queen since William I has been crowned in Westminster, and it is the burial place of 18 monarchs. England's most notable statesmen and distinguished subjects have been given burial in the Abbey since the 14th cent. In the Poets' Corner in the south transept rest the tombs of Chaucer, Browning, Tennyson, and other great English poets.
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  4. PeggyB added a topic in Biography   

    Alan Ladd
    Also Known As                              Alan Walbridge Ladd   Nationality                                    American   Born on                                       03 September 1913 AD      Zodiac Sign                                 Virgo       Born in                                        Hot Springs   Died on                                       29 January 1964 AD   place of death                            Palm Springs   father                                         Alan Ladd, Sr.   mother                                        Ina Raleigh Ladd   Spouses                                    Sue Carol (m. 1942–1964), Marjorie Jane Harrold (m. 1936–1941)   children                                     David Ladd, Alan Ladd, Jr., Alana Ladd, Carol Lee Ladd  
    Alan Ladd was a famous Hollywood star of 1940s and 50s, who was known for working in some of the best movies of his times. After appearing in a dozen roles of less prominence initially, Ladd left a lasting impression on the minds of audiences through his memorable roles in films like ‘Rulers of The Sea’. He was often paired with actress Veronica Lake. The pair was considered to be one of the best in Hollywood at the time. Though he wasn’t liked by critics, Ladd was a favourite amongst the public. He often used to get mobbed during public appearances, even at a time when television and internet was non-existent, and played no role in propelling the popularity of Hollywood stars. His movies have all been top grossers, earning 55 million dollars event at that time. Alan’s biggest achievement was overcoming his adversities to become the celebrity that he was. Alan had distributed papers, worked as a carpenter, and took up several odd jobs during his younger days to make his ends meet. However, his popularity came down spiraling after Ladd got addicted to drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to his sad demise.
        Trivia Alan Ladd’s home and office still continue to be on the list of Hollywood celebrity properties which are visited by tourists.
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    Post # 9
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    She is lovely. Hope she enjoyed her vacation.
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  9. PeggyB added a topic in This day in history   

    The U.S. Treasury Department was established.
    Vice President Theodore Roosevelt gave his "speak softly and carry a big stick" speech, regarding foreign policy, at the Minnesota State Fair.
    Japan's formal surrender in World War II was celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day.
    Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam an independent republic.
    Alabama governor George Wallace prevented the racial integration of Tuskegee High School by encircling the building with state troopers.
    North Vietnamese president Chi Minh died.
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    1666................The great fire of London broke out, destroying much of the city, including St. Paul's Cathedral.
    Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren and one of the finest church designs of the English baroque. It stands at the head of Ludgate Hill, where, according to tradition, a Roman temple once stood. In the early 7th cent. King Æthelbert of Kent dedicated the first church to St. Paul. The Saxon cathedral was destroyed by fire in 1087 and was replaced by a Norman structure, completed in the 13th cent. In 1561, St. Paul's was again struck by fire. Major rebuilding was not undertaken until 1628, when Inigo Jones was employed to restore it. He appended a classical facade. Plans for further repairs were next prepared by Wren, but the great fire of London (1666) almost destroyed the church, and in 1668 he was granted authority to demolish the badly damaged structure and to build an entirely new one. Wren's design, in the shape of a Greek cross, with a dome over the center, was modified to provide the long nave and choir of the traditional medieval plan. In 1675, Wren himself laid the first foundation block of the building, and 35 years later he set the final stone in place. The interior of the church consists of a three-aisled nave and choir, of equal lengths, extending east and west from a great central space at the crossing. Porticoes project north and south at the center of the building. The crossing is covered by a great dome, pierced at the crown to allow a view of the lantern above. Over this dome rises a concealed conical dome of brick that acts as support for the timber framework of the exterior dome, the entire domical feature thus being constructed in three shells. The western front of the church has as central motif a double-storied portico of coupled columns, flanked by two finely designed towers. The exterior dome, which ranks as one of the great domes of the world, rises above a colonnaded drum and supports a stone lantern terminating with a cross. Wren's scheme for an open, colonnaded piazza to furnish a setting for St. Paul's was not executed. The cathedral was severely damaged by bombings in World War II, and reconstruction according to Wren's original plan was not completed until 1962.
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    Bill Shankly
    Also Known As                                   William Shankly   Nationality                                          Scottish   Born on                                             02 September 1913 AD     Zodiac Sign                                       Virgo     Born in                                             Glenbuck, Scotland   Died on                                            29 September 1981 AD   place of death                                  Liverpool, England   father                                               John   mother                                            Barbara   siblings                                           Elizabeth (Liz) Shankly, Alec Shankly, John Shankly, Bob Shankly   Spouse:                                         Nessie   awards 1964-65 FA - Cup
    1973-74 - FA Cup
    Bill Shankly took the long walk from humble beginnings in an obsolete mining village to the annals of football. Surviving the harsh conditions of his Glenbuck village, he took to football had been capped eleven times for the Scottish team. As a player, he joined ‘Carlisle United’, an English club based in Carlisle, Cumbria. Later, he played for ‘Preston North End’, a club in Preston, Lancashire that won the ‘Football Association Challenge Club’ or FA Cup. Following his service in the ‘Royal Air Force’ during Second World War, he retired from playing as he was ageing, but instead of quitting the game, he started working as football manager. He worked for Carlisle and a few other clubs before being appointed as the team manager of Liverpool. After taking charge of Liverpool, he worked hard to revive the club, which had been in a deteriorating condition with poor training facilities and under trained staff. Shankly and his team turned the situation around, and soon, the team brought home many victories including FA and UEFA cups. After managing Liverpool for fifteen years, he retired from the post of football manager. He passed away seven years later, entrusting the reins of responsibility in the hands of his assistant, Bob Paisley.
        Trivia This charismatic personality’s autobiography book was one that Liverpool was keen to ban. The book was published just around the time of his resignation from Liverpool and contained information which they wanted to suppress. 
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    2007 Avalanche

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    Happy Birthday Broni, hope you have a wonderful day.

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    Former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.
    A devastating earthquake struck the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. Nearly 150,000 people were killed and more than two million left homeless.
    World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
    A coup in Libya toppled the monarchy of King Idris and brought Muammar al-Qaddafi to power.
    A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter, killing all 269 people aboard.
    Chechen terrorists took about 1,200 schoolchildren and others hostage in Beslan, Russia. Commandos stormed the school on Sept. 3.
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    1985................A joint U. S.-French expedition located the wreck of the Titanic 560 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
    Titanic (tĪtănˈĭk) [key], British liner that sank on the night of Apr. 14–15, 1912, less than three hours after crashing into an iceberg in the N Atlantic S of Newfoundland. More than 1,500 lives were lost. The Titanic, thought to be the fastest ship afloat and almost unsinkable, was on her maiden voyage and carried many notables among the more than 2,200 persons aboard. These circumstances made the loss seem the more appalling to the public in England and the United States.
    Official and other investigations revealed that messages of warning had been sent but had either not been received by the commanding officers or had been ignored by them. The ship had continued at full speed even after the warnings were sent. She did not carry sufficient lifeboats, and many of the lifeboats were launched with only a few of the seats occupied. Other vessels in the vicinity were unable to reach the Titanic before she sank; one, only 10 mi (16 km) away, did not respond because her wireless operator had retired for the evening. A study published in 2008 revealed that the disaster can be blamed at least partially on low-grade rivets used in some portions of the ship, which broke on impact and caused the ill-fated liner to sink rapidly.
    The disaster brought about measures to promote safety at sea, particularly the establishment of a patrol to make known the location of icebergs and of stringent regulations about the proper number and proper equipment of lifeboats to be carried by vessels. The catastrophe inspired a large literature. An expedition led by Robert D. Ballard discovered the wreck in 1985.
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    Gloria Estefan
    Nationality                                           Cuban   Born on                                               01 September 1957 AD      Zodiac Sign                                         Virgo     Born in                                                Havana, Cuba   father                                                 Jose Fajardo   mother                                               Gloria Fajardo   Spouse:                                             Emilio Estefan   children                                             Nayib Estefan, Emily Marie Consuelo   education St. Michael-Archangel School
    Our Lady of Lourdes Academy University of Miami   awards 1993 -Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor 1993 - National Music Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year award Hispanic Heritage Award
    2005 - Hollywood Walk of Fame
    2008 - Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year award
    Born as Gloria Maria Fajardo, this Cuban born, Grammy award winning singer is better known by the name Gloria Estefan. Considered to be the most successful ever crossover performer in Latin music, this talented singer is counted among the 100 best selling music artists with an estimated worldwide sales of over 100 million records. Gloria was born in Cuba but her family moved to the U.S. when she was very young. Her childhood was rife with problems and she discovered music as a means of escaping form the harsh realities of life albeit for a little while. As a high school student, she actively sang and played the guitar. Soon she was invited to sing a few songs for a local band, ‘Miami Latin Boys’. The band leader, Emilio Estefan, was so impressed by her performance that he invited her to join the band and changed the band name to ‘Miami Sound Machine’. Eventually she married him and performed with the band for a few years before getting her break as a solo singer. Her first album as a solo artist, ‘Cuts Both Ways’ became an immediate bestseller and soon she had a big fan following. More hits followed over the years and this crossover singer is the proud winner of seven Grammy awards till date.
          Trivia She was the first female singer to receive the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Award.   She was the first pop star to perform for the Pope in 1995.    She has also appeared in two films and some television shows.

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