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  1. PeggyB added a post in a topic Weather 10-07-15   

  2. PeggyB added a topic in This day in history   

    The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England.
    Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.
    The Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from "G" for general audiences to "X" for adults only.
    The Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestinian gunmen in the Mediterranean.
    Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, robbed, and left tied to a fence. He died five days later.
    U.S. and British forces launched bombing campaign against Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan.
    California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place.
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    1949..................The Republic of East Germany was formed.

    a former country in central Europe: created in 1949 from the Soviet zone of occupied Germany established in 1945: reunited with West Germany in 1990. 16,340,000; 41,827 sq. mi. (108,333 sq. km.). Cap.: East Berlin. Official name, German Democratic Republic. Cf. Germany.
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    Also Known As                    Henry Wallace, Henry Agard Wallace   Nationality                           American   religion                               Episcopal Church, Anglicanism   political ideology                Political party - Democratic (1933–1946), Progressive (1946–1948)   Born on                             07 October 1888 AD   Zodiac Sign                       Libra    Libra Men   Born in                             Orient   Died on                            18 November 1965 AD   place of death                  Danbury   father                               Henry Cantwell Wallace   Spouse:                            Ilo Wallace   education                         Iowa State University   Founder/Co-Founder      DuPont Pioneer, Progressive Party
    Henry A. Wallace was an American politician and an agrarian expert who served as the 33rd U.S. Vice President, from 1941 to 1945, in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. An author and editor, Wallace went on to work in the hybrid-corn business before becoming agricultural secretary and later served as Vice President during Roosevelt's third term. Born in Iowa, after finishing college, Wallace took over his father's position as the editor of family publication. Later, he joined the Democratic Party and was appointed the Secretary of Agriculture by Roosevelt. As head of the Agriculture Department, Wallace gained national attention for effectively organizing the administration of the Agricultural Adjustment Agency and was subsequently chosen by Roosevelt as his running mate in the elections of 1940. Over the next four years, Wallace distinguished himself as a loyal and hard-working wartime vice-president but still failed to recapture the nomination in 1944 and was discarded by an increasingly conservative Democratic party. Then, he was appointedSecretary of Commerce but was dismissed from his post after he publicly criticized President Truman's foreign policy. Thereafter, he returned to editing and used his publication as a platform to promote progressive politics, thereby founding the Progressive Party. Subsequently, he ran as the presidential candidate from the newly formed party but failed in his attempt and shortly after, Wallace retired from politics. Wallace continued to write about politics and agriculture through his retirement and until his death
        In 1914, Wallace married Ilo Browne, and the couple had three children together. In 1926, Wallace founded the highly successful Hi-Bred Corn Company with financial help from his wife.   Wallace suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in his last years and died on November 18, 1965, in Danbury, Connecticut. His body was cremated at Grace Cemetery in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and the ashes were buried in Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.

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  4. PeggyB added a post in a topic Weather 10-06-15   

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    "The Jazz Singer," the first full-length talking picture, starring Al Jolson, debuted.
    Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined 10,000 for treason.
    The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.
    President Jimmy Carter received Pope John Paul II, the first pope to visit the White House.
    Bette Davis died in France at age 81.
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    1981............Egypt's President Anwar Sadat was assassinated in Cairo.
    Sadat, Anwar al- (änwärˈ äl-sädätˈ) [key], 1918–81, Egyptian political leader and president (1970–81). He entered (1936) Abbasia Military Academy, where he became friendly with Gamal Abdal Nasser and other fellow cadets committed to Egyptian nationalism. A German agent during World War II, he was imprisoned (1942) by the British but escaped after two years in jail. He was again jailed (1946–49) for participating in terrorist acts against pro-British Egyptian officials. Sadat took part in the bloodless coup (1952) that deposed King Farouk. Between 1952 and 1968, he held a variety of government positions, including director of army public relations; secretary-general of the National Union, Egypt's only political party; and president of the national assembly. In 1969 he was chosen to be Nasser's vice president, and after Nasser's death (1970), he succeeded to the presidency. Less charismatic than his predecessor, Sadat was nevertheless able to establish himself as Egypt's strongman and a leader of the Arab world. He assumed the premiership in 1973 and in October of that same year led Egypt into war with Israel. He became an Arab hero when Egyptian troops recaptured a small part of the Sinai Peninsula, taken by the Israelis in 1967. A pragmatist, Sadat indicated his willingness to consider a negotiated settlement with Israel and shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize with Menachim Begin as a result of the Camp David accords. He was assassinated by Muslim extremists, who were opposed to his peace initiative with Israel.
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    Nick Name                                 Tony   Also Known As                          Anthony Kevin Dungy   Nationality                                 American   Born on                                     06 October 1955 AD   Zodiac Sign                               Libra    Libra Men   Born in                                      Jackson, Michigan   father                                       Wilbur Dungy   mother                                     Cleomae Dungy   siblings                                    Linden Dungy   Spouse:                                  Lauren Harris   children                                  James Dungy, Eric Dungy, Tiara Dungy, Jade Dungy, Jordan Dungy, Justin Dungy, Jason Dungy   education                              University of Minnesota   awards:                                 2007 - Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award
    Tony Dungy has a number of firsts to his credit - he is the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl, first NFL head coach to defeat all 32 NFL teams, youngest assistant coach in NFL history at the age of 25 and the youngest coordinator at the age of 28. Furthermore, he is the third person in NFL history to win a title as a player and as a head coach. Proficient at the game since young, his playing prowess first came to limelight during his years at the University of Minnesota. Interestingly, despite his outstanding talent and exceptional skills he was not drafted into any of the NFL teams. Eventually, he secured himself a place with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and later with San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants. Post his three seasons as a player, Dungy turned to serve as the assistant coach in his alma mater. His professional coaching experience commenced in 1980 as he was recruited as an assistant coach. He soon made his way to become the head coach in 1996. In 2007 he created history by being the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl, when his team Indianapolis Colts outplayed Chicago Bears. Football apart, he is an active philanthropist and an author with numerous bestselling non-fiction books in his kitty.
        Trivia In 2007, he became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his team ‘the Colts’ defeated the Chicago Bears.
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  7. PeggyB added a post in a topic Weather 10-05-15   

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    Chief Joseph surrendered to the U.S. Army.
    King Manuel II was overnthrown in a revolution and Portugal became a republic.
    The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
    In the first televised White House address, President Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help starving people in other countries.
    Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
    The Beatles released their first hit, "Love Me Do," in Britain.
    Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's record of 71 home runs in one season when he hit his 71st and 72nd homers.
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    1990.................Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center and its director were acquitted of obscenity charges resulting from an exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs.
    Mapplethorpe, Robert (māˈpəlthôrpˌ) [key], 1946–89, American photographer, b. New York City. He is known for his elegantly expressive black-and-white studies of male and female nudes, flowers, and celebrity portraits. He credited sculpture as an influence on his work and used traditional techniques of direct lighting and sharp focus to produce sleekly ravishing effects and gleaming surfaces. His photographs include homoerotic and sadomasochistic images, often glamorized and disturbing, which made him a controversial figure. Soon after his death from AIDS, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., canceled a traveling retrospective of his work in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a debate in Congress over public funding by the National Endowment for the Arts of works deemed "objectionable" by fundamentalist religious groups and political conservatives. In 1990 a Cincinnati jury found that city's Contemporary Arts Center and its director not guilty of obscenity for exhibiting Mapplethorpe's photographs. His works are included in such volumes as Lady: Lisa Lyon (1983) and Robert Mapplethorpe: Certain People (1985).
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    Also Known As                                 Chester Alan Arthur   Nationality                                        American   Born on                                            05 October 1829 AD   Zodiac Sign                                      Libra      Born in                                             Fairfield, Vermont   Died on                                            18 November 1886 AD   place of death                                 New York City   father                                             William Arthur   mother                                           Malvina Stone   siblings                                          Mary McElroy   Spouse:                                         Ellen Herndon   education                                       Union College
    Though the United States has had 44 presidents so far, only a handful few are widely remembered across the world. One such hero of American’s political history who is seldom remembered is Chester A Arthur. Chester was the 21st man to attain the glory of being the president of the United States of America. Chester had succeeded James Garfield, after the latter was assassinated. Arthur had earned the reputation of being an outspoken person since his childhood days. From a very young age, he was a firm believer of the policies of the then famous ‘Whig’ party, which influenced him to enter politics later on. Arthur, along with a few other young supporters of the ‘Whig’ even revolted against those who supported ex-American president James Polk. Arthur also earned the reputation of being a great lawyer during his career which lasted more than 3 decades. One of his prominent achievements was bringing justice to a black woman by name Elizabeth, who was discriminated in New York. Other than his administrative skills as a president, Arthur was known for his sense of style and socializing activities
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    St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died.
    President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
    Rebecca L. Felton became the first woman U.S. Senator when she was appointed to serve out the term of Senator Thomas E. Watson.
    The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
    Frank Robinson was named the first African-American manager in major league baseball.
    East Germany and West Germany united to become Germany, 45 years after being split into two countries at the end of World War II.
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    1955....................Captain Kangaroo and The Mickey Mouse Club premiered on television.
    Bob Keeshan
    (Robert James Keeshan)
    TV actor, producer
    Born: 6/27/1927
    Birthplace: Lynbrook, Long Island, New York
    Prominent figure in the development of programming for children, Keeshan began his career by creating the character of Clarabell the Clown for the Howdy Doody Show (1947–52). He developed the format for and wrote the scripts for the Captain Kangaroo show (1955–85), winning over generations of children and their parents through innovative approaches to interesting topics.
    Died: Jan. 23, 2004
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    Also Known As              Joseph Frank Keaton   Nationality                     American   Born on                         04 October 1895 AD   Zodiac Sign                   Libra      Born in                          Piqua, Kansas, USA   Died on                         01 February 1966 AD   place of death              Woodland Hills   father                           Joseph Hallie   mother                         Myra Keaton   siblings                        Harry Keaton, Louise Keaton,   Spouses                     Natalie Talmadge, Mae Scriven, Eleanor Norris,   children                      Buster Keaton, Jr   awards: 1987 - Emmy Award for his documentary
    1958 - Academy Honorary Award for best comic performer
    Joseph Frank Keaton, better known as Buster Keaton, was a comedian and actor who rose to prominence with his silent films in which he often played the character of a poker faced man with a deadpan expression. So famous was his expressionless, stoic face that he earned the nickname of “The Great Stone Face”. Born into a vaudeville family, Keaton was destined for the show business. He began performing with his parents in ‘The Three Keatons’ when he was just three years old. His family performed a comedy sketch in which the young boy would be constantly tossed and thrown around the stage, often inviting the wrath of authorities who accused his parents of child abuse. It was during this time that he realized that he could elicit more laughter from the audience by making a poker face rather than by laughing himself during the comedy act. He made his transition from vaudeville to films when he was 21 years old. Initially apprehensive about the medium of film, his reservations went away after the success of ‘The Saphead’ in which he played a lead role for the first time. More roles followed and he was soon a major comedian in Hollywood; he was ranked as the 21st greatest male star by the American Film Institute.
        Trivia This famous comedian designed his own pork pie hats which were often destroyed during filming or snatched away by fans as souvenirs.
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    President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed.
    The "Peanuts" comic strip, by Charles M. Schultz, first appeared in newspapers.
    Guinea proclaimed its independence from France.
    Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Gene Autry, the singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels baseball team, died at age 91.
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    1944.........................The two-month-long Warsaw Uprising was squelched by Nazi troops battling the Polish underground.
    Warsaw (wôrˈsô) [key], Pol. Warszawa, city (1993 est. pop. 1,655,700), capital of Poland and of Mazowieckie prov., central Poland, on both banks of the Vistula River. It is a political, cultural, and industrial center, a major transportation hub, and one of Europe's great historic cities. Among its many industries are steel machinery, electrical engineering, chemicals, motor vehicles, food products, and textiles.
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    Nationality                                  American   Born on                                     02 October 1949 AD   Zodiac Sign                               Libra      Born in                                     Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.   father                                       Sam Leibovitz   mother                                     Marilyn   Married                                    No   children                                   Sarah Cameron Leibovitz, Samuelle Leibovitz, Susan Leibovitz   education                                San Francisco Art Institute   awards:                                   2009 - Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal
    Annie Leibovitz is a famous portrait photographer whose photographs have appeared in a number of magazines and publications. Famous for clicking the portraits of celebrities, she began her career as a staff photographer for the ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. Her artistic bent of mind was evident from her childhood. She loved to play music and studied painting in college. Inspired by the works of photographers like Richard Avedon and Robert Frank, she developed her own style of photographing people, exposing the intimate details of their personality in a poignant image. Her technique involves the use of bold colours and unconventional poses that often startle to create a long-lasting impression. One of her most famous photographs depicts the former Beatle John Lennon in the nude, curled around his fully clothed wife. She has worked with celebrities from all fields ranging from teen sensations to prominent political figures. Along with success she has also had her share of criticisms—her picture of a seemingly topless teenage and a nude heavily pregnant actress invited the wrath of the conservative public. As a photographer, she does not view her subjects as celebrities; she views them as human beings with varied personality traits that can be artistically exposed. The award winning photographer is today considered to be among the best portrait photographers in the U.S.
        Trivia She was the last professional photographer to take John Lennon’s picture.   Her iconic picture of a pregnant Demi Moore had led to several spin-offs and parodies.
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