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  1. 11/26/15

    Me either, but have always loved Peanuts comic.
  2. "Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!"

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!
  3. 11/26/15

    1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut) since it was sealed in 1323 B.C. 1940 The Nazis began to force Warsaw's Jews to live in a walled ghetto. 1950 China entered the Korean War. 1975 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford. 1998 Tony Blair became the first British prime minister to speak to the Irish parliament. 2000 Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner in Florida's presidential balloting.   ********************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************** 1789......................The first national Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. was proclaimed by President George Washington.     The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local Wampanoag Indians. A New National Holiday By the mid–1800s, many states observed a Thanksgiving holiday. Meanwhile, the poet and editor Sarah J. Hale had begun lobbying for a national Thanksgiving holiday. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln, looking for ways to unite the nation, discussed the subject with Hale. In 1863 he gave his Thanksgiving Proclamation, declaring the last Thursday in November a day of thanksgiving. In 1939, 1940, and 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking to lengthen the Christmas shopping season, proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November. Controversy followed, and Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 decreeing that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November, where it remains.
  4. 11/26/15

    Nationality                                     American   Born on                                        26 November 1922 AD   Sun Sign                                      Sagittarius      Born in                                        Minneapolis   Died on                                       12 February 2000 AD   place of death                             Santa Rosa   father                                          Carl Schulz   mother                                        Dena   Spouses                                     Joyce Halverson, Jeannie Forsyth   children                                      Monte Schulz, Craig Schulz, Merideth, Jill, Amy Schulz Johnson   education                                   Central High School   awards 1962 - National Cartoonists Society's Humor Comic Strip Award 1980 - The Society's Elzie Segar Award 1955 - Reuben Award     Charles M Schulz was one of the most prolific creative artists of the 20th century. Creator and establisher of the super successful comic strip, Peanuts, he is till date widely recognized as the most influential cartoonists of all time. Schulz had an embedded interest in drawing since he was a child and developed on it while serving the army. After a series of publication of regular one-panel jokes and comic series, he finally hit it big with Peanuts. Though the comic strip opened to a modest response, slowly and gradually it gained popularity so much so that it became a franchise in its own way. With a daily publication of the comic strip in more than 2600 papers in 75 countries, Peanuts recorded an annual income of $1 billion every year. It became the most prized comic series, acting as a trailblazer of the industry. Schulz was known for his hard work and perseverance that he put on every strip. Even till his last day, he did all the work, from conceptualization to drawing on his own without the assistance of anyone.     Trivia     This American cartoonist and creator of Peanuts comic strip despised the title of the comic strip till his dying day and wanted it to be instead called, ‘Li’l Folks’.  
  5. 11/25/15

    1758 The British captured Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) in the French and Indian Wars. 1783 The British evacuated New York City, their last military position, after the Revolutionary War. 1841 The slaves who seized the Amistad in 1839 were freed by the Supreme Court. They had been defended by former president John Quincy Adams. 1947 Movie executives blacklisted the "Hollywood Ten." 1986 Iran-Contra scandal broke. 1998 Jiang Zemin became the first Chinese head of state to visit Japan since World War II. 1999 Elian Gonzalez was rescued off the coast of Florida.     ******************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA**************************************************** 2002...........President George W. Bush signed into law the Department of Homeland Security and named Tom Ridge as head.     Homeland Security, United States Department of (DHS), executive department of the federal government charged with protecting the security of the American homeland as its main responsibility. Its primary missions are preventing terrorists attacks within the United States, reducing the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism, and minimizing the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters. Established in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks (see Pentagon, the and World Trade Center), the department unifies formerly dispersed nonmilitary government agencies that are responsible for many functions related to American security. The Border and Transportation Security division, which is the largest division of DHS, includes the Transportation Security Administration, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. The Emergency Preparedness and Response division, which includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Strategic National Stockpile and the National Disaster Medical System. oversees disaster preparedness training and coordinates the government response to disasters. The Science and Technology division, including the Environmental Measurements Laboratory, is charged with researching and organizing scientific, engineering, and technological resources to protect the homeland, and the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection division analyzes intelligence and information involving threats to homeland security and evaluates vulnerabilities in the national infrastructure. In addition to these divisions, DHS also includes the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, and the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. DHS was created by the Department of Homeland Security Act of 2002, and is an outgrowth of the Office of Homeland Security established by President George W. Bush after Sept. 11, 2001. Strong congressional support for a new federal department that would unify diverse and overlapping security functions of the federal government led to a White House proposal for the DHS in June, 2002, and the legislation was passed late the same year. Twenty-two agencies that were formerly in the Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Justice, Transportation, and Treasury departments or in independent agencies were combined and reorganized in the new department. (Among the agencies with functions relating to homeland security that were not included in DHS were the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, and National Security Agency.) The creation of DHS involved the largest restructuring of the executive branch of the federal government since the Defense Dept. was established (1947–49). Tom Ridge, who had been appointed (Oct., 2001) to head the Office of Homeland Security, became the first secretary of the department on Jan. 24, 2003. The affected agencies were transferred to the new department beginning in Mar., 2003. DHS is the third largest executive department in the federal government.
  6. 11/25/15

    Nationality                                Scotish   Born on                                    25 November 1835 AD   Sun Sign                                  Sagittarius      Born in                                     Dunfermline   Died on                                    11 August 1919 AD   place of death                          Lenox   father                                      Will Carnegie   mother                                    Margaret   siblings                                   Thomas   Spouse:                                  Louise Whitfield   children                                 Margaret   Net worth                               $309 billion     Andrew Carnegie, a well-known Scottish-American, who rose from a life of utter poverty to become an industrialist, is considered as the second richest man in history. He built his fortunes mainly through the steel industry. He was a great visionary who could foresee and encash the business opportunities well in time thereby becoming the leader of the American steel industry. He built the Carnegie Steel Company which was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world in 1890s. Later, he sold it to J.P. Morgan who created U.S. Steel. He later turned towards philanthropy and did significant work in the field of education and culture. He founded various organizations like Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. His benevolence can be seen in the donations he made for the promotion of education, uplifting the weaker section of the society and world peace.     Trivia     Andrew Carnegie’s donations summed up to around $350 million.  
  7. 11/24/15

    1642 Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen's land, later renamed Tasmania. 1871 The National Rifle Association was incorporated. 1963 Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters. 1971 D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000.   *****************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA***************************************************** 1859............................Darwin's Origin of Species was published.   Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809–82, English naturalist, b. Shrewsbury; grandson of Erasmus Darwin and of Josiah Wedgwood. He firmly established the theory of organic evolution known as Darwinism. He studied medicine at Edinburgh and for the ministry at Cambridge but lost interest in both professions during the training. His interest in natural history led to his friendship with the botanist J. S. Henslow; through him came the opportunity to make a five-year cruise (1831–36) as official naturalist aboard the Beagle. This started Darwin on a career of accumulating and assimilating data that resulted in the formulation of his concept of evolution and his explication of natural and sexual selection. He spent the remainder of his life carefully and methodically working over the information from his copious notes and from every other available source. Independently, the naturalist A. R. Wallace had worked out a concept of evolution similar to Darwin's. Wallace sent a paper outlining his theory to Darwin in 1858, and its striking coincidences with Darwin's work led Darwin's friends to move to assure that the more cautious Darwin, who had been slow to publish, would receive credit for the independence and priority of his ideas. The next year Darwin set forth the structure of his theory and massive support for it in the superbly organized On the Origin of Species, supplemented and elaborated in his many later books, notably The Descent of Man (1871). He also formulated a theory of the origin of coral reefs.
  8. 11/24/15

    Nationality                British   Born on                    24 November 1941 AD   Sun Sign                  Sagittarius       Born in                    Chennai   father                      Donald Peter Scanland   mother                    Mona Best   Spouse:                  Kathy Best (m. 1963)   children                  Bonita Best, Buba Best     Pete Best is best-known as the ‘Beatle’ who was suddenly axed from the group just before the band made it big. He was stunned to learn about this but took it all in his stride. Although many claim that his good looks and popularity were to blame, John Lennon attributed the ousting of the artist to his drumming skills which according to him, was neither skillful nor extensive. He was perceived to be a non-conformist who liked his own company and refused to adopt the band’s famous haircut, or share their sense of humor. This remarkable personality then set out on establishing a solo career playing local gigs in his hometown; however, commercial success seemed to be just out of reach. After a number of associations with bands and musical groups, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt, he took a complete break from pursuing a career in music and sought employment in the civil services. He now plays regularly for ‘The Pete Best Band’, a group he formed with his brother; however, his body of work with his own group appears to be largely generic. To learn more about the personality and the achievements of this famous musician, scroll further.     Trivia The popularity and good looks of this great drummer from ‘The Beatles’ have often been cited as the source of friction within the band.  
  9. 11/23/15

    1889 The first jukebox was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco. 1936 First issue of Life magazine hit the newsstands. The cover photograph, by Margaret Bourke-White, featured the Fort Peck Dam. 1945 U.S. wartime food rationing, of meat, butter, and other foods, ended. 2003 Eduard Shevardnadze resigned as president of Georgia.   ******************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA**************************************************** 1971.....................................People's Republic of China was seated at the UN Security Council.   The Security Council is the primary instrument for establishing and maintaining international peace. Its main purpose is to prevent war by settling disputes between nations. Under the charter, the council is permitted to dispatch a UN force to stop aggression. All member nations undertake to make available armed forces, assistance, and facilities to maintain international peace and security. The Security Council has 15 members. There are five permanent members: the United States, the Russian Federation, Britain, France, and China; and ten temporary members elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms, from five different regions of the world. Voting on procedural matters requires a nine-vote majority to carry. However, on questions of substance, the vote of each of the five permanent members is required. As of Jan. 2009, the ten elected nonpermanent members were Austria, Japan, Uganda, Mexico, Turkey, Burkina Faso, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Croatia. In Jan. 2010 the terms of Burkina Faso, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Croatia will expire.