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  1. 8/19/17

    1812 The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812. 1934 Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler Fuhrer. 1936 Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War. 1977 Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86. 2003 U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello was one of 22 killed when a suicide car bomb struck the UN's Baghdad headquarters. *******************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************ 1960.....................................American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow. U-2 incident, in U.S. and Soviet history, the events following the Soviet downing of an American U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft over Soviet territory on May 1, 1960. The incident led to the collapse of a proposed summit conference between the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France in Paris. President Eisenhower's initial claim that he had no knowledge of such flights was difficult to maintain when the Soviets produced the pilot, Francis Gary Powers, who had survived the crash. Eisenhower met Khrushchev's demand for an apology by suspending U-2 flights, but the Soviet Premier was not satisfied and the summit was canceled. Powers was sentenced to ten years in prison, but was released in 1962 in exchange for convicted Soviet spy Rudolph Abel.
  2. 8/19/17

    Nationality American Birth Date 19th August, 1965 AD Age 52 Years Sun Sign Leo Born in New York City father Henry Sedgwick V mother Patricia Rosenwald siblings Mike Stern, Holly Sedgwick, Robert Sedgwick Spouse/Partner Kevin Bacon (m. 1988) children Travis Bacon, Sosie Bacon religion Judaism Net worth $16 million education Friends Seminary, Sarah Lawrence College, HB Studio, University of Southern California, Michael Howard Studios awards 2010 - Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress 2005 - Satellite Awards for Best Actress 2006 - Satellite Awards for Best Actress 2009 - People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Drama 2006 - Gracie Allen Awards for Best Actress 2007 - Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress Kyra Minturn Sedgwick is a renowned American television and big-screen actress. She is well-known all over the world and especially in America for her lead role in the TV series ‘The Closer’. Sedgwick was inclined towards art, acting and Broadway since she was only 12 years old. Her mother had a great interest in the Broadway and introduced her to it. It was at the age of 16, Sedgwick got her first professional acting role in the television series ‘Another World’. She went on to do small time roles in the television but it was really the idea of becoming a big actress that attracted her. She got noticed on the big-screen for the first time with her supporting role in the movie ‘Born on the Fourth of July’, in which she starred along with Tom Cruise. After the success of this movie, Sedgwick got more roles in movies like: ‘Singles’, ‘Heart and Souls’, ‘Phenomenon’, etc. She worked in a TV movie called ‘Lemon Sky’ where she met her husband and actor Kevin Bacon and got married to him when she was only 22 years old. Sedgwick left a special mark on the American television with her effortless acting in ‘The Closer’, a series that ran for seven seasons and fetched her prestigious awards like Golden Globe and Emmy. In 1988, Sedgwick, while working in the PBS version of the Lanford Wilson’ play ‘Lemon Sky’, met her husband Kevin Bacon, who was also her co-star. It is said that in the beginning Sedgwick did not really like Bacon for she thought he had an attitude on him and was arrogant. But soon Bacon changed her mind and they decided to get married the same year, when she was only 22. She gave birth to son Travis in 1989, just a year after she got married. After three years, in 1992, she gave birth to daughter Sosie. Trivia Sedgwick received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009. This famous American actress gave voiceover for Batwoman in the movie ‘Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman’.
  3. Weather 8-18-17

    Sure am ready for some FALL weather, this is getting tiresome.
  4. 8/18/17

    1227 Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China. 1587 Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America. 1894 Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. 1920 When Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the three-quarters of the states necessary was achieved and American women got the right to vote. 1958 Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published. 1963 James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi. *****************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************** 1936.............................Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot and killed by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War . Spanish civil war, 1936–39, conflict in which the conservative and traditionalist forces in Spain rose against and finally overthrew the second Spanish republic. When the electoral victory (1936) of the Popular Front (composed of liberals, Socialists, and Communists) augured a renewal of leftist reforms, revolutionary sentiment on the right consolidated. In July, 1936, Gen. Francisco Franco led an army revolt in Morocco. Rightist groups rebelled in Spain, and the army officers led most of their forces into the revolutionary (Nationalist or Insurgent) camp. In N Spain the revolutionists, under Gen. Emilio Mola , quickly overran most of Old Castile, Navarre, and W Aragon. They also captured some key cities in the south. Catalonia —where socialism and anarchism were strong, and which had been granted autonomy—remained republican (Loyalist). The Basques too sided with the republicans to protect their local liberties. This traditional Spanish separatism asserted itself particularly in republican territory and hindered effective military organization. By Nov., 1936, the Nationalists had Madrid under siege, but while the new republican government of Francisco Largo Caballero (to which the anarchists had been admitted) struggled to organize an effective army, the first incoming International Brigade helped the Loyalists hold the city.
  5. 8/18/17

    Nationality American Birth Date 18th August, 1952 AD Died At Age 57 Sun Sign Leo Born in Houston father Jesse Wayne Swayze mother Patsy Yvonne Helen Swayze siblings Don Swayze, Vickie Lynn Swayze, Bambi Swayze, Sean Kyle Swayze Spouse/Partner Lisa Niemi religion Catholicism Died on 14 September 2009 AD place of death Los Angeles Cause of Death Cancer City, States, Provinces & Districts Texas education Joffrey Ballet, San Jacinto College, Harkness Ballet, Waltrip High School, Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School Hobbies Macho: Riding Bulls, Racing Cars Humanitarian Work Associated with charitable program ‘Stand Up to Cancer’. Patrick Swayze was one of the most versatile actors that Hollywood has produced and the characters which he portrayed firmed his position in the film industry. His father was an engineer and his mother was a choreographer who owned a dancing school. Patrick developed an interest for dance and learnt dancing from his mother. Later, he joined other dancing institutions at New York to enhance his talent. He was also good at other activities like swimming, football and gymnastics. At New York, his first dance performance as a professional was for the ‘Disney on Parade’ event. He then made a shift from dancing to acting and appeared in minor roles in television. Eventually, his potential for acting was recognized by people in the business and he got his break in the big screen. His first major role was in the film ‘The Outsiders’ and gradually, he became a known face of Hollywood. The film ‘Dirty Dancing’ can be regarded as a benchmark in his career as well as in Hollywood. He has always been passionate about dancing and in this film he played the character of a dancer. Patrick’s exceptional performance in the film earned him a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination. However, his career met with an abrupt stop when he was diagnosed with cancer, and it eventually resulted in his death. On 12th June, 1975, he married actor-director Lisa Niemi, after a courtship of about five years. Lisa learnt dancing from Patrick’s mother Patsy Swayze, and this is how the two encountered each other. His father’s death impacted him so much that he sought refuge in alcohol and his sister’s death furthered this addiction. Later, he undertook rehabilitation to overcome his addiction. He got acquainted to Buddhism and even took ‘EST Training’, underwent ‘Scientology’ and also practised ‘Transcendental Meditation’. In 2008, he was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer and in spite of the disease; this talented actor continued his acting career. On 14th September, 2009, after a long battle with this dreadful disease, he breathed his last, and his ashes were scattered over his estate situated in New Mexico. Trivia In 1989, he received a ‘Razzie Award for Worst Actor’ nomination for his films ‘Next of Kin’ and ‘Road House’.
  6. 8/17/17

    1807 Robert Fulton's steamboat, the Clermont, began its trip up the Hudson River to Albany. 1863 Fort Sumter, S.C. was bombarded by Union ships during the Civil War. 1945 Indonesian nationalists proclaimed independence from the Netherlands. 1962 18-year-old Peter Fechter was shot and killed by guards at the Berlin Wall, spurring riots. 1969 Hurricane Camille devastated the Gulf Coast, killing 248 people. 1978 The first successful trans-Atlantic balloon flight landed outside of Paris. 1987 Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's second in command, committed suicide. 2008 U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal, breaking the record set by Mark Spitz in the 1972 Games. Phelps also set the record for the most golds in a single Olympics. ***********************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA******************************************** 1896........................................Prospectors found gold in Alaska, a discovery that set off the Klondike gold rush. Klondike klŏn´dīk [key], region of Yukon , NW Canada, just E of the Alaska border. It lies around Klondike River, a small stream that enters the Yukon River from the east at Dawson. The discovery in 1896 of rich placer gold deposits in Bonanza (Rabbit) Creek, a tributary of the Klondike, caused the Klondike stampede of 1897–98. News of the discovery reached the United States in July, 1897, and within a month thousands of people were rushing north. Most landed at Skagway at the head of Lynn Canal and crossed by Chilkoot or White Pass to the upper Yukon, which they descended to Dawson. Others went in by the Copper River Trail or over the Teslin Trail by Stikine River and Teslin Lake, and some by the all-Canadian Ashcroft and Edmonton trails. The rush continued by these passes all the following winter. The other main access route was up the Yukon River, c.1,600 mi (2,575 km), by steamer. Many of those using this route late in 1897 were caught by winter ice below Fort Yukon and had to be rescued. With unexpected thousands in the region a food famine threatened, and supplies were commandeered and rationed. The number in the Klondike in 1898 was c.25,000. Thousands of others who did not find claims drifted down the Yukon and found placer gold in Alaskan streams, notably at Nome, to which there was a new rush. Others went back to the United States. Gold is still mined in the area. The hardships of the trails and the color of Klondike days are described in many personal narratives among the best are W. B. Haskell's Two Years in the Klondike (1898) and James Wickersham's Old Yukon (1938).
  7. 8/17/17

    Nationality American Birth Date 17th August, 1943 AD Age 74 Years Sun Sign Leo Born in New York City father Robert De Niro, Sr. mother Virginia Admiral Spouses/Partners Grace Hightower (m. 1997), Diahnne Abbott (m. 1976–1988) children Raphael De Niro, Drena De Niro, Elliot De Niro, Aaron Kendrick De Niro, Helen Grace De Niro, Julian Henry De Niro religion Roman Catholic Personality Type ISTJ Net worth $200 million as of May 20, 2017 awards 1974 - Academy Award-For Best Supporting Actor 1980 - Academy Award-For Best actor 1981 - Golden Globe Award-Best actor-Motion picture drama 2011 - Golden Globe Award-Cecil B. DeMille Award Artistically endowed with exceptional acting talent and impressive personality, Robert De Niro is a stellar actor who needs no introduction of sorts. Fans adore him for his impeccable style, while critics admire and adulate him for his extraordinary passion towards acting. The actor who rose to fame with ‘Bang the Drum’ and ‘Mean Streets’ has had an upward and escalating career ever since, delivering one hit performance after the other. A seasoned character actor, he is applauded and commended by one and all for his meticulous approach that he takes towards acting and his aim for achieving precision and excellence in every role he dons. What is interesting to note is that unlike his colleagues and counterparts, he has shown no signs of taking it slow till date, with the recent release of ‘Silver Lining Playback’ being a testimony to the same. He is one of the best known method actors of Hollywood today who employs even the extremes of tactic to give richness, reliability and tangibility to his characters to elicit the best performance out of himself. In his career that has spanned over five decades and still going strong, he has done various genres of movies, right from, action, romantic, thriller and comedy. This Academy Award winning actor has also donned the hat of a director twice, for the movies, ‘A Bronx Tale’ and ‘The Good Shepherd’. He walked the aisle with Diahnne Abbot in 1976. The couple was blessed with a son, Raphael. He adopted Abbott’s daughter from previous marriage, Drena. The two parted ways in 1988. In 1995, he fathered twin sons conceived by in-vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995, out of his relationship with Toukie Smith. In 1997, he tied the nuptial knot for a second time with Grace Hightower. The duo was blessed with a son, Elliot the following year. They parted ways in 1998 (not legally though) only to renew their vows in 2004. Following this, they were blessed with a daughter Helen Grace in 2011. He faced health concerns in 2003 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, a surgical intervention has helped his medical state. Trivia This super-successful and multi-talented actor-director from Hollywood was nicknamed ‘Bobby Milk’ as a child, due to his thin and lean frame.
  8. 8/16/17

    1777 The Revolutionary War battle of Bennington, Vt., won by American forces. 1829 The original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, arrived in Boston. 1948 Baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York City at age 53. 1962 Algeria was admitted to the Arab League. 1977 Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his Memphis,Tenn., home, from heart failure at age 42. 2003 Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died. ****************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA*************************************************** 1960..............................Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, became an independent republic. Mediterranean Sea [Lat.,=in the midst of lands], the world's largest inland sea, c.965,000 sq mi (2,499,350 sq km), surrounded by Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some of the most ancient civilizations (see Aegean civilization ) flourished around the Mediterranean. It was opened as a highway for commerce by merchants trading from Phoenicia . Carthage, Greece, Sicily, and Rome were rivals for dominance of its shores and trade; under the Roman Empire it became virtually a Roman lake and was called Mare Nostrum [our sea]. Later, the Byzantine Empire and the Arabs dominated the Mediterranean. Between the 11th and 14th cent., Italian city trading states such as Genoa, Venice, and Barcelona dominated the region; they struggled with the Ottomans for naval supremacy, particularly in the E Mediterranean. Products of Asia passed to Europe over Mediterranean trade routes until the establishment of a route around the Cape of Good Hope (late 15th cent.). With the opening of the Suez Canal (1869) the Mediterranean resumed its importance as a link on the route to the East. The development of the northern regions of Africa and of oil fields in the Middle East has increased its trade. Its importance as a trade link and as a route for attacks on Europe resulted in European rivalry for control of its coasts and islands and led to campaigns in the region during both world wars. Since World War II the Mediterranean region has been of strategic importance to both the United States and, until its dissolution, the Soviet Union. In 1995 countries bordering the Mediterranean signed a pact agreeing to protect it by eliminating toxic waste disposal there over a 10-year period.
  9. 8/16/17

    Nationality Canadian Birth Date 16th August, 1954 AD Age 63 Years Sun Sign Leo Born in Kapuskasing father Phillip Cameron mother Shirley Cameron siblings John David Cameron, Mike Cameron Spouses/Partners Suzy Amis, Linda Hamilton, Kathryn Bigelow, Gale Anne Hurd, Sharon Williams children Josephine Archer Cameron, Elizabeth Rose Cameron, Quinn Cameron, Claire Cameron religion Atheism, Agnosticism Ideology Environmentalists Personality Type INTJ Founder/Co-Founder Lightstorm Entertainment, Digital Domain, Cameron Pace Group Net worth $700 Million as of Jun 13, 2016 education Sonora High School, Brea Olinda High School, Fullerton College, California State University, Fullerton Humanitarian Work Associated with the 'Mars Society' With record-breaking hits like 'Avatar', 'Titanic', and 'Terminator', James Cameron, a famous Canadian filmmaker, has carved a niche for himself in the science fiction genre. As a college dropout, he was self-taught in the nitty-gritties of special effects, and began his career with a short film of 10 minutes, titled 'Xenogenesis'. After a few projects as a special effect manager and assistant director, he got his big break with the movie, 'Terminator'. He faced initial hurdles when no one would give a new director a chance, but with determination, and a strong innovative screenplay, he found a producer, and made the movie. The movie, starring action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger, as a robot-killer, became an instant hit. From then on, there was no looking back for this talented filmmaker. He has made path-breaking films like 'Aliens', 'The Abyss', 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', 'True Lies', 'Titanic', and more recently, 'Avatar'. With the success of ‘Avatar’, he plans to release sequels of the movie in the recent future. This director, is not only interested in movies, but also shows a deep concern for environmental issues like the pollution of oceans due to oil spills. Apart from that, he harbours a passion for science, as is visible in his movies, and serves on the 'NASA Advisory Council' Trivia While assisting on the sets of a movie, this Canadian filmmaker fell sick and was plagued by dreams of a robot assigned to kill him. This gave him the inspiration to create a legendary character for his first hit movie, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger
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