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  1. 10/21/17

    1797 The navy frigate U.S. Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," was launched in Boston Harbor. 1805 Admiral Horatio Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar. 1837 Seminole chief Osceola was captured as he carried a white flag of truce during the Second Seminole War. 1879 Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp. ******************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************* 1959........................................The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public in New York City. Guggenheim Museum, officially Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, major museum of modern art in New York City. Founded in 1939 as the Museum of Non-objective Art, the Guggenheim is known for its remarkable circular building (1959) with curving interior ramp designed by Frank Lloyd Wright . It holds major exhibitions, mainly of the works of contemporary artists. Its permanent collection includes, among many modern works, numerous pieces by Brancusi and Kandinsky . In 1992 the Guggenheim opened a 10-story limestone addition in the rear of the original structure and also began operating a branch in the city's SoHo district. The museum is part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also controls the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. Also under the foundation's aegis is the gigantic, curving titanium-sheathed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Frank Gehry and inaugurated in 1997. That same year the foundation also opened a much smaller Berlin branch. From 2001 to 2008 the museum, in cooperation with Russia's Hermitage , sponsored the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas, an exhibition space that featured works from both institutions.
  2. 10/21/17

    Nationality: American Birth Date: October 21, 1956 Died At Age: 60 Sun Sign: Libra Born in: Beverly Hills, California, U.S. father: Eddie Fisher mother: Debbie Reynolds siblings: Todd Fisher Joely Fisher (half sister) Tricia Leigh Fisher (half sister) Spouses/Partners: Paul Simon (1983–1984; divorced), Bryan Lourd (1991–1994) children: Billie Catherine Lourd Died on: December 27, 2016 Diseases & Disabilities: Bipolar Disorder City, States, Provinces & Districts: California Net worth: $5 million education: Beverly Hills High School awards: Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel Emmy Award For all those who swear by the Star Wars series to be the most eminent science fiction movie franchise ever cannot continue with the admiration before mentioning the excellence of Carrie Fisher in portraying the character of Princess Leia Organa in the series. Born to musical superstar Debbie Reynolds and iconic actress, Eddie Fisher, Carrie Fished was destined to make a career in Hollywood. She made her debut with the film, ‘Shampoo’ and two years later delivered her magnum opus with the ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’. Ever since then, her artistic abilities and skilful rendition of characters brought her fame and love from both audience and the critics. But just when everything seemed to be smooth sailing for Fisher, the turbulence in her personal life affected her professional life as she sought to drugs and the like. The weaning popularity however was rebuilt when she released her debut novel, ‘Postcards from the Edge’. The novel became a hit and was adapted into a movie starring Meryl Streep. Following this, she continued to pursue her writing career by penning novels and revising Hollywood scripts. Additionally, she also featured in a number of movies in supporting roles. To know further about life and childhood of Carrie Fisher. Trivia Known for her portrayal of the character of Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, this talented actress was also a writer who has authored best-selling novels such as, ‘Postcards from the Edge’ and ‘Wishful Drinking’.
  3. 10/20/17

    1803 The Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase. 1944 Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said "I shall return." 1964 The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, died in New York at age 90. 1968 Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis. 1973 During the Watergate scandal, Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus resigned and special prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed by President Nixon in what came to be known as the "Saturday Night Massacre." 2011 Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi is killed by rebel troops in Surt, Libya, his hometown. ****************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA*************************************************** 1947......................................The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), a committee (1938–75) of the U.S. House of Representatives, created to investigate disloyalty and subversive organizations. Its first chairman, Martin Dies , set the pattern for its anti-Communist investigations. The committee's methods included pressure on witnesses to name former associates, vague and sweeping accusations against individuals, and the assumption of an individual's guilt because of association with a suspect organization. Witnesses who refused to answer were cited for contempt of Congress. A highly publicized 1947 investigation of the entertainment industry led to prison sentences for contempt for a group of recalcitrant witnesses who became known as the Hollywood Ten. In 1948, Whittaker Chambers made sensational accusations of Soviet espionage against former State Dept. official Alger Hiss those hearings kept the committee in the headlines and provided the first national exposure for committee member Richard Nixon . Critics of the committee contended that it disregarded the civil liberties of its witnesses and that it consistently failed to fulfill its primary purpose of recommending new legislation. After 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy borrowed many of the committee's tactics for his own Senate investigations. The committee (renamed the House Internal Security Committee in 1969) was abolished in 1975.
  4. 10-20-17

    Nationality: American Birth Date: October 20, 1859 Died At Age: 92 Sun Sign: Libra Born in: Burlington, Vermont, United States father: Archibald Sprague Dewey mother: Lucina Artemisia Rich Dewey siblings: Davis Rich Dewey Spouse/Partner: Alice Chipman (m. 1886) children: Gordon Dewey, Frederick Archibald Dewey, Evelyn Dewey, Morris Dewey, Jane Mary Dewey, Lucy Alice Dewey Died on: June 1, 1952 place of death: New York Net worth: $77 million education: University of Vermont (1879), Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago John Dewey was a famous American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer. He was also the founder of functional psychology and one of the earliest developers of philosophy of pragmatism. His ideas made significant impact in social and educational reforms. Apart from writing primarily in publication works, he also wrote about many topics including experience, nature, art, logic, inquiry, democracy, and ethics. He served as a major inspiration for various allied movements that shaped the thought process of 20th century, including empiricism, humanism, naturalism and contextualism. He ranks among the highest thinkers of his age on the subjects of pedagogy, philosophy of mind, epistemology, logic, philosophy of science, social and political theory. Being one of the leading psychological and philosophical figures of his time, he was elected as the president of the American Psychological Association and president of the American Philosophical Association in 1899 and 1905 respectively. Dewey published more than 700 articles in 140 journals and approximately 40 books in his lifetime. He had his last book published at the age of 90, two year before his death. In 1884, John Dewey met Harriet Alice Chipman, a former teacher and a student of philosophy at the University of Michigan. Although they started talking about marriage by March 1885, they waited for another year and got married after Harriet’s graduation in 1886. The couple had six children. In spite of having a growing family, Harriet Alice supported her husband in every endeavor, acting as the principal of the elementary school he established in Chicago. She died in 1927. On December 11, 1946, Dewey married Estella Roberta Lowitz Grant, a widow and a long time friend, whom he had first met while working at Oily City, Pennsylvania. They remained married until his death in 1952. On June 1, 1952, John Dewey died of pneumonia in his New York City apartment. He was then ninety-two years old. He was later buried in an alcove on the north side of the Ira Allen Chapel in Burlington, Vermont. His is the only grave on the University of Vermont campus. Today, he is recognized as the most influential philosophers on education and his name has become synonymous with progressive education movement in the USA. Many schools across the country have been named after him.
  5. 10/19/17

    1812 French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte began their retreat from Moscow. 1960 The United States imposes a partial embargo on goods exported to Cuba. 1983 The Senate passed a bill (78–22) making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthday a public holiday. 1987 The stock market crashed on what came to be known as "Black Monday." Stocks dropped a record 508 points, or 22.6%, topping the drops on October 28 and 29 in 1929 that ushered in the Great Depression. ***************************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA**************************************** 1781......................British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, Va., bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution. Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess côrnwäl´ĭs [key], 1738–1805, English general and statesman. He was commissioned an ensign in the British army in 1756 and saw service in Europe in the Seven Years War. As a member of Parliament (which he entered in 1760), he opposed the tax measures that helped bring on the American Revolution . When the war came, however, he placed himself at the king's service and was sent (1776) to America. He served under Gen. William Howe at the battle of Long Island, in the New Jersey campaigns, and at the battle of Brandywine, acquitting himself with credit in all the engagements. In 1778, Cornwallis became second in command to Sir Henry Clinton , British commander in America. Two years later Cornwallis began the fateful Carolina campaign , which led directly to the Yorktown campaign and the major British defeat that in 1781 ended the fighting. Cornwallis was not held responsible for the disaster and in 1786 became governor-general of India. There he reformed the civil service and the judiciary and distinguished himself in the campaigns against Tippoo Sahib of Mysore. He was created a marquess in 1792 and returned to England in 1794. In 1798, Cornwallis was sent to Ireland as viceroy and commander in chief, and he was stern in repressing the rebellion there in the same year. He worked to achieve the Act of Union (1800), which initiated the unhappy experiment of uniting the Irish and British parliaments, but he resigned (1801) with William Pitt when George III refused to accept Catholic Emancipation . Cornwallis was then commissioned British minister plenipotentiary and helped to draw up the Treaty of Amiens (1802), which temporarily halted the war with Napoleonic France. In 1805 he was again appointed governor-general of India, but he died two months after his arrival there.
  6. 10/19/17

    Nationality: American Birth Date: October 19, 1967 Age: 50 Years Sun Sign: Libra Born in: Plains, Georgia, United States siblings: Jack Carter, Donnel Carter, James Carter Spouse/Partner: James Wentzel (m. 1996) children: Hugo James Wentzel education: Brown University, Memphis College of Art, Tulane University Amy Carter is the daughter of Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States of America. She was a subject of continuous fascination for media during the time her father served as the President and resided in the White House. Born and brought up in Georgia, Amy finished her early schooling in Washington and later went on to earn her bachelor and master’s degree in arts from the Memphis College of art, then Tulane University in New Orleans. When their family moved to the White House, Amy, although a kid, was quite unaware of how important her family was nationally and was busy in her own world and when she grew up, she stayed away from politics as much as she could and started a career in social activism. She was an avid supporter of anti-racism rallies and debated against the US foreign policies in support of African Apartheid movements and she was even expelled once from the University in her sophomore year while protesting against the CIA recruitments process in her college. She presently resides in Georgia with her husband. Amy Carter always believed in a simple life and her dating life was also as simple as it could get. She met a computer consultant, James Gregory Wentzel, at Tulane University and immediately fell in love with him. The couple dated for a few years, and they got hitched in September 1996. The couple then made a move to Atlanta and gave birth to a son named Hugo in 1999. Ever since she got married, Amy has maintained a very low profile and she is not generally seen during protests, interviews or anything that would identify her as a public figure. She respected her father and didn’t change her name after the marriage. She continued her term as a board member of Carter Centre, a social group established by her father that indulges in advocating social reforms, human rights and diplomacy. Amy also illustrated her father Jimmy Carter’s Children book named ‘The Little Baby Snoogie-Fleejer’ in 1996.
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  8. 10/18/17

    1469 Ferdinand II of Aragón married Isabella of Castile, uniting Spain and making it a dominant world power. 1767 The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon. 1867 The United States took possession of Alaska from Russia. 1912 The first Balkan War broke out. 1931 Inventor Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, N.J., at age 84. 1968 The U.S. Olympic Committee suspended two black athletes for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games. 2011 Gilad Shalit, a 25-year-old Israeli soldier, is released after being held for more than five years by Hamas. He is exchanged for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Shalit had been held in Gaza since Palestinian militants kidnapped him in 2006. **************************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA***************************************** 1685........................................Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes. Nantes, Edict of, 1598, decree promulgated at Nantes by King Henry IV to restore internal peace in France, which had been torn by the Wars of Religion the edict defined the rights of the French Protestants (see Huguenots ). These included full liberty of conscience and private worship liberty of public worship wherever it had previously been granted and its extension to numerous other localities and to estates of Protestant nobles full civil rights including the right to hold public office royal subsidies for Protestant schools special courts, composed of Roman Catholic and Protestant judges, to judge cases involving Protestants retention of the organization of the Protestant church in France and Protestant control of some 200 cities then held by the Huguenots, including such strongholds as La Rochelle (see Rochelle, La ), with the king contributing to the maintenance of their garrisons and fortifications. The last condition, originally devised for an eight-year period but subsequently renewed, was to serve as guarantee to the Huguenots that their other rights would be respected however, it gave French Protestantism a virtual state within a state and was incompatible with the centralizing policies of cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin and of Louis XIV. The fall (1628) of La Rochelle to Richelieu's army and the Peace of Alais (1629) marked the end of Huguenot political privileges. After 1665, Louis XIV was persuaded by his Roman Catholic advisers to embark on a policy of persecuting the Protestants. By a series of edicts that narrowly interpreted the Edict of Nantes, he reduced it to a scrap of paper. Finally, in 1685, he declared that the majority of Protestants had been converted to Catholicism and that the edict of 1598, having thus become superfluous, was revoked. No French Protestants were allowed to leave the country those who openly remained Protestants were promised the right of private worship and freedom from molestation, but the promise was not kept. Thousands fled abroad to escape the system of dragonnades , and several provinces were virtually depopulated. The revocation of the Edict of Nantes weakened the French economy by driving out a highly skilled and industrious segment of the nation, and its ruthless application increased the detestation in which England and the Protestant German states held the French king. Its object—to make France a Catholic state—was fulfilled on paper only, for many secretly remained faithful to Protestantism, while the prestige of the Roman Catholic Church suffered as a result of Louis's intolerance.
  9. 10/18/17

    Nationality: Belgian Birth Date: October 18, 1960 Age: 57 Years Sun Sign: Libra Height: 1.77 m Born in: Sint-Agatha-Berchem father: Eugène Van Varenbergh mother: Eliana Van Varenbergh siblings: Veronique Van Varenberg Spouses/Partners: Gladys Portugues (m. 1999), Darcy LaPier (m. 1994–1997), Gladys Portugues (m. 1987–1992), Cynthia Derderian (m. 1985–1986), Maria Rodriguez (m. 1980–1984) children: Nicolas Van Damme, Bianca Bree, Bianca Bree, Kristopher Van Varenberg Diseases & Disabilities: Bipolar Disorder Net worth: $30 million as of Apr 21, 2017 education: University of Haiti awards: 1997 - Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple Jean-Claude Van Damme’s movies stirred countless martial artists around the world. Before Muay Thai or kickboxing found its place in the world of martial arts, Van Damme had already brought to the forefront these martial arts styles and used them in his movies. Movies like ‘Bloodspot’ and ‘Kickboxer’ may not have been very high-budget films, but they still went on to earn millions at the box-office worldwide and most- definitely went on to inspire a generation of martial artists and actors. Many of his friends and followers found it hard to believe that a thin, scrawny child could grow up to become a martial arts superstar in Hollywood and would eventually earn the nickname, ‘Muscles from Brussels’. This Belgian superstar trained himself in martial arts from a very young age and then got a job as a bouncer at a nightclub. It was here he was given his debut role in a hitchhiker movie, ‘Missing in Action’, which was his first stepping-stone towards Hollywood. He soon began signing a number of film contracts and though his popularity sky-rocketed, his prior commitments/contracts to a number of low-budget film that he had signed earlier, decreased the pace of his ascent in Hollywood. His trademark karate kick with the 360-degree leap has been the subject of emulation for a number of martial arts actors/enthusiasts. Trivia Frank Dux, the martial artist, accused this Hollywood actor and martial artist for having exhibited a lack of martial arts skills while portraying the character of Dux in the movie, ‘Bloodsport’.
  10. 10/17/17

    1931 Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison. 1933 Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany. 1979 Mother Theresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India. 1989 An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco. 2011 Occupy Wall Street, an organized protest in New York's financial district, expands to other cities across the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Occupy Wall Street defines itself as a group of activists who stand against corporate greed, social inequality, and the disproportion between the rich and poor. **************************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA***************************************** 1777.............................British Gen. Burgoyne surrendered in Saratoga, N.Y. during the American Revolution. By the middle of the 18th cent., differences in life, thought, and interests had developed between the mother country and the growing colonies. Local political institutions and practice diverged significantly from English ways, while social customs, religious beliefs, and economic interests added to the potential sources of conflict. The British government, like other imperial powers in the 18th cent., favored a policy of mercantilism ; the Navigation Acts were intended to regulate commerce in the British interest. These were only loosely enforced, however, and the colonies were by and large allowed to develop freely with little interference from England. Conditions changed abruptly in 1763. The Treaty of Paris in that year ended the French and Indian Wars and removed a long-standing threat to the colonies. At the same time the ministry (1763–65) of George Grenville in Great Britain undertook a new colonial policy intended to tighten political control over the colonies and to make them pay for their defense and return revenue to the mother country. The tax levied on molasses and sugar in 1764 caused some consternation among New England merchants and makers of rum; the tax itself was smaller than the one already on the books, but the promise of stringent enforcement was novel and ominous. It was the Stamp Act , passed by the British Parliament in 1765, with its direct demand for revenue that roused a violent colonial outcry, which was spearheaded by the Northern merchants, lawyers, and newspaper publishers who were directly affected. Everywhere leaders such as James Otis, Samuel Adams, and Patrick Henry denounced the act with eloquence, societies called the Sons of Liberty were formed, and the Stamp Act Congress was called to protest that Parliament was violating the rights of trueborn Englishmen in taxing the colonials, who were not directly represented in the supreme legislature. The threat of boycott and refusal to import English goods supported the colonial clamor. Parliament repealed (1766) the Stamp Act but passed an act formally declaring its right to tax the colonies. The incident was closed, but a barb remained to wound American feelings. Colonial political theorists—not only radicals such as Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Josiah Quincy (1744–75), and Alexander McDougall but also moderates such as John Dickinson , John Adams , and Benjamin Franklin —asserted that taxation without representation was tyranny. The teachings of 18th-century French philosophers and continental writers on law, such as Emmerich de Vattel, as well as the theories of John Locke , were implicit in the colonial arguments based on the theory of natural rights . The colonials claimed that Parliament had the sovereign power to legislate in the interest of the entire British Empire, but that it could only tax those actually represented in Parliament. Trouble flared when the Chatham ministry adopted (1767) the Townshend Acts , which taxed numerous imports; care was taken to levy only an external or indirect tax in the hope that the colonials would accept this. But this indirect tax was challenged too, and although the duties were not heavy, the principle was attacked. Incidents came in interrupted sequence to make feeling run higher and higher: the seizure of a ship belonging to John Hancock in 1768; the bloodshed of the Boston Massacre in 1770; the burning of H. M. S. Gaspee in 1772.
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