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  1. 3/16/18

    1521 Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines. 1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter was published. 1926 The first liquid-fuel rocket was successfully launched by Prof. Robert Goddard at Auburn, Massachusetts. The rocket traveled 184 feet in 2.5 seconds. 1935 Adolf Hitler cancelled the military clauses of the Treaty of Versailles. 1978 Italian politician Aldo Moro was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the Red Brigades. 1985 U.S. journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped in Beirut; he was not released until December 4, 1991 after 2454 days in captivity. 1988 Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North and Vice Admiral John M. Poindexter of the National Security Council are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States for their role in the Iran-contra affair. **********************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA********************************************* 1968............................................The My Lai massacre occurred in Vietnam. My Lai incident mē lī [key], in the Vietnam War, a massacre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. soldiers. On Mar. 16, 1968, a unit of the U.S. army Americal division, led by Lt. William L. Calley, invaded the South Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai (more correctly, Son My), an alleged Viet Cong stronghold. In the course of combat operations, unarmed civilians, including women and children, were shot to death (the final army estimate for the number killed was 347). The incident remained unknown to the American public until the autumn of 1969, when a series of letters by a former soldier to government officials forced the army to take action. Several soldiers and veterans were charged with murder, and a number of officers were accused of dereliction of duty for covering up the incident. Special investigations by the U.S. army and the House of Representatives concluded that a massacre had in fact taken place. Of the many soldiers originally charged, only five were court-martialed, and one, Lt. Calley, convicted. On Mar. 29, 1971, he was found guilty of the premeditated murder of at least twenty-two Vietnamese civilians and sentenced to life imprisonment. His sentence was later reduced to 10 years, and in Sept., 1974, a federal district court overturned the conviction and Calley was released. The My Lai incident aroused widespread controversy and contributed to growing disillusionment in the United States with the Vietnam War. The U.S. army formally released a report on its investigation of the incident in Nov., 1974. In 1998 three U.S. soldiers saved Vietnamese civilians during the massacre were honored with the Soldier's Medal.
  2. 3/16/18

    Nationality: American political ideology: Political party - Democratic-Republican Birth Date: March 16, 1751 Died At Age: 85 Sun Sign: Pisces Born in: Port Conway father: James Madison Sr. mother: Eleanor Rose Conway siblings: Ambrose Madison, Catlett Madison, Elizabeth Madison, Frances Taylor Madison, Francis Madison, Nelly Conway Madison, Reuben Madison, Sarah Catlett Madison, William Taylor Madison Spouse/Ex-spouse: Dolley Madison children: John Payne Todd religion: Episcopal Church, Deism Died on: June 28, 1836 place of death: Orange Personality: INTP Founder/Co-Founder: Democratic Party, Democratic-Republican Party, 30th Indiana Infantry Regiment, The United States Constitutional Convention education: 1771 - Princeton University James Madison was the fourth President of the United States, hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for the pivotal role he played in the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Bill of Rights. Born as the son of a wealthy tobacco planter, Madison had a comfortable upbringing and received education in varied subjects such as Latin, Greek, science, geography, mathematics, and philosophy. He also studied law though he had no intentions of working as a lawyer. He developed an early interest in politics and entered the field as a young adult. Madison represented Virginia at the Constitution Convention and actively participated in the debates, calling for a strong central government. He wrote the Virginia Plan in which he expressed his ideas about forming a federal government, and many of his suggestions were incorporated into the constitution. He also led the movement to ratify the constitution. He had found a mentor in Thomas Jefferson who he met during the American Revolutionary War. When Jefferson became the president, Madison served as the Secretary of State under him. Madison himself succeeded Jefferson as the president and served two terms from 1809 to 1817 James Madison married quite late in life. At the age of 43, he married a 26 year old widow, Dolley Payne Todd, in 1794. He adopted his wife’s only son upon their marriage. Dolley was a charming and sociable lady who added to the popularity of Madison when he was the president. Madison died on June 28, 1836, at the age of 85. As part of the bicentennial celebration of the Constitution in 1986, the Congress created the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. The James Madison College of public policy at Michigan State University, the James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and the James Madison Institute are all named in his honor.
  3. 3/15/18

    1493 Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first visit to the Western Hemisphere. 1820 Maine became the 23rd state. 1917 Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, is forced to abdicate his throne (March 2, old style calendar). 1937 The first hospital blood bank in the United States was established, in Chicago, at Cook County Hospital. 1965 President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress for legislation guaranteeing every American the right to vote. 2003 Hu Jintao was chosen to replace Jiang Zemin as the president of China. 2004 Scientists reported the discovery of Sedna, the most distant object in the solar system. ***********************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA******************************************************** 44..........................On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus. The soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar, "Beware the Ides of March," has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding. But in Roman times the expression "Ides of March" did not necessarily evoke a dark mood—it was simply the standard way of saying "March 15." Surely such a fanciful expression must signify something more than merely another day of the year? Not so. Even in Shakespeare's time, sixteen centuries later, audiences attending his play Julius Caesar wouldn't have blinked twice upon hearing the date called the Ides. The term Ides comes from the earliest Roman calendar, which is said to have been devised by Romulus, the mythical founder of Rome. Whether it was Romulus or not, the inventor of this calendar had a penchant for complexity. The Roman calendar organized its months around three days, each of which served as a reference point for counting the other days: Kalends (1st day of the month) Nones (the 7th day in March, May, July, and October; the 5th in the other months) Ides (the 15th day in March, May, July, and October; the 13th in the other months) The remaining, unnamed days of the month were identified by counting backwards from the Kalends, Nones, or the Ides. For example, March 3 would be V Nones—5 days before the Nones (the Roman method of counting days was inclusive; in other words, the Nones would be counted as one of the 5 days). Days in March March 1: Kalends; March 2: VI Nones; March 3: V Nones; March 4: IV Nones; March 5: III Nones; March 6: Pridie Nones (Latin for "on the day before"); March 7: Nones; March 15: Ides Used in the first Roman calendar as well as in the Julian calendar (established by Julius Caesar in 45 B.C.E.) the confusing system of Kalends, Nones, and Ides continued to be used to varying degrees throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. So, the Ides of March is just one of a dozen Ides that occur every month of the year. Kalends, the word from which calendar is derived, is another exotic-sounding term with a mundane meaning. Kalendrium means account book in Latin: Kalend, the first of the month, was in Roman times as it is now, the date on which bills are due.
  4. 3/15/18

    Nationality: American Birth Date: March 15, 1975 Age: 43 Years Sun Sign: Pisces Born in: Corpus Christi father: Enrique Longoria Jr. mother: Ella Eva Mireles Longoria siblings: Elizabeth Judina Longoria, Emily Jeannette Longoria, Esmeralda Josephina Longoria Spouse/Ex-spouse: Tony Parker, Tyler Christopher religion: Roman Catholic Ideology: Democrats City, States, Provinces & Districts: Texas Founder/Co-Founder: Eva's Heroes Net worth: $35 million as of Jan 17, 2017 education: Texas A&M University-Kingsville awards: 2002 - ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama 2006 - ALMA Award for Person of the Year 2007 - Bambi Award for TV Series International 2007 - People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star 2005 - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 2006 - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 2005 - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance – Female Eva Longoria was born in Corpus Christi in Texas, United States. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and subsequently took part in a talent contest, which paved way for her in the world of entertainment. She debuted with “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and followed it up with the memorable role of “Isabella” in the popular TV show “The Young and the Restless”. She was nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe Award for her great performance as “Gabrielle Solis” in another famed television show “Desperate Housewives”. Brought up on a ranch in Texas, Longoria has been named as one of the most beautiful people by a number of reputed magazines like “People”. Besides, she has also endorsed renowned brands such as L’Oreal and Hanes. She has been supporting a number of humanitarian causes and has been involved in many philanthropic activities, too. She has also written a cookbook titled “Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends” and has taken part in a promotion for Lay’s potato chips. Though, this attractive actor’s career was not a booming success at the beginning, it soon picked up and she’s currently one of the hottest stars in Hollywood. Trivia This talented actress’ father was in the Army, and her mother was a special education teacher. This famous Hollywood star worked for four years at Wendy’s restaurant, while she was in high school. This well-known television actor’s father was a hunter, and she herself has been practising shooting.
  5. Farewell, Bubba

    Awww, David, so sorry hear about Bubba.....You provided us with some great pics and was always happy to see him. I surely feel your loss and pray that time heals.
  6. 3/14/18

    1794 The cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney. 1939 The Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, soon to be occupied by the Nazis. 1950 The FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list made its debut. 1958 Perry Como's single "Catch a Falling Star" became the first RIAA gold record. 1964 Jack Ruby was found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy. 1990 The Soviet Congress voted Mikhail Gorbachev into the newly-created and powerful position of president. ***********************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA******************************************** 1743................................The first town meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts, at Faneuil Hall. Faneuil Hall făn´əl, făn´yəl [key], public market and hall in Boston, Mass. Given to the city by the merchant Peter Faneuil in 1742, the building burned in 1761 but was rebuilt. The scene of Revolutionary meetings, it became known as the cradle of liberty. Charles Bulfinch enlarged the hall in 1806. The building is still in use as market, meeting hall, and museum.
  7. 3/14/18

    Nationality: American Birth Date: March 14, 1994 Age: 24 Years Sun Sign: Pisces Born in: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States father: Arthur Elgort mother: Grethe Barrett Holby siblings: Sophie Elgort, Warren Elgort City, States, Provinces & Districts: New Yorkers Net worth: $5 million education: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School awards: 2015 - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss - The Fault in Our Stars 2014 - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock - The Fault in Our Stars 2014 - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama - The Fault in Our Stars 2014 - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry - The Fault in Our Stars 2014 - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Divergent; The Fault in Our Stars 2014 - Young Hollywood Award for Best Onscreen Chemistry - The Fault in Our Stars 2014 - Young Hollywood Award for Standout Performance by a Young Actor - Male Ansel Elgort is an American actor and singer, who is best known for his role as Augustus Waters in the 2014 movie ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ He is mostly referred to by his stage name Ansolo. After beginning his acting career with the 2013 American horror movie ‘Carrie’ which was directed with Kimberley Peirce, Elgort slowly and steadily started gaining fame in the industry. However, it was only after his role in the 2014 American romantic drama film ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ that he started gaining much worldwide fame. The film, where Elgort plays a cancer patient who falls in love with another cancer patient in a support group, not only won hearts worldwide, but also became a blockbuster, standing at number one at the box office in the opening weekend. It also grossed over $307 million worldwide. For his incredible performance in the film, Elgort has received numerous awards as well, including the Young Hollywood Award for ‘Best On-Screen Couple’ (along with his co-star) in 2014. Elgort is known for his contributions to music also. He released a single ‘To Life’, which was released in September 2015. Ansel Elgort started dating Violetta Komyshan, his high school sweetheart, in 2012. However, because of his busy career and hectic schedule, they later separated. Eventually they reconciled in 2015. His older brother Warren is currently a film editor, while his older sister Sophie, is a photographer.
  8. 3/13/18

    1639 Cambridge College was renamed Harvard University. 1781 The German-born English astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Georgium Sidus, later known as Uranus. 1852 "Uncle Sam" cartoon appeared for the first time in N.Y. Lantern weekly. 1906 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died. 1925 Tennessee passed a bill prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools. 1930 Clyde W. Tombaugh announced the discovery of the planet Pluto. 1972 Britain and China resumed full diplomatic relations after 22 years; Britain withdrew its consulate from Taiwan. 1996 A man shot dead 16 children and a woman teacher in a school in Dunblane, Scotland. He then shot himself. 2012 The Encyclopaedia Britannica discontinued its print edition after 244 years. ***************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA**************************************************** 1868...............................The Senate began President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial. The right to impeach public officials is secured by the U.S. Constitution in Article I, Sections 2 and 3, which discuss the procedure, and in Article II, Section 4, which indicates the grounds for impeachment: "the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." Removing an official from office requires two steps: (1) a formal accusation, or impeachment, by the House of Representatives, and (2) a trial and conviction by the Senate. Impeachment requires a majority vote of the House; conviction is more difficult, requiring a two-thirds vote by the Senate. The vice president presides over the Senate proceedings in the case of all officials except the president, whose trial is presided over by the chief justice of the Supreme Court. This is because the vice president can hardly be considered a disinterested party—if his or her boss is forced out of office he or she is next in line for the top job!
  9. 3/13/18

    Nationality: British Birth Date: March 13, 1960 Age: 58 Years Sun Sign: Pisces Born in: Chinnor father: Brian mother: Jo Clayton siblings: Sarah Jane, Sebastian Clayton Net worth: $150 Million as of Jan 15, 2017 education: Castle Park School, Comprehensive School Adam Clayton is one of the most widely remembered bass guitarists in international music. Unlike most kids of his age, Clayton was quite rebellious since childhood; he disliked academic pressure at school, and wanted to see himself play music on stage. Adam who is currently the lead bassist of the popular music band U2, has earlier been a part of bands like ‘Bono’. Though Adam was considered to be a bad player of the guitar, members of the band ‘Bono’ agree that it was this inability which made the band’s music popular. Apparently, Clayton’s alleged inability produced weird sounds on the bass which made the band’s music seem exotic, as compared to many others in the music scene. Clayton has been associated with U2 since an era where the band was known as ‘Feedback’. He also served as the band’s first manager, before being succeeded by Paul McGuiness. Amongst all his works, the songs ‘New Year’s Day’, ‘With or Without You’, and ‘Bullet the Blue Sky’, are few of Clayton’s most acclaimed ones. Clayton was caught possessing Marijuana at Dublin, in 1989. However, he donated 25000 Euros in charity, as per the judge’s suggestion, to avoid being a convict. In the 1990’s, Adam missed one of his band’s gigs during their tour of Australia. He was apparently drunk so heavily that he couldn’t perform on stage. This is one of the episodes of Adam’s life which he regrets. Clayton was also famous for his image as a ‘Playboy’. He has dated numerous women, including supermodel Naomi Campbell in the past before finally tying the knot with Mariana Teixeira De Carvalho, a lady of Brazilian origin, in 2013. Trivia Clayton’s former assistant Carol Hawkins was convicted in 2012. She had apparently robbed his bank account around 181 times, and looted close to 2,869,275 Euros worth of Clayton’s wealth.
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