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  1. 10/23/16

    1915 25,000 women marched in New York City, demanding the right to vote. 1973 President Richard Nixon agreed to turn White House tape recordings requested by the Watergate special prosecutor over to Judge John J. Sirica. 1983 A suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors. 2002 Chechen rebels seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage. Russian forces stormed the building the next day. 2003 Madame Chiang Kai-shek died at age 105. ****************************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA********************************************************* 1946.....................................The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time. The earliest concrete plan for the formation of a new world organization was begun under the aegis of the U.S. State Department late in 1939. The name United Nations was coined by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941 to describe the countries fighting against the Axis. It was first used officially on Jan. 1, 1942, when 26 states joined in the Declaration by the United Nations, pledging themselves to continue their joint war effort and not to make peace separately. The need for an international organization to replace the League of Nations was first stated officially on Oct. 30, 1943, in the Moscow Declaration, issued by China, Great Britain, the United States, and the USSR. United Nations (UN), international organization established immediately after World War II. It replaced the League of Nations. In 1945, when the UN was founded, there were 51 members; 193 nations are now members of the organization
  2. 10/23/16

    Nationality Brazilian religion Roman Catholic Born on 23 October 1940 AD Sun Sign Libra Born in Tres Coracoes, Brazil father Dondinho mother Dona Celeste Arantes Spouses/Partners: Assíria Lemos Seixas (m. 1994–2008), Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi (m. 1966–1982) children Edson Cholbi Nascimento, Sandra Regina Arantes do Nascimento, Joshua Nascimento, Kelly Cristina Nascimento, Jennifer Nascimento, Celeste Nascimento, Flávia Christina Kurtz Nascimento Net worth $100 million awards: 1995 - Brazil's Gold Medal for outstanding services to the sport Pele is a legendary sporting figure and an iconic soccer player who during his active years ruled the game to the point of being called the ‘King of Football’. Till date, he is widely regarded by football fans, critics, experts and players (current and retired) as the best player of all time. With his impeccable style, electrifying play and impressive performance, he scored a total of 1281 goals in 1363 games. It was his deep embedded penchant for the game and knack for scoring spectacular goals that made him a star around the world. He was praised for his exceptional heading ability, powerful shot and unbowed goal scoring. A Brazilian national team footballer and key player for the Santos club, he played a major role in every game he played. While at field, he gave his hundred per cent to every match and played like an unbeaten pro since his very first professional game. Over his career that spanned for a little over two decades, he showcased some invincible performances and catapulted the popularity of the game astronomically. Other than his spectacular showmanship on the field, Pele is regarded as the ultimate humanitarian as well, for he has raised his voice to enhance the living standard and social conditions of the poor, a number of times. In his active years, he created numerous records, some of which till date remain undefeated and unaltered. To know more about this celebrated footballer, scroll further. Trivia This star player of Brazil football team and Santos club in his early days could not afford a proper football and usually played with a sock stuffed with newspaper, tied with a string or a grapefruit. He became the youngest ever soccer player to score a World Cup goal, when he scored a goal against Wales in 1958 World Cup. He was 17 years and 239 days old at that time. This soccer superstar also hold the record of becoming the youngest player to score a hat-trick in World Cup He is also the youngest football player to play in a World Cup final match.
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  4. 10/22/16

    1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from a balloon. 1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas. 1954 West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 1962 President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island. 1973 Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer Pablo Casals died in Puerto Rico, at age 96. ************************************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************* 1979............................Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi, the deposed Shah of Iran, was allowed in the United States for medical treatment. This action led to the Iran hostage crisis. Iran hostage crisis, in U.S. history, events following the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran by Iranian students on Nov. 4, 1979. The overthrow of Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi of Iran by an Islamic revolutionary government earlier in the year had led to a steady deterioration in Iran-U.S. relations. In response to the exiled shah's admission (Sept., 1979) to the United States for medical treatment, a crowd of about 500 seized the embassy. Of the approximately 90 people inside the embassy, 52 remained in captivity until the end of the crisis. President Carter applied economic pressure by halting oil imports from Iran and freezing Iranian assets in the United States. At the same time, he began several diplomatic initiatives to free the hostages, all of which proved fruitless. On Apr. 24, 1980, the United States attempted a rescue mission that failed. After three of eight helicopters were damaged in a sandstorm, the operation was aborted; eight persons were killed during the evacuation. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who had opposed the action, resigned after the mission's failure. In 1980, the death of the shah in Egypt and the invasion of Iran by Iraq (see Iran-Iraq War) made the Iranians more receptive to resolving the hostage crisis. In the United States, failure to resolve the crisis contributed to Ronald Reagan's defeat of Carter in the presidential election. After the election, with the assistance of Algerian intermediaries, successful negotiations began. On Jan. 20, 1981, the day of President Reagan's inauguration, the United States released almost $8 billion in Iranian assets and the hostages were freed after 444 days in Iranian detention; the agreement gave Iran immunity from lawsuits arising from the incident. In 2000 former hostages and their survivors sued Iran under the 1996 Antiterrorism Act, which permits U.S. citizens to sue foreign governments in cases of state-sponsored terrorism. The following year they won the lawsuit by default when Iran did not offer a defense. The U.S. State Dept. sought dismissal of the suit, arguing it would hinder its ability to negotiate international agreements, and a federal judge dismissed the plaintiffs' suit for damages in 2002, ruling that the agreement that resulted in their release barred awarding any damages.
  5. 10/22/16

    Nationality American Born on 22 October 1920 AD Sun Sign Libra Born in Springfield Died on 31 May 1996 AD place of death Beverly Hills Spouses/Partners: Barbara Chase (m. 1978–1992), Rosemary Woodruff Leary (m. 1967–1976), Nena von Schlebrügge (m. 1964–1965), Mary Cioppa (m. 1956–1957), Marianne Busch (m. 1945–1955) children Zach Leary education University of California Berkeley University of Alabama Washington State University United States Military Academy College of the Holy Cross Founder/Co-Founder International Foundation for Internal Freedom, League for Spiritual Discovery Once called the ‘Most Dangerous Man in America’ by President Richard Nixon, Timothy Leary was a Harvard University lecturer and a psychologist who advocated the use of psychedelic drugs for therapeutic use. A highly intelligent man, he was rebellious by nature and believed in questioning authority instead of meekly giving in. His fascination with psychedelic drugs began after he consumed psilocybin mushrooms in Mexico, which have a psychedelic effect on the human brain. He started conducting experiments on the effects of psychedelic drugs on human subjects in Harvard University, an act which led to his dismissal from the job. Soon he became a passionate advocate of these drugs and even founded The League for Spiritual Discovery, a religious organization that regarded LSD as its holy sacrament. His activities led to a slew of criticisms and legal charges which in turn led to his arrests and imprisonments. Even though he was very notorious for his work with drugs, he had his own fan following mainly consisting of rebellious teenagers; his lectures advocating drug use were a rage among the college students. A prolific writer, he also has several published works to his name. His notoriety made him a celebrity of sorts, and he was often invited to Hollywood parties. Trivia A rocket containing his ashes was launched into space in 1997. He played a supporting role in the comedy film ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me’.
  6. 10/21/16

    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.
  7. 10/21/16

    Nationality British Born on 21 October 1772 Sun Sign Libra Born in England Died on 25 July 1834 place of death Highgate, England epitaphs "Stop, Christian Passer-by! - Stop, child of God,, And read with gentle breast. Beneath this sod, A poet lies, or that which once seem'd he., O, lift one thought in prayer for S.T.C.;, That he who many a year with toil of breath, Found death in life, may father John Coleridge mother Anne Bowden siblings James Coleridge Spouse/Partner: Sarah Fricker children Sara Coleridge, Berkeley Coleridge, Derwent Coleridge, Hartley Coleridge education University of Cambridge Jesus College Cambridge Christ's Hospital Founder/Co-Founder Romantic Movement in England Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, critic and philosopher who along with William Wordsworth laid the foundation for English Romantic Movement. Lyrical Ballads, his one of the most acclaimed works in this genre, was a joint effort of the great poet William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge with whom he had a close friendship. Other notable creations that became his masterpieces are The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan in addition to his well known prose works Biographia Literaria. A few conversational poems written by Samuel Coleridge are This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, Frost at Midnight and The Nightingale. He was also one of the Lake Poets. In 1809, Coleridge successfully set up and ran a weekly journal entitled The Friend which gained him praise and respect as a publisher. Coleridge apparently became badly addicted to drugs and eventually died of a lung disorder on 25 July 1834. In 1809, Coleridge embarked upon the publication of a weekly journal titled The Friend. The journal made a slow progress initially and soon it was touching the sky of success. It ranked among 'few original and thoughtful journals' of the day with Coleridge's assorted knowledge of law, morals, politics and literary criticism. Towards the last years of his life, Coleridge's drugs addiction became worsen affecting his morality and work. Now divorced and estranged from the family, he took shelter in the residence of his doctor, where he was visited by several writers. The constant use of opium began to take toll on his life that finally ended on 25 July 1834, when he died of a lung disorder. Sibylline Leaves (1820), Aids to Reflection (1823), and Church and State (1826) were written during his last days in Highgate.
  8. 10/20/16

    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 The Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. 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.
  9. 10/20/16

    Nationality American Born on 20 October 1874 Sun Sign Libra Born in Danbury Died on 19 May 1954 place of death New York City father George Edward Ives mother Mary Parmelee Spouse/Partner: Harmony Twitchell education Charles Ives awards: Pulitzer Prize for Music Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition Charles Ives is dubbed as one of America’s greatest composers. He was amongst the most prominent American artists of his time. An optimistic, idealistic, and self-governing individual — Charles Ives united the voice of the American people with European classical music and he was amongst the first composers to engage himself into new kind of music. Charles Ives works were largely ignored during his lifetime and most of his works remained underperformed during his lifespan. Ives was also a man of great philosophical passion and he did most of the things his way. Over time, Charles came to be regarded as original American artist with the combination of American, church-music and European art music. Apart from being a composer, he worked as an insurance agent too. The biography below highlights on Charles Ives and his distinctive contributions to the world of music. Read on to know all about his childhood, life and timeline. Ives music was ignored in his lifetime as an active composer. However, later, several notable individuals contributed to growing awareness about Ives and his music. The composer Henry Cowell had an enormous impact on Ives' musical legacy. Cowell published New Music magazine, and many of Ives' compositions were first published in the periodical. The conductor Nicolas Slonimsky premiered Orchestral Set No. 1: Three Places in New England in 1931. He also premiered other Ives' works, and played Ives' music on several tours all over the world. In 1938, John Kirkpatrick premiered the first complete version of the “Second Piano Sonata”. Kirkpatrick's performance was extremely influential in bringing Ives' music before the public. Kirkpatrick went on to become an Ives scholar, cataloging his music at Yale University. In 1946, Lou Harrison handled the premiere performance of Ives' “Third Symphony”. One year later, the work was published. The work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1947. Leonard Bernstein also helped bring even bigger recognition to Ives. He premiered the “Second Symphony” in 1951, three years before Ives' death. Charles Ives passed away on May 19, 1954. He was diagnosed with diabetes and later died of a stroke. The royalties from his music were conferred on the American academy of arts and Letters for the Charles Ives Prize.
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