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  1. PeggyB


    Birthday: September 18, 1973 Nationality: American Famous: Actors American Men Also Known As: James Paul Marsden, Jimmy Marsden, J. P., Bello Jimmy Sun Sign: Virgo Age: 45 Years Born in: Stillwater Famous as: Actor Spouse/Ex-: Lisa Linde father: James L. Marsden mother: Kathleen Marsden siblings: Elizabeth Marsden, Jeff Marsden, Jennifer Marsden, Robbie Marsden children: Jack Marsden, Mary James Marsden, William Luca Costa-Marsden Net worth: $8 million education: Putnam City North High School, Oklahoma State University–Stillwater James Marsden is an American actor, singer, and model. Marsden initially wanted to be a broadcast journalist and in fact enrolled in the course but then he changed track and put all his effort into becoming an actor. He has acted in television and in fact appeared in plenty of cult classic television series like ‘Ally McBeal’ and ’30 Rock’ among others. However, as far as Marsden was concerned television was the stepping stone towards a career in movies and throughout his career he has delivered excellent performances in well-known movies like ‘X-Men’, ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Enchanted’ that have turned him into a force to be reckoned with in the highly competitive world of Hollywood. On the other hand, his talents as a singer had gone completely unnoticed till he recorded two bestselling songs for a movie in which he had a role and since he then he has not looked back. James Marsden is one of the most talented individuals in Hollywood and it is guaranteed that his body of work would be appreciated by films fans for many years to come. James Marsden got married to Mary Elizabeth Linde in 2000. The couple has two children: a son named Jack Holden and a daughter named Mary James. They divorced five years later. James Marsden has also had a relationship with Rosa Costa and the couple has a son named William Luca Costa-Marsden.
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    1810 Chile declared its independence from Spain. 1850 Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which required the return of escaped slaves to their owners. 1851 The first edition of The New York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times, was published. 1947 The National Security Act, which unified the Army, Navy, and Air Force, was passed. 1961 Secretary-General of the UN Dag Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). 1970 27-year-old rock star, Jimi Hendrix, died in London. 1999 Sammy Sosa became the first player in major league baseball history to hit 60 homers in two seasons. **************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA********************************************************** 1759...............................French Quebec surrendered to the British after the Sept. 13 battle on the Plains of Abraham, the last battle of the French and Indian Wars. French general Montcalm and British general Wolfe died in the fray. French and Indian Wars, 1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent. They were really campaigns in the worldwide struggle for empire and were roughly linked to wars of the European coalitions. At the time they were viewed in Europe as only an unimportant aspect of the struggle, and, although the stakes were Canada, the American West, and the West Indies, the fortunes of war in Europe had more effect in determining the winner than the fighting in the disputed territory itself. To the settlers in America, however, the rivalry of the two powers was of immediate concern, for the fighting meant not only raids by the French or the British but also the horrors of tribal border warfare. The conflict may be looked on, from the American viewpoint, as a single war with interruptions. The ultimate aim—domination of the eastern part of the continent—was the same; and the methods—capture of the seaboard strongholds and the little Western forts and attacks on frontier settlements—were the same. The wars helped to bring about important changes in the British colonies. In addition to the fact of their ocean-wide distance from the mother country, the colonies felt themselves less dependent militarily on the British by the end of the wars; they became most concerned with their own problems and put greater value on their own institutions. In other words, they began to think of themselves as American rather than British.
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    Nick Name: The Great Eight Birthday: September 17, 1985 Nationality: Russian Famous: Ice Hockey Players Russian Men Also Known As: AlexanderAlexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin Sun Sign: Virgo Age: 33 Years Born in: Moscow Famous as: Ice Hockey Player Spouse/Ex-: Anastasia Shubskaya (m. 2016) father: Mikhail Ovechkin mother: Tatyana Ovechkina siblings: Sergei Ovechkin City, States, Provinces & Districts: Moscow awards: Order of Honour Honored Master of Sports of Russia Gold medal Gold medal Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal Bronze medal Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin is regarded as one of the greatest ice-hockey players in the world. Also known as “The Great Eight” and “Ovi,” he is a Russian professional winger and the captain of the ‘Washington Capitals’ of the ‘National Hockey League’ (NHL). He combines great skill, speed, and physical domination in the game. The talented player has won the ‘Hart Memorial Trophy’ as the ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) in the ‘NHL’ thrice. He is regarded as one of the greatest goal-scorers in ‘NHL’ history. Born and raised in a family of sportspersons in Russia, he displayed affinity toward the game from a tender age. He trained under the development program of ‘HC Dynamo Moscow’ of the ‘Russian Superleague’ (RSL) and began playing professionally at the age of 16. The ‘Washington Capitals’ selected him in the ‘2004 NHL Entry Draft.’ Since then, he has been showcasing his brilliance in the game, both for the ‘NHL’ and for the national team of Russia. He has achieved many milestones, set new records, and earned a number of awards and accolades. He is married to model Anastasia Shubskaya. In December 2012, he got engaged to tennis player Maria Kirilenko. However, the engagement was called off in July 2014. Later, in 2015, he announced his engagement with model Anastasia Shubskaya, daughter of actor Vera Glagoleva. They got married in July 2017.
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    1787 The Constitution was completed and signed by a majority of the delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia. 1862 The bloodiest day in U.S. military history occurred at the Battle of Antietam when more than 23,000 were killed or wounded. 1920 The American Professional Football Association—a precursor of the NFL—was formed in Canton, Ohio. 1980 Anastasio Somoza Debayle, former president of Nicaragua, was assassinated in Paraguay. 1994 Heather Whitestone of Alabama became the first deaf Miss America. 2004 Barry Bonds became the third baseball player to hit 700 career home runs, joining Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. *******************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA***************************************************** 1908..................Lt. Thomas Selfridge, a passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, became the first airplane fatality when the craft crashed. First airplane fatality. Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, U.S. Army Signal Corps, was in a group evaluating the Wright plane at Fort Myer, Va. He was up 75 ft with Orville Wright when the propeller hit a bracing wire and was broken, throwing the plane out of control, killing Selfridge and seriously injuring Wright (Sept. 17).
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    Birthday: September 16, 1924 Nationality: American Famous: Quotes By Lauren Bacall Jewish Actresses Also Known As: Betty Joan Perske Sun Sign: Virgo Died At Age: 89 Born in: The Bronx, New York Famous as: Actress, Model Spouse/Ex-: Humphrey Bogart (m. 1945–1957), Jason Robards (m. 1961–1969) father: William Perske mother: Natalie Weinstein children: Leslie Howard Bogart, Sam Robards, Stephen Humphrey Bogart Died on: August 12, 2014 place of death: Manhattan, New York City City, States, Provinces & Districts: New Yorkers education: NA Lauren Bacall was an American actress known for her peculiar voice and sensual looks. She rubbed shoulders with Hollywood greats like Frank Sinatra, and Humphrey Bogart who she later married. Born into a working class family in New York, she went on to create a name for herself in Hollywood. Before making her debut as an actress, she began her career as a model. She made her debut as a leading lady with the film ‘To Have and Have Not’ in 1944. It was directed by Humphrey Bogart. She starred in stylish Hollywood crime dramas and romantic comedies. Apart from films, she also worked on Broadway in musicals and earned two Tony Awards (1970 & 1981). She won a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for her performance in 'The Mirror Has Two Faces'. The American Film Institute named her the 20th greatest female star of Classic Hollywood cinema. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored her with an Academy Honorary Award in 2009. There was an age difference of 25 years between Lauren and her husband Humphrey Bogart, because of which she was nicknamed ‘baby’. They were happily married until his death in 1957. Lauren socialized a lot and mixed with personalities from non-film background, and was a close friend to historian Arthur Scleshinger Jr., and Alistair Cookie who was a journalist. She dabbled in politics and rendered campaign speeches for Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic Presidential candidate in 1957. After the death of her husband Bogart, Lauren developed a relationship with singer Frank Sinatra. The relationship soon broke up as Sinatra was annoyed at the news of the relationship being leaked to the press. Bacall was to have married actor Jason Robards in Vienna, Austria, on June 16, 1961. The wedding plans had to be cancelled as the Austrian authorities refused to grant a marriage license, and the same thing happened in Las Vegas as well. The couple had to drive all the way to Enseneda in neighboring Mexico to have their marriage solemnized on July 4, 1961. The marriage lasted until 1969, when Lauren divorced Robards, purportedly because he was an alcoholic. Lauren Bacall died at a ripe old age of 89 on August 12, 2014, when she was just a month and a half short of her 90th birthday. Trivia She left $10,000 in her will, specifically to take care of her dog Sophie. The task was assigned to her youngest son Sam Roberts. Bacall also left some money for two loyal employees who received $10,000 and $15,000 each from her vast estate valued at $26.6 million, the bulk of which was shared by her three children, with $250,000 going to each of her youngest grandsons towards their college fund.
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    1630 The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston. 1810 Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule. 1908 General Motors was founded by William C. Durant. 1919 The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress. 1940 The United States first adopted peacetime conscription when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act into law. 1974 President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders. 1975 Papua New Guinea became independent. 1982 Lebanese Christians massacred hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Beirut. *******************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA***************************************************** 1987........................The Montreal Protocol was signed by 25 nations, limiting production of substances that harm the ozone layer. To date, 197 nations have ratified the protocol. Montreal Protocol, officially the Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, treaty signed on Sept. 16, 1987, at Montreal by 25 nations 168 nations are now parties to the accord. The protocol set limits on the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halons, and related substances that release chlorine or bromine to the ozone layer of the atmosphere. On the basis of increasing scientific knowledge about the effects of CFCs and halons on the ozone layer, the original protocol has been amended several times. At meetings in London (1990), Copenhagen (1992), Vienna (1995), and Montreal (1997) amendments were adopted that were designed to speed up the phasing out of ozone-depleting substances not all parties to the main protocol are parties to these amendments. The production and consumption of halons was phased out by Jan. 1, 1994, and of CFCs, carbon tetrachloride, methyl chloroform, and hydrobromofluorocarbons by Jan. 1, 1996, subject to an exception for agreed essential users. Methyl bromide was to be phased out by 2005 but a number of users of the chemical have won temporary exceptions from the ban, and hydrochlorofluorocarbons are to be phased out by 2020. (Phaseout dates are later for developing countries.) Under the protocol, the ozone-depleting potential, or ODP, of any substance is measured with respect to an equal mass of CCl 3F, or CFC-11, which is assigned a value of 1.0. Most other CFCs have ODPs that range from about 0.5 to about 1.3. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons, which are being used as transitional replacements (until 2020) for CFCs in refrigeration, have ODPs that are generally less than 0.5. Hydrofluorocarbons, which are also replacing CFCs as refrigerants, have ODPs of zero. Ozone-depleting potentials are based on existing scientific knowledge and are to be reviewed and revised periodically.
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    Birthday: September 15, 1890 Nationality: British Famous: Quotes By Agatha Christie British Women Sun Sign: Virgo Died At Age: 85 Born in: Torquay, Devon, England Spouse/Ex-: Archibald Christie (m. 1914–1928), Max Mallowan (m. 1930–1976) father: Frederick Alvah Miller mother: Clarissa Margaret Boehmer siblings: Louis Montant Miller, Margaret Frary Miller children: Rosalind Hicks religion: Anglican/Episcopalian Died on: January 12, 1976 place of death: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England Diseases & Disabilities: Depression Personality: INFJ awards: 1955 - Edgar Award by the MWA for Best Play - Anthony Award for Best Writer Of The Century - Anthony Award for Best Series Of The Century Agatha Christie, known as the ‘Queen of Crime’, was a renowned English writer who wrote over 66 detective novels. She is best known as the creator of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and village lady Miss Marple. She is credited for writing world’s longest running play ‘The Mousetrap’. Her first successful publication was ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ that introduced the character of Poirot. According to Index Translationum, her books have been translated into 103 different languages, and her works rank third rank after the works of William Shakespeare and the Bible, as the world’s most widely published books. Her novel ‘And Then There Were None’ deserves special mention as her best-selling novel. Around 100 million copies of this novel have been sold till now. For her noteworthy contribution in the field of detective stories, she received several awards, such as, Grand Master Award and an Edgar Award. A number of films, television series, video games and comics have been made based on her stories. Her created character Poirot is the only fictional character for which The New York Times published an obituary, which is a clear indication of the character’s popularity. Agatha Christie fell in love with Archibald Christie whom she married on the Christmas Eve in 1914. Archibald, who was the son of a judge in the Indian Civil Service, was born in India. Their daughter Roseline was born in 1919. In 1926, her husband disclosed his relationship with another woman. On December 3, 1926, after a quarrel between Agatha and her husband, she disappeared from her house. On December 14, 1926, she was identified at the Swan Hydropathic Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire. It is believed that she experienced a nervous breakdown probably due to the death of her mother earlier that year and her husband’s infidelity. After her divorce with Archibald in 1928, she married archaeologist Max Mallowan. Her travel experience with Max in the Middle East provided background of several of her detective novels. Trivia During her disappearance in 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle took one of her gloves to a spirit medium to find her location. The Home Secretary of that time, William Joyson-Hicks pressurized the police department to find her.
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    1821 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador gained independence. 1835 Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle reached the Galapagos Islands. 1917 Alexander Kerensky proclaimed Russia a republic. 1935 The Nuremberg Laws deprived Jews of their citizenship and made the Swastika the official emblem of Nazi Germany. 1963 A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four young black girls. 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States, died. 2004 The National Hockey League lockout began. The 2004-2005 season would ultimately be canceled. ***********************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************* 1789..........................The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs changed its name to the Department of State. State, United States Department of, executive department of the federal government responsible, under the President's direction, for the making and execution of American foreign policy. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries The first government body in America to deal with foreign affairs was the Committee of Secret Correspondence—a committee of five instituted (1775) by the Continental Congress and headed by Benjamin Franklin. In 1777 it was redesignated the Committee of Foreign Affairs, but this body after a time became so ineffective that it ceased to have jurisdiction. This committee was superseded in 1781 by the Dept. of Foreign Affairs, which, operating under the Articles of Confederation, also became ineffective. After the new government was organized under the Constitution of the United States, an act was passed (July, 1789) creating a new Dept. of Foreign Affairs. It was reorganized in Sept., 1789, as the Dept. of State gaining added functions. Besides being charged with foreign negotiations and correspondence, the department was given duties such as keeping the Great Seal of the United States and receiving the bills and resolutions of Congress. The Dept. of State is the oldest of the federal departments, and thus the secretary of state, at the head of the department, is the first ranking cabinet officer. Thomas Jefferson, the first secretary of state (1790–93), quickly brought prestige to the department, which was soon given added responsibilities: supervision of the U.S. Mint, the issuing of patents and copyrights, and the printing of the U.S. census. The responsibilities of the mint were transferred (1795) to the U.S. Treasury Dept. After 1849 many of the domestic responsibilities of the Dept. of State were transferred to the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. The affairs of the territories were supervised by the department until 1873, when they also were given to the Dept. of the Interior. In the field of foreign affairs, the department did not expand much in the 18th cent. but thereafter grew in ever-widening circles. Under Secretary John Quincy Adams (1817–25) the department's organization was clarified and improved, but the first major reorganization was effected by Secretary Louis McLane (1833–34) and Secretary John Forsyth (1834–41). Later, salaries were generally increased, more personnel added to meet the growing needs, and the position of first assistant secretary of state was created (1853). Three additional assistant secretaryships were later created in the department, and in 1919 the office of undersecretary of state was established. In 1855, Congress passed a law formulating grades, posts, and salaries in both the diplomatic and the consular service attached to the department, and 50 years later diplomatic and consular positions, except for the posts of ambassador and minister, were put on a civil-service basis. Largely through the efforts of Hamilton Fish (1808–93), who headed the department from 1869 to 1877, a sweeping reorganization of the Dept. of State was effected in 1870. To meet the demands of an economy-minded Congress, Fish made 31 officials the nucleus of the department and divided its activities among nine bureaus and two agencies. The First Diplomatic Bureau was set up to supervise correspondence with European and East Asian countries, and the Second Diplomatic Bureau was given jurisdiction over American diplomacy in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. The consular activities were similarly organized in 1870. Very few changes occurred in the department's organization in the later years of the 19th cent., but when the United States became a world power after the end of the Spanish-American War, there was a need for adjustments. Several important steps were taken during the secretaryships of John Hay (1898–1905) and Elihu Root (1905–9), but it was not until 1909, in the administration of Philander C. Knox, that the department was reorganized with the essentials of its present-day structure. Several new posts, notably those of counselor and resident diplomatic officer, were set up, the duties assigned to the assistant secretaries of state were altered, and foreign policy and relations were reorganized along geographical divisions—Western European, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, and Latin American.
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    Birthday: September 14, 1962 Nationality: Canadian Famous: Writers TV Presenters Sun Sign: Virgo Age: 56 Years Born in: Varaždin, Croatia Famous as: Business People Spouse/Ex-: Diane Plese father: Vladimir Herjavec mother: Katica Herjavec children: Brendan Herjavec, Caprice Herjavec, Skye Herjavec Founder/Co-Founder: The Herjavec Group Net worth: $200 million as of Jan 12, 2017 Robert Herjavec is a Canadian entrepreneur, a TV star, and the founder of The Herjavec Group, a fast-growing security software company. He was born in Croatia and migrated to Canada with his poor parents when he was a child. He started working while still young, learning the hardships of employment and making ends meet in the Canadian culture. At that time he also got a chance to work in a technology company that was just starting, but only after convincing the founder to let him work for free. Later he turned that experience into the foundation for his first technology company, which he eventually sold for a fairly large sum of money. After a brief retirement, he established ‘The Herjavec Group’, which is currently Canada's fastest growing technology company. He is also a leading television personality and has appeared on several business pitching shows. He spends most of his time running his business, starring on the business TV shows, and of course spending time with his family. His life can be defined as a classic “rags to riches” story and he has emerged as one of the most recognizable business leaders not just in his country, but throughout the world. He is also a famous author with two best-selling titles to his credit. He is happily married to Diane Plese, an optometrist. The couple married in a Croatian church in Mississauga, a Canadian city near Toronto. They are blessed with three children; two daughters, Caprice and Skye, and a son named Brendan.