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  1. PeggyB

    5/23/18

    Nationality: American Birthday: May 23, 1928 Died At Age: 74 Sun Sign: Gemini Born in: Maysville father: Andrew Joseph Clooney mother: Marie Frances Guilfoyle siblings: Betty Clooney, Gail Stone, Nick Clooney Spouse/Ex-spouse: Dante DiPaolo, José Ferrer children: Gabriel Ferrer, Maria Ferrer, Miguel Ferrer, Monsita Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer religion: Catholicism Died on: June 29, 2002 place of death: Beverly Hills Diseases & Disabilities: Bipolar Disorder City, States, Provinces & Districts: Kentucky awards: 2002 - Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 1999 - Grammy Hall of Fame - Hey There Rosemary Clooney was a popular American actor and cabaret singer in the fifties and had the No.1 hit ‘Come on-My House’ to her credit. The famous Hollywood actor George Clooney is her nephew. The singer started her singing career with Betty Clooney, her sister as a duo in bands and on radio before she decided to go solo. She had several other hit numbers to her credit such as ‘This Ole House’, ‘Hey There’, ‘Half as Much’, ‘Tenderly’, “Mambo Italiano’ and ‘Botch-a-Me’ to name a few. Though she was a successful as a Jazz vocalist her career was doomed in the Sixties due to problems like her drug addiction and severe depression. But during the seventies, when Bing Crossby, one of her former co-stars, asked her to perform with him at a show that marked his fiftieth anniversary in the show business, her career got the much needed boost. When Betty, Rosemary’s sister died at the age of 45 due to a brain aneurysm, she organized a memorial for her departed sister in association with the Betty Clooney Center at Long Beach in California for all those young adults who are brain-injured. She performed there every year so that she could raise funds for the foundation. Read on to know more about her life and works Trivia In 1997, when Rosemary got married to her second husband Dante Di Paolo, George Clooney, one of the famous Hollywood actors and her nephew did not attend it as he did not want to shift the spotlight from her aunt on the latter’s special day.
  2. PeggyB

    5/23/18

    1430 Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and subsequently sold to the English. 1830 The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began the first passenger service in the United States. 1873 The North West Mounted Police force was formed in Canada. It would later be known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 1911 The New York Public Library, at the time the largest marble structure ever built in the United States, was dedicated by President Taft in New York City after 16 years of construction. 1934 Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) were killed in a police shootout. 1945 Heinrich Himmler, head of Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo, committed suicide while in prison. 1949 The German Federal Republic came into existence. 1997 Moderate Mohammad Khatami was elected president of Iran. ***************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA********************************************* 1788..........................................South Carolina became the 8th state in United States. Following exploration of the coast in 1521 by Francisco de Gordillo, the Spanish tried unsuccessfully to establish a colony near present-day Georgetown in 1526, and the French also failed to colonize Parris Island near Fort Royal in 1562. The first English settlement was made in 1670 at Albemarle Point on the Ashley River, but poor conditions drove the settlers to the site of Charleston (originally called Charles Town). South Carolina, officially separated from North Carolina in 1729, was the scene of extensive military action during the Revolution and again during the Civil War. The Civil War began in 1861 as South Carolina troops fired on federal Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, and the state was the first to secede from the Union. Once primarily agricultural, South Carolina today has many large textile and other mills that produce several times the output of its farms in cash value. Charleston makes asbestos, wood, pulp, steel products, chemicals, machinery, and apparel. Farms have become fewer but larger in recent years. South Carolina ranks second in peach production after California. Other top agricultural commodities include broilers (31.5% of total state farm receipts), turkeys, greenhouse products, cattle and calves, and corn. One of only two commercial tea plantations in America is 20 mi south of Charleston on Wadmalaw Island. Points of interest include Fort Sumter National Monument, Fort Moultrie, Fort Johnson, and aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor; the Middleton, Magnolia, and Cypress Gardens in Charleston; Cowpens National Battlefield; the Hilton Head resorts; and the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden in Columbia. Capital: Columbia State abbreviation/Postal code: S.C./SC Governor: Nikki Haley, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Henry McMaster, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Lindsey Graham, R (to Jan. 2021); Tim Scott, R (to Jan. 2023) U.S. Representatives: 7 Historical biographies of Congressional members Secy. of State: Mark Hammond, R (to Jan. 2019) Treasurer: Curtis Loftis, R (to Jan. 2019) Atty. General: Alan Wilson, R (to Jan. 2019) Entered Union (rank): May 23, 1788 (8) Present constitution adopted: 1895 Mottoes: Animis opibusque parati (Prepared in mind and resources) and Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope) State symbols: flower Carolina yellow jessamine (1924) tree palmetto tree (1939) bird Carolina wren (1948) song “Carolina“ (1911) Nickname: Palmetto State Origin of name: In honor of Charles I of England 10 largest cities (2010 est.): Columbia, 129,272; Charleston , 120,083; North Charleston, 97,471; Rock Hill, 66,154; ; Greenville, 58,409; Sumter, 40,524; Florence 37,056, Spartanburg, 37,013; Goose Creek, 35,938; Aiken, 29,524 Land area: 30,109 sq mi. (77,982 sq km) Geographic center: In Richland Co., 13 mi. SE of Columbia Number of counties: 46 Largest county by population and area: Greenville, 451,225 (2010); Horry, 1,134 sq mi. State forests: 4 State parks: 47 (80,000+ ac.)
  3. PeggyB

    5/21/18

    Nationality: American Birthday: May 21, 1972 Died At Age: 24 Sun Sign: Taurus Born in: Clinton Hill, New York City, New York, U.S. father: George Latore mother: Voletta Wallace Spouse/Ex-spouse: Faith Evans children: Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr., Christopher Wallace, Jr. religion: Catholicism Died on: March 9, 1997 place of death: Los Angeles Cause of Death: Assassination City, States, Provinces & Districts: New Yorkers Net worth: $160 Million education: George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, Roman Catholic Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Queen of All Saints Middle School Christopher George Latore Wallace, known by his stage names Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G, or Biggie, was an American rapper. He is counted amongst the greatest and most influential rappers ever. At the time when West Coast hip hop was dominating the mainstream, his debut album ‘Ready To Die’ became a huge success. While release of the album made him a prominent figure in the East Coast hip hop scene, visibility of New York City in the genre increased. The very next year ‘Junior M.A.F.I.A’, his protégé group comprising of his childhood friends released the group’s debut album ‘Conspiracy’ which led to chart success. He was remarkable in penning down dark semi-autobiographical lyrics and was noted for his storytelling abilities. He tasted success at a very young age becoming the top-selling solo male rapper and artist of the genre in the U.S. He got involved in the escalating feud between East Coast and West Coast hip hop. He was by an unidentified assailant in 1997 in Los Angeles. After sixteen days of his murder, his double discs album ‘Life After Death’ was released. The album rose at the No. 1 spot on the U.S. charts and received Diamond certification. He was described as ‘the savior of East Coast hip hop’ by ‘All Music’. In 2002, he was named the greatest rapper of all time by ‘The Source’ in its 150th issue. In 2006, he was ranked third in MTV’s list of ‘The Greatest MCs of All Time’. In 2009, ‘Notorious’, a biographical film on him was released which garnered $44,000,000 globally. The producers of the film include his mother Voletta Wallace and Sean Combs. ‘Billboard’ named him the greatest rapper of all time in 2015. His lyrics have been quoted by many pop, hip hop and R&B artists including Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Usher and Lil Wayne among others. An annual ‘black tie dinner’ is held by ‘Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation’ to raise funds to meet supplies and school equipment for children.
  4. PeggyB

    5/21/18

    1542 Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold on the banks of the Mississippi River. 1881 Clara Barton founded what became the American Red Cross. 1927 Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic (from New York to Paris) in his monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (from Newfoundland to Ireland). 1956 The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped by air exploded over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. 1989 In Hong Kong, approximately one million people took to the streets to show their support for students protesting for democratic reforms in China’s Tiananmen Square. 1991 Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian prime minister, was assassinated by a suicide bomber. 1998 Indonesian President Suharto resigned. 1999 Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy on her 19th nomination. ***************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA********************************************* 2003........Christine Todd Whitman announced her resignation as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution , noise pollution , and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of toxic substances. The EPA engages in research, monitoring, and the setting and enforcement of national standards. It administers the Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, popularly called Superfund, an act aimed at restoring toxic waste sites by making the responsible parties finance their cleanup. It also issues statements on the impact of operations of other federal agencies that are detrimental to environmental quality, and it supports the antipollution activities of states, municipalities, and public and private groups.
  5. PeggyB

    5/18/18

    Nationality: American Birthday: May 18, 1952 Age: 66 Years Sun Sign: Taurus Born in: Poteet, Texas father: John Byron Strait mother: Doris Couser Strait Spouse/Ex-spouse: Norma Strait (m. 1971) children: George Strait Jr., Jenifer Strait City, States, Provinces & Districts: Texas Net worth: $300 million as of Apr 19, 2017 education: Southwest Texas State University George Harvey Strait is an American country music singer who is popularly referred to as the “King of Country” by his fans. In addition to being a singer, he is also an actor and music producer whose talents are recognized by followers and critics alike. He is famous for being true to traditional country music while developing his own unique style of bar-room ballads, western swing and honky-tonk style music. He discovered his interest in rock and roll music while still in high school when he started a garage band. He would attend live performances of country music that were often held in Texan towns and soon his interest turned to this genre. He lists Lefty Frizzel, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and George Jones as his biggest influences. His music career began when he was serving in the US army. While he was stationed in Hawaii, he started performing with an army-sponsored band called “Rambling Country” which played under the name of “Santee” while performing off-base. After his army days he joined the country band “Stoney Ridge” which he renamed as “Ace in the Hole” when he became the lead. His band performed at several honky-tonks and bars around Texas and soon gained an impressive fan following. As on today, he has sold more than 70 million albums in the US and holds the world record for having the maximum number-one hit singles in the history of music. Trivia He enjoys various outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, playing golf, riding motorcycles, etc. He and his son are both members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). He is associated with the Wrangler National Patriot program, a campaign that raises awareness and funds for US’s wounded and fallen military veterans and their families.
  6. PeggyB

    5/18/18

    1642 The city of Montreal was founded by the French. 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate. 1896 The Supreme Court affirmed racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson as "separate but equal." 1920 Pope John Paul II was born near Krakow, Poland. 1953 Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. 1974 India became the 6th country to become a nuclear power. 1980 Mount St. Helens, in Washington state, erupted after being dormant for 123 years. 1994 Israeli troops withdrew from the Gaza strip after three decades of occupation and Palestinians took over. 2000 A bill was finally passed that removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse. 2003 President Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia declared martial law and sent 30,000 troops into Aceh. ***************************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA********************************************* 2004............................Sonia Gandhi stunned her party, the Indian National Congress, by refusing to accept the prime ministership of India. Indian National Congress, Indian political party, founded in 1885. Its founding members proposed economic reforms and wanted a larger role in the making of British policy for India. By 1907, however, the Congress had split into a moderate group led by Gopal Krishna Gokhale , who sought dominion status for India, and a militant faction under Bal Gangadhar Tilak , who demanded self-rule. In 1920 the Congress began a campaign of passive resistance, led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi , against restrictions on the press and political activities. Although the Congress claimed to represent all Indians, many Muslims, fearful of the vast Hindu majority, began to withdraw from the Congress. The Congress was divided on approaches to economic reform the conservatives favored cautious reform while the leftists, of which Jawaharlal Nehru was a leader, urged socialism. The great strength of the organization was shown in the provincial elections of 1937. At the outbreak of World War II , the Congress voted for neutrality. When India came under Japanese attack, the Congress demanded immediate concessions from Great Britain toward a democratic government in return for cooperation in the war effort. The British responded by outlawing the organization and arresting its leaders. In the 1946 elections to the Indian constituent assembly, the Congress lost the Muslim vote to the Muslim League it reluctantly accepted the partition of the Indian subcontinent and the formation of the state of Pakistan . After partition the Congress, as the largest party, governed India under Nehru's leadership. The Congress successfully adjusted to its new role as a political party and won the majority of the seats in the next election. It retained this support into the 1960s. After Nehru's death, the party began to lose support. The leadership of Nehru's daughter, Indira Gandhi , who became prime minister in 1966, was challenged by a powerful right-wing group within the Congress, and in 1969 the party formally split into two factions one led by Morarji Desai , the other (New Congress) by Indira Gandhi. In the 1971 national elections and the 1972 state elections Gandhi's faction won strong victories, but, in a reaction against her emergency rule, it lost the election of 1977. It was the first time the Congress had lost government control since independence. Gandhi (now with a new faction, Congress Indira) returned to power in the 1980 elections, called when the opposition coalition disintegrated. After her assassination (1984), her son Rajiv Gandhi succeeded to the leadership. Although he led Congress to reelection in 1984, the party was defeated in 1989 because of scandals and became the major opposition party. Following the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi during the 1991 election campaign, P. V. Narasimha Rao became head of the party and, after Congress won a plurality in parliament later that year, prime minister. In 1996 scandal again led voters to reject Congress at the polls, but Rao remained party leader. Leadership soon passed to the ineffectual Sitaram Kesri, but in 1998 Rajiv Gandhi's widow, Sonia Gandhi , a political newcomer, was elected head of Congress and had some success in rebuilding party support among Muslims and the poor. Congress nonetheless did poorly in the 1999 elections. In 2004, however, Congress returned to power, but the foreign-born Gandhi declined to lead the new coalition government Manmohan Singh , a former finance minister, became prime minister the party remained in power, with a larger plurality, after the 2009 elections. In 2014, however, Congress and its allies suffered a landslide loss in the parliamentary elections.
  7. PeggyB

    5/18/18

  8. PeggyB

    Farewell, Nanuq

    So sorry for you loss, but I know she isn't suffering anymore, it's so hard to watch our pets get old and get to a point they can't function. We have cat in the same condition, but don't have the heart to have her put to sleep yet. Will pray for you & Prince to have peace, comfort and plenty of memories. Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...
  9. PeggyB

    5/16/18

    Nationality: Irish, American Birthday: May 16, 1953 Age: 65 Years Sun Sign: Taurus Born in: Drogheda, Ireland father: Thomas Brosnan mother: Mary May Smith Spouse/Ex-spouse: Keely Shaye Smith (m. 2001), Cassandra Harris (m. 1980–1991) children: Charlotte Brosnan, Christopher Brosnan, Dylan Brosnan, Paris Brosnan, Sean Brosnan religion: Roman Catholic Ideology: Environmentalists Net worth: $80 million as of May 23, 2017 education: Drama Centre London, Elliott School, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design awards: 1999 - Empire Award for Best Actor 1996 - Saturn Award for Best Actor Best known to his fans as the strikingly handsome and stylish secret agent James Bond, Pierce Brosnan is a versatile actor turned film producer. He decided to become an actor as a teenager and graduated from the Drama Centre. He started out as a theatre artist and was highly appreciated for his role in ‘The Red Devil Battery Sign’. He entered the world of television following his successful theatre stint. He caused a stir with his leading role in the television mini-series ‘Manions of America’ and his popularity received a further boost when he played the title role in the detective series ‘Remington Steele’. Buoyed by his rising fame he started taking up supporting roles in Hollywood films which soon paved the way for more substantial roles. His dapper good looks and charming personality had many industry insiders commenting that he would be a suitable choice to play the detective agent James Bond. Brosnan made his first appearance as James Bond in ‘GoldenEye’ and was widely considered to be an improvement over his predecessor, Timothy Dalton. He reprised the role in three more films in the franchise. After playing Bond, his popularity reached great heights and he appeared in and produced several mainstream films afterwards. Trivia This famous actor is also an artist who paints to raise money for charitable causes. He was named ‘Best dressed Environmentalist’ in 2004 by the Sustainable Style Foundation.
  10. PeggyB

    5/16/18

    1770 Marie Antoinette married the future King Louis XVI of France. 1868 The first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment in the U.S. Senate failed to convict President Andrew Johnson. 1929 The first Academy Awards were given on this night. The term, Oscars, was not used to describe the statuettes given to actors and actresses until 1931. 1946 The Irving Berlin musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened on Broadway. 1975 Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to summit Mount Everest. 1991 Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress. ***********************************************************************************DAILY EXTRA************************************************* 1997............................President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire ended 32 years of autocratic rule when rebel forces led by Laurent Kabila expelled him from the country. Mobutu Sese Seko mōbo͞o´tō sā´sā sā´kō [key], 1930–97, president of Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Born Joseph Désiré Mobutu, he returned from study in Brussels to the then Belgian Congo, joining the nationalist movement in 1956. In 1960 he led an army coup against the nationalist government of Patrice Lumumba Mobutu soon became the army chief of staff. In a second coup (1965), he assumed the office of prime minister (1966), then established (1967) a presidential form of government headed by himself the constitution did not come into force until 1970, when Mobutu was old enough to become president. As part of his program of national authenticity, Mobutu changed the Congo's name to Zaïre (1971) and his own name to Mobutu Sese Seko (1972). Citizens were required to drop their Christian names place names were Africanized. Power was concentrated in Mobutu, who, backed by Western intelligence agencies that saw in him a foil to such leftist states as Angola, established a one-party state and a cult of personality. He suppressed tribal conflicts and encouraged a sense of nationhood, but at the same time amassed a huge personal fortune through economic exploitation and corruption, leading some to call his rule kleptocracy. The nation suffered from uncontrolled inflation, a large debt, and massive currency devaluations. By 1991 economic deterioration and unrest led him to agree to share power with opposition leaders, but he used the army to thwart change until May, 1997, when rebel forces led by Laurent Kabila expelled him from the country. Mobutu died in Morocco.
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    Weather 05/16/18

  12. PeggyB

    5/09/18

    Nationality: Indian Birthday: May 9, 1540 Died At Age: 56 Sun Sign: Taurus Born in: Kumbhalgarh father: Udai Singh II siblings: Sagar Singh Spouse/Ex-spouse: Maharani Ajbade Punwar children: Amar Singh I, Chanda Singh, Sahas Mal, Shekha Singh religion: Hinduism Died on: January 19, 1597 place of death: Chavand, Rajasthan Maharana Pratap was a Hindu maharaja of the Rajput confederacy of Mewar, in the present day state of Rajasthan. Much renowned for successfully resisting the efforts of the Mughal emperor, Akbar, to conquer his area, he is honored as a hero in Rajasthan. His father, Rana Udai Singh, is considered to be a weak ruler but Maharana Pratap in contrast is revered as a courageous and brave warrior who refused to submit to the Mughal invasion and tirelessly defended his land and people until the very end. The eldest son of Rana Udai Singh II, he was the designated crown price who started displaying his valor during the reign of his father. While several of Pratap’s brothers-- Shakti Singh, Jagmal and Sagar Singh—served the Mughal emperor, Akbar, Pratap himself chose to resist the Mughal pressures to force him into submission. Akbar sent a total of six diplomatic missions to Pratap in the hopes of negotiating an alliance with him, but Pratap vehemently refused to accede to the demands of the Mughal. War between the Rajputs and the Mughals became inevitable. Even though the Mughal army greatly outnumbered the Rajput one, Maharana Pratap fought bravely till the very end. He died a hero and his birth anniversary (Maharana Pratap Jayanti) is celebrated as a full-fledged festival every year on the 3rd day of the Jyestha Shukla phase. Maharana Pratap had 11 wives; among them his first and favorite wife was Maharani Ajabde Punwar. He had 17 sons and five daughters. He sustained injuries in a hunting accident and died on 29 January 1597, aged 57. Upon his death his son Amar Singh succeeded him. On his death bed, Pratap told his son never to submit to the Mughals and to win Chittor back. But Amar Singh eventually submitted in 1614 to Emperor Jahangir, son of Akbar.
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