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Posted: 12:43PM May 6, 2017
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Grayma V
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Today, May 6th, we have a student (I think) from Arkansas whose occupation is Life and School and his interest is progress. Spuds has been a member of Braingle since February 18, 2006, and his byline is a Baruch Spinoz quote: There is no fear without some hope, and no hope without some fear. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPUDS!


1840 - The first adhesive postage stamps went on sale in Great Britain.
1851 - The mechanical refrigerator was patented by Dr. John Gorrie.
1851 - Linus Yale patented the clock-type lock.
1861 - Arkansas became the ninth state to secede from the Union.
1877 - Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to U.S. troops in Nebraska.
1882 - The U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The act barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years.
1889 - The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, France, marking the dedication of the Eiffel Tower. Also at the exposition was the first automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.
1910 - Kind Edward VII of England died. He was succeeded by his second son, George V.
1915 - Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox.
1937 - The German airship Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty-six people (of the 97 on board) were killed.
1941 - Joseph Stalin assumed the Soviet premiership.
1941 - Bob Hope gave his first USO show at California's March Field.
1942 - During World War II, the Japanese seized control of the Philippines. About 15,000 Americans and Filipinos on Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese.
1945 - Axis Sally made her final propaganda broadcast to Allied troops.
1946 - The New York Yankees became the first major league baseball team to travel by plane.
1954 - British runner Roger Banister broke the four minute mile.
1957 - U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage".
1959 - The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch girl was sold for $154,000 in London. It was the highest price paid (at the time) for a painting by a living artist.
1960 - Britain's Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong Jones. They were divorced in 1978.
1960 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
1962 - The first nuclear warhead was fired from the Polaris submarine.
1981 - A jury of international architects and sculptors unanimously selected Maya Ying Lin's entry for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1994 - The Channel Tunnel officially opened. The tunnel under the English Channel links England and France.
1994 - Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against U.S. President Clinton. The case alleged that he had sexually harassed her in 1991.
1997 - Army Staff Sgt. Delmar G. Simpson was sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping six trainees at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
1997 - Four health-care companies agreed to a settlement of $600 million to hemophiliacs who had contracted AIDS from tainted blood between 1978-1985.
1999 - Britain's Labour Party won the largest number of seats in the first elections for Scotland's new Parliament and Wales' new Assembly.
1999 - A parole board in New York voted to release Amy Fisher. She had been in jail for 7 years for shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face.
2001 - Chandra Levy's parents reported her missing to police in Washington, DC. Levy's body was found on May 22, 2002 in Rock Creek Park.
2002 - "Spider-Man" became the first movie to make more than $100 million in its first weekend.


Sigmund Freud 1856 - Psychiatrist, originated psychoanalysis
Robert E. Peary, Sr. 1856 - Explorer
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - Hindu poet, musical composer
Rudolph Valentino (Rodolfo Pietro Filiberto Raffaello Guglielmi di Valentina) 1895 - Actor
Toots Shor (Bernard Shor) 1903 - Restaurateur
Weeb (Wilbur Charles) Ewbank 1907 - Football player
Carmen Cavallaro 1913 - Pianist
(George) Orson Welles 1915 - Actor ("War of the Worlds", "A Man for All Seasons", "Catch-22")
Frederick James 'Freddy' Randall 1921 - Trumpeter, bandleader
Pat Harder 1922 - Football player
Elizabeth Sellars 1923 - Actress ("A Voyage Round My Father", "Never Let Go")
Harry (Percival) Watson 1923 - Hockey player
Marguerite Piazza 1926 - Singer
Willie (Howard) Mays 1931 - Baseball player
Bill (William Alfred) Hands - Baseball player
Bob Seger 1945 - Musician, singer
Jimmie Dale Gilmore 1945 - Singer, actor
Grier Jones 1946 - Golfer
Alan Dale 1947 - Actor
Ben Masters 1947 - Actor ("Noble House", "Dream Lover")
Mary MacGregor 1948 - Singer
Dennis Havig 1949 - Football player
Davey Johnstone 1951 - Musician (Elton John's trio)
Fred McNeil 1952 - Football player
Gregg Henry 1952 - Actor, musician
Tony Blair 1953 - British Prime Minister
Tom Bergeron 1955 - TV Host ("Dancing with the Stars")
Mare Winningham 1959 - Actress, singer
Julianne Phillips 1960 - Model, actress
George (Timothy) Clooney 1961 - Actor (TV: "The Facts of Life", "E/R", Movies: "Batman & Robin", "Ocean's 11"), son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney, nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney
Lori Singer 1962 - Actress, cellist
Stan Cullimore 1962 - Musician, songwriter (The Housemartins)
Roma Downey 1963 - Actress ("Touched by an Angel")
Mark Bryan 1967 - Musician (Hootie and the Blowfish)
Martin Brodeur 1972 - Hockey player
Adrianne Palicki 1972 - Actress ("Friday Night Lights")


1965 - Keith Richards began writing the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" in a Florida hotel room.
1973 - In Boston, Paul Simon began his first tour without Art Garfunkel.
1977 - Dolly Parton made her New York singing debut.
1978 - The Bee Gees announced the launch of UNICEF benefit concerts.
1994 - Pearl Jam filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department against Ticketmaster. The charge was the company had a monopoly on the concert ticket business.
1995 - James Taylor and Natalie Cole received honorary degrees at Berkley College of Music's 50th anniversary commencement.
1996 - Metallica began two days of recording for the video "Until It Sleeps."
2003 - Metallica was featured as an "mtvICON" in a 90-minute special.
Metallica music - Metallica apparel and gear
2005 - In Augusta, GA, a statue of James Brown was unveiled. The bronze life-sized statue was to commemorate Brown's musical accomplishments.

Fly in the plane of ambition .. .. land on the airport of success .. and wake up in your happiest, dream. Happy Birthday!

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 07:04PM May 7, 2017
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Grayma V
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Today, May 7th podskichris is celebrating his birthday. One question Chris, what is a podski? Just kidding, never make fun of someone's user name. After all, vlerma means nothing to anyone else but me. So anyhow podskichris has been a member of our Braingle family since Nov 19, 2004, and soon he will have been with our family for 13 years. I really need to look up to see when Braingle became a site.

Our birthday guy is a mechanic from Florida whose interests are hockey, bowling, and beaches and fun. Boy, it's a good thing you live in Florido with all those beaches. Oh sure, we have beaches in Nebraska too. Only problem is you can see from one beach to the other on the other side of the water. But it's all cool, we love Nebraska anyhow.

This guy has such a neat byline. "a tall man cannot hide in the short grass." This strikes me as being so funny. Maybe it is because I am a short woman who never even thought of hiding in the tall grass. But at least it gave me the giggles. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PODSKICHRIS!!


1833 - Composer Johannes Brahms was born.
1840 - Composer Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky was born.
1824 - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was performed for the first time.
1941 - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo."
1958 - Van Cliburn signed an artist's contract with RCA Victor Records.
1968 - Aretha Franklin recorded a live album in Paris.
1968 - Reginald Dwight decided to change his name to Elton John.
1971 - The Rolling Stones released "Brown Sugar" in the U.S. It was the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.
1978 - Bob Dylan sold 90,000 tickets in less than eight hours for upcoming concerts at London's Wembley Empire Pool.
1982 - Diana Ross received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1984 - The Cars released the single "Magic."
1991 - A judge in Macon, Georgia dismissed a wrongful death suit against Ozzy Osbourne. A local couple failed to prove their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy's music.
998 - Thousands of fans shut down central Tokyo after the suicide of Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto (X-Japan).
1998 - Steve Perry left Journey.
1999 - Lisa Stansfield made her film debut in the U.K. The film was the comedy "Swing."
2003 - Pete Townshend was cleared of possessing pornographic images of children. He was placed on a national register of sex offenders for five years. Police determined that he did not possess images of child abuse but that he was guilty of accessing a child pornography Internet site in 1999.


1789 - The first U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball was held honoring President George Washington and his wife in New York City.
1800 - The U.S. Congress divided the Northwest Territory into two parts. The western part became the Indiana Territory and the eastern section remained the Northwest Territory.
1847 - The AMA (American Medical Association) was organized in Philadelphia, PA.
1898 - The first Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association meet was held in New Haven, CT.
1912 - Columbia University approved final plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories.
1912 - The first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College Park, MD.
1915 - The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine. 1,201 people were killed.
1926 - A U.S. report showed that one-third of the nation's exports were motors.
1937 - The German Condor Legion arrived in Spain to assist Franco's forces.
1939 - Germany and Italy announced a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
1940 - Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister.
1942 - In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies attacked each other with carrier planes. It was the first time in the history of naval warfare where two enemy fleets fought without seeing each other.
1943 - The last major German strongholds in North Africa, Tunis and Bizerte, fell to Allied forces.
1945 - Baseball owner Branch Rickey announced the organization of the United States Negro Baseball League. There were 6 teams.
1945 - Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. It would take effect the next day.
1946 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded. The company was later renamed Sony.
1951 - Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.
1954 - French Colonial Forces surrendered to the Vietminh at Dien Bien Phu after 55 days of fighting.
1954 - The United States and the United Kingdom rejected the Soviet Union's bid to join NATO.
1958 - Howard Johnson set an aircraft altitude record in F-104.
1960 - Leonid Brezhnev became president of the Soviet Union.
1975 - U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.
1977 - Rookie Janet Guthrie set the fastest time on opening day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. Her time was 185.607.
1984 - A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who claimed they had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant while serving in the armed forces.
1987 - Shelly Long, as Diane Chambers, made her last appearance as a regular on the TV show "Cheers."
1992 - A 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring the U.S. Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise was ratified as the 27th Amendment.
1994 - The Edvard Munch painting "The Scream" was recovered after being stolen 3 months earlier from an Oslo Museum. This version of "The Scream", one of four different versions, was painted on paper.
1996 - The trial of Serbian police officer Dusan Tadic opened in the Netherlands. He was later convicted on murder-torture charges and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
1997 - A report released by the U.S. government said that Switzerland provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit during World War II. Germany exchanged for gold what had been plundered or stolen. Switzerland did not comply with postwar agreements to return the gold.
1998 - Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler Corp. for close to $40 billion. It was the largest industrial merger on record.
1998 - Residents of London voted to elect their own mayor for the first time in history. The vote would take place in May 2000.
1998 - Leeza Gibbons received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 - A jury ruled that "The Jenny Jones Show" and Warner Bros. were liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure. He was killed by another guest on the show. The jury's award was $25 million.
1999 - Jerry Moss received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 - In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens were killed and 20 were wounded when a NATO plane mistakenly bombed the Chinese embassy.
1999 - In Guinea-Bissau, the government of President João Bernardo Vieira was ousted in a military coup.
2000 - Russian President Vladimir V. Putin named First Deputy Premier Mikhail Kasyanov as premier.
2003 - In Washington, DC, General Motors Corp. delivered six fuel cell vehicles to Capitol Hill for lawmakers and others to test drive during the next two years.
2003 - Roger Moore collapsed during a matinee performance of the Broadway comedy "The Play What I Wrote." He finished the show after a 10-minute break. He was fitted with a pacemaker the following day.
2013 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 15,056.20. It was the first time it had closed over 15,000.


Robert Browning 1812 - Poet, married to poet Elizabeth Barrett
Johannes Brahms 1833 - Composer and pianist
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840 - Composer
Gabby (George Francis) Hayes 1885 - Actor
Josip Broz Tito 1892
Archibald MacLeish 1892 - Poet
Gary (Frank James) Cooper 1901 - Actor ("Sergeant York [1941]", "The Virginian")
Eva (Evita) Peron 1919 - Actress, wife of Argentina President Juan Peron, subject of the Broadway musical and film "Evita"
Darren McGavin 1922 - Actor ("Billy Madison", "Airport '77")
Anne Baxter 1923 - Actress ("All About Eve")
Gale Robbins 1924 - Actress, singer
Jim Lowe 1927 - Singer, songwriter
Dick Williams (Dick Richard Hirschfeld Williams) 1929 - Baseball player
Totie Fields (Sophie Feldman) 1930 - Entertainer, comedienne
Babe (Vito) Parilli 1930 - Football player
Teresa Brewer 1931 - Singer
Johnny Unitas 1933 - Football player
Jimmy Ruffin 1939 - Singer
Johnny Maestro (John Mastrangelo) 1939 - Singer
Lorrie (Lawrencine May) Collins 1942 - Country singer (The Collins Kids)
Ricky West 1943 - Musician (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
Robin Strasser 1945 - Actress ("One Life to Live")
Bill Danoff 1946 - Musician (Starland Vocal Band)
Thelma Houston 1946 - Singer
Marv Hubbard 1947 - Football player
Dave Hampton 1946 - Football player
Bill Kreutzmann 1946 - Musician (Grateful Dead)
Kathy Ahern 1949 - Golfer
Tim Russert 1950 - TV host ("Meet the Press")
Robert Hegyes 1951 - Actor ("Welcome Back, Kotter")
Terry Richardson 1953 - Hockey player
Amy Heckerling 1954 - Director, writer
Anne Dudley 1956 - Musician (Art of Noise)
Michael E. Knight 1959 - Actor ("All My Children")
Phil Campbell 1961 - Musician (Motorhead)
Chris O'Connor 1965 - Musician (Primitive Radio Gods)
Traci Lords 1969 - Actress
Eagle-Eye Cherry 1972 - Singer
Breckin Meyer 1974 - Actor
Alex Smith 1984 - Football player
Taylor Abrahamse 1991 - Actor

Have a Happy Birthday Happy Birthday .. Thinking of you on this your special day! May you be surrounded with happiness, filled with laughter, wrapped with pleasure, brightened with fun, blessed with love, remembered with joy and enriched with hopes.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 05:17PM May 9, 2017
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Grayma V
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Well I have made an error. Imagine that! May is a busy month for birthdays and I missed Kaipper's birthday on May 8th. So very sorry. She has been a member of Braingle since Mar 10, 2011, and she has been very active in the quiz area. She submitted 37 quizzes, played 356 of them, and reviewed 68 quizzes as a quizmaster. She also participated by casting 182 teaser votes. Now I have to admit I don't know where Kaipper lives or how old she is. But when she first joined Braingle she stated she was a student - six years ago, so hopefully she is out of high school and is doing great things with her life.

Please help me, members of Braingle, wish Kaipper and big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, even if it is a day late.


1541 - Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River. He called it Rio de Espiritu Santo.
1794 - Antoine Lavoisier was executed by guillotine. He was the French chemist that discovered oxygen.
1794 - The United States Post Office was established.
1846 - The first major battle of the Mexican War was fought. The battle occurred in Palo Alto, TX.
1847 - The rubber tire was patented by Robert W. Thompson.
1879 - George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.
1886 - Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invented what would later be called "Coca-Cola."
1914 - The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
1915 - H.P. Whitney's Regret became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby.
1919 - The first transatlantic flight by a navy seaplane began. The three Curtiss NC flying boats left from Naval Air Station Rockaway.
1921 - Sweden abolished capital punishment.
1933 - Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India.
1939 - Clay Puett's electric starting gate was used for the first time.
1943 - The Germans suppressed a revolt by Polish Jews and destroyed the Warsaw Ghetto.
1945 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe.
1954 - Parry O'Brien became the first to toss a shot put over 60 feet. O'Brien achieved a distance of 60 feet 5 1/4 inches.
1956 - Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of "Mad Magazine" for the first time.
1958 - U.S. President Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green became the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
1959 - Mike and Marian Ilitch founded "Little Caesars Pizza Treat".
1960 - Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union resumed.
1961 - New Yorkers selected a new name for their new National League baseball franchise. They chose the Mets.
1970 - Construction workers broke up an anti-war protest on New York City's Wall Street.
1973 - Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered.
1984 - The Soviet Union announced that they would not participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics Games in Los Angeles.
1984 - Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi (Scott Baio) got married on ABC-TV's "Happy Days."
1985 - "New Coke" was released to the public on the 99th anniversary of Coca-Cola.
1986 - Reporters were told that 84,000 people had been evacuated from areas near the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Soviet Ukraine.
1997 - Larry King received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998 - A pipe burst leaving a million residents without water in Malaysia's capital area. This added to four days of shortages that 2 million already faced.
1999 - The first female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college.


Oscar Hammerstein 1847
Harry S. Truman (U.S.) 1884 - 33rd president of the United States
Francis Desales Ouimet 1893
Bishop Fulton Sheen 1895
Robert Johnson 1911 - Blues musician, songwriter
Lex Barker 1919 Tarzan in the movies
Don Rickles 1926 - Comedian
David Attenborough 1926 - Environmentalist
Sonny Liston 1932
Thomas Pynchon 1937
Ricky Nelson (Eric Hilliard Nelson) 1940 - Musician
Peter Benchley 1940
Toni Tennille 1940 - Singer (The Captain and Tennille)
James Mitchum 1941
John Fred (John Fred and His Playboy Band) 1941
Paul Samwell-Smith (Yardbirds) 1943
Gary Glitter 1944 - Singer
Keith Jarrett 1945 - Pianist
Chris Frantz 1951...had on 0408a> - Musician (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
Phillip Bailey 1951 - Singer (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Billy Burnette 1954 - Musician (Fleetwood Mac)
David Keith 1954
Stephen Furst 1954
Alex Van Halen 1955 - Musician (Van Halen )
Ronnie Lott 1959 - Football player
Eric Brittingham 1960 - Musician (Cinderella)
Melissa Gilbert 1964 - Actress (TV: "Little House on the Prairie")
Dave Rowntree (Blur) 1964
Del Gray (Little Texas) 1968
Enrique Iglesias 1975 - Singer
Adrian Gonzalez 1982 - Baseball player
1829 - Composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk was born.


1941 - Anita O'Day recorded "Let Me Off Uptown" with Gene Krupa and his band.
1970 - The Beatles album "Let it Be" was released.
1972 - Billy Preston became the first rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall.
1977 - Olivia Newton-John made her New York City debut with a concert at the Metropolitan Opera House.
1990 - Tom Waits won $2.5 million when a Los Angeles court ruled that Frito-Lay unlawfully used a Waits sound alike in its Doritos ads.
1992 - Will Smith (the Fresh Prince) and songwriter Sheree Zampino were married.
1998 - Johnny Winter was inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk.
1998 - The Smashing Pumpkins filed a suit against Westwood One. The claim was that the radio syndicator had breached an oral and implied agreement when they licensed a 1991 interview with the band.
2002 - It was announced that Mariah Carey had signed a deal that included her own label.

May every Birthday joy be yours Fortune, health and wealth . We wish you everything that's good that you could wish yourself. And may your LUCKY STARS above shine brightly down to bless all your cherished dreams today and crown them with success.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 05:50PM May 9, 2017
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Grayma V
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I am one of the lazy ones here on Braingle - I don't play verymany games, with the eception of the Werewolf Game. So, since it is easy on the brain, I spend some of my time in the Foodfight. You mainly play against the computer, but when you get way up there you challenge other players trying to reach a high enough score so you can retire at the top of the heap. Today's birthday man and I have ben batting each other back and forth for at least a month. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PATING. You are a worthy player. Pating has been a Braingle member since January 27, 2006. He is an engineer, IT specialist. He states his interests are music and books. No wonder we get along, I definitely like music.


1502 - Christopher Columbus left Spain for his final trip to the Western Hemisphere.
1671 - Thomas "Captain" Blood stole the crown jewels from the Tower of London.
1754 - The first newspaper cartoon in America showed a divided snake "Join or die" in "The Pennsylvania Gazette."
1785 - Joseph Bramah patented the beer-pump handle.
1825 - The Chatham Theatre opened in New York City. It was the first gas-lit theater in America.
1901 - In Australia, the Duke of Cornwall and York declared the First Commonwealth Parliament open.
1904 - The Great Western Railway Number 3440 City of Truro became the first railway locomotive to exceed 100 miles per hour.
1915 - German and French forces fought the Battle of Artois.
1926 - Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole.
1930 - A starting gate was used to start a Triple Crown race for the first time.
1936 - Fascist Italy took Addis Abba and annexed Ethiopia.
1936 - The first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went on sale in New York City.
1940 - Vivien Leigh debuted in America on stage in "Romeo and Juliet" with Lawrence Olivier.
1941 - The German submarine U-110 was captured at sea by Britain's Royal navy.
1945 - U.S. officials announced that the midnight entertainment curfew was being lifted immediately.
1946 - King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy abdicated and was replaced by Umberto.
1955 - West Germany joined NATO.
1958 - Richard Burton made his network television debut in the presentation of "Wuthering Heights" on CBS-TV.
1960 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for sale an oral birth-control pill for the first time.
1961 - Jim Gentile (Baltimore Orioles) set a major league baseball record when he hit a grand slam home run in two consecutive innings. The game was against the Minnesota Twins.
1962 - A laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon for the first time.
1974 - The House Judiciary Committee began formal hearings on the Nixon impeachment.
1978 - The bullet-riddled body of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was found in an automobile in the center of Rome. The Red Brigades had abducted him.
1980 - A Liberian freighter hit the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida. 35 motorists were killed and a 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapsed.
1987 - Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers were married.
1994 - Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa's first black president.
1996 - In video testimony to a courtroom in Little Rock, AR, U.S. President Clinton insisted that he had nothing to do with a $300,000 loan in the criminal case against his former Whitewater partners.
2002 - In Bethlehem, West Bank, a deal was reached that would end the 38-day standoff at the Church of the Nativity. Thirteen suspected militants were to be deported to several different countries. The standoff had begun on April 2, 2002.
2002 - In Kaspiisk, Russia, 39 people were killed and at least 130 were injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded during a holiday parade.
2002 - In Bahrain, people were allowed to vote for representatives for the first time in nearly 30 years. Women were allowed to vote for the first time in the country's history.


Henry J. Kaiser 1882
Hank Snow 1914
Mike Wallace 1918 - Broadcast journalist ("60 Minutes")
Lloyd Price 1933
Alan Bennett 1934
Albert Finney 1936 - Actor
Glenda Jackson 1936 - Actress
Dave Prater 1937 - Musician (Sam & Dave)
Sonny Curtis 1937 - Musician (Buddy Holly and the Crickets)
Ralph Boston 1939
Nokie Edwards 1939 - Musician (The Ventures)
James L. Brooks 1940 - Director
Pete Birrell 1941 - Musician (Freddie and the Dreamers)
Danny Rapp 1941 - Musician (Danny & The Juniors)
Tommy Roe 1942
Richie Furay 1944 - Musician (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
Steve Katz 1945 - Musician (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
Clint Holmes 1946
Candice Bergen 1946 - Actress ("Murphy Brown")
Anthony Higgins 1947
Clavin Murphy 1948 - Basketball player
Billy Joel 1949 - Musician
Tom Peterson 1950 - Musician (Cheap Trick)
Alley Mills 1951 - Actress ("The Wonder Years")
Tony Gwynn 1960 - Baseball player
Dave Gahan 1962 - Musician (Depeche Mode) - Depeche Mode Merchandise
Paul Heaton 1962 - Musician (The Housemartins)
Peter Wilkinson 1969 - Musician (Cast)
Ghostface Killah 1970 - Rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
Tamia 1975
Dan Regan 1977 - Musician (Reel Big Fish)
Rosario Dawson 1979 - Actress
Brandon Webb 1979 - Baseball player
Rachel Boston 1982 - Actress ("American Dreams")
Prince Fielder 1984 - Baseball player
Audrina Patridge 1985 - Actress ("The Hills")
Grace Gummer 1986 - Actress


1939 - Ray Eberle recorded "Stairway to the Stars" with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
1944 - Jimmie Davis became the Governor of Louisiana. He wrote the song "You Are My Sunshine."
1958 - Alan Freed was indicted for inciting unlawful destruction of property in Boston.
1962 - Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin. Martin signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962. It was their first recording contract.
1964 - Chuck Berry began his first British tour.
1965 - Vladimir Horowitz played his first public concert in 12 years at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1967 - "Damita Jo Day" was celebrated in her hometown of Austin, TX.
1973 - Mick Jagger added $150,000 of his own money to the $350,000 raised by the Rolling Stones' January benefit concert for victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake.
1978 - Fee Waybill (Tubes) fell of a stage during a show in England, resulted in a broken leg.
1985 - Phil Collins released the single "Sussudio."
1990 - Sinead O'Connor refused to perform on "Saturday Night Live" after Andrew Dice Clay was named as host.
1998 - Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page were musical guests on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." They performed their collaboration "Come With Me."
1998 - Lester Butler died at the age of 39 of a drug overdose.
2000 - A U.S. federal appeals court upheld a $5.4 million jury decision that Michael Bolton had plagiarized parts of the song "Love is a Wonderful Thing." The original song, of the same name, was released in 1966 by the Isley Brothers.
2002 - It was announced that Ozzy Osbourne and his family had signed deal that included two books.

You're always very special And you should know today That you are wished the nicest things That life can bring your way. Like warm and loving wishes And happiness and cheer And everything you need to start Another happy year.

---This message was edited on 03:14PM May 10, 2017---

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 06:27PM May 14, 2017
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Grayma V
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Celtichero and I have known each other for almost 17 year. He is from the USA and says he is AWESOME. He has played just under 100 wolf games and just over 75 Who's the Boss games plus casting 6983 teaser votes and playing 1098 quizzes. He has been part of our Braingle family since June 30, 2010. He gives his occupation as "Rebel Without a Cause and his interests are movies and sports. Check out his wiki for more information. His birthday was May 13th and this old Birthday Grayma missed it again. Sorry Celtichero I had a granddaughter graduating from high school and I just had too many oars in the water. I really do apologize as I see you had logged on yesterday, my sincere apology for getting behind again. Celtichero's byline sounds like something that would work as an advertising line for the Werewolf Game. " A red sun rises; blood has been spilled this night.' A late Happy Birthday, Celtichero from all the folks here at Braingle.


1821 - The first practical printing press was patented in the U.S. by Samuel Rust.
1846 - The U.S. declared that war existed with Mexico.
1854 - The first big American billiards match was held at Malcolm Hall in Syracuse, NY.
1861 - Britain declared its neutrality in the American Civil War.
1864 - The Battle of Resaca commenced as Union General Sherman fought towards Atlanta during the American Civil War.
1865 - The last land engagement of the American Civil War was fought at the Battle of Palmito Ranch in far south Texas, more than a month after Gen. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA.
1873 - Ludwig M. Wolf patented the sewing machine lamp holder.
1880 - Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway in Menlo Park.
1888 - Slavery was abolished in Brazil.
1897 - Guglielmo Marconi sent the world's first wireless communication over open sea.
1911 - The New York Giants set a major league baseball record. Ten runners crossed home plate before the first out of the game against St. Louis.
1912 - Royal Flying Corps was established in England.
1913 - Igor Sikorsky flew the first four engine aircraft.
1917 - Near Fatima, Portugal, three peasant children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
1918 - The first airmail postage stamps were issued with airplanes on them. The denominations were 6, 16, and 24 cents.
1927 - "Black Friday" occurred in Germany.
1940 - Winston Churchill made his first speech as the prime minister of Britain.
1949 - The first gas turbine to pump natural gas was installed in Wilmar, AR.
1954 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed into law the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Act.
1958 - French troops took control of Algiers.
1958 - U.S. Vice President Nixon's limousine was battered by rocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.
1967 - Mickey Mantle hit his 500th homerun.
1968 - Peace talks between the U.S. and North Vietnam began in Paris.
1975 - Hailstones the size of tennis balls hit Wenerville, TN.
1982 - The Chicago Cubs became the first major league baseball team to win 8,000 games.
1985 - Tony Perez became the oldest major league baseball player to hit a grand slam home run at the age of 42 and 11 months.
1985 - A confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE ended as police dropped an explosive onto the group's headquarters. Eleven people died in the fire that resulted.
1998 - India did a second round of nuclear tests. The first round had been done 2 days earlier. Within hours the U.S. and Japan imposed tough economic sanctions. India claimed that the tests were necessary to maintain India's national security.
1999 - In Moscow, the impeachment of Russian President Boris Yeltsin began.
2003 - The U.S. government unveiled a newly designed version of the $20 bill. It was the first to be colorized in an effort to stop counterfeiters.


Arthur Sullivan 1842 - Operetta composer, worked with Sir William Gilbert
Maxine Sullivan (Marietta Williams) 1911 - Singer
Robert Middleton (Samuel Messer) 1911 - Actor ("Desperate Hours")
Joe Louis (Barrow) 1914 - Boxer, "The Brown Bomber"
Johnny Wright 1914 - Country singer
"Red" Garland (William "Red" Garland) 1923 - Musician
Beatrice Arthur 1926 - Actress ("The Golden Girls", "Maude")
Clive Barnes 1927 - Writer, critic
Herbert Ross 1927 - Director
Johnny (John Junior) Roseboro 1933 - Baseball player
Teddy Randazzo 1935 - Songwriter, producer, singer, actor
Zohra Lampert 1937 - Actress ("Alan & Naomi")
Harvey Keitel 1939 - Actor ("Pulp Fiction", "Thelma and Louise", "Taxi Driver")
Senta Berger 1941 - Actress ("The Victors")
Richie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela) 1941 - Singer
Mary Wells 1943 - Singer
"Magic" Dick Salwitz 1945 - Musician (J. Geils Band)
Mike Chernoff 1946 - Hockey player
Tim Pigott-Smith 1946 - Actor (" The Jewel in the Crown")
Peter Overend Watts 1947 - Musician (Mott the Hoople)
Franklin Ajaye 1949 - Actor ("Fraternity Vacation", "Convoy")
Stevie Wonder (Steveland Morris) 1950 - Musician
Bobby Valentine 1950 - Baseball player, manager
Paul Thompson 1951 - Musician (Roxy Music)
Frances Barber 1957 - Actress ("A Zed & Two Noughts", "Home Sweet Home")
Dennis Rodman 1961 - Basketball player, nickname: "The Worm", actor
Tom Verica 1964 - Actor ("American Dreams")
Stephen Colbert 1964 - Television host ("The Colbert Report")
Lorraine McIntosh 1964 - Musician (Deacon Blue)
Lari White 1965 - Country music singer
Darius Rucker 1966 - Musician (Hootie and the Blowfish)
Samantha Morton 1977 - Actress
Hunter Parrish 1978 - Actor ("Weeds")
Barry Zito 1978 - Baseball player
Robert Pattinson 1986 - Actor ("Twilight", "New Moon")
Debby Ryan 1993 - Actress, singer


1842 - Composer Sir Arthur Sullivan was born.
1938 - "When the Saints Go Marching In" was recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra.
1954 - "The Pajama Game" made its debut on Broadway in New York City at the St. James Theatre.
1955 - Elvis Presley's performance at Jacksonville, FL, became the first Presley show at which a riot ensued.
1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his second wife six months after marrying his third wife, Myra.
1966 - The Kinks recorded "Sunny Afternoon."
1970 - The Beatles film "Let it Be" premiered in New York.
1971 - Grace Slick smashed her Mercedes into a concrete wall near San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
1977 - Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a concert at the Bottom Line.
1977 - Linda Ronstadt denied reports saying she had been offered $1 million to be photographed nude for a Hustler centerfold.
1984 - "The Fantasticks" became the longest-running musical in theatre history with performance number 10,000. The show opened on May 3, 1960.
1985 - Bruce Springsteen and Julianne Phillips were married. They separated in 1989.
1993 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White were guest voices on the season finale of the "The Simpsons." The episode was entitled "Krusty Gets Kancelled."
2008 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a 42-cent stamp in honor of Frank Sinatra.
2014 - The Michael Jackson album XSCAPE was released by Epic Records.
2015 - Steven Tyler's single "Love Is Your Name" to all digital platforms. It was the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album.

Blowing out another candle should mean that you have lived another year filled with joy and you having made this world a better place. Make every day of your life and every candle count. Have a great day.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 11:59AM May 15, 2017
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OK Braingle members, stand up straight, watch your P's and Q's and show some respect. Today, May 15th, we are going to wish Happy Birthday to a Law Enforcement Officer from Clinton County, New York. Dryan55 has been a member of Braingle since June 13, 2011, and his byline is "So Dark the Con of Man..." He is interested in Sci-Fi; Fantasy and Horror. Now he doesn't say if this is on TV or movies or if this is real life he is referring to. dryan55 has played 7259 quizzes so along with his job, he has kept busy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRYAN55 - your user name almost makes me think of drive55, Of course you haven't really indicated where in law enforcement you work, but you do have my respect.


1795 - Napoleon entered the Lombardian capital of Milan.
1849 - Neapolitan troops entered Palermo, and were in possession of Sicily.
1856 - Lyman Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," was born.
1862 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1911 - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1916 - U.S. Marines landed in Santo Domingo to quell civil disorder.
1918 - Regular airmail service between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, began under the direction of the Post Office Department, which later became the U.S. Postal Service.
1926 - Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth were forced down in Alaska after a four-day flight over an icecap. Ice had begun to form on the dirigible Norge.
1926 - The New York Rangers were officially granted a franchise in the NHL. The NHL also announced that Chicago and Detroit would be joining the league in November.
1930 - Ellen Church became the first female flight attendant.
1940 - Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the U.S.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio began his historic major league baseball hitting streak of 56 games.
1942 - Gasoline rationing began in the U.S. The limit was 3 gallons a week for nonessential vehicles.
1948 - Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon only hours after declaring its independence.
1951 - AT&T became the first corporation to have one million stockholders.
1957 - Britain dropped its first hydrogen bomb on Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean.
1958 - Sputnik III, the first space laboratory, was launched in the Soviet Union.
1963 - The last Project Mercury space flight was launched.
1964 - The Smothers Brothers, Dick and Tom, gave their first concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1970 - U.S. President Nixon appointed America's first two female generals.
1970 - Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, were killed when police opened fire during student protests.
1972 - Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, MD while campaigning for the U.S. presidency. Wallace was paralyzed by the shot.
1975 - The merchant ship U.S. Mayaguez was recaptured from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
1980 - The first transcontinental balloon crossing of the United States took place.
1983 - In Boston, MA, the Madison Hotel was destroyed by implosion.
1988 - The Soviet Union began their withdrawal of its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan. Soviet forces had been there for more than eight years.
1990 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" was sold for $82.5 million. The sale set a new world record.
1997 - The Space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to deliver urgently needed repair equipment and a fresh American astronaut to Russia's orbiting Mir station.
1999 - The Russian parliament was unable a attain enough votes to impeach President Boris Yeltsin.
2014 - The National September 11 Memorial Museum was dedicated in New York City.


Lyman Frank Baum 1856 - Author of children's books ("The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
Pierre Curie 1859 - Physicist
Katherine Anne Porter 1890 - Journalist, essayist, short story writer
Joseph Cotten (Joseph Cheshire Cotten) 1905 - Actor
James Mason (James Neville Mason) 1909 - Actor
Constance Cummings 1910 - Actress
Max Frisch 1911 - Architect, playwright, novelist
Eddy Arnold (Richard Edward Arnold) 1918 - Country singer
Ellis Larkins 1923 - Musician
Richard Avedon 1923 - Photographer
Peter Shaffer 1926 - Playwright, novelist, screenwriter
Jasper Johns 1930 - Artist
Wavy Gravy (Hugh Nanton Romney) 1936 - Entertainer, peace activist
Paul Zindel 1936 - Playwright, author
Anna Maria Alberghetti 1936 - Opera singer, actress
Trini Lopez (Trinidad López III) 1937 - Singer, guitarist
Madeleine Albright 1937 - First woman to become a U.S. Secretary of State
Lenny Welch 1938 - Singer
Paul Rudd (Paul Ryan Rudd) 1940 - Theater actor, director
Lainie Kazan 1940 - Actress, singer
K.T. Oslin (Kay Toinette Oslin) 1942 - Country singer, songwriter
Graeham Goble (Graham Goble) 1947 - Musician (Little River Band)
Brian Eno 1948 - Musician (Roxy Music)
Chazz Palminteri (Calogero Lorenzo "Chazz" Palminteri) 1951 - Actor, writer
Pat Hickey 1953 - Hockey player
George Brett 1953 - Baseball player
Mike Oldfield (Michael Gordon "Mike" Oldfield) 1953 - Musician, composer
Lee Horsley 1955 - Actor
John Smoltz 1967 - Baseball player
Emmitt Smith 1969 - Football player
Prince Be 1970 - (PM Dawn)
David Charvet 1972 - Singer, actor
Ahmet Rodan Zappa 1974 - Musician
Ray Lewis 1975 - Football player
Amy Chow 1978 - Comedienne
David Krumholtz 1978 - Actor ("Numb3rs")
Josh Beckett 1980 - Baseball player
Justin Morneau 1981 - Baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler 1981 - Actress ("The Sopranos")


1938 - Guy Lombardo and his orchestra recorded "Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride."
1957 - Elvis Presley inhaled a cap on one of his teeth. He had to be taken to a Los Angeles hospital to have it removed from his lung.
1963 - The Hollies began recording their first sessions for their first album. "Stay with The Hollies" was released in January 1964.
1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
1974 - Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) released his first solo album, "Monkey Grip." It was the first solo effort by a member of the Rolling Stones.
1984 - Nils Lofgren replaced "Miami" Steve Van Zant in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
1985 - Prince released the single "Raspberry Beret."
1994 - Sting and Nancy Wilson received honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
1995 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was arrested for trying to buy drugs in a motel parking lot in Pasadena, CA.
1998 - Sonny and Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2009 - Eminem released his 5th studio album "Relapse."

Today is your day and you're wished the best. I hope you celebrate it with a lot of zest. For as of today you're another year older. Store away your many wishes until you feel bolder. So let the drums roll and the horns toot, now make a wish for a whole lot of loot. I wish you well, I wish you peace and I wish you love it's true, but the most I wish for today is a wonderful life for you! Happy Birthday.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 11:08AM May 19, 2017
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So does anyone know whose occupation is SPAGHETTI? How about being interested in Cartoons, Games, Books, and Music? Well this describes our birthday gal. She lives in the USA and her birthday is today, May 19th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FINTPOPS! Hope it is a good one.


1608 - The Protestant states formed the Evangelical Union of Lutherans and Calvinists.
1643 - Delegates from four New England colonies met in Boston to form a confederation.
1643 - The French army defeated a Spanish army at Rocroi, France.
1796 - The first U.S. game law was approved. The measure called for penalties for hunting or destroying game within Indian territory.
1847 - The first English-style railroad coach was placed in service on the Fall River Line in Massachusetts.
1856 - U.S. Senator Charles Sumner spoke out against slavery.
1857 - The electric fire alarm system was patented by William F. Channing and Moses G. Farmer.
1858 - A pro-slavery band led by Charles Hameton executed unarmed Free State men near Marais des Cygnes on the Kansas-Missouri border.
1864 - The Union and Confederate armies launched their last attacks against each other at Spotsylvania in Virginia.
1906 - The Federated Boys' Clubs, forerunner of the Boys' Clubs of America, were organized.
1911 - The first American criminal conviction that was based on fingerprint evidence occurred in New York City.
1912 - The Associated Advertising Clubs of America held its first convention in Dallas, TX.
1921 - The U.S. Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants.
1926 - Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the first time.
1926 - Benito Mussolini announced that democracy was deceased. Rome became a fascist state.
1926 - In Damascus, Syria, French shells killed 600 people.
1928 - The first frog-jumping jubilee held in Calaveras County, CA.
1935 - T.E. Lawrence "Lawrence of Arabia" died from injuries in a motorcycle crash in England.
1935 - The National Football League (NFL) adopted an annual college draft to begin in 1936.
1943 - Winston Churchill told the U.S. Congress that his country was pledging their full support in the war against Japan.
1958 - Canada and the U.S. formally established the North American Air Defense Command.
1962 - Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" for U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The event was a fund-raiser at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1964 - The U.S. State Department reported that diplomats had found about 40 microphones planted in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
1967 - The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Britain that banned nuclear weapons from outer space.
1974 - Erno Rubik invented the puzzle what would later become known as the Rubik's Cube.
1967 - U.S. planes bombed Hanoi for the first time.
1981 - The Empire State Building was designated a New York City Landmark.
1988 - In Jacksonville, FL, Carlos Lehder Rivas was convicted of smuggling more than three tons of cocaine into the United States. Rivas was the co-founder of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel.
1989 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average passed 2,500 for the first time. The close for the day was 2,501.1.
1992 - U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown" for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock.
1992 - In Massapequa, NY, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded by Amy Fisher. Fisher was her husband Joey's teen-age lover.
1992 - The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises.
1993 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed about 3,500 (3,500.03) for the first time.
1998 - In Russia, strikes broke out over unpaid wages.
1998 - Bandits stole three of Rome's most important paintings from the National Gallery of Modern Art.
1999 - "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" was released in the U.S. It set a new record for opening day sales at 28.5 million.
1999 - Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Selleck got into an uncomfortable verbal issue concerning gun control on O'Donnell's talk show.
2000 - The bones of the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton went on display in Chicago.
2000 - Disney released the movie "Dinosaur."
2003 - It was announced that Worldcom Inc. would pay investors $500 million to settle civil fraud charges over its $11 billion accounting scandal.
2003 - Hundreds of Albert Einstein's scientific papers, personal letters and humanist essays were make available on the Internet. Einstein had given the papers to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in his will.
2005 - "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" brought in 50.0 million in its opening day.
2013 - The Yahoo board approved the $1.1 billion purchase of the blogging site Tumblr.


Johns Hopkins 1795 - entrepreneur, philanthropist, mosted noted for the creation of Johns Hopkins Hospital
Sarah Peale 1800 - Portrait painter
Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Sinh Cung) 1890 - North Vietnamese Communist revolutionary, prime minister and president
Bruce Bennett 1906 - Shot putter, actor
George Auld 1919 - Musician
Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) 1925 - African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist
Jim Lehrer (James Charles "Jim" Lehrer) 1934 - Journalist, news anchor
David Hartman 1935 - Television personality
James Fox 1939 - Actor
Nancy Kwan 1939 - Actress
Stephen Young (Stephen Levy) 1939 - Actor
Francis Scobee (Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee) 1939 - Astronaut, killed commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger
Mickey Newbury 1940 - Songwriter
Nora Ephron 1941 - Diretor, producer, screenwriter, novelist, journalist
Peter Mayhew 1944 - Actor ("Star Wars")
Pete Townshend 1945 - Musician (The Who)
David Helfgott 1947 - Concert pianist
Dusty Hill 1949 - Musician (ZZ Top)
Grace Jones 1952 - Singer, model, actress
Joey Ramone 1951 - Musician (The Ramones)
Phil Rudd 1954 - Musician (AC/DC)
Steven Ford (Steven Meigs Ford) 1956 - Actor, son of U.S. President Gerald Ford
Martyn Ware 1956 - Musician (The Human League)
Iain Harvie (Del Amitri) 1962
Jenny Berggren 1972 - Musician (Ace of Base)
Kevin Garnett 1976 - Basketball player
Eric Lloyd 1986 - Actor
Sam Smith (Samuel Frederick Smith) 1992 - Singer


1958 - Bobby Darin's single, "Splish Splash," was released as the first eight-track master recording pressed to a plastic 45-RPM disc.
1960 - The Drifters recorded "Save the Last Dance For Me."
1961 - The Everly Brothers launched their own record label Calliope.
1965 - FBI agents visited Wand Records investigating the lyrics to the song "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen.
1973 - Paul Simon released "Kodachrome."
1975 - The Eagles released the single "One Of These Nights."
1975 - Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" album was released U.S. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release.
1976 - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) crashed his car in Newton Pagnell, England. He was later charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana that was found in his car.
1979 - Eric Clapton and George Harrison's ex-wife, Patti Boyd were married.
1986 - Peter Gabriel released the album "So."

When you look back on the past, let your memories be warm and special ones. When you celebrate your Birthday today, let your heart be filled with joy and love, and when you look to the future, I wish that your wildest dreams and deepest hopes and dreams come true!

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 04:03PM May 22, 2017
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Today, May 22nd we have an Engineer from New Jersey who is celebrating his birthday. The_Spider has been a member of Braingle since September 27, 2010 and his interests include sports, (NFL, MMA, NCAAB) bjj ( and Spider, I have to admit I don't know what bjj is) He also enjoys running, chess and WWG. Hey I know what WWG is and The_Spider has played 140 some games of WWG and 90 some games of WTB, so he has been keeping busy in the game department. Any way, I know I am a bit late today, but have been with my doctor since 110 this morning, having tests done on my heart again and making sure my pacemaker is working like it should. They decided the battery on my pacemaker will last 10 years, so if you can put up with me I will encourage everyone to wish Happy Birthday to our celebrants which included The_Spider today.


1761 - In Philadelphia, the first life insurance policy was issued in the U.S.
1819 - The steamship Savannah became the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
1841 - Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair.
1849 - Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock.
1859 - The creator of "Sherlock Holmes," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born.
1868 - Near Marshfield, IN, The "Great Train Robbery" took place. The robbery was worth $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds to the seven members of the Reno gang.
1872 - The Amnesty Act restored civil rights to Southerners.
1882 - The U.S. formally recognized Korea.
1891 - The first public motion picture was given in Thomas Edison's lab.
1892 - Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the toothpaste tube.
1900 - The Associated Press was incorporated as a non-profit news cooperative in New York.
1900 - A. DeVilbiss, Jr. patented his pendulum-type computing scale.
1900 - Edwin S. Votey received a patent for the pianola (a pneumatic piano player). It could be attached to any piano.
1906 - The Wright brothers received a patent their flying machine.
1939 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a military alliance between Germany and Italy known as the "Pact of Steel."
1947 - The Truman Doctrine was enacted by the U.S. Congress to appropriate military and economic aid Turkey and Greece.
1955 - A scheduled dance to be headlined by Fats Domino was canceled by police in Bridgeport, Connecticut because "rock and roll dances might be featured."
1955 - Jack Benny did his last live network radio broadcast after a run of 23 years. He devoted his time fully to TV.
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" premiered on PBS.
1967 - The final "To Tell the Truth" program was seen on CBS-TV.
1969 - A lunar module of Apollo 10 flew within nine miles of the moon's surface. The event was a rehearsal for the first lunar landing.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Russia. He met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
1972 - The island Ceylon adopted a new constitution and became the republic of Sri Lanka.
1977 - Janet Guthrie set the fastest time of the second weekend of qualifying, becoming the first woman to earn a starting spot in the Indianapolis 500 since its inception in 1911.
1985 - Pete Rose passed Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader with 2,108.
1986 - Sylvester Stallone agreed to a 10-picture, six-year deal with United Artists. He signed for a reported $15 million for each film.
1990 - In the Middle East, North and South Yemen merged to become a single state known as the Republic of Yemen.
1990 - Microsoft released Windows 3.0.
1992 - Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time. He had been host for 30 years.
1997 - Kelly Flinn, the U.S. Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepted a general discharge. She thereby avoided court-martial on charges of adultery, lying and disobeying an order.
1998 - Bolivia was hit with a series of powerful earthquakes. At least 18 were killed. The quakes ranged in magnitude from 5.9 to 6.8.
1998 - New information came to light about the June 1996 bombing that killed 19 American airmen. The information indicated that Saudi citizens had been responsible and not Iranians as once believed.
1998 - A federal judge said that Secret Service agents could be compelled to testify before a grand jury in Monica Lewinsky investigation concerning U.S. President Clinton.
1998 - Voters in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland turned out to cast ballots giving approval to a Northern Ireland peace accord.
2002 - Chandra Levy's remains were found in Washington, DC's Rock Creek Park. She was last seen on April 30, 2001. California Congressman Gary Condit was questioned in the case due to his relationship with Levy.
2002 - In Birmingham, AL, a jury convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder in the 1963 church bombing that killed four girls.
2002 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 583rd career home run. He tied Mark McGwire for fifth on the all-time list.
2003 - At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorenstam became the first woman to play on the PGA tour in 58 years. She ended the day at 1-over par.
2012 - In Japan, the Tokyo Skytree tower opened.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859 - Author of Sherlock Holmes detective novels
Sir Laurence Olivier (Laurence Kerr Olivier) 1907 - Actor, director, producer
Sun Ra (Herman Poole Blount, Le Sony's Ra) 1914 - Musician
Vance Packard 1914 - Journalist, social critic, author
Judith Crist 1922 - Film critic
Charles Aznavour 1924 - Singer
Elaine Leighton 1926 - Musician
Michael Constantine 1927 - Actor
Jackie Cain 1928 - Musician
T. Boone Pickens 1928 - Oil tycoon
Kenny Ball 1930 - Musician
Al Brown 1934 - Band leader (Al Brown's Tunetoppers)
Peter Nero (Bernard Nierow) 1934 - Pianist, conductor
Frank Converse 1938 - Actor
Susan Strasberg 1938 - Actress
Richard Benjamin 1938 - Actor, director
Paul Winfield 1939 - Actor ("Sounder")
Bernard Shaw 1940 - Broadcast journalist
Michael Sarrazin 1940 - Actor
Barbara Perkins 1942 - Actress
Bernie Taupin 1950 - Songwriter, worked with Elton John
Jerry Dammers 1954 - Musician (Specials)
Iva Davies 1955 - Musician (Icehouse)
Al Corley 1956 - Actor, singer, producer
Morrissey 1959 - Musician (The Smiths)
Dana Williams 1961 - Musician (Diamond Rio)
Ann Cusak 1961 - Actress
Jesse Valenzuela 1962 - Musician (Gin Blossoms)
Johnny Gill 1966 - Singer (New Edition)
Dan Roberts 1967 - Musician (Crash Test Dummies)
Naomi Campbell 1970 - Model
Alison Eastwood 1972 - Actress, director
Anna Belknap 1972 - Actress ("CSI: NY")
Donell Jones 1973 - Musician
A.J. Langer 1974 - Actress
Ginnifer Goodwin 1978 - Actress ("Big Love")
Maggie Q 1979 - Actress
Apollo Anton Ohno 1982 - Speed skater


1813 - Composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner was born.
1954 - Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) celebrated his bar mitzvah.
1955 - In Bridgeport, CT, a Fats Domino concert was canceled because policed feared a rock 'n' roll riot would occur.
1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis announced that he had married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra.
1966 - Bruce Springsteen and his first band, the Castells, recorded their first and only record, "That's What You Get" backed with "Baby I." It was never released.
1970 - Elvis Presley signed a three-picture deal with MGM.
1980 - In New York, five gold records that belonged to Jimi Hendrix were stolen from the Electric Ladyland studios.
1992 - Michael Jackson financed the funeral of a 9-year-old boy that had been killed in a drive-by shooting.
1997 - Fleetwood Mac performed the first of two MTV Unplugged specials that would be aired in the summer of 1997.
1999 - New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena sold out of tickets for 15 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band shows.
2000 - Steely Dan received the Founders Award for a lifetime of songwriting at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards.
2001 - A remastered version of the album "Madonna" was released.
2003 - The final manuscript of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which was annotated by the composer, sold at an auction for $3.47 million.
2008 - Madonna's documentary, "I Am Because We Are," was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Let this new year of your life be special, full of precious moments, bright emotions, full of happiness and joy! Let Love follow your footsteps everywhere you go! Happy Birthday.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 08:32PM May 22, 2017
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I just discovered that PixiePal is also celebrating her birthday today. She has been a Braingle Member since Oct. 18, 2014 Her location is Somewhere and her occupation is Something. She is interested in peanut butter, raspberry, mlp, and littlest pet shops. So please folks join me in wishing PixiePal the Happiest Birthday ever. She does have a very cute little avatar.

PixiePal please read through The_Spider's birthday wishes as you have the same happenings for you birthday. Normally I would have put both your names as birthday people for May 22, but as I explained earlier I spent most of the day with my doctors doing some more tests on my old heart, do I basically just screwed up. Sorry, but at least I found your birthday before it was totally over.

I sincerely hope you have had a wonderful day with family and friends, and other loved ones, with lots of presents and plenty of cake and other goodies.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 01:33PM May 23, 2017
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Welcome to the birthday box for May 23rd. Today's recipient of the Braingle Birthday wishes is gaylewolf. She has been a member of this family site since November 19, 2006. Wow! This lady has some Braingle age on her membership.

Gaylewolf has cast 828 teaser votes and has played 702 quizzes. She is from Michigan and we all wish her a Great Happy Birthday.


1430 - Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians. She was then sold to the English.
1533 - Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
1618 - The Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window.
1701 - In London, Captain William Kidd was hanged after being convicted of murder and piracy.
1785 - Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter that he had invented bifocals.
1788 - South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify U.S. Constitution.
1827 - The first nursery school in the U.S. was established in New York City.
1846 - Arabella Mansfield (Belle Aurelia Babb) was born. She was the first woman in the U.S. to pass the bar exam, though she never used her law degree.
1873 - Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established. The organization's name was changed to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.
1876 - Boston's Joe Borden pitched the very first no-hitter in the history of the National League.
1879 - The first U.S. veterinary school was established by Iowa State University.
1895 - The New York Public Library was created with an agreement that combined the city's existing Astor and Lenox libraries.
1900 - Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, 37 years after the Battle of Fort Wagner.
1901 - American forces captured Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo.
1908 - Part of the Great White Fleet arrived in Puget Sound, WA.
1915 - During World War I, Italy joined the Allies as they declared war on Austria-Hungary.
1922 - The play "Abie's Irish Rose" opened in New York City.
1922 - "Daylight Saving Time" was debated in the first debate ever to be heard on radio in Washington, DC.
1926 - The French captured the Moroccan Rif capital.
1934 - In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe.
1937 - Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died.
1938 - "LIFE" magazine's cover pictured Errol Flynn as a glamour boy.
1945 - In Luneburg Germany, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while imprisoned by the Allied forces.
1949 - The Republic of West Germany was established.
1960 - Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1962 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) agreed to transfer the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, CA. The team became the San Francisco Warriors (and later the Golden State Warriors).
1962 - Joe Pepitone of the New York Yankees set a major league baseball record by hitting two home runs in one inning.
1981 - In Barcelona, Spain, gunmen seized control of the Central Bank and took 200 hostages.
1985 - Thomas Patrick Cavanagh was sentenced to life in prison for trying to sell Stealth bomber secrets to the Soviet Union.
1992 - In Lisbon, Portugal , the U.S. and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement to implement the START missile reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union before it was dissolved.
1994 - "Pulp Fiction" won the "Golden Palm" for best film at the 47th Cannes Film Festival.
1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was demolished.
1998 - British Protestants and Irish Catholics of Northern Ireland approved a peace accord.
1999 - In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) died when he fell 90 feet while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.
1999 - Gerry Bloch, at age 81, became the oldest climber to scale El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He broke his own record that he set in 1986 when he was 68 years old.
2013 - Google acquired Makani Power for use for its Project Wing.


Arabella Mansfield 1846 - She was the first female lawyer in the United States
Douglas Fairbanks 1883 - Actor
Herbert Marshall 1890 - Actor
Artie Shaw 1910 - Band leader
Scatman Crothers (Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers) 1910 - Actor, musician, singer, dancer
John Payne 1912 - Actor, singer
Betty Garrett 1919 - Actress ("All in the Family," "Laverne and Shirley")
Helen O'Connell 1920 - Singer, actress, dancer
Alicia de Larrocha 1923 - Pianist
Mac Wiseman 1925 - Singer
Nigel Davenport 1928 - Actor
Rosemary Clooney 1928 - Singer, actress, aunt of George Cloooney
Julian Euell 1929 - Jazz musician
Barbara Barrie 1931 - Actress
Joan Collins 1933 - Actress ("Dynasty")
Robert Moog 1934 - Musician
Charles Kimbrough 1936 - Actor ("Murphy Brown")
General Johnson 1943 - Musician (Chairman of the Board)
Lauren Chapin 1945 - Actress ("Father Knows Best")
Misty Morgan 1945 - Musician
Danny Klein 1946 - Musician (J. Geils Band)
Judy Rodman 1951 - Country singer
Anatoly Karpov 1951 - Chess grandmaster
"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler 1952 - Boxer
Luka Bloom 1955 - Singer
Drew Carey 1958 - Actor, game show host
Shelley West 1958 - Country singer
Linden Ashby 1960 - Actor
Karen Duffy 1961 - Actress, model
Melissa Suzanne McBride 1965 - Actress (TV: "The Walking Dead")
Phil Selway 1967 - Musician (Radiohead)
Noel Gallagher 1968 - Musician (Oasis)
Laurel Holloman 1968 - Actress ("The L Word")
Lorenzo 1972 - Singer
Maxwell 1973 - Singer
Jewel 1974 - Singer
Adam Wylie 1984 - Actor


1940 - "I'll Never Smile Again" was recorded by Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey and the Pied Pipers.
1960 - The Everly Brothers recorded "Cathy's Clown."
1964 - Ella Fitzgerald's cover of the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" hit #34 in the U.K. She was the first artist to chart in the U.K. with a Beatles cover.
1969 - The Who released the album "Tommy" in the U.K.
1970 - The Grateful Dead played its first British concert at the Hollywood Rock Festival. It was also their first show outside of the U.S.
1971 - Iron Butterfly broke up.
1975 - Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" album was released in the U.K. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release.
1979 - KISS released the album "Dynasty."
1979 - "The Kids Are Alright," Jeff Stein's documentary compilation of film clips detailing the history of The Who debuted in New York.
1979 - Tom Petty filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
1998 - A Hanson concert sold out in less than 20 minutes in the Detroit market for a June 29 show at the Pine Knob Amphitheatre.
2000 - The Eminem album "The Marshall Mathers LP" was released.

When you look back on the past, let your memories be warm and special ones. When you celebrate your Birthday today, let your heart be filled with joy and love, and when you look to the future, I wish that your wildest dreams and deepest hopes and dreams come true!

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 03:07PM Jun 3, 2017
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Grayma V
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OK folks, my apologies to several of our birthday people - I got down, sick at home and basically just kept up with the game I was in the middle of and keeping track of my youngest granddaughter while she was on her senior trip to Italy. I have been so concerned about her that I think I made myself sick. She is part of a choir of high school singers that is getting pretty famous around Cow Country and they were invited to tour Italy.

She has been sending photographs home, most of them without any identification, simply for their own safety, being over in that part of the world and being American, young, beautiful people. But last night I finally recognized and could name what the picture was = Leaning Tower of Pisa. Breath taking! They have been on the ground for a week and have five more days, two concerts and more sightseeing. I am so thrilled for her, but frightened too.

I know if all heck would ever break loose here in the states our dear President would get flown either to Nebraska or Colorado. The last time he wound up at the Air Base south of Omaha, just 250 miles from my house, so we are sort of sitting on Bomb Central, but the thought of one of my own getting bombed out in Italy is just too much for the old mind to handle well.

Pride - Son's daughter represented Nebraska in the Down Under Olympic Games in Australia right after her graduation and now my youngest granddaughter having this honor. Not meaning to make their honors any greater than my other grandchildren, but my thought of a Senior Trip was a couple of my girlfriends, a Chevy Convertible, and a trip to either Colorado Springs or the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. Didn't get to do either of them at the time.

OK I have missed the following birthdays - Vampigirl101 on May 27, flyfisher, May 29, MarcM1098, June 1, Snappytom, June 2. My apologies for being late. I did know it was your birthdays and I could have just typed in HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the proper day, but it was not your fault and I didn't feel you should be shorted because of my problems. So upcoming are the belated birthday wishes. I hope you all had good birthdays with family, friends and other loved ones.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 06:35PM Jun 3, 2017
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Vampygirl101 from the US has been a member of Braingle since May 21, 2015. Her location is Wonderful and she is an Otaku fangirl in training. Her interests are Anime, all literature genres (including manga) Nightcore remixes and Korean pop music, and all cute things. Speaking of cute things, take a look at her avatar. Her byline states, "There is a difference between Fangirl Otaku and Otaku Fangirl. But one thing we have in common is the fact that we are all, every one of us, quite dangerous."


1896 - 255 people were killed in St. Louis, MO, when a tornado struck.
1901 - The Edison Storage Battery Company was organized.
1907 - The Bubonic Plague broke out in San Francisco.
1919 - A U.S. Navy seaplane completed the first transatlantic flight.
1926 - Bronze figures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were erected in Hannibal, MO.
1929 - Colonel Charles Lindbergh and Anne Spencer Murrow were married.
1931 - Piccard and Knipfer made the first flight into the stratosphere, by balloon.
1933 - Walt Disney's "Three Little Pigs" was first released.
1933 - In the U.S., the Federal Securities Act was signed. The act required the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1935 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that President Franklin Roosevelt's National Industrial Recovery Act was unconstitutional.
1937 - In California, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened to pedestrian traffic. The bridge connected San Francisco and Marin County.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency" amid rising world tensions.
1941 - The German battleship Bismarck was sunk by British naval and air forces. 2,300 people were killed.
1942 - German General Erwin Rommel began a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.
1944 - U.S. General MacArthur landed on Biak Island in New Guinea.
1960 - A military coup overthrew the democratic government of Turkey.
1964 - Indian Prime Minister Jawaharla Nehru died.
1968 - After 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retired.
1969 - Construction of Walt Disney World began in Florida.
1977 - George H. Willig was fined for scaling the World Trade Center in New York on May 26. He was fined $1.10.
1982 - Japan announced the elimination of tariffs on 96 industrial goods.
1985 - In Beijing, representatives of Britain and China exchanged instruments of ratification on the pact returning Hong Kong to the Chinese in 1997.
1986 - Mel Fisher recovered a jar that contained 2,300 emeralds from the Spanish ship Atocha. The ship sank in the 17th century.
1988 - The U.S. Senate ratified the INF treaty. The INF pact was the first arms-control agreement since the 1972 Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I) to receive Senate approval.
1994 - Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia. He had been in exile for two decades.
1995 - In Charlottesville, VA, Christopher Reeve was paralyzed after being thrown from his horse during a jumping event.
1996 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin negotiated a cease-fire to the war in Chechnya in his first meeting with the leader of the rebels.
1997 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the sexual harassment suit filed by Paula Jones could continue while President Clinton was in office.
1998 - Charlie Sheen was admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles for a drug overdose.
1998 - Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in prison for not warning anyone about the plot to bomb an Oklahoma City federal building.
1999 - In The Hague, Netherlands, a war crimes tribunal indicted Slobodan Milosevic and four others for atrocities in Kosovo. It was the first time that a sitting head of state had been charged with such a crime.
2010 - Universal Studios reopened its backlot. The area had been destroyed by a fire two years before.


Cornelius Vanderbilt 1794 - Entrepreneur (shipping and railroads)
Amelia Jenks Bloomer 1818 - American women's rights and temperance advocate
Julia Ward Howe 1819 - Abolitionist, social activist, poet ("The Battle Hymn of the Republic")
Wild Bill Hickok 1837 - gunfighter, scout, lawman
Arnold Bennett 1867 - Novelist
Isadora Duncan 1878 - Dancer
Dashiell Hammett 1894 - Author
Rachel Carson (Rachel Louise Carson) 1907 - Marine biologist, nature writer
Vincent Price 1911 - Actor
Hubert H. Humphrey (Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.) 1911 - Served as Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson
John Cheever 1912 - Novelist, short story writer
Herman Wouk 1915 - Author
Yasuhiro Nakasone 1917 - Prime Minister of Japan (1982-1987)
Christopher Lee 1922 - Actor, musician
Henry Kissinger 1923 - Former U.S. Secretary of State
Ramsey Lewis 1935 - Musician, composer, radio personality
Lee Ann Merriwether 1935 - Actress ("Barnaby Jones")
Louis Gossett, Jr. 1936 - Actor
Don Williams 1939 - Country singer
Cilla Black 1943 - Singer, actress
Bruce Weitz 1943 - Actor ("Hill Street Blues")
Bruce Cockburn 1945 - Singer
Richard Schiff 1955 - Actor ("The West Wing")
Eddie Harsch 1957 - Musician (The Black Crowes)
Siouxsie Sioux 1957 - Singer (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
Neil Finn 1958 - Musician (Crowded House, Split Enz)
Cathy Silvers 1961 - Actress ("Happy Days")
Peri Gilpin 1961 - Actress ("Frasier")
Adam Carolla 1964 - Comedian
Todd Bridges 1965 - Actor ("Diff'rent Strokes")
Sean Kinney 1966 - Musician (Alice in Chains)
Jeff Bagwell 1968 - Baseball player
Frank Thomas 1968 - Baseball player
Dondre Whitfield 1969 - Actor
Paul Bettany 1971 - Actor
Left Eye 1971 - Singer (TLC)
Jack McBrayer 1973 - Actor ("30 Rock")
André 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) 1975 - Rapper (Outkast), also known as Dre
Jadakiss 1975 - Rapper
Darnell Dockett 1981 - Football player
Chris Colfer 1980 - Acgtor ("Glee")
Ethan Dampf 1994 - Actor ("American Dreams")


1950 - Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC's "Star-Spangled Review."
1957 - "That'll be the Day" b/w "I'm Looking For Someone To Love" by the Crickets was released.
1961 - Johnny Cash appeared on NBC's "The Deputy."
1963 - Bob Dylan released album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan."
1964 - Eleven boys were suspended at a Coventry, England, school for having a hair style like Mick Jagger.
1967 - Columbia and RCA Victor announced that they would raise the list price of mono albums by a dollar on June 1. It was the first increase since 1953.
1977 - In the U.K., the Sex Pistols single "God Save the Queen" was released. The song was banned on May 31 by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority.
1983 - Metallica finished recording the album "Kill 'Em All."
1987 - During a show in Rome's Flaminio Stadio, U2's sound system set off earthquake alarms in two neighborhoods.
1988 - Van Halen's "Monster Of Rock" touring festival opened at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin.
1989 - Stevie Wonder was given the Badge Of Solidarity from the Polish Labor Movement in Warsaw.
2003 - Liza Minelli sang an a cappella version of "Liza With a Z" with Luciano Pavarotti live via satellite for a charity show on Italian television. She had been hospitalized two days early after falling and breaking her right kneecap.

Hope all you do turns out for you and all that you wish comes your way. So each hour will bring all beautiful things you could ask of a wonderful day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAMPYGIRL!

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 07:42PM Jun 3, 2017
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Grayma V
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A member of Braingle since March 24, 2009, flyfisher is celebrating his birthday. Guess what his interest is? You're right! Flyfishing! I never did develop this ability. I was just an old rod and reel fisherwoman and the biggest thing I ever caught was a 6 pound catfish. Anyhow flyfisher was one of the birthday guys that I got behind on but since his birthday on May 29th was the last May birthday and I had missed several others, I have tried to get all caught up again. So if all my good Braingle members would help me along here, I'd like to wish flyfisher a very Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you celebrated with family, friends and other loved ones. And since it was Memorial Day, perhaps you even got to do some fly fishing?


1721 - South Carolina was formally incorporated as a royal colony.
1765 - Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.
1790 - Rhode Island became the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1827 - The first nautical school opened in Nantucket, MA, under the name Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin's Lancasterian School.
1848 - WIsconsin became the 30th state to join the United States.
1849 - A patent for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln.
1910 - An airplane raced a train from Albany, NY, to New York City. The airplane pilot Glenn Curtiss won the $10,000 prize.
1912 - Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job.
1916 - The official flag of the president of the United States was adopted.
1916 - U.S. forces invaded Dominican Republic and remained until 1924.
1922 - Ecuador became independent.
1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that organized baseball was a sport, not subject to antitrust laws.
1932 - World War I veterans began arriving in Washington, DC. to demand cash bonuses they were not scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
1951 - C.F. Blair became the first man to fly over the North Pole in single engine plane.
1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.
1962 - Buck (John) O'Neil became the first black coach in major league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs.
1965 - Ralph Boston set a world record in the broad jump at 27-feet, 4-3/4 inches, at a meet held in Modesto, CA.
1973 - Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon agreed to turn over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.
1978 - In the U.S., postage stamps were raised from 13 cents to 15 cents.
1981 - The U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site.
1985 - Thirty-nine people were killed and 400 were injured in a riot at a European Cup soccer match in Brussels, Belgium.
1986 - Colonel Oliver North told National Security Advisor William McFarlane that profits from weapons sold to Iran were being diverted to the Contras.
1988 - U.S. President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union in Moscow.
1988 - NBC aired "To Heal A Nation," the story of Jan Scruggs' effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1990 - Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic by the Russian parliament.
1997 - The ruling party in Indonesia, Golkar, won the Parliament election by a record margin. There was a boycott movement and rioting that killed 200 people.
1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station.
2000 - Fiji's military took control of the nation and declared martial law following a coup attempt by indigenous Fijians in mid-May.
2001 - In New York, four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted of a global conspiracy to murder Americans. The crimes included the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.
2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2015 - The Obama adminstration removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist. The two countries had severed diplomatic relations in January of 1961.


Patrick Henry 1736 - Prominent figure in the American Revolution, known for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1874 - Writer of philosophy, ontolory, poetry
Oswald Spengler (Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler) 1880 - German historian and philosopher
Beatrice Lillie (Beatrice Gladys Lillie) 1898 - Actress
Bob Hope 1903 - Comedian, actor
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (U.S.) 1917 - 35th President of the United States, refered to by his initials JFK
Clifton James 1921 - Actor
Joe Weatherly 1922 - NASCAR driver
Eugene Wright 1923 - Musician (Dukes of Swing)
Paul Erlich 1932 - Biologist, educator
Al Unser, Sr. 1939 - Automobile racer
Stacy Keach, Sr. (Walter Stacy Keach) 1941 - Actor, narrator
Roy Crewdson 1941 - Musician (Freddie and the Dreamers)
Bob Simon 1941 - Broadcast journalist
Kevin Conway 1942 - Actor
Helmut Berger (Helmut Steinberger) 1944 - Actor
Gary Brooker 1945 - Musician (Procol Harum)
Anthony Geary 1948 - Actor ("General Hospital")
Francis Rossi 1949 - Musician (Status Quo)
Rebbie Jackson (Maureen Reillette Brown) 1950 - Singer (The Jacksons)
Danny Elfman (Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman) 1953 - Musician
John Hinckley Jr. 1955 - Attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981
Michael Porcaro 1955 - Musician (Toto)
LaToya Jackson 1956 - Singer, songwriter, musician, actress
Annette Bening 1958 - Actress
Rupert Everett (Rupert James Hector Everett) 1959 - Actor
Adrian Paul (Adrian Paul Hewett) 1959 - Actor (TV's "Highlander")
Mel Gaynor 1959 - Musician (Simple Minds)
Jesse Johnson 1960 - Musician (The Time)
Melissa Etheridge 1961 - Singer, musician
Lisa Whelchel 1963 - Actress ("The Facts of Life"), singer, writer
Jumping Jack Frost 1967 - Musician
Noel Gallagher 1967 - Musician (Oasis)
Jayski McGowan 1967 - Musician (Quad City DJ's)
Blaze Bayley (Bayley Alexander Cooke) 1968 - Vocalist (Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane)
Chan Kinchla 1969 - Musician (Blues Traveler)
Tracey Bregman 1973 - Actress ("Young and the Restless")
Mark Lee 1973 - Musician (Third Day)
Playa Poncho 1975 - Musician
Melanie Janine Brown 1975 - Scary Spice of Spice Girls
Sébastien René Grosjean 1978 - Tennis player


1913 - Igor Stravinsky's composition "The Rite of Spring" premiered in Paris.
1942 - Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin's "White Christmas."
1943 - "The Million Dollar Band" was heard for the first time on NBC radio.
1952 - Hank Williams and his wife, Audrey, were divorced.
1959 - Ray Charles, B.B. King and Jimmy Reed performed for about 9,000 people at Atlanta's Herndon Stadium. It was one of the first outdoor rock festivals.
1963 - Del Shannon's cover of the Beatles' "From Me to You" became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts.
1965 - Bob Dylan's album "Bringing It All Back Home" hit #1 in the U.K. It knocked his album "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" out of the #1 spot.
1969 - The debut album "Crosby, Stills and Nash" was released.
1971 - The Rolling Stones' single "Brown Sugar" his #1 in the U.S.
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1972 - Wings released their version of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb."
1973 - Record executive Clive Davis was fired from Columbia Records for misappropriating $100,000.
1973 - Roger McGuinn (Byrds) made his solo debut at New York's Academy of Music.
1977 - In Baltimore, Elvis Presley left the stage in the middle of a concert and did not return. It was the first time he terminated a show in this manner.
1981 - Prince performed in Europe for the first time.
1982 - Survivor released the single "Eye of the Tiger."
1987 - George Michael's single "I Want Your Sex" was released.
1995 - Pink Floyd released its two-CD live album "Pulse" in the U.K.
1997 - Jeff Buckley drowned while swimming with a friend off Mud Island in Memphis.
1999 - The body of Philip "Taylor" Kramer (Iron Butterfly) was found in a valley in Malibu, CA. He had been missing since 1995.

Your birthday is the perfect time to wish you nothing less than favorite memories plans and dreams that bring you happiness. For birthdays are a link between the future and the past reminding us, to treasure most those special joys that last. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLYFISHER!!

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 09:39PM Jun 3, 2017
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Grayma V
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Well I'm couple days late, but I'm still going to step in here and wish Braingle's guy with an overall score of 125125, he has the #2 highest user score. MARCM1098 celebrated his birthday on June 1st. He is a Java Developer from Canada and his interests include Origami, LEGO, and Cryptography. He has been a Braingle member since December 19, 2005, and I may be mistaken, but I believe Marc was even instrumental in developing some of the award symbols that you can earn to put behind your usename.

Marc submitted 286 teasers and cast 24,899 teaser votes and worked as an editor reviewing 12,862 teasers. He submitted 149 quizzes and played 6765. He holds a Past Quizmaster award for his past work. He received an award for playing 6496 games, He was presented a Moderator's Award for his work in the Public Forums. He also holds an award for something I personally have never seen before: Completion of 1,000 approved Human Intelligence Tasks. I don't know if MarcM needs a couple more lines to show his abilities, but he sure could use them.

I truly love MarcM's byline: "If you LEARN BIG from this LARGE BIN, write a BRAG LINE. Then, if you are ABLE, GRIN!"
Look at it, think it over and let us know what you think here in the Birthday Box.


1533 - Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's new queen, was crowned.
1774 - The British government ordered the Port of Boston closed.
1789 - The first U.S. congressional act on administering oaths became law.
1792 - Kentucky became the 15th state of the U.S.
1796 - Tennessee became the 16th state of the U.S.
1861 - The first skirmish of the U.S. Civil War took place at the Fairfax Court House, Virginia.
1869 - Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric voting machine.
1877 - U.S. troops were authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico.
1892 - The General Electric Company (GE) began operations after the merging of the Edison General Electric and the Thomson-Houston Electric companies.
1896 - In Paris, France, the first recorded automobile theft occurred. The Peugeot of Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt was stolen by his mechanic.
1915 - Germany conducted the first zeppelin air raid over England.
1916 - The National Defense Act increased the strength of the U.S. National Guard by 450,000 men.
1921 - A race riot erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 85 people were killed.
1935 - The Ingersoll-Waterbury Company reported that it had produced 2.5 million Mickey Mouse watches during its 2-year association with Disney.
1938 - Baseball helmets were worn for the first time.
1939 - The Douglas DC-4 made its first passenger flight from Chicago to New York.
1941 - The German Army completed the capture of Crete as the Allied evacuation ended.
1942 - The U.S. began sending Lend-Lease materials to the Soviet Union.
1943 - During World War II, Germans shot down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London.
1944 - The French resistance was warned by a coded message from the British that the D-Day invasion was imminent.
1944 - Siesta was abolished by the government of Mexico.
1953 - Raymond Burr made his network-TV acting debut. It was in "The Mask of Medusa" on ABC-TV's "Twilight Theater."
1954 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Linus' security blanket made its debut.
1958 - Charles de Gaulle became the premier of France.
1958 - IBM ended its design of machines that contained electronic tubes.
1961 - Radio listeners in New York, California, and Illinois were introduced to FM multiplex stereo broadcasting. A year later the FCC made this a standard.
1963 - Governor George Wallace vowed to defy an injunction that ordered the integration of the University of Alabama.
1970 - Zimbabwe came into existence. It was formerly known as Rhodesia.
1972 - In Iraq, The Ba'athist government nationalized the western-owned Iraq Petroleum Company and turned operations over to the Iraq National Oil Company.
1977 - The Soviet Union formally charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason. He was imprisoned until 1986.
1978 - The U.S. reported the finding of wiretaps in the American embassy in Moscow.
1979 - In the U.S., the government-controlled ceiling on oil prices ends. The control was phased out over 28 months.
1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.
1989 - Disney World's "Typhoon Lagoon" opened.
1995 - At Disneyland Paris, the attraction "Space Mountain: From The Earth to the Moon" opened.
1998 - In the U.S., the FDA approved a urine-only test for the AIDS virus.
1998 - A $124 million suit was brought against Goodyear Tire & Rubber that alleged discrimination towards black workers.
1999 - Merrill Lynch chairman David Komansky announced that the firm would soon allow its customers to buy and sell stocks over the Internet.
2008 - The Phoenix Mars Lander became the first NASA spacecraft to scoop Martian soil.
2009 - The first event, a George Strait concert, was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
2009 - General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The filing made GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.


Brigham Young 1801
Hugo Münsterberg 1863 - Psychologist, pioneer of applied psychology
Nelson Riddle 1921
Richard Erdman 1925
Andy Griffith 1926 - Actor
Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) 1926 - Actress
Pat Corley 1930
Edward Woodard 1930
Pat Boone 1934 - Singer
Peter Masterson 1934
Morgan Freeman 1937 - Actor
Cleavon Little 1939
Rene Auberjonois 1940 - Actor
Fredrica von Stade 1945
Brian Cox 1946
Jonathan Pryce 1947
Ron Wood 1947 - Guitarist (Rolling Stones)
Tom Sneva 1948 - Race car driver
Powers Boothe 1949 - Actor
Mike Levine 1949 - Bassist (Triumph)
Gemma Craven 1950 - Actress
Graham Russell 1950 - Musician (Air Supply)
Ronnie Dunn 1953 - Musician (Brooks and Dunn)
Lisa Hartman Black 1956 - Actress
Alan Wilder 1959 - Musician (Depeche Mode)
Simon Gallup 1960 - Musician (The Cure)
Richard Comeaux 1961 - Musician (River Road)
Paul Coffey 1961 - Hockey player
Mike Joyce 1963 - Musician (Smiths)
Jason Donovan 1968 - Actor, singer
Teri Polo 1969 - Actress
Derek Lowe 1973 - Baseball player
Heidi Klum 1973 - Model, television host ("Project Runaway")
Alanis Morissette 1974 - Musician
Santana Moss 1979 - Football player
Morena Baccarin 1979 - Actress ("V")
Damien Fahey 1980 - Television host ("Total Request Live")
Justine Henin 1982 - Tennis player
Sarah Anne Wayne Callies 1977 - Actress (TV: "The Walking Dead")


1804 - Composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka was born.
1964 - Dolly Parton moved to Nashville, TN, one day after she graduated from high school.
1964 - The Rolling Stones arrived in New York to begin their first tour in the U.S.
1967 - David Bowie's self-titled debut solo album was released in the U.K.
1967 - In Britain, "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by the Beatles. It was released June 2 in the U.S.
1968 - The Rolling Stones released "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in the U.S.
1969 - In Montreal, John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded "Give Peace a Chance" with Tommy and Dick Smothers, Derek Taylor, Murray the K and Timothy Leary.
970 - Black Sabbath's self-titled first LP was released in the U.S.
1971 - Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo, MS, was opened to the public.
1974 - Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Eno and Nico recorded the live LP "June 1, 1974" at the Rainbow Theatre in London.
1975 - The Rolling Stones begin their first tour with new guitarist Ron Wood.
1991 - David Ruffin (Temptation) died in Philadelphia of a cocaine overdose.
1998 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was arrested for drug possession in New York.
1999 - Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn began a five day journey on a Sea-Doo (from Nashville to New Orleans) to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
2009 - The first event, a George Strait concert, was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

Your birthday is the perfect time to wish you nothing less than favorite memories plans and dreams that bring you happiness. For birthdays are a link between the future and the past reminding us to treasure most those special joys that last! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCM1098

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 04:06PM Jun 4, 2017
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Well my friend, Snappytom, has not been on line with Braingle for over 3 days. I missed her birthday on the 2nd of June. I hope she is well and just taking a bit of time off to celebrate. I mean after all she is just turning 21 again. Snappy and Mr. Snappy live down under in Australia, and she has been a member of Braingle since June 15, 2007. She and I have some of the same health problems so we share a lot back and forth. She is a very inspiring lady who makes me smile. I sincerely hope you didn't get too much birthday cake. The daughter I live with has baked and decorated cakes for over 15 years - she is good at it. Now that I live with her she does her business out of her home so she can be here with me. I do enjoy watching her decorate. The phone rings, "Yes I can have it by Saturday, How big? For who and how old? She is making a half sheet cake for a six year old who has just been to Disney World with her parents and she wanted a Minnie Mouse cake for her party. It turned out so cute. My daughter has no patterns, but she and the person ordering look at pictures on their phones, agree on a picture and Kori free hands it on the cake. Like I said, she is good! Wish I could deliver a cake down to you Snappy - you would get a great cake and I would get to come to Australia. And secondly, I am hoping you are ok.


1835 - P.T. Barnum launched his first traveling show. The main attraction was Joice Heth. Heth was reputed to be the 161-year-old nurse of George Washington.
1851 - Maine became the first U.S. state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.
1883 - The first baseball game under electric lights was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1886 - Grover Cleveland became the second U.S. president to get married while in office. He was the first to have a wedding in the White House.
1896 - Guglieimo Marconi's radio telegraphy device was patented in Great Britain.
1897 - Mark Twain, at age 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying "the report of my death was an exaggeration." He was responding to the rumors that he had died.
1910 - Charles Stewart Roll became the first person to fly non-stop and double cross the English Channel.
1924 - All American Indians were granted U.S. citizenship by the U.S. Congress.
1928 - Nationalist Chiang Kai-shek captured Peking, China.
1930 - Mrs. M. Niezes of Panama gave birth to the first baby to be born on a ship while passing through the Panama Canal.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the first swimming pool to be built inside the White House.
1935 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth announced that he was retiring from baseball.
1937 - "The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy" was broadcast on NBC radio for the first time.
1946 - Italians voted by referendum to form a republic instead of a monarchy.
1953 - Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.
1954 - U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that there were communists working in the CIA and atomic weapons plants.
1957 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was interviewed by CBS-TV.
1966 - Surveyor 1, the U.S. space probe, landed on the moon and started sending photographs back to Earth of the Moon's surface. It was the first soft landing on the Moon.
1969 - The National Arts Center in Canada opened its doors to the public.
1969 - Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne sliced the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half off the shore of South Vietnam.
1979 - Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
1985 - The R.J. Reynolds Company proposed a major merger with Nabisco that would create a $4.9 billion conglomerate.
1985 - Tommy Sandt was ejected from a major-league baseball game before the national anthem was played. He had complained to the umpire about a call against his team the night before.
1995 - Captain Scott F. O'Grady's U.S. Air Force F-16C was shot down by Bosnian Serbs. He was rescued six days later.
1998 - Royal Caribbean Cruises agreed to pay $9 million to settle charges of dumping waste at sea.
1998 - Voters in California passed Proposition 227. The act abolished the state's 30-year-old bilingual education program by requiring that all children be taught in English.
1999 - In South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) won a major victory. ANC leader Thabo Mbeki was to succeed Nelson Mandela as the nation's president.
2003 - In the U.S., federal regulators voted to allow companies to buy more television stations and newspaper-broadcasting combinations in the same city. The previous ownership restrictions had not been altered since 1975.
2003 - In Seville, Spain, a chest containing the supposed remains of Christopher Columbus were exhumed for DNA tests to determine whether the bones were really those of the explorer. The tests were aimed at determining if Colombus was currently buried in Spain's Seville Cathedral or in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that companies could not be sued under a trademark law for using information in the public domain without giving credit to the originator. The case had originated with 20th Century Fox against suing Dastar Corp. over their use of World War II footage.
2003 - William Baily was reunited with two paintings he had left on a subway platform. One of the works was an original Picasso rendering of two male figures and a recreation of Picasso's "Guernica" by Sophie Matisse. Sophie Matisse was the great-granddaughter of Henri Matisse.


Johnny Weissmuller 1904 - Olympic swimmer, he was the sixth actor to portray Tarzan in movies
Ben Grauer 1908 - Radio and television personality
Max Showalter 1917 - Film, television, stage actor, composer, pianist, singer
Milo O'Shea 1926 - Actor
Carl Butler 1927 - Country music singer
Pete Conrad (Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.) 1930 - American naval officer, third person to walk on the moon
Barry Levinson 1933 - Screenwriter, film director, actor
Sally Kellerman 1937 - Actress
Charles Miller (Charles "Charlie" Miller) 1939 - Scottish football player
Stacy Keach 1941 - Actor
Charlie Watts 1941 - Musician (Rolling Stones)
Charles Haid 1943 - Actor ("Hill Street Blues")
Marvin Hamlisch 1944 - Composer
Jon Peters (John H. Peters) 1945 - Movie producer
Jerry Mathers 1948 - Actor ("Leave it to Beaver")
Joanna Gleason 1950 - Actress
Diana Canova 1953 - Actress
Dennis Haysbert 1954 - Actor ("24")
Dana Carvey 1955 - Comedian, actor ("Saturday Night Live," "Moving")
Gary Grimes 1955 - Actor
Lydia Lynch 1959 - Singer, poet, writer, actress
Michael Steele 1959 - Musician (Bangles)
Tony Hadley 1959 - Musician (Spandau Ballet)
Kyle Petty 1960 - Auto racer
Merril Bainbridge 1968 - Singer, songwriter
B-Real 1970 - Musician (Cypress Hill)
Wayne Brady 1972 - Actor, comedian ("Whose Line is it Anyway")
Wentworth Miller 1972 - Actor ("Prison Break")
Zachary Quinto 1977 - Actor ("Heroes")
Nikki Cox 1978 - Actress
Justin Long 1978 - Actor ("Dodge Ball," "Live Free or Die Hard")
Dominic Cooper 1978 - Actor
Irish Grinstead 1980 - Musician (702)


1967 - In the U.S., "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by the Beatles. It was released on June 1 in the U.K. and around the world.
1972 - Dion & The Belmonts reunited for one show at Madison Square Garden.
1978 - Bruce Springsteen's album, "Darkness On The Edge of Town" was released.
1989 - Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) married 19 year old model Mandy Smith. They divorced 2 years later.
1993 - Ronald Ray Howard's murder trial began in Austin, TX. Howard killed a state trooper after listening to Tupac Shakur's "2Pacalypse Now" album. Howard was convicted and sentenced to death.
2000 - The RIAA certified Garth Brooks' "Double Live" at the 13 million level. This matched the highest-certified live album record held by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Live 1975-1985."
2003 - The New York Philharmonic announced that it would return to Carnegie Hall. The orchestra cited Carnegie's acoustics as a key reason for the move.

Make a wish and give it wings, dream of bright, beautiful things. Dance through all the fun filled hours. Don't forget to smell the flowers. Share some love and birthday cake. All life joys are yours to take.

If your birthday brings more joy to you than you have ever known, If your heart is filled with memories you treasure as your own...If you find more special happiness throughout the year too, then you will know this Birthday Wish for you is coming true. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SNAPPY!!

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The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 06:07PM Jun 4, 2017
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Grayma V
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Today's birthday celebrant is FatHead, a student from Provo, Utah. He has been a member of Braingle since March 30, 2006. FatHead and I have been tossing numbers back and forth in the Games area of Public Forums. Just about the time we start getting somewhere we have one of the moderators come in and tell us we are back to zero. Oh I know it isn't all that challenging, but it is kind of fun. His byline makes me smile - "It sounded like a good idea when I saw it on Bill Nye, the Science Guy." Guess I have sort of lived my entire life this way. So on June 4th the entire gang at Braingle is wishing you a 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FATHEAD!!"


1892 - The Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco.
1896 - Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his new car in Detroit, MI. He called the vehicle was called a "Quadricycle."
1911 - Gold was discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek.
1918 - French and American troops halted Germany's offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.
1919 - The U.S. Senate passed the Women's Suffrage bill.
1924 - An eternal light was dedicated at Madison Square in New York City in memory of all New York soldiers who died in World War I.
1931 - The first rocket-glider flight was made by William Swan in Atlantic City, NJ.
1935 - "Invisible" glass was patented by Gerald Brown and Edward Pollard.
1939 - The first shopping cart was introduced by Sylvan Goldman in Oklahoma City, OK. It was actually a folding chair that had been mounted on wheels.
1940 - The British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk, France.
1942 - The Battle of Midway began. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.
1943 - In Argentina, Juan Peron took part in the military coup that overthrew Ramon S. Castillo.
1944 - The U-505 became the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, which began the liberation of the Italian capital.
1944 - "Leonidas Witherall" was first broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System.
1946 - Juan Peron was installed as Argentina's president.
1947 - The House of Representatives approved the Taft-Hartley Act. The legislation allowed the President of the United States to intervene in labor disputes.
1954 - French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc initialed treaties in Paris giving "complete independence" to Vietnam.
1960 - The Taiwan island of Quemoy was hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.
1974 - The Cleveland Indians had "Ten Cent Beer Night". Due to the drunken and unruly fans the Indians forfeited to the Texas Rangers.
1974 - Sally Murphy became the first woman to qualify as an aviator with the U.S. Army.
1984 - For the first time in 32 years, Arnold Palmer failed to make the cut for the U.S. Open golf tournament.
1985 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling striking down an Alabama law that provided for a daily minute of silence in public schools.
1986 - Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, pled guilty in Washington to spying for Israel. He was sentenced to life in prison.
1986 - The California Supreme Court approved a law that limited the liability of manufacturers and other wealthy defendants. It was known as the "deep pockets law."
1989 - In Beijing, Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square to crush the pro-democracy movement. It is believed that hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators were killed.
1992 - The U.S. Postal Service announced that people preferred the "younger Elvis" stamp design in a nationwide vote.
1998 - George and Ira Gershwin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2003 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban "partial birth" abortions with a 282-139 vote.
2003 - announced that it had received more than 1 million orders for the book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." The released date was planned for June 21.
2008 - The United Kingdom and Canada became the first countries to be able to buy and rent films at the iTunes Store.


Rosalind Russell 1908
Charles Collingwood 1917 - Journalist
Robert Merrill 1919
Russell Train 1920
Bobby Wanzer 1921
Gene Barry 1922
Dennis Weaver 1924
Dr. Ruth Westheimer 1928
Morgana King 1930
John Drew Barrymore 1932
Bruce Dern 1936 - Actor
Freddy Fender 1937
Robert Fulghum 1937
Roger Ball 1944 - Musician (Average White Band)
Michelle Phillips (Holly Michelle Gilliam) 1944 - Singer (The Mamas & the Papas), actress ("The Last Movie", "Knot's Landing")
Anthony Braxton 1945
Gordon Waller 1945 - Musician (Peter and Gordon)
Bettina Gregory 1946
Dan K. Brown 1951 - Musician (The Fixx)
Parker Stevenson 1952 - Actor
Keith David 1954
Eddie Velez 1958
Julie Gholson 1958
El DeBarge 1961 - Singer (DeBarge)
Julie White 1961 - Actress
Andrea Jaegar 1965
Scott Wolf 1968 - Actor ("Party of Five")
Horatio Sanz 1969 - Comedian ("Saturday Night Live")
Noah Wyle 1971 - Actor ("ER")
Darin Erstad 1974
Stefan Lessard 1974 - Musician (The Dave Matthews Band)
Russell Brand 1975 - Actor, comedian
Angelina Jolie 1975 - Actress
Bar Refaeli 1975 - Model
Joshua Matthew Michael McDermitt 1978 - Actor (TV: "The Walking Dead")


1934 - The Dorsey Brothers recorded "Annie's Cousin Fanny" for the first time. Glenn Miller also sang in the song. 1942 - Glenn Wallichs for Capitol Records came up with the idea of sending out "promotional" copies of records to radio announcers around the U.S.
1963 - The Searchers released their debut single "Sweets For My Sweet."
1984 - Bruce Springsteen released his "Born in the U.S.A." album.
1984 - The Sheila E. album "The Glamorous Life" was released.
1992-The U.S. Postal Service announced that people preferred the "younger Elvis" stamp design in a nationwide vote.
1996 - The Metallica album "Load" was released.
1997 - The body of Jeff Buckley was found floating in a harbor leading to the Mississippi River. Buckley had disappeared the previous Thursday while swimming in a Memphis harbor.
1998 - Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and the pop group Hanson performed a benefit for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

May your day be filled with blessings like the sun that lights the sky .. And may you always have the courage to spread your wings and fly. Happy Birthday

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 03:26AM Jun 9, 2017
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He became a member of Braingle on April 11, 2006, and celebrated his birthday yesterday June 8th. I am putting out my SORRY MAT again. Health matters came up and my doctor wants me in bed until my legs heal up. But this doesn't take very long any more if the computer is working right. I have found out however that it makes the same darned mistakes I make. My apologies Quickq. I have to giggle at your byline and I do understand. I finally just started signing everything Grayma V and most people know me by that rather than my user name of vlerma. So back to your byline: "I chose that username over 10 years ago, purely on a whim. You have no idea how much I wish I could change it." Yep, yep! I do know the feeling. I will say your interest and your avatar do match well, Claw Machine! Do hope you had a great birthday yesterday with lots of family, friends and other loved ones.


1786 - In New York City, commercially manufactured ice cream was advertised for the first time.
1790 - The first loan for the U.S. was repaid. The Temporary Loan of 1789 was negotiated and secured on September 18, 1789 by Alexander Hamilton.
1861 - Tennessee voted to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy.
1866 - Prussia annexed the region of Holstein.
1869 - Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
1872 - The penny postcard was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1904 - U.S. Marines landed in Tangiers, Morocco, to protect U.S. citizens.
1915 - U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in a disagreement over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.
1934 - The Cincinnati Reds became the first Major League team to use an airplane to travel from one city to another. They flew from Cincinnati to Chicago.
1947 - "Lassie Show" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show.
1948 - Milton Berle hosted "Texaco Star Theater" NBC-TV. It was the show's debut.
1953 - The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.
1961 - The Milwaukee Braves set a major league baseball record when four consecutive home runs in the seventh inning.
1965 - U.S. troops in South Vietnam were given orders to begin fighting offensively.
1967 - Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. 34 U.S. Navy crewmen were killed. Israel later called the incident a tragic mistake due to the mis-identification of the ship. The U.S. has never publicly investigated the incident.
1969 - The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's number (7).
1969 - It was announced that there would be a single schedule for both the NFL and AFL.
1969 - U.S. President Richard Nixon met with President Thieu of South Vietnam to tell him 25,000 U.S. troops would pull out by August.
1978 - A jury in Clark County, Nevada, ruled that the "Mormon will," was a forgery. The work was supposedly written by Howard Hughes.
1982 - U.S. President Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.
1986 - The Boston Celtics won their 16th NBA championship.
1987 - Fawn Hill began testifying in the Iran-Contra hearings. She said that she had helped to shred some documents.
1988 - The judge in the Iran-Contra conspiracy case ruled that Oliver North, John Poindexter, Richard Secord and Albert Hakim had to be tried separately.
1991 - A victory parade was held in Washington, DC, to honor veterans of the Persian Gulf War.
1994 - The warring factions in Bosnia agreed to a one-month cease-fire.
1995 - U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was rescued by U.S. Marines after surviving alone in Bosnia after his F-16 fighter was shot down on June 2.
1996 - China set off an underground nuclear test blast.
1998 - The National Rifle Association elected Charlton Heston to be its president.
1998 - In the U.S., the FTC brought an antitrust complaint against Intel Corp., alleging its policies punished other developers of microprocessor chips.
1998 - Honda agreed to pay $17.1 million for disconnecting anti-pollution devices in 1.6 million cars.
1998 - The space shuttle Discovery pulled away from Mir, ending America's three-year partnership with Russia.
2000 - The Dallas Stars and the New Jersey Devils played the NHL's longest scoreless game in Stanley Cup finals history. The fifth game of the series lasted 106 minutes and 21 seconds. The game ended with a goal by Mike Madano that allowed the Stars to play a game six back in Dallas.
2001 - Marc Chagall's painting "Study for 'Over Vitebsk" was stolen from the Jewish Museum in New York City. The 8x10 painting was valued at about $1 million. A group called the International Committee for Art and Peace later announced that they would return the painting after the Israelis and Palestinians made peace.
2004 - Nate Olive and Sarah Jones began the first known continuous hike of the 1,800-mile trail down the U.S. Pacific Coast. They completed the trek at the U.S.-Mexico border on September 28.


Frank Lloyd Wright 1867
Francis Crick 1916
Robert Preston 1918
Alexis Smith 1921
George Kirby 1924
Barbara Bush 1925 - Wife of President George H.W. Bush
Jerry Stiller 1929 - Actor, comedian ("The King of Queens," "Seinfeld")
Dana Wytner 1930
Joan Rivers 1933 - Television personality
Millicent Martin 1934
James Darren 1936
Bernie Casey 1939
Nancy Sinatra 1940 - Singer
Chuck Negron 1942 - Musician (Three Dog Night)
Willie Davenport 1943
Don Grady 1944
Boz Scaggs 1944 - Singer
Sara Paretsky 1947
Mick Box 1947 - Musician (Uriah Heep)
Sonia Braga 1950 - Actress
Kathy Baker 1950 - Actress
Tony Rice 1951
Bonnie Tyler 1953
Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee 1955 - Inventor of the World Wide Web
Griffin Dunne 1955 - Actor, director
Russell Christian 1956 - Musician (The Christians)
Scott Adams 1957 - Cartoonist (Dilbert)
Keenan Ivory Wayans 1958 - Actor, director
Mick 'Red' Hucknall 1960 - Musician (Simply Red)
Nick Rhodes 1962 - Musician (Duran Duran)
Robert Pilatus 1965 - Musician (Milli Vanilli)
Doris Pearson 1966 - Musician (Five Star)
Dan Futterman 1967 - Actor, screenwriter
Julianna Margulies 1967 - Actress ("The Good Wife," "ER")
Neil Mitchell 1967 - Musician (Wet Wet Wet)
Kelli Williams 1970 - Actress ("The Practice")
Nicci Gilbert 1970 - Musician (Brownstone)
Mark Feuerstein 1971 - Actor
Lindsay Davenport 1976 - Tennis player
Kanye Omari West 1977 - Singer, rapper
Derek Trucks 1979 - Musician
Sara Watkins 1981 - Musician (Nickel Creek)
Kim Clijsters 1983 - Tennis player


1927 - Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded "When Day is Done."
1961 - Elvis Presley's seventh film, "Wild in the Country" premiered.
1963 - The Essex released "Easier Said Than Done."
1966 - The Elvis Presley film "Paradise Hawaiian Style" premiered.
1974 - Rick Wakeman announced he was leaving Yes. Patrick Moraz replaced him on August 18.
1979 - The Who released the soundtrack album "The Kids Are Alright."
1991 - Bruce Springsteen married Patti Scialfa. It was Springsteen's second marriage.
1999 - "The Hits Collection" home video, by Prince, was released.
2000 - Sinead O'Connor revealed that she was a lesbian in an article that would later be published by "Curve" in their July-August 2000 issue

Because today's so special it really wouldn't do to send one simple birthday wish to last the whole year through. So this wishes happy moments a day when dreams come true and a year that's filled with all the things, that mean the most to you.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 06:13PM Jun 24, 2017
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Grayma V
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Well as most of you know I play The Werewolf Game quite a bit and lately we have picked up another player who is really very good. This guy has been a member of Braingle since April 26, 2004, so he has been around for a while Skybet is a software engineer from London who says he is trying not to be cynical. He has cast 921 teaser votes so maybe his byline of "Riddle me this" is legit. And as I checked on his other scores I find out he has already played over 90 Werewolf games, so it is no wonder he is a good player. Skybet celebrated his birthday on June 20th and I do apologize for not getting the birthday wishes up on time. Braingle was undergoing an update and I could not get into all my files and I was a bit under the weather.

I sincerely hope you had a wonderful birthday with family, friends and other loved ones expressing all the good wishes for your birthday. And I look forward to playing you again in the WWGs.


1782 - The U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States.
1791 - King Louis XVI of France was captured while attempting to flee the country in the so-called Flight to Varennes.
1793 - Eli Whitney applied for a cotton gin patent. He received the patent on March 14. The cotton gin initiated the American mass-production concept.
1837 - Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV.
1863 - West Virginia became the 35th state to join the U.S.
1863 - The National Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, became the first bank to receive a charter from the U.S. Congress.
1898 - The U.S. Navy seized the island of Guam enroute to the Phillipines to fight the Spanish.
1910 - Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaimed martial law and arrested hundreds.
1910 - Fanny Brice debuted in the New York production of the "Ziegfeld Follies".
1923 - France announced it would seize the Rhineland to assist Germany in paying its war debts.
1941 - The U.S. Army Air Forces was established, replacing the Army Air Corps. The Army Air Forces were abolished with the creation of the United States Air Force in 1947.
1943 - Race-related rioting erupted in Detroit. Federal troops were sent in two days later to end the violence that left more than 30 dead.
1947 - Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was murdered in Beverly Hills, CA, at the order of mob associates angered over the soaring costs of his project, the Flamingo resort in Las Vegas, NV.
1948 - "Toast of the Town" debuted on CBS-TV. The show was hosted by Ed Sullivan.
1950 - Willie Mays graduated from high school and immediately signed with the New York Giants.
1955 - The AFL and CIO agreed to combine names and a merge into a single group.
1963 - The United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot line communication link between the two countries.
1966 - The U.S. Open golf tournament was broadcast in color for the first time.
1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.
1977 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline began operation.
1979 - ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart was shot to death in Managua, Nicaragua, by a member of President Anastasio Somoza's national guard.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers must treat male and female workers equally in providing health benefits for their spouses.
1997 - The tobacco industry agreed to a massive settlement in exchange for major relief from mounting lawsuits and legal bills.
2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 38th home run of the season. The home run broke the major league baseball record for homers before the midseason All-Star break.
2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the execution of mentally retarded murderers was unconstitutionally cruel. The vote was 6 in favor and 3 against.


Errol Flynn 1909 - Actor
Pancho Segura (Francisco Olegario Segura) 1921 - Tennis player
Chet Atkins (Chester Burton Atkins) 1924 - Guitarist
Audie Murphy 1924 - Actor, most decorated American soldier of World War II
James Tolkan 1931 - Actor
Martin Landau 1931 - Actor
Olympia Dukakis 1931 - Actress
Danny Aiello (Daniel Louis "Danny" Aiello, Jr.) 1933 - Actor
Brett Halsey 1933 - Actor
Rossanna Podestà 1934 - Actress
Len Dawson (Leonard Ray "Len" Dawson) 1935 - Football player
Billy Guy 1936 - Singer (The Coasters)
Jerry Keller (Jerry Paul Keller) 1937 - Singer, songwriter
John Mahoney 1940 - Actor ("Frasier")
Stephen Frears 1941 - Film director
Brian Wilson 1942 - Musician (Beach Boys)
Anne Murray (Morna Anne Murray) 1945 - Singer
John McCook 1945 - Actor
Bob Vila (Robert J. "Bob" Vila) 1946 - Television host ("This Old House")
Andre Watts 1946 - Classical pianist
Candy Clark (Candace June "Candy" Clark) 1947 - Actress
Tina Sinatra 1948 - Producer, actress, second daughter of Frank Sinatra
Lionel Richie 1949 - Singer, musician
John Goodman 1952 - Actor
Alan Longmuir 1953 - Musician (Bay City Rollers)
Michael Anthony 1954 - Musician (Van Halen) - Van Halen Merchandise
John Taylor 1960 - Musician (Duran Duran, Neurotic Outsiders) Mark De Gli Antoni 1962 - Musician (Soul Coughing)
Michael Landon, Jr. 1964 - Actor, writer, producer
Nicole Kidman 1967 - Actress
Christopher Mintz-Plass 1989 - Actor ("Superbad")


1937 - W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the "Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan.
1966 - The Beatles album, "Yesterday & Today" was released by Capitol Records.
1969 - Jimi Hendrix earned the largest paycheck (to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single set at the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, CA.
1973 - American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute television special. Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night made appearances.
1977 - Steve Winwood's first solo album was released.
1978 - Foreigner's album "Double Vision" was released.
1989 - The "Batman:Motion Picture Soundtrack" was released by Prince.
1995 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette released their reunion album "One."

May your special day be surrounded with happiness, filled with laughter, wrapped with pleasure, brightened with fun. blessed with love, remembered with joy .. and enriched with hopes. Happy Birthday.

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The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 06:19PM Jun 24, 2017
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Grayma V
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Sorry for being late with your birthday wishes, Corsicanwarrah. Spent most of the last two weeks in bed and my computer just doesn't come over far enough and I don't trust my tablet to do this as I have too many files to pull into to complete these messages. Anyhow, June 22nd was Corsicanwarrah's birthday. She has been a member of Braingle since May 26, 2015. She is a student from London who enjoys drawing and writing stories. I really do enjoy reading good stories, particularly those written by our Braingle members. Corsican also enjoys our teasers as she has cast 369 votes Good work!


1611 - English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers.
1772 - Slavery was outlawed in England.
1807 - British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to the War of 1812.
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated a second time.
1832 - J.I. Howe patented the pin machine.
1868 - Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union.
1870 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Justice.
1874 - Dr. Andrew Taylor Still began the first known practice of osteopathy.
1909 - The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA.
1911 - King George V of England was crowned.
1915 - Austro-German forces occupied Lemberg on the Eastern Front as the Russians retreat.
1925 - France and Spain agreed to join forces against Abd el Krim in Morocco.
1933 - Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned parties other than the Nazis.
1939 - The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.
1940 - France and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis.
1941 - Under the codename Barbarossa, Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
1942 - A Japanese submarine shelled Fort Stevens at the mouth of the Columbia River.
1942 - In France, Pierre Laval declared "I wish for a German victory".
1942 - V-Mail, or Victory-Mail, was sent for the first time.
1944 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights" to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.
1945 - During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended after 81 days.
1946 - Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.
1956 - The battle for Algiers began as three buildings in Casbah were blown up.
1959 - Eddie Lubanski rolled 24 consecutive strikes in a bowling tournament in Miami, FL.
1964 - The U.S. Supreme Court voted that Henry Miller's book, "Tropic of Cancer", could not be banned.
1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It required that the voting age in the United States to be 18.
1973 - Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space.
1974 - In Chicago, the Sears Tower Skydeck opened. (Willis Tower)
1978 - James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered the only known moon of Pluto. The moon is named Charon.
1980 - The Soviet Union announced a partial withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
1989 - The government of Angola and the anti-Communist rebels of the UNITA movement agreed to a formal truce in their 14-year-old civil war.
1990 - Checkpoint Charlie was dismantled in Berlin.
1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that hate-crime laws that ban cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free-speech rights.
1998 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that evidence illegally obtained by authorities could be used at revocation hearings for a convicted criminal's parole.
1998 - The 75th National Marbles Tournament began in Wildwood, NJ.
1999 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that persons with remediable handicaps cannot claim discrimination in employment under the Americans with Disability Act.
2009 - Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film.


John Dillinger 1902 - Gangster
Carl Hubbell 1903
Billy Wilder 1906
Michael Todd 1907
Ann Morrow Lindbergh 1907
Mary Livingstone 1909
Joseph Papp 1921
Gower Champion 1921
Bill Blass 1922
Ralph Waite 1928
Roy Drusky 1930
Kris Kristofferson 1936 - Singer
Ed Bradley 1941
Barry Serafin 1941
Michael Lerner 1941
Brit Hume 1943 - Broadcast journalist
Klaus Maria Brandauer 1944
Peter Asher 1944 - Singer (Peter and Gordon)
Andrew Rubin 1946
David L. Lander 1947 - Actor ("Lavern and Shirley")
Howard Kaylan 1947 - Musician (The Turtles)
Todd Rungren 1948 - Musician
Meryl Streep 1949 - Actress
Alan Osmond 1949 - Singer ("The Osmonds")
Lindsay Wagner 1949 - Actress ("The Bionic Woman")
Larry Junstrom 1949 - Musician (.38 Special)
Graham Greene 1952
Cyndi Lauper 1953 - Singer
Chris Lemmon 1954
Freddie Prinze 1954
Green Gartside (Scritti Politti) 1956
Garry Gary Beers 1957 - Musician (INXS, Absent Friends)
Bruce Campbell 1958
Alan Anton (Cowboy Junkies) 1959
Tracy Pollan 1960 - Actress
Jimmy Somerville 1961 - Singer(Bronski Beat, Communards)
Clyde Drexler 1962 - Basketball player
Dan Brown 1964 - Actor ("The Da Vinci Code")
Amy Brenneman 1964
Mike Edwards 1964 - Singer, guitar player (Jesus Jones)
Tom Cunningham (Wet Wet Wet) 1965
Paula Irvine 1968
Stephen Page (Barenaked Ladies) 1970
Mary Lynn Rajskub 1971 - Actress ("24")
Carson Dayl 1973 - TV personality
Donald Faison 1974 - Actor ("Scrubs")
Lindsay Ridgeway 1985


1959 - Chuck Berry's "Memphis" was released.
1963 - The Surfaries single "Wipe Out" was released.
1963 - "Fingertips - Pt 2," by Stevie Wonder, was released.
1967 - The drug possession trial of Rolling Stone members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards opened in London.
1968 - The Jeff Beck group made its U.S. debut in New York at The Fillmore East.
1968 - Mason Williams' "Classical Gas" was released.
1969 - Blind Faith's first and only LP was released.
1981 - Mark David Chapman pled guilty to killing John Lennon.
1990 - Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.
1998 - The Metallica single "Fuel" was released.

Wishing you smiles laughter, joy and cheer, new happiness that stays throughout the year. Hope your birthday brings all these and more, filling life with surprises and joys galore! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

---This message was edited on 06:45PM Jun 24, 2017---

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 03:09PM Jun 30, 2017
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Grayma V
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Well June is a month that is over and we now have July to deal with. I personally have two July birthdays in my family, my son and his youngest son, just five days apart toward the end of July. As a family we all try to gather for the 4th of July and all have a "Bang Up Time", Food and Fireworks!

Braingle's July starts off with a bang also. Being a members since July 16, 2011, Weylander celebrates his birthday on July 1st. He has been very active in both the Werewolf Game and Who's the Boss. I have to laugh at his location, occupation and his interests. I think a lot of people feel this way. Location: In a studio apartment somewhere and according to his listing for an occupation: I have one. And he likes his weekend nights out and not being IN work!! Almost sounds like a tired cop. LOL And Waylander's byline gives some very good advice: If there is no light at the end of the tunnel, then you are in a cave. So Waylander, here is wishing you a great big Braingle, Happy Birthday.


1798 - Napoleon Bonaparte took Alexandria, Egypt.
1845 - Uniform postal rates went into effect throughout the United States. The Act of Congress was passed on March 3, 1845.
1847 - In New York City, the U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps. The two stamps available were a 5-cent Benjamin Franklin and a 10-cent George Washington.
1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg began.
1867 - Canada became an independent dominion.
1874 - The Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo opened as the first zoo in the United States.
1876 - Montenegro declared war on the Turks.
1893 - The first bicycle race track in America to be made out of wood was opened in San Francisco, CA.
1897 - Three years after the first issue of "Billboard Advertising" was published, the publication was renamed, "The Billboard".
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.
1905 - The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of Agriculture. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy, diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future generations.
1909 - Thomas Edison began commercially manufacturing his new "A" type alkaline storage batteries.
1916 - The massive Allied offensive known as the Battle of the Somme began in France. The battle was the first to use tanks.
1934 - The Federal Communications Commission replaced the Federal Radio Commission as the regulator of broadcasting in the United States.
1940 - In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened to traffic. The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7, 1940.
1941 - Bulova Watch Company sponsored the first TV commercial in New York City, NY.
1942 - German troops captured Sevestpol, Crimea, in the Soviet Union.
1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal income tax from paychecks.
1945 - New York established the New York State Commission Against Discrimination to prevent discrimination in employment because of race, creed or natural origin. It was the first such agency in the U.S.
1946 - U.S. President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 that incorporated the Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. The Civil Air Patrol was created on December 1, 1941.
1946 - The U.S. exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1948 - The price of a subway ride in New York City was increased from 5 cents to 10.
1950 - American ground troops arrived in South Korea to stem the tide of the advancing North Korean army.
1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record as he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.
1960 - Somalia gained its independence from Britain through the unification of Somaliland with Italian Somalia.
1961 - British troops landed in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.
1961 - The first community air-raid shelter was built. The shelter in Boise, ID had a capacity of 1,000 people and family memberships sold for $100.
1963 - The U.S. postmaster introduced the five-digit ZIP (Zoning Improvement Plan) code.
1966 - The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
1968 - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was signed by 60 countries. It limited the spreading of nuclear material for military purposes. On May 11, 1995, the treaty was extended indefinitely.
1969 - Britain's Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.
1974 - Isavel Peron became the president of Argentina upon the death of her husband, Juan.
1979 - Susan B. Anthony was commemorated on a U.S. coin, the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
1979 - Sony introduced the Walkman.
1980 - "O Canada" was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that provided for 2 acres of land near the Lincoln Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
1981 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that candidates for federal office had an "affirmative right" to go on national television.
1985 - Robin Yount (Milwaukee Brewers) got the 1,800th hit of his career.
1987 - John Kevin Hill, at age 11, became the youngest to fly across the U.S. when he landed at National Airport in Washington, DC.
1989 - The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty, went into effect. It limited the production of ozone-destroying chemicals.
1991 - Court TV began airing.
1991 - The Warsaw Pact dissolved.
1994 - Yasser Arafat of the Palestinian Liberation Organization visited the Gaza Strip.
1997 - The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain to China. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.
1999 - The U.S. Justice Department released new regulations that granted the attorney general sole power to appoint and oversee special counsels. The 1978 independent-counsel statute expired on June 30.
2003 - In Hong Kong, thousands of protesters marched to show their opposition to anti-subversion legislation.


Louis Bleriot 1872 - Aviator, first to fly an airplane across the English Channel
Susan Glapell 1882
James M. Cain 1892
Thomas Andrew Dorsey 1899 - Musician, "Father of Gospel Music," pianist, composed more than 1,000 gospel songs
Charles Laughton 1899 - Actor ("Captain Kidd")
Myron Cohen 1902 - Comedian, actor ("When Nature Calls")
William Wyler 1902 - Director
Estee Lauder 1908 - Cosmetics company founder
William James "Willie" Dixon 1915 - Musician (Big Three Trio)
Olivia DeHavilland 1916 - Actress ("The Heiress," "Gone with the Wind")
Farley Granger (Farley Earle II) 1925 - Actor ("The Purple Heart")
Bobby Day (Byrd) 1930 - Singer ("Rockin' Robin')
Leslie Caron 1931 - Actress ("Lili," "Gigi," "An American in Paris")
Jamie Farr 1934 - Actor ("M*A*S*H")
Jean Marsh 1934 - Actress ("Frenzy")
Claude Berri 1934 - Actor, director
Sydney Pollack 1934 - Director
David Prowse 1935 - Actor
James Cotton 1935 - Blues musician
Wally Amos, Jr. 1936 - Entrepreneur, created Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies
Delaney Bramlett 1939 - Musician, singer (Delaney & Bonnie)
Frank Parker 1939 - Singer (Ciccio)
Twyla Tharp 1941 - Dancer, choreographer
Rod Gilbert 1941 - Hockey player
Karen Black (Ziegler) 1942 - Actress ("The Great Gatsby")
Geneviève Bujold 1942 - Actress ("Coma")
Deborah Harry 1945 - Singer (Blondie)
Harold McLinton 1947 - Football player
David Earnest Duke 1950 - Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan,
Trevor Eve 1951 - Actor
Daryl Anderson 1951 - Actor ("Lou Grant")
Fred Schneider 1951 - Musician (B-52's, Shake Society), B-52s Merchandise
Dan Aykroyd 1952 - Comedian, actor ("Driving Miss Daisy," "Saturday Night Live," "Ghostbusters," "The Blues Brothers")
Pat Donovan 1953 - Football player
Keith Whitley 1954 - Singer
Alan Ruck 1956 - Actor
Lorna Patterson 1956 - Actress ("Airplane!," "Private Benjamin")
Lisa Blount 1957 - Actress
Evelyn "Champagne" King 1960
Carl (Frederick Carlton) Lewis 1961 - Olympic Gold Medalist
Michelle Wright 1961 - Country singer
Princess Diana (Spencer) 1961 - Princess of Wales
Andre Brougher 1962 - Actor
Roddy Bottum 1963 - Musician (Faith No More)
Pamela Anderson 1967 - Actress ("Baywatch")
Mark Pirro 1970 - Musician (Tripping Daisy)
Henry Simmons 1970 - Actor ("NYPD Blue")
Claire Forlani 1972 - Actress ("J.F.K.: Reckless Youth," "The Rock")
Liv Tyler 1977 - Model , Acress ("Armagedon", "Lord of the Rings")
Andrew Cavarno 1992 - Actor ("Party of Five")
Stephen Cavarno 1992 - Actor ("Party of Five")
Raini Rodriguez 1993 - Actress (TV: "Austin & Ally," Movie: "Paul Blart: Mall Cop")


1935 - Benny Goodman and his band recorded the "King Porter Stomp."
1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails.
1963 - "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" were recorded by the Beatles.
1973 - In New York City, "Jesus Christ Superstar" closed after 711 shows on Broadway.
1976 - Paul McCartney purchased Buddy Holly's entire publishing catalog from Norman Petty.
1984 - The album "Animalize" was released by KISS.
1987 - The Grateful Dead's "In The Dark" LP was released.
1997 - The Radiohead album "OK Computer" was released in the U.S.

Because today's so special it really wouldn't do to send one simple birthday wish to last the whole year through. So this wishes happy moments a day when dreams come true and a year that's filled with all the things, that mean the most to you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAYLANDER.

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