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Posted: 01:36AM Mar 12, 2017
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Grayma V
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SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to! Remember, peace starts with a smile. This is the byline of the lady who is celebrating her birthday, today, March 12th. She is from California, and thankfully they finally got plenty of water out there so Froggyygg can keep her lily pond filled and not have to worry of running out of the precious liquid.

Froggyygg is the only female in the top fifteen scoring members of Braingle. She has played 144 games of Werewolf and 124 games of Who's the Boss. She also holds the record of 227 pages in her wiki, highest of all females. She has the largest collection of frogs and you really should VISIT HER WIKI - it is a lot of fun. Froggy has submitted 27 teasers, casted 25371 teaser votes, and reviewed 22330 teasers, submitted by others, as an editor. She submitted 72 quizzes, played 6389 quizzes and reviewed 4576 quizzes, submitted by others, as a quizmaster. She is also a moderator in the Public Forums. And if You have a question that you cannot find an answer to regarding Braingle send Froggy a Private Message and she will find an answer for you.

She has been a member of Braingle since February 13, 2005. She enjoys reading and writing and spending time with her family. In fact her husband, sgtammo, who happens to be on sort of an inactive spell at the present is numerically in 6th place, right behind froggy and they just recently celebrated their anniversary, so "the family that plays together, stays together. So froggy, Happy Anniversary to you and sgt and a very Happy Birthday to you.


1755 - In North Arlington, NJ, the steam engine was used for the first time.
1789 - The U.S. Post Office was established.
1809 - Britain signed a treaty with Persia forcing the French to leave the country.
1857 - "Simon Boccanegra" by Verdi debuted in Venice.
1884 - The State of Mississippi authorized the first state-supported college for women. It was called the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.
1863 - President Jefferson Davis delivered his State of the Confederacy address.
1889 - Almon B. Stowger applied for a patent for his automatic telephone system.
1894 - Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.
1903 - The Czar of Russia issued a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout his territory.
1905 - In Rome, Premier Giovanni Giolli was forced out of office by continued civil strife.
1906 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations must yield incriminating evidence in anti-trust suits.
1909 - The British Parliament increased naval appropriations for Britain.
1909 - Three U.S. warships were ordered to Nicaragua to stem the conflict with El Salvador.
1911 - Dr. Fletcher of Rockefeller Institute discovered the cause of infantile paralysis.
1912 - The Girl Scout organization was founded. The original name was Girl Guides.
1923 - Dr. Lee DeForest demonstrated phonofilm. It was his technique for putting sound on motion picture film.
1930 - Ghandi began his 200-mile march to the sea that symbolized his defiance of British rule over India.
1933 - President Paul von Hindenburg dropped the flag of the German Republic and ordered that the swastika and empire banner be flown side by side.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt presented his first presidential address to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside Chats."
1935 - Parimutuel betting became legal in the State of Nebraska.
1938 - The "Anschluss" took place as German troops entered Austria.
1940 - Finland surrendered to Russia ending the Russo-Finnish War.
1944 - Britain barred all travel to Ireland.
1947 - U.S. President Truman established the "Truman Doctrine" to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
1959 - The U.S. House joined the U.S. Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.
1966 - Bobby Hull, of the Chicago Blackhawks, became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 51 points in a single season.
1974 - "Wonder Woman" debuted on ABC-TV. The show later went to CBS-TV.
1984 - Lebanese President Gemayel opened the second meeting in five years calling for the end to nine-years of war.
1985 - The U.S. and the U.S.S.R. began arms control talks in Geneva.
1985 - Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) scored a club-record 60 points against the Atlanta Hawks.
1985 - Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced that he planned to drop Secret Service protection and hire his own bodyguards in an effort to lower the deficit by $3 million.
1987 - "Les Miserables" opened on Broadway.
1989 - Prime Minister Sadiq al Mahdi of Sudan formed a new cabinet to end civil war.
1989 - About 2,500 veterans and supporters marched at the Art Institute of Chicago to demand that officials remove an American flag placed on the floor as part of an exhibit.
1992 - Mauritius became a republic but remained a member of the British Commonwealth.
1993 - In the U.S., the Pentagon called for the closure of 31 major military bases.
1993 - Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female U.S. attorney general.
1994 - A photo by Marmaduke Wetherell of the Loch Ness monster was confirmed to be a hoax. The photo was taken of a toy submarine with a head and neck attached.
1994 - The Church of England ordained its first women priests.
1998 - Astronomers cancelled a warning that a mile-wide asteroid might collide with Earth saying that calculations had been off by 600,000 miles.
1999 - Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic became members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). All three countries were members of the former Warsaw Pact.
2002 - U.S. homeland security chief Tom Ridge unveiled a color-coded system for terror warnings.
2002 - Conoco and Phillips Petroleum stockholders approved a proposed merger worth $15.6 billion.
2003 - In Utah, Elizabeth Smart was reunited with her family nine months after she was abducted from her home. She had been taken on June 5, 2002, by a drifter that had previously worked at the Smart home.
2003 - The U.S. Air Force announced that it would resume reconnaissance flights off the coast of North Korea. The flights had stopped on March 2 after an encounter with four armed North Korean jets.
2009 - It was announced that the Sears Tower in Chicago, IL, would be renamed Willis Tower.
2010 - In the U.S., Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPad.


Clement Studebaker 1831
Charles Boycott 1832
Jane Delano 1862
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz 1911 - Mexican politician
Paul Weston 1912
Wally Schirra 1913 - Astronaut
Googie Withers 1917
Gordon MacRae 1921
Jack Kerouac 1922
Edward Albee 1928 - Playwright ("Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf")
Al Jarreau 1932 - R&B-jazz singer
Andrew Young 1932 - Civil rights leader, politician
Barbara Feldon 1933 - Actress ("Get Smart")
Lloyd Dobyns 1936
Johnny Rutherford 1938
Brian O'Hara 1942 - Musician (The Fourmost)
Liza Minnelli 1946 - Singer, actress
Mitt Romney 1947 - Politician
Mark Moseley 1948
James Taylor 1948 - Singer, songwriter
Mike Gibbins 1949 - Musician (Badfinger)
Bill Payne 1949 - Musician (Little Feat)
Jon Provost 1950 - Actor ("Lassie")
Carl Hiaasen 1953 - Author
Jerry Levine 1957 - Actor
Steve Harris 1957 - Musician (Iron Maiden)
Marlon Jackson 1957 - Singer (The Jackson Five)
Courtney B. Vance 1960 - Actor
Titus Welliver 1961
Darryl Strawberry 1962 - Baseball player
John Andretti 1963
Julia Campbell 1963 - Actress
Aaron Eckhart 1968 - Actor
Graham Coxon 1969 - Musician (Blur)
Samm Levine 1982 - Actor


1939 - Artie Shaw and his band recorded "Deep Purple."
1955 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet appeared for the first time at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1957 - The Crickets recorded a cha-cha version of "Maybe Baby."
1969 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married.
1969 - George Harrison and his wife Patti were arrested in Esher, Surrey. The charge was cannabis resin possession after authorities found 120 joints in their house.
1974 - Nilsson and John Lennon were ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling the Tom Smothers' comedy act.
1991 - The R.E.M. album "Out of Time" was released.
1996 - KISS released the album "MTV Unplugged."
1998 - Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it had banned Liam Gallagher of Oasis after an incident on a flight from Hong Kong to Australia.
1998 - Korn served a cease-and-desist demand to a Michigan assistant principal, the high school and the school district who suspended a student for wearing a T-shirt that had the band's name on it.
2003 - The Chinese government ordered the Rolling Stones to eliminate four songs from their upcoming performances in Shanghai and Beijing. The banned songs were "Brown Sugar," "Honky Tonk Women," "Beast of Burden," and "Let's Spend the Night Together."
2016 - In Santiago, Chile, Iron Maiden's plane, Ed Force One, was damaged when a ground tug collided with two of the jet's engines.

One smile begins a friendship One handclasp lifts a soul, One star can guide a ship at sea. One word can frame the goal. One song can spark a moment One flower can wake the dream .. One tree can start a forest One bird can herald spring. One step must start each journey One word must start each prayer .. One hope will raise our spirits One touch can show you care. One voice can speak with wisdom One heart can know what's true .. One life can make a difference You see, that's just what you do. Happiest of all birthdays, dear friend.

---This message was edited on 08:10PM Jun 3, 2017---

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 01:43PM Mar 12, 2017
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I share in that birthday and anniversary wish my friend!

Sitting on a book shelf doesn't make you a book, any more than going to Church makes you a Christian.
Posted: 03:22PM Mar 12, 2017
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Magical Sorceress Frog
Posts: 9652

Thank you both for such amazing posts! It means a lot coming from such cherished friends as you both are to me!

SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 04:28PM Mar 12, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

I honestly am trying to send birthday wishes to all celebrants, but it does make it so easy when the birthday or anniversary is for such a dear friend. Froggy, you and Sarge have kept me grounded through some hard scary times in my life and as much as I have appreciated how you have bolstered me up, I can think of no way to thank you , except to honestly tell others what wonderful people live in your family. Thank you for being there personally for me. Hugs

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 07:55PM Mar 12, 2017
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No thanks are needed, my dear friend!

SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 10:34AM Mar 13, 2017
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Happy belated Anniversary To SGT & Froggygg and Happy belated Birthday to the Queen of Frogs. Hope you both had an enjoyable day and evening for both.

---This message was edited on 10:35AM Mar 13, 2017---

To all the survivors out there, perseverance does pays off, little by little. JHS
Posted: 08:05PM Mar 13, 2017
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SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 03:13AM Mar 17, 2017
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Grayma V
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St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland. He was born in the late 4th century.
Patrick began his first mission to Ireland in 432.
On March 17, 461 A.D., St. Patrick died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland.
On March 17, 1762, in New York City, the first St. Patrick's Day parade took place. The parade was held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army.
Today March 17 is a day of international celebration.

Happy Birthday Wishes go out today, March 17th, for PAP3. He is a self employed member of Braingle from New Jersey. PAP3 has been a member since March 14, 2005 and is interested in racquetball, golf, spiritual reading, his pets, gardening, and even one of my own interests, flea markets.

PAPS3, I will first apologize for my teasing birthday wish regarding the wrinkles. I don't mean to insinuate that you have wrinkles, just that today is St. Patty's Day and I picked my greenest birthday card to go along with the day. I, along with your fellow Braingle members hope you celebrate YOUR DAY with family, friends and other loved ones.


0461 - Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor. (More about St. Patrick's Day)
1756 - St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.
1766 - Britain repealed the Stamp Act that had caused resentment in the North American colonies.
1776 - British forces evacuated Boston to Nova Scotia during the Revolutionary War.
1868 - Postage stamp canceling machine patent was issued.
1870 - Wellesley College was incorporated by the Massachusetts legislature under its first name, Wellesley Female Seminary.
1884 - In Otay, California, John Joseph Montgomery made the first manned, controlled, heavier-than-air glider flight in the United States.
1886 - 20 Blacks were killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.
1891 - The British steamer Utopia sank off the coast of Gibraltar.
1901 - In Paris, Vincent Van Gogh's paintings were shown at the Bernheim Gallery.
1909 - In France, the communications industry was paralyzed by strikes.
1910 - The Camp Fire Girls organization was founded by Luther and Charlotte Gulick. It was formally presented to the public exactly 2 years later.
1914 - Russia increased the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.
1917 - America's first bowling tournament for ladies began in St. Louis, MO. Almost 100 women participated in the event.
1930 - Al Capone was released from jail.
1930 - In New York, construction began on the Empire State Building. Excavation at the site began on January 22.
1941 - The National Gallery of Art was officially opened by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC.
1942 - Douglas MacArthur became the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the Southwestern Pacific.
1944 - During World War II, the U.S. bombed Vienna.
1950 - Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced that they had created a new radioactive element. They named it "californium". It is also known as element 98.
1958 - The Vanguard 1 satellite was launched by the U.S.
1959 - The Dalai Lama (Lhama Dhondrub, Tenzin Gyatso) fled Tibet and went to India.
1961 - The U.S. increased military aid and technicians to Laos.
1962 - Moscow asked the U.S. to pull out of South Vietnam.
1966 - A U.S. submarine found a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean off of Spain.
1967 - Snoopy and Charlie Brown of "Peanuts" were on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.
1969 - Golda Meir was sworn in as the fourth premier of Israel.
1970 - The U.S. Army charged 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
1972 - U.S. President Nixon asked Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.
1973 - Twenty were killed in Cambodia when a bomb went off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
1973 - The first American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the "Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1982 - In El Salvador, four Dutch television crewmembers were killed by government troops.
1985 - U.S. President Reagan agreed to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.
1989 - A series of solar flares caused a violent magnetic storm that brought power outages over large regions of Canada.
1992 - In Buenos Aires, 10 people were killed in a suicide car-bomb attack against the Israeli embassy.
1992 - White South Africans approved constitutional reforms to give legal equality to blacks.
1995 - Gerry Adams became the first leader of Sinn Fein to be received at the White House.
1998 - Washington Mutual announced it had agreed to buy H.F. Ahmanson and Co. for $9.9 billion dollars. The deal created the nation's seventh-largest banking company.
1999 - A panel of medical experts concluded that marijuana had medical benefits for people suffering from cancer and AIDS.
1999 - The International Olympic Committee expelled six of its members in the wake of a bribery scandal.
2000 - In Norway, Jens Stotenberg and the Labour Party took office as Prime Minister. The coalition government of Kjell Magne Bondevik resigned on March 9 as a result of an environmental dispute.
2000 - In Kanungu, Uganda, a fire at a church linked to the cult known as the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments killed more than 530. On March 31, officials set the number of deaths linked to the cult at more than 900 after authorities subsequently found mass graves at various sites linked to the cult.
2004 - NASA's Messenger became the first spacecraft to enter into orbit around Mercury. The probe took more than 270,000 pictures before it crashed into the surface of Mercury on April 30, 2015.
2007 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) scored his 502nd and 503rd career goals making him the all-time U.S. leader in goal-scoring.
2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 800 million applications downloaded.


Mercedes McCambridge 1918 - Actress
Nat "King" Cole (Nathaniel Adams Coles) 1919 - Singer, musician
Paul Horn 1930 - Jazz flautist
Dick Curless 1932 - Singer, known as the "Baron of Country Music"
Adam Wade 1937 - Singer, drummer, actor
Rudolf Nureyev 1938 - Ballet dancer
Paul Kantner 1941 - Musician (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)
Jim Weatherly 1943 - Singer, songwriter
Patrick McCauley (Them) 1944
John Sebastian 1944 - Singer, songwriter (Lovin' Spoonful)
Harold Brown 1946 - Musician (War)
Patrick Duffy 1949 - Actor (TV: "Dallas")
Kurt Russell 1951 - Actor
Scott Gorham 1951 - Guitar player (Thin Lizzy)
Susie Allanson 1952 - Singer
Lesley-Anne Down 1954 - Actress
Gary Sinise 1955 - Actor ("C.S.I: NY")
Paul Overstreet 1955 - Country singer
Mike Lindup 1959 - Musician (Level 42)
Vicki Lewis 1960 - Actress
Casey Sirmaszko 1961 - Actor
Claire Grogan (Altered Images) 1962
Rob Stich 1962 - Writer, director
Rob Lowe 1964 - Actor
Van Connor 1967 - Musician (Screaming Trees)
Billy Corgan 1967 - Musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
Mathew St. Patrick 1968 - Actor ("Six Feet Under")
Yanic Truesdale 1969 - Actor ("Gilmore Girls")
Bill Mueller 1971 - Baseball player
Mia Hamm 1972 - Soccer player
Melissa Auf der Maur 1972 - Musician (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins)
Caroline Corr 1973 - Musician (The Corrs)
Marisa Coughlan 1974 - Actress
Stephen Gately 1976 - Singer (Boyzone)
Swifty 1977 - Rapper (D12)
Bobby Ryan 1987 - Hockey player
Katie Ledecky 1997 - Swimmer

Take a break, have a rest put your feet up for a while. or go out and party and celebrate in style. It's hoped your Birthday turns out just how you want it to, and that it will be wonderful in every way for you.

---This message was edited on 03:31AM Mar 17, 2017---

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 11:00AM Mar 17, 2017
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Happy Belated Birthday, Froggy!!

ICUB42: I as in me. C is to notice. U, not you, someone else. B for be. 4 is for fore. And 2 should be too.
Posted: 04:51PM Mar 17, 2017
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Magical Sorceress Frog
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Thank you ICU!

SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 12:42PM Mar 24, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Well today, March 24th, all the folks at Braingle send out a big Happy Birthday wish to jeminy from England. He has been a Braingle member since August 24, 2009. His occupation he has listed as "Aiming to please" and his interests are Braingle.=p Jeminy's byline is quite philosophical - "An apple a day keeps the doctor away... Too bad it didn't work for Snow White." Who wants a doctor when you can have a Prince? Jeminy has been active plaing Who's the Boss - 69 games and The Werewolf Game - 79 games.


1550 - France and England signed the Peace of Boulogne.
1629 - In Virginia, the first game law was passed in the American colonies.
1664 - A charter to colonize Rhode Island was granted to Roger Williams in London.
1720 - In Paris, banking houses closed due to financial crisis.
1765 - Britain passed the Quartering Act that required the American colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
1792 - Benjamin West became the first American artist to be selected president of the Royal Academy of London.
1828 - The Philadelphia & Columbia Railway was authorized as the first state owned railway.
1832 - Mormon Joseph Smith was beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio.
1837 - Canada gave blacks the right to vote
1848 - A state of siege was proclaimed in Amsterdam.
1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was formed.
1878 - The British frigate Eurydice sank killing 300.
1880 - The first "hail insurance company" was incorporated in Connecticut. It was known as Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company.
1882 - In Berlin, German scientist Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis germ (bacillus).
1883 - The first telephone call between New York and Chicago took place.
1900 - Mayor Van Wyck of New York broke the ground for the New York subway tunnel that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1900 - In New Jersey, the Carnegie Steel Corporation was formed.
1904 - Vice Adm. Tojo sank seven Russian ships as the Japanese strengthened their blockade of Port Arthur.
1905 - In Crete, a group led by Eleutherios Venizelos claimed independence from Turkey.
1906 - In Mexico, the Tehuantepec Istmian Railroad opened as a rival to the Panama Canal.
1906 - The "Census of the British Empire" revealed that England ruled 1/5 of the world.
1911 - In Denmark, penal code reform abolished corporal punishment.
1920 - The first U.S. coast guard air station was established at Morehead City, NC.
1924 - Greece became a republic.
1927 - Chinese Communists seized Nanking and break with Chiang Kai-shek over the Nationalist goals.
1932 - Belle Baker hosted a radio variety show from a moving train. It was the first radio broadcast from a train.
1934 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.
1938 - The U.S. asked that all countries help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.
1944 - In Rome, The Gestapo rounded up innocent Italians and shot them to death in response to a bomb attack that killed 32 German policemen. Over 300 civilians were executed.
1946 - The Soviet Union announced that it was withdrawing its troops from Iran.
1947 - The U.S. Congress proposed the limitation of the presidency to two terms.
1954 - Britain opened trade talks with Hungary.
1955 - Tennessee Williams' play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" debuted on Broadway.
1955 - The first oil drill seagoing rig was put into service.
1960 - A U.S. appeals court ruled that the novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover" was not obscene and could be sent through the mail. 1972 - Great Britain imposed direct rule over Northern Ireland.
1976 - The president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her country's military.
1980 - In San Salvador, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was shot to death by gunmen as he celebrated Mass.
1980 - "Nightline" with Ted Koppel premiered.
1982 - Soviet leader Leonid L. Brezhnev stated that Russia was willing to resume border talks with China.
1985 - Thousands demonstrated in Madrid against the NATO presence in Spain.
1988 - Former national security aides Oliver L. North and John M. Poindexter and businessmen Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim pled innocent to Iran-Contra charges.
1989 - The Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons) of oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound after it ran aground.
1989 - The U.S. decided to send humanitarian aid to the Contras.
1990 - Indian troops left Sri Lanka.
1991 - The African nation of Benin held its first presidential elections in about 30 years.
1993 - In Israel, Ezer Weizman, an advocate of peace with neighboring Arab nations, was elected President.
1995 - Russian forces surrounded Achkoi-Martan. It was one of the few remaining strongholds of rebels in Chechenia.
1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a welfare reform package that made the most changes in social programs since the New Deal.
1997 - The Australian parliament overturned the world's first and only euthanasia law.
1998 - In Jonesboro, AR, two young boys open fire at students from woods near a school. Four students and a teacher were killed and 10 others were injured. The two boys were 11 and 13 years old cousins.
1998 - A former FBI agent said papers found in James Earl Ray's car supports a conspiracy theory in the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
1999 - In Kenya, at least 31 people were killed when a passenger train derailed. Hundreds were injured.
1999 - NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Vojvodina). The attacks marked the first time in its 50-year history that NATO attacked a sovereign country. The bombings were in response to Serbia's refusal to sign a peace treaty with ethnic Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo.
1999 - The 7-mile tunnel under Mont Blanc in France became an inferno after a truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire. At least 30 people were killed.
2001 - Apple Computer Inc's operating system MAC OS X went on sale.
2002 - Thieves stole five 17th century paintings from the Frans Hals Museum in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The paintings were worth about $2.6 million. The paintings were works by Jan Steen, Cornelis Bega, Adriaan van Ostade and Cornelis Dusart.
2005 - The government of Kyrgyzstan collapsed after opposition protesters took over President Askar Akayev's presidential compound and government offices.
2005 - Sandra Bullock received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2006 - In Spain, the Basque separatist group ETA announced a permanent cease-fire.
2014 - It was announced that the U.S. and its allies would exclude Russia from the G8 meeting and boycott a planned summit in Sochi in response to Russia's takeover of Crimea.


1721 - In Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach published the Six Brandenburg Concertos.
1941 - Glenn Miller began work on his first motion picture for 20th Century Fox. The film was "Sun Valley Serenade."
1958 - Elvis Presley was sworn in as a private in the U.S. Army.
1965 - Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious by an electrical shock from a microphone stand. It was the first date of the Rolling Stones anniversary tour.
1966 - The New York State Assembly passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell bootlegs.
1973 - Lou Reed was bitten on his rear end by a fan during a concert in Buffalo, NY. The male fan was ejected from the show.
1978 - The British courts granted British record companies the rights to seize bootleg and pirate recordings.
1991 - The Black Crowes were dropped as the opening act on ZZ Top's tour for repeatedly criticizing Miller Beer. Miller Beer was sponsoring the tour.
1992 - A Chicago judge ruled in the Milli-Vanilli class-action suit that $3.00 cash rebates would be given to anyone that could prove that they bought the group's music before November 27, 1990 (the date the lip synching scandal broke).
1998 - Type O Negative released its first home video. It was for the song "After Dark."
1998 - Amway Corp. announced that it had agreed to pay $9 million to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of songs by top artists in videotaped sales pitches.


Antonio Rosmini-Serbati 1797 - Italian Roman Catholic priest and philosopher
John Wesley Powell 1834 - U.S. soldier, geologist and explorer of American West
William Morris 1834 - British craftsman, designer, writer, typographer
Andrew Mellon 1855 - American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, U.S. Secretary of the Treasure (1921-1932)
Harry Houdini 1874 - Magician, escape artist
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle 1887 - Actor, comedian, director, screenwriter
Arthur Murray 1895 - Dance instructor, businessman
Dorothy R. Stratton 1898 - Founded women's branch of the U.S. Coast Guard
June Clark (Algeria Junius "June" Clark ) 1900 - Musician
Joseph Barbera 1911 - Cartoonist
Richard (Nicholas) Conte 1914 - Cartoonist
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1919 - Poet
Gene Nelson (Leander Eugene Berg) 1920 - Dancer, actor, screenwriter and director
Dave Appell 1922 - Musician (Applejacks)
Norman Fell (Norman Noah Feld) 1924 - Actor
Dario Fo 1926 - Playwright
Byron Janis 1928 - Pianist
Vanessa Brown 1928 - Actress
Steve McQueen 1930 - Actor
William Smith 1933 - Actor
Billy Stewart 1937 - Musical artist
Bob Mackie 1940 - Fashion designer
R. Lee Ermey 1944 - Actor
Curtis Hanson 1945 - Director
Lee Oskar 1948 - Musician (War)
Nick Lowe 1949 - Singer
Dougie Thomson 1951 - Musician (Supertramp)
Louie Anderson 1953 - Comedian
Donna Pescow 1954 - Actress
Robert Carradine 1954 - Actor
Kelly LeBrock 1960 - Actress ("Weird Science")
Rodney "Kool Kollie" Terry 1961 - DJ (Ghostown DJs)
Star Jones 1962 - TV host ("The View")
Annabella Sciorra 1964 - Actress
Lara Flynn Boyle 1970 - Actress
Sharon Corr 1970 - Singer, musician (The Corrs)
P.A. Pasemaster Mase 1970 - Rapper (De La Soul)
Jim Parsons 1973 - Actor ("The Big Bang Theory")
Alyson Hannigan 1974 - Actress ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "How I Met Your Mother")
Peyton Manning 1976 - Football player
Olivia Burnette (Olivia Nicole Burnette) 1977 - Actress
Keisha Castle-Hughes 1990 - Actress ("The Whale Rider")

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

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 03:28PM Mar 27, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Today, March 27, lillyPad7891 is celebrating her birthday. She is a teenage student from the United States. She has been a Braingle member since January 3, 2013 and has played a variety of our site's games, including some Who's the Boss and the Werewolf Game. Some of her interest include Science, writing, Math problems, listening to music and playing the Viola. The Viola? Oh girl, you are after my heart - I played the violin for a while, but because of a hearing problem I much prefer the lower sound of the viola. Are you a solo artist or do you play with an orchestra? Well all the members of Braingle are giving you a shout out, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Gloria Swanson 1899
James Callaghan 1912 - British prime minister
Snooky Lanson 1914
Richard Denning 1914
Robert "Junior" Lockwood 1915 - Blues guitarist
Richard Hayman 1920
Sarah Vaughan 1924
Harold Nicholas 1924
Anthony Lewis 1927 - Newspaper columnist
Mstislav Rostropovich 1927 - Cellist, conductor
Burt Collins 1931
David Janssen 1931
Arthur Mitchell 1934 - Dance company director
Julian Glover 1935 - Actor
Jerry Lacy 1936 - Actor
Judy Carne 1939
Cale Yarborough 1939
Austin Pendleton 1940 - Actor
Michael York 1942 - Actor
Tom Sullivan 1947
Tony Banks 1950 - Musician (Genesis)
Maria Schneider 1952 - Actress
Annemarie Moser-Proell 1953
Andrew Farriss 1959 - Musician (INXS)
Xuxa (Maria da Graça Meneghel) 1963 - Singer, actress
Quentin Tarantino 1963 - Movie director
Talisa Soto 1967 - Actress
Pauley Perrette 1969 - Actress
Mariah Carey 1970 - Singer
Elizabeth Mitchell (Elizabeth Joanna Robertson) 1970 - Actress ("Lost", "V")
Brendan Hill 1970 - Musician (Blues Travelers)
Nathan Fillion 1971 - Actor ("Firefly")
Fergie (Stacy Ann Ferguson) 1975 - Singer (Black Eyed Peas)
Emily Ann Lloyd 1983 - Actress
Brenda Song 1988 - Actress
Taylor Atelian 1995 - Actress ("According to Jim")


1794 - The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.
1836 - In Goliad, TX, about 350 Texan prisoners, including their commander James Fannin, were executed under orders from Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna. An estimated 30 Texans escaped execution.
1836 - The first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, OH.
1841 - The first steam fire engine was tested in New York City.
1860 - The corkscrew was patented by M.L. Byrn.
1866 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which later became the 14th amendment.
1884 - The first long-distance telephone call was made from Boston to New York.
1899 - The first international radio transmission between England and France was achieved by the Italian inventor G. Marconi.
1900 - The London Parliament passed the War Loan Act that gave 35 million pounds to the Boer War cause in South Africa.
1900 - The Russian army mobilized 250,000 troops for active duty.
1901 - Filipino rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by the U.S.
1904 - Mary Jarris "Mother" Jones was ordered by Colorado state authorities to leave the state. She was accused of stirring up striking coal miners.
1907 - French troops occupied Oudja, Morocco, as a punitive action for the murder of French Dr. Muchamp.
1912 - The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC. The trees were a gift from Japan.
1917 - The Seattle Metropolitans, of the Pacific Coast League of Canada, defeated the Montreal Canadiens and became
he first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.
1931 - Actor Charlie Chaplin received France's Legion of Honor decoration.
1933 - About 55,000 people staged a protest against Hitler in New York City.
1933 - In the U.S., the Farm Credit Administration was authorized.
1941 - Tokeo Yoshikawa arrived in Oahu, HI, and began spying for Japan on the U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
1942 - The British raided the Nazi submarine base at St. Nazaire, France.
1946 - Four-month long strikes at both General Electric and General Motors ended with a wage increase.
1952 - The U.S. Eighth Army reached the 38th parallel in Korea, the original dividing line between the two Koreas.
1955 - Steve McQueen made his network TV debut on "Goodyear Playhouse."
1958 - Nikita Khrushchev became the chairman of the Soviet Council of Ministers in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party.
1958 - The U.S. announced a plan to explore space near the moon.
1976 - Washington, DC, opened its subway system.
1985 - Billy Dee Williams received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1988 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
1989 - The U.S. anti-missile satellite failed the first test in space.
1993 - In China, Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin was appointed President.
1997 - Russian workers, nearly 2 million, held a nationwide strike to protest unpaid wages.
1997 - In Australia, Governor-General William Deane signed a bill to overturn a 1996 Northern Territory act to legalize assisted suicides. The 1996 act was the first in the world to permit assisted suicides.
1998 - In the U.S., the FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra. It was the first pill for male impotence.
1998 - Top civilian aircraft makers in France, Spain, Germany and Britain agreed to create single European aerospace and defense company.
2004 - NASA successfully launched an unpiloted X-43A jet that hit Mach 7 (about 5,000 mph).
2007 - NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool.


1945 - Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys recorded "It's Only a Paper Moon."
1950 - Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner became one of the first jazz instrumentalists to give a solo concert. In 1954, he wrote the song "Misty."
1951 - Frank Sinatra recorded "I'm a Fool to Want You."
1967 - The Young Rascals recorded "Groovin'."
1973 - "Rolling Stone" reported that Carlos Santana had changed his name to "Devadip."
1979 - Bruce Springsteen's first video, "Rosalita," premiered on BBC-TV.
1981 - AC/DC released "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" in the U.S. It had been released in Australia in 1976.
1985 - The Bon Jovi album 7800° Fahrenheit was released in the U.S.
1986 - Sammy Hagar played his first show as lead singer of Van Halen.
1987 - U2 filmed their video "Where the Streets Have No Name" on a rooftop in L.A.
1991 - Donnie Wahlberg (The New Kids on the Block) was arrested in Louisville, KY, for first-degree arson. He allegedly poured vodka on a hotel carpet and set it on fire.
1995 - Tupac Shakur's "Me Against the World" made him the first rap artist to debut at No. 1 on the charts while in jail for sexual assault.
1998 - Construction began on Alice Cooper's new Coopers'town Restaurant in Phoenix, AZ.
2002 - Lyle Lovett was trampled by a bull while trying to help his uncle who had just been thrown by the animal. Lovett's lower right leg was broken in several places.

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

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 07:38PM Mar 30, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Well I almost missed a birthday for today, March 30. I went in to check for April birthdays and this one popped up on the first page of the active users in Braingle. I am so sorry SPUTNIK2 that I am so slow today. I was so frustrated that I had almost missed your birthday that I got in a hurry, had everything ready to go and when I went to transfer it, I hit the wrong button and erased it all. Instead of saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY I said a few choice other words. So now that I have had my evening meal I shall attempt this again. One nice thing about it, once I figure out what I am going to say or do, it is easier the second time around. I just dislike it when I post our wishes so late in the day.

Anyhow Braingle members, today's birthday celebration is for SPUTNIK2 who says she is a Satellite, on Hale-Bop, trying to hitch a ride. She has been a member of our fair site since Jan 12, 2006. Her interests are History, Geography, space and WWII. So here is wishing you a very Happy Birthday, even if you had to wait until evening to receive this wish.


1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.
1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether.
1855 - About 5,000 "Border Ruffians" from western Missouri invaded the territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery legislature. It was the first election in Kansas.
1858 - Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil.
1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.
1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1870 - Texas was readmitted to the Union.
1903 - Revolutionary activity in the Dominican Republic brought U.S. troops to Santo Domingo to protect American interests.
1905 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was chosen to mediate in the Russo-Japanese peace talks.
1909 - The Queensboro bridge in New York opened linking Manhattan and Queens. It was the first double decker bridge.
1909 - In Oklahoma, Seminole Indians revolted against meager pay for government jobs.
1916 - Pancho Villa killed 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.
1936 - Britain announced a naval construction program of 38 warships.
1939 - The comic book "Detective Comics #27" appeared on newstands. This comic introduced Batman.
1940 - The Japanese set up a puppet government called Manchuko in Nanking, China.
1941 - The German Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel began its first offensive against British forces in Libya.
1944 - The U.S. fleet attacked Palau, near the Philippines.
1945 - The U.S.S.R. invaded Austria during World War II.
1946 - The Allies seized 1,000 Nazis attempting to revive the Nazi party in Frankfurt.
1947 - Lord Mountbatten arrived in India as the new Viceroy.
1950 - The invention of the phototransistor was announced.
1950 - U.S. President Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
1957 - Tunisia and Morocco signed a friendship treaty in Rabat.
1958 - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave its initial performance.
1964 - "Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV.
1964 - John Glenn withdrew from the Ohio race for U.S. Senate because of injuries suffered in a fall.
1970 - "Applause" opened on Broadway.
1970 - "Another World - Somerset" debuted on NBC-TV.
1972 - The British government assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland.
1972 - The Eastertide Offensive began when North Vietnamese troops crossed into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the northern portion of South Vietnam.
1975 - As the North Vietnamese forces moved toward Saigon South Vietnamese soldiers mob rescue jets in desperation.
1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded.
1982 - The space shuttle Columbia completed its third and its longest test flight after 8 days in space.
1984 - The U.S. ended its participation in the multinational peace force in Lebanon.
1987 - Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" was bought for $39.85 million.
1993 - In Sarajevo, two Serb militiamen were sentenced to death for war crimes committed in Bosnia.
1993 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown hit his first home run.
1994 - Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end their war in Croatia while Bosnian Muslims and Serbs continued to fight each other.
1998 - Rolls-Royce was purchased by BMW in a $570 million deal.
2002 - An unmanned U.S. spy plan crashed at sea in the Southern Philippines.
2002 - Suspected Islamic militants set off several grenades at a temple in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Four civilians, four policemen and two attackers were killed and 20 people were injured.
2009 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed that the new World Trade Center building would be officially known by its legal name of "One World Trade Center."


Vincent Van Gogh 1853
Jo Davidson 1883
Ted Heath 1900
Frankie Laine 1913 - Singer
Richard Dysart 1929 - Actor
John Astin 1930 - Actor ("Addams Family")
Rolf Harris 1930 - Singer
Peter Marshall 1930 - Game show host ("Hollywood Squares")
Warren Beatty 1937 - Actor
Jerry Lucas 1940 - Basketball player
Astrud Gilberto 1940
Graeme Edge 1941 - Musician (Moody Blues)
Bobby Wright 1942
Ronnie Rice 1944 (New Colony 6)
Eric Clapton 1945 - Musician
Jim Dandy Mangrum 1948 - Musician (Black Oak Arkansas)
Robbie Coltrane 1950 - Actor
Dave Ball 1950 - Musician (Procol Harum)
Re Styles 1950 - Musician (The Tubes)
Lene Lovich 1954 - Singer
Randy VanWarmer 1955 - Singer, songwriter
Paul Reiser 1957 - Actor ("Mad About You"), comedian
M.C. Hammer (Stanley Kirk Burrell) 1963 - Rapper
Ian Ziering 1964 - Actor
Tracy Chapman 1964 - Singer
Celine Dion 1968 - Singer
Mark Consuelos 1970 - Actor


1908 - Oscar Hammerstein signed Luisa Tetrazzini to a five-year contract.
1957 - Buddy Knox became the first artist in the Rock and Roll era to write his own number one hit. "Party Doll" hit #1 on this US Singles Chart.
1966 - Barbra Streisand's "Color Me Barbra" special aired on CBS-TV.
1967 - The cover of the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was staged and photographed.
1968 - The Yardbirds performed and recorded "Live Yardbirds" at the Anderson Theater.
1974 - The Ramones performed in front of an audience for the first time.
1975 - Jeff Beck released his solo album "Blow by Blow" in the U.S.
1976 - In London, the Sex Pistols played their first show at The 100 Club.
1978 - Paul Simonon and Topper Headon of the Clash were arrested in London for shooting pigeons from the roof of a rehearsal hall.
1989 - Gladys Knight performed solo for the first time since her grammar school years without The Pips during a gig in Las Vegas.
1999 - KISS cancelled three concert dates in Russia due to anti-American sentiment over the U.N. bombing of Yugoslavia.
2001 - LeAnn Rimes reached an out of court settlement with her father and her former manager. The suit claimed that the two had stolen $12 million from her.
2010 - Usher's album "Raymond v. Raymond" was released in the U.S. and Canada.
2015 - A one night only event showing concert footage from Led Zeppelin's career was shown in theaters across the U.S.

May everything happy and everything bright be yours on your birthday from morning till night. And then through the year may the same thing hold true so that each day is filled with life's best things for you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPUTNIK2.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 09:56PM Mar 30, 2017
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Posts: 8

Hello! I was looking around on the forums and saw what you posted for me. I was in an elongated period of inactivity at the time so the fact that you still took the time to make one of these amazing posts for me is so kind of you. Thank you Vlerma! This is a wonderful thing to be doing and I enjoy looking through the historical part. (Big history fan)

Also, Happy Birthday to all March birthdays!

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. -Maya Angelou
Posted: 03:32PM Apr 1, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Oh musicneverdies, I feel so honored by your words. I appreciate them so much. I enjoy giving my fellow Braingleers a smile or two by extending what I can for their birthdays. Thank you. I still think the saddest thing is for someone to have a birthday with no one to celebrate it with.

I realize, and I do apologize, my health at times causes me to be late, or miss someone. At times it just cannot be helped and if I do miss someone, please rest assured I did not miss you on purpose. I have been doing this for just a little over a year. Past history, famous birthdays and musical tidbits have been the basis of most. If anyone has some ideas of something else you would like to see, please let me know. I am very flexible and really do want to keep people somewhat entertained as they celebrate their special day.

I would also love to get an anniversary bunch started. This will require write ins from our members as we don't have this information in our files. So I will suggest as a birthday present to me, since I am an April baby, and April 1st was my grandmother's birthday, please contact me - vlerma - on Private Message, and I will start trying to create a new celebration box.

To begin this celebration I do know that today Mr. and Mrs. Fishmed are celebrating their wedding anniversary - I don't know how many years, but until I get things gathered a bit better, I along with our other Braingle members, wish them a wonderful HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 04:47AM Apr 4, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Today, April 4th is the birthday of our new Braingle member, CASSIEY, a student from America. She became a member of our group on March 28,2017. She enjoys, singing, riding and writing songs. She also states she likes her boyfriend and BMX. Am not sure if she means she likes BMX and her boyfriend, or her boyfriend's BMX. Either way we all extend our Happy Birthday wishes to our new member, CASSIEY.



1581 - Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I. A few months earlier he became the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world.
1687 - King James II ordered that his declaration of indulgence be read in church.
1812 - The territory of Orleans became the 18th U.S. state and will become known as Louisiana.
1818 - A plan was passed by the U.S. Congress that the U.S. flag would have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars and that a new star would be added for the each new state.
1841 - U.S. President William Henry Harrison, at the age of 68, became the first president to die in office. He had been sworn in only a month before he died of pneumonia.
1848 - Thomas Douglas became the first San Francisco public teacher.
1850 - The city of Los Angeles was incorporated.
1862 - In the U.S., the Battle of Yorktown began as Union General George B. McClellan closed in on Richmond, VA.
1887 - Susanna M. Salter became mayor of Argonia, KS, making her the first woman mayor in the U.S.
1902 - British Financier Cecil Rhodes left $10 million in his will that would provide scholarships for Americans to Oxford University in England.
1905 - In Kangra, India, an earthquake killed 370,000 people.
1914 - The first known serialized moving picture opened in New York City, NY. It was "The Perils of Pauline".
1917 - The U.S. Senate voted 90-6 to enter World War I on the Allied side.
1918 - The Battle of Somme, an offensive by the British against the German Army ended.
1932 - After five years of research, professor C.G. King, of the University of Pittsburgh, isolated vitamin C.
1945 - Hungary was liberated from Nazi occupation.
1945 - During World War II, U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany.
1949 - Twelve nations signed a treaty to create The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1953 - Fifteen doctors were released by Soviet leaders. The doctors had been arrested before Stalin had died and were accused of plotting against him.
1967 - The U.S. lost its 500th plane over Vietnam.
1967 - Johnny Carson quit "The Tonight Show." He returned three weeks later after getting a raise of $30,000 a week.
1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39.
1969 - Dr. Denton Cooley implanted the first temporary artificial heart.
1971 - Veterans stadium in Philadelphia, PA, was dedicated this day.
1973 - In New York, the original World Trade Center twin towers opened. At the time they were the tallest building in the world.
1974 - Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's major league baseball home-run record with 714.
1975 - More than 130 people, most of them children, were killed when a U.S. Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashed just after takeoff from Saigon.
1979 - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the president of Pakistan, was executed. He had been convicted of conspiring to murder a political opponent.
1981 - Henry Cisneros became the first Mexican-American elected mayor of a major U.S. city, which was San Antonio, TX.
1983 - At Cape Canaveral, the space shuttle Challenger took off on its first flight. It was the sixth flight overall for the shuttle program.
1984 - U.S. President Reagan proposed an international ban on chemical weapons.
1985 - In Sudan, a coup ousted President Nimeiry and replaced him with General Dahab.
1986 - Wayne Gretzky set an NHL record with his 213th point of the season.
1987 - The U.S. charged the Soviet Union with wiretapping a U.S. Embassy.
1988 - Arizona Governor Evan Mecham was voted out of office by the Arizona Senate. Mecham was found guilty of diverting state funds to his auto business and of trying to impede an investigation into a death threat to a grand jury witness.
1990 - In the U.S., securities law violator Ivan Boesky was released from federal custody.
1991 - Pennsylvanian Senator John Heinz and six others were killed when a helicopter collided with Heinz's plane over a schoolyard in Merion, PA.
1992 - Sali Berisha became the first non-Marxist president of Albania since World War II.
1994 - Netscape Communications (Mosaic Communications) was founded.
1995 - U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato ridiculed judge Lance Ito using a mock Japanese accent on a nationally syndicated radio program. D'Amato apologized two days later for the act.
1999 - The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres played the first major league season opener to be held in Mexico. The Rockies beat the Padres 8-2.


Linus Yale 1821 - Inventor (Yale Infallible Bank Lock and cylinder lock)
Isoroku Yamamoto 1884
Arthur Murray (Moses Teichman) 1895 - Dancer
John Cameron Swayze 1906 - Newsman
Frances Langford (Frances Newbern) 1914 - Radio singer, actress ("Born to Dance", "Yankee Doodle Dandy")
Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) 1913 - Blues singer, guitarist ("Closet to You", "Honey Bee")
Elizabeth W. Wilson 1921 - Actress (TV: "The Addams Family", Movie: "The Graduate")
Elmer Bernstein 1922 - Composer of film scores
William Manchester 1922
Gil (Gilbert Raymond) Hodges 1924 - Baseball player
Maya Angelou 1928 - Author, poet
Clive Davis 1932 - Record company executive
Anthony Perkins 1932 - Actor (Movies: "Psycho" series)
Norro Wilson 1938 - Singer, composer, producer
Michael Parks 1938
Angelo Giamatti 1938
JoAnne Carner 1939 - Golfer
Hugh Masekela 1939 - Musician, band leader
Ernie Terrell 1939 - Boxer
Major Lance 1941
Jim (James Louis) Fregosi 1942 - Baseball player
Kris Jensen 1942 - Singer
Kitty Kelley 1942 - Author
Mike (Michael Peter) Epstein 1943 - baseball player
Craig T. Nelson 1944 - Actor (Movies: "Turner and Hooch", "Stir Crazy", "Poltergeist")
Walter Charles 1945 - Actor
Caroline McWilliams 1945 - Actress
Ray (Raymond Earl) Fosse 1947 - Baseball catcher
Ed White 1947 - Football player
Berry Oakley 1948 - Musician, bass player (Allman Brothers)
Christine Lahti 1950 - Actress
Steve Gatlin 1951 - Singer (The Gatlin Brothers)
Dave Hill 1952 - Musician, guitar player (Slade)
Jerry Shirley 1952 - Musician (Humble Pie)
David E. Kelley 1956 - Writer, producer ("Ally McBeal", "The Practice")
Graeme Kelling 1957 - Musician (Deacon Blue)
Phil Morris 1959 - Actor
Lorraine Toussaint 1960 - Actress ("Crossing Jordan," "Any Day Now")
Craig Adams 1962 - Musician (The Cult)
David Gavurin 1963 - Musician (Sundays)
Robert Downey, Jr. 1965 - Actor (Movie: "U.S. Marshals")
Frank Black 1965 - Musician (Pixies)
Nancy McKeon 1966 - Actress (TV: "The Facts of Life")
Mike Starr (Michael Christopher Starr) 1966 - Musician (Alice in Chains)
Barry Pepper 1970 - Actor
Clay Davidson 1971 - Country Singer
Jill Scott 1972 - Singer
Magnus Sveningsson 1972 - Musician (The Cardigans)
Kelly Price 1973 - Singer
David Blaine 1973 - Magician
Andre Dalyrimple 1974 - Singer (Soul for Real)
Scott Rolen 1975 - Baseball player
Natasha Lyonne 1979 - Actress
Heath Ledger 1979 - Actor
Jamie Lynn Spears 1991 - Actress ("Zoey 101"), sister of singer Britney Spears
Austin Mahone 1996 - Singer


1859 - Daniel Emmett introduced "I Wish I was in Dixie's Land." About two years later the song became the Civil War song of the Confederacy.
1938 - After seven years of singing on the radio, Kate Smith began a new noontime talk show.
1939 - Glenn Miller recorded his theme song, "Moonlight Serenade."
1954 - Maestro Arturo Toscanini conducted his last concert with the NBC Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City ending a 17-year association with the orchestra.
1959 - Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" hit #13. It was his first posthumous hit.
1960 - Elvis Presley recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight."
1964 - The Beatles made music history by holding the top five places in the singles charts with: "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Please Please Me."
1968 - James Brown made a national TV appeal for calm following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
1970 - Janis Joplin held a reunion concert with Big Brother & the Holding Company in San Francisco, CA.
1981 - The documentary film "This is Elvis" premiered at the USA Film Festival in Dallas, TX.
1990 - Gloria Estefan left the hospital after being injured in a bus crash on March 20.
1996 - Wilson Pickett was arrested for cocaine possession while on probation.
1998 - In Glasgow, Scotland, the Spice Girls performed their first show in the U.K.
2000 - Diana Ross announced that she would reunite with the Supremes. The two members of the Supremes at the time had joined after Ross had left the trio.
2000 - Pink's debut album "Can't Take Me Home".
2002 - It was announced that the 19-year-old band Megadeth had broken up. The break up was due to an injury to Dave Mustaine's left arm and hand that had left him unable to play guitar.

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: 03:38PM Apr 6, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

Snowmonster listed her birthday here on Braingle as April 15, so consequently when I found out she actually should celebrate on April 5th, it put me a day or two behind. I try to notify everyone ahead of time so they can send their birthday wishes out to folks, but unfortunately as I was battling a good headache, I did not get this finished on the 5th. Snowy, I do apologize for being delayed. Snowy has been a member of Braingle since December 02, 2005. She seems to be confused as to where she is and what she does, so maybe that explains her byline:
" I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. - Arthur Hays Sulz."


Pharrell Williams, 43, rapper and music producer who is one half of the record production duo The Neptunes and the lead vocalist of the hip hop band N.E.R.D. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 for penning the song "Happy" for the film Despicable Me. He won a Grammy Award with Ludacris in 2007 for Best Rap Song - Money Maker.

Krista Allen, 45, actress who had roles in the soap opera Days of our Lives and appeared in Baywatch Hawaii. She also appeared in the film Liar Liar. She also starred with Adam Sandler in Anger Management.

Colin Powell, 79, Four-star general who was the first African American Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He famously broke from his party to endorse Barack Obama in 2008. He became, at the age of 49, Ronald Reagan's National Security Advisor in the aftermath of the Iran Contra scandal. He served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. His son is the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Michael Powell.

Diamond Dallas Page, 60, former professional wrestler who became an actor and fitness instructor. He competed professionally from 1991 to 2006. He won a competition against Chris Benoit.

Greg Mathis, 56, retired Michigan 36th District Court judge and syndicated television show arbiter who became famous for his reality show, Judge Mathis. He was a syndicated reality court show judge, much like Judge Judy Sheindlin.

There were several very well known people who were born on April 5th, but are no longer with us. They included:

Spencer Tracy, passed Jun 10, 1967 (age 67), movie actor who received nine Academy Award nominations for Best Actor across his career and won the award two years in a row for the films Captains Courageous (193 and Boys Town (1939).

Gregory Peck, passed Jun 12, 2003 (age 87), movie actor who
played Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, a role that earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. As one of the top actors of the '40s and '50s, he starred in The Keys of the Kingdom and Gentleman's Agreement. In 1969, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Lyndon B. Johnson.

Bette Davis, passed Oct 6, 1989 (age 81), sultry-eyed actress who many remember for her role in All About Eve in 1950. Her performance in the 1935 film, Of Human Bondage, earned her a great deal of critical acclaim. She also appeared in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Booker T. Washington, passed Nov 14, 1915 (age 59), renowned African-American author and presidential advisor who served as the director of the Tuskegee Institute. He was one of President Theodore Roosevelt's political advisors. His 1901 autobiography, "Up From Slavery," made him famous, as did his 1895 Atlanta Address.


On April 5, 1614, Pocahontas, Indian Chief Powhatan's daughter, married Englishman John Rolfe.
In 1621, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts on a month long return trip to England.
In 1764, Britain's Parliament passed The American Revenue Act of 1764, also known as The Sugar Act.
In 1864, Ben Field and George M. Pullman received a U.S. patent for an "improvement in (rail) sleeping-cars" that consisted of a folding upper berth.
In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.
In 1964, Army General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington at age 84.
In 1974, Stephen King's first published novel, "Carrie," was released by Doubleday.
In 1986, two American servicemen and a Turkish woman were killed in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident which prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later.
In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, W.Va., killed 29 workers.
Five years ago: North Korea fired a rocket over Japan, defying Washington, Tokyo and others who suspected the launch was a cover for a test One year ago: Kansas legislators gave final passage to a sweeping anti-abortion measure declaring that life began "at fertilization."of its long-range missile technology.

"A man is only as good as what he loves." - Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (1915-2005). HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SNOWMONSTER!!!

Now I have done something I honestly have not done before this day. Again Snowy's page is wrong with her birthday showing up as April 15 instead of the April 5 that it really is. So since it puts me behind I simply copied my last year"s
birthday wish and brought it forward. Snowmonster is such a dear friend I hope she doesn't care, I just want to try to stay caught up. Love you Snowie and am hoping you have had a great day.

Oh Snowy, I thought I had carried this forward from my work area and today I find I did not. I am so embarrassed and ask your forgiveness. I do wish I still had access to the previous "birthdays also" and the history of the day as the releases had much more information than what I now have to use. And since I have run this now for a year, maybe folks will give me some ideas of what I could post to change things up a bit. Yes, I will continue to run the Happy Birthdays as usual, but I want people to enjoy their wishes. Maybe you would prefer that I don't get so verbose??? Enough of my chit chat - Am sure your family made your birthday very special on your day, Snowy. Just hope the weather settles down for you folks. Hugs and love. Grayma V

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The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 06:36PM Apr 6, 2017
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Happy Birthday Snowy!

Sitting on a book shelf doesn't make you a book, any more than going to Church makes you a Christian.
Posted: 02:02PM Apr 7, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

A member of Braingle since January 1, 2006, WOW six years, teen_wiz is a student from Canada. She is celebrating her birthday on April 7th and enjoys being awesome, being in a band and dancing. She is happiest when she is eating oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough. If you have enough, can you share? That sounds just pretty good. Her byline says Awww Darcy. I think maybe it has something to do with her avatar, maybe??


1798 - The territory of Mississippi was organized.
1862 - Union General Ulysses S. Grant defeated Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh, TN.
1864 - The first camel race in America was held in Sacramento, California.
1888 - P.F. Collier published a weekly periodical for the first time under the name "Collier's."
1922 - U.S. Secretary of Interior leased Teapot Dome naval oil reserves in Wyoming.
1927 - The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington, DC, to New York City. The audience saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover.
1930 - The first steel columns were set for the Empire State Building.
1933 - Prohibition ended in the United States.
1940 - Booker T. Washington became the first black to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp.
1943 - British and American armies linked up between Wadi Akarit and El Guettar in North Africa to form a solid line against the German army.
1945 - The Japanese battleship Yamato, the world's largest battleship, was sunk during the battle for Okinawa. The fleet was headed for a suicide mission.
1948 - The musical "South Pacific" by Rogers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway.
1948 - The United Nations' World Health Organization began operations.
1953 - The Big Four met for the first time in 2 years to seek an end to their air conflicts.
1953 - IBM unveiled the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine. It was IBM's first commercially available scientific computer.
1957 - The last of New York City's electric trolleys completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan.
1963 - At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament.
1963 - Yugoslavia proclaimed itself a Socialist republic.
1963 - Josip Broz Tito was proclaimed to be the leader of Yugoslavia for life.
1966 - The U.S. recovered a hydrogen bomb it had lost off the coast of Spain.
1967 - Israel reported that they had shot down six Syrian MIGs.
1969 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.
1970 - John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in "True Grit." He had been in over 200 films.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon pledged to withdraw 100,000 more men from Vietnam by December.
1980 - The U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Iran and imposed economic sanctions in response to the taking of hostages on November 4, 1979.
1983 - Specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson made the first Space Shuttle spacewalk.
1983 - The Chinese government canceled all remaining sports and cultural exchanges with the U.S. for 1983.
1985 - In Goteborg, Sweden, China swept all of the world table tennis titles except for men's doubles.
1985 - In Sudan, Gen. Swar el-Dahab took over the Presidency while President Gaafar el-Nimeiry was visiting the U.S. and Egypt.
1985 - The Soviet Union announced a unilateral freeze on medium-range nuclear missiles.
1987 - In Oklahoma a 16-month-old baby was killed by a pit bull. On the same day a 67-year-old man was killed by another pit bull in Dayton, OH.
1988 - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to final terms of a Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet troops began leaving on May 16, 1988.
1988 - In Fort Smith, AR, 13 white supremacists were acquitted on charges for plotting to overthrow the U.S. federal government.
1989 - A Soviet submarine carrying nuclear weapons sank in the Norwegian Sea.
1990 - In the U.S., John Poindexter was found guilty of five counts at his Iran-Contra trial. The convictions were later reversed on appeal.
1990 - At Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center a display of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs went on display. On the same day the center and its director were indicted on obscenity charges. The charges resulted in acquittal.
1994 - Civil war erupted in Rwanda between the Patriotic Front rebel group and government soldiers. Hundreds of thousands were slaughtered in the months that followed.
1998 - Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband's congressional term.
1999 - Yugoslav authorities sealed off Kosovo's main border crossings to prevent ethnic Albanians from leaving.
2000 - U.S. President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000. The bill reversed a Depression-era law and allows senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.
2002 - The Roman Catholic archdiocese announced that six priests from the Archdiocese of New York were suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct.
2006 - The Boeing X-37 conducted its first flight as a test drop at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
2009 - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.


William Wordsworth 1770 - Poet
William King 1786 - 13th U.S. Vice President
W.K. Kellogg 1860 - Industrialist in food manufacturing, most known for founding of the Kellogg Company
John (Joseph) 'Mugsy' McGraw 1873 - Baseball player, baseball commissioner, baseball manager
Irene Castle 1893 - Ballroom dancer
Walter Winchell 1897 - Vaudeville performer, journalist, radio commentator
Percy Faith 1908 - Orchestra leader, composer
Billie Holiday 1915 - Jazz singer
R. G. Armstrong 1917 - Actor
Ralph Flanagan 1919 - Pianist, arranger
Ravi Shankar 1920 - Musician, sitarist, was George Harrison's sitar teacher
Mongo (Ramon) Santamaria 1922 - Bandleader, composer, musician
James Garner (James Scott Bumgarner) 1928 - Actor ("Rockford Files", "Maverick")
Daniel Ellsberg 1931 - Author, known for releasing the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times
Cal Smith 1932 - Country singer
Wayne Rogers 1933 - Actor ("M*A*S*H")
Ian Richardson 1934 - Actor
Bobby Bare 1935 - Country singer, actor
Hodding Carter 1935 - Commentator
Gail Cogdill 1937 - Football player
Charlie Thomas 1937 - Singer (The Drifters)
Freddie Hubbard 1938 - Jazz musician
Spencer Dryden 1938 - Musician (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage & The Dinosaurs)
David Frost 1939 - TV host ("That Was the Week that Was")
Francis Ford Coppola 1939 - Director
Mick Abrahams 1943 - Musician (Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull)
Patricia Bennett 1947 - Singer (The Chiffons)
Carol Douglas 1948 - Singer
John Oates 1949 - Songwriter, singer (Hall and Oates)
Janis Ian (Janis Eddy Fink) 1951 - Singer
John Dittrich 1951 - Musician (Restless Heart, The Buffalo Club)
Bruce Gary 1952 - Musician (The Knack)
Jackie Chan 1954 - Actor ("Rush Hour", "Rush Hour 2")
Tony Dorsett 1954 - Football player
James "Buster" Douglas 1960 - Boxer
Russell Crowe 1964 - Actor ("A Beautiful Mind," "Gladiator")
Mark Kibble 1964 - Singer (Take 6)
Bill Bellamy 1965 - Actor
Dave "Yorkie" Palmer 1965 - Musician (Space)
Ronde Barber 1975 - Football player
Tiki Barber 1975 - Football player


1949 - The musical "South Pacific" by Rodgers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway.
1956 - "Rock 'n Roll Dance Party" premiered on the CBS Radio Network.
1967 - Sonny & Cher's movie "Good Times" debuted in Chicago, IL.
1975 - Beverly Sills made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Gioacchino Rossini's "Siege of Corinth."
1981 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band started their first European tour in Hamburg, Germany.
1985 - Prince ended his 32-city tour in Miami, FL, and said that he was withdrawing from live performances for "an indeterminate number of years." He later returned to live performing.
1985 - Wham! became the first Western act to play in China.
1990 - At Farm Aid IV, Elton John performed "Candle in the Wind" for Ryan White. White, a young boy with AIDS, died later the same day.
1995 - Airport police seized a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen's carry-on luggage. No charges were filed.
1997 - Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and actress Patsy Kensit were married.
1997 - An Amsterdam university began offering a course entitled "Madonna 101."
1998 - Carlos Vega died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
1998 - George Michael was arrested in a public restroom in Beverly Hills for lewd conduct. He was sentenced to community service for the incident.
1998 - Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband's congressional term.
2000 - Michael Abram attended a hearing for his attempt to murder George Harrison and his wife Olivia on December 30, 1999. Abram was ordered to appear for trial, but a date was not set.
2004 - It was announced that Polar Studios, in Stockholm, would close in May due to high rent.
2016 - The final episode of the final season of "American Idol" was aired.

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: 04:48AM Apr 13, 2017
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Grayma V
Posts: 4422

April 13th is Mad-Ade's birthday. He is at his home and says he is a chicken sexer. He has been a member of Braingle since February 16, 2002 - WOW 15 YEARS! Mad, you have been here a while, haven't you. I know for a while Mad had a live radio show he did out of his home. He played music, told jokes and kept people entertained. So Mad, from all your fellow Braingle members, Happy Birthday.


1775 - Lord North extended the New England Restraining Act to South, Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act prohibited trade with any country other than Britain and Ireland.
1782 - Washington, NC, was incorporated as the first town to be named for George Washington.
1796 - The first known elephant to arrive in the United States from Bengal, India.
1808 - William "Juda" Henry Lane perfected the tap dance.
1829 - The English Parliament granted freedom of religion to Catholics.
1849 - The Hungarian Republic was proclaimed.
1860 - The first mail was delivered via Pony Express when a westbound rider arrived in Sacramento, CA from St. Joseph, MO.
1861 - After 34 hours of bombardment, the Union-held Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates.
1870 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in New York City.
1916 - The first hybrid, seed corn was purchased for 15-cents a bushel by Samuel Ramsay.
1933 - The first flight over Mount Everest was completed by Lord Clydesdale.
1941 - German troops captured Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial.
1945 - Vienna fell to Soviet troops.
1949 - Philip S. Hench and associates announced that cortisone was an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
1954 - Hank Aaron debuted with the Milwaukee Braves.
1959 - A Vatican edict prohibited Roman Catholics from voting for Communists.
1960 - The first navigational satellite was launched into Earth's orbit.
1961 - The U.N. General Assembly condemned South Africa due to apartheid.
1962 - In the U.S., major steel companies rescinded announced price increases. The John F. Kennedy administration had been applying pressure against the price increases.
1963 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds got his first hit in the major leagues.
1964 - Sidney Poitier became the first black to win an Oscar for best actor. It was for his role in the movie "Lilies of the Field."
1970 - An oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing.
1972 - The first strike in the history of major league baseball ended. Players had walked off the field 13 days earlier.
1976 - The U.S. Federal Reserve introduced $2 bicentennial notes.
1979 - The world's longest doubles ping-pong match ended after 101 hours.
1981 - Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke received a Pulitzer Prize for her feature about an 8-year-old heroin addict named "Jimmy." Cooke relinquished the prize two days later after admitting she had fabricated the story.
1984 - U.S. President Reagan sent emergency military aid to El Salvador without congressional approval.
1984 - Christopher Walker was killed in a fight with police in New Hampshire. Walker was wanted as a suspect in the kidnappings of 11 young women in several states.
1990 - The Soviet Union accepted responsibility for the World War II murders of thousands of imprisoned Polish officers in the Katyn Forest. The Soviets had previously blamed the massacre on the Nazis.
1997 - Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21. He also set a record when he finished at 18 under par.
1998 - NationsBank and BankAmerica announced a $62.5 billion merger, creating the country's first coast-to-coast bank.
1998 - Dolly, the world's first cloned sheep, gave natural birth to a healthy baby lamb.
1999 - Jack Kervorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, MI, to 10 to 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk. Youk's assisted suicide was videotaped and shown on "60 Minutes" in 1998.
2000 - Richard Gordon was charged with trying to extort $250,000 from Louie Anderson in exchange for not telling the tabloid media about Anderson once asking him for sex. Gordon was held without bail pending a court hearing.
2000 - It was announced that 69 people had died when the Arlahada, a Philippine ferry, capsized. 70 people were rescued.
2002 - Twenty-five Hindus were killed and about 30 were wounded when grenades were thrown by suspected Islamic guerrillas near Jammu-Kashir.
2002 - Venezuela's interim president, Pedro Carmona, resigned a day after taking office. Thousands of protesters had supported over the ousting of president Hugo Chavez.
2007 - Google announced that it had acquired the advertising service company DoubleClick for $3.1 billion.


Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 3rd U.S. President
Frank W. Woolworth 1852 - Merchant, created the five and ten cent store, head of F.W. Woolworth & Co.
Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker) 1866 - American train robber, bank robber and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang
Olga Rudge 1895 - Violinist
Alfred Butts 1899 - Architect, game inventor (Scrabble)
Bud Freeman 1906 - Jazz musician, tenor sax player
Samuel Beckett 1906 - Author, critic, playwright
Eudora Welty 1909 - Poet
Howard Keel 1919 - Actor ("Dallas"), singer
Madalyn Murray O'Hair 1919 - Author ("Why I Am an Atheist")
Stanley Donen 1924 - Movie director
Jules Irving 1925 - Actor
Don Adams (Donald James Yarmy) 1926 - Actor ("Get Smart")
Teddy Charles (Theodore Charles Cohen) 1928 - Vibraphonist, songwriter, composer, arranger
Marilynn Smith 1929 - Golfer
Dan Gurney 1931 - Auto racer
Lyle Waggoner 1935 - Actor ("The Carol Burnett Show", "Wonder Woman")
Edward Fox 1937 - Actor ("The Big Sleep", "Portrait of a Lady")
Lanford Wilson 1937 - Playwright
Paul Sorvino 1939 - Actor ("Law and Order", "Dick Tracy")
Seamus Heaney 1939 - Poet
Lester Chambers 1940 - Singer, musician (The Chambers Brothers)
Jose Napoles 1940 - Boxer
Bill Conti 1942 - Composer
Brian Pendleton 1944 - Musician (The Pretty Things)
Jack Casady 1944 - Musician (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
Lowell George 1945 - Musician (Little Feat)
Tony Dow 1945 - Actor ("Leave it to Beaver")
Al Greene 1946 - Singer, songwriter
Roy Loney 1946 - Musician (Flamin' Groovies)
Ron Perlman 1950 - Actor ("Beauty and the Beast" series)
Peabo Bryson 1951 - Singer
Max Weinberg 1951 - Musician (E Street Band)
Sam Bush 1952 - American bluegrass mandolin player
Jimmy Destri 1954 - Musician (Blondie)
Gary Kroeger 1957 - Actor
Saundra Santiago 1957 - Actress ("Miami Vice")
Joey Mazzola 1961 - Musician (Sponge)
Hillel Slovak 1962 - Musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Garry Kasparov 1963 - Chess champion
Page Hannah 1964 - Actress
Caroline Rhea 1964 - Actress, comedian
Davis Love III 1964 - Golfer
Lisa Unbarger 1965 - Musician (Toadies)
Rick Schroder 1970 - Actor ("Silver Spoons", "NYPD Blue")
Jonathan Brandis 1976 - Actor ("seaQuest DSV")
Courtney Peldon 1981 - Actress


1742 - George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" was first performed publicly, in Dublin, Ireland.
1816 - Composer Sir William Sterndale Bennett was born.
1958 - Van Cliburn of Kilgore, TX, earned 1st prize in the Soviet Union's Tchaikovsky International Piano Contest in Moscow. He was the first American to win the award.
1967 - The Rolling Stones performed their first concert behind the Iron Curtain at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland.
1969 - Diana Ross appeared solo on Dinah Shore's NBC-TV special "Like Hep".
1970 - Led Zeppelin became the first band to sell out the Montreal Forum.
1980 - The Broadway musical "Grease" closed after 3,883 performances.
1982 - David Crosby (Byrds, CSN) was arrested for the second time in three weeks for drugs in Dallas.
1985 - The single "We Are the World" hit #1 in the U.S.
1985 - "The Grand Ole Opry" debuted on television.
1994 - Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley announced that they were separating.
1999 - VH1 debuted their Internet radio station called VH1 at Work. The first webcast was the "Divas Live" concert.
1999 - Yoko Ono sued Frederic Seaman over personal effects of the late John Lennon. Seaman, a former assistant to Lennon, was accused of "an elaborate scheme" to "exploit Lennon's death by stealing priceless personal and sentimental items."
2000 - Heather Mills won $316,700 in damages for a 1993 accident that involved a British motorcycle officer. Mills, Paul McCartney's girlfriend, received the out-of-court-settlement without any admission of guilt for the loss of her left leg.
2000 - Gavin Rossdale (Bush) collapsed at the end of a show in Los Angeles. Tests were planned even though he was feeling much better the next day.
2000 - Metallica filed suit against Napster, the University of Southern California, Yale University and Indiana University for copyright infringement, unlawful use of digital audio interface device and violations of the Racketeering Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

I wish only one thing for you today. May you find all the strength and courage needed to blow all the candles out! Go ahead, Ade, we all have a glass of water just in case you don't get them all extinguished. Happy Birthday!

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