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Today in History for 26th May 2017

Today in History - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

1828 - Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
1918 - Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
1963 - 62nd Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner beats Ann Jones (2-6, 6-3, 7-5)
1987 - William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
1989 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 - At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio

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Famous Birthdays

1806 - Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1880)
1895 - Paul Lukas, Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1971)
1898 - Ernst Bacon, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
1948 - Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
1953 - Michael Portillo, British politician
1957 - Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician

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Famous Deaths

1840 - Sidney Smith, British admiral (b. 1764)
1883 - Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788)
1973 - Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
1982 - Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
1999 - Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
2010 - Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)

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#6: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat (Author), Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
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Famous Deaths for 25th May 2017

Famous Deaths - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:05

1786 - Pedro III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1777-86) and consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal, dies at 68
1917 - Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72
1924 - Theodore Morse, composer, dies at 51
1943 - Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
1946 - Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), dies at 78
1971 - Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69
1993 - Louise Tazewell, entertainer, dies at 93
1997 - Muhammad Fadhel, PM of Iraq (1953-54), dies
2005 - Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer (b. 1965)
2006 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)

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Famous Birthdays for 25th May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:04

1783 - Philip Pendleton Barbour, Virginia politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1841)
1856 - Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (d. 1942)
1879 - W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
1888 - Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
1912 - Princess Dukhye of Korea (d. 1989)
1958 - Paul Weller, guitar (Jam-This is Modern World, Style Council)
1973 - Demetri Martin, American comedian
1984 - Shawne Merriman, American football player
1984 - Kostas Martakis, Greek singer
1984 - Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player

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Historical Events for 25th May 2017

Historical Events - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:03

1895 - 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5
1943 - Riot at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1971 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers
1973 - Peronist Hector Campora installed as President of Argentina
1982 - Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
1983 - "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI), produced by George Lucas first released
1989 - Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots
2002 - A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
2011 - Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Today in History for 25th May 2017

Today in History - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

1899 - 33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
1953 - 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
1967 - 12th European Cup: Celtic beats Internazionale 2-1 at Lisbon
1983 - "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI), produced by George Lucas first released
1985 - Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
1997 - David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth Texas

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Famous Birthdays

1661 - Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian (d. 1737)
1846 - Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)
1880 - Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist who helped identify the Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome, born in Nantes, France (d. 1967)
1939 - Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor ( Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire
1945 - Dave Lee Travis [David Griffin], British DJ and presenter (Top of the Pops], convicted of indecent assault, born in Buxton, Derbyshire
1976 - Ethan Suplee, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1912 - Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860)
1958 - Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
1971 - Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62
1986 - Chester Bowles, US senator/ambassador, dies at 85
2006 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)
2008 - J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)

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#4: Wonder

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Wonder
R. J. Palacio (Author)
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Famous Deaths for 24th May 2017

Famous Deaths - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:05

1408 - Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)
1665 - Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscans, dies
1792 - George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies
1851 - Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40
1881 - Samuel Palmer, British landscape painter, dies at 76
1894 - William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63
1895 - Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
1987 - Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
1991 - Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
1994 - Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69

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Famous Birthdays for 24th May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:04

1650 - John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist
1840 - Frederick Walker, painter
1923 - Siobhan McKenna, Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan)
1933 - Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
1950 - Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
1959 - George Glanos, horse trainer
1966 - Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
1982 - Issah Ahmed, Ghana football player
1987 - Guillaume Latendresse, French-Canadian hockey player
1989 - Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (d. 2005)

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Historical Events for 24th May 2017

Historical Events - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:03

1487 - Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
1667 - French troops attack into Southern Netherlands
1775 - John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress
1890 - Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany
1921 - Bulhoek Massacre: police commissioner Colonel Theodore Truter, leads 6 squadrons, and artillery detachment against Israelite religious sect collected at their annual gathering on land of their leader Enoch Mgijima at Ntabalanga; 190 killed
1940 - Dutch army demobilizes
1961 - 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson, Mississippi
1978 - Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect
1980 - Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
1988 - Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe

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Today in History for 24th May 2017

Today in History - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

1370 - Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV
1830 - "Mary Had A Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published by Boston firm Marsh, Capen and Lyon
1968 - French President Charles De Gaulle proposes referendum and students set fire to Paris bourse
1981 - Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain
1998 - Indianapolis 500: Eddie Cheever Jr wins in 3:26:40.524 (233.604 km/h)
2003 - 48th Eurovision Song Contest: Sertab Erener for Turkey wins singing "Everyway That I Can" in Riga

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Famous Birthdays

1605 - Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
1616 - John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)
1887 - Edward "Mick" Mannock, Irish WWI flying ace (d. 1918)
1923 - Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
1933 - Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter
1974 - Marcus Coleman, free safety (NY Jets)

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Famous Deaths

1153 - David I, King of Scots (1124-53), dies at about 68
1696 - Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62
1792 - George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies
1986 - Yakima Canutt, actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91
1996 - John Abbott, British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90
2007 - Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (b. 1922)

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#10: Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices)

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Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices)
Cassandra Clare (Author)

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Famous Deaths for 23rd May 2017

Famous Deaths - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:05

1627 - Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
1813 - Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772)
1875 - Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78
1893 - Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (b. 1805)
1965 - David Smith, sculptor, dies
1986 - Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue and Gray), dies at 70
1987 - Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86
1991 - William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
2003 - Csaba Szabo. Hungarian composer, dies at 67
2009 - Roh Moo-hyun, 16th President of the Republic of Korea (b. 1946)

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Famous Birthdays for 23rd May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:04

1832 - Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
1844 - `Abdu'l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1921)
1933 - Joan Henrietta Collins, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch), born in London, England
1941 - General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)
1945 - Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
1946 - Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
1959 - Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
1970 - Blake Schwendiman, American author
1982 - Malene Mortensen, Danish singer
1982 - Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer

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Historical Events for 23rd May 2017

Historical Events - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:03

1536 - Pope Paul III installs Portuguese inquisition
1611 - Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia
1945 - Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) arrested at Danish boundary
1963 - 16th Cannes Film Festival: "The Leopard" directed by Luchino Visconti wins the Palme d'Or
1970 - A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.
1978 - General strike in Peru
1988 - Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26
1997 - "King David" closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
2006 - 41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans and Keith Urban win

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Today in History for 23rd May 2017

Today in History - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

1934 - The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
1944 - Polo Grounds host 1st NYC night game since 1941
1962 - 15th Cannes Film Festival: "Keeper of Promises" directed by Anselmo Duarte wins the Palme d'Or
1962 - Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)
1989 - Lincoln Square in Bronx named
2003 - The Euro exceeds its initial trading value as it hits $1.18 for the first time since its introduction in 1999.

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Famous Birthdays

1756 - Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer
1918 - Denis Compton, cricketer (England batsman 1938-56 and Arsenal forward)
1925 - Mac Wiseman, American musician
1944 - Giles Smith, TV journalist
1945 - Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
1965 - James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)

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Famous Deaths

1304 - Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer
1684 - Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
1691 - Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)
1838 - John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75
1908 - Francois Coppee, French poet, dies
1937 - John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla

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#8: Numbers Colors Shapes (First 100)

Rick's aStore at Amazon - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:47
Numbers Colors Shapes (First 100)
Roger Priddy (Author)
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Famous Deaths for 22nd May 2017

Famous Deaths - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:05

1666 - Gaspar Schott, German scientist (b. 1608)
1688 - Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, dies at 70
1760 - Israel ben Eliezer, Polish-born mystical rabbi (b. 1700)
1772 - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (b. 1687)
1970 - Joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
1972 - Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80
1975 - Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
1984 - John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
1997 - Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1908)
1998 - José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)

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Famous Birthdays for 22nd May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:04

1724 - Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)
1808 - Gérard de Nerval [Gérard Labrunie], French writer, born in Paris (d. 1855)
1820 - Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer
1900 - Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)
1922 - Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987)
1938 - Richard Benjamin, American director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He and She), born in NYC, New York
1942 - Barbara Parkins, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
1972 - Anna Belknap, American actress
1973 - Aaron Graham, professional American football player (Arizona Cardinals), born in Las Vegas, New Mexico
1985 - Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer

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Historical Events for 22nd May 2017

Historical Events - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:03

1893 - Montreal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game
1926 - Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
1943 - RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"
1954 - Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed
1960 - Tsunami strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM, severely damaging virtually all coastal towns between the 37th and 44th parallels
1963 - 8th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 2-1 at London
1965 - "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
1979 - Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v E Afr and Singapore v Arg)
1988 - 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner
2011 - An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.

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