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And some year before the both of us, kylie minogue was born! Lol.

 

told ya the best people are born today :D

 

EDIT: except for Rob Ford. He may be born on 28th May, but he's definitely not one of Earth's best people

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On this day in history something happened.  It might have been something big, it might have been something small.  But somewhere in history this day tells the story of something that has indeed happened.  :)

 

*  I was too lazy to go on google and look up anything.  ;)

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On this day in history something happened.  It might have been something big, it might have been something small.  But somewhere in history this day tells the story of something that has indeed happened.  :)

 

*  I was too lazy to go on google and look up anything.  ;)

 

Exactly 10 years ago on this date... it was a Wednesday.

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1567 - Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots

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August 3rd:

 

On August 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world's first nuclear submarine, theNautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. It then steamed on to Iceland, pioneering a new and shorter route from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Europe.

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December 4th

 

lf this is your birthday you share your birth date with some of the following people....

 

Jay z,  Tyra Banks, Jeff Bridges, Marisa Tomei, Orlando Brown, and Ronnie Corbett.  According to the website i just looked at.  ;)

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6th February 1958.  

 

 

"The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958 when British European Airways flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany. On the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes", along with supporters and journalists.  20 of the 44 on the aircraft died. The injured, some unconscious, were taken to the Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich where three more died, resulting in 23 fatalities with 21 survivors".   (Copied from wikipedia).

 

 

 

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May 27 was a busy day

1564 John Calvin, one of the dominant figures of the Protestant Reformation, dies in Geneva.

1647 Achsah Young becomes the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.

1668 Three colonists are expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists.

1813 Americans capture Fort George, Canada.

1907 The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco.

1919 A U.S. Navy seaplane completes the first transatlantic flight.

1929 Colonel Charles Lindbergh marries Anne Spencer Murrow.

1935 The Supreme Court declares President Franklin Roosevelt's National Recovery Act unconstitutional.

1937 San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opens.

1941 The German battleship Bismarck is sunk by British naval and air forces.

1942 German General Rommel begins a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.

1944 American General MacArthur lands on Biak Island in New Guinea.

1960 A military coup overthrows the democratic government of Turkey.

1969 Construction begins on Walt Disney World in Florida.

1972 President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid Brezhnev sign an arms reduction agreement.

1999 The international war crimes tribunal indicts Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for war atrocities.

Born on May 27

1332 Dante Alighieri, Italian writer.

1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt, American industrialist and philanthropist.

1819 Julia Ward Howe, writer of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

1837 Wild Bill [James Butler] Hickok, American frontiersman and lawman.

1878 Isadora Duncan, dancer and choreographer.

1894 (Samuel) Dashiell Hammett, detective writer (The Maltese Falcon).

1907 Rachel Carson, biologist and writer (Silent Spring, The Sea Around Us).

1911 Hubert Humphrey, U.S. politician.

1911 Vincent Price, actor and horror film icon.

1912 John Cheever, writer (The Wapshot Chronicles).

1915 Herman Wouk, author (Winds of War, The Caine Mutiny).

1923 Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under President Nixon.

1925 Tony Hillerman, mystery novelist (The Blessing Way, Sacred Clowns).

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Today in History

June 4

1070 Roqueford cheese is accidentally discovered in a cave near Roqueford, France, when a sheperd finds a lunch he had forgotten several days before.

1615 The fortress at Osaka, Japan, falls to Shogun Leyasu after a six-month siege.

1647 Parliamentary forces capture King Charles I and hold him prisoner.

1717 The Freemasons are founded in London.

1792 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain.

1794 British troops capture Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

1805 Tripoli is forced to conclude peace with the United States after a conflict over tribute.

1859 The French army, under Napoleon III, takes Magenta from the Austrian army.

1864 Confederates under General Joseph Johnston retreat to the mountains in Georgia.

1911 Gold is discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek.

1918 French and American troops halt Germany's offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.

1919 The U.S. Senate passes the Women's Suffrage bill.

1940 British complete the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk.

1943 In Argentina, Juan Peron takes part in the military coup that overthrows Ramon S. Castillo.

1944 The U-505 becomes the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.

1944 Allied troops liberate Rome.

1946 Juan Peron is installed as Argentina's president.

1953 North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects.

1960 The Taiwan island of Quemoy is hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.

1972 Black activist Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy.

Born on June 4

1738 George III, English king (1760-1820).

1843 Charles C. Abbott, American naturalist (Days Out of Doors).

1889 Beno Gutenberg, seismologist.

1895 Dino Conte Grandi, Italy's delegate to League of Nations.

1904 Alvah Bessie, screenwriter and novelist.

1937 Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really need to Know I learned in Kindergarten).

1945 Anthony Braxton, jazz composer and saxaphonist.

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Today in History

June 5

1099 Members of the First Crusade witness an eclipse of the moon and interpret it as a sign they will recapture Jerusalem.

1568 Ferdinand, the Duke of Alba, crushes the Calvinist insurrection in Ghent.

1595 Henry IV’s army defeats the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise.

1637 American settlers in New England massacre a Pequot Indian village.

1783 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make the first public balloon flight.

1794 The U.S. Congress prohibits citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.

1827 Athens falls to Ottoman forces.

1851 Harriet Beecher Stow publishes the first installment of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The National Era.

1856 U.S. Army troops in the Four creeks region of California, head back to quarters, officially ending the Tule River War. Fighting, however, will continue for a few more years.

1863 The Confederate raider CSS Alabama captures the Talisman in the Mid-Atlantic.

1872 The Republican National Convention, the first major political party convention to includes blacks, commences.

1880 Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley marries Sam Starr even though records show she was already married to Bruce Younger.

1900 British troops under Lord Roberts seize Pretoria from the Boers.

1940 The German army begins its offensive in Southern France.

1944 The first B-29 bombing raid strikes the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand.

1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines "The Marshall Plan," a program intended to assist European nations, including former enemies, to rebuild their economies.

1956 Premier Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin to the Soviet Communist Party Congress.

1967 The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan begins.

1968 Sirhan Sirhan shoots Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy after Kennedy’s victory in the pivotal California primary election.

1973 Doris A. Davis becomes the first African-American woman to govern a city in a major metropolitan area when she is elected mayor of Compton, California.

2004 Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan dies at age 93. Reagan was the 40th president of the United States.

Born on June 5

1723 Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist.

1878 Francisco "Pancho" Villa, Mexican revolutionary and guerrilla leader.

1883 John Maynard Keynes, economist.

1884 Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett, British author.

1898 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist.

1915 Alfred Kazin, critic and editor (A Walker in the City).

1919 Richard Scarry, Children’s author and illustrator.

1926 David Wagoner, poet and novelist (The Escape Artist).

1932 Christy Brown, Irish novelist and poet (My Left Foot).

1939 Margaret Drabble, English novelist (The Millstone, The Realms of Gold).

1947 David Hare, British playwright and director (A Map of the World, Slag).

1949 Ken Follett, novelist (Eye of the Needle, On The Wings of Eagles).

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Today in History
June 20

451   Roman and barbarian warriors halt Attila’s army at the Catalaunian Plains in eastern France.
1397   The Union of Kalmar unites Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch.
1756   Nearly 150 British soldiers are imprisoned in the ‘Black Hole’ cell of Calcutta. Most die.
1793   Eli Whitney applies for a cotton gin patent.
1819   The paddle-wheel steamship Savannah arrives in Liverpool, England, after a voyage of 27 days and 11 hours–the first steamship to successfully cross the Atlantic.
1837   18-year-old Victoria is crowned Queen of England.
1863   President Abraham Lincoln admits West Virginia into the Union as the 35th state.
1898   On the way to the Philippines to fight the Spanish, the U.S. Navy seizes the island of Guam.
1901   Charlotte M. Manye of South Africa becomes the first native African to graduate from an American University.
1910   Mexican President Porfirio Diaz proclaims martial law and arrests hundreds.
1920   Race riots in Chicago, Illinois leave two dead and many wounded.
1923   France announces it will seize the Rhineland to assist Germany in paying her war debts.
1941   The U.S. Army Air Force is established, replacing the Army Air Corps.
1955   The AFL and CIO agree to combine names for a merged group.
1963   The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a hot line between Washington and Moscow.
1964   General William Westmoreland succeeds General Paul Harkins as head of the U.S. forces in Vietnam.
1967   Boxing champion Muhammad Ali is convicted of refusing induction into the American armed services.
1972   President Richard Nixon names General Creigton Abrams as Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
1999  

NATO declares an official end to its bombing campaign of Yugoslavia.    

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Born on June 20

1723   Adam Ferguson, Scottish historian and philopsopher (Principals of Moral and Political Science).
1858   Charles Chesnutt, African-American novelist.
1887   Kurt Schwitters, German artist.
1899   Jean Moulin, French Resistance fighter during World War II.
1907   Lillian Hellman, playwright (The Little Foxes, Toys in the Attic).
1909   Errol Flynn, film actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood).
1910   Chester Arthur Burnett, blues singer.
1910   Josephine Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Jordanstown, Wildwood).
1924   Chet Atkins, guitarist.
1924   Audie Murphy, American soldier during World War II, author and actor.
1928   Jean-Marie Le-Pen, leader of the National Front party in France.
1946   Andre Watts, pianist.
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