On this day in history

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:43 am

Jan 28

In 1547, 9-year-old Edward VI succeeded Henry VIII as King of England

In 1958, baseball star Roy Campanella was seriously injured in an automobile accident in New York. He would never return to play ball again

In 1985, 45 of the world's top recording artists walked through a studio door with a sign that said, "Check your ego at the door". The song recorded was "We Are The World" with Quincy Jones conducting, with such singers as Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Cindi Lauper, and Diana Ross

In 1986, the Space Shuttle challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing the entire crew, including teacher Christa MacAuliffe

Births:
1841 - Sir Henry Morton Stanley, explorer, leader of the African expedition to find missionary David Livingstone ("Dr Livingstone, I presume?")
1936 - Alan Alda, actor (M*A*S*H)
1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballet star, actor (Turning Point, Sex And The City)
1977 - Joey Fatone, Jr, singer ('N Sync), Dancing With The Stars finalist
1981 - Elijah Wood, actor (Avalon, Lord Of The Rings trilogy)

Deaths;
1547 - Henry VIII, King of England, age 55
1596 - Sir Francis Drake, pirate (fought Spanish Armada), of dysentery, age 55
1980 - Jimmy Durante, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show - "good night Mrs Calabash, wherever you are"), age 86
1986 - Christa MacAuliffe, teacher, died in Challenger disaster, age 37
1986 - Ronald McNair, astronaut, died in Challenger disaster, age 35
1986 - Michael Smith, astronaut, died in Challenger disaster, age 40
1986 - Judith Resnik, astronaut, died in Challenger disaster, age 36
1986 - Francis Scobee, astronaut, died in Challenger disaster, age 46
1986 - Ellison Onizuka, astronaut, died in Challenger disaster, age 39
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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:46 am

Jan 29

In 1845, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" was first published in NYC

In 1886, the first successful gasoline-driven car was patented by Karl Benz

In 1896, Emile Grubbe was the first Doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer

In 1980, 6 Iranian-held US Hostages escaped with the help of Canadians

In 2010, the Wittelsback-Graff Diamond, a 31.06 carat Fancy Deep Blue diamond (once part of the Austrian/Bavarian Crown jewels) was placed on display at the Smithsonian

Births:
1757 - Thomas Paine, political essayist (Common Sense)
1860 - Anton Chekhov, playwright (The Cherry Orchard)
1880 - WC Fields, actor (My Little Chicadee)
1912 - Professor Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash)
1917 - John Raitt, actor/singer (Pajama Game)
1954 - Oprah Winfrey, actress/TV Host (The Color Purple, Oprah)
1968 - Edward Burns, actor (Saving Private Ryan)

Deaths:
1956 - HL Mencken, essayist (Smart Set), age 75
1963 - Robert Frost, poet (The Road Not Taken), age 88
1964 - Alan Ladd, (Shane), age 88
1977 - Freddie Prinz, comedian/actor (Chico And The Man), shot himself, age 22
2002 - Daniel Pearl, journalist (Wall St Journal bureau chief), kidnapped and murdered by terrorists, age 38
2008 - Margaret Truman, only child of US President Harry Truman, age 83
Oh, fish-like Lady

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No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!

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Re: On this day in history

Postby Nancy » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:07 am

Jan 30

In 1487, bell chimes were invented

In 1895, the SS Elbe sank after a collision in the North Sea, killing 332

In 1962, 2 members of the Flying Wallendas' high wire act were killed when their 7-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit

In 1973, a jury found Watergate defendents Liddy and McCord guilty, on all counts

In 2007, Microsoft released Windows Vista

Births:
1882 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1933-45)
1928 - Harold Prince, producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
1931 - Gene Hackman, oscar-winning actor (The French Connection)
1937 - Vanessa Redgrave, oscar-winning actress (Julia)
1957 - Phil Collins, musician (Genesis), "Against All Odds"
1974 - Christian Bale, actor (The Dark Knight)

Deaths:
1836 - Betsy Ross, credited with making the first American flag, age 84
1948 - Orville Wright, aviation pioneer, age 76
1982 - Stanley Holloway, actor (My Fair Lady), age 91
2006 - Wendy Wasserstein, playwright (Heidi Chronicles), age 55
Oh, fish-like Lady

Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!


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