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2009-10-22 06:57:44
 
Join Date: 2006-12-02
This Day In History

October 22nd :

1797 – André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.

1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album.

Celebrity Birthdays Include :

1938 – Christopher Lloyd

1942 – Annette Funicello

1968 – Shaggy

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2009-11-02 12:53:41
 
Join Date: 2005-09-27

1772 Sam Adams and J.Warren form the First Committee of Correspondence
1783-Washington gives his famous 'Farewell Address in which he warns about avoiding long standing alliances and entanglements

1889 Both North and South dakota are admitted to the Union. The world's best pasta is made from wheat from the Dakotas
1917 The Balfour Declaration is signed by England, promising a Jewish homeland in Israel. Of course , the British government soon went against this decree.
1920 KDKA broadcasts from Pittsburgh. It is one of the few radio station East of the Mississippi to have call leters beginning with a "K".
1961 The great singer , k.d.Lang is born
2004 The journalist Theo Van Gough is murdered for her articles on the practice of "honor" murders.

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2009-11-11 06:55:14
 
Join Date: 2005-11-24
This Day in History - November 11th

November 11th is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year.
The end of World War I is commemorated on this day, commonly known as Remembrance Day. The ceasefire went into effect at 11:00am CET in 1918, the date of which (and sometimes the commemoration of) is known as Armistice Day.

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2009-11-24 12:15:38
 
Join Date: 2005-11-24
This Day in History - November 24th

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November 11th is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year.
The end of World War I is commemorated on this day, commonly known as Remembrance Day. The ceasefire went into effect at 11:00am CET in 1918, the date of which (and sometimes the commemoration of) is known as Armistice Day.


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2009-12-10 09:07:36
 
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This Day in History - December 10th

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1520 - Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict demanding that he recant or face excommunication.

1817 - Mississippi was admitted to the union as the 20th state.

1898 - A treaty ending the Spanish-American War was signed in Paris.

1906 - President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.

1931 - Jane Addams became a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the first American woman so honored.

1946 - Baseball Hall of Famer Walter Johnson died at age 59.

1958 - The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the United States as a National Airlines Boeing 707 flew 111 passengers from New York City to Miami.

1964 - the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize during ceremonies in Oslo, Norway.

1965 - The Grateful Dead played their first concert, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

1967 - Singer Otis Redding died at age 26 in the crash of his private plane in Wisconsin.

1980 - Rep. John W. Jenrette, D-S.C., resigned to avoid being expelled from the House following his conviction on charges related to the FBI's Abscam investigation.

1984 - South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize.

1994 - Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin received the Nobel Peace Prize.

1998 - Six astronauts opened the doors to the new international space station.

1998 - The Palestinian leadership scrapped constitutional clauses rejecting Israel's right to exist.

1999 - Computer scientist Wen Ho Lee was arrested and charged with removing secrets from secure computers at the Los Alamos weapons lab.

2002 - Former President Jimmy Carter accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomacy in the Middle East in the 1970s.

2007 - Former Vice President Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a call for humanity to rise up against a looming climate crisis and stop waging war on the environment.

2007 - NFL star Michael Vick was sentenced by a federal judge in Richmond, Va., to 23 months in prison for bankrolling a dogfighting operation and killing dogs that underperformed.

2007 - Cristina Fernandez was sworn in as Argentina's first elected female president.

Today's Birthday's for December 10th, These stars turn :
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86 - Harold Gould
Actor

68 - Fionnula Flanagan
Actress

68 - Tommy Kirk
Actor

68 - Chad Stuart
Singer (Chad and Jeremy)

63 - Gloria Loring
Actress, singer

61 - Jessica Cleaves
R&B singer (Friends of Distinction)

61 - Ralph Tavares
R&B singer

58 - Johnny Rodriguez
Country singer

57 - Susan Dey
Actress ("L.A. Law," "The Partridge Family")

52 - Michael Clarke Duncan
Actor

52 - Paul Hardcastle
Jazz musician

48 - Nia Peeples
Actress

45 - Bobby Flay
TV chef

44 - J Mascis
Rock musician

39 - Kevin Sharp
Country singer

38 - Scot Alexander
Rock musician (Dishwalla)

35 - Meg White
Rock musician (The White Stripes)

24 - Raven-Symone
Actress ("That's So Raven," "The Cosby Show")

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