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Tue, Oct 29 2019 6:57 AM by Bowl64. 1,326 replies.
  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Thu, Oct 23 2014 7:04 AM

    October 23

    63BC - Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa ~ Roman General ~ Battle of Actium

    1503 - Isabella of Portugal ~ Queen of Spain and Empress of Germany

    1516 - Charlotte de Valois ~ Princess of France

    1698 - Ange-Jacques Gabriel ~ French Architect of Palace de la Concorde

    1752 - Nicolas Appert - inventor of food canning & bouillon cube

    1869 - John Heisman ~ of Football

    1904 - Harvey Penick ~ of Golf & must read "Little Red Book"

    1925 - Johnny Carson

    1935 - Chi Chi Rodriguez

    1940 - Pele

    1962 - Doug Flutie

    2007 - Leighton Richard B ~ My sweet young nephew

    ~ By the Bye ~

    42BC ~ 2nd Battle of Philippi ~ Brutus's army gets whacked by Mark Antony and Octavian....Brutus does his suicide

    1991 ~ Dr. Jack "Jack the Dripper" Kervorkian's suicide machine kills two woman

    ~ see ya ~

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Fri, Oct 24 2014 8:34 AM

    October 24

        51 - Domitian ~ Roman Emperor

    1378 - David Stewart ~ Duke of Rothesay ~ heir to the throne of Scotland

    1788 - Sarah Josepha Hale ~ author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

    1817 - Hippolyte Mege-Mouries ~ French chemist invented margerine

    1903 - Melvin Purvis ~ FBI Agent of note

    1926 - *Y. A. Tittle ~ Football Great [*Yelburton Abraham]

    1936 - "an old stone" Bill Wyman [William George Perks] aka Lee Wyman -- born in the posh, very tony Sydanham, in Southeast London...a stone no more

    1960 - Ian Baker-Finch ~ of Queensland

     

    ~ By the Bye ~

    1260 ~ The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX ~ it is now a World Heritage Site

    1492 ~ 24 Jews are burned at the stake in Mecklenburg, Germany  :-{

    1537 ~ Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII <> House of Tudor <> , died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI

    1818 ~ In Berlin, Felix Mendelssohn rolls with his first Concert

    1836 ~ A. Phillips patents instant fire -- the match

    1857 ~ William Lassell discovers Ariel & Umbriel satellites of Uranus

    1871 ~ A Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese

    1901 ~ Anna Taylor does Niagara Falls in a barrel --- I just don't get it

    1926 ~ Harry Houdini's last performance

    1929 ~ BLACK THURSDAY!!! - start of Stock Market Crash ~ Dow Jones down 12.8%

    !931 ~ Al Capone gets 11 years for being a "Tax Cheat"  ;-}

    ~ Peace & Grace ~

     

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Sat, Oct 25 2014 8:51 AM

    October 25

    1360 - Louis ~ Founder of the House of Anjou

    1510 - Renee of France ~ Princess

    1881 - Pablo Picasso ~ of Malaga, Spain

    1904 - [Herman] Denny Shute ~ 3 time PGA majors winner

    1912 - Jack Kent Cooke ~ NFL REDSKINS owner

    1912 - Minnie Pearl [Sarah Ophelia Colley] ~ Grand Old Opry

    1954 - Mike Eruzione ~ 1980 Hockey Olympic Gold

    1981 - Jonathan Vincent M**** ~ My Brother......in Cancun , the dawg

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Sun, Oct 26 2014 9:44 AM

    October 26

    1427 - Archduke [meaning: House of Habsburg] Sigismund of Austria

    1473 - Friedrich of Saxony

    1609 - William Sprague ~ English co-founder of Charlestown, Mass

    1854 - C. W. Post ~ American Entrepreneur

    1865 - Benjamin Guggenheim ~ American Businessman

    1914 - Jackie Coogan ~ Actor as a child & as "Uncle Fester" in late life

    1917 - Felix the Cat

    1947 - Hillary Rodhound Clinton ~ Lover of "The School of Sal Alinsky" for the destruction of traditional America into progressive nonsense  :-{

    ~ By the Bye ~

    1492 ~ Lead pencils are first used

    1529 ~ Sir Thomas More is appointed Lord Chancellor of England

    1776 ~ Benjamin Franklin goes to France to gain support for the American Revolution

    1825 ~ The Erie Canal opens

    1861 ~ The Pony Express comes to an end

    1881 ~ GUNFIGHT at the OK CORRAL...yep, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Ike Clanton & others get into a naughty one in Tombstone, Arizona

    1916 ~ Margaret Sanger is arrested for obscenity....YIPEE!!  ;-}}

    ~ Sunday ~

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Mon, Oct 27 2014 7:30 AM

    OMG! 300 days are toast...but 65 remain to be enjoyed!

    also, yesterday, as I'm sure you noticed (LOL) I missed the fact that in 1951 Rocky Marciano defeated Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden....sorry 

    October 27

    1156 - Count Raymond VI of France

    1401 - Catherine Valois ~ Consort of King Henry V <> House of Lancaster and York <>

    1728 - James Cook ~ Yorkshire, England ~ discovered the Sandwich Islands and celebrated with a "BLT"

    1782 - Niccolo Paganini ~ Composer & violin virtuoso

    1811 - Issac Singer ~ inventor of the home sewing machine

    1858 - Theodore Roosevelt ~ 26th President of the United States & Mt. Rushmore viewer of andyson fame

    1896 - Edith Haisman ~ TITANIC SURVIVOR

    1914 - Dylan Thomas ~ Wales Poet....a great one

    1940 - John Gotti ~ Gambino Family low life

    !958 - Patty Sheehan

    ~ By the Bye ~

       312 ~ it is said that Constantine the Great received his famous vision of the Cross on this very day

    1275 ~ Amsterdam is founded

    1651 ~ English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland.....say, that calls for a naughty one

    THERE ONCE WAS THIS STRANGE LAD NAMED DAVE WHO KEPT AN OLD $LUT IN A CAVE.....SHE HAD ONLY ONE T!T AND SHE SMELLED LIKE $HIT BUT LOOK AT THE MONEY HE SAVED

    1682 ~ Philadelphia is founded

    1787 ~ The "Federalist" letters start appearing in New York papers

    1871 ~ Boss Tweed is arrested for corruption  ;-}}

    ~ Happy Day ! ~

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Tue, Oct 28 2014 8:18 AM

    October 28

    1028 - Henry III ~ Roman Catholic German Emperor

    1510 - Francis Borgia ~ Spanish Duke

    1767 - Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel [or Cassel] ~ Queen of Denmark & Norway

    1793 - Eliphalet Remington ~ US gun maker....very fine ones

    1902 - Elsa Lanchester ~ Frankenstein's little wifey

    1907 - Edith Head ~ MGM Fashion Designer..."Edith Head gives good costumes"

    1914 - Jonas Salk ;-}

    1955 - BILL GATE$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    ~ By the Bye ~

      306 ~ Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxantius is proclaimed Emperor of Rome

    1492 ~ Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba...and smokes a fine 7x52 Montecristo

    1636 ~ Harvard University is founded..once outstanding, now vastly over-rated

    1793 ~ Eli Whitney applies for a patent on his cotton gin

    1852 ~ R.H. Macy & CO opens 1st store on 6th Ave in the "Apple"

    1886 ~ Statue of Liberty is dedicated by POTUS Grover Cleveland

    1919 ~ Volstead Act is passed....it passed gas

    1948 ~ Flag of Israel is adopted ;-}

    ~ a foine day to ya ! ~

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Wed, Oct 29 2014 6:25 AM

    October 29

    1656 - Edmund Halley ~ The Comet

    1816 - Ferdinand II ~ King of Portugal

    1844 - Albert von Rothschild ~ Austrian Banker

    1859 - Charles Ebbets ~ namesake - Ebbets Field in Brooklyn

    1891 - Fanny Brice ~ The Ziegfield "Funny Girl"

    1897 - Joseph Goebbels ~ NAZI

    ~ By the Bye ~

      439 ~ The Vandals occupy Carthage

    1390 ~ First trial for Witchcraft in Paris

    1618 ~ The Great Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded by King James I of England <> House of Stuart <>

    1811 ~ 1st Ohio River Steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

    1942 ~ Alaska Highway is completed

    ~ G'day ~

     

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Thu, Oct 30 2014 6:25 AM

    October 30

    1391 - Eduard [Dom Duarte] ~ King of Portugal

    1451 - Christopher Columbus

    1668 - Sophia Charlotte of Hanover ~ queen in Prussia

    1683 - George II <> House of Hanover <> King of Britian

    The reign of George II saw England continue to expand as a military and mercantile power. Though he was often curt and personally difficult, George, like his father, understood the changing nature of British kingship, and under his rule the establishment of Parliment as the true center of power was largely completed. George was the last of England's soldier kings, and if his reign lacked vision it provided the stability and continuity a rapidly growing Britain needed.

    1735 - John Adams ~ signer of the Declaration of Independence, signer of the US Constitution, the 2nd President of the United States of America

    and on July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams died. His last words " Jefferson still lives"....he was wrong...Jefferson had past away a few hours earlier...also on July 4th. But, if there is Liberty, Jefferson will always live...

    ~ By the Bye ~

    1485 ~ Henry VII <> House of Tudor <> is crowned King at Westminster Abbey

    1739 ~ Great Britain declares war on Spain

    1866 ~ Jesse James rob a bank in Missouri to the tune of $2,000

    1938 ~ Orson Wells freaks out America with his "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast

    1944 ~ Anne Frank is deported from Auschwitz to Belson  :-{

    1974 ~ "RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE" Ali knocks out Foreman in the 8th

    ~ warmin up...  "trick or treat ?" ~

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Fri, Oct 31 2014 9:25 AM

                                                               ~ BOO !! ~

    October 31

    1345 - Ferdinand I "the wise one" ~ King of Poland

    1424 - Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk ~ King of Poland/Hungary

    1632 - Johannes 'Jan' Vermeer ~ Delft ~ Dutch painter whose work represents some of the most precious art we have in oils. His "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is a masterpiece

    1638 - Meindert Hobbema ~ another of the amazing Dutch Golden Era painters who specialized in landscape ~ a true master

    1795 - John Keats ~ England ~ Romantic Poet....was he ? you judge.......in a private love letter dated October 13, 1819, he wrote these words to Fanny Brawne....." you have absorb'd me. I have the sensation at the present moment as though i was dissolving. " 

    1838 - King Louis of Portugal

    1860 - Juliette Gordon Low ~ founder of Girl Scouts of America 

    1887 - Chiang Kai-shek ~ :-{    "no ticky, no laundry"

    1912 - Dale Evans ~ Roy's Cowgirl

    1933 - Hobart "Hobie" Alter ~ King of Surfboards

    1950 - John Candy

    ~ By the Bye ~

    445BC ~ Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Isralites in Jerusalem

    1541 ~ Michelangelo finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel

    1876 ~ GREAT BACKERGANJ CYCLONE !!   it kills 200,000

    ~ Peace & Grace ~

  • SweetiePie United States
    4,925 Posts
    Sat, Nov 1 2014 7:52 AM

                                                         ~ All Saints Day ~

    November 1                       305 days are dust ~ 60 days aren't

                       1935 - Gary Player ~ Johannesburg, South Africa....aka: Miffyland

    846 - Louis the Stammerer ~ King of West Francia ----- don't ask me 

    1500 - Benvenuto Cellini ~ Florentine Sculptor - Goldsmith ( ;-} ) & writer -  his work is some of the most important and exceptional we have

    1526 - Catherine Jagellenica of Poland ~ Queen of Sweden and Duchess of Finland  ( my, my...this B!TCH gets around )

    1871 - Stephen Crane ~ writer of "Red Badge of Courage"

    1880 - Grantland Rice ~ Sportswriter "extraordinaire"

    ~ By the Bye ~

      835 ~ All Saints Day is made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV

    1210 ~ King John of England <> House of Plantagnet <> begins imprisoning Jews

    1349 ~ Duke of Brabert orders execution of all Jews in Brussels

    1604 ~ Shakespeare's "Othello" first presented

    1611 ~ Shakespeare's "Tempest" first presented

    1800 ~ John & Abigail Adams are the first to move into the White House...but, it was mostly an unfinished, unfurnished shell on unfinished swampy, dirt property within an unfinished, almost "Hooterville" style city where any convenience or comfort existed only in the mind.

    1867 ~ "Harper's Bazaar" is published

    1947 ~ Howard Hughes flies the "Spruce Goose", a moniker he hated. It was a giant, 747 sized airplane made of wood

    ~ crap, we have to do that stupid clock thing tonight---spring forward, fall back ~

     

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