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Welcome to Today In History for Wednesday, July 16, 2008.

Historical Events on this Day in History …

0390 – Brennus and Gauls defeat Romans at Allia
0463 – Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius
0622 – Moslem Era begins-Mahomet begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira)
0622 – Origin of Islamic Era (Muharram 1, 1 AH)
1054 – Michael Caerularius excommunicated of Constantinople
1099 – Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue and set it afire
1212 – Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain
1251 – The Virgin Mary gives Simon Stork a haircut (legend)
1338 – German monarch signs Treaty of Rense
1429 – Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans
1429 – Army entered Reims
1439 – Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)
1519 – Public debate between Martin Luther and theologist John Eck
1548 – La Paz, Bolivia is founded
1573 – Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
1618 – Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
1659 – Princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II
1661 – 1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm
1683 – Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
1769 – Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif
1775 – John Adams graduates Harvard
1782 – Mozart’s opera “Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail,” premieres in Vienna
1790 – Congress establishes District of Columbia
1798 – US Public Health Service forms and US Marine Hospital authorized
1801 – Pope Pius VII and 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
1845 – NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
1856 – Statue of Laurens Jansz Coster unveiled in Haarlem
1857 – Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore
1861 – Manassas Campaign [->JUL 22]
1861 – Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
1862 – David G Farragut is 1st rear admiral in US Navy
1863 – Utrecht-Swells railway opens
1867 – Amstel Hotel, “the dignified old lady” opens in Amsterdam
1867 – D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
1867 – Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
1894 – Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
1894 – Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan and England
1895 – Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
1902 – John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
1902 – Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
1904 – Islands of Manu’a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs
1909 – Det and Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
1912 – Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
1914 – Socialist conference in Brussel (Kautsky, Trotski and Rosa Luxemburg)
1920 – Ruth sets season home run record with 30 en route to 54
1920 – Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief
1920 – China joins the League of Nations
1920 – 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
1924 – Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
1924 – NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
1926 – National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
1926 – Jaspar govt asks authority to save Belgian franc
1927 – Augusto Sandino begins 5«-year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
1934 – Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes
1935 – 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)
1936 – NY Giants are 10« games back in NL, and go on to win pennant
1936 – 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
1938 – 21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa
1940 – NSB’er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
1941 – 100øF (38øC) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
1941 – Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1942 – French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
1942 – Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
1944 – Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 and break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
1945 – Cruiser Indianapolis leaves SF with atom bomb
1945 – Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
1945 – 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
1946 – Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
1946 – US court martials 46 SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
1947 – Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee and Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
1948 – Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott and Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
1950 – Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
1950 – Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer’s 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
1951 – Novel “Catcher in Rye” by JD Salinger published
1951 – Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks v Surrey at The Oval
1951 – King Leopold III, of Belgium, abdicates
1951 – 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)
1953 – KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 – “Golden Horseshoe Revue” 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
1956 – Last Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
1956 – King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
1956 – Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
1956 – Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
1957 – Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)
1960 – George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on
1960 – 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
1961 – Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
1961 – Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 2″
1962 – NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1963 – Amazon carries 190,000 m3/sec (record)
1964 – Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate
1965 – Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
1966 – “Half a Sixpence” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs
1967 – Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
1967 – Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 – Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
1970 – Iraq’s constitution goes into effect
1970 – Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
1971 – Franco points prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
1972 – Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
1972 – Smokey Robinson and Miracles final live performance
1973 – During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
1975 – Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
1976 – Rock duo Loggins and Messina break-up after 6 years
1977 – Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad and Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
1978 – Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1979 – Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
1980 – Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
1980 – Ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit
1981 – India performs nuclear Test
1981 – Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
1982 – Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
1982 – NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
1982 – George P Shultz sworn in as minister of Foreign affairs
1983 – 20 killed in Britain’s worst helicopter accident
1985 – 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
1985 – All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
1985 – Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
1985 – F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph)
1987 – Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
1987 – Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
1987 – Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1988 – Wayne Gretzky (NHL) and Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
1988 – San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
1988 – Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan
1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women’s heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
1988 – Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women’s world record 10.49 seconds
1988 – Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
1989 – 44th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1990 – Ukraine declares independence
1990 – Rick Dee’s “Into the Night,” premieres on ABC-TV
1990 – NYC’s Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities
1990 – Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
1990 – Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
1990 – 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
1993 – SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games
1993 – S van Ruysdael’s “Winter Landscape” sold for œ705,500 in London
1993 – President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
1994 – Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
1994 – Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
1994 – Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
1994 – Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter
1994 – Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
1994 – Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds « billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)
1994 – 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
1994 – 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
1994 – “Sisters Rosensweig” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 perfs
1995 – “Buttons on Broadway” closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1995 – “Chronicles of a Death Foretold” closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 perfs
1995 – 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead
1995 – 50th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
1997 – Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker


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Hey friends I got this Mail today  and i really liked it………………

It was funny but some what i think its believable, so just read and enjoy…………………..

There was a contest in a company to write a fictional story for 500 words max which would start with the line “On a dark and foggy night, a small figure lay huddled on the railway tracks leading to the Bangalore station ”

This is what a guy wrote for the contest……. and surprisingly, it was adjudged the best short story 🙂)

On a dark and foggy night, a small figure lay huddled on the railway tracks leading to the Bangalore station. At once I was held back to see someone in that position during midnight with no one around. With curiosity taking the front seat, I went near the body and tried to investigate it. There was blood all over the body which was lying face down. It seemed that a ruthless blow by the last train could have caused the end of this body which seemed to be that of a guy of around my age. Amidst the gory blood flow, I could see a folded white envelope which was fluttering in the midnight wind. Carefully I took the blood stained envelope and was surprised to see the phrase “appraisal letter” on it. With curiosity rising every moment, I wasted no time in opening the envelope to see if I can find some details about the dead guy. The tag around the body’s neck and the jazzy appraisal cover gave me the hint that he might be a software engineer. I opened the envelope to find a shining paper on which the appraisal details where typed in flying colors. Thunders broke into my ears and lightening struck my heart when I saw the appraisal amount of the dead guy!!!!! My God, it was not even, as much as the cost of the letter on which the appraisal details were printed…. My heart poured out for the guy and huge calls were heard inside my mind saying “no wonder, this guy died such a miserable death”… As a fellow worker in the same industry, I thought I should mourn for him for the sake of respect and stood there with a heavy heart thinking of the shock that he would have experienced when his manager had placed the appraisal letter in his hand. I am sure his heart would have stopped and eyes would have gone blank for few seconds looking at the near to nothing increment in his salary.

While I mourned for him, for a second my hands froze to see the employee’s name in the appraisal letter… hey, what a strange co-incidence, this guy’s name is same as mine, including the initials. This was interesting. With some mental strength, I turned the body upside down and found myself fainted for a second. The guy not only had my name, but also looked exactly like me. Same looks, same built, same name…. it was me who was dead there!!!!!!!! While I was lost in that shock, I felt someone patting on my shoulders. My heart stopped completely, I could not breathe and sprung in fear to see who was behind……… splash!!! Went the glass of water on my laptop screen as I came out of my wild dream to see my manager standing behind my chair patting on my shoulder saying, “wake up man? Come to meeting room number two. I have your appraisal letter ready”.

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Welcome to Today In History for Monday, May 5, 2008.

Historical Events on this Day in History …

0553 – 2nd Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens
1382 – Battle of Beverhoutsveld – population beats drunken army
1430 – Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany
1494 – On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica
1640 – English Short Parliament unites
1646 – King Charles I surrenders at Scotland
1665 – Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
1726 – Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Op‚ra of Paris
1749 – Pope Benedict XIV proclaims 1750 a Year” [?]
1762 – Russia and Prussia sign peace treaty
1764 – Smolny-institution forms in St Petersburg for noble girls
1780 – 2nd oldest learned society in US (American Academy of Arts and Sciences) forms (Boston)
1789 – French States-General for It first since 1614 together
1797 – Napoleon I’s sister Elisa marries Felix Bacciochi
1809 – Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland
1809 – Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent (weaving straw)
1814 – British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY
1816 – American Bible Society organized (NY)
1834 – Charles Darwin’s expedition begins at Rio Santa Cruz
1835 – King Leopold opens Brussels-Mechelen railway
1842 – City-wide fire burns for over 100 hours (Hamburg Germany)
1847 – American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
1854 – English pirate Plumridge robs along pro-English Finnish coast
1855 – NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration
1861 – Alexandria, VA – CS troops abandon city
1862 – Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, VA
1862 – French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
1863 – Battle of Tupelo, MS
1863 – Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round
1864 – Campaign in Northern Georgia – Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
1864 – Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
1864 – Battle between Confederate and Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
1864 – Atlanta Campaign-5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
1865 – 1st US train robbery (North Bend Ohio)
1874 – Dutch 2nd Chamber passes child labor law
1881 – Anit-Jewish rioting in Kiev Ukraine
1891 – Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor
1893 – Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange
1900 – “The Billboard” began weekly publication
1904 – Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Phila A’s (3-0)
1905 – Robert S Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper “Chicago Defender”
1908 – 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
1908 – Great White Fleet arrives in SF
1912 – 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
1912 – Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
1915 – German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom
1916 – US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1917 – St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
1920 – German-Latvian peace treaty signed
1920 – Polish troops occupy Kiev
1920 – US Pres Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal
1921 – Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm)
1921 – 1st ranger for Cleveland Metroparks hired
1922 – Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
1924 – Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
1925 – Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak
1925 – Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (16 total bases)
1925 – John T Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee
1926 – Geldrop soccer team forms
1926 – Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for “Arrowsmith”
1927 – Dmitri Sjostakovitch’ 1st Symphony, premieres in Berlin
1930 – Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours
1930 – 1st woman to fly solo from Engl to Australia takes-off (Amy Johnson)
1932 – Japan and China sign a peace treaty
1934 – 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04
1935 – Jessie Owens of US, sets then long jump record at 26′ 8¬”
1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa
1936 – Edward Ravenscroft patents screw-on bottle cap with a pour lip
1938 – Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
1939 – Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky
1940 – Norwegian govt in exile forms in London
1941 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert E Sherwood (There shall be no night)
1941 – Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa
1941 – 2 Fokker’s employees flee nazi occupied Netherlands to England
1942 – British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar
1942 – US begins rationing sugar during WW II
1943 – Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System
1944 – Gandhi freed from prison
1944 – Russian offensive against Sebastopol Krim
1945 – Premier Gerbrandy on Radio Orange tells Dutch they are liberated
1945 – Uprising against SS-occupying troops in Prague
1945 – Netherlands and Denmark liberated from Nazi control
1945 – Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated
1947 – Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 and causes $850M in damage
1947 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King’s Men)
1948 – 1st air squadron of jets aboard a carrier
1948 – Belgian govt of Spaak resigns
1949 – Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
1949 – Statue of Council of Europe drawn
1949 – KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 – Council of Europe forms
1950 – Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand
1951 – 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
1951 – “Out of This World” closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 perfs
1952 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
1952 – Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate’s Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base
1954 – Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay
1955 – West Germany granted full sovereignty by 3 occupying powers
1955 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1955 – Indies parliament accept hindu-divorce
1955 – “Damn Yankees” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
1956 – World championships of judo are 1st held, in Tokyo
1956 – Jim Bailey (US) runs mile a record 3:58.6 in LA Calif
1956 – Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
1956 – 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
1957 – Adolf Sch„rf elected president of Austria
1957 – Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1958 – KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 – Pulitzer prize awarded to James Agee for (Death in the Family)
1958 – US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1961 – Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
1962 – West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
1962 – LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
1962 – 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
1963 – Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1964 – Separatists riot in Quebec
1965 – 1st large-scale US Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
1966 – Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II
1966 – Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
1966 – Willie Mays hit his 512th HR
1968 – Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
1969 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)
1969 – 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1970 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
1971 – “Earl of Ruston” opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
1971 – Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)
1972 – Alitalia DC-8 crashes west of Palermo Sicily; killing 115
1973 – 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
1974 – Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Shaara (Killer Angels)
1975 – A’s release pinch runner Herb Washington (played 104 games without batting, pitching, or fielding He stole 30 bases, and scored 33 runs)
1976 – Train collision at Schiedam Neth, kills 24
1976 – Anderlecht wins 16th soccer Europe Cup II
1978 – Cin Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
1979 – 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
1979 – Masterpiece Radio Theater begins broadcasting
1979 – Voyager 1 passes Jupiter
1980 – Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British commandos and police stormed the building
1981 – 16th and final Mayor’s Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
1983 – Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conf Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
1983 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 – 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
1985 – Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women’s Golf Invitational
1986 – Hall of Fame and Museum announced to be built in Cleveland
1987 – Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings
1987 – Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East
1987 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1988 – Eugene A Marino installed as 1st black US archbishop
1989 – Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
1990 – Paul Hogan and Linda Koslowski wed in Byron Bay, Eastern Australia
1990 – ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren
1990 – 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
1991 – Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1992 – Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection
1994 – North-Yemen air force bombs Aden South Yemen
1994 – Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections
1994 – “Sally Marrand Her Escorts” opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 perfs
1995 – Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
1996 – “Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore” closes at Belasco after 12 perfs
1996 – Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
1996 – Renette Cruz, Vancouver, wins Miss Canadian Universe
1997 – “Married With Children” final episode on Fox TV
1997 – Iridium-1 Delta 2 Launch, Successful
2000 – Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Moon

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Historical Events

Welcome to Today In History for Wednesday, April 2, 2008.

(source from net)

  Historical Events on this Day in History …

0999 – Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope
1416 – Alfonso V succeeds his father as king of Arag¢n
1513 – Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Le¢n
1550 – Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
1559 – England/France signs 1st Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambr‚sis
1559 – Genoa Italy, expels Jews
1590 – States-General appoints earl Mauritius, viceroy of Utrecht
1595 – Cornelis de Houtman’s ships depart to Asia through Cape of Good Hope
1645 – Robert Devereux resigns as parliament supreme commander
1745 – Austria and Bavaria sign peace
1792 – Congress establishes Philadelphia mint
1792 – US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle and 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins and silver dollar, « dollar, quarter, dime and half-dime
1800 – 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven’s 1st Symphony in C
1819 – 1st successful agricultural journal (“American Farmer”) begins
1827 – Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
1845 – H L Fizeau and J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun
1860 – 1st Italian Parliament met at Turin
1863 – Bread revolt in Richmond Virginia
1864 – Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas
1864 – Skirmish at Crump’s Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana
1865 – Battle of Petersburg, VA (Ft Gregg, Sutherland’s Station)
1865 – CSA Pres Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA
1865 – Battle of Ft Blakely AL and Selma AL
1866 – Pres Johnson ends war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn and Va
1870 – Victoria Woodhull is 1st woman to be nominated for US pres
1872 – George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
1876 – Philadelphia A’s and Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Phila
1877 – 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
1878 – 1st issue of Rotterdam’s Newspaper
1883 – Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
1884 – London prison for debtors closed
1900 – 1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam)
1902 – 1st motion picture theater opens (LA)
1902 – Country singer Wynonna Judd’s 1st appearance as a single act
1902 – Soccer team MVV ’02 forms in Maastricht
1905 – Cairo-Capetown railway opens
1906 – South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
1908 – Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday
1912 – Sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang-Party in China
1912 – Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power
1916 – German troops overtake Bois de Caillette
1917 – Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps
1917 – Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
1921 – Prof Albert Einstein lectures in NYC on his new theory of relativity
1926 – Riots between Moslems and Hindus in Calcutta
1930 – 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
1931 – Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
1932 – Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son
1935 – Mary Hirsch, becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
1935 – Sir Watson-Watt patents RADAR
1939 – 6th Golf Masters Championship: Ralph Guldahl wins, shooting a 279
1941 – German occupier disallows Dutch scouting assn
1941 – USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from SF
1944 – CPI-leader Palmiro Togliatti returns to Italy
1944 – Dmitri Shostakovitch’ 8th Symphony, premieres in NY
1944 – Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania
1945 – 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa
1947 – Carlo Terron’s “Il diamente del profeta,” premieres in Rome
1950 – WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 – Raab forms his 1st government in Austria
1954 – Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]
1955 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1955 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1955 – Pancho Gonzales retains tennis title by winning a tournament playing under table tennis rules
1956 – Soap operas “As the World Turns” and “Edge of Night” premieres on TV
1956 – Peter Ustinovs’ “Romanoff and Juliet,” premieres in Manchester
1958 – Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens
1958 – National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA
1958 – Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)
1960 – Cuba buys oil from USSR
1960 – KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast
1963 – Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
1963 – USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
1964 – USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
1964 – Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, Pres Goulart ousted
1964 – Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria
1965 – Hochhuths play “Stellvertreter” banned in Italy
1966 – Soviet Union’s Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon
1966 – WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 – Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark
1967 – Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1968 – Beatles form Python Music Ltd
1968 – Chad creates Union of Central African States
1968 – Senator E Mccarthy wins Democratic primaries in Wisconsin
1969 – Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
1970 – Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India’s Assam state
1970 – Qatar gains independence from Britain
1970 – 2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, highest final stage in a wall climb in world
1971 – Sci-fi soap opera “Dark Shadows” concludes an almost 5 year run
1972 – 44th Academy Awards – “French Connection,” G Hackman and Jane Fonda win
1972 – Prime Minister Begin visits Cairo
1972 – Tennessee Williams’ “Small Craft Warnings,” premieres in NYC
1973 – ITT pleads guilty to asking CIA to affect Chilean pres election
1973 – Ed Kemper stuffs mother’s throat in disposal
1973 – CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
1974 – 46th Academy Awards – “Stng,” Glenda Jackson and Jack Lemmon win
1974 – Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War
1974 – Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)
1976 – A’s trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson and Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell
1976 – Portuguese constitution assumed
1976 – Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds prince Sihanouk as premier
1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors,” album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks
1977 – Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
1978 – Velcro was 1st put on the market
1978 – TV show “Dallas” premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
1978 – Basil Williams scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, v Aust Georgetown
1978 – 7th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
1979 – Israeli PM Menachem Begin visits Cairo Egypt/meets pres Sadat
1980 – Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season
1981 – Belgium’s 4th govt of Martens resigns
1981 – Heavy battle between Christian militia and Syrian army in East Lebanon
1982 – Several thousand Argentine troops seized disputed Falkland Islands
1982 – In exhibition game A’s pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15″ toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
1982 – Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands
1984 – 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75
1985 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 – NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)
1986 – George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
1986 – 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
1987 – “Mikado” opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
1987 – Doc Gooden undergoes cocaine rehabilitation
1987 – IBM introduces PS/2 and OS/2
1988 – Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI v Pakistan, Georgetown
1988 – Simply Majestic sets horse racing’s 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45
1989 – 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
1989 – 8th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
1989 – Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats “Macho Man” Savage
1989 – Yanks beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor’s trophy series in 2 games
1990 – 52nd NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73
1991 – Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing
1992 – Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
1992 – John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos
1992 – Edith Cresson, France’s 1st female premier, resigns
1992 – “Hamlet” opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1993 – 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
1993 – Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10
1994 – 1st exhibition game played at Jacobs Field, Pirates beat Indians, 6-4
1995 – Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow
1995 – Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50
1995 – Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26
1995 – North and Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
1995 – NY Police Dept and NY Transit Police merge into one organization
1995 – Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
1995 – 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
1995 – 14th NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64
1996 – Sri Lanka 9-349 in 50 overs beat Pakistan 315 all out, Singapore Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, world ODI record at Singapore
1996 – Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game
1997 – “Doll’s House,” opens at Belasco Theater NYC
1998 – World Mens Figure Skating Championship in Minn
2000 – 19th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: at Corel State Spectrum
2001 – 63rd NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: at Metrodome Minneapolis

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One of the best poem I ever heard………………………classic one...(source from?Net)
“(dedicated To My mother not only mother also to my dad)

I was a just-born and she was Twenty-Five,
Though we were we, we were one.
I would cry out in Latin and she would respond in Greek,
I would learn nothing but she never got tired to teach.

I was surrounded by monsters eager to pull my cheek,
but they would vanish the moment i was wet and weep.
She would come running and hold me in her arms,
as if i had won the contest of the charms.

Now I was able to walk and chew,
hey, i was two.
I and she could now understand each other,
i was her everything and she needed no other.

I would try to walk and fall down,
But knowing she was with me, the fear of getting hurt was now gone.
We still could not converse that effectively,
But she would understand my needs so easily.

I could now roam about free,
because now i have turned three.
I was ready to join a new world,
my academic life was now gonna mould.

She would dress me as best as a prince,
but when i would come back, she would need at least an hour to rinse.
I was now able to talk,
I was a ferry and she was my dock.

I still remember the child, whose shirt I had tore,
Hey buddy, i have turned four.
I now came home a little late,
Nevertheless finding her waiting at the gate.
She would hug me and carry me in her arms,
it felt like flying through the farms.
We now did the homework together,
i would spoil the home and she used to work.

Years passed and now i was fifteen, and with each year i would forget to
I wouldn't care for what she said, because now i had become mean.
She would ask me to study for a good future,
but i was busy in a different culture.
Now i had many shes in my life,
i dreamed of having one of them as my wife.

I changed a lot which she did not teach,
She would try to hug me but i was out of reach.
She still waited for me at the gate,
but i would look at her with utmost hate.
She would be awake till late in the night,
because i wasn't home, i was in a fight.
She had so much to scold, but she never did say,
hoping to find me better the next day.
Time went on and now i am grown,
lost in the world of my own.

I and she, between us have a river,
I have left her for my career.
When i was young, for me, she sacrificed her ambitions,
but i don't care, i now have my own mission.
I am not with her now, i am in a different city,
she is so old now but i don't even pity.

She needs me now but i am nowhere to find,
in the race for appraisal, i have become blind.
In a few years from now, i will be two,
there will be in my life someone new.
Then I'll forget even to bother,
i am her son and she is my Mother.

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