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USO Canteen FReeper style ~Pancakes on Wednesdays ~April 23,2003
FRiends of the USO Canteen and Radix

Posted on 04/22/2003 11:31:59 PM PDT by Radix

For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday...
Thank the Veterans who served in
The United States Armed Forces.

Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom?
Support The United States Armed Forces Today!



Welcome to Pancakes on Wednesdays.

Here is an amalgamation of trivial facts and seemingly useless data

If there were no such thing as pi then circles would look something like this.


This link is to an expression of the value of pi. It shows the digits and a voice in French says the numbers.

It is kind of creepy, but it really cool and geeky. It has cool links about Pi, which I really found to be cool.

This image is just the pi symbol

This link shows the history of the calculation of pi.

This image below looks like the car that was actually in the movie Rain Man.


"There were only 4,000 hardtops built back in 1949

They were an eight miles-a-gallon car

The power windows are electric/hydraulic

The hydraulic cylinder raises the window.

The power front seat operates the same way, with an electric motor and a hydraulic pump.


Judge Wapner.

People’s Court.

Mickey Mantle number seven.

Seven is a prime number.

If a circle of radius R is inscribed inside a square with side length 2R, then the area of the circle will be pi*R^2 and the area of the square will be (2R)^2. So the ratio of the area of the circle to the area of the square will be pi/4.

Pancakes on Wednesdays

Maple syrup and toothpicks. The Maple syrup definitely has to be there first.


the toothpick was first used in the U.S. at the Union Oyster House.
The oldest restaurant in Boston, it opened in 1826. 

90% of the country's toothpick supply is produced in Maine.

Maine is the only State that has just one syllable in it’s name, Maine!


This link is a history of baseball cards.

Mickey Mantle hit 536 Home Runs, 536! Home Runs.

18 World Series home runs Home runs.

He had batting average of .298, .257 in the World Series


Are you taking any prescription medications?

Perfect Numbers

A number is a perfect number if it is equal to the sum of all of
its positive divisors, excluding the number itself.

6 is the first perfect number because 6=1+2+3.

28=1+2+4+7+14   perfect

The next two perfect numbers are 496 and 8128.

496 Toothpicks

Counting Cards


Permutations, and combinations


Who is on first?

What is the name of the Player on second base.

Second Base

Chicago Cubs

World Series Champions


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1 posted on 04/22/2003 11:31:59 PM PDT by Radix
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Pancakes on Wednesdays
2 posted on 04/22/2003 11:40:44 PM PDT by Radix (.I just thought that I would mention it. Good Morning)
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3 posted on 04/23/2003 4:22:44 AM PDT by tomkow6 (This is my tag line, there are many like it, but this one is Radix' I stole his tag line again)
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Good morning, Radix! Good morning, Canteen Crew! Good morning, EVERYBODY!




Where's the waffles???

4 posted on 04/23/2003 4:28:03 AM PDT by tomkow6 (This is my tag line, there are many like it, but this one is Radix' I stole his tag line again)
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5 posted on 04/23/2003 4:30:03 AM PDT by tomkow6 (This is my tag line, there are many like it, but this one is Radix' I stole his tag line again)
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To: tomkow6
Good morning all.

6 posted on 04/23/2003 4:31:19 AM PDT by Aeronaut (What an awesome gift He gives!)
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To: Radix; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; bkwells; rwgal; beachn4fun; ...
Today's FEEBLE attempt at humor:

A blonde came running up to her husband in the driveway as he
came home from work just jumping for joy. He didn't know why
she was jumping for joy but thought, what the heck, and started
jumping up and down with her.

When she said, "Honey, I have some really great news for

He said, "Great, tell me what you're so happy about!"

She stopped jumping and was breathing heavily from all the
jumping up and down, when she told him that she was pregnant!

He was ecstatic! They had been trying for awhile. He kissed her
and told her, "That's great! I couldn't be happier!"

Then, she said, "Oh, honey, there's more!"

He asked, "What do you mean, 'more'?"

She said, "Well, we are not having just one baby, we are going
to have TWINS!"

Amazed at how she could know so soon after getting pregnant,
he asked her how she knew.

She said, "Well, that was the easy part. I went to Wal-Mart and
bought the twin pack home pregnancy test kit and BOTH tests
came out positive!"
7 posted on 04/23/2003 4:35:28 AM PDT by tomkow6 (....................................................All your taglines are belong to us)
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Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's thread.

From the USO Website
"The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services
to uniformed military Personnel."

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

The USO Canteen FReeper Style does not show any bias
towards any particular faith or political party.

This is the same as the real USO AND Free Republic itself.

From the front page of Free Republic.

"Free Republic is an online gathering place for independent,
grass-roots conservatism on the web."

To our military readers, we reamin steadfast in keeping the Canteen doors open.
The Canteen is Free Republics longest running daily thread specifically designed
to provide entertainment and morale support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afganistain.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.

Video Dedication for all the Troops
Play this video

8 posted on 04/23/2003 4:52:55 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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From the men in the Military and the Canteen

9 posted on 04/23/2003 5:05:48 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Radix
On This Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on April 23:
1464 Johanna van Valois Queen of France
1464 Robert Fayrfax composer
1484 Julius Cæsar Scaliger Italy, scholar (On the Subtlety of Things)
1500 Alexander Alesius [Aless/Alane] System theologist/physician
1564 William Shakespeare Stratford-on-Avon England, bard (Hamlet, MacBeth, Julius Cæsar)
1598 Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp naval commander
1605 Boris Godunov tsar of Muscovy (1598-1605) in Time of Troubles
1623 Jan Adam Reincken composer
1629 John Commelin director (Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam)
1649 Andreas Kneller composer
1697 George Baron Anson British Admiral/explorer
1708 Friedrich von Hagedorn German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)
1715 Johann Friedrich Doles composer
1728 Samuel Wallis explorer (Wallis Island)
1735 Ildephons Haas composer
1747 Alexandre-Auguste Robineau composer
1756 Alexander Reinagle composer
1775 Joseph Mallord Turner England, landscape painter (Shipwreck)
1791 James Buchanan Cove Gap PA, (Federalist/Democrat), 15th US President (1857-61)
1791 W Friedrich Olivier German landscape painter/cartoonist
1803 Jules J baron d'Anethan Belgian minister of Justice
1804 Guillaume Nerenburger Belgian General (Triangulatie of Belgium)
1809 Eugene-Prosper Prevost composer
1810 Thomas Wright historian
1812 Louis-Antoine Julien conductor
1813 Stephen Arnold Douglas [Little Giant] US Senator (Lincoln debates)
1818 James Anthony Froude historian
1818 John Gill Shorter Governor (Confederacy), died in 1872
1821 Pierre Dupont song writer
1823 Abdül-Medjid 31st sultan of Turkey (1839-61)
1827 Johann F Ritter von Schulte German Catholic lawyer
1828 Albert king of Saxon (1873-1902)
1838 Alfred J Verwee Flemish painter
1852 Edwin Markham US, poet (1st winner of Amer Academy of Poets Award 1937)
1855 Ernst L Wolzogen German writer/founder (Cabaret Überbrettl)
1857 Ruggero Leoncavallo Naples Italy, composer (I Medici)
1858 Max Ludwig Planck German physicist (Planck Constant, Nobel 1918)
1861 Edmund Henry Hynman 1st viscount Allenby of Megiddo/Fieldmarshal
1867 Simon Abramsz Dutch teacher/writer (For the Young Ones)
1877 Arthur Farwell composer
1881 Claude Carter South African slow lefty cricketer (1912-22)
1881 Otakar Sini composer
1882 Albert Coates St Petersburg Russia, conductor/composer (Eagle)
1882 Max [G M J] Winders Maximilien Belgium, architect (WWII)
1889 Charles Warrell big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher
1890 Donald Nichols Tweedy composer
1890 Marcel L'Herbier French director/screenwriter (El Dorado)
1891 Sergey Prokofiev Ukraine, composer (Peter & the Wolf)
1891 Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev Ukraine, composer (Peter & the Wolf)
1892 Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Voort] Flemish writer
1892 R Huelsenbeck writer
1893 Frank Borzage Salt Lake City, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo)
1894 Basil Sydney St Osyth Essex England, actor (Hamlet, Jassy, Simba, Farmer's Wife)
1894 George Renevant Paris France, actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X)
1896 Margaret Kennedy novelist
1897 Lester Bowles Pearson (L) 14th Canadian PM (1963-68) (Nobel 1957)
1897 Lucius D Clay US, General (WWII)
1897 Harold French director (Encore)/actor
1897 John Wengraf Vienna Austria, actor (12 to Moon, Pride & Passion)
1897 Lucius du Bignon Clay US, General (WWII)/Governor (West Germany)
1898 Edwin E Dwinger German writer (General Vlassov)
1899 Dame Edith Ngaio Marsh Christchurch New Zealand, Kiwi mystery writer (Black Beech & Honeydew)
1899 Vladimir Nabokov St Petersburg Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)
19-- Tina Andrews Chicago IL, actress (Sanford Arms, Valerie-Falcon Crest)
1900 Ary Verhaar composer
1900 Henry Barraud composer
1900 Joseph Green film maker
1902 Halldór Laxness Iceland, novelist (Salka Valka) (Nobel 1955)
1904 Duncan Renaldo Spain, actor (Cisco Kid)
1904 Leslie French actor/singer (More than a Miracle)
1905 Lord Carew Ireland, judge (dressage)
1906 Marcel Hillaire Cologne Germany, actor (Adventures in Paradise)
1906 Maria Arnoldo [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer
1907 Baroness Dudley
1908 Frederick Hawkins dancer
1908 Herbert Telley British actuary
1909 Thomas Padmore senior civil servant
1911 Ronald Neame director (1st Monday in October, Poseidon Adventure)
1911 Simone Simon France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
1913 Jan Meyerowitz composer
1914 John Hubbard Indiana Harbor IN, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie)
1914 Simone Simon France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
1914 Andrew Martin Lord-Lieutenant (Lechestershire England)
1914 Mitsu Suzuki teacher of tea ceremony at San Francisco Zen Center
1915 Arnold Hall CEO (Hawker Siddeley Group)
1916 Bud Wilkinson college football coach (Oklahoma)
1917 Jacob Kistemaker nuclear physicist (ultra centrifuge)
1918 Anthony Craxton British TV producer
1918 Maurice Druon [Kessel] French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
1919 Dorian Leigh San Antonio TX, model, sister of Suzy Parker
1919 Talivaldis Kenins composer
1920 Eric Yarrow CEO (Clydesdale Bank)
1920 Louis Barron composer
1921 Janet Blair Altoona PA, actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family)
1921 Warren Spahn left-handed pitcher (Boston/Milwaukee Braves)
1922 Boy [Segundo JA] Ecury Aruba, resistance fighter
1922 Diarmuid Downs auto engineer
1923 Avram Davidson American sci-fi writer (Joyleg, Phoenix & the Mirror, Peregrine Primus, Rork!)
1923 James Kirkup travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)
1923 Nathan "Dambuzza" Mdledle singer (played a major role in the evolution of South African music)
1924 Arthur Frackenpohl Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
1924 James Colin Ross Welch columnist/critic
1924 Malcolm Anson CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
1926 James P Donleavy Brooklyn NY, novelist (The Ginger Man, Onion Eaters)
1926 Virgil I [Gus] Grissom astronaut (Liberty Bell 7, Gemini 3)
1926 Richard Laws Master (St Edmunds College Cambridge)
1927 Russell Smith composer
1928 Shirley Temple Black Santa Monica CA, child actress (Heidi)/ambassador (UN)
1928 Bill Cotton CEO (Noel Gay TV)
1928 Okke Jager Dutch theologist/writer/poet
1929 George Steiner professor (English)
1930 Alan Oppenheimer New York NY, actor (6 Million Dollar Man, Eischied)
1930 Michael Bowen Roman Catholic Archbishop (Southwark)
1932 Halston [R Halston Frowick] fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame)
1932 Jim Fixx jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running)
1933 Roger Wittevrongel Flemish painter
1935 David Evans MP
1936 Elias [Etienne Michiels] Flemish painter
1936 Estelle Harris actress (Estelle Castanza-Seinfeld)
1936 John D'Arcy cricketer (New Zealand Test batsman on 1958 England tour)
1936 Joseph Willaert Flemish painter
1936 Roy Orbison Vernon TX, rocker (Oh Pretty Woman, Only The Lonely)
1937 Barry Shepherd cricketer (Australian lefty bat early 60's)
1937 Don Massengale Jackson TX, PGA golfer (1966 Bing Crosby Celebrity)
1937 Victoria Glendinning author (Edith Sitwell A Unicorn Among Lions)
1938 Leonard Ernest John Chant social worker
1938 Russell Hillhouse under-secretary Scottish Office
1938 Steven D Symms (Senator-Republican-ID, 1981- )
1939 David Birney Washington DC, actor (Brigette Loves Bernie, St Elsewhere)
1939 Lee Majors [Harvey Lee Yearly] Wyandotte MI, TV actor (Big Valley, $6,000,000 Man, Fall Guy)
1939 Ray Peterson Denton TX, singer (Tell Laura I Love Her)
1939 William Hagerty editor (People)
1940 Richard Monaco US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)
1941 Ed Stewart British DJ
1941 Hal Daub (Representative-Republican-NE, 1981- )
1943 Herve Villechaize France, "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)
1943 Tony Esposito Ontario Canada, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)
1943 [Gerardus] Bob van Toll actor/interpreter/director (Pastorale 1943)
1943 Carmen von Thyssen Barcelona Spain, Baroness
1943 Hugh Davies composer
1944 Sandra Dee [Alexandra Zuck] Bayonne NJ, actress (Gidget, A Summer Place, Tammy and the Doctor, Imitation of Life)
1944 Niklaus Schilling Basel Germany, director (Dormire, Atem, Rheingold)
1947 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey Ireland, political activist
1947 Saskia [Trudy van den Berg] singer (S & Serge, Spinning Wheel)
1948 Richard Day engineer/development expert
1948 Tessa Wyatt actress (Beast in the Cellar, Wedding Night)
1949 Blair Brown Washington DC, actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd)
1949 John Miles vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
1949 Joyce DeWitt Wheeling WV, actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company)
1949 Walter Sweeney MP
1951 Loek Hermans Dutch MP (VVD)
1952 Lionel Johnston Augusta GA, actor (Sons & Daughters)
1952 Narada Michael Walden Kalamazoo MI, rocker/producer (I Don't Want Nobody Else, I Shoulda Loved Ya)
1952 Tony Maselli (fictional character on "Who's the Boss")
1952 Terry Moor Hartford CT, tennis star
1953 Fred Upton (Representative-Republican-MI)
1953 James Russo New York NY, actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl)
1955 Captain Sensible bassist (Damned-Happy Talk)
1955 Judy Davis Perth Australia, actress (Husbands & Wives)
1955 Mike Smith British DJ
1955 Su Ingle London England, British TV hostess (Tomorrow's World)
1955 Tony Miles chess player
1956 Peter Teravainen Plymouth MA USA, Australasia golfer
1957 Jan Hooks Decatur GA, comedienne actress (Saturday Night Live, Designing Women)
1957 Kathleen Lynch Motueka New Zealand, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1958 Max Planck physicist (Quanta Physics)
1959 Terri Luckhurst LPGA golfer
1960 Steve Clark Hillsborough England, rock guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria)
1960 Valerie Bertinelli Wilmington DE, actress(One Day at a Time, Sydney)/ Mrs Eddie Van Halen
1960 Joseph Martin Mudd Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express)
1963 Benoit Doucet Montréal Québec Canada, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1964 Dan Frischman Whippany NJ, actor (Arvid Engen-Head of the Class)
1964 Gen [Simon Matthews] English pop drummer (Jesus Jones-Zeroes & Ones)
1964 Martin Lopez-Zubero Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200 meter)
1965 Donna Weinbrecht skier (Olympics-gold)
1966 Jacques "Jacq" Koumans soccer player (NAC)
1966 Richard Greenwood Los Angeles CA, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Napa Valley)
1966 Wayne Drinkwalter CFL defensive tackle (British Columbia Lions)
1967 Brent Muscat rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
1967 Melina Kanakaredes Akron OH, actress (Dr Sydney Hanson-Providence, Eleni Andros-Guiding Light)
1967 Rheal Cormier New Brunswick, pitcher (Montréal Expos)
1968 Susan Emily Savastano East Providence RI, Miss Rhode Island-America (1991)
1969 Nadeem Shahid cricketer
1970 Cristiano Caratti Italy, tennis star (1987 Orange Bowl boys doubles)
1970 Frank Temming WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Chuck Adams Pacific Palisades CA, tennis star (1989 USTA Boys)
1972 Rachel Hetherington Port Macquarie New South Wales, golfer (1993 New South Wales champion)
1973 Derek Armstrong Ottawa, NHL center (New York Islanders)
1973 Patrick Poulin Vanier, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1974 Joey Kent wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
1974 Sam Madison cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
1975 Bret Anderson CFL slot back (British Columbia Lions)
1976 Tamas Buday Jr Budapest Hungary, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96)
1981 Gabriella Windsor daughter of English prince Michael

Deaths which occurred on April 23:
0034 Christ crucified, according to Isaac Newton
0303 George knight of Cappadocië/saint/patron of England, beheaded
0871 Ethelred I king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies
0990 Ekkehart II [Palatinus] monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies
0997 Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40
1014 Brian Boru king of Ireland, dies in battle at 87
1014 Sweyn Forkbeard Viking king of England (1013-14), dies
1016 Aethelbred II "the Unready" king of England (979-1016), dies
1416 Blaise/Blasius of Parma Italian astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies
1616 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69
1616 William Shakespeare English author (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet), dies on his 52nd birthday
1625 Maurice of Nassau Prince of Orange, dies at 57
1670 Loreto Vittori composer, dies at 69
1691 Jean-Henri D'Anglebert composer, dies
1695 Henry Vaughan poet (Silex Scintillans), dies at 72
1728 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco composer, dies at 83
1732 Cajetan Kolberer composer, dies at 63
1740 Thomas Tickell poet, dies
1742 Mihael Omerza composer, dies at 62
1762 Johann Samuel Endler composer, dies at 67
1774 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich painter, dies
1786 Alexander Cozens English water colors painter, dies at about 68
1812 Franz Sebastian Haindl composer, dies at 85
1827 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis actress (Phaedra/Lady MacBeth), dies at 65
1838 John W Janssens Governor-General of Cape Colony/Dutch-Indies, dies at 75
1847 Erik Gustaf Geijer composer, dies at 64
1850 William Wordsworth poet, dies at 80
1853 Auguste Laurent chemist, dies
1865 James Dearing US Confederate Brigadier-General, dies at 24
1878 Friedrich Preller landscape painter, dies
1880 Guess Saleh [Sarief Bastaman] Javanese painter, dies
1885 William Henry Holmes composer, dies at 73
1895 Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig physiologist, dies
1897 Clement Harris composer, dies at 25
1905 Karel Komzak composer, dies at 54
1915 Rupert Chawner Brooke English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27
1918 Percy Thomson Dean Lieutenant-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
1925 André Caplet French composer (Le miroir de Jésus), dies at 45
1926 Joseph Pennell artist/author, dies
1929 Rudolf W Nilsen Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28
1942 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear President of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73
1943 Fréderic baron d'Erlanger French composer/banker, dies at 74
1945 Albrecht Haushofer writer, dies at 42
1946 Jesus Castillo composer, dies at 68
1952 Elisabeth Schumann singer, dies
1952 Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Neart] Flemish writer, dies at 60
1955 Robert H Woltjer classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76
1957 William Orlamond actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89
1960 Cornelis Jan Bakkerr Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
1960 Toyohiko Kagawa Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71
1962 Stirling Moss auto racer, killed while racing at 32
1965 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
1969 Krzystzof Komeda composer, dies at 37
1970 Herb Shriner humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
1971 William Tubman President of Liberia (1944-71), dies at 76
1973 Otto Eissfeldt German old testament scholar, dies at 85
1975 Pete Ham rocker (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27
1975 R D Brinkmann writer, dies
1975 William Hartnell actor (Dr Who), dies at 67
1976 James Flavin actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 69
1976 Shimen Ruskin actor (Meyer-Corner Bar), dies at 68
1976 Ronald Radd actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
1978 Will Greer actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons), dies at 76
1980 Jane Froman US singer (JF's USA Canteen), dies at 72
1983 Buster Crabbe 400 meter US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)/actor, dies from a heart attack in Scottsdale AZ at 76
1983 Selena Royale actress (Robot Monster), dies at 78
1984 August "Guus" Oster actor/director (Carrie), dies at 68
1985 Kent Smith actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies at 78
1985 Sam J Ervin Jr (Senator-Democrat-NC), dies at 88
1986 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck] US composer, murdered at 81
1986 Jim Laker cricketer (193 wickets for England at 21 24), dies
1986 Otto Preminger director (Advise & Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79
1988 Arthur Michael Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies
1990 Albert Salmi (Caddyshack), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62
1990 Palmer Deane actor (Still of the Night), dies
1990 Paulette Goddard actress (Hazard), dies of heart failure in Ronco Switzerland at 78
1991 Peter Bailey Graphic designer/calligrapher, dies
1992 Deron Johnson 1965 National League run leader, dies of cancer at 53
1992 Satyajit Ray Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70
1992 Victoria Kellem Lederman model, dies of amyloidosis at 52
1993 Bertus Aafjes poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78
1993 Lalith Athulathmudali Sri Lankan minister, murdered at 59
1994 Cassidy Clinton Cremer author (John Cremer), murdered at 30
1994 Cecile Dreesmann son of Anton Dreesmann, dies at 74
1995 Howard Cosell sportscaster (Monday Night Football), dies at 77
1995 John Stennis (Senator-Democrat-MS), dies at 93
1995 Lonesome Sundown blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
1995 Robert Selby Taylor bishop, dies at 86
1996 Leonard Kuntstat blues discographer, dies at 70
1996 Pamela Lyndon Travers writer (Mary Poppins), dies at 96









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On this day...
1014 King Brian Boru of Ireland beats Danes at Battle of Clontarf
1154 Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
1348 1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of the Garter)
1500 Pedro Álvarez Cabral lands & annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
1504 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
1616 Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
1633 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
1662 Connecticut chartered as an English colony
1705 Richard Steele's "Tender Husband", premieres in London
1723 Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht
1775 The opera "Il Ré Pastore" is produced (Salzburg)
1789 President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York
1795 William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason
1798 Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
1826 Missolonghi captured by Turks
1838 English steamship "Great Western" crossing Atlantic docks in New York NY
1851 Canada issues its 1st postage stamps
1860 Democratic convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery
1861 Arkansas troops seize Fort Smith
1861 Battle of San Antonio TX
1864 Battle of Cane River LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)
1867 Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel
1871 Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay blown up
1878 1st Dutch test drive of steam tram
1881 Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Patience or Bunthorne's Bride" produced in London
1883 John Heemskerk Azn forms Dutch government
1891 Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
1896 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st demonstrated (Koster & Bial's Music Hall, NYC)
1900 1st known occurrence of word "hillbillie" (New York Journal)
1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) win their 1st game beating Washington Senators 7-2
1904 American Academy of Arts & Letters forms
1908 Denmark, Germany, England, France, Netherlands & Sweden signs North Sea accord
1910 International Exhibition opens in Brussels
1915 ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA)
1916 Lord Dunsany's "Night at an Inn", premieres in NYC
1918 Battle of Zeebrugge ends
1918 Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea
1918 National Urban League forms
1919 Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
1920 Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets, in Ankara
1921 Charles Paddock runs world record 100 meter (10.4 seconds)
1924 British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
1925 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
1925 Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon
1933 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
1936 Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win
1938 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
1939 1st performance of Béla Bartók's 2nd Concerto for violin
1939 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st homerun
1940 Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez MS)
1940 New York Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert
1941 Greece Army surrenders to German Nazi's RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt
1942 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1943 British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta
1945 Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated
1945 US troops in Italy cross river Po
1946 Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1948 KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
1949 Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in San Francisco
1949 Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing
1949 Netherlands annexes Elten & Tudderen
1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phillies 6, Braves 5)
1950 4th NBA Championship Minneapolis Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2
1950 Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island
1950 Stanley Cup Detroit Red Wings beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
1952 Bob Cain of St Louis Browns & Bob Feller of Cleveland Indians each pitch a one-hitter
1952 New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only homerun
1952 Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
1953 General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
1953 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
1954 NBA adopts the 24-second shot clock rule
1955 "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
1955 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open
1956 US Supreme court ends race segregation on buses
1958 Gil Hodges hits his 300th homerun & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game
1959 "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 performances
1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
1960 1st performance of Ferde Grofé's "San Francisco Suite"
1961 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1962 New York Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1
1962 Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
1962 1st US satellite to reach the moon launched
1963 Jerry Bock & S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me", premieres at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 performances
1964 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Cincinnati Reds win 1-0
1964 James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie", premieres in NYC
1964 New York State Theater opens
1965 Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
1967 Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty when its parachute lines became tangled and the parachutes failed to open properly upon return to Earth
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 United Methodist Church forms
1968 "I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 7 performances
1968 1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 pence)
1969 Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province China
1969 Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
1969 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
1969 Los Angeles Laker Jerry West scores 53 points
1971 Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike
1971 Soyuz 10 launched; soft docked with Salyut 1
1972 Apollo 16 astronauts explore Moon surface
1972 26th Tony Awards Sticks & Bones & 2 Gentlemen of Verona win
1972 Betty Burfeind wins LPGA Birmingham Centennital Golf Classic
1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1975 Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land", premieres in London
1977 Czechoslovakian chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10
1977 Dr Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
1977 ADO The Hague soccer team forms
1977 Military workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
1978 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
1978 Cincinnati Red Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 cons errorless games at 2nd
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
1983 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143 vs Sri Lanka
1984 AIDS-virus identified (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
1985 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
1985 New Coke debuts
1985 Philadelphia Flyers 5-New York Islanders 3-Patrick Division Finals-Flyers hold 3-0 lead
1985 Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
1986 Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking
1986 Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60 meter indoor (7 seconds)
1987 28 construction workers killed in an apartment building collapse in Bridgeport CT
1987 New Jersey Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY
1988 A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
1988 Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hours or less
1988 Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47:06)
1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Los Angeles Laker
1989 Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
1989 Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
1989 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning
1990 11th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1991 Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off
1991 Gordon Greenidge scores 223 vs Australia, his last Test Cricket knock at home
1991 USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions
1992 "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
1992 Marion Berry (former mayor of Washington DC) is released from prison
1992 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
1993 Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia
1993 Mötley Crüe's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn
1993 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy", premieres in NYC
1994 Army shoots to death 23-40 fishermen in Gonaives Haiti
1994 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Norm Duke
1994 Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of New York
1995 Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
1995 President Bill Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City bombing victims
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM
1996 Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-takes in $34.5 million
1997 "Titanic", opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
1997 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards LeAnn Rines, Brooks & Dunn win

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Bermuda : Peppercorn Day
Turkey : National Sovereignty Day/Children's Day (1923)

Religious Observances
Ancient Rome : Vinalia (grape harvest), honoring Jupiter
Roman Catholic : Memorial of St George, dragon slayer, patron of England (optional)
Lutheran : Commemoration of Toyohiko Kagawa, renewer of society

Religious History
33 Christian tradition says the Jesus Christ, crucified three days earlier, was raised from the dead -- marking this date as the very first Easter.
1586 Birth of Martin Rinkart, German clergyman and Latin scholar. Rinkart, a prolific writer, penned the German hymn which begins: "Nun danket alle Gott..." ("Now Thank We All Our God").
1779 Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: '"What Thou wilt, when Thou wilt, how Thou wilt." I had rather speak these three sentences from my heart in my mother tongue than be master of all the languages in Europe.'
1789 What is believed to have been the first Catholic newspaper in America, "The Courier de Boston" published its first issue. (The periodical lasted only until October 15th of this same year.)
1968 In Dallas, the 10.3 million-member Methodist and the 750 thousand-member Evangelical United Brethren churches joined together to form the United Methodist Church. The merger made this the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States (after the Southern Baptists).

Thought for the day :
"If you bow at all, bow low."
10 posted on 04/23/2003 5:08:10 AM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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To: 2LT Radix jr; Radix
2LT Radix jr
We await your safe return from the war.
We Thank You for your service to our country.
We look forward to the day that you can post in the Canteen alongside your father.

11 posted on 04/23/2003 5:18:12 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Radix
Thanks for providing todays entertainment for our military visitors.
12 posted on 04/23/2003 5:21:02 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (ATTENTION: Make sure you have a pair of clean socks Saturday.)
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To: tomkow6; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; JohnHuang2
Mornin', everybody ! Happy Pancakes !

63 degrees right now, and headin' for around 73 today. Possible Thunder-bumpers (showers) . . .

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

13 posted on 04/23/2003 5:45:09 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !:
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Radix
Yeah those pancakes will sure taste good after the four mile run they just took us on! whew! Look out desert here I come!
14 posted on 04/23/2003 5:53:15 AM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: txradioguy; Radix; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; MeeknMing; Severa; bkwells; tomkow6; ...

Glad you found your way to the Canteen today -

15 posted on 04/23/2003 6:03:07 AM PDT by southerngrit
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To: southerngrit
Morning, Ma! How's my kid sis & her hubby doin'?
16 posted on 04/23/2003 6:09:03 AM PDT by tomkow6 (....................................................All your taglines are belong to us)
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To: tomkow6; Radix; MoJo2001; LaDivaLoca; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; bkwells; beachn4fun; ...
Beth sends her FRegards. When the compressor blew on her AC last Saturday the power surge managed to fry her 'puter, too.

The good news is that she has a new compressor. The bad news is that she had to choose between buying a new computer and/or replacing the air conditioner. Since we live in Louisiana...

She'll be back online soon, I hope.

17 posted on 04/23/2003 6:10:45 AM PDT by southerngrit
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To: tomkow6
Beth's hubby's doing well. Nothing to the surgery (sez he!). Mainly griping cause he keeps tripping over all the kittens running around!

Gotta run - late for work as usual.

Y'all have fun.

18 posted on 04/23/2003 6:12:37 AM PDT by southerngrit
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To: txradioguy
"Yeah those pancakes will sure taste good after the four mile run they just took us on!
whew! Look out desert here I come! "

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop in the Canteen.
Thank You for your service to our country.
19 posted on 04/23/2003 6:27:49 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (ATTENTION: Make sure you have a pair of clean socks Saturday.)
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To: Radix
Pancakes! YUM! There goes the ol' diet. Actually, I'll have to stick to lite wheat bread and fat free spray butter with low-sugar jam. But the company's good anyway! LOL! How's everyone today?
20 posted on 04/23/2003 6:41:05 AM PDT by sneakers
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