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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ May 14 2003
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Posted on 05/14/2003 2:13:48 AM PDT by Radix

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Pancakes on Wednesdays
Welcome to Pancakes on Wednesdays.

Wednesday May 14, 2003


Here is an amalgamation of trivial facts and seemingly useless data.

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2 entries found for Wednesday
Main Entry: Wednes•day
Pronunciation: 'wenz-dE, -(")dA; British also 'we-d&nz-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wOdnesdæg (akin to Old Norse Othinsdagr Wednesday); akin to Old English WOden Odin and dæg day
Date: before 12th century
: the fourth day of the week
- Wednes•days
/-dEz, -(")dAz/ adverb
Today's Wednesday field trip
Coffee with pancakes
May 14, 1948

May 14, 1948 - Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent State of Israel.

British rule in in Palestine came to an end.

1998 - The final episode of the TV series "Seinfeld" aired after nine years on NBC

1998 - The Associated Press marked its 150th anniversary.

1998 - Frank Sinatra died after a heart attack at the age of 82.

1998 - George Michael pled no contest to committing a lewd act in a park restroom

1998 - Pat DiNizio, of the Smithereens, launched his first solo tour in Pontiac, MI.

Nothing, Definitely nothing  
Pancakes, Definitely pancakes  
Don't forget the maple syrup has to be at the table first on the right.
Pancakes Wednesdays



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1 posted on 05/14/2003 2:13:48 AM PDT by Radix
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; southerngrit; TEXOKIE; The Mayor; Petruchio; ..
Pancakes are ready!
2 posted on 05/14/2003 2:15:51 AM PDT by Radix (Get your Tag Lines out. Tom Kow no stealing today!)
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To: Radix
Good morning Radix and all.

3 posted on 05/14/2003 2:16:57 AM PDT by Aeronaut (This space intentionally left blank.)
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4 posted on 05/14/2003 4:15:31 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...........Radix spelled sideways is Rxida............................What does it all mean?)
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To: Radix; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; bkwells; rwgal; beachn4fun; ...

Good morning, Radix! Good morning, Canteen Crew! Good morning, EVERYBODY!




5 posted on 05/14/2003 4:19:27 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...........Tag Lines=Stealing....spelled sideways...............What does it all mean?)
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6 posted on 05/14/2003 4:21:22 AM PDT by tomkow6 (This is my tag line, there are many like it, but this one is mine....I stole this tag line)
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To: Radix
Good Morning Radix and thanks for the pancakes!

Good Morning to our military and all the Canteen Crew.

Warm up exercise for this morning . . . . .

Mood Rings Anyone?

A woman was overheard telling her friend "My husband, not happy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods.

When I'm in a good mood it turns green. When I'm in a bad mood it leaves a big friggin red mark on his forehead.
Maybe next time he'll buy me a diamond !!!!"
7 posted on 05/14/2003 4:22:59 AM PDT by SouthernHawk
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To: Radix; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; bkwells; rwgal; beachn4fun; ...
Today's FEEBLE attempt at humor:

Jesus, Moses and an Old Man with a long gray beard in overalls were playing golf. Moses tees off and his ball lands 5 inches from the hole.

"Nice shot Moses", says Jesus.
Next, Jesus tees off. His ball lands 2 inches from the hole.
"Well you were closer that I was", said Moses.

Next the old man tees off. As he is chewing on a piece of straw he watches his ball head straight for the water hazard where it is immediately swallowed by a fish. Just as the fish jumps up to swallow the ball an eagle swoops down and grabs the fish. As the eagle is flying away, a lightening bolt strikes him and he drops the fish. The fish lands about 10 inches from the hole and the ball pops out and rolls right into the hole.
Jesus looks back and says,

"Nice shot Dad."
8 posted on 05/14/2003 4:26:21 AM PDT by tomkow6 (This is my tag line, there are many like it, but this one is mine....I stole this tag line)
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To: Radix

9 posted on 05/14/2003 4:28:16 AM PDT by tomkow6 (......................................Radix feeds his tag lines JUNK FOOD...........................)
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To: Radix

Anything but PANCAKES!






10 posted on 05/14/2003 4:45:32 AM PDT by tomkow6 (......................................Radix feeds his tag lines JUNK FOOD...........................)
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To: Radix
On this Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on May 14:
1316 Charles IV king of Bohemia (1346-78)/emperor (1355-78)
1652 Johann Philipp Fortsch composer
1679 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow Danish astronomer
1686 Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit Germany, inventor (thermometer)
1707 Antonio Teixeira composer
1710 Adolf Frederik king of Sweden (1751-70)
1727 Thomas Gainsborough England, baptized, artist (The Blue Boy)
1771 Robert Owen England, factory owner/socialist
1780 Auguste De Polignac premier France (Réponse à mes adversaires)
1781 Friedrich von Raumer German historian/parliamentarian
1798 Frantisek Palacky Czechoslovakia, historian
1805 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann composer
1816 Gualtiero Sanelli composer
1830 George Pierce Doles Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1836 James Patrick Major Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877
1846 Arnold Kerdijk Dutch liberal politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
1846 Pieter W A Cort van de Linden Dutch premier (1913-18)
1864 Eleanor Everest Freer composer
1867 Kurt Eisner German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)
1870 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski composer
1881 Ed Walsh pitcher, whose lifetime ERA of 1.82 is the lowest ever
1881 Julian Eltinge [William Dalton] Newtonville MA, vaudeville star/greatest female impersonator
1883 Jan Olieslagers Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil)
1885 Otto Klemperer Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
1888 Miles Mander Wolverhampton England, actor (Tower of London)
1891 Egon Kornauth composer
1892 Arthur Vincent Lourie composer
1892 Felix Petyrek composer
1893 Ivan Alexandrovich Vishnegradsky composer
1895 Lew Lehr Philadelphia PA, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One)
1895 Renato Lunelli composer
1897 Sidney Bechet US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader
1898 Bonifacio Gil Garcia composer
1898 Zutty Singleton US jazz drummer
19-- Eric Peterson rocker (Testament-Souls of Black)
1900 Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny] New York NY, actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride)
1900 Leo Smit composer
1906 Hastings Kamuzu Banda President of Malawi (1964-94)
1906 James Flavin Portland ME, actor (Man With a Camera)
1907 Dick Bentley entertainer
1907 Mohammed Ayub Khan general/premier/President (Pakistan)
1909 Vladimir Alatortsev USSR, International Chess Master (1950)
1911 Hans Vogt composer
1911 J Borremans Belgian politician (communist)/MP
1912 Marguerite Fawdry museum curator
1915 Harry Joseph Chick Daugherty trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
1917 Herta Ryder literary agent
1917 Lou Harrison Portland OR, composer (Rapunzel)
1918 Arthur McIntyre cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
1919 Heloise columnist (Heloise & her helpful hints)
1919 Maarten Vrolijk Dutch socialist-democrat party minister (CRM 1965-66)
1922 Agha Hasan Abedi banker
1922 Richard Deacon actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1923 Diane Arbus [Nemerov] New York NY, photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar, Nudists)
1924 Joly Braga Santos composer
1925 Patrice Munsel Spokane WA, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show)
1925 Tristram Ogilvie Cary composer
1926 Cestmir Gregor composer
1926 Eric Morecambe London, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace)
1927 Shirley Spork LPGA golfer
1929 Vladimir Antoshin USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
1930 Edward V "Ned" Regan Planfield NJ, (Controller-R-NY, 1978- )
1930 Phillipo Seed social work academic
1931 Alvin Augustus Lucier Jr composer
1933 John Mortimore cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
1933 Lajos Kovacs Hungary, actor (Wings of Desire)
1934 Frederik von Pallandt singer
1936 Bobby Darin [Walden Waldo Cassotto] Bronx NY, singer (Mack the Knife)
1937 Dick Howser shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (Kansas City Royals)
1937 Eric Herfst Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)
1937 Peter Frederic Williams composer
1939 M N Fathulin cosmonaut
1940 Chay Blyth English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)
1941 Nasim-ul-Ghani cricketer (Pakistan left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
1942 Byron L Dorgan (Representative-D-ND, 1981- )
1942 Gerald Mark Shapiro composer
1942 Lord McAlpine English contractor/multi-millionaire
1942 Tony Perez baseball player
1943 Alan B Mollohan (Representative-D-WV, 1983- )
1943 Dereck "Lek" Leckenby Leeds England, guitarist (Herman's Hermits-There's a Kind of Hush, Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter)
1943 Elizabeth Ray Marshall NC, congressman Wilbur Mills' lover
1943 Jack Bruce Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
1944 Francesca Annis London England, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune, Cleopatra, Flipper's New Adventures)
1944 Gene Cornish Ottawa, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals)
1944 George Lucas Modesto CA, director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones)
1944 Troy Shondell rocker (Many Sides of Troy Shondell)
1946 Alan David Marks pianist/composer
1946 Robert Jarvik surgeon/inventor (Jarvik 7 artificial heart)
1947 Al Ciner Chicago IL, rock guitarist (American Breed)
1947 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow baseball pitcher (New York Yankees)
1947 Karin Struck writer
1947 Tamara Dobson Baltimore MD, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones)
1948 Bob Woolmer cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
1948 Dave LaRoche baseball pitcher (New York Yankees)
1948 Robert Zemeckis director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future)
1948 Walter Olkewicz Bayonne NJ, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors)
1950 Mark Blum Newark NJ, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio)
1951 Jay Beckenstein saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1951 Season (Susan) Hubley New York NY, actress (PrettyKill, Vice Squad, Hardcore)
1952 David Byrne Dunbartin Scotand, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads-Psycho Killer)
1952 Donald R McMonagle Flint MI, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66)
1952 M J Smith LPGA golfer
1953 Bill Meek Upland PA, prone rifle (Olympics-1996)
1953 Tom Cochrane Toronto Canada, rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider)
1955 [Jose] Dennis Martinez Nicaragua, pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians)
1955 Peter Kirsten cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)
1956 Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw US, sci-fi author (Hawk of May)
1956 Steve Hogarth Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
1957 William G Gregory Lockport NY, Major USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
1959 Connie Brighton Wichita Falls TX, playmate (Sept, 1982)
1959 Mike Quick NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
1959 Patrick Bruel Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
1960 Carlyle Best cricketer (West Indies batsman late 80's)
1960 Frank Nobilo Auckland New Zealand, Australasia golfer
1961 Tim Roth London England, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo)
1962 C C Deville rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
1962 Ian Astbury Heswall Merseyside England, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
1962 Martin Rongen Dutch pop drummer (Rowwen Hèze-Boem)
1963 Pat Borders Columbus OH, catcher (California Angels)
1964 James M Kelly Burlington IA, Captain USAF/astronaut
1964 Nancy Sorel actress (Generations, Black Foix)
1965 Curt Harnett Toronto Ontario, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96)
1965 Dave Widell NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1965 Joey Cora Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
1965 Kelvin Martin NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
1966 Fab[rice] Marvan France, Lip Syncher (Milli Vanilli)
1966 Leroy Blugh CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
1966 Mark Jackson NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
1966 Pooh Richardson NBA guard (Los Angeles Clippers)
1967 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown Des Moines IA, 400 meter runner
1967 Shaun Creighton Australian distance runner (Olympics-96)
1967 Tony Siragusa NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens)
1967 Valeria Marini Rome Italy, sports commentator (Italian Soccer)
1968 Hiroshi Matsuura hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1969 David William Wood Boston MA, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)
1970 Natasha Ryan Los Angeles CA, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man)
1970 Sylvester Stanley WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
1971 Raphael Wiggins Oakland CA, rapper (Lifelines)
1972 Chad Cascadden NFL linebacker (New York Jets)
1973 John Davis WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1973 Shanice [Wilson] Pittsburgh PA, vocalist (Discovery, Loving You)
1973 Voshon Lenard NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1974 Ken Belanger Sault-Ste-Marie CA, NHL left wing (New York Islanders)
1974 Keram Malichi-Sanchez actor (No Contest, Catwalk, Boulevard)
1975 Carmen Klomp Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1976 Terrance Cauthen Trenton NJ, lightweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1977 Anca Barna Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
1977 Cesarina Mejia Miss Dominican Republic Universe (1997)
1977 Jayna Hefford ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics-98)
1978 Heather Brink Lincoln NE, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1983 Amber Tamblyn Santa Monica CA, actress (Emily Bowen-General Hospital)

Deaths which occurred on May 14:
0347 Pachomius Egyptian monastery founder/abbot (Coenobieten), dies
0649 Theodore Greek Pope (642-49) (excommunicated by Paul II), dies
0964 John XII [Octavianus] Pope (955-64), dies
1565 Nicolaus von Amsdorf German reform theologist, dies
1610 Henry IV 1st Bourbon-king of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56
1643 Louis XIII king of France (1610-43), dies at 41
1667 Georges de Scudéry French writer (Alaric ou Rome Vaincue), dies at 65
1726 John B Wellekens poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies
1726 Moshe Darshan Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies
1742 Dominique Marie Valet French Roman Catholic/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
1761 Thomas Simpson English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50
1801 Johann Ernst Altenburg composer, dies at 66
1820 Paul Friedrich Struck composer, dies at 43
1832 John van Speijk Dutch heroic sailor, buried
1833 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow composer, dies at 88
1847 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel composer, dies at 41
1863 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent composer, dies at 46
1864 William N Green Jr Union Brigadier-General, dies
1870 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera composer, dies at 69
1877 John Roberts composer, dies at 54
1893 Earnest E Kummer German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83
1893 Johan T Buys Dutch lawyer, dies at 65
1904 Richard Hol Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78
1912 August Strindberg Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
1912 Frederik VIII King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68
1925 Henry Rider Haggard English writer (Dawn, She), dies
1936 Edmond Allenby English fieldmarshal in Egypt, dies at 74
1936 Samuel Pl'h Naber spy/librarian, dies at 71
1938 Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans actor (Ghetto), dies at 81
1940 Eddy [Charles E] du Platform writer/poet, dies
1940 Emma Goldman US anarchists/feminist/author (Living My Life), dies
1940 Jacob van Gelderen economist/sociologist/SDAP-2nd-Chamber, dies at 49
1940 Menno ter Braak Dutch writer (Forum, New Elite), suicide at 38
1947 John Ray Sinnock US chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59
1953 Yasuo Kuniyoshi Japans/US painter/etcher, dies at 59
1955 Betty Ann Davies dies at 44
1959 Sidney Bechet US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62
1965 Frances Perkins US 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83
1966 Georgia Camp Johnson US poet/playwright, dies at 88
1966 Megan Lloyd George English politician, dies at 64
1968 Husband Edward Kimmel commandant US Ocean fleet WWII, dies at 86
1969 Enid Bennett silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
1970 Billie Burke comedienne (Glinda-Wizard of Oz), dies at 84
1976 Keith Relf rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted while tuning his guitarat 33
1978 William Powell Lear inventor of Lear Jet, dies in Reno NV
1979 Paul van 't Veeer Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57
1980 Hugh Griffith actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
1980 Wilhelm Weismann composer, dies at 79
1982 Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar Belgian minister/ambassador, dies
1982 Hugh Beaumont actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73
1983 Miguel Aleman Valdes attorney/President of México (1946-52), dies at 80
1984 Larry Stock songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies
1985 Mohammed Munir Indonesian worker's union leader, executed
1985 Selma Diamond comedienne (Selma-Night Court), dies at 64
1987 Rita Hayworth actress (Gilda), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68
1988 Willem Drees PM of Netherlands (1948-58), dies at 101
1990 Andre Ameller composer, dies at 78
1991 Ast Fonteyne Flemish lecture artist, dies
1991 Herman Niels Flemish radio director, dies
1991 Jiang Qing widow of Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung, commits suicide
1991 John Edward Craven dies
1991 Shintaro Abe minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies
1992 Lyle Alzado NFL defense linesman (Raiders), dies of cancer at 43
1993 Patrick Haemers Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
1993 William Randolph Hearst US newspaper magnate (Pulitzer), dies at 85
1994 Leonard Teale Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
1995 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64
1996 Edqard John Gurney politician, dies at 82
1996 Qazaleh Alizadeh writer, dies at 48
1996 Sritharan Jeganathan cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
1996 Vera Chapman writer, dies at 98
1997 Harry Blackstone Jr magician, dies of cancer at 62
1997 Laurie Lee writer, dies at 42
1997 Princess Caradja-Kretzulesco descendant of Dracula, dies at 76
1997 Thelma Carpenter singer, dies at 76
1998 Frank [Francis Albert] Sinatra singer/actor, dies from heart & kidney disease, bladder cancer, senility at 82








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On this day...
0649 Theodore I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1004 Henry II the Saint crowned as king of Italy
1027 Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France
1264 Baron's War fought in England
1264 Battle at Lewes: Simon van Leicester beats English king Henry III
1509 Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venitians in Northern Italy
1576 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
1590 Battle at Ivry: French king Henri IV beats Catholic League
1607 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown VA
1638 Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon
1643 Louis XIV (4) becomes king of France
1664 Turkish great Köprülü attacks 120,000 Donau soldiers
1702 England & Netherlands declares war on France & Spain
1702 Swedish troops under King Charles XII occupy Warsaw
1767 British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
1787 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
1796 1st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner
1800 Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar
1804 Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for the Pacific Coast
1811 Paraguay gains independence from Spain (National Day)
1832 Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" premieres
1835 Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile
1842 1st edition of London Illustrated News
1845 Utrecht-Arnhem Railway opens
1853 Gail Borden patents his process for condensed milk
1862 Adolphe Nicole of Switzerland patents the chronograph
1863 Battle of Jackson MS
1864 Battle of Reseca GA -Atlanta- (2nd day)
1874 Harvard beats University of McGill (Montréal) in football, 3-0
1878 Vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)
1884 Anti-Monopoly party forms in the US
1885 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson aboard Joe Cotton wins in 2:37¼
1886 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36½
1888 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington aboard MacBeth II wins in 2:38¼
1890 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
1892 Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
1894 Fire in the Boston bleachers spreads to 170 adjoining buildings
1896 Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10ºF - Climax CO)
1897 Great-Britain signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
1903 President Theodore Roosevelt visits San Fransisco
1904 1st Olympics in the US are held (St Louis)
1905 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
1906 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
1908 1st passenger flight in an airplane
1910 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
1913 French Hals museum opens in Harleem Netherlands
1913 Washington Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
1914 Chicago's Jim Scott no-hits Cleveland, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0
1918 Indians' Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19)
1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington DC
1919 45th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
1919 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta
1920 Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
1920 Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
1921 Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death
1921 Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliament seats
1927 "Ain't She Sweet?" hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Ben Bernie
1927 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
1928 John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg
1932 "We Want Beer!" parade in New York
1935 Los Angeles' Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
1935 Plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies independence agreement
1938 64th Preakness: Maurice Peters aboard Dauber wins in 1:59.8
1938 English soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
1940 Admiral Furstner departs to England
1940 Boston's Jimmie Foxx homerun goes over Comiskey Park's left field roof
1940 German breakthrough at Sedan
1940 Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production
1940 Nazi bombs Rotterdam (600-900 dead), Netherlands surrender to Germany
1941 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested
1942 US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded
1944 91 German bombers harass Bristol
1944 British troops occupy Kohima
1945 Kamikaze-Zero strikes US aircraft carrier Enterprise
1945 US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered
1946 Paul Hindemith's "For Those We Love" premieres
1948 Israeli Radio Station Kol Yisrael's 1st broadcast
1948 Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem
1948 PM David Ben-Gurion establishes State of Israel
1948 US grants Israel de facto recognition
1948 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1948 WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 "Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances
1949 75th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56
1949 Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral
1950 Pittsburgh Johnny Hopp goes 6 for 6 including 2 homeruns
1951 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
1951 Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley" premieres at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
1954 Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months
1955 US performs nuclear test in Pacific Ocean
1955 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
1957 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances
1960 "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
1960 USSR launch 1st (unmanned) space capsule
1960 Virgil Thomson's "Missa Pro Defunctis" premieres in Pottstown NY
1961 Bus with 1st group of Freedom Riders bombed & burned in Alabama
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open
1962 Ex-President Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
1962 Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations
1964 Underground America Day is 1st observed
1965 2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes
1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 "A Lover's Concerto" by Mrs Miller hits #95
1966 1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (New Jersey)
1967 Mickey Mantle's 500th homerun off Oriole's Stu Miller
1967 Pirate Radio Station 270 (England) closes down
1968 Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
1968 Czechoslovakian Government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubcek
1968 RAF-leader Andreas Baader sentenced to 3 years in West Berlin
1969 Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
1969 Last Chevrolet Corvair built
1970 Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State University, Mississippi)
1970 Harry A Blackmun appointed to the Supreme Court
1970 NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
1970 RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
1972 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton
1972 In Willie Mays 1st game as a New York Met his homer beats the San Fransisco Giants, 5-4
1973 Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV
1973 Skylab launched, the 1st Space Station
1973 US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military
1974 Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed
1975 Dynamo Kiev wins 15th Europe Cup II
1975 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
1975 US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter
1976 Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast
1977 English football international Bobby Moore retires
1977 Kansas City Royals Jim Colborn no-hits the Texas Rangers, 6-0
1977 Netherlands State Delta Kappa Gamma Society forms
1977 Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1978 "Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1980 "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
1980 Bucky Dent hits an inside the park homerun, Royals walk 14 Yankees including 5 with bases loaded, Yankees win 16-3
1980 Department of Health & Human Services begins operation
1980 Valencia wins 20th Europe Cup II
1981 35th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
1981 NASA launches space vehicle S-192
1982 Guinea adopts constitution
1983 "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
1983 Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
1984 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama wins
1986 Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary
1986 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th homerun passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
1987 "Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
1987 Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
1988 "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
1988 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cardinals lose to the Atlanta Braves 7-5 in 19 innings
1989 "Moonlighting", TV Crime Drama, last airs on ABC
1989 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
1989 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
1989 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1989 Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square
1989 Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs
1990 46th time opposing pitchers hit homerun, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53
1991 42 die in a train collision is Japan
1991 Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA
1991 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for complicity in kidnapping & beating of four youths, one of whom died, She is freed pending appeal
1991 World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs
1992 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Cindy Coburn-Carroll
1994 Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
1994 FA cup final at Wembley Stadium London
1994 Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds Darnay Hoffman (46)
1995 "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
1995 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins
1995 Dalai Lama proclaims 6-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's 2nd most senior spiritual leader
1995 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career homerun (ties for 18th)
1996 New York Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
1997 Baseball's Exec Council suspends New York Yankee owner George Steinbrenner
1998 Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2 million for 30 seconds)

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

Guinea : Guinea Democratic Party Anniversary
Liberia : Unification Day/Integration Day
Malawi : Kamuzu Day
Paraguay : Independence Day (1811)
Philippines : Carabao Festival/Constitution Day/Feast of St Isidro
US : Mother's Day, give her a call today - - - - - ( Sunday )
Ireland : Feis Ceoil music festival (1897) - - - - - ( Monday )
US : Native American/Indian Day - - - - - ( Saturday )

Religious Observances
Christian : St Matthias, apostle
Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Boniface, martyr

Religious History
1607 In Virginia, on the first Sunday after the arrival of the Jamestown Expedition, Anglican priest Robert Hunt, 39, held the first Anglican service in the New World. Named chaplain of the expedition to Jamestown, Hunt was also the first Anglican priest to come to America.
1932 Death of John Hughes, 59, Welsh rail official and church worker. During his life, Hughes composed a number of hymns, including CWM RHONDDA, to which the Church today still sings "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah."
1948 After nineteen centuries of enforced exile, the Jewish people regained their homeland when the State of Israel was formally proclaimed in Tel Aviv. On this same date, the U.S. became the first world nation to recognize the newly-refounded state of Israel.
1950 American missionary and martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: 'To believe is to act as though a thing were so. Merely saying a thing is so is no proof of my believing it.'
1974 In the Anglican Church in England, the Rev. F. Donald Coggan, 64, was named the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury by Queen Elizabeth II, succeeding former Archbishop Michael Ramsey.

Thought for the day :
"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know."
11 posted on 05/14/2003 4:57:39 AM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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To: Radix; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; Iowa Granny; Ragtime Cowgirl; SK1 Thurman; SevenofNine; zip; ...
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 remain 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.

To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
no matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

Click on a service emblem to send an online
Thank You to a service man or woman in any branch.

Air Force

12 posted on 05/14/2003 4:59:27 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Radix; All

13 posted on 05/14/2003 5:02:55 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Can you dunk pancakes in your coffee?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
(Can you dunk pancakes in your coffee?)

I've made some that came out that hard. Bachelor cooking.

14 posted on 05/14/2003 6:26:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SK1 Thurman; MoJo2001; LaDivaLoca; beachn4fun; Iowa Granny; Teacup; boxerblues; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen

15 posted on 05/14/2003 6:29:55 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Flowers with your pancake breakfast!)
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To: Radix; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LaDivaLoca; JohnHuang2
Mornin', everybody ! Happy Wednesday !

72 degrees as I post this.

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

16 posted on 05/14/2003 6:30:22 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !:
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To: Admin Moderator
Could you change the date of the thread to May 14.
Thank You!
17 posted on 05/14/2003 6:34:00 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Radix

Wednesday's weird warship, HMS Nelson

Nelson class battleship
Displacement. 34,44o t.
Lenght. 660'
Beam. 106'
Draft. 31'6"
Speed. 23 k.
Complement 1314
Armament. 9 16"; 12 6"; 6 4.7" (as built)

HMS Nelson was built by Armstrong and launched in September 1925. During the Second World War, Nelson was in the Home fleet from 1939-1942, and in 1943 she was in Force "H". Nelson was mined off the Scottish coast in December of 1939 and was under repair until June of 1940. She was struck by an Italian aerial torpedo on 27th September 1941 and under repair until April 1942. HMS Nelson saw service in he Mediterranean up to 1943, she again saw service off Normandy where she was again mined on 18th June 1944. Repairs were carried out in Philadelphia, HMS Nelson then saw service in the Indian Ocean in operations off the Malayan coast, returning home in November 1945 she was scrapped on 15 March 1949 at Inverkeithing.

When the Washington Naval Treaty was signed, only the United States and Japan had 16 inch gunned battleships. Britain was therefore allowed to build two 16in gunned battleships, but their maximum standard displacement was fixed at 35,360 tonnes. The HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney were the result. The three 16in triple turrets were mounted forward, and the bridge moved aft to shorten the hull, armour belt and deck to save weight. The beam was restricted to 106ft by the dimensions of existing drydocks. For the first time on a British battleship an all-or-nothing protection system was adopted and the inclined armour belt was fitted about 25ft inboard, above the torpedo bulkhead. The outer part of the hull could be filled with water to improve the shock loading, and restrict damage. The secondary armament was concentrated aft, and consisted of six twin 6in turrets. For the period a powerful AA armament was mounted. To save weight a twin-screw arrangement was adopted, and although Nelson and Rodney had a small turning circle, the use of twin-screws, the long fo'c's'le and the tall tower bridge (adopted for the first time in a battleship) made them very unhandy ships. Also the triple 16in turrets proved troublesome, and the 16in gun itself was something of a disappointment when compared with the excellent British 15in gun. However, Nelson and Rodney were very powerful ships.

The all big gun forward arrangement was never repeated in British or any other navy's battleships, except for the french, who adopted it for all of their post WWI battleships. Go figure.

Big guns in action!

18 posted on 05/14/2003 6:43:43 AM PDT by aomagrat (IYAOYAS)
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To: MoJo2001; All
On my way to work.
WOO HOO It's "my Friday"
MoJo2001 asked me to post this for her.


To not bog down the thread, please click on the link
provided for some festive patriotic and inspiring songs
for our heroes and their families!!

All American Soldier

Dog-Faced Soldier

Anchors Aweigh

Armed Forces Medley


Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Lee Greenwood

Stars and Stripes Forever

Wild Blue Yonder And Halls Of Montezuma

Who's Next (by our very own Freeper Vetnet! Woohoo!)

Yankee Doodle

USMC Cadence Rock

God Bless America (Kate Smith version)

America The Beautiful (Ray Charles Version)

The Star Spangled Banner

Hail To The Chief

Courtesy Of The Red, White, and Blue (An Angry American)

Have You Forgotten

Enjoy the music!!

19 posted on 05/14/2003 6:50:37 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; LindaSOG; Radix; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; bkwells; ...

No pancakes for me!

20 posted on 05/14/2003 7:30:14 AM PDT by tomkow6 (......................................Radix feeds his tag lines JUNK FOOD...........................)
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