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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pancakes on Wednesday ~ 21 May 2003
FRiends of the USO Canteen ~ Radix

Posted on 05/20/2003 11:53:26 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!

Pancakes on Wednesdays
Mary Mae!

Welcome to Pancakes on Wednesdays.

Wednesday May 21, 2003

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

Do not forget to hit the hyperlinks.

We have links, lots of them.

Look it up!

One entry found for radix
Main Entry: ra•dix Say what?
Pronunciation: 'rA-diks
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ra•di•ces We got your plurals! /'rA-d&-"sEz, 'ra-/;
ra•dix•es You say tomato... I say tomatoe /'rA-dik-s&z/
Etymology: Latin, root -- more at ROOT
Date: 1798
1 : the base of a number system or of logarithms
2 : the primary source

Wednesday 21 May 1980 - The movie "The Empire Strikes Back" was released

May the Force be with you.

The Deleted Scene  

A furious lightsaber duel is underway. DARTH VADER is backing LUKE SKYWALKER towards the end of the gantry. A quick move by Vader, chops off Luke's hand! It goes spinning off into the ventilation shaft. Luke backs away. He looks around, but realizes there's nowhere to go but straight down.

Darth Vader: Obi Wan never told you what happened to your father.

Luke: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!

Darth Vader: No, Luke... I am your father!

Luke: No. It can't be. That's not true. That's impossible!

Darth Vader: Search your feelings Luke... you know them to be true.

Luke: NOOoooo!

Darth Vader: Yes, it is true... and you know what else? You know that brass droid of yours?

Luke: Threepio?

Darth Vader: Yes... Threepio... I built him... when I was 7 years old.

Luke: No! ... Wait, huh?

Darth Vader: Seven years old. And what have you done? Look at yourself. No hand. No job. And you couldn't even levitate your own ship out of the swamp...

Luke: But... I destroyed your precious Death Star!

Darth Vader: But that was when you were 20! When I was 10, I single-handedly destroyed an entire Trade Federation Droid Control ship!

Luke: Well, it's not my fault...

Darth Vader: Oh, here we go... "Poor me... my father never gave me what I wanted for my birthday... boo hoo, my daddy's the Dark Lord of the Sith... Nobody loved me... waahhh wahhh!"

Luke: Shut up!

Darth Vader: You're a slacker! By the time I was your age, I had already exterminated the Jedi knights!

Luke: I used to race my T-16 through Beggar's Canyon.

Darth Vader: Oh, for the love of the Emperor... 10 years old, winner of the Boonta Eve Open... the Only human to ever fly a Pod Racer... right here baby!

Luke looks down the shaft. Takes a step towards it.

Darth Vader: I was wrong... You're not my kid... I don't know whose you are, but you sure ain't mine.

Luke takes a step off the platform, hesitates, then plunges down the shaft.

Darth Vader looks down after him.

Darth Vader: And get a haircut!

Wednesday 21 May 1941 - The first U.S. ship, the SS Robin Moor, was sunk by a U-boat
Read all about it!

Bananas on Pancakes


Rain Man. The Inside Story

Fallen Pancakes


Definitely not a Wednesday - 21 May 1945

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married.

Long Time!

We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall

We are counting cards.
Show me!

Wednesday 21 May 1947

Joe DiMaggio and five of his New York Yankee teammates were fined $100 because they had not fulfilled contract requirements to do promotional duties for the team

Joltin' Joe! Whaddya Know?

Epicure. Definitely.

About a hundred dollars

Not Wednesday - definitely not Wednesday 21 May 1998

 Microsoft and Sega announced that they are collaborating on a home video game system.


Efunda - Yes, Efunda!

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

Pi Through the Ages

Pancakes Wednesdays


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1 posted on 05/20/2003 11:53:29 PM PDT by Radix
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3 posted on 05/21/2003 4:21:11 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........................Radix plays with pancakes..................)
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To: tomkow6
Good morning all.

4 posted on 05/21/2003 4:23:12 AM PDT by Aeronaut (This space intentionally left blank.)
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Good morning, Radix! Good morning, Canteen Crew! Good morning, EVERYBODY!




5 posted on 05/21/2003 4:23:51 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........................Radix plays with pancakes..................)
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To: Radix

6 posted on 05/21/2003 4:24:43 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........................Radix plays with pancakes..................)
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7 posted on 05/21/2003 4:25:53 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........................Radix plays with pancakes..................)
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To: Radix; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; bkwells; rwgal; beachn4fun; ...
Today's FEEBLE attempt at humor:

One day I took my 6-year-old son with me to visit a friend at work.
Everyone there knew me, and I was offered a cup of coffee. As one of the
employees went to make more coffee, my son followed her and asked, What
are you doing?

I'm making your mom's favorite drink, she answered.

I heard my son say.. Wow! You know how to make vodka?
8 posted on 05/21/2003 4:29:49 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........................Radix plays with pancakes..................)
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To: LindaSOG
9 posted on 05/21/2003 4:32:23 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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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

10 posted on 05/21/2003 4:56:10 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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11 posted on 05/21/2003 5:04:58 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmmmm Donuts!)
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To: E.G.C.
Good Morning
Coffee and Donuts at post 11
12 posted on 05/21/2003 5:07:49 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmmmm Donuts!)
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To: All
I want YOU
to e-mail a service person today!

Please Thank someone in the military for ensuring our Freedom.
Take a moment and Thank a Service Man or Woman.
Just Click on the graphic to SEND an e-mail.

13 posted on 05/21/2003 5:21:09 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

14 posted on 05/21/2003 5:26:03 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: LindaSOG; Radix
Thank you for the fabulous thread Radix! Pancakes on Wednesday! Woohoo!!

Good morning, Goddess!! Off to work. Boo hoo!! See you all later tonight!

15 posted on 05/21/2003 5:28:57 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: MoJo2001

Anything but PANCAKES!



16 posted on 05/21/2003 5:41:48 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........................Radix plays with pancakes..................)
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To: Radix

Wednesday's weird warship, the russian battleship "Twelve Apostles"

This ship was chosen as a weird warship based on its name, and on the strange translation of Russian to English found on the website Russian Battleships.

Technical characteristics
Displacement 8438 t.
It is long 104,2 m.
Width 18,3 m.
Sagging 8,8 m.
Power of the mechanisms 8758 hp.
Running speed 15,7 knots
Cruising range 1500 miles (by 10- main motion)
Armoring from 203 to 356 mm
the crew 599 people
305- mm 4
152- mm 4
63- mm 2
47- mm 12
37- mm 14
The torpedo tubes 6

It is laid in 1889 on by Nikolayevsk the admiralty, on 13 September, 1890, it is gone down to the water and in 1892 entered the system. Until 13 February, 1892, it counted by armored ship. During April 1907 it is brought out from the fighting strength of fleet, it is disarmed and in 1912 re-equipped into the " blockship?8 ". From the spring 1918 it was found on the storage in the Sevastopol military port, and in 1922 it was selected to the metal.

17 posted on 05/21/2003 6:06:35 AM PDT by aomagrat (IYAOYAS)
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To: Radix; All
See You All tonight after work.
18 posted on 05/21/2003 6:48:45 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Enjoy your day in the Canteen!)
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To: Radix
On This Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on May 21:
0427 -BC- Plato (Aristocles), Athens(?)
1471 Albrecht Dürer Nürnberg Germany, Renaissance painter/print maker
1527 Philip II King of Spain (1556-98) & Portugal (1580-98)
1633 Joseph de La Barre composer
1671 Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia composer
1680 Frederich Karl Erbach composer
1688 Alexander Pope England, poet (Rape of the Lock)
1720 Antonio Corbisiero composer
1722 Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle composer
1775 Lucien Bonaparte prince of Canino/Musignano
1780 Elizabeth Fry Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse
1796 Reverdy Johnson representative (Union), died in 1876
1808 Gérard de Nerval [Labrunie] French poet/writer (Sylvia)
1821 John F Loudon Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director
1822 Dabney Herndon Maury Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1900
1822 Mosby Monroe Parsons Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1865
1825 George Lafayette Beal Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1826 Danillo II ruler of Montenegro
1834 Charles-Albert Gobat Switzerland, politician/lawyer/author (Nobel 1902)
1835 Newton Martin Curtis Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1841 Joseph Parry composer
1843 Louis Renault French lawyer
1851 Léon Bourgeois France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)
1855 Emile A G Verhaeren Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
1858 José Battle Ordonez Uruguay, politician
1860 Willam Einthoven Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)
1865 C J Thomsen Denmark, archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages
1867 John James Ferris cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
1867 Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque composer
1872 Henry Warren Boston MA, inventor (Telechon electric clock)
1873 Emil Ermatinger Switzerland, literature historian
1873 Everard Verachtert Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
1878 Glenn Hammond Curtiss US, inventor (hydroplane)
1878 Louis L H de Visser Dutch MP (CPN)
1880 Pablo Luna y Carne composer
1882 Georgine M "May" Basting actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel)
1887 Mabel Taliaferro New York NY, actress (Sentimental Tommy, My Love Come Back)
1888 May Aufderheide composer
1890 Albert van Raalte conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
1892 John Peale Bishop US poet (This Side of Paradise)
1893 Arthur Carr cricket captain (England vs Australia 1926)
1893 Simon Delmonte actor/director (Boemeladvocaat)
1898 Armand Hammer New York NY, millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum)
1898 Charles Hába Czechoslovakia, violinist/composer
1899 Ilse Lagner writer
1899 Ralph Sanford Springfield MA, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
19-- Anthony Corder rocker (Tora Tora-Walkin' Shoes)
19-- Booth Savage Fredericton New Brunswick Canada, actor (Jason West-Hot Shots)
19-- John Ricco rock guitarist (Warrior Soul-Last Decade of The Century)
19-- John Zee New York NY, actor (Bring 'em Back Alive)
19-- Lynnie Greene Boston MA, actress (Maria-On Our Own)
1901 Horace Heidt Alameda CA, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon)
1901 Suzanne Lilar [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
1903 Ali Sastroamidjojo Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7)
1903 Manly Wade Wellman Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)
1903 Pedro Aramburu President of Argentina
1904 Fats [Thomas Wright] Waller New York NY, jazz singer/composer (Ain't Misbehavin')
1904 Robert Montgomery Beacon NY, actor/director (Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack)
1905 Edward Lockspeiser composer
1906 Helen Willis Moody Roark tennis player (US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31)
1906 Keith Rigg cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
1909 Guy de Rothschild French banker
1911 André Renard Belgian worker's union leader (Syndical Unifié)[or 5/25]
1916 Harold Robbins New York NY, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy)
1916 Joseph Janni producer
1916 Leonard Manasseh architect
1917 Dennis Day New York NY, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
1917 Heather Swift local councillor
1917 Jean-Louis Curtis French writer (Just Causes)
1917 Raymond Burr New Westminster British Columbia Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)
1917 Ronald John Bilsland Colville businessman
1918 Leonard Mullens rubber physicist
1919 Lord Maxwell senator/professor (college of Justice Scotland)
1919 Mark Wood bishop (Ludlow)
1920 Anthony Steel London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
1921 Andrei Sakharov Moscow, physicist, human rights worker (Nobel '75)
1923 Bettye Danoff LPGA golfer
1923 Doris Mae Akers gospel singer/songwriter
1924 Peggy Cass Boston MA, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame)
1924 Robert Parris Philadelphia PA, composer (Book of Imaginary Beings)
1926 Dan Perlsweig horse trainer
1926 Joseph Horovitz composer
1926 Rick Jason New York NY, actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn)
1926 Robert Creeley Massachusetts, poet/novelist (The Island)
1927 George Levy antique dealer/heritage campaigner
1927 Kay Kendall Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)
1929 Charles Wadsworth Barnesville GA, pianist (Lincoln Center)
1929 Paul Winslow cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 vs England 1955)
1929 Robert Welch designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
1930 David Smith principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1930 Malcolm Fraser PM of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83)
1930 Stanley Wells director (Shakespeare Institute University of Birmingham)
1931 Desmond Wilcox broadcaster
1931 George Vassiliou President of Cyprus (1988-93)
1932 G Wohmann writer
1932 John Armitage principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
1932 Robert Sherlaw Johnson composer
1933 Barry Norman Britain, film critic (The Film Greats)
1933 Richard Libertini Cambridge MA, actor (Soap, Ghost)
1934 Phillip King British sculptor
1935 Terry Lightfoot clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)
1936 Ama Samy Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun
1936 Dipak Nandy founder (Runnymead Trust)
1938 David Groh Brooklyn NY, actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day)
1938 Urs Widmer writer
1939 Heinz Holliger composer
1941 Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
1941 Ronald Isley Cincinnati OH, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout)
1942 David Hunt Wales Secretary of state
1942 Robert C Springer St Louis, Colonel USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38)
1943 Hilton Valentine rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1944 Janet Dailey US, author
1944 Manual Pina fashion designer
1944 Marcie Blane rocker
1944 Mary Robinson President of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )
1944 Mike Degett horse trainer
1945 Ernst Willi Messerschmid Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
1946 David Hill Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports)
1946 Ronald Bear actor/director (Havana, Make-up)
1947 Bill Champlin Oakland CA, rocker
1947 Dorothy Germain LPGA golfer
1947 Richard Hatch Santa Monica CA, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1948 Carol Potter actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
1948 Leo [Gerard] Sayer Shoreham-on-Sea England, singer (When I Need You)
1949 Andrew Nell editor (Sunday Times)
1949 Arno Hintjens Belgian singer (T C Matic)
1949 Rosalind Plowright British soprano (Aida, Senta)
1950 Roger Hodgson London, rocker (Supertramp-The Logical Song)
1951 Al Franken comedian/writer/actor (Saturday Night Live, Stuart Saves His Family)
1952 Mr T [Lawrence Tero] Chicago IL, actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T)
1954 Bill Abbott Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96)
1954 Marina Langner Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)
1955 John Glavin rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet
1955 Liaqat Ali cricket pace bowler (Pakistan in six Tests 1975-79)
1955 Stan Lynch Gainesville FL, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers)
1956 Joanna M C "Annemarie" Henselmans singer/cabaretière (School Desk)
1957 Judge Reinhold Wilmington DE, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1957 Sue Woodstra Colton CA, volleyball player (Olympics-silver-1984)
1958 Mike Barson rock keyboardist (Madness)
1958 Monte Lynch cricketer (Surrey batsman, West Indies Rebel, England ODI player)
1959 Nick Cassavetés actor (Rosemary's Baby, Quiet Cool)
1960 Mark Kevin Carnevale Annapolis MD, PGA golfer (1992 Chattanooga)
1961 Tim Lever keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
1963 Yelena Vodorezova USSR, figure skater (Olympics-1976)
1964 Annabel Schofield Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
1964 Tom Harding Kalamazoo MI, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Transamerica)
1964 Tommy Albelin Stockholm Sweden, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1966 Manon Kelley Québec City Canada, actress (Red Lips 2)
1967 Cindy Haley Tyler TX, LPGA golfer (1987 Texas Amateur-2nd)
1967 Rogel Nachum Israel, Men's triple jump (Olympics-1996)
1967 Todd Doohan Sarnia Ontario, Canadian Tour golfer (Western Ontario Amateur-92)
1967 Tracy Simien NFL linebacker (Kansas City Chiefs)
1969 Reid Simpson Flin Flon, NHL left wing (New Jersey Devils)
1970 Dorsey Levens NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1970 Roman Turek Strakonice Czechoslovakia, hockey goalie (Team Czechoslovakia Republic, Olympics-98)
1970 Scott "Munnster" Munn Larkspur CA, rower (Olympics-1996)
1970 Veronica Sanchez Michoan México, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994)
1971 Eric Nies actor (MTV Real World, Grind)
1971 Jeff Stavroff Columbus OH, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Space Coast-4)
1972 Alesha Oreskovich Tampa FL, playmate (June 1993)
1972 Liliko Ogasawara Englewood NJ, middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1974 Fairuza Balk (The Craft Gas Food Lodging)
1978 Kandy Marshall Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)
1981 Beth Botsford 100 meter/200 meter backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
1985 Frustaci Septuplets California, Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7

Deaths which occurred on May 21:
0987 Louis V last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies
1254 Koenraad IV Roman Catholic-German king (1237-54), dies at 26
1481 Christian I king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
1524 Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk general/premier, dies at about 80
1542 Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi River
1639 Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70
1647 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
1650 James G Marquis of Montrose, Scottish general, hanged
1690 John Eliot English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
1703 Roemer Vlacq Dutch Admiral, dies in battle
1725 Robert Haley earl of Oxford English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
1786 Carl W Scheele Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43
1790 Thomas Warton English poet (Oxford sausage), dies
1810 Charles Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont French spy, dies at 81
1812 Joseph Wolfl composer, dies at 38
1815 Roman Hoffstetter composer, dies at 73
1817 Johann Friedrich Christmann composer, dies at 64
1844 Guiseppi Baini composer, dies at 68
1860 Johannes Frederick Frohlich composer, dies at 53
1885 Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin composer, dies at 73
1894 August A Kundt German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
1895 Franz von Suppe Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76
1897 Karol Mikuli composer, dies at 77
1919 Victor A D Ségalen [Max Anély] French ship's doctor/writer, dies
1924 Bobby Franks killed by Leopold & Loeb, at 14
1926 Georgy L'vovich Catoire composer, dies at 65
1926 Ronald Arthur A Firbank British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
1929 V P F A Royle cricketer (one Test England vs Australia 1879), dies
1933 John Henry Mackay Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
1935 Hugo de Vries botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87
1935 Jane Addams a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65
1949 Klaus Mann German writer, dies at 42
1952 John Garfield actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies at 39
1954 Janos Hammerschlag composer, dies at 68
1957 Edwin St Hill cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies
1966 Pat O'Malley silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
1968 Doris Lloyd actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
1970 Vinton Hayworth actor (General Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
1971 Dennis King actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
1973 Carlo E Gadda Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
1973 George Breakstone actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
1973 Vaughn Monroe singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
1976 Sulo Nikolai Salonen composer, dies at 77
1978 Joseph EA "Jo" Spier Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77
1980 Ida Kaminska actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
1981 Yuki Shimoda actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
1983 Finn Einar Mortensen composer, dies at 61
1984 Andrea Leeds actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
1984 Ann Little actress (Roaring Road), dies
1987 Alejandro Rey actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57
1988 Dino Conte Grandi Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92
1990 Franklyn Seales actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
1990 Mary Victor Bruce who flew around the Empire State Building in 1930, dies
1990 Moelvi Mohammed Farouk Indian spiritual leader, murdered
1991 Bobby Dale dies at 92
1991 Jean Van Joutte PM of Belgium (1952-54), dies
1991 Rajiv Gandhi Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated at 46
1992 Brendan Nulholland Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
1992 Elizabeth David British cookbook writer, dies
1992 Mrithi gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
1992 Skip Stephenson TV host (Real People), dies
1993 John Frost English Lieutenant-Colonel (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
1993 John Holland actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65
1994 Cliff Wilson snooker player, dies at 60
1994 Forsyth Hardy documentary film pioneer, dies at 84
1994 Giovanni Goria PM of Italy (1987-88), dies
1994 John Henry Weidner Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81
1995 Kieron Walsh academic, dies at 46
1995 Les Aspin US Secretary of Defense (1993-95), dies of stroke at 56
1995 Patrick Bowles writer/translator, dies at 68
1996 Al "Lash" La Rue cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78
1996 Bobby Tulloch ornithologist, dies at 67
1996 Eric Stuart Woord archaeologist, dies at 83
1996 Laurence Dowdall lawyer, dies at 91
1996 Mary Perot Nichols journalist, dies at 79
1996 Peter Fletcher music teacher, dies at 60



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On this day...
0143 Earliest known date in America-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed
0685 Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians
0996 Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III German emperor
1040 King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency
1216 French crown prince Louis enters England
1420 Treaty of Troyes-French King Charles VI gives France to English
1471 King Edwards IV enters London
1502 Portuguese Admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena
1526 Sermon of Bathe, Aargau: TC evangelical theology
1553 English Lady Jane Grey marries Guildford Dudley
1602 Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)
1674 General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland
1683 West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname
1793 Curaçao Island Council forbids criticism on House of Orange
1804 Lewis & Clark Expedition begins
1809 Battle at Aspern-Essling: Austrian arch duke Karl beats Napoleon
1819 1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC
1825 Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia
1832 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
1840 New Zealand became a British colony
1846 1st steamship arrives in Hawaii
1856 Lawrence KS captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces
1861 North Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union
1861 Richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital
1863 Siege on Port Hudson, Louisiana begins
1864 GEN David Hunter takes command of Department of West Virginia
1866 1st-class debut of G F Grace aged 15 years 159 days
1871 French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die
1878 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37¼
1879 Battle of Iquiquw
1881 American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton
1881 US Nation Lawn Tennis Association is formed
1886 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
1891 Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds
1892 Ruggiero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
1897 Yerkes Observatory 40" (1 meter) refractor used for 1st time
1898 US Assay Office in Seattle WA authorized
1904 Federation Internationale de Football Association (Soccer) forms in Paris France
1906 Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
1907 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
1908 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago
1908 Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1914 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
1914 Greyhound Bus Company begins in Minnesota
1916 Britain begins "Summer Time" (Daylight Savings Time)
1917 Leo Pinckney, 1st American drafted during WWI
1918 House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote
1921 Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley CO
1922 "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
1922 Colonel Ruppert buys out Colonel Huston interest in New York Yankees for $1,500,000
1922 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)
1924 Leopold and Loeb kidnap Bobby Franks for fun
1925 Canadians allow to beer sales
1925 George Lloyd of Dolobran becomes British High Director of Egypt
1925 Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole
1926 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
1927 Lindbergh lands in Paris France, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic
1929 Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
1929 Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris France
1930 Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader
1930 New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
1931 Belgian Government of Jaspar falls
1932 1st Curtis Cup: US, 5½-3½
1932 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands
1933 Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph
1934 Oskaloosa IA, becomes 1st US city to fingerprint its citizens
1938 Bradman scores 143 Australia vs Surrey, 198 minutes, 11 fours
1940 Allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France
1940 AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees
1940 Reynaud forms French Government
1941 1st US ship sunk by a U-boat (SS Robin Moore)
1941 German airforce occupies airport at Maleme Kreta
1941 Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp
1942 Great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia
1943 Fastest 9 inning American League baseball game (89 minutes), White Sox beat Senators
1944 Hitler begins attack on English/US "terror pilots"
1945 Australia Services win 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord's by 6 wickets
1945 German war criminal Heinrich Himmler captured
1945 Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart wed
1948 New York Yankee Joe Dimaggio hits for the cycle (single, double, triple, homerun)
1950 Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in 1st inning & beat Cincinnati Reds, 19-1
1952 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
1953 French Government of Mayer resigns
1954 Amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated
1955 "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
1955 1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset
1955 WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay WI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Jordan government of Said el-Mufti forms
1956 US explodes 1st airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll
1956 WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee WI (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 French Government of Mollet resigns
1958 Indonesian paratroopers reconquers Morotai Island
1958 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
1959 "Gypsy" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances
1959 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens
1960 86th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6
1961 Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery
1962 3 more Cleveland homeruns set American League record for most homeruns (26) over 8 games
1964 1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)
1964 Fire in Wégimond Belgium resort, kills 19
1964 US begin intelligence flights above Laos
1966 "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
1966 "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97
1966 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
1966 92nd Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4
1966 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in London
1967 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances
1967 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1968 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
1968 Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert
1968 US nuclear-powered sub (Scorpion), with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
1968 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1968 WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over the New York Mets
1969 Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death
1969 Slovan Bratislava wins 9th Europe Cup II in Basel
1970 National Guard mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio State University
1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1971 Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens
1971 National Guard mobilized to quell riot in Chattanooga TN
1972 "Heathen!" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 1 performance
1972 "Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 performances
1972 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1975 Borussia Mönchengladbach wins 4th UEFA Cup at Enschede
1975 Lowell W Perry confirmed as chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission
1975 Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart
1977 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances
1977 103rd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew (undefeated) wins in 1:54.4
1977 Albert Innaurato's "Gemini" premieres in NYC
1977 Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19
1977 San Diego Padres beat Montréal Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings
1978 118 Unification church couples wed in England
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1978 Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect
1979 Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of San Fransisco mayor Moscone
1979 Elton John becomes 1st western rocker to perform live in the USSR
1979 National Volksraad installed in Namibia
1979 Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
1980 "Empire Strikes Back" premeires
1980 Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt
1980 Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service academy
1981 François Mitterrand becomes President of France
1981 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
1981 Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1
1982 British troops lands on Falkland Islands
1983 "Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63
1983 109th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
1983 Challenger moves to Vandenberg Air Force Base, for mating for STS-7 mission
1983 David Bowie's "Let's Dance" single goes #1
1986 Atlanta Brave Rafael Ramirez hits 4 doubles in a game
1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 Military coup in Fiji Islands under Lieutenant Colonel Sitivani Rabuka
1987 Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
1988 "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35
1988 "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99
1988 114th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2
1988 Jane Powell weds Dickie Moore
1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez (her 3rd LPGA championship)
1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,844.68
1990 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV; It was all a dream
1991 Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns
1992 China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China
1992 New Jersey senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%
1993 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
1993 Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life
1993 Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss vs Australia
1993 Venezuela president Carlos Andrés Pérez fired
1994 "Best Little Whorehouse" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 16 performances
1994 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4
1994 Burger King spokesman Dan Cortese (26) weds Dee Dee Hemby (26)
1994 Country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds Robert Reynolds (32)
1994 Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
1994 South Yemen secedes from Yemen
1994 Sushmita Sen, 18, of India, crowned 43rd Miss Universe
1995 Chris Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
1996 Blackout in many areas of Queens NY
1996 Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 homeruns
1996 Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win
1997 Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time

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

Ancient Rome : Agonalia
Chile : Battle of Inquique/Navy Day (1879)
Macedonia, Greece : Anastenarides Feast-dance barefoot on hot coals
New York : Armed Forces Day
US : Lindbergh Flight Day (1927)
Canada : Victoria Day (1819) - - - - - ( Monday )
US : Armed Forces Day - - - - - ( Saturday )

Religious Observances
Orthodox : Feast of SS Constantine & Helen
Lutheran : Commemoration of John Eliot, missionary to the Indians
Anglican, Roman Catholic : Ember Day

Religious History
1536 The General Assembly of Geneva, Switzerland officially embraced Protestantism by accepting the evangelical faith of the Swiss reformers.
1739 Methodist hymnwriter Charles Wesley, 31, on the first anniversary of his religious conversion, penned the hymn, "O For a Thousand Tongues."
1740 English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter regarding Jesus' character; 'He was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.'
1864 Belgian missionary priest Father Damien, 24, was ordained on the Island of Hawaii. Born Joseph de Veuster, the Picpus Father began a work among the lepers on the island of Molokai in 1873. Contracting the disease in 1884, Father Damien succumbed to it five years later.
1944 German Lutheran theologian and Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter from prison: 'God alone protects; otherwise there is nothing.'

Thought for the day :
"Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime."
19 posted on 05/21/2003 6:58:42 AM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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To: LindaSOG; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LaDivaLoca; JohnHuang2
Mornin', everybody ! Happy Humpday !!

64 degrees as I post this, headin' for around 73 . . .

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

20 posted on 05/21/2003 7:38:19 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !:
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