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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Burkas on Wednesday ~ 28 May 2003
Radix and FRiends of the Canteen

Posted on 05/28/2003 2:22:51 AM 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!

Burkas on Wednesdays

Burkas in all sizes

Welcome to Burkas on Wednesdays.

Wednesday May 28, 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.

Handy dandy radixionary


A burka, burqa or burqua, also called chador, is women clothing covering the whole body, including the whole face. The eyes are covered with a 'net curtain' allowing the woman to see while other people can not see the eyes.

It is used by some Moslem women and was compulsory under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

In the Netherlands a few students wanted to wear it in school, but this has been forbidden because the school educates for professions where non-verbal communication, also through facial expression, is required.

See also Life under Taliban rule.

Happy Birthday

Rudolph Giuliani 1944

Rudy rocks

Definitely not a Wednesday  May 28 1774 - The First Continental Congress convened in Virginia.

Virginia is for lovers.

The day after Wednesday 1863 may 28 1863 - The first black regiment left Boston to fight in the U.S. Civil War.

Readville, Mass. I know it well

Tuesday May 28 1929 - Warner Brothers debuted "On With The Show" . It was the first all-color-talking picture.

Burkas, Wednesdays

Curiouser and curiouser

Modified Burka

Monday May 28 1934 - The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

Pampers on Wednesdays

Friday May 28 1937 - U.S. President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, DC, signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the newly opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.

San Francisco, Earthquakes on Wednesday

Tuesday May 28 1996 - U.S.  President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal were convicted of fraud


Arkansas Wal Mart, K-mart Oak street.

What are you reading this for?

Burkas we don't need no stinking burkas!

Todays Wednesday field trip is to Burka King

Burkas on Wednesday

Would you like some fries with your Burka?

Chess is easy

When Kings Clash

Definitely not a Burka


Americas favorite sport by far


He stole my Tag Lines too


Want to buy a burka?

Girls Go Crazy for a
Sharp-Dressed Man


Does anybody want to buy a Burka?

How much for a Burka?

Burkas.  Wednesdays.

Definitely. NOT

Sacred Tom Kows good Burkas

Next week, it is Pancakes again.

Pancakes Wednesdays





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1 posted on 05/28/2003 2:22:51 AM PDT by Radix
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To: Radix; xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; ..
God bless our President, God bless our troops, God bless the United States of America.

2 posted on 05/28/2003 2:36:59 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Good morning John and all.

3 posted on 05/28/2003 2:38:12 AM PDT by Aeronaut (This space intentionally left blank.)
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To: JohnHuang2; Radix; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LaDivaLoca
Mornin', everybody ! Happy Burqas on Wednesday ! Huh ??

60 degrees as I post this, headin' for around 86 today.

Click for Dallas, Texas Forecast

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

4 posted on 05/28/2003 3:11:55 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !:
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To: LindaSOG
6 posted on 05/28/2003 3:37:11 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Radix
Good Morning Radix. Good morning to our military and good morning to the whole Canteen crew.

Warm up exercise for today . . . . .

According to a news report, a certain private school in Washington recently was faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom.
That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.
Every night, the maintenance man would remove them and the next day, the girls would put them back. Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.
There are teachers, and then there are educators...
8 posted on 05/28/2003 4:04:47 AM PDT by SouthernHawk
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To: Radix
Good morning everyone! Thanks for the thread Radix!


9 posted on 05/28/2003 4:10:56 AM PDT by MoJo2001 (Thank you to our troops! We are not worthy.)
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10 posted on 05/28/2003 4:26:14 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!)
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To: Radix; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; bkwells; rwgal; beachn4fun; ...

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




11 posted on 05/28/2003 4:29:42 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!)
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12 posted on 05/28/2003 4:31:47 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!)
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To: Radix; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; bkwells; rwgal; beachn4fun; ...
Today's FEEBLE attempt at humor:

A blonde was speeding in a 35 mile per hour zone when a local
police cruiser pulled her over and walked up to the car. The
police officer also happened to be a blonde and she asked for the
blonde's driver's license.

The driver searched frantically in her purse for a while and
finally said to the blonde policewoman "What does a driver's
license look like?" Irritated, the blonde cop said "You dummy,
it's got your picture on it!"

The blonde driver frantically searched her purse again and found
a small rectangular mirror down at the bottom. She held it up to
her face and said, "Aha! This must be my driver's license" and
handed it to the blonde policewoman.

The blonde cop looked in the mirror, handed it back to the driver
and said, "You're free to go. And, if I had known you were a
police officer too, we could have avoided all this hassle."
13 posted on 05/28/2003 4:35:25 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!)
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To: Radix

14 posted on 05/28/2003 4:47:45 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!)
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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.

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.

15 posted on 05/28/2003 4:51:24 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Radix; tomkow6; All

16 posted on 05/28/2003 4:55:28 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (mmmmm Donuts!)
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To: Radix; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Severa; Bethbg79; southerngrit; bkwells; rwgal; beachn4fun; tomkow6
Ermey visits troops at Camp Victory - 'Mail Call' star hopes to film for his show
Antelope Valley Press ^ | May 27, 2003. | DENNIS ANDERSON

Posted on 05/27/2003 9:39 PM CDT by BenLurkin

17 posted on 05/28/2003 4:56:00 AM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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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

18 posted on 05/28/2003 5:02:14 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (God Bless and Protect our military and our allies military.)
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To: MoJo2001

19 posted on 05/28/2003 5:05:52 AM PDT by tomkow6 (.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!.....WAFFLES on WEDNESDAY!)
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To: Radix
On this Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on May 28:
1371 John the Fearless Burgundy France, Duke of Burgundy/warrior
1577 Floris II van Pallandt Dutch earl of Culemborg/politician
1660 George I king of England (1714-27)
1738 Dr Joseph Ignace Guillotin France, physician/inventor (guillotine)
1759 William Pitt the Younger (C), English PM (1783-1801, 1804-06)
1765 Jean Baptiste Cartier composer
1777 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees composer
1778 Friedrich Westenholz composer
1780 Joseph Frohlich composer
1782 Wouter J van Troostwijk Dutch painter
1789 Bernard S Ingemann Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange)
1798 Josef Dessauer composer
1807 Jan van Swieten Dutch general/Governor of West-Sumatra
1807 Louis Agassiz Switzerland, naturalist/geologist/teacher
1810 Alexandre Calamo Switzerland, painter/etcher/lithographer
1818 Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard St-Bernard LA, US Confederate General (Hero of Sumter)
1819 William Birney Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
1820 Willem Doorenbos [Keerom] literary/critic
1828 Alpheus Baker Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1828 Bartel Wilton machinefabrikant/ship builder
1830 George Lucas Hartsuff Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1830 Karoly Filtsch composer
1831 Eliza Ann Gardner underground railway conductor
1838 Basil Wilson Duke Kentucky, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1916
1841 Giovanni Sgambati composer
1844 Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur composer
1851 Dick Barlow cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880's)
1862 Henry W Slocum Jr tennis champion (US Open-1888)
1863 Georg Adler German state economist
1865 Gerrit Grijns Dutch physiologist (Vitamin E)
1868 Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer] French writer (Fille Perdue)
1874 G K Chesterton writer
1879 Milutin Milankovic Yugoslavian astronomer/meteorologist
1883 George Dyson composer
1883 Luigi Perrachio composer
1884 Edvard Benes premier/President of Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48)
1884 Theo(door) van Reijn Dutch sculptor/lithographer
1886 Nicolai Sokoloff near Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Seattle Symphony)
1887 Hank Mann New York NY, actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road)
1888 Jim [James Francis] Thorpe Shawnee OK, decathlete (Olympics-gold-1912)
1889 Jose Padilla composer
1892 Minna Gombell Baltimore MD, actress (Bad Girl, Thin Man, Hello Sister)
1894 Sammy White Rhode Island, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off)
1896 Marius Monnikendam Dutch choir composer
1896 Warren Giles baseball's National League president
1897 Henry Kendall London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange)
1898 Andy Kirk jazz musician
1900 Owen Aisher president (Marley)
1903 Gaston Duribreux Flemish writer (Golden Sail)
1904 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze composer
1906 Mary Ralton director (British WRAC)
1906 Phil Regan singer (My Wild Irish Rose)
1907 Frederick George Emmison archivist/historian
1907 Henry Ritz comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
1907 Patrick Browne British Lord justice of appeal
1908 Ian Lancaster Fleming London England, author (James Bond)
1909 John Schepens [Jean Baudoux] Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto)
1910 Rachel Kempson actress (Captive Heart)
1910 Stuart Piggott archaeologist
1910 T-Bone Walker Linden TX, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done)
1911 Bob Crisp cricketer (South African pace bowler of 30's)
1911 Jean-Pierre Levy resistance leader
1912 Leslie Monson diplomat
1912 Patrick White Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
1913 Gordon Wolstenholme physician
1914 W G G Duncan-Smith fighter pilot
1915 Scott McKay Pleasantville IA, actor (Stage Door)
1915 Wolfgang Schneiderhan violinist
1916 C Wright Mills US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28]
1916 Gerald McArthur detective
1916 Thora Hird actress (Nightcomers, Kind of Loving)
1916 Walker Percy Birmingham AL, author (Adventures of a Bad Catholic)
1916 Walker Percy Birmingham AL, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic)
1917 Barry Commoner Brooklyn NY, biologist (Science & Survival)
1917 Gerald Cash Governor-General (Bahamas)
1917 Marshall Reed Englewood CA, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup)
1917 Papa John Creech rocker (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
1919 Duke of Rutland British land owner/multi-millionaire
1919 Frank Middlemass actor (Island, Oliver Twist)
1919 John Eldridge CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
1922 John Alderson chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
1923 György Ligeti Dicsöszentmartin Transylvania Hungary composer
1923 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
1924 Edward du Cann CEO (Lonrho)
1924 Lord Rippon British MP
1924 Reginald Eyre solicitor/MP
1925 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust)
1925 Martha Vickers Ann Arbor MI, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless)
1927 Bernhard Lewkovitch composer
1927 François Nourissier French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
1927 Norman Ireland CEO (Bowater)
1927 Robert Evans CEO (British Gas)
1928 Albert Booth British government minister
1928 Jacob R Druckman composer
1929 Leslie Wight cricketer (one Test West Indies vs India 1953, scored 21)
1929 Patrick McNair-Wilson MP
1930 Edward Seaga PM (Jamaica)
1930 Julian Penkivil Slade composer
1931 Carroll Baker Johnstown PA, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow)
1931 Ervin Junger composer
1931 Peter Talbot Westergaard composer
1931 Raymond Miquel chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
1931 Stephen Birmingham Hartford, author (Real Lace America's Irish Rich)
1932 Henning Christiansen composer
1932 Lord Timothy Renton MP (Conservative)
1933 John Karlen Brooklyn NY, actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey)
1933 Philip Otton high court judge
1934 Dionne Quintuplets (Annette Cécile, Émilie, Marie, Yvonne), Ontario Canada, First known set of surviving quintuplets, these girls were treated as a side show and lived in a virtual museum
1934 Julian Slade composer
1934 Rob du Bois composer
1935 Kenneth Kleinwort English banker/multi-millionaire
1936 Maki Ishii composer
1938 Jerry West Cabin Creek WV, NBA superstar (Los Angeles Lakers, Olympics-gold-1960)
1938 Prince Buster Jamaican reggae musician/producer (Madness)
1940 Betty Shabazz educator/talk show hostess/widow (Malcolm X)
1940 Hans Dulfer tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
1940 Thomas E Petri (Representative-R-WI, 1979- )
1941 Beth Howland Boston MA, actress (Vera-Alice, Company)
1941 Guntram Vesper writer
1943 Dennis Riley composer
1943 Liz Edgar horse show jumper
1943 Ray Mitchell governor (Albany Prison, England)
1943 Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer)
1944 Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent poet/critic (On the Droge)
1944 Billy Vera musician (& the Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
1944 Gladys Knight Atlanta GA, singer, leader of the Pips (Last train)
1944 Rudy Giuliani (Mayor-R/L-NYC, 1994- )
1945 Gary Stewart Latcher County KY, country singer (She's Actin' Single)
1945 John Fogerty Berkeley CA, rock vocals (Creedence Clearwater Revival
1946 Madeleine Le Roux Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)
1947 Beth Howland Boston MA, actress (Vera-Alice)
1947 Faith Brown impressionist
1947 Patti Reynolds Chicago IL, playmate (Sept, 1965)
1947 Sondra Locke Shelbyville TN, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
1948 Bob Shearer Melbourne Victoria Australia, Australasia golfer
1948 Ray Laidlaw British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
1949 Shelley Hamlin San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
1949 Sue Holderness actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
1949 Wendy O[rleans] Williams Rochester NY, punk rocker (Plasmatics)
1953 Arto Lindsay rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan)
1954 George E Mahlberg Astrophysicist, Mount Palomar/Mount Wilson CA (1974-78)
1954 Joâo Carlos De Oliveira Brazil, triple jumper (Olympics-bronze-1976, 80)
1956 Germaine Montenesdro 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1956 Jeff Dujon cricket wicket-keeper (West Indies 1981-91, their most successful)
1956 Mark Alexander Lees rowing Coach
1956 Susie Diane Owens Arkansas City KS, playmate (March, 1988)
1957 Kirk Gibson Michigan, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 National League MVP)
1957 Walter R Tucker (Representative-D-CA)
1958 Yvet Anna painter
1959 Leon "The Bop" Klaasse rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
1960 Allan Green cricketeer
1961 Roland Gift Birmingham England, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
1962 Brandon Cruz actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1963 Eugene Robinson NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1964 Armon Gilliam NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets)
1964 Beth Herr Middletown OH, tennis star
1964 Leisa Sheridan Omaha NE, playmate (July 1993)
1964 Mark MacKay Brandon Germany, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1965 Catherine Tanvier France, tennis star
1965 Chantal Bailey Champaign IL, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1965 Christa Miller New York NY, actress (Kate-Drew Carey Show)
1965 Michael Charles Brisky Brownsville TX, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd)
1966 Gavin Robertson New South Wales cricket off-spin all-rounder (Australia ODI-Pakistan 1994)
1967 Glen Rice NBA guard/forward (Charlotte Hornets)
1967 Kari Wuhrer Brookfield CT, MTV/actress (Remote Control, Beverly Hills 90210, Out Of Sync)
1967 Tory Epps NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
1968 Char Thompson WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
1968 Kylie Minogue Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (Locomotion)
1968 Sandra Bacher Long Island NY, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-92, 96)
1968 Tomas P Pukstys Chicago IL, javelin thrower (Olympics-96)
1969 Bob Meeks WLAF corner (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 Damian Rhodes St Paul, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
1969 Frank McCormack Leicester MA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1970 Ben Williams WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
1970 David Roberts Alameda CA, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1970 Jason Belser NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 Morgan Fox Prince George British Columbia, playmate (December 1990)
1971 Jeff Gove Seattle WA, Nike golfer (1991 Ralphs Senior Classic)
1971 Nick Bravin New York NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1972 Cheryl Demkowski Syracuse NY, dance skater (& Gregory Maddalone)
1972 Denise Booker Liverpool, golfer (South Australian Jr champion 1990)
1973 Pat Peake Rochester, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1973 Todd Sweeris Grand Rapids MI, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
1975 Caresa Winters Miss South Dakota USA (1996)
1975 Mike Fisher Naperville IL, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1977 Ashley Ryan Ruiz Offord Miami FL, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
1980 Cheri Wheeler Miss Georgia Teen USA (1997)

Deaths which occurred on May 28:
1089 Lanfrance Archbishop of Canterbury, dies
1259 Christoffel I King of Denmark, dies
1317 Guy van Avesnes/Henegouwen bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 63
1357 Afonso IV King of Portugal (1325-57), dies at 66
1521 Willem van Croij duke of Soria, dies at about 62
1534 Dirk Martens Flemish printer/humanist, dies at about 83
1650 Gilles Hayne composer, dies at 59
1685 Pieter de la Court economist/historian, dies at about 67
1787 Johann Georg Leopold Mozart Austrian composer, dies at 67
1791 Joseph Schmitt composer, dies at 57
1805 Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini Italian composer/cellist (Minuet), dies at 62
1833 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner composer, dies at 74
1836 Anton Reicha composer, dies at 66
1838 Thomas Busby composer, dies
1843 Noah Webster lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), dies at 84
1849 Anne Bronté novelist, dies
1863 Edmund Kirby Jr Union-Brigadier-General, dies of injuries at 23
1864 Henry H Giesy US Union-Brigadier-General, dies in battle
1883 August Freyer composer, dies at 79
1889 Willem M d'Ablaing lawyer, dies at 37
1890 Viktor Ernst Nessler composer, dies at 49
1898 Edward Bellamy US author (Looking Backward), dies
1911 Stephanus J du Toit South African theologist/journalist (African Bond), dies
1913 Lord Avebury [John Lubbock] British banker/politician, dies
1914 Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld composer, dies at 76
1921 Geo Mestdagh Belgian aviation pioneer, dies
1922 Carl Tieke composer, dies at 58
1927 Georges Eekhoud Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies
1937 Alfred Adler Austrian psychiatrist (Individual Psychology), dies at 67
1940 Adriaan J Enschedé director (Dutch printers Joh Enschedé), dies at 50
1940 Randle Ayrton actor (Manx Man), dies at 70
1940 Theodor Streicher composer, dies at 65
1940 Walter Connolly actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies at 53
1942 Jean F van Royen German secretary PTT (Camp Amersfoort), dies
1944 Katri Vala Finnish poet, dies at 42
1954 Achille Longo composer, dies at 54
1958 Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky composer, dies at 77
1959 Bert Collins cricketer (19 Tests for Australia 1920-26), dies
1963 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin composer, dies at 60
1964 John Finley Williamson conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
1969 Rhys Williams actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Corn is Green), dies at 71
1971 Audie Murphy actor (Whispering Smiths), dies at 46
1972 Duke of Windsor who abdicated the throne, dies in Paris at 77
1972 Edward VIII King of Great Britain/Northern Ireland/emperor (India 1936), dies at 77
1973 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt German composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
1973 Jacques Lipchitz Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81
1975 Eric Emerson entertainer, dies
1975 Roy Roberts actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies at 75
1977 Jiri Reinberger composer, dies at 63
1981 Mary Lou Williams black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
1981 Stefan Wyszynski Polish Cardinal, dies
1984 Eric Morecambe British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
1986 Lurene Tuttle actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79
1987 Charles Ludlam actor (Big Easy), dies at 44
1990 Giorgio Manganelli writer, dies at 67
1990 Hussein Bin Onn 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
1990 Joseph Hardy actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
1991 Brigitte B Fischer writer, dies
1991 Ethel Lois Payne journalist (Chicago Defender), dies at 79
1993 Billy Conn boxer/actor (Pittsburgh Kid), dies at 75
1993 Charles Barnett cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies
1994 Julius Boros pro golfer (US Open 1952), dies of heart attack at 74
1994 Rita Gillespie tV Director, dies at 65
1995 Daniela Rocca actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57
1995 Henning Kronstam dancer, dies at 60
1995 Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir British designer dressmaker/model, dies at 66
1996 John "Jack" Layden local politician, dies at 70
1996 Sidney Greenbaum grammarian, dies at 66
1998 Phil[ip Edward] Hartman actor/comedian (NewsRadio, Saturday Night Live), shot to death while asleep in his bed by his wife at 49



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the P.O.W. NETWORK. Skidmore, MO. USA.

On this day...
0585 -BC- Thales Miletus predicts solar eclispe Persian-Lydian battle ends
0640 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)
1037 German emperor Koenraad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis"
1156 Battle at Brindisi: King Willem of Sicily beats Byzantine fleet
1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia
1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising
1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with German emperor Charles V
1533 England's archbishop voids King Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn's marriage
1539 Hernando de Soto lands in Florida
1608 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
1635 Zorilla's "El Desafio de Carlos V" premieres in Madrid
1664 1st Baptist Church is organized (Boston)
1674 German Parliament declares war on France
1731 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
1741 Spain & Bavaria sign treaty
1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
1754 George Washington defeats French & Indians at Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh)
1774 1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)
1818 1st steam-vessel to sail Great Lakes launched
1830 Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to western prairie
1845 Fire in Québec Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed
1849 Princess WFLC Marianne & Albrecht of Prussia separate
1851 Sojourner Truth attends Women's Rights Convention
1858 Dion Boucicault's "Foul Play" premieres in London
1863 1st black regiment (54 Massachusetts) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War
1866 Dutch Government of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms
1871 Paris communards revolt put down
1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43½
1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40½
1892 Sierra Club forms by John Muir in San Fransisco, for conservation of nature
1894 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern
1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
1900 Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand
1900 Solar eclipse occurs
1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
1901 Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)
1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
1906 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
1907 1st Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy
1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia vs South Africa
1915 John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll
1918 Tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent
1919 Armenia declares it's independence
1923 Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
1923 US unemployment has nearly ended
1926 Military coup by General Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal
1926 US Customs Court created by congress
1927 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days
1928 Dodge Brothers Inc & Chrysler Corp merged
1929 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
1930 Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
1932 Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas)
1934 Bradman gets 160 Australia vs Middlesex, 124 minutes, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5
1934 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days
1937 Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco opens to vehicular traffic
1937 Neville Chamberlain becomes PM of England
1938 Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor laid
1938 Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zürich
1940 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
1940 British-French troops capture Narvik Norway
1940 Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC
1941 1st night game at Washington DC, Griffith Stadium (Yankees 6, Senators 5)
1941 British army begins evacuation of Kreta
1942 1,800 Czechoslovakians murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich
1943 British militia reaches Tito
1946 1st night game at Yankee Stadium (Senators 2, Yankees 1)
1948 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
1951 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st homerun (also his 1st major league hit)
1951 Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's assistant of Utrecht
1951 Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV
1953 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"
1955 81st Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
1955 Bob Sweikert wins Indianapolis 500 with an average speed of 128.213 mph
1955 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1956 Dale Long becomes 1st to hit homeruns in 8 straight games
1956 Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus
1957 National League approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & New York Giants' move to west coast
1957 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 French Government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle
1958 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
1959 Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts
1959 Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock Up Your Daughters" premieres in London
1959 Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became 1st animals retrieved from a space mission
1960 "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
1961 Amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
1961 Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)
1961 Record 27 homeruns hit in 7 American League games
1962 Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY
1962 US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
1963 Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; estimated 22,000 die & 1 million houses destroyed
1963 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st PM of Kenya
1964 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th String quartet
1964 Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
1964 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Jerusalem
1964 Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
1965 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
1966 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
1966 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
1967 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Violin concerto
1967 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 American League announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
1968 National League grants San Diego Padres a franchise
1968 Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democratic primary in Oregon
1969 AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
1971 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
1971 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
1972 White House "plumbers" break into Democratic National HQ at Watergate
1973 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
1974 26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win
1974 Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
1974 Italians fascist bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
1974 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances
1975 Bayern München wins 20th Europe Cup 1 in Paris France
1975 Soyuz 18 launches
1977 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky
1978 Al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500 (average speed of 161.363 mph), 3 times
1979 European Market accepts Greece as member
1980 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
1980 Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
1980 Nottingham Forrest wins 25th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
1982 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
1982 Pope John Paul II is 1st pope to visit Great Britain
1983 "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63
1983 Hamburger ZV wins 28th Europe Cup 1 in Athens
1985 David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg Air Force Base for mating of STS 51-G
1986 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados
1986 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
1987 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
1987 Baltimore Oriole Mike Young hits 2 homeruns in extra innings
1987 Bob Milacki sets Southern league pitching record 11 1/3 no hit innings
1987 Mathias Rust, 19, West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in USSR
1987 Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
1987 Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed
1988 Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)
1989 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1989 Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney (Major Dad)
1989 Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Indianapolis 500 with an average speed of 167.581 mph
1990 César Gaviria Trujillo installed as President of Colombia
1990 Dave Thomas Comedy Show, debuts on CBS-TV
1990 Eugenia Charles' Dom'n Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
1990 Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5 hours 12 minutes 33 seconds (Channel Islands)
1991 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa
1992 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum
1993 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
1993 Polish Government of Suchocka falls
1994 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
1994 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)
1995 "Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances
1995 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1995 Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1995 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
1995 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941
1995 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 homeruns at Tiger Stadium
1997 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis
1997 Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
1997 Tornado in Jarrell TX kills at least 28
1997 Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mount Everest for 3rd time

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

Puerto Rico : Memorial Day
US : Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868] - - - - - ( Monday )
Virginia : Confederate Memorial Day (1868) - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances
old Roman Catholic : Feast of St Augustine, 1st achbp of Canterbury, confessor
Christ : Commemoration of St Bernard of Montjoux, patron of mountain climbers

Religious History
1725 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'I can't think that when God sent us into the world He had irreversibly decreed that we should be perpetually miserable in it.'
1818 Former president Thomas Jefferson set forth in a letter to a Jewish journalist his opinion of religious intolerance: 'Your sect by its sufferings has furnished a remarkable proof of the universal point of religious insolence, inherent in every sect, disclaimed by all while feeble and practised by all when in power. Our laws have applied the only antidote to this vice, protecting our religions, as they do our civil rights, by putting all on equal footing. But more remains to be done.'
1898 In Italy, the Shroud of Turin was first photographed by Secundo Pia in Turin's Cathedral, where it had rested for 320 years.
1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill which added the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
1958 The Presbyterian Church in the U.S. merged with the Presbyterian Church of North America to form the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (UPCUSA).

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.

Thought for the day :
"Every human being comes equipped with a brain at no extra cost."
20 posted on 05/28/2003 5:26:15 AM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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