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Old July 19th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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This Day In History

Today is Saturday, July 19, the 201st day of 2008. There are 165 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On July 19, 1848, a pioneer women's rights convention convened in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

On this date:

In 1553, 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days. King Henry VIII's daughter Mary was proclaimed Queen.

In 1870, the Franco-Prussian war began.

In 1943, allied air forces raided Rome during World War II.

In 1944, the Democratic National Convention convened in Chicago with the renomination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt considered a foregone certainty.

In 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon.

In 1975, the Apollo and Soyuz space capsules that were linked in orbit for two days separated.

In 1979, the Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell to Sandinista guerrillas, two days after President Anastasio Somoza had fled the country.

In 1984, U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro, D-N.Y., won the Democratic nomination for vice president by acclamation at the party's convention in San Francisco.

In 1989, 111 people were killed when a United Air Lines DC-10 crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived.

In 1993, President Clinton announced a policy allowing homosexuals to serve in the military under a compromise dubbed "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue."

Ten years ago: Seeking to break a 16-month deadlock, Israel and the Palestinians held their first high-level talks in months. Hundreds of Serb police battled secessionist guerrillas for control of the central Kosovo town of Orahovac.

Five years ago: A chartered aircraft carrying three families to a game reserve plowed into Mount Kenya, killing all 12 American tourists and the two South African pilots on board.

One year ago: A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by former CIA operative Valerie Plame, who was demanding money from Bush administration officials she blamed for leaking her agency identity. Taliban gunmen abducted 23 South Koreans who worked at an aid organization in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Two hostages were fatally shot; the rest were later freed.)

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. George McGovern is 86. Actor Pat Hingle is 84. Actress Helen Gallagher is 82. Country singer Sue Thompson is 82. Country singer George Hamilton IV is 71. Actor Dennis Cole is 68. Singer Vikki Carr is 67. Country singer-musician Commander Cody is 64. Actor George Dzundza is 63. Rock singer-musician Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) is 62. Rock musician Brian May is 61. Rock musician Bernie Leadon is 61. Actress Beverly Archer is 60. Movie director Abel Ferrara is 57. Actor Peter Barton is 52. Rock musician Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets; Bauhaus) is 48. Movie director Atom Egoyan is 48. Actor Campbell Scott is 47. Actor Anthony Edwards is 46. Country singer Kelly Shiver is 45. Actress Clea Lewis is 43. Country musician Jeremy Patterson (Flynnville Train) is 38. Classical singer Urs Buhler (Il Divo) is 37. Actor Andrew Kavovit is 37. Rock musician Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie) is 34. Actress Rachel Miner is 28. Actor Jared Padalecki is 26. Actor Steven Anthony Lawrence is 18.

Thought for Today: "I always turn to the sports page first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failure." Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States (1891-1974).



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Do you think it would be cool to post this every day?
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Hell yeah!!! Look at the fat kid, he's stoked!!!
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I will try to get it posted daily then.
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Sunday, July 20

Today is Sunday, July 20, the 202nd day of 2008. There are 164 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History:

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon as they stepped out of their lunar module.

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In 1810, Colombia declared independence from Spain.

In 1861, the Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, Va.

In 1871, British Columbia entered Confederation as a Canadian province.

In 1917, the draft lottery in World War I went into operation.

In 1944, an attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb failed as the explosion at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters only wounded the Nazi leader.

In 1944, President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic convention in Chicago.

In 1976, America's Viking 1 robot spacecraft made a successful, first-ever landing on Mars.

In 1977, a flash flood hit Johnstown, Pa., killing more than 80 people and causing $350 million in damage.

In 1988, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis received the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Atlanta.

In 1988, Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini accepted a truce with Iraq, even though he said the decision was like drinking poison.

Ten years ago: Russia won an $11.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency. A smoky fire broke out aboard the cruise ship Ecstasy just 2 miles from the Florida shore, forcing the ship's return to port.

Five years ago: Gen. John Abizaid, the top commander of coalition forces in Iraq, predicted that resistance to U.S. forces in Iraq would grow in coming months as progress was made in creating a new government to replace the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein. President Bush welcomed Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi to his Texas ranch for a two-day visit. Ben Curtis, an unknown PGA Tour rookie in his first major championship, won the British Open.

One year ago: President Bush signed an executive order prohibiting cruel and inhuman treatment, including humiliation or denigration of religious beliefs, in the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects. Tammy Faye Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire, then watched it collapse in disgrace, died at age 65 near Kansas City, Mo.

Today's Birthdays: Actress-singer Sally Ann Howes is 78. Rockabilly singer Sleepy LaBeef is 73. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., is 72. Actress Diana Rigg is 70. Rock musician John Lodge (The Moody Blues) is 65. Country singer T.G. Sheppard is 64. Singer Kim Carnes is 63. Rock musician Carlos Santana is 61. Rock musician Paul Cook (The Sex Pistols, Man Raze) is 52. Actress Donna Dixon is 51. Rock musician Mick McNeil (Simple Minds) is 50. Country singer Radney Foster is 49. Actor Frank Whaley is 45. Rock singer Chris Cornell is 44. Rock musician Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) is 42. Actor Reed Diamond is 41. Actor Josh Holloway ("Lost") is 39. Singer Vitamin C is 39. Actor Simon Rex is 34. Actress Judy Greer is 33. Actor Charlie Korsmo is 30. Singer Elliott Yamin ("American Idol") is 30. Actor John Francis Daley is 23. Country singer-professional dancer Julianne Hough is 20. Actress Billi Bruno is 12.

Thought for Today: "No man can resolve himself into Heaven." Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist (1837-1899).
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Are you going to do this every day? That would be great if you do.
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Are you going to do this every day? That would be great if you do.


I will be posting these daily. Maybe someone will see something in the history dates, that will spark a great debate about something that happened in history.
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