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Saturday, March 7, 2009

HAPPY BORN DAY TO ME!!! - Glitter Graphics

3/7/early 1980's,(and no this Gyrl is not ashamed of her age, but this blog is semi-anonymous...can't be puttin' all my gov'ment out there you know!?!) 6:17 am to be exact, a GARGANTUAN moment in herstory!!!


Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
RING RING - Shoulda Known the Telephone was a Pisces...we DO have a Gift of Gab ;)

Luther Burbank 1849
Pieter Mondrian 1872
Maurice Ravel 1875
Anna Magnani 1908
Lee Young (Nat King Cole Trio) 1917
Mahlon Clark (Lawrence Welk's band) 1923
James Broderick 1927
Lord Snowdon 1930
Frank Morelli 1932
Willard Scott 1934
Janet Guthrie 1938
Homero Blancas 1938
Daniel J. Travanti 1940
Michael York 1942
Michael Eisner 1942
Tammy Faye Bakker 1942
Billy MacMillan 1943
John Heard 1946
Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) 1946
Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) 1946
Donna Loren 1947
Peggy March 1948
Franco Harris (NFL) 1950
Lynn Swann (NFL) 1952
Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) 1952
Jules Shear 1953
Bryan Cranston 1956
Ivan Lendl 1960
Bill Brochtrup 1963
Taylor Dayne 1965
Paul Davis (Happy Mondays) 1966
Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) 1967
Rachel Weisz 1971
Hugo Ferreira (Tantric) 1974
Laura Prepon 1980

Music History for March 7

1858 - Composer Nikolai Artzibushev was born.

1875 - Composer Joseph Maurice Ravel was born. I HEART the Romantics.

1887 - Composer Heino Eller was born.

1939 - Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians recorded "Auld Lang Syne."

1967 - Sandra Dee received a divorce from Bobby Darin.

1976 - Elton John was put on display in wax at in London's Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Freaky...

1985 - The song "We Are the World" was heard on the radio for the first time.

1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that does not require permission from the copyright holder.

2003 - Broadway musicians went on strike due to a contractual dispute. Hmmm SAG? History repeating???
March 7

***I've Deduced It's Like the Most Lighthearted Day, or the Heaviest.... Many events on this list make me go blehhhh, NOT SO AWESOME.***

0322 BC - Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, died.

1774 - The British closed the port of Boston to all commerce.

1799 - In Palestine, Napoleon captured Jaffa and his men massacred more than 2,000 Albanian prisoners.

1848 - In Hawaii, the Great Mahele was signed.

1849 - The Austrian Reichstag was dissolved. AWESOME

1850 - U.S. Senator Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a method of preserving the Union.

1854 - Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine. AWESOME - my domestic/Fasionista side has been eyeing a Singer...'09?

1876 - Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465) for his telephone. STUPENDOUSLY AWESOME - THANK YOU MR. BELL.

1901 - It was announced that blacks had been found enslaved in parts of South Carolina. (not so awesome)
1904 - The Japanese bombed the Russian town of Vladivostok.

1904 - In Springfield, OH, a mob broke into a jail and shot a black man accused of murder. (not so awesome)

1906 - Finland granted women the right to vote. AWESOME - A Domino Effect
1908 - Cincinnati's mayor, Mark Breith announced before the city council that, "Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."

1911 - Willis Farnworth patented the coin-operated locker.

1911 - In the wake of the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. sent 20,000 troops to the border of Mexico. (???)

1918 - Finland signed an alliance treaty with Germany.

1925 - The Soviet Red Army occupied Outer Mongolia.

1927 - A Texas law that banned Negroes from voting was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

1933 - CBS radio debuted "Marie The Little French Princess." It was the first daytime radio serial. REALLY??? THE REST IS HISTORY.

1933 - The board game Monopoly was invented. Ode to Capitalism wrapped in baby's swaddle, oh those long evening after holiday dinners...

1935 - Malcolm Campbell set an auto speed record of 276.8 mph in Florida.

1936 - Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland in violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles.

1942 - Japanese troops landed on New Guinea.

1945 - During World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany.

1947 - John L. Lewis declared that only a totalitarian regime could prevent strikes. NONSENSE!BLEHHHHHHH
1951 - U.N. forces in Korea under General Matthew Ridgeway launched Operation Ripper against the Chinese.

1954 - Russia appeared for the first time in ice-hockey competition. Russia defeated Canada 7-2 to win the world ice-hockey title in Stockholm, Sweden.

1955 - "Peter Pan" was presented as a television special for the first time.

1955 - Baseball commissioner Ford Frick said that he was in favor of legalizing the spitball. When was it ILLEGAL?

1955 - Phyllis Diller made her debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco, CA. WHAT AN ANCIENT BALLSY DAME! DEFINITELY AWESOME.

1959 - Melvin C. Garlow became the first pilot to fly over a million miles in jet airplanes. AWESOME

1965 - State troopers and a sheriff's posse broke up a march by civil rights demonstrators in Selma, AL. THANK-YOU CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS.TRULY.

1968 - The Battle of Saigon came to an end.

1971 - A thousand U.S. planes bombed Cambodia and Laos. EWWWWW!!! NOT AWESOME.

1975 - The U.S. Senate revised the filibuster rule. The new rule allowed 60 senators to limit debate instead of the previous two-thirds. JUNK TALK! SO AWESOME

1981 - Anti-government guerrillas in Colombia executed the kidnapped American Bible translator Chester Allen Bitterman. The guerrillas accused Bitterman of being a CIA agent.

1983 - TNN (The Nashville Network) began broadcasting.

1985 - "Commonwealth" magazine ceased publication after five decades.

1985 - The first AIDS antibody test, an ELISA-type test, was released. WRAPPING IT UP IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV. IT WAS AWESOOME THEN...

1989 - Poland accused the Soviet Union of a World War II massacre in Katyn.

1994 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that does not require permission from the copyright holder.

1994 - In Moldova, a referendum was rejected by 90% of voters to form a union with Rumania.

1999 - In El Salvador, Francisco Flores PĂ©rez of the ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) was elected president.

2002 - A federal judge awarded Anna Nicole Smith more than $88 million in damages. The ruling was the latest in a legal battle over the estate of Smith's late husband, J. Howard Marshall II. Could be AWESOME if You are the Geriatric Golddiggin' Type...

2003 - Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center announced that they had transferred 6.7 gigabytes of uncompressed data from Sunnvale, CA, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 58 seconds. The data was sent via fiber-optic cables and traveled 6,800 miles. TIME TRAVEL - FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!

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