Monday, February 29, 2016

Mass Muslim Marriage in Gaza

Mass Muslim Marriage in Gaza:

 "The International Center for Research on Women now estimates that there are 51 million child brides now living on planet Earth and almost all in Muslim countries.

Twenty-nine percent of these child brides are regularly beaten and molested by their husbands in Egypt; twenty six percent receive similar abuse in Jordan.

Every year, three million Muslim girls are subjected to genital mutilation, according to UNICEF. This practice has not been outlawed in many parts of America.

The Islamic practice of pedophilia dates back to the prophet Muhammad, who amassed eleven wives and many concubines after the death of his first wife Khadijah in 619 A.D."

Blog: American Caesarism

Blog: American Caesarism:
"...From the day that the legendary Cincinnatus put down his title as military dictator to return to the life of a farmer and allow the republic to function as designed to the day of the Rubicon crossing, there were three and a half centuries of nobility in self-government – a glittering record of human accomplishment and overcoming.
It has been roughly two and a half centuries since George Washington refused the title of king and returned to his farm, marking the beginning of the most impressive episode in human history of virtuous self-government.
During that span we have witnessed the development and the decay of our government institutions as the warnings of the founders have been ignored concerning the sanctity of the Constitution and the need for the separation of powers.
By the time Barack Obama was sworn in on a platform of fundamental transformation, the once proud institutions of government, the legislature, and the judiciary had ceased to be a check on the executive power.
The vast executive bureaucracy and its agencies had usurped the role of the once noble branches of a divided government.
The Roman people welcomed Caesar as a liberator just as our urban populations cheered the ascendance of a man who promised a chicken in every pot and a cell phone in every hand. 
Soon we will go through the motions of electing a new president, but make no mistake.
This will not be an election as much as it will be a coronation of the next Caesar."

How to Watch Tuesday's Returns Like a Data Geek

How to Watch Tuesday's Returns Like a Data Geek | RealClearPolitics:
Watching primary and caucus results roll in on Tuesday night is going to feel like drinking from a firehose.
Nearly a dozen states ranging from Vermont to Alaska (with the greatest concentration in the South) will hold contests for both parties.
If you’re not a veteran political journalist or a data geek, it might be tough to digest that cascade of information.
That’s why RealClearPolitics has put together these tips to help you understand the results on Super Tuesday – think of it as the data geek’s guide to watching the returns.
On the Republican Side:
Watch the thresholds.
In order to win the GOP nomination, a candidate has to win a majority (1,237) of the delegates to the Republican convention in Cleveland.
Each state basically sets its own rules on how primary results translate into delegate counts, and on Tuesday those rules generally point towards two key numbers – 15 percent and 20 percent.
Most Super Tuesday states allocate their delegates proportionally with a threshold of either 15 percent (Arkansas, Oklahoma) or 20 percent (Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Vermont) of the vote.
In other words, the state divides up its delegates proportionally between the candidates who surpass the threshold.
Article Continues Below...
Read on!

Bob Barr: Absolutely No Policy Has Come Out of Trump's Mouth Thus Far - Breitbart

Bob Barr: Absolutely No Policy Has Come Out of Trump's Mouth Thus Far - Breitbart:

“People need to know more about him, because if he were to win the nomination, and, yet, still amass all of the details of his life and his policies, we go into the general election not knowing who we have as a candidate,” he said."

New Leftist Canadian Gov to Restore Citizenship of Muslim Terrorists

New Leftist Canadian Gov to Restore Citizenship of Muslim Terrorists | Frontpage Mag:
With Trudeau, Canada has its own Obama and the results are exactly what you would expect.
The federal Liberals are getting started on repealing some of the previous government’s sweeping — and controversial — changes to how people get or lose Canadian citizenship.
But the Liberal plan promises to be controversial in its own right, since it would, if passed, restore the Canadian citizenship of Zakaria Amara — sentenced in 2010 for his role as a member of the so-called Toronto 18.

Immigration Minister John McCallum introduced a new bill Thursday that, if passed, would remove terrorism or other crimes against the national interest as grounds for revoking citizenship from dual nationals.
That's certainly good news for ISIS members.
Citizenship can still be removed from those who’ve obtained it via fraudulent means or misrepresentation.
So lying on an immigration application is now more serious than Islamic terrorism.

Why Cranes Keep Falling

Why Cranes Keep Falling:
"Statistics from the United States Dept. of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the United States suffers nearly 90 crane-related deaths per year.
But crane collapses and their consequences—everything from property damage and lost time on a project all the way up to injury and death—aren't new to the modern-day crane, of course, with data showing a fairly consistent pattern.
What's changed is the size of the machines..."

Lunch video-----Streaker at Oscar

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They Told Him To Take Down His American Flag, So He Did THIS Instead

They Told Him To Take Down His American Flag, So He Did THIS Instead:

"When this Florida man felt his freedom of expression was being limited by local code enforcement officials, he decided to take matters into his own hands."

NHS: UK now has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world, according to OECD report

NHS: UK now has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world, according to OECD report | Health News | Lifestyle | The Independent: "
"Hospitals so underequipped that people are dying needlessly because of a chronic lack of investment"
The UK has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world according to a damning new report which said the nation has an “outstandingly poor” record of preventing ill health.
Hospitals are now so short-staffed and underequipped that people are also dying needlessly because of a chronic lack of investment.
The verdict, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will make embarrassing reading for David Cameron who denied the cash-strapped NHS is heading for its worst winter crisis.
Staff are too rushed to improve levels of care that have in many areas fallen below countries such as Turkey, Portugal and Poland. 
Almost 75,000 more doctors and nurses are needed to match standards in similar countries the OECD said in its annual Health at a Glance study comparing the quality of healthcare across 34 countries..."

The Oscars’ swag bag is more decadent than ever. How did we get here?

The Oscars’ swag bag is more decadent than ever. How did we get here?
"I’m talking about the swag bags.
This year’s purported thank-you package for Oscars presenters and prominent nominees, a basket containing goodies worth an estimated $230,000, is causing a furor.
First, activists opposed to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories urged a boycott of the costliest item, a $55,000, 10-day jaunt to Israel including first class airline tickets and luxury accommodations.
Then the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stepped up with a lawsuit.
That gift bag?
Has nothing to do with them, no way, no how.
Instead, the academy would like Distinctive Assets, the promotional and product-placement company that’s distributing the things to the 25 nominees in the directing and acting categories and host Chris Rock, to cease advertising its giveaway as the “14th Annual ‘Everyone Wins’ Nominee Gift Bags in honor of the Academy Awards®.”
Specifically, the academy is alleging trademark infringement.
Why is the academy ticked off?
It’s not because someone asked, “Hey, why does Leonardo DiCaprio (estimated 2015 earnings: $29 million) need a free round of laser skin tightening treatment valued at $5,500, a $45,000 junket to Japan, and a $275 roll of Swiss toilet paper?” 
Surely he’ll show up to the Oscars anyway.
The academy is angry because of the combination of almost obscene luxury—$230,000!—and family-unfriendly freebies like a $250 vibrator and something called a Vampire Breast Lift ($1,900) that apparently besmirches the Oscars’ good name.
“Press about the 2016 gift bags has focused on both the less-than-wholesome nature of some of the products,” reads the complaint, which goes on to mourn “the unseemliness of giving such high value gifts … to an elite group of celebrities."...

No Matter Who Wins at the Oscars, Taxpayers Lose on Film Subsidies

No Matter Who Wins at the Oscars, Taxpayers Lose on Film Subsidies - Reason.com
Sunday night brings the 89th Academy Awards, and many are wondering what film will take home the Oscar for Best Picture.
No matter what film wins, one group of people should be thanked during the acceptance speech—taxpayers.
Film is a heavily subsidized industry, and the majority of states have tax incentive programs that lower the cost of production.
These tax credits are determined by production costs, not profits, and many credits are transferrable or refundable.
When a film’s tax liabilities are below its allotted refundable credits, taxpayers end up directly paying film companies the difference.
The Big Short, one of this year’s nominees, cost $28 million to produce and was filmed in California, Nevada, and Louisiana.

...States are starting to realize that the economic benefits of film tax credits are pure fantasy, like some movie plots. In 2012, 40 states offered tax incentives, at a total cost of $1.4 billion, but since then some states have decided that maintaining roads, funding schools, staffing police departments, and letting residents keep more income are better uses of funds.
Since last year’s Oscars, Alaska, Michigan, and Illinois all ended their film tax credit programs. (See my testimony for the Alaska Senate on the false promise of film tax credits here).
...It is not only Oscar-nominated movies that receive sweetheart tax deals.
Television shows, including HBO’s VEEP and Netflix’s House of Cards, are two examples.
...Film tax credit programs do not pay for themselves.
They do not create long-term jobs, nor do they have tourism benefits.
All film tax incentives do is provide opportunities for politicians to rub elbows with movie stars..."

‘This Is My Country, Damn It!’: Ted Cruz Implores Voters to ‘Stand Up and Fight’ for America on Super Tuesday | Video | TheBlaze.com

‘This Is My Country, Damn It!’: Ted Cruz Implores Voters to ‘Stand Up and Fight’ for America on Super Tuesday | Video | TheBlaze.com:

“We’ve got four days. I am calling on you — with all of your energy, with all of your passion over the next four days — to pick up the phone and call your friends, your neighbors, your family, your coworkers, anyone and everyone you know and say, ‘This election matters. Come out and vote on Tuesday,’” Cruz said. “Say, ‘This is my future, this is my kids, this is my grandkids, this is my country, damn it! My country! Stand up and fight for it together.”

Students, Professor Defend 2-Year Suspension For Saying 'Black Women Aren't Hot'

Students, Professor Defend 2-Year Suspension For Saying 'Black Women Aren't Hot' | The Daily Caller:
A new online documentary features several students and a professor defending the harsh punishment given to a college student who had the temerity to say, on the Internet, that black women are not attractive.
Titled “The Yak in the Room,” the 13-minute documentary by Nathan Gelfand-Toutant concerns Thad Pryor, a student at Colorado College who was given a two-year suspension last fall after quipping anonymously on Yik Yak, in response to a post saying “#blackwomenmatter,” that “They matter, they’re just not hot.” 
According to YouTube, the documentary was uploaded in mid-January, but it only appears to have attracted public notice within the past week.
Pryor appears in the video to express his deep regret for his Yik Yak post, which he said was simply a result of getting caught up in an online environment where offensive jokes were flying freely.

AM Fruitcake

History for February 29

History for February 29 - On-This-Day.com:
Ann Lee (Anne the Word or Mother Anne) 1736 - Founder of Shakerism in United States, John Philip Holland 1840 - Inventor of the first submarine accepted by the U.S. Navy, Herman Hollerith 1860 - Engineer, teacher, inventor of first electric tabulating machine (forerunner of the calculator)


Dinah Shore 1916 - Singer, entertainer ("The Dinah Shore Show"), Jack Lousma 1936 - Astronaut, Dennis Farina 1944 - Actor ("Law & Order", "Striking Distance")


1288 - Scotland established this day as one when a woman could propose marriage to a man. In the event that he refused the proposal he was required to pay a fine.


1860 - The first electric tabulating machine was invented by Herman Hollerith.


1904 - In Washington, DC, a seven-man commission was created to hasten the construction of the Panama Canal.


1940 - Hattie McDaniel became the first black person to win an Oscar. She won Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Mammy in "Gone with the Wind."


1944 - The invasion of the Admiralty Islands began with "Operation Brewer." U.S. General Douglas MacArthur led his forces onto Los Negros.


1964 - Dawn Fraser got her 36th world record. The Australian swimmer was timed at 58.9 seconds in the 100-meter freestyle in Sydney, Australia.


1972 - Jack Anderson revealed a memo written by ITT's Washington lobbyist, Dita Beard, that connected ITT's funding of part of the Republican National Convention.


2010 - In Japan, the Tokyo Skytree tower was completed as the tallest tower in the world.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Math and the Map :: SteynOnline

The Math and the Map :: SteynOnline:
"...But, as things stand, these three electoral maps - 1988, 2000, 2012 - are a portrait of remorseless Republican decline.
What other bits of that Cuban heel might drop off?
The usually very astute Michael Barone says not to worry:
Republican fears that Hispanics would make Arizona, Texas and Florida as solidly Democratic as California are unfounded.
1988, 2000, 2012...
What about another 12 years?
In Arizona, a majority of grade-schoolers are Hispanic: 
Are you entirely confident AuH2O country will still be red a decade hence?
In 2010, seventy per cent of births at Dallas General Hospital were "anchor babies": 
If the GOP loses Texas' 38 electoral votes, there is no conceivable math that on the Rove turnout-model model gets them to the magic 270 - or anywhere near it.
None of the above has to do with philosophy or ideology, which is for voters to weigh as they see fit - Rubio on amnesty against Trump on the Obamacare mandate...."
Read on!

The Average American Today Is Richer than John D. Rockefeller

The Average American Today Is Richer than John D. Rockefeller | Intellectual Takeout:
"This Atlantic story reveals how Americans lived 100 years ago.
By the standards of a middle-class American today, that lifestyle was poor, inconvenient, dreary, and dangerous.
(Only a few years later — in 1924 — the 16-year-old son of a sitting US president would die of an infected blister that the boy got on his toe while playing tennis on the White House grounds.)
So here’s a question that I’ve asked in one form or another on earlier occasions, but that is so probing that I ask it again:
What is the minimum amount of money that you would demand in exchange for your going back to live even as John D. Rockefeller lived in 1916?
When you think of the good old days, think one word: dentistry. - P. J. O'Rourke21.7 million 2016 dollars (which are about one million 1916 dollars)?
Would that do it?
What about a billion 2016 — or 1916 — dollars?
Would this sizable sum of dollars be enough to enable you to purchase a quantity of high-quality 1916 goods and services that would at least make you indifferent between living in 1916 America and living (on your current income) in 2016 America?
Think about it.
Hard.
Carefully.
If you were a 1916 American billionaire you could, of course, afford prime real-estate. 
You could afford a home on 5th Avenue or one overlooking the Pacific Ocean or one on your own tropical island somewhere (or all three).
...In the winter, many were also poorly heated by today’s standards.
To travel to Europe took you several days.
To get to foreign lands beyond Europe took you even longer.
Might you want to deliver a package or letter overnight from New York City to someone in Los Angeles?
Sorry.
Impossible.
You could neither listen to radio (the first commercial radio broadcast occurred in 1920) nor watch television.
You could, however, afford the state-of-the-art phonograph of the era. 
(It wasn’t stereo, though. And — I feel certain — even today’s vinylphiles would prefer listening to music played off of a modern compact disc to listening to music played off of a 1916 phonograph record.)
Obviously, you could not download music.
There really wasn’t very much in the way of movies for you to watch, even though you could afford to build your own home movie theater..."

Watch: Bill Clinton Flips Out After Veteran Crashes Event, Asks About Benghazi

Watch: Bill Clinton Flips Out After Veteran Crashes Event, Asks About Benghazi | Video | TheBlaze.com:
"As he was being escorted out of the room, the vet continued to raise his voice as audience members continued to boo him.

“If you shut up and listen to my answer, I’ll answer it,” Clinton said.
“His mind has been poisoned by lies, and he won’t listen.”
After this, another protestor, who was also filming the event shouted, “Hillary lied over four coffins,” garnering more ‘boos’ from the crowd.
“She lied to those families.
So all of those families are liars?”
The female protestor was also escorted out of the room."


Europe's refugee crisis: A tour through the new Berlin

Europe's refugee crisis: A tour through the new Berlin - Middle East - Jerusalem Post
"I told myself before traveling to Berlin to cover the refugee crisis that I would put my preconceived notions aside.
This was my chance to learn about the crisis firsthand.
...He was one of the first on the scene interviewing the refugees.
Initially, the editorial stance of the media, including Bild, he said, was to be welcoming, even if overall public opinion wasn’t.
I think the editors felt that if they would write now that all the refugees want money, things would go crazy,” Biermann said.
But that’s changed since reports of mass sexual assaults in Cologne and other German cities on New Year’s Eve allegedly by Muslim migrants from North Africa.
...“These young men never drank alcohol before, never saw a sexy woman. They were never free.” It was a sentiment shared by Hamza.
...However, it seemed clear from my trip that “refugee” is not the accurate term for so many of the migrants. 
The authentic Syrian refugees, like Hamza, have the most promise of overcoming difficult conditions to build a new, productive life, and to integrate into a liberal democracy.
The imposters, opportunists, and who knows?
Potential terrorists pose the greatest challenge to Germany, and unsuspecting tourists sitting at Starbucks.
Whatever one’s opinion – pro or against – one thing is certain, as Hermanau noted. Germany will never be the same..."
Read it all!

CECIL BACKLASH: Zimbabwe Now Has To Kill Hundreds of Un-hunted Lions To Save Villagers

CECIL BACKLASH: Zimbabwe Now Has To Kill Hundreds of Un-hunted Lions To Save Villagers » Louder With Crowder:
"Remember Cecil the Lion?
Of course you do.
He was hunted by Walter Palmer, an American dentist.
The dentist was shamed by every environmentalist animal-rights liberal who didn’t want to acknowledge that Planned Parenthood was butchering babies and FedExing baby heads across the country.
Yes, both of those things were happening at the same time.
...Here’s the problem with what happened to Walter Palmer: it scared hunters worldwide, who didn’t want their names, addresses, places of business, and names of their first born children broadcast allover the world for participating in a lion hunt. 
As any scientist will tell you, for ever action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
YeahScience.
Here’s more science for you.
If no one is hunting the lions, there are more lions.
More predators mean more prey animals are eaten.
Zimbabwe has TOO MANY LIONS, because hunters have not killed them. 
Solution? 
Zimbabwe will have to “cull” the lion population:
The outcry over Walter Palmer’s killing of Cecil drove other big-game hunters away from Zimbabwe, fearful they too would attract the opprobrium of the public.
But in what is being described as a side-effect of the affair, Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife area says it now finds itself suffering from an overpopulation of lions.
Bubye Valley Conservancy has more than 500 lions, the largest number in Zimbabwe’s diminishing wildlife areas.
It has warned that its lion population has become unsustainable and that it may even have to cull around 200 as a result of what is being called “the Cecil effect”.
...Also, more lions also mean more people get killed by lions.
Read Zimbabweans Reality Check Liberals:
“Lions? What about African PEOPLE…”
All of these people have names, by the way.
None are honored by environmentalists..."

Lunch video-----Does Government Have a Revenue or Spending Problem?

People say the government has a debt problem.
Debt is caused by deficits, which is the difference between what the government collects in tax revenue and the amount of government spending.
Every time the government runs a deficit, the government debt increases.
So what's to blame: too much spending, or too little tax revenue?
Economics professor Antony Davies examines the data and concludes that the root cause of the debt is too much government spending.

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BREAKING: Utah Votes to ABOLISH This Constitutional Amendment... And It's Great News For America

BREAKING: Utah Votes to ABOLISH This Constitutional Amendment... And It's Great News For America:

"According to many historians and constitutional scholars — not to mention a little common-sense, the people were never supposed to have this particular “right” in the first place."



The stupid party-----The Math and the Map

The Math and the Map :: SteynOnline:
"...But the question for the party as an institution is simple: how do you put back together that bare-minimum Bush 2000 "L"?
And, if you find it hard to imagine Cruz winning New Hampshire or Rubio Colorado, what's your alternative?
The Republican Party has spent a generation rewarding failure:
Mike Murphy, who blew through 100 million bucks to get Jeb to 2.8 per cent in Iowa, will nevertheless walk away from yet another floppo campaign with "a minimum of $14 million". 
No one loses as expensively as Republicans.
Long term, two things have to happen: America has to restore the integrity of its borders, and conservatism has to get a piece of the action in the schools and the culture.
Short term, the GOP has done a grand job of screwing itself out of electoral viability..."

How are working Americans supposed to pay for a carbon tax?

How are working Americans supposed to pay for a carbon tax? - NetRight Daily:
"In the State of the Union Address last month, President Obama renewed his call for a carbon tax. 
He called to “change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers, and the earth.”
electric bill nrd 600
...Wages remain flat, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, and haven’t seen significant growth in over a decade.
It is a cruel irony indeed that the same people who claim the mantle of protecting the poor can pass a regressive tax onto them for their most basic needs. 
Are Washington, D.C. politicians really going to make it more expensive to buy groceries, heat homes and engage in productive activity?
This is yet another way to steal money from working Americans without calling it a tax. 
Consumers end up paying more, but don’t know why.
...The carbon tax is already being implemented via regulatory fiat via the Environmental Protection Agency’s Carbon Endangerment Finding defining carbon dioxide as a harmful pollutant under the Clean Air Act, as well as its new and existing power plant rules, the costs of which get passed on to consumers, necessarily making electricity more expensive, just as then-candidate for president Barack Obama promised they would back in 2008.
Creating more hidden taxes that increase the burden on struggling Americans to fix things beyond government control, is truly emblematic, and is yet one more reason why voters are angry with Washington..."

Swarthmore College ponders strategy for new 'social justice' requirement

Swarthmore College ponders strategy for new 'social justice' requirement - The College Fix
Approximately thirty faculty, staff, and members of the Intercultural Center (IC) at Swarthmore College met last week to discuss new course requirements dedicated to, get this — gender, race, class, and sexuality.
That’s right — requirements.
Who would have guessed, eh?
“Swarthmore students need to be well-informed when they graduate and enter the professional world,” noted AndrĂ©s Cordero, one of the meeting organizers.
“Regardless of political orientation, the requirement would get students ‘to also have a social justice alignment and theoretical basis.’”
Cordero argued that a mandated social justice class isn’t different from any other course requirement, pointing out he had to take a college calculus.
“Even if it was against my will, it ended up being in my best interest to have a holistic education.
It’s the same conception when it comes to social issues,” he said.
Except, of course, it’s kind of difficult to inject radical progressive dogma into a calculus course..."

North Korea Just Issued Massive Threat To USA If Obama Does THIS

North Korea Just Issued Massive Threat To USA If Obama Does THIS:

"Most likely in response to recent provocative actions by North Korea, the United States and South Korea are making preparations for their largest ever annual joint military exercise, set to take place in March.

An estimated 300,000 troops will take part in the exercise, which will include the use of special operations forces and will simulate a “preemptive strike” intended to decapitate the leadership of the rogue nation, according to the U.K. Daily Mail."

White men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends on it

White men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends on it - Salon.com:
For 500 years, they've exploited their fellow man and plundered the planet.
It's time they rein themselves in
White men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends on it
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
AlterNetThe future of life on the planet depends on bringing the 500-year rampage of the white man to a halt.
For five centuries his ever more destructive weaponry has become far too common.
His widespread and better systems of exploiting other humans and nature dominate the globe.
The time for replacing white supremacy with new values is now. 
And just as some whites played a part in ending slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow segregation, and South African apartheid, there is surely a role whites can play in restraining other whites in this era.
Beneath the sound and fury generated by GOP presidential candidates, Fox News, website trolls, police unions and others, white people are becoming aware as never before of past and present racism.
Admittedly, this encouraging development is hardly the dominant view.
To the contrary, given the possibility that Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson or one of their ilk might become president, white supremacist ideology seems to be digging in harder than ever.
I don’t take this lightly.
Once upon a time I foolishly thought that there was no way that Ronald Reagan could get elected president.
Lesson learned.
Now is the time to start contingency planning for intensified resistance to mass deportations of immigrants, atrocities against Muslims and extreme danger to African Americans..."
Read on....they're going crazy!

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History for February 28

History for February 28 - On-This-Day.com:
Linus Pauling 1901 - Nobel prize for chemistry in 1954, Nobel peace prize winner in 1962, 
Milton Caniff 1907 - Cartoonist, Charles Durning 1923 - Actor ("Spy Hard", "Dick Tracy", "The Hindenburg")


Gavin MacLeod 1931 - Actor ("Love Boat", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), Mario Andretti 1940 - Auto racer, twin of Aldo Andretti, Bubba Smith 1945 - Football player


1854 - The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About 50 slavery opponents began the new political group.


1885 - AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph) was incorporated. The company was capitalized on only $100,000 and provided long distance service for American Bell.


1953 - In a Cambridge University laboratory, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA.


1979 - Mr. Ed, the talking horse from the TV show "Mr. Ed", died.


1983 - "M*A*S*H" became the most watched television program in history when the final episode aired.


1986 - Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in Stockholm.


1993 - U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious cult in Waco, TX. The ATF had planned to arrest the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on federal firearms charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed and a 51-day standoff followed.


1995 - The Denver International Airport opened after a 16-month delay.