Saturday, September 30, 2017

Chloe Bressack, Florida teacher, gives gender-neutral lessons to children - Washington Times

Chloe Bressack, Florida teacher, gives gender-neutral lessons to children - Washington Times:

Image result for Pronoun Anchor Chart for 1st Grade"So when a fifth-grade teacher requested that students address her with nongendered pronouns such as “they” and “them,” it stirred consternation among parents (if not education officials) in the state’s capital city — and abroad.
Chloe Bressack, a 23-year-old math and science teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary School in Tallahassee, recently sent a letter to parents that has gone viral on social media and made international headlines.
“One thing you should know about me is that I use gender neutral terms,” Ms. Bressack said in the single-page letter. “My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix)."

The way we were-----Patience and Prudence - Tonight You Belong To Me

Boob-tube-----1960's TV Used Car Ad Outtakes "Ralph Williams" Bloopers

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports™

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports™:
"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance."

The Quiet Islamic Conquest of Spain

Image result for Islamic propagandaThe Quiet Islamic Conquest of Spain
  • "Evicted five centuries ago by crusading Christians, the Arabs are back in Spain, using their oil dollars to buy land that was seized from their ancestors by the sword". — James M. Markham, The New York Times, 1981.
  • The Madrid daily ABC wrote that 800 mosques in Spain are out of control. The Spanish daily La Razon charged that Gulf donors, such as Qatar, were a source of Spain's Islamization. The Saudis also launched a new Spanish television channel, C√≥rdoba TV, as did Iran.
  • They dream of, and work to, regain the "lost Caliphate" of Spain. Some Islamists do it with bombs and car-ramming attacks. Others, more surreptitiously, do it with money and dawa, Islamic propaganda. The second way may be even more effective than the first.
The ceremony in 2003 was announced with bombastic headlines
"After a wait of more than 500 years, Spanish Muslims, have finally succeeded in building a mosque of their own in the shadow of the Alhambra, once the symbol of Islamic power in Europe". 
A troupe from al Jazeera was sent to follow the event: a muezzin climbed to the minaret of the Great Mosque of Granada to call the faithful to prayer for the first time in five centuries..."
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ICE nabs nearly 500 aliens in sweep of sanctuary cities - Washington Times

ICE nabs nearly 500 aliens in sweep of sanctuary cities - Washington Times:

Image result for flickr commons images U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Logo"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it netted more than 100 migrants in Los Angeles and Philadelphia each, and dozens more in Baltimore, Chicago, Denver and New York, among other sanctuary jurisdictions.
Of the 498 aliens caught, 310 of them were targets and the other 188 were “collateral” arrests of illegal immigrants whom officers encountered while going after their targets, the agency said.
ICE officials also said they’re seeing an increase in resistance from aliens as they step up enforcement of the law. Through the first 11 months of fiscal year 2017, the agency recorded 37 assaults on officers, compared to just nine assaults in all of 2016."


Articles: The Free Lunch Slide into Socialism

Articles: The Free Lunch Slide into Socialism
"New York City's Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina recently announced the new "Free School Lunch for All" for the big Apple's public schools.
Image result for the free lunch programThis means that the entire public-school population, some 1.1 million students, will now be provided with free lunches irrespective of family income.
Prior to this, approximately 75 percent of the city's students were getting free lunches.
...To the precious few in New York City who worry about the cost of public education, officials say not to fret.
This added expenditure won't adversely affect the school's budget.
It's "cost free" to the city as the tab will be paid out of state and federal funds. 
That's me and you.
Incidentally, NYC is not breaking new ground here.
Cities including Boston, Dallas, Chicago, and Detroit are already offer free lunches in all in their respective public school..."

Hillary’s legacy in Libya could affect you! « Refugee Resettlement Watch

Hillary’s legacy in Libya could affect you! « Refugee Resettlement Watch
"UN short-circuiting the flow from Libya to Europe by sending migrants to the good ol’ welcoming USA?
hillary and gal palsHillary, along with her gal pals Susan Rice and Samantha Power, are the leading culprits in the Obama Administration’s disastrous involvement in the overthrow of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the creation of a failed state that has become a primary route for the migrant invasion of Europe.
Now we learn that the UN, partially in hopes of saving the present Italian government (Italians are pretty angry about the Libya to Italy express), is planning to open up a refugee holding facility in Tripoli where migrants will be detained until they can be moved to transit centers.
But, guess what! 
Most in the transit centers will go to Canada, Norway, and drum roll—the United States.
Hillary gloats about knocking off Gaddafi turning Libya into a completely unstable hell hole, and America gets more refugees!"
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Lunch video-----Reagan - Peace Through Strength

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NFL players' protests risk stadium funding - Washington Times

NFL players' protests risk stadium funding - Washington Times:

Image result for flickr commons images NFL Tickets Office"American taxpayers shelled out billions of dollars to build the stadiums that National Football League players are now using to stage their kneel-down protests of the national anthem.
The players say they have a right to express their displeasure with racism in the U.S. with their protests, but lawmakers say the NFL could be risking its access to the public trough if the team owners don’t get a grip on the situation."

“F**K Freedom of Speech”: Crazed Leftist Steals MAGA Hat, Claims Speech Is Genocide And that Trump Supporters Need To Be Gotten Rid Of

“F**K Freedom of Speech”: Crazed Leftist Steals MAGA Hat, Claims Speech Is Genocide And that Trump Supporters Need To Be Gotten Rid Of:
"A Trump supporter attending the University of California, Riverside had his “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat stolen from him by a crazed leftist who then went on a psychotic rant that attacked everything from the very idea of free speech to the existence of too many white people in the country.
The shocking video, first released by Campus Reform, began with Trump supporter Matthew Vitale desperately trying to get his property back from the thief who was so lost (see crazy?) that she apparently believed that going to the school’s Student Life Department would help her cause, as if they were going to openly support her obvious crime.
After entering the department the student proceded to act like she was in the right, complaining that, “This guy thought it would be a good idea to go into a conference wearing this f***ing hat.”
“Look at the kind of sh*t he’s wearing. You know what that represents? This represents genocide of a bunch of people,” she ludicrously continued.
That’s right, in the new leftist orthodoxy, literally wearing a hat about making the country great again after years of globalist shenanigans is now openly labeled as support for genocide.
After threatening to burn the hat, the women goes on a disgusting rant against a variety of issues that most Americans cherish.
“F**K freedom of speech, it’s killing people,” she yelled as Vitale tried to explain that he simply wanted his property back and that he was only using his first amendment rights to wear it in the first place.
The so far unidentified women then continued her obvious Marxist screed, claiming that America was never great and that she has always hated the country itself.
“I f**king hate this country because we need to get rid of all ya all,” she continued..."
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#1 This day 1958-----It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 1958

Why American teenagers are not interested in adult activities like sex, drinking — or working - MarketWatch

Why American teenagers are not interested in adult activities like sex, drinking — or working - MarketWatch
"Kids today are in no hurry to grow up.
Teenagers are increasingly less likely to engage in adult activities like drinking alcohol, working jobs, driving or having sex according to research from San Diego State University and Bryn Mawr College published in the peer-reviewed journal Child Development Tuesday.
Image result for snowflake kids memeWith smaller families, longer life expectancy and after-school educational activities, today’s 18-year-olds are looking like 15-year-olds once did, according to Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the lead author on the study. 
She calls it a “slow-life strategy” where parents have fewer children, “but nurture them more carefully.”
The number of teenagers who tried alcohol between 2010 and 2016 dropped to 67% from 93% between 1976 and 1979. 
And the number that had earned money from working dropped from 76% to 55% over the same period. 
Teens who had engaged in sexual activity by the end of high school dropped 12% between 1994 and 2016.
The declines in adult activities were consistent across demographic groups, including gender, race, socioeconomic status, region, and in both urban and rural areas, suggesting a major shift is taking place..."

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NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough – The Conservative Insider

NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough – The Conservative Insider:

"The NFL is a “private enterprise” whose “rights” are being violated by those who dare to challenge the league’s political radicalization. The anti-Trump Democratic Coalition has even filed an ethics complaint alleging that the president’s comments constitute a criminal violation against using government offices “to influence the employment decisions and practices” of a private entity.

Image result for flickr commons images NFL LogoFunny. These fair-weather friends of corporate free speech and the First Amendment were nowhere to be found when Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were vowing to shut down Chick-Fil-A in their towns as government retaliation against the founders’ private religious beliefs.

As for the NFL’s status as a “private” enterprise? That’s some Super Bowl-sized audacity right there. I first started tracking publicly subsidized sports boondoggles with my very first watchdog website, Porkwatch, back in 1999. Since then, taxpayers at all levels of government have foot the bill for football stadiums to the tune of an estimated $1 billion every year."



Single-Payer: NHS Staff Shortages Mean Patients Dying Alone

Image result for nhs failSingle-Payer: NHS Staff Shortages Mean Patients Dying Alone:
"Most of you have heard the Democrat party pushing that single-payer health care. 
They make it sound wonderful, even if nobody pushing it seems to understand basic math (see Jake Tapper Questions Bernie Sanders on Single Payer. He Can’t Answer and Uh Oh! Canadian Journalist Talks Healthcare. Admits Single-Payer Sucks). 
“Let’s be like every other country in Europe,” they say.
Patients are dying alone on hospital wards because staff do not have enough time to care for them, nurses say. The mounting pressure across the UK is also leading to medicines being given late and patients being left in pain.
Among the other problems highlighted were:
  • Medicines for sepsis, diabetes and Parkinson’s not being given on time
  • Patients being left in pain because nurses were too busy
  • Child patients going without food as staff had to prioritise treatment
  • Patients not being moved, putting them at risk of bed sores
  • Patients left in corridors because all the beds were full
  • Community staff complaining they were not able to do everything asked of them
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History for September 30

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History for September 30 - On-This-Day.com
William Wrigley, Jr. 1861 - Chewing gum tycoon, Deborah Kerr (Trimmer) 1921 - Actress ("The King and I", "Separate Tables"), Truman Capote (Streckfus Persons) 1924 - Writer (In Cold Blood, Other Voices, Breakfast at Tiffany's), actor
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Angie Dickinson 1931 - Actress (Police Woman, Cassie and Company), Johnny Mathis 1935 - Singer, Marilyn McCoo 1943 - Singer (5th Dimension), TV hostess (Solid Gold)
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1846 - Dr. William Morton performed a painless tooth extraction after administering ether to a patient.
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1882 - In Appleton, WI, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating.
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1927 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. He broke his own record with the homerun. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record.
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1938 - The Munich Conference ended with a decision to appease Adolf Hitler. Britain, and France allowed Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland to be annexed by the Nazis.
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1954 - The U.S. Navy commissioned the Nautilus submarine at Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered vessel. The submarine had been launched on January 21, 1954.
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1962 - James Meredith succeeded in registering at the University of Mississippi. It was his fourth attempt to register.
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1983 - The first AH-64 Apache attack helicopter was rolled out by McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company.
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1982 - "Cheers" began an 11-year run on NBC-TV.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Hard Data, Hollow Protests | City Journal

Hard Data, Hollow Protests | City Journal:

Image result for flickr commons images FBI Report"The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 today, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend.  Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015.
Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks."



The way we were-----Games People Play – The Spinners (1975)

Boob-tube-----Highway Patrol in The Sniper{Foxeema}

Girls soccer team at Maine high school kneels to protest national anthem | EAGnews.org

Girls soccer team at Maine high school kneels to protest national anthem | EAGnews.org
"KITTERY, Maine – Nine girls on the Traip Academy varsity soccer team took a knee during the national anthem before Monday’s game, and three of them are now complaining about the public backlash.
The girls – junior Beti Stevens, junior Mia Dickinson, and freshman Zadie Lauer – told SeacoastOnline that they were inspired by NFL players over the weekend and took a knee to draw attention to “racial justice...”

Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis – InsideSources

Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis – InsideSources:
"As a doctor, nobody wants to see a reduction in deaths from opioid overdoses more than me.
But a condition cannot be treated without making the right diagnosis.
Policymakers in Washington and in state capitals are misdiagnosing the opioid crisis as a doctor-patient problem. 
Image result for Opioid CrisisTheir policies are coming between doctors and patients.
They are preventing doctors from using their judgment and expertise to ease pain and suffering.
They are making many patients suffer needlessly, with some turning in desperation to the black market.
...While raids on black market drug dealers continue to net hauls from a seemingly endless sea of diverted, smuggled or counterfeit prescription opioids and heroin, policymakers can’t shake free of the myth that the opioid crisis is caused by doctors prescribing opioids to their patients in pain.
The numbers show that isn’t the case.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in July that prescriptions of opioids by health care practitioners have continued their steady decline since 2010..."
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Support For ObamaCare Plunges As GOP Repeal Effort Fades — Kaiser Poll Finds | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Support For ObamaCare Plunges As GOP Repeal Effort Fades — Kaiser Poll Finds | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD:

Image result for flickr commons images medical room"Republicans should have read the latest ObamaCare polls before deciding to give up on repeal. Public support for the law has dropped sharply, while most like the idea of giving states greater control over health care.

On Monday, the latest attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare hit a wall after Maine Sen. Susan Collins came out against the Cassidy-Graham bill, joining John McCain and Rand Paul. The bill would have turned ObamaCare's subsidies into block grants, and given states wide latitude on how to regulate health insurance."



Why is the FBI trying to enforce NCAA rules? | New York Post

Why is the FBI trying to enforce NCAA rules? | New York Post
"When exactly did the FBI decide that NCAA regulations were the law of the land? 
When did it conclude that, in addition to hunting down terrorists and investigating insider trading, its mandate also included protecting amateurism in college sports?
For years, athletic-shoe companies like Nike and Adidas paid coaches to have their team wear their brand of sneaker.
Were coaches like Rick Pitino, John Thompson and Jim Valvano being bribed by the shoe company representatives?
You certainly could frame it that way.
But nobody did.
Neither law enforcement nor the NCAA ever protested.
In 2006 — to pick just one among the many, many NCAA scandals over the years — two less-than-reputable agents gave the family of the University of Southern California’s star running back, Reggie Bush, gifts and benefits, including the free use of a house, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. They did so in the expectation that Bush would sign with them when he decided to turn pro. (He didn’t.)
Although the university was severely punished by the NCAA, the FBI chose not to look into the matter. 
Why would it? 
Giving a star athlete’s family the use of a house may be unseemly, and it may violate NCAA’s rules regarding amateurism, but it doesn’t violate the laws of the United States.
Not even close.
And yet on Tuesday, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York — that was Preet Bharara’s old jurisdiction, before the president fired him — announced with great fanfare that it had cracked a college basketball bribery scandal..."
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Shock Report: NFL's Oakland Raiders Threw Game After White QB Refused To Kneel For National Anthem | The Daily Sheeple

Shock Report: NFL's Oakland Raiders Threw Game After White QB Refused To Kneel For National Anthem | The Daily Sheeple:
"A new report from The Armstrong and Getty Radio Show has sent shockwaves throughout the sports world after it was claimed that members of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders may have purposefully allowed their star quarterback to get sacked multiple times after he refused to kneel during the National Anthem.
If true, this would essentially mean that an NFL football game was illegally thrown over anger that one of the teams star white players did not believe that kneeling during the nations anthem was the correct way to protest supposed racial injustice in America.
In other words, an epic level scandal..."
FULL REPORT:

Lunch video-----The NFL Goes Full Libtard

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Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY

Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY:

Image result for flickr commons images piles of money"The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet.

And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion."

How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers - The Atlantic

How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers - The Atlantic
"Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. 
It's time to stop the public giveaways to America's richest sports league—and to the feudal lords who own its teams.
Last year was a busy one for public giveaways to the National Football League.
In Virginia, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, who styles himself as a budget-slashing conservative crusader, took $4 million from taxpayers’ pockets and handed the money to the Washington Redskins, for the team to upgrade a workout facility.
Hoping to avoid scrutiny, McDonnell approved the gift while the state legislature was out of session.
...Twelve teams have turned a profit on stadium subsidies alone—receiving more money than they needed to build their facilities..."

“Muskegon County’s Urban Safety Corps is seeking to fill several full-time AmeriCorps member positions” from Muskegon Police Department : Nixle

“Muskegon County’s Urban Safety Corps is seeking to fill several full-time AmeriCorps member positions” from Muskegon Police Department : Nixle:
"Muskegon County’s Urban Safety Corps is seeking to fill several full-time AmeriCorps member positions
Image result for what the heck is this“Muskegon County’s Urban Safety Corps is seeking to fill several full-time AmeriCorps member positions.
The Urban Safety Corps is located within various sites in Muskegon County, with program oversight provided by the Muskegon County Land Bank Authority. 
The program is working to implement initiatives to increase public safety by decreasing victimization and increase community awareness in the urban core neighborhoods in Muskegon County.
The interventions employed by the program are intended to reduce blight, support community by promoting communication among residents/organizations and engage volunteers from across Muskegon County neighborhoods to stimulate not only service but national service as well.
To apply or learn more about this opportunity, please go to the Muskegon County human resources website: or submit a resume directly to Amanda Grover at groveram@co.muskegon.mi.us”"

#1 This day 1965-----The McCoys - Hang on Sloopy ( official music video )

Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2015 Report | Fraser Institute

Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2015 Report | Fraser Institute:
"Waiting for treatment has become a defining characteristic of Canadian health care. 
In order to document the lengthy queues for visits to specialists and for diagnostic and surgical procedures in the country, the Fraser Insti-tute has—for over two decades—surveyed specialist physicians across 12 specialties and 10 provinces.
Image result for mri waiting canadaThis edition of Waiting Your Turn indicates that, overall, waiting times for medically necessary treatment have not improved since last year.
Specialist physicians surveyed report a median waiting time of 18.3 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment—slightly longer than the 18.2 week wait reported in 2014.
This year’s wait time is 97% longer than in 1993 when it was just 9.3 weeks."

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Dems Claim Data Awan Took Was Homework | The Daily Caller

Dems Claim Data Awan Took Was Homework | The Daily Caller:

Image result for Library Clip Art Computer"Democratic congressional aides made unauthorized access to a House server 5,400 times and funneled “massive” amounts of data off of it. But there’s nothing to see here, Democrats told The Washington Post: They were just storing and then re-downloading homework assignments for Imran Awan’s elementary-school aged kids and family pictures.

A congressional source with direct knowledge of the incident contradicted the Post’s account, saying that now-indicted IT aide Imran Awan and his associates “were moving terabytes off-site so they could quote ‘work on the files'” "


Narrative Fail: Russia Facebook Ads Showed Support For BLM, Clinton

Narrative Fail: Russia Facebook Ads Showed Support For BLM, Clinton
"The Democrats' Trump/Russia collusion narrative took a major hit this week when Facebook leaks about Russia-linked ads forced disappointed Dems to walk back their anti-Trump messaging. 
Congressional leaders, in the meantime, have reportedly renewed their focus on Team Obama's election-year political espionage.
Image result for russian fb adsThe anti-Trumpers' promising story-line -- "Trump and Russia colluded on Facebook" -- had to be downgraded to merely "Russia sought to create incivility and chaos" when it was discovered that the Russia-linked group in question promoted issues and groups on both sides of the political spectrum.
According to Facebook's investigators, the company sold up to $150,000 worth of ads to a Russian government-affiliated troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency, which bought the ads through hundreds of phony Facebook pages and accounts.
The intelligence community describes the Internet Research Agency as "a state-funded organization that blogs and tweets on behalf of the Kremlin."
At least one of the over 3,000 Russia-bought ads, which Facebook will soon turn over to Congress, promoted Black Lives Matter and specifically targeted audiences in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, CNN reported on Wednesday.
The Black Lives Matter ad appeared on Facebook at some point in late 2015 or early 2016, the sources said. The sources said it appears the ad was meant to appear both as supporting Black Lives Matter but also could be seen as portraying the group as threatening to some residents of Baltimore and Ferguson..."

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History for September 29

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History for September 29 - On-This-Day.com
Miguel de Cervantes 1547, Horatio Nelson (England) 1758, Gene Autry 1907
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Jerry Lee Lewis 1935 - Musician, Madeline Kahn 1942, Lech Walesa 1943
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1829 - The first public appearance by London's re-organized police force was met with jeers from political opponents. The force became known as Scotland Yard.
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1953 - "Make Room for Daddy" premiered on ABC-TV.
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1960 - "My Three Sons" debuted on ABC-TV.
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1982 - In Chicago, IL, seven people died after taking capsules of Extra-Strength Tylenol that had been laced with cyanide. 264,000 bottles were recalled.
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1983 - "A Chorus Line" with performance number 3,389 became the longest running show on Broadway.
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1984 - Elizabeth Taylor was voted to be the world's most beautiful woman in a Louis Harris poll. Taylor was at the time in the Betty Ford Clinic overcoming a weight problem.
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1990 - "Millie's Book" by First Lady Barbara Bush was the best-selling non-fiction book in the U.S.
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2008 - The Dow Industrial Average lost 777 points. It was the largest one-day decline to date. The drop came after the U.S. House of Representatives had voted down a $700 billion bank bailout plan.
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