Happy Birthday!

November 11, 1964

Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include:

1744: Abigail Smith Adams (First Lady: wife of 2nd U.S. President
      of the United States, John Adams)

1821: Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky (political revolutionary, author; The
      Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot)

1885: George Patton, U.S. Army General: WWI, WWII

1896: Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster

1899: Pat O'Brien, actor, "Some like It Hot"

1899  Harold "PIE" Traynor, Baseball Hall of Famer: Pittsburgh
      Pirates third baseman: World Series [1925, 1927]

1904: Alger Hiss, who was accused of being a communist spy in
      Washington in the late 1940's

1922: Novelist Kurt Vonnegut

1925: Jonathan Winters, actor/comedian

1935: Bibi Anderson (Birgitta Andersson), actress, "Story of a Woman"

1940: Barbara Boxer, Senator - California

1945: Denise Alexander, actress, "General Hospital"

1945: Daniel Ortega Saavedra, president of Nicaragua (1984-1990)

1950: Jim Peterik, musician, Survivor

1951: Fuzzy (Frank) Zoeller (golf champion: Masters [1979],
      U.S. Open [1984])

1962: Demi Moore, actress, "G.I. Jane"

1964: Calista Flockhart, actress, "Ally McBeal"

1964: Philip McKeon, actor, "Alice", "Return to Horror High" 

1974: Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, "Titanic"

On This Date in History

1493: Columbus discovers Saba.

1620: An agreement was signed by 41 Pilgrims on the Mayflower to
  	   pass "just and equal" laws.

1647: Massachusetts passed the first compulsory school attendance

1648: Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward

1790: Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China.

1831: Nat Turner, a former slave who led a violent rebellion, was
  	   put to death in Jerusalem, Va.

1851: Alvan Clark patented the telescope.

1865: Mary Edward Walker is the first Army female surgeon to be
      awarded the Medal of Honor.

1868: The first American amateur track & field meet (NYC)

1889: Washington was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state.

1909: Construction of the navy base at Pearl Harbor began.

1918: World War I ended with the signing of the Armistice
      (11am on Western Front).  The date is now celebrated as
      Veterans Day, in remembrance of all who served in the military.

1921: President Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
      at Arlington National Cemetery.

1922: Largest US flag displayed (150' x 90') expanded in 1939
      (270' x 90').

1923: Eternal flame lit for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
      Acr de Triumph.

1934: First penalty shot vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont)
      was unsuccessful.

1939: Kate Smith sang "God Bless America" for the first time.

1940: Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep").

1959: First episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs.

1966: The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren
  	   Church united as the United Methodist Church.

1972: The U.S. Army relinquished control of its base at Long Bihn
 	    to the South Vietnamese army, ending the American military
      presence in Vietnam.

1975: Angola became independent from Portugal after 500 years of
      colonial rule.

1982: The space shuttle Columbia blasted off on the first
      commercial space mission.

1987: Van Gogh's "Irises" was sold for a then record 53.9 million
  	   dollars in New York.

1992: Overturning centuries of tradition, the Church of England
  	   voted to allow women to become priests.

1999: Last upside down date until January 1, 6000.
      ( 6661 11 11   0009 1 1 )

On This Date in History: The World of Music

1706: Bach was reprimanded.  His employers in Arnstadt told him
      he wasn't rehearsing his singers enough.

1872: Frederick Stock was born.  Today we remember him mainly as
      an early leader of the Chicago Symphony, but Stock also composed
      symphonies and a violin concerto.

1906: Nielsen's opera "Maskarade" was premiered in Copenhagen.

1950: In the Boston Herald, Randolph Elie said, "Forty-five years
      have passed since Scoenberg wrote his Chamber Symphony, and it
      will certainly be another 45 before it is programmed by popular

The World of Entertainment: 1964


Best Actor: Rex Harrison, MY FAIR LADY

Best Actress: Julie Andrews, MARY POPPINS

Song of the Year:"Hello! Dolly!" - Jerry Herman

The World of Sport: 1964

World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals

NFL Champions: Cleveland Browns

NBA World Championship Winner: Boston Celtics

Kentucky Derby Winner: Northern Dancer

Statistics: 1964

President: Lyndon B. Johnson

Population: 191,889,000

1 Dozen Eggs: $0.539

Sugar (1lb.): $0.128

Bread: $0.207

Stamp (per ounce): $0.05

A Thought For The Day:

General George Patton is quoted as saying, "A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood."

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