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JFK becomes our 35th president and the X-ray is discovered

On November 8 in :

1519, Cortes enters Tenochitilan and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great celebration;

1847, Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, is born;

1895, While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Roentgen discovers the X-ray;

1960, John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the twentieth century to become the 35th president of the United States;

1973, The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay $2.9 million; and in

1978, American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell dies, at the age of 84. 

Bob Dylan, Louise Brown and WikiLeaks

On July 25 in:

 

1920, the first transatlantic two-way radio broadcast takes place;

 

1946, At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team;

 

2010, WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaksi n the United States military history;

 

1261, the city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire;

 

1961, John F. Kennedy emphasizes in a speech that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO;

 

1978, Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby," is born;

 

1994, World War Ii:  Operation Spring -- one of the bloodliest days for the First Canadian Army during the war:  1500 casualties, including 500 killed; and in 

 

1965, Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music. 

 

 

Bob Dylan, Louise Brown and WikiLeaks

On July 25 in:

 

1920, the first transatlantic two-way radio broadcast takes place;

 

1946, At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team;

 

2010, WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaksi n the United States military history;

 

1261, the city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire;

 

1961, John F. Kennedy emphasizes in a speech that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO;

 

1978, Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby," is born;

 

1994, World War Ii:  Operation Spring -- one of the bloodliest days for the First Canadian Army during the war:  1500 casualties, including 500 killed; and in 

 

1965, Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music. 

 

 

Pluto, the Sun and water pollution

 

On June 22 in:

 

1945, the battle of Okinawa comes to an end;

 

1978, Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy;

 

1633, The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy;

 

2009, Washington Metro train collision:  Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C. killing nine and injuring over 80 people; and in

 

1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in rivers.

A Diary, a double murder and baseball

On June 12 in:


 

1978, David Berkowitz,  the "Son of Sam" killer is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings;

 

1898, Phillipine Declaration of Independence: General emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippine's independence from Spain;

 

1942Anne Frank recieves a diary for her thirteenth birthday and in

 

1994,  Nicole Simpson Brown and Ron Goldman are murdered outside her home in LA. O.J. Simpson is later aquitted of the killings but is held              liable in wrongful death civil suit.

 

Slam dunks, a queen regent and birth of the Babe

On February 6 in

 

1988, Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk fron the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo;

 

1918, British woman over the age of 30 get the right to vote;

 

1952, Elizabeth II becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, King                       George VI;

 

1895, Babe Ruth, one of baseball's greats is born and in

 

1978,The Blizzard of 1978,one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall              of 4" an hour

 

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(verb) to complain loudly or angrily

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Brian Horiuchi's drama Parts Per Billion takes place while a pandemic wipes out a large portion of the planet's population. In this bleak atmosphere, three...

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Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

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Ever hear of Dronestagram? It's dedicated to videos and photographs taken with drones.

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Each track has its own feel and rhythm. Really unique sound. Very nice blend of rhythm with some incredible guitar playing. It's easy to get lost into...

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The Clean Cloud

This is just so completely cool!What you will need:a bar of Ivory soapknifemicrowave ovenWhat  you do:Cut a bar of Ivory soap in half. Put one half in...
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