Today in history 8/7/2017

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Today in history, General George Washington authorizes the award of the Purple Heart for soldiers wounded in combat in 1782.

Today in history, Union troops capture part of Confederate General Jubal Early‘s army at Moorefield, West Virginia in 1864.

Today in history, Theophilus Van Kannel (see picture below) of Philadelphia receives a patent for the revolving door in 1888.

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Today in history, In Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals rules that the government can neither confiscate nor ban James Joyce’s novel Ulysses in 1934.

Today in history, The U.S. 1st Marine Division under General A. A. Vandegrift lands on the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon islands. This is the first American amphibious landing of the war in 1942.

Today in historyApollo 15 (see picture below) returns to Earth. The mission to the moon had marked the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle in 1971.

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Today in history, Japan defeats the United States to win the Olympic Gold in baseball in 1984.

Today in history, Operation Desert Shield begins as US troops deploy to Saudi Arabia to discourage Iraq’s Saddam Hussein from invading that country as he had Kuwait .

Today in history, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks Hank Aaron’s record with his 756th home run. Bonds’ accomplishments were clouded by allegations of illegal steroid use and lying to a grand jury in 2007.

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Today in history 2/12/2017

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Today in history, Lady Jane Grey (see picture below), the Queen of England for thirteen days, is beheaded on Tower Hill. She was barely 17 years old in 1554.

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Today in history, Alexander Selkirk (see picture below), the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired the creation of Daniel Dafoe’s Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone in 1709.

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Today in history, Chile gains independence from Spain in 1818.

Today in history, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed in 1909.

Today in history, China becomes a republic following the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty in 1912.

Today in history, George Gershwin’s groundbreaking symphonic jazz composition Rhapsody in Blue premieres with Gershwin (see picture below) himself playing the piano with Paul Whiteman’s orchestra in 1924.

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Today in history, Japan makes its first television broadcast–a baseball game in 1931.

Today in history, The Lake Placid Winter Olympics open in New York in 1980.

Today in history 2/2/2017

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2/2/2017:

Today in historyOtto I (see picture below) invades Italy and is crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 962.

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Today in history, Charles I is crowned King of England. Fierce internal struggles between the monarchy and Parliament characterized 17th century English politics in 1626.

Today in history, The Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo formally ends the Mexican War in 1848.

Today in history, The National Baseball League is founded with eight teams in 1876.

Today in history, Six cities, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis agree to form baseball‘s American League in 1900.

Today in history, The United States and Italy sign a pact of friendship, commerce and navigation in 1948.

Today in history, Arlington and Norfolk, Va., peacefully desegregate public schools in 1959.

Today in history, The Winter Olympics begin in Sapporo, Japan (see picture below) in 1972.

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Random Things 4/1/2013-4/30/2013

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4/1/2013:

Today is April Fool’s day, a day for laughs and jokes.

Watching those lovable fools, The Three Stooges on Antenna TV today.  Loads of laughs!

Bryce Harper hit two home runs today as the Nationals win their home opener.  Go Nationals!

Today in history, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York in 1938.

4/2/2013:

Sad to learn that Katelyn Norman passed away yesterday.  She was a brave girl and will be truly missed!

Added some more content to the blog to make things more interesting.

Former Washington National, Michael Morse hits two home runs as the Seattle Mariners win against the Oakland Athletics.  Go Michael Morse!

Today in history, the first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles with the name Electric Theater in 1902.

Today in history, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King began the first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.

4/3/2013:

Lesley Carter has a very lovely blog!  Check it out here.

Check out Injustice: Gods Among Us.  This game looks awesome!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Bloggies.  You all truly deserve it!

Today in history, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis debuted on radio on the “Martin and Lewis Show” in 1949. The NBC program ran until 1952.

4/4/2013:

Just listened to Kevin Smith’s Fat Man on Batman interview with Jeph Loeb part 2.  This interview moved me, especially when, he talked about his son!

Sad to learn that legendary film critic, Roger Ebert, passed away today.  He will be missed!

Tonight is the season 2 finale of Comic Book Men.  Hopefully, AMC renews it for a season 3!

Today in history, Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth’s major league baseball home-run record with 714 in 1974.

Today in historyWayne Gretzky set an NHL record with his 213th point of the season in 1986.

Today in history, the first known serialized moving picture opened in New York City, New York in 1914. It was “The Perils of Pauline“.

Today in historyMartin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39 in 1968.

4/5/2013:

Check out Kevin Smith’s and Jason Mewes’ trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us.  It’s very amusing!

Just found out that Carrie Kelly (Robin in “The Dark Knight Returns“) will be joining the New 52 continuity.  I wonder how the fan-base will react, especially since Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain were popular characters from the old continuity?

Today in history, FOX Broadcasting Company launched “Married….With Children” and “The Tracey Ullman Show” in 1986.  The two shows were the beginning of the FOX lineup.

Today in historyKareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers) became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 career points in 1984.

Today in historyAnne Sullivan taught Helen Keller the meaning of the word “water” as spelled out in the manual alphabet in 1887.

4/6/2013:

Check out Kwing and Kwife playing the Injustice: Gods Among Us demo.  A really fun video!

A Honus Wagner baseball card sells for 2.1 million dollars at an auction today.  One word, wow!

Today in historyU.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized the use of ground troops in combat operations in Vietnam in 1965.

Today in history, English King Richard I was killed by an arrow at the siege of the castle of Chaluz in France in 1199.

Today in history, German forces invaded Greece and Yugoslavia in 1941.

4/7/2013:

Today in history, John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in “True Grit” in 1970.  He had been in over 200 films.

Today in history,  Booker T. Washington became the first African American to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp in 1940.

Today in historyProhibition ended in the United States in 1933.

4/8/2013:

Blog is back up. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Added Twitter address to blog.

Today in history, the Seventeenth amendment was ratified in 1913, requiring direct election of senators.

4/9/2013:

Thanks for all the comments, I really appreciate them!

I will try my best to help with mobile issues, however I’m not sure how much I can do, since I do not own the domain.

I will do some research into it.

Today in history“TIME” magazine featured a cover with the entire “Peanuts” comic gang in 1965.

4/10/2013:

Today in history, F. Scott Fitzgerald published “The Great Gatsby” for the first time in 1925.

Today in history, Warner Bros. released “House of Wax.” It was the first 3-D movie to be released by a major Hollywood studio in 1953.

4/11/2013:

Today in history, Jackie Robinson became the first black player in major-league history. He played in an exhibition game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

Today in history,  Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft in 1970.  The astronauts did return safely.

4/12/2013:

Very sad to learn that #JonathanWinters passed away today.  As @ThatKevinSmith would say, #BigBucketOfWin.  He will truly be missed!

Today in history, Lucy and Snoopy of the comic strip “Peanuts” made the cover of “Saturday Review” in 1969.

Today in history, A catcher’s mask was used in a baseball game for the first time by James Alexander Tyng in 1877.

4/13/2013:

Really, excited about Injustice: Gods Among Us, coming out on Tuesday.  Can’t wait!

Today in history, Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21 in 1997.  He also set a record when he finished at 18 under par.

Today in history, Hank Aaron debuted with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954.

Today in history, Sidney Poitier became the first black to win an Oscar for best actor in 1964.  It was for his role in the movie “Lilies of the Field.”‘

Today in history, The first mail was delivered via Pony Express when a westbound rider arrived in Sacremento, CA from St. Joseph, MO in 1860.

4/14/2013:

My blog theme is iTheme2 by Themify for those who are curious.

Today in historyU.S. President William Howard Taft threw out the first ball for the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics in 1910.

Today in history, WGN became the first radio station to broadcast a regular season major league baseball game in 1925.  The Cubs beat the Pirates 8-2.

Today in history, Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles began a streak of 95 error-less games and 431 total chances by a shortstop in 1990.

Today in history, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.  He actually died early the next morning.

4/15/2013:

Happy Birthday, Kara! You’re the best sister, a brother could have! 😀

My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to those living in Boston. #prayforboston

Please help support Pray For Boston, add a #Twibbon now! http://twb.ly/13aBhcz 

To donate money to help people in Boston, use this until the Boston chapter has their own set up: http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations …

Today in history, in the comic strip “Blondie,” Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead welcomed a baby boy, Alexander in 1934.  The child would be nicknamed, Baby Dumpling.

Today in history, Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.  Previously he had only appeared in exhibition games.

4/16/2013:

Sad to learn that legendary broadcaster, Pat Summerall, passed away today.  He will be missed!

Today in history, Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel in 1912.

Today in history, Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, to set a women’s record in 1922.

Today in history, The first no-hit, no-run game to be thrown on an opening day of the major league baseball season was earned by Bob Feller in 1940.  The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0.

Today in history, a student killed 33 people at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA before killing himself in 2007.

4/17/2013:

Check out the Injustice: Gods Among Us Review from Superhero Hype.  It’s really interesting!

Today in history, Jerrie Mock became first woman to fly an airplane solo around the world in 1964.

Today in history, Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers) performed a bunt for his first major league hit in 1947.

4/18/2013:

Thoughts and prayers are with the people of West, Texas. #prayfortexas #prayforwest

Today in history, Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) played his final game in the NHL in 1999.  He retired as the NHL‘s all-time leading scorer and holder of 61 individual records.

Today in  historyU.S. President Franklin Roosevelt threw out the first ball preceding the season opener between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics in 1938.

Today in history, Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, NY. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in 1923.  John Phillip Sousa’s band played the National Anthem.

4/19/2013:

Job well done to the @Boston_Police, MA. State police, and FBI for capturing bomb suspect. #manhunt #appreciation

Keep the families of Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell, and Officer Sean Collier in your thoughts and prayers. #prayforboston

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Richard Donohue who remains in critical condition after being shot by #Boston suspects.

Today in history, the first annual Boston Marathon was held. It was the first of its type in the U.S in 1897.

Today in history, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against Nazi rule began in 1943.  The Jews were able to fight off the Germans for 28 days.

Today in history,  Alex Haley received a special Pulitzer Prize for his book “Roots” in 1977.

Today in history, the Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground in 1993.  It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents.  86 people were killed including 17 children.  Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

Today in history, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was destroyed by a bomb in 1995.  It was the worst bombing on U.S. territory.  168 people were killed including 19 children, and 500 were injured.  Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997.

4/20/2013:

Today in history, in Philadelphia, PA, Edgar Allen Poe’s first detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” was published in Graham’s Magazine in 1841.

Today in history, Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox in 1912.

Today in history, the Boston marathon was won by Keizo Yamada with a record time of 2:18:51 in 1953.

Today in history, Chicago’s Wrigley Field held its first Cubs game with the first National League game at the ballpark in 1916.  The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.

4/21/2013:

Today in history, the largest fish ever hooked by a rod and reel was caught by Alf Dean in 1959.  It was a 16-foot, 10-inch white shark that weighed 2,664 pounds.

Today in history, Jackie Parker became the first woman to qualify to fly an F-16 combat plane in 1994.

Today in history, astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220 light-years away in 1998.

4/22/2013:

Today in history, the first “Earth Day” was observed by millions of Americans in 1970.

Today in history, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, DC in 1993.

Today in history, the first official National League (NL) baseball game took place in 1876.  Boston beat Philadelphia 6-5.

Today in history, Babe Ruth made his pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 1914.

4/23/2013:

For those who want to know, my email address is mmorse1017@aol.com, if you want to contact me.

I’m also on Twitter now!  Here is my Twitter address.

My blog theme is iTheme2 by Themify for those who are curious.

Today in history, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit his first major-league home run on this day in 1954.

Today in history, the first video was uploaded to YouTube.com in 2005.

4/24/2013:

Today in history, Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions in 1961.

Today in history, Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the “Gruen Guild Playhouse” in an episode titled, “The Tiger” in 1952.

4/25/2013:

Today in history, the U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth’s orbit in 1990.  It was released by the space shuttle Discovery.

Today in history,  Robert Noyce was granted a patent for the integrated circuit in 1961.

4/26/2013:

Today in history, the Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title in 1964.  They won two more before the streak came to an end.

Today in history, the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl (Kiev) in 1986.  Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material.

4/27/2013:

Been busy with projects all week, so I haven’t updated as much as I like.

I will be updating the blog with more content in May.

Today in history, in New York, NY, construction began on the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower on the site of former World Trade Center in 2006.

Today in history, “Babe Ruth Day” was celebrated at Yankee Stadium in 1947.

4/28/2013:

Participated in live tweeting and re-tweeting of Toonami last night, can’t believe I stayed up all night.

Had a blast though!

Disappointed to hear that Kevin Conroy will not be voicing Batman in Arkham Origins, though I understand why.

Today in history, the first animated-cartoon electric sign was displayed on a building on Broadway in New York City in 1937.  It was created by Douglas Leight.

Today in history, a mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island in 1789.  The mutineers left Captain W. Bligh and 18 sailors adrift.

4/29/2013:

Had some technical issues with my computer today, so I have been repairing and restoring it back to normal all day.

Today in history, the destruction of the Berlin Wall began in 1990.

Today in history, rioting began after a jury decision to acquit four Los Angeles policemen in the Rodney King beating trial in 1992.  54 people were killed in 3 days.

4/30/2013:

Added my contact information to my blog, if you want to contact me.

Today in history, George Washington took office as first elected U.S. president in 1789.

Today in history, Lou Gehrig played his last game with the New York Yankees in 1939.