Friday, October 22, 2010


On This Date In 1303 Nicola Boccasini (1240-July 7, 1304), was elected Pope Blessed Benedict XI, succeeding Pope Boniface VIII(1294–1303). In 1895 The Granville-Paris Express sailed out of Gare Montparnasse Stn, dropped 10m(33 ft), stood on its nose, and all survived. In 1883 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, then on Broadway at 39th St in NYC, opened with Charles Gounod's Faust. 1917 "The Adventurer" was released, a short comedy by Charlie Chaplin, his last of 12 films made for the Mutual Film Corp. In 1922 Amelia Earhart flew the Airster to an altitude of 14,000 feet (4,300 m), setting a world record for female pilots. In 1949 "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" was released by John Ford - starred John Wayne; was 2nd of Ford's trilogy on the US Cavalry. In 1957 François "Papa Doc" Duvalier is elected Haiti President by a vote of 1,320,748 to 0, after Magloire resigned Dec 1956. In 1962 President Kennedy delivers his first speech on the nuclear buildup in Cuba. In 1969 Led Zeppelin II is the second studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on Atlantic Records. In 1974 Hotter Than Hell was released - 2nd album from rock group Kiss, certified Gold June 23, 1977, was re-released in 1997. In 1986 President Reagan signed into law the Tax Reform Act of 1986. His remarks courtesy of YouTube
On This Date In 1998 Hurricane Mitch was the 9th most powerful and 3rd major of the Atlantic: max 180 mph(285 km/h), 13nth tropical storm. In 2005 The Chicago White Sox shockd the baseball world with their AL pennant win en route 2 their 1st World Series since 1959. In 2009 Slapstick Champion Soupy Sales, best known 4 his local and netwk children's Lunch with Soupy Sales show, died at age 83
Happy Birthday actresses Joan Fontaine (1917), Annette Funicello (1942), Catherine Deneuve (1943), and Layla Roberts (1974).
Happy Birthday actors Curly Howard (1903), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Jeffrey Goldblum (1952), and Michael Fishman (1981).
Happy Birthday Leslie West (1945), Deepak Chopra (1946), Haley Barbour (1947), and Carlos Mencia (1967). RIP Soupy Sales (1936 - 2009).

Princeton University researchers made a surprising discovery when a new laser was found during experimenting.
Nano Technology ; and an explanation of a Nanotech Assembler  designing a new laptop computer.

I voted for a charity [911 Memorial] to receive funding from @americanexpress. You can, too! Join now. #AmexMP

Thanks for the celebrities input:
RT @Alyssa_Milano Each Oct tweet of hashtag #cinnabonsaysthx Cinnabon donates $0.10 to Operation Gratitude for the troops! /via @JeriLRyan

Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears. -Charles Caleb Colton

Comedy is a tragedy plus time. -Carol Burnett

The stars are God's dreams, thoughts remembered in the silence of his night -Thoreau

Young Ones in Love?
A young Scottish lad and lassie were sitting on a low stone wall, holding hands, and just gazing out over the loch. For several minutes they sat silently, then finally the girl looked at the boy and said, "A penny for your thoughts, Angus."
"Well, uh, I was thinkin'. . . perhaps it's aboot time for a wee kiss."
The girl blushed, then leaned over and kissed him lightly on the cheek. Then he blushed.
Then the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch. After a while the girl spoke again. "Another penny for your thoughts, Angus."
The young man knit his brow. "Well, now," he said, "my thoughts are a bit more serious this time."
"Really?" said the girl in a whisper, filled with anticipation.
"Aye," said the lad. "Din'na ye think it's aboot time ye paid me that first penny?"  

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