Friday, December 10, 2010


On This Date In 1817 Mississippi was the 20th state admitted to the Union.
On This Date In 1869 John Campbell, Governor of the Wyoming Territory, approved the first law in U.S. history explicitly granting women the right to vote.
On This Date In 1898 The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War after six months of hostilities.
On This Date In 1906 Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize. "For his successful mediation to end the Russo-Japanese war and for his interest in arbitration, having provided the Hague arbitration court with its very first case." — Award Rationale of the Nobel Foundation
On This Date In 1937 General Matsui Iwane issues order to Japanese Army to take Nanking (China) by force.
On This Date In 1946 baseball great Walter Johnson died at the age of fifty-nine.
On This Date In 1947 John Lujack won the Heisman Trophy. Lujack was considered one of the greatest T-formation collegiate quarterbacks of all times, and was later elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1960.
On This Date In 1950 Ralph Bunche became the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He received the Peace Prize for his efforts as mediator between Arabs and Jews in the Israeli-Arab war in 1948-1949.
On This Date In 1953 Ronald Reagan played Steve Wentworth in "The Ford Television Theatre" - Season 2, Episode 11: And Suddenly, You Knew.
On This Date In 1962 "Lawrence Of Arabia" is released, and is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema.
On This Date In 1963 The International Red Cross Committee and the League of Red Cross Societies are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
On This Date In 1964 Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
On This Date In 1974 "The Year Without a Santa Claus", a Rankin/Bass stop motion animated television special, first aired.
On This Date In 1979 Mother Teresa, and In 1983 Lech Walesa were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
On This Date In 1997 Radiohead released "No Surprises/Running from Demons" EP, aimed at the Japanese market in order to promote the band's Japan tour of January 1998.
On This Date In 2002 Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
On This Date In 2005 Richard Pryor suffered a cardiac arrest in Encino, California, and died.
On This Date In 2008 The UFC: Fight for the Troops, also referred to as UFC Fight Night 16, was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The event helped raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides support for severely wounded military personnel and veterans and the families of military personnel lost in service. The event reportedly raised $4 million during its three-hour broadcast.
On This Date In 2009 Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize, acknowledging the irony of winning it as a wartime president and calling his own accomplishments "slight" in comparison to past winners.
On This Date In 2010 Imprisoned Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo receives the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia. "This fact (Xiaobo's imprisonment) alone shows that the award was necessary and appropriate." —Thorbjoern Jagland, Nobel Committee Chairman

Happy Birthday Susan Dey (1952), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Nia Peeples (1961), and Summer Phoenix (1978).

RIP Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Chet Huntley (1911-1974), Dorothy Lamour (1915-1996), Anne Gwynne (1918-2003), and Dan Blocker (1928-1972).

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Liu Xiaobo - Nobel Peace Laureate
Liu Xiaobo, one of the most outspoken critics of the Chinese government, spent a year and a half in prison after the 1989 Tiananmen Square peaceful protests, and in 1996 was imprisoned for three years for criticizing China's policy toward Taiwan and the Dalai Lama. Last year, he was sentenced to a further 11 years for co-authoring Charter 08, a petition to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A former university professor, Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

japanese humor
Gotta love this!

Comedy Football 2009 - (part 1/2) - Funny, humor and bizarre soccer from 2009 by
Along with some pretty great theme music!

Woman Fart Humor
TV show making use of some classic Fart Humor! Sorry, couldn't resist!


Patience is the companion of wisdom. -Saint Augustine

No man was ever wise by chance. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise. -Tobias Smollett

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. -George Bernard Shaw

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. -David Starr Jordan

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. -Confucius

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