Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Fun!!!

On This Date In 1620 The Mayflower dropped anchor in Plymouth Harbor, the location of Plymouth Rock, where colonists are said to have first set foot on land.
On This Date In 1770 Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was born. A German composer and pianist, he was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time.
On This Date In 1801 The Treaty of Fort Adams was signed between the Choctaw (an American Indian tribe) and the United States Government.
On This Date In 1880 The Edison Illuminating Company was established by Thomas Edison to construct electrical generating stations, initially in New York City.
On This Date In 1903 two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, named Wilbur and Orville Wright, were successful in flying an airplane they built. Their powered aircraft flew for 12 seconds above the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, making them the first men to pilot a heavier-than-air machine that took off on its own power, remained under control, and sustained flight.
On This Date In 1944 The Malmedy massacre, a war crime in which about 90 American prisoners of war were murdered by their German captors, was committed by Kampfgruppe Peiper (part of the 1st SS Panzer Division), a German combat unit, during the Battle of the Bulge.
On This Date In 1971 'Hunky Dory', the fourth album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, was released by RCA Records. And, 'Diamonds Are Forever', the seventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the sixth to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, was released.
On This Date In 1979 Stan Barrett attempted to break the Land Speed Record, and the sound barrier in the Budweiser Rocket rocket powered three-wheel vehicle. His calculated speed was 739.666 miles per hour, (Mach 1.01), which would have made Barrett the first man to break the sound barrier in a land vehicle. The attempt was surrounded by controversy and the speed was never officially recorded.
On This Date In 1991 Desmond Howard Won the Heisman Trophy.
On This Date In 1996 the FDA Approved Pfizer's Lipitor.
On This Date In 1997 Jorn Barger became the first person to use the term "weblog" to describe his collection of links logged from the internet.
On This Date In 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (film) was released. On This Date In 2003 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King was released
On This Date In 2009 Associated Press named Tiger Woods 'Athlete of the Decade'.
And On This Date In 2009 Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, announced she would divorce the world's No. 1 golfer.

Happy Birthday Ernie Hudson (1945), Chris Matthews (1945), Eugene Levy (1946), Bill Pullman (1953), Laurie Holden (1972), Giovanni Ribisi (1974), and Milla Jovovich (1975).
RIP Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), William Lyon Mackenzie, three-time Prime Minister of Canada (1874-1950), Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992), and Bob Guccione (1930-2010).

Courtesy YouTube:

Christmas Shoes (by: Newsong)
Touching life, and love for one another

Christmas Lights Gone Wild
...Carson's Christmas display proved so popular that it was featured in a Miller Lite beer commercial in December 2005.

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon
War is over, if you want it.
No embed on this video, so...

JOHN LENNON - Imagine & So this is Christmas (War is Over)
Learn more about war history & American War statistics.(1775 up to present) - Slideshow compilation and vignettes on the tragedy and recent history of warfare.

Charlie Brown Christmas
Linus explains what Christmas is all about.


We are all pencils in the hand of God. -Mother Theresa

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. -Helen Keller

Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you. -William Shakespeare

Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. -Socrates

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. -George Bernard Shaw

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