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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Pro-American Celebrity Appreciation Day ~ April 19 2003
68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub and FRiends of the Canteen

Posted on 04/19/2003 5:07:45 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub



Today, we will be highlighting some of America's supportive celebrities. These people do not
care what Michael Moore thinks. They don't care how unpopular they will be in Hollywood.
They don't even care whether or not "President" Bartlett (Martin Sheen) sleeps well at night.
Finally, they don't care what Susan Sarandon and her flame, Tim Robbins, believes. They stand
with President Bush, our troops, and America. For that, we are paying homage to them today!
Come and join in the fun!

Be sure to click on all the pictures to get a link!
Also, visit for more information about all the celebrities!!

Obviously, no one likes war. Our Congress and President tried hard to avoid the use of force, but ultimately decided it was the best course of action. I like the assertiveness shown by President Bush and think we owe it to our political and military leaders, along with our brave soldiers to be as supportive as possible during these difficult and trying times. I just wanted to take this opportunity to let our forces know that I am thinking about you and wishing you and your families the best. ---Tiger Woods, Golfer, from his website



The following musicians have come out in support of
America in one way or another. Please click on the graphics for either
a link to find out more or to hear their music. Enjoy!
Warning: Depending on your taste of music, you may not like all selections!

When I'm GoneSheDaisy with President Bush--Click To Visit Their Website!American Made
Back At OneThat's Right You're Not From Texas--Lyle LovettGloria Estefan --- Conga!!!
Have You ForgottenWide Open Arms---CreedGod Bless The USA
Where The Stars and Stripes and The Eagles FlyAmerica Can SurviveThe Angry American (Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue!!
There are many other artists that support our troops, President, and America.
Please post your favorites!!



Click To Visit The Website

Veteran Hollywood star Jon Voight has blasted documentary maker Michael Moore for making an anti-war speech during the Oscars ceremony.

The actor, who played a Vietnam veteran in Coming Home, took offense at Moore when he lambasted President George W. Bush as 'a fictional president' and claimed that America was 'against the war' in Iraq.

Voight says, "I didn't like it very much. Michael Moore looks for trouble and exposes it, and he thinks that's the whole story. I don't agree with him.

"I was thinking of the guys overseas. I was hoping all was going well."

Hollywood Honor Roll

Click For Link To The ArticleYes! Michael J. Fox (otherwise known to Reaganites as Alex P. Keaton)
Click To Visit LinkRob Lowe (Yes! The same one that got busted at the DNC convention)

Click To Visit The LinkKurt Russell is a proud card carrying member of the NRA. (Despite Goldie Hawn, he's a supporter)
From "Northern Exposure" to motherhood. She's one Texan that won't back down.
Click To Visit LinkDennis Hopper: "We need to support the decision that's been laid down by our government to go after Saddam and try to get him to disarm, which is what the United Nations is talking about, and not to give Saddam a mixed message that maybe he can get out of this."

Jean-Claude Van Damme says Hollywood anti-war activities are "part of the axis of ignorance."

Click To Visit LinkNeed someone to tell the anti-war protesters where to go? Here's Shannen Doherty!

Click To Visit LinkShe's done battle on tv with plenty of good girls. Heather Locklear!

There are plenty of other celebrities! Whose your favorite pro-America celeb?

"All I can say is the president of the United States is a great leader, I happen to think he's a wonderful man and if he believes what he's doing is right I back him 100 per cent," said Gretzky, in Calgary for a news conference for Ronald McDonald Children's Charities.

 "If the president decides to go to war he must know more than we know, or we hear about. He must have good reason to go and we have to back that."
--- Wayne Gretzky, NHL Legend

There are many athletes, actors, and actresses that support America and especially our troops!
There has been a lot written about those that seem to despise America and everything that we stand for.
Today we highlight these people. Have fun everyone!

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To our military readers, we reamin steadfast in keeping the Canteen doors open.
The Canteen is Free Republics longest running daily thread specifically designed
to provide entertainment and morale support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afganistain.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.

Video Dedication for all the Troops
Play this video

1 posted on 04/19/2003 5:07:45 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; Iowa Granny; Ragtime Cowgirl; SK1 Thurman; SevenofNine; zip; fivetoes; ..
From the USO Website
"The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services
to uniformed military Personnel."

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

Please use your head and do not engage those
who just stop in the Canteen to disrupt from the Canteen Mission.

If the Canteen is "not for you" please move onto another thread.

If you ever not sure what is"right" to post, just read the Mission Purpose
then it will become quite clear if your post belongs here.

Remember members of the military read the thread(s) each week.
That is the sole reason why we are here each day.

2 posted on 04/19/2003 5:09:01 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: All
Click on a service emblem to send an online
Thank You to a service man or woman in any branch.

Air Force

3 posted on 04/19/2003 5:11:01 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Good morning Tonk and all.

4 posted on 04/19/2003 5:16:27 AM PDT by Aeronaut (Love the Lord with all your heart and mind.)
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To: All

5 posted on 04/19/2003 5:20:03 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget Those Who Are Not Accounted For)
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To: Aeronaut
Morning Brother!
6 posted on 04/19/2003 5:22:09 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SK1 Thurman; MoJo2001; LaDivaLoca; beachn4fun; Iowa Granny; Teacup; boxerblues; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen

7 posted on 04/19/2003 5:26:17 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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Good Morning Tonk!

I was happy to see your inclusion of "Three Doors Down". Frankly, I had never heard of them until this morning when I got up early to watch the POW's get on the plane from Ramstein to head HOME. During a commercial, I was channel surfing when I saw their video, "Love me When I'm Gone" (?)

Frankly, it's not the style of music I normally listen to, but the images of service men and their families (departing and arriving) were too poweful to click away from...and as I listened to the "head banger" riffs, I realised, this was a song for the 18-24 year olds that comprise the majority of our Armed Forces. Every generation has it's music.

Also while channel surfing this morning, I came across a brief documentary on "Goodwill Industries." It showed how Goodwill provides job training and opportunities for people with disabilities, and that could mean anything from recent immigrants who have fled from repressive regimes (like Cuba) and recovering drug addicts.

In addition to manufacturing fleece jackets and camo pants for U.S. Marines, they also manufacture THE American flag. I know that there are flags manufactured in China and elsewhere, but THE American Flag that is draped on coffins and presented to family members is manufactured in South Florida.

The woman who supervises quality control takes her job very seriously. She has moved up through various positions of responsibility. She know just how meaningful those flags are and values her freedom highly. She is seven years drug free this month.

8 posted on 04/19/2003 5:30:56 AM PDT by Dutchgirl
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To: Dutchgirl
Thanks for the information in your post!
I'm watching the POWS's return on FOX right now.
Thank You God for their safe return.
9 posted on 04/19/2003 5:37:52 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: Aeronaut
Good morning Aeronaut. Good morning Otto. Thank you for the flyover of protection for our troops Canteen. You fellas were missed.
10 posted on 04/19/2003 5:39:02 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You fellas were missed.

Thanks. It's good to be back.

11 posted on 04/19/2003 5:41:33 AM PDT by Aeronaut (What an awesome gift He gives!)
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Ron Silver - who won the debate with Bill Maher and has shown remarkable intelligence, skill and a keen grasp of the issues in sparring with the Hollywood Left and exposing their hypocrisy as it relates to their views when a Republican administration is in charge versus their stance when President Clinton was in office

Dennis Miller - Who has been all over the airwaves from Bill O'Reilly to Bill Maher's HBO show debating the Left with class and humor.

John Travolta - Who said on Fox News this week that he trusts that the president knows more than he does and he trusts him to make the right decisions.

Courtsey of Hollywood

12 posted on 04/19/2003 5:41:45 AM PDT by apackof2 (My tagline has gone missing.....)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good Morning!
Don't you ever sleep???? LOL
Well it's "my Monday" but that's ok.
Keeps me out of trouble. hehehe
13 posted on 04/19/2003 5:44:18 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: apackof2
Thanks for adding to the Pro-American Celebrity List!
14 posted on 04/19/2003 5:45:59 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Have a good Monday.
15 posted on 04/19/2003 5:48:24 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: Aeronaut
I forgot: I was supposed to list a favorite Pro America Celeb, and, Aeronaut, since you have this lovely antique in your post, I thought you might enjoy this.

Here is a partial list...shamelessly copied from Some of these folks are no longer with us, some have political leanings that are incomprehensible to me, but the bottom line is that they loved their country enough to defend her. And how many times can one put Ronald Reagan, Julia Child and Mel Brooks on the same list?

Don Adams - USMC, Contracted malaria on Guadalcanal [Source: Internet Movie Database]

John Agar - US Army Air Corps, Sergeant. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "The Mockingbird.")

Gene Autry - Flight Officer, Air Transport Command, 1942-1946 [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Eddie Albert - US Navy. Drove Amtracks in several Pacific invasions. He served in the landings at Saipan in 1943, where he rescued wounded and stranded Marines from the beachhead. At Tarawa, he was wounded and lost most of his hearing and earned the Bronze Star. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "Doughboy")

James Arness - US Army, Wounded at Anzio. Purple Heart and Bronze Star [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Martin Balsam - US Army.

James Best - US Army Air Corps. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "Mail Call.")

Richard Boone - US Navy.

Neville Brand - US Army. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "Fly Away Home.")

Ernest Borgnine he served in the U.S. Navy for twelve years, joining before WWII.

Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) joined army in WWII and became a combat engineer. Cleared German mines after the Battle of the Bulge. He organized shows for the US troops, and when the German army began transmitting propaganda over loudspeakers Brooks is said to have replied with a version of Al Jolson's 'Toot-toot- tootsie'. (Information from BBC H2G2.)

Charles Bronson - US Army. Conflicting stories...
One source says "Charles Bronson's publicity information used to state that he flew as a bomber gunner in WWII. Actually, he drove a delivery truck in Kingman, Arizona, for the 760th Mess Squadron."
Pete Weiler, visitor to this site says: "According to the 39th Bombardment Group's history (39th BG was a B-29 stationed on Guam in 1945 (the Pacific Theater) Charles Buchinski (real name of Charles Bronson), served as a nose gunner. There is also 61st Sqd Roster dated Sept 1945 which lists Cpl Charles Buchinski as a member of the unit." (Bronson appeared in the Combat! episode "Heritage.")

Richard Burton - Royal Navy.

Art Carney - US Army. Carney went to Normandy in July of 1944 as a replacement to the 28th Division in position around St Lô. He was part of a 30 calibre machine gun squad. On 15 August 1944 he had just taken up his position and was hit in the right leg by mortar shrapnel. After receiving field treatment, he was sent back to Britain and then the US. He once said of his military career, "Never fired a shot and maybe never wanted to. I really cost the government money." [source Osprey Military Journal]

Julia Child served with the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) in Ceylon and China during WWII. [Source: They Also Served by Scott Baron]

Jeff Chandller - US Army.

Robert Clary - In a Nazi concentration camp [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Jackie Coogan - US Army Air Corps. Enlisted in Army March 1941. After Pearl Harbor, requested transfer to Air Corps as a glider pilot because of his civilian flying experience. After graduating from Glider School, he was made a Flight Officer and volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group. In Dec. 1943, the unit was sent to India where, by using CG-4A gliders, it airlifted crack British troops under Gen. Orde Wingate during the night aerial invasion of Burma (Mar. 5, 1944), landing them in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines. [Source: US Air Force museum -]

Tony Curtis - US Navy joined 1943 at age 17. In Tokyo Bay he watched the surrender ceremonies from the Signal Bridge of the USS Proteus. [Source The Tender Tale]

Ossie Davis - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Kirk Douglas - US Navy [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Charles Durning - US Army. Durning landed at Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion. He survived the landing, but was wounded in an ambush during the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured, escaped, and narrowly missed assassination at the Malmedy Massacre. He won three Purple Hearts and the Silver Star. He still carries his memories and battle fatigue to this day. [source Osprey Military Journal]

Maurice Evans was in a Special Entertainment Unit that toured the South Pacific.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - US Navy. He joined the naval reserves before the war. During the war he served on the Battleship Massachuesetts and was a Commando raider sent on several land attack missions. He retired from the reserves, years later, as a full Captain. He wrote about his war years in the book "A Hell of a War" which also covers his duties in helping organize the forerunners of today's Navy Seals.

Henry Fonda - US Navy. Bronze Star for Valor.

Glenn Ford - US Navy. In addition to his WWII service, he served in the reserves during the Korean War and the Viet Nam War. He retired as a Captain in the US Naval Reserve. [Information provided by Tom Mischke, Commander, USNR (ret.)]

Clark Gable - Captain, US Army Air Corps. Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the Air Corps on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles. He attended Officers' Candidate School at Miami Beach and graduated as a second lieutenant. He then attended aerial gunnery school and in Feb. 1943, on personal orders from Gen. Arnold, went to England to make a motion picture of aerial gunners in action. He was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook and although neither ordered nor expected to do so, flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s to obtain the combat film footage he believed was required for producing the movie entitled "Combat America." Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major on Jun. 12, 1944 at his own request, since he was over age for combat. [Source: US Air Force museum -]

Alan Hale US Coast Guard during WWII.

Sterling Hayden USMC

Jack Hawkins - Volunteered to serve in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He spent most of his military career arranging entertainment for the British forces in India [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Frank Gorshin - US Army (Appeared in the Combat episode The Medal)

Shecky Greene - US Navy

David Hedison

Audrey Hepburn, as a child she was a courier for World War II resistance fighters in Holland

Benny Hill - British Army

William Holden - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Rick Jason - US Army Air Corps

Bob Keeshan - ("Captain Kangaroo") U.S. Marines, enlisted two weeks before his 18th birthday. He saw no combat because his enlistment was just two months before the bombing of Hiroshima [Source]

Brian Keith - USMC, Aerial gunner [Source: Internet Movie Database]

George Kennedy - US Army, served 16 Years [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Werner Klemperer - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Don Knotts - USA 1943 [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Burt Lancaster - US Army [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Jack Lemmon - US Navy Reserve 1945-1946 [Source: A&E's biography]

Strother Martin - US Navy Swimming instructor [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Lee Marvin - US Marines, wounded in the battle of Saipan

Patrick MacNee British Royal Navy.

Steve McQueen USMC

Jan Merlin - Enlisted in US Navy April, 1942, served as a destroyer torpedoman until April 1946, honorably discharged. Played Roger Manning, Space Cadet!

Burgess Meredith - US Army Air Corps [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Gary Merrill US Army

Robert Montgomery - US Navy Reserve

Audie Murphy - US Army, most decorated soldier of WWII (Audie Murphy books and films)

David Niven Royal Army. His relates several charming tales of his war service (including the time he lets a German general slip away) in his autobiography The Moon's a Balloon Jack Palance US Army Air Corps. 455th bomb group. Required facial reconstruction from terrible injuries received in 1943 when his B17 crash landed in Britain.

Dick Peabody - US Navy

Tyrone Power - USMC Pilot in the South Pacific.

Anthony Quayle Royal Artillery

Jason Robards Jr - US Navy. He was a radioman on duty at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. He wrote about his experiences in A Hell of a War.

Ronald Reagan - Captain, US Army Air Corps. Because of a severe hearing loss, he was not allowed any flying duties. However, he appeared in training films. Prior to the war, he was a cavalry officer in the Nebraska National Guard.

Carl Reiner Entered army In 1942 and trained as a radio operator. He later studied French on assignment at Georgetown University to become an interpreter, but became a teletype operator in the Signal Corps where, on the way to Iwo Jima from Hawaii, was assigned to Maurice Evans' Special Entertainment Unit. For 18 months, he toured the South Pacific as a comedian in GI reviews. (Info from the

Don Rickles - US Navy. Destroyer duty. He has said of one deployment, "It was so hot and humid, the crew rotted."

Andy Rooney - (okay, not an actor, but he is a TV personality) Sergeant, US Army. Early in war served with artillery regiment assigned to England. Joined Stars And Stripes in London. In 1943, Rooney is among first correspondents allowed aboard B-17 bombers attacking Germany. He wrote of his war experiences in the book My War.

Mickey Rooney - US Army. PFC. Served 21 months with a unit that entertained the troops [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Albert Salmi - US Army. (He appeared in the Combat! episode "Cat and Mouse.")

Charles Schultz (cartoonist) - US Army. Staff sergeant and leader of machine gun squad.

Rod Serling - US Army paratroopers [Source: Internet Movie Database]

Robert Stack - US Navy. Because of his expertise as an Olympic champion skeet shooter, he was assigned to teach anti-aircraft gunnery. Jimmy Stewart - US Army Air Corps.

Eli Wallich (Magnificent Seven) was an admin clerk/Sgt in WWII. The Skipper on Gilligan's Island served with the Coast Guard during WWII.

Judge Wapner of The People's Court was saved from a sniper's bullet when it lodged in a can of tuna he was carrying while an Army officer in the Pacific [Source: They Also Served]

Eli Wallach Sergeant US Army Medical Corps as an admin clerk.

Jack Warden Served in the 101st Airborne during WWII.

James Whitmore - USMC. WWII interrupted his pre-law studies at Yale. He received his degree while at boot camp and served as an officer in the Marine Corps. [Source: actor's publicity material] (He appeared in the Combat! episode "The Cassock")

Actors who served during other times:

Alan Bates - Royal Air Force, Humphrey Bogart - US Navy, wounded in World War One, tried to enlist in WWII but was turned down because of his age, Michael Caine - Royal Fusiliers, Sean Connery - Royal Navy

This is the real hollywood A list!

16 posted on 04/19/2003 5:52:36 AM PDT by Dutchgirl
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Command Sgt. Maj.
Patrick Boykin, with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air
Assault), stirs a pot of beef stew as the “Widowmakers” get hot food for dinner
Thursday. The soldiers welcomed the change from the Meals, Ready to Eat, or
MREs, that they have been eating for nearly a month
2nd Lt. Joe Dasilva, 21, of Boston, Mass., allows pilgrims to pass through a checkpoint at Ao Shrine in An Najaf. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), set up checkpoints and conducted raids in the last section of the city where suspected Ba’ath party members and Fedayeen were thought to be hiding.
A young Iraqi farmer lets his cattle graze by an abandoned Russian-built T-62 tank near Dayr, in southern Iraq, Friday.
Soldiers of the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment Task Force, collect an Iraqi palm on Good Friday after Army Capt. Mike Heninger of the 3rd Forward Support Battalion — who is also a Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Atlanta —combined a Stations of the Cross service and a Good Friday mass for soldiers of the 3rd-69th in a vacant building on the grounds of the Northern Presidential Palace outside of downtown Baghdad Friday. Heniniger has been tasked by the archdiocese to serve the Fort Stewart, Ga., community for three years

17 posted on 04/19/2003 6:22:14 AM PDT by Radix (The Canteen is for supporting the Troops.)
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18 posted on 04/19/2003 6:45:41 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...............................................x x x x x ???....................)
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Good morning, Tonk! Good morning, Canteen Crew! Good morning, EVERYBODY!




19 posted on 04/19/2003 6:48:11 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...............................................x x x x x ???....................)
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20 posted on 04/19/2003 6:50:52 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...............................................x x x x x ???....................)
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Today's FEEBLE attempt at humor:

Jones came into the office an hour late for the third time in one week
and found the boss waiting for him. "What's the story this time, Jones?"
he asked sarcastically. "Let's hear a good excuse for a change." Jones
sighed, "Everything went wrong this morning, Boss. The wife decided to
drive me to the station. She got ready in ten minutes, but then the
drawbridge got stuck. Rather than let you down, I swam across the river,
look, my suit's still damp -- ran out to the airport, got a ride on Mr.
Thompson's helicopter, landed on top of Radio City Music Hall, and was
carried here piggyback by one of the Rockettes."

"You'll have to do better than that, Jones," said the boss, obviously
disappointed. "No woman can get ready in ten minutes."
21 posted on 04/19/2003 6:53:55 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...............................................x x x x x ???....................)
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To: tomkow6; All
Morning Brother!
Thanks for yesterday's movie thread!
On my way to work, see everyone tonight!
22 posted on 04/19/2003 6:58:15 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Happy Easter and Passover Weekend)
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On this Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on April 19:
1320 Pedro I King of Portugal (1357-67)
1605 Orazio Benevoli composer
1660 Sebastian Duron composer
1700 Georg Abraham Schneider composer
1715 James Nares composer
1721 Roger Sherman signer (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)
1721 Thomas McKean attorney (signed Declaration of Independence) [or 3/19]
1728 Francisco Albergati Capacelli Italian playwright
1737 Geert Reinders Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation propagandist
1768 Adrian H Haworth English entomologist/botanist
1771 Giuseppe Cartufo composer
1772 David Ricardo economist
1785 Alexandre Pierre François Boely composer
1795 Christian Gottfried Ehrenburg German zoologist
1798 Franz Joseph Glaser composer
1798 Heinrich Maria von Hess historical painter
1801 Gustav T Fechner [Dr Mises] German philosopher/physicist
1805 Charles Edmond-Hénri de Coussemaker Belgian musicologist/historian
1817 John Philip painter
1821 Mortimer Dormer Leggett Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1830 Rudolf Cornely German bible expert/jesuit
1832 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)
1832 Lucretia Rudolph Garfield US 1st lady (1881-1885)
1838 August[us] Allebé Dutch painter/lithographer
1840 Andrea Bezzola writer
1850 Edward John Gregory painter/engraver
1850 Theo Mann-Bouwmeester Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler)
1857 Lucien Levy-Bruhl philosopher
1858 May Robson [Mary J Robison] Melbourne Australia, actress (Apple Annie)
1858 Siegfried Ochs composer
1861 Warden Oncle [Edward Vermeulen] Flemish farmer/writer
1863 Felix Blumenfeld composer
1866 Henri Deterding Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell)
1868 Max Von Schillings German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)
1873 Sydney Barnes cricketer (probably England's greatest bowler)
1874 Firmin Baes Flemish painter
1876 Hendrik Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin/king of Netherlands
1877 Ole Evinrude inventor (outboard marine engine)
1879 Richard Scheibe German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)
1883 Getúlio Vargas President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer
1888 William L Axt composer
1890 Lou Bandy [Lodewijk F Dieben] revue-artist (Look for the Sun)
1891 Francoise Rosay Paris France, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband)
1891 Ricardo Bacchelli Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
1892 Germaine Tailleferre [Les Six] Pau-St-Maur France, composer
1897 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney sculptor/art benefactor
1897 Vivienne Segal Philadelphia PA, Broadway actress (Pal Joey)
1898 Constance Talmadge Brooklyn NY, comedienne/actress (Intolerance)
1898 Sybil Andrews English/Canadian painter
19-- Robert Tyler [Barry Kaufman] Stockton CA, actor (Trucker McKenzie-Loving)
1900 Allen Jenkins New York NY, actor (Girl Habit, Fugitive from a Chain Gang)
1900 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes English writer (Fiction as Truth)
1903 Eliot Ness untouchable (Prohibition Agent for Department of Treasury-Chicago, Untouchables)
1905 John S "Jimmy" Thach US pilot/Admiral (WWII)
1905 Tommy Benford jazz drummer
1907 Alan Wheatley England, actor (Adventure of Robin Hood)
1907 Gino Contilli composer
1907 Lina Basquette San Mateo CA, actress (Paradise Park, Pleasure, Goldie)
1910 Andrew Gilchrist historian/diplomat
1911 Francesco Maria Saraceni composer
1912 Glenn T Seaborg head of Atomic Energy Commission/chemist/discovered Plutonium/Nobel 1951
1912 William Murray teacher/educationalist
1913 Cyril English British educator
1914 Andrew Wilkinson pediatrician
1915 Dorian Le Gallienne composer
1915 Harry Craft baseball manager
1917 Johnny Hoes Dutch musician/producer (Wished I'd stayed with my Mom)
1919 Gil Langley cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)
1920 Frank Fontaine Cambridge MA, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim)
1921 Glyn England CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd)
1921 Will Ogdon composer
1922 Erich Hartmann German WWII pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
1922 Luigi Barbbarito reverend (Apostolic ProNuncio)
1925 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke] Rochester NY, actor (Wyatt Earp, Search)
1927 Don Barbour Greencastle IN, singer (4 Freshmen)
1928 Alexis Korner Paris France, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him)
1928 John Horlock British vice-chancellor (Open College)
1929 Edward Crook Detroit MI, middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-1960)
1931 Alex Webster football coach (New York Giants)
1931 Denis Henry British high court judge
1931 Garfield Morgan Brtish actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy)
1931 Hendrick J "Kobie" Coetsee South Africa minister of Defense/Justice
1932 Andrea Mead Lawrence Rutland VT, alpine slalom skier (Olympics-2 gold-52)
1933 Dick Sargent Carmel CA, actor (Darrin-Bewitched)
1933 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer] Bryn Mawr PA, actress (Guide for the Married Man, Girl Can't Help It, Too Hot to Handle)
1933 Harold "Dickie" Bird cricketer (noted England Test umpire)
1934 Dickie Goodman parody singer (Flying Saucer)
1934 Jan Helge Guttorm Bark composer
1934 John Roch high court judge
1935 Dudley Moore London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)
1936 Csaba Szabo composer
1936 Ruby Johnson US singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away)
1936 Wilfried Martens premier (Belgium, 1979-81, 1981-92)
1937 Elinor Donahue Tacoma WA, actress (Betty Anderson-Father Knows Best, Gladys Peterson-Get a Life)
1938 Jonathan Tunick composer
1939 Ellen Weston New York NY, actress (Betty-SWAT)
1939 E Clay Shaw Jr (Representative-Republican-FL, 1981- )
1939 Michael John Macaulay cricketer (Transvaal, Western Province, Orange Free State, North Eastern Transvaal, Eastern Province & South Africa)
1940 Algy Cluff CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
1941 Alan Price Fatfield Durham England, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941 Michel Roux chef de cuisine
1943 Mike Kelly rocker (Duprees)
1944 Mark "Flo" Volman rocker (Flo & Eddie, Turtles-Eleanor)/DJ (WKRK)
1944 Bernard Worrell US keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop)
1944 Margo MacDonald Scottish national broadcaster
1945 Nuria Ortiz México, skeet shooter (Olympics-13th-1968)
1946 Leon Wessels South Africa lawyer/underminister of Law & Order
1946 Tim Curry Cheshire England, actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
1946 Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)
1947 Frits Castricum journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1947 Murray Perahia New York NY, pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988)
1947 Wilf Stevenson director (British Film Institute)
1949 Myra McCulloch teacher academic/administrator
1949 Paloma Picasso [Gilot] Paris France, artist/jewelry designer/actress (Immoral Tales)
1950 Jeff Hammond cricketer (Australian fast bowler on 1973 West Indies tour)
1950 Marc Demeyer Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)
1952 Adny Shernoff rocker
1953 Sara Simeoni Italy, high jumper (Olympics-gold-1980)
1954 Trevor Francis British soccer manager
1956 Lori West Denver CO, LPGA golfer (1994 State Farm-5th)
1956 Sue Barker England, tennis star
1957 [Boaz] Boo Watson keyboardist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1957 Belinda Lipscomb vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1957 Rod Morgenstein rocker (Winger)
1960 Frank Viola Hempstead NY, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, New York Mets/Cy Young-1988)
1961 Richard Phelps British pentathlete
1962 Al Unser Jr Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1962 Christa Teno Tecumseh Ontario Canada, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi-44th)
1964 Harris Barton NFL tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
1964 Scott Kamienicki pitcher (New York Yankees)
1965 Melita Rühn Romania, horse vaulter (Olympics-bronze-1980)
1966 Paul Reiffel cricketer (Victorian & Australian pace bowler)
1966 Randolph Keys NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 Ashley Taylor Judd [Ciminella] Granada Hills CA, actress (Kuffs, Sisters)
1968 Brent Mayne Loma Linda CA, catcher (New York Mets)
1968 Keith McCants NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1968 Roger Reinson CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
1968 Thomas Nock Zurich Switzerland, actor (Tartort, Gemini-Twin Stars)
1969 Carlos Reyes Miami FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1969 Danelle Marie Folta Hammond IN, playmate (April 1995)
1969 James Westphal Oak Park IL, 10k runner
1970 Luis Miguel Vera Cruz México, Spanish singer
1970 Michael Barrow NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Carolina Panthers)
1970 Rick Hamilton WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1971 Otis Scott Gainesville FL, 400 meter/800 meter runner
1972 Eric Jack NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 Jeff Wilkins NFL kicker (San Francisco 49ers)
1974 Ante Moric Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1975 Jason Gillespie cricketer (SA fast bowler, Australia 1996)
1975 Nazarena Almada Miss Argentina-Universe (1997)
1975 Temoc Suarez Greenwood SC, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 Vanessa Guzman Miss México-Universe (1996)
1978 Adrienne Parker Miss Tennessee Teen-USA (1996)
1978 Whitney Metzler 400 meter medley swimmer (Olympics-8th-96)
1979 Challen Sievers Downers Grove IL, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1979 Mariah Billado Miss Vermont Teen-USA (1997)

Deaths which occurred on April 19:
0843 Judith French empress/2nd wife of Louis de Vrome, dies
1044 Gothelo duke of Netherlands-Lotharingen, dies
1054 Leo IX [Bruno von Egesheim und Dagsburg] Pope (1049-54), dies at 51
1390 Robert II King of Scotland, dies
1529 John Cuspinianus [Spiessheimer] German physician, dies at about 55
1560 Philipp Melanchton [Schwazerd] church reformer, dies at 63
1567 Michael Stifel German theologist/mathematician, dies at about 79
1588 Paolo Veronese [Cagliari] painter, dies
1608 Earl of Dorset poet/statesman, dies
1645 Anton van Diemen Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies), dies at about 51
1645 William Smith composer, dies at 42
1658 Robert Rich 2nd earl of Warwick English Lord High Admiral, dies at 70
1689 Christina Queen of Sweden (1644-54), dies
1706 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen Dutch baptist leader, dies
1739 Nicholas Saunderson mathematician, dies
1768 Filippo della Valle Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
1770 Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard composer, dies at 74
1772 Johann Peter Kellner composer, dies at 66
1773 Florian Johann Deller composer, dies at 43
1776 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi] German rabbi, dies at 78
1791 Richard Price nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies
1799 Pieter Hellendaal violinist/organist/composer (Glees), dies at 78
1813 Benjamin Rush physician/abolotionist (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 67
1824 [George Gorden Noel] "Lord" Byron poet, dies at 36
1852 Vasili A Zjukovski Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69
1862 Simon Fraser Canadian explorer, dies
1862 Louis Powell Harvey US Governor of Wisconsin, drowns
1867 Robert Smirke British architect, dies
1870 Andreas Schelfhout painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83
1870 Camille Marie Stamaty composer, dies at 59
1870 William Henry Havergal composer, dies at 77
1874 Owen Jones architect, dies
1876 Samuel Sebastian Wesley composer, dies at 65
1881 Benjamin Disraeli 1st Earl (Beaconsfield)/novelist, dies
1881 Michel Abeloos Flemish sculptor, dies at 53
1882 Charles Robert Darwin evolutionist (Origin of Species), dies
1889 Warren De La Rue astronomer/chemist, dies
1893 John Addington Symonds critic/poet, dies
1895 George Scharf critic, dies
1895 Victor J van Hinsbergh South Netherlands engraver (PTT-stempels), dies at 70
1900 Ivan K Aïvazovski Russian painter (harbor scenes), dies at 82
1906 Pierre Curie French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
1914 Charles Pierce philosopher/scientist, dies
1923 Thomas Paine Westendorf composer, dies at 75
1926 Squire Bancroft [Butterfield] actor/manager (Haymarket), dies at 84
1932 Wladyslaw Rzepko composer, dies at 77
1937 William M Conway English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
1938 Henry John Newbolt poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
1938 Marie-Clémentine "Suzanne" Valadon French acrobat/model, dies at 72
1941 Johanna Muller-Hermann composer, dies at 63
1943 Alexander Schmorell German resistance fighter, beheaded
1943 Gustave Doret composer, dies at 76
1943 Kurt Huber German resistance fighter, beheaded
1943 Willy Graf German resistance fighter, beheaded
1944 Tommy Hitchcock polo player (Westchester Cup 1924, 27), dies at 44
1945 J P Heyboer resistance fighter, executed
1950 Tyrwhitt-Wilson 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66
1954 Joe Laurie Jr comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 61
1956 Ernst R Curtius German literature historian, dies at 70
1956 Léon N H Jungschlaeger head military intelligence Netherlands-Indies, dies at 52
1956 Lionel K P "Buster" Crabb British diver (WWII), dies at 47
1957 Charles Funk Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76
1957 Johan W Albarda 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79
1964 Cyril Merry cricketer (West Indies batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
1965 George Davis actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
1966 Väinö A Tanner Finnish premier (1926-27)/minister, dies at 85
1967 Conrad Adenauer West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91
1968 Tommy Bridges US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
1969 Casper Höweler music critic, dies at 71
1972 Adolf Bach German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
1978 Emile de Strijker Belgian philosopher, dies at 70
1980 Alfred [Joseph] Hitchcock dies in Los Angeles CA from renal failure at 80
1980 Ethel Wilson actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
1980 Tony Beckley actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
1981 Ernst Levy composer, dies at 85
1983 Lorene Scott actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
1983 Jerzy Andrzejewski writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
1986 Alvin Childress actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
1986 Dag Ivar Wiren composer, dies at 80
1987 Maxwell D Taylor US commander 101st airborne (WWII), dies at 85
1987 Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
1989 Daphne Du Maurier English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
1990 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 52
1992 Alice Mary Riley entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
1992 Frankie [Francis Alex] Howerd actor (Mr Mustard-Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Carry on Doctor, Up the Front, That Was the Week That Was), dies from a heart attack at 70
1992 Pat Thompson actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
1992 Robert F Clayton drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
1992 Robert Paul Haynes bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
1993 David Koresh [Vernon Howell] cult leader (Davidians), suicide
1993 George Mickelson Governor of South Dakota, & 7 others, die in a plane crash
1994 Frederick Ferrari crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
1994 Larry Davis blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57
1994 Louis Simmonds bookseller, dies at 87
1994 Michael Carreras film Director, dies at 67
1994 Michel van Rooy Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
1995 "King" Herbert Whitaker tenor sax, dies at 66
1995 Igor Hajek translator/writer, dies at 64
1995 J[oseph] Peter Grace CEO (W R Grace), dies at 82
1995 Kenneth Burslam Gardner librarian/Orientalist, dies at 70
1996 Bernard Edwards bass player, dies at 44
1996 Norman Oldfield cricketer (scored 99 runs in Test for England), dies
1996 Peg Ridge peace campaigner, dies at 72




















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On this day...
0607 Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth
1451 Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne
1524 Pope Clemens VII fires Netherlands inquisitor-General French Van de Holly
1529 2nd Parliament of Spiers bans Lutheranism
1539 Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt
1552 Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
1587 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet
1591 Chartres surrenders to king Henri IV in France
1619 Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
1713 Emperor Karel VI ends Pragmatic Sanctions
1770 Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
1770 Captain James Cook 1st sees Australia
1774 CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis", premieres in Paris France
1775 Battle of Lexington & Concord-American Revolution
1775 Minutemen Captain John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon
1782 Netherlands recognizes US
1825 33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay
1836 Nikolai Gogol's "Revisor", premieres in St Petersburg
1837 Cheyney University forms as the Institute for Colored Youth
1839 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom and Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
1852 California Historical Society forms
1853 Netherlands Van Hall government forms
1861 Baltimore riots - 4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed
1861 Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)
1863 Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Huger VA
1864 Naval Engagement at Cherbourg, FR USS Kearsage vs CSS Alabama
1874 Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire
1877 The opera "Les Cloches de Corneville" is produced (Paris France)
1890 Henry Morton Stanley is inaugurated in Brussels
1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther", premieres in NYC
1896 Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published
1897 1st Boston Marathon won by John McDermott of New York in 2:55:10
1897 1st performance of Debussy's "Pelléas et Mélisande"
1898 2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Massachusetts in 2:42:00
1899 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia of Massachusetts in 2:54:38
1900 4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4
1900 Highest scoring opening game, Phillies beat Braves 19-17 in 10
1901 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6
1902 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of New York in 2:43:12
1904 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of New York in 2:38:04.4
1904 Much of Toronto destroyed by fire
1905 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of New York in 2:38:25.4
1906 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Massachusetts in 2:45:45
1906 Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
1907 11th Boston Marathon won by Tom Longboat of Canada in 2:24:24
1909 13th Boston Marathon won by Henri Renaud of New Hampshire in 2:53:36.8
1909 Joan of Arc, declared a saint
1910 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4
1910 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:21:39.6
1911 George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play", premieres in London
1912 16th Boston Marathon won by Mike Ryan of New York in 2:21:18.2
1913 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minnesota in 2:25:14.8
1915 19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2
1916 "Bing Boys are Here" opens in London
1916 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Massachusetts in 2:27:16.4
1916 Italians troops conquer Colonel di Lana at Merano
1917 21st Boston Marathon won by Bill Kennedy of New York in 2:28:37.2
1919 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Massachusetts in 2:29:13.4
1919 André Messager 's opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
1919 French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
1919 Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
1920 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31
1921 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna of New Jersey in 2:18:57.6
1921 Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
1922 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:18 10
1923 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:23:37.4
1923 New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers
1924 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
1924 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:29:40.2
1926 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4
1927 "Vagabond King" opens in London
1927 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:40:22.2
1928 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:37:07.8
1928 Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
1928 New York Yankees are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926
1929 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
1930 Clarence DeMar wins his 7th Boston Marathon
1930 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Massachusetts in 2:34:48.2
1932 36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4
1932 President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
1933 FDR announces US will leave the gold standard
1933 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of Rhode Island in 2:31:01.6
1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"
1934 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8
1935 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Massachusetts in 2:32:07.4
1936 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
1937 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
1938 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of Rhode Island in 2:35:34.8
1938 Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat
1939 Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)
1939 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of Rhode Island in 2:28:51.8
1940 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails, killing 34 near Little Falls NY
1940 44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Coté of Canada in 2:28:28.6
1940 Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege
1941 45th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of Rhode Island in 2:30:38
1941 Bertolt Brecht's "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder", premieres in Zürich
1941 Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia
1941 Milk rationed in Holland
1942 46th Boston Marathon won by Joe Smith of Massachusetts in 2:26:51.2
1943 Jews attack Nazi occupation forces at Warsaw Ghetto under Mordechai Anielewicz
1943 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Coté of Canada in 2:28:25.8
1944 Gerard Cote wins his 2nd straight & 3rd career Boston Marathon
1944 Allied fleet attack Sabang Sumatra
1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
1945 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Massachusetts in 2:30:40.2
1945 US aircraft carrier Franklin is heavily damaged in Japanese air raid
1946 Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
1947 AAU record for a 25' rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds
1947 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39
1947 French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
1947 Stanley Cup Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montréal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1948 52nd Boston Marathon won by Gerard Coté of Canada in 2:31:02
1948 ABC-TV network begins
1948 Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China
1949 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
1949 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8
1950 54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39
1951 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances
1951 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45
1951 General Douglas MacArthur ends his military career
1952 56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 7-time winner of the Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
1954 58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39
1955 59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22
1956 US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (civil ceremony)
1956 1st major league baseball game in New Jersey, Dodgers beat Phillies in Roosevelt Stadium
1956 60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14
1958 62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54
1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1959 Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
1960 Baseball uniforms begin displaying player's names on their backs
1960 Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating
1960 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
1961 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39
1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to an altitude of 6,900 meter
1962 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48
1963 "Hot Spot" opens at the Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
1963 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
1964 Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier
1964 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma", premieres in West-Berlin
1965 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
1965 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating
1965 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33
1965 At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die and eventually led to the installation of Astroturf
1966 Roberta Bignay becomes the 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
1966 70th Boston Marathon won by Kenji Kimihara of Japan in 2:17:11
1966 In 1st regular season game at Anaheim Stadium, Angels lose 3-1 to Chicago
1967 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
1967 US Surveyor III lands on Moon
1967 "Casino Royale" premieres
1967 71st Boston Marathon won by Dave McKenzie of New Zealand in 2:15:45
1967 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
1968 72nd Boston Marathon won by Amby Burfoot (1st American to win since 1957) of Connecticut in 2:22:17
1968 Belgian construction workers strike
1968 National League owners approve expansion for 2 new teams
1969 "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn win 51st Academy Awards
1970 "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
1970 24th Tony Awards Borstal Boy & Applause win
1970 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1971 Sierra Leone becomes a republic (National Day)
1971 USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
1971 75th Boston Marathon won by Alvaro Mejia of Colombia in 2:18:45
1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)
1972 Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1972 Hungary revises constitution
1972 Micki Grant's musical "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"
1973 George Steinbrenner replaces Mike Burke with Gabe Paul as Yankee president
1973 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park homerun against the New York Yankees
1975 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
1976 5th Boston Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt of Wisconsin in 2:47:10
1976 80th Boston Marathon won by Jack Fultz of Washington DC in 2:20:19
1978 Yitzhak Navron elected 5th President of Israel
1979 FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Brooklyn NY)
1979 Following a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, Yankees Goose Gossage & Cliff Johnson brawl, Gossage sustains a sprained ligament in his left thumb
1981 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf
1981 Oakland A's runs record to 11-0
1981 Rochester Red Wings & Pawtucket Red Sox play to 2-2 tie in 32 innings, game suspended at 4:07 AM (Pawtucket later wins in 33rd)
1981 William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos", premieres in NYC
1982 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
1982 Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut
1982 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
1982 11th Boston Women's Marathon won by Charlotte Teske of Germany in 2:29:33
1982 86th Boston Marathon won by Alberto Salazar of Oregon in 2:08:51
1982 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut
1983 France performs nuclear test
1984 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature magazine)
1985 16th Space Shuttle Mission (51-D)-Discovery 4 returns to Earth
1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed record (124.902 mph)
1987 Los Angeles Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
1987 Brendon Kuruppu scores 201 on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka vs New Zealand)
1987 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver
1987 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Santa Barbara Golf Open
1987 Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
1987 Milwaukee Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight American League win
1987 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1989 Kevin Elster (New York Mets), sets errorless shortstop mark at 73
1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
1989 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
1990 Detroit Pistons & Philadelphia 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 in fines (an NBA record)
1990 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time
1990 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce in Nicaragua's civil war
1991 Battle of the Ages-Heavyweight champion Evander Hollyfield beats 42 year old George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1991 Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990
1992 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
1992 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 performances
1992 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sega Women's Golf Championship
1993 22nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Olga Markova of Russia in 2:25:27
1993 97th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas N'deti of Kenya in 2:09:33
1993 Branch Dividians/FBI 51 day standoff in Waco TX ends with the deaths of 4 FBI Agents and numerous deaths from suicide of the cult members
1993 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
1994 15th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
1994 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election
1994 Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation of police beating
1994 Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
1995 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
1995 Truck bomb outside Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168 & injures 500
1996 Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles
1996 South Africa defeats Pakistan to win the Pepsi Cup in Sharjah
1997 Renee Slaughter, crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
1997 San Diego Padres & St Louis Cardinals play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Cuba : Bay of Pigs Victory Day (1961)
England : Primrose Day
Sierra Leone : Republican Anniversary Day (1971)
Uruguay : Landing of the 33/Desembarco de los "Treinta y Tres" (1825)
US : John Parker Day (1775) honors minutemen
Venezuela : Declaration of Independence Day/Day of Indian
Massachusetts, Maine : Patriots Day-Boston Marathon run (1775) - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances
Christian : Commemoration of James Duckett
Anglican : Commemoration of St Alphege, Archbp of Canterbury, martyr
Lutheran : Commemoration of Olavus Petri
Lutheran : Commemoration of Laurentius Petri

Religious History
1529 In Germany at the Diet of Spires (Speyer), a document signed by Lutheran leaders in fourteen cities lodged a "protest" which demanded a freedom of conscience and the right of minorities. Henceforth, the German Lutheran Reformers were known as "Protestants."
1823 Birth of Anna L. Waring, Welsh Anglican hymnwriter. "In Heavenly Love Abiding" is one of her best-known hymns, and is still sung today.
1887 The Catholic University of America was chartered in Washington, D.C.
1930 American pioneer linguist Frank C. Laubach, while serving as a missionary in the Philippines, wrote in a letter: 'Fellowship with God is like a delicate little plant, for a long nurturing is the price of having it, while it vanishes in a second of time, as soon as we try to seat some other unworthy affection beside Him.'
1941 Robert F. Wagner, Sr. introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate stating that U.S. policy should favor the "restoration of the Jews in Palestine." The resolution was supported by 68 Senators.

Thought for the day :
"Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God."
23 posted on 04/19/2003 7:24:09 AM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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Good morning and ...

Happy Patriot's Day!!!

Yes, that's right, 228 years ago today was the battle of Lexington and Concord - the day we first defended our freedom.

I was searching for something appropriate to post to remind everyone about the historical importance of April 19th and came across a quote from Capt. Isaac Davis, the commander of the Acton, Mass. (a town next to Lexington & Concord) militia:

When asked 'if he was afraid to lead his Acton minute company and the colonial column "into the middle of the town (Concord) for its defense or die in the attempt"', Isaac replied "No, I am not and I haven't a man that is!". [posted here]

This reminds me so much of our brave soldiers and marines still on the forward lines, continuing to preserve our freedom today. What an amazing heritage.

24 posted on 04/19/2003 7:33:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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Mornin', everybody ! Happy Easter Eve !

70 degrees, headin' for 82-87 today, depending on which forecast you believe.
Thunderstorms in any case . . .

Have a cup while you FReep !

For those who prefer hot chocolate.....

25 posted on 04/19/2003 7:50:57 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !:
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Good morning, everyone!!

Bethy has computer issues this morning. She's hoping to have it fixed by this afternoon. She'll be back shortly! Keep your fingers crossed!

Thank you for the flyover, Aeronaut! It's great to see you! I hope you have a wonderful Easter! *HUGS*

Thanks for the history Valin!! Always insightful and informative!

Off to cook breakfast! *HUGS*

26 posted on 04/19/2003 8:06:01 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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Good morning, Meekie! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!!

Woohoo! It's warmin up in Dallas!

27 posted on 04/19/2003 8:07:00 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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Looks like the little sis is out of commission at the moment. I hope she comes back soon!! You need something to do! *HUGS*
28 posted on 04/19/2003 8:07:50 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: MoJo2001
Good morning MoJo. I hope your Easter is blessed, too.
29 posted on 04/19/2003 8:16:34 AM PDT by Aeronaut (What an awesome gift He gives!)
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Thanks. Ya'll have a lovely Easter too !

30 posted on 04/19/2003 8:22:02 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !:
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Just bumping by to wish everyone a Happy Easter
31 posted on 04/19/2003 8:27:09 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Summary: Vision Forum Ministries presents a forum of scholars, theologians and journalists in opposition to the idea that a free people can survive while sending mothers and daughters to war.

The civil law, as well as nature herself, has always recognized a wide difference in the respective spheres and destinies of man and woman. Man is, or should be, woman's protector and defender. (Bradwell v. Illinois, U.S. Supreme Court, 1873)

Dear Friends:

     If certain federal lawmakers have their way, your eighteen-year-old daughters will be registered for selective service and drafted for combat by the next war. Should she find herself engaged in an overseas military exercise of any kind, you will be expected to accept as part of her duty that she may be shot, and if captured, gang raped. You will be told that this is the price of freedom that must be equally borne by men and women alike.

     Feminists argue that such an outcome is necessary in a culture that acknowledges full equality of opportunity between men and women. For the most part, the Christian church has leant credence to their theory through the embarrassing silence of pastors and politicians as America shamelessly sent daughters to their death during the Gulf War and more recently during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

     With this in mind, we at the Vision Forum have decided to pick a fight. Our fight is with any and all Christian men who have lost the ability to shudder in utter revulsion at the thought of mothers carrying M-16s while American men rest safely in their beds at home. Our argument is with our beloved fellow pastors who have quietly watched or actually encouraged young ladies on their way to the Marine Corps. recruitment office with a blessing from the local church. Today, we seek to provoke unto righteousness those denominations that have remained silent as we have sold our manhood cheap for a mess of pottage before the altar of political and partisan expediency. In short, our goal is to offer the faithful wounds of a friend to our loved ones in Christ.

     Toward this end we offer "A Forum on Women in the Military." Through this special forum made up of the contributions of key theologians and thinkers, we throw down the gauntlet of God's Holy Word to proclaim that it is biblically impermissible for men to abdicate their role as protectors and warriors by permitting and perpetuating the practice of women in the military. Click here to read my article, "The Gauntlet is Thrown: The Church Must Oppose the Sin of Women at War."


     Mamma Wears Combat Boots - Our dear friend, Jennie Chancey, correctly points out: "When the conservative commentators bring out all the studies and statistics that show women lack the upper body strength that is a given for ninety-five percent of the male population and that women tend to panic under fire, they have already given away the premise." Click here.

     An Offence to Every Righteous Man - In his exclusive article for us, Phil Lancaster writes: "To have women serving as soldiers on the battlefield is an abomination in the eyes of God and ought to be an offense to righteous men and women. It is an abandonment of the God-given order for society in which men are called upon to lay down their lives in defense of their wives, their homes, and their country, so that women can fulfill their primary calling to bear and nurture life." Click here.

     Boys Protect Girls - Vision Forum columnist R.C. Sproul, Jr. observes: "Let us speak against all abominations and aberrations. Let us, though we will suffer the anemic arrows of public opinion, speak with vigor what God's own Son, and my own son, will never forget -- that boys protect girls." Click here.

     What Kind of Nation Sends Women into Combat? - Syndicated columnists Cort Kirkwood served on the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces. He comments: "The ridiculous spectacle of rescued POW Pfc. Jessica Lynch, the feisty, ballyhooed warrior of the Army's 507th Maintenance Company, which was butchered early on in Iraq, occasioned the usual war whoops. Yet no one asked a simple question: What in heaven's name was a hundred-pound girl, barely out of pigtails and high school, doing in a combat zone?" Click here.

     What the Bible Says About the Draft and Women in Combat - Rus Walton has gone to be with the Lord, but his powerful words live on: "We must weigh compulsory military conscription -- and the potential drafting of young women -- on the scales of God's Word and measure our decisions on these matters according to His perfect will and perfect laws." Click here.



                              Doug Phillips
                              President, The Vision Forum, Inc.  | 

32 posted on 04/19/2003 9:13:38 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: tomkow6; Kathy in Alaska; LindaSOG; All
Good morning Canteen members

WELL THIS NOT GOOD Lebanon just told Jerserlum Post wire that they want strengtien ties with Dubya fav other terrorist nation SYRIA

NOT COOL Lebanon you might get Alfredo treatment

Ask Italians or Saddam if he alive

Also Aussie Sunday UK telegraph reporting that psychology of Uday Hussain this guy was into internet tortute site golf

Drugs booze and like see tortute of his political enemy and this dude who never been married before like girl tell his henchmen pick her up

Rape her

NO DINNER DATE he just rape her

Also only woman that he love unconditonally GET THIS

HIS MAMA Saddam first wife
34 posted on 04/19/2003 10:28:02 AM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in it for truth, justice, and the American way=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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35 posted on 04/19/2003 12:36:10 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Iraqi Police Credited With Latest Arrest
8 minutes ago
Saturday 19 April 2003 15:00 EST

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The country's newly revived police force was credited Saturday with nabbing Saddam Hussein )'s finance minister — the first time authorities of the new Iraq  arrested a top official of the old regime.


American forces touted the arrest of Hikmat Mizban Ibrahim al-Azzawi as an example of the Iraqi-U.S. cooperation for which they are striving.

News of the arrest came as Marines started turning Iraq's capital over to the Army, even as Baghdad still struggled to regain electricity — and with it, telephones and water-purification systems.

But looting subsided enough to allow 50 U.N. trucks carrying flour to reach the city.

In Doha, Qatar, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, Marine Capt. Stewart Upton, said the arrest of al-Azzawi in Baghdad on Friday showed that the U.S. military's screening process for hiring police and getting them back to work was succeeding.

The new police, Upton said, "are going after regime leaders." And the United States says al-Azzawi could potentially provide important clues about where Saddam's regime has stashed its wealth.

"It's money for the people of Iraq, and we seek to have that for the building of the future of Iraq," Upton declared.

American officials hope to use Iraq's own wealth to rebuild the country; they are already drawing on $1.6 billion in Iraqi assets frozen in the United States to pay public servants who are returning to work.

They and any interim Iraqi authority also must begin to rebuild the financial infrastructure that al-Azzawi's ministry once commanded — replacing the now-worthless "Saddam dinar" with a stable currency.

For some, dollars have long been the currency of choice. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that a patrol of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division came across some $650 million in U.S. currency in a Tigris River neighborhood where Baath party and Republican Guard officials lived.

U.S. forces say at least 400 Iraqi police returned to their posts last week under U.S. oversight — a move welcomed by the officers and by Baghdad's people, horrified at the days of looting and burning that followed the toppling of Saddam.

Despite al-Azzawi's arrest, it remained unclear how significant a role U.S. forces were entrusting to Iraqi police. Fighting rampant bank robberies last week, U.S. Marines at times had to tackle Iraqi police stuffing cash down their pants or slinging bags of it into car trunks.

And Saturday, as Iraqi engineers labored to restore the city's key, Marine-guarded southern power plant, it was the U.S. Marines — not Iraqi police — who played traffic cop at the congested intersection leading into it.

When Iraqi traffic police encounter the jams going into the plant, "they're just sounding their sirens and going on through," a Marine said as he directed cars to stop and then move on.

Across the city Saturday, U.S. Marines packed their bags, slung their rifles over their shoulders and headed south in their Humvees, beginning the transfer of control of Baghdad to their Army counterparts.

Marines will work in southern cities before eventually making their way back across the border into Kuwait, toward home. Their parting tasks include picking up empty plastic food-rations packets discarded by many Marines on the road to Baghdad.

"I feel like it's kind of unfinished business ... we're leaving so fast," said Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Selby, handing over guardianship of a U.N. complex to soldiers of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division. "At the same time, though, we're looking forward to getting home."

Like the Marines, the 3rd Infantry Division fought its way into Baghdad two weeks ago.

Battle-weary forces taking over the city looked forward to handing off the job to the 4th Infantry Division and other units still working their way into the country, as soon as possible.

"We did the war part. We shouldn't have to do the peacekeeping part," said Army Specialist Clay Allison, a gunner during the war.

In southern Baghdad, a U.S. Army Humvee with mounted loudspeakers cruised around soliciting translators for the Army's government-building job.

"Go to the library if you speak English," the loudspeaker blared.

The announcer paused, adding, "Americans disregard."

For the first time in years, whiskey and beer — banned in public by Saddam Hussein — were being sold on the streets of Baghdad. Several merchants were selling whiskey by the bottle and beer by the can out of boxes on the street.

In recent years under Saddam, there were liquor shops and people could consume alcohol, but only in private.

Muslims are not supposed to consume alcohol, although it is accepted in some Islamic countries depending on religious interpretations. While Saddam's regime was secular, he occasionally cast himself as more religious when it was politically beneficial.

Iraqi power-plant managers had hoped to make Saturday the day they restored power and ended an outage that has paralyzed the city since just before American forces entered and created conditions perfect for looting.

Darkness fell with the city still in the dark, however. Authorities, speaking on condition of anonymity, said electric light was still as much as 48 hours away.

"No water, no electricity, no work, no medicine," said Ali Noor, a retired chemical engineer. "They come to help us? Where is the help?"


36 posted on 04/19/2003 1:10:39 PM PDT by Radix (The Canteen is for supporting the Troops.)
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Emil Vicale holds action figures of Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, left, and Osama bin Laden , the latter in a pink dress, Friday, April 18, 2003, in Danbury, Conn. Vicale's Danbury-based company,, makes action figures of notables in the Iraq  war and the war on terrorism, from President Bush  to Saddam Hussein . The doll of the information minister spews propaganda when a button is pushed on his back. (AP Photo/Wendy Carlson)
U.S. soldiers from the second LAR inspect the indoor swimming pool in Saddam Hussein's palace at his birthplace Owja near Tikrit in northern Iraq April 19, 2003. Iraqi police handed Saddam Hussein's finance minister over to U.S. forces on Saturday after capturing him in Baghdad, raising hopes of tracing billions of dollars the ousted president may have stashed away.
U.S. soldiers from the second LAR go for a swim in the indoor swimming pool in Saddam Hussein's palace at his birthplace Awja near Tikrit in northern Iraq , April 19, 2003. Saddam Hussein's birthplace now looks like a ghost town. Even dogs and cats seem to have abandoned the streets of Awja, the affluent home village of the deposed Iraqi leader.
Soldiers of the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division take cover as shots are fired at the direction of their camp in Tikrit, Iraq,
 Saturday April 19, 2003. No one was apprehended after the incident.
U.S. Marines stand guard on top of a vehicle, covering a convoy of army vehicles leaving the capital city of Baghdad,
Saturday April 19, 2003.
Ex POW Army Spc Shoshana Johnson flashes a victory sign as she is carried on a stretcher onto a C17 military plane enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas, at US Air Base in Ramstein, southern Germany, Saturday, April 19, 2003. Together with six other POWs, she was rescued last Sunday in Iraq  and taken for medical treatment to Landstuhl Medical Center last Wednesday
Cpt. Ken Jolley, 40, of Kings Lynn, Norfolk, from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, hands out sweets to a class of girls at a village primary school near Basra, Iraq  Saturday April 19, 2003. They are believed to be among the first Iraqis to go back to school since the outbreak of war. The mixed school is on an abandoned military base which is now being used by thousands of British soldiers, and Challenger 2 tanks and Warror fighting vehicles have become familiar sights to the 107 pupils.

37 posted on 04/19/2003 1:27:22 PM PDT by Radix (Is it Owja or Awja?...Hey Tomkow Got any soap?)
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Thanks, guys, for the beautiful flowers.
38 posted on 04/19/2003 2:18:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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Click for Kabul, Afghanistan Forecast
Click for Kabul, Afghanistan Forecast

Click for Kuwait, Kuwait Forecast
Click for Kuwait, Kuwait Forecast

39 posted on 04/19/2003 2:26:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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Duty ~ Honor ~ Country

Click above to visit "A Day in the Life of President Bush"

40 posted on 04/19/2003 2:36:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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In honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, 19 April 1775.

Today's classic warship, USS Lexington

USS Lexington, a 448-ton side-wheel steamer, was built in 1860 at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, for commercial use. She was acquired for the Army's Western Gunboat Flotilla in June 1861 and converted to a "timberclad" river gunboat, with officers to be provided by the Navy. Assigned to duty on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, Lexington took part in several actions with Confederate vessels and land forces during the last four months of 1861 and early 1862. In February 1862, she took part in the capture of Fort Henry and in other operations on the Tennessee River. During the next few months, she continued her activities in that area, participating in the great Battle of Shiloh in early April.

In June 1862, Lexington went up the White River and helped to bombard enemy positions at Saint Charles, Arkansas. She operated on the Mississippi during much of the rest of 1862 and was formally transferred to the Navy in October. November and December found her on the Yazoo, clearing "torpedoes" and bombarding the Confederates. Lexington was active in Arkansas and Tennessee in 1863, participating in the Capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas, in January, the defense of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, in February, and the burning of Palmyra, Tennessee, in March. In March-May 1864, she took part in expeditions up the Black, Ouachita, and Red rivers in Louisiana, and helped defeat an attack on White River Station, Arkansas, in June. Following the end of the Civil War, USS Lexington was decommissioned in July 1865 and sold the following month.

41 posted on 04/19/2003 2:43:44 PM PDT by aomagrat (IYAOYAS)
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The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are,God is,
And all is well.


Bless This House

Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out: Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all; Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love. Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light; Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer; Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin; Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee; Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee.

42 posted on 04/19/2003 3:28:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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Good morning Troops, families, veterans, Canadian, Israeli, Great Britain, Australian, Poland, New Zealand, and Taiwanese allies (and everybody else). Thank you for taking such good care of the USA.

Today in Anchorage, Alaska:

Sunrise 6:24am
Sunset 9:33pm

Hi 51F
Lo 33F


Actual yesterday in Anchorage:

Hi 52F
Lo 28F

State Hi 54F Big River Lakes
State Lo 8F Wainwright

43 posted on 04/19/2003 3:48:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: apackof2

Thanks for dropping by the Canteen, apackof2, and adding to the list of pro-American celebrities. Question: was Ron Silver the actor at Clinton's inaugeration that said something like, "now those are ours", when the Air Force did a flyover? It would be wonderful if he is the one and has seen what it takes to protect America.

44 posted on 04/19/2003 4:06:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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Kathy in Alaska,Happy Easter
45 posted on 04/19/2003 4:08:23 PM PDT by fatima (Go Troops our prayers are with you.)
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To: Dutchgirl
Great list of actors, Dutchgirl. What an assortment! Thanks.
46 posted on 04/19/2003 4:09:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: tomkow6
Good evening, Tom! Good evening, Patriotic Pattie!

47 posted on 04/19/2003 4:11:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Happy Easter,
48 posted on 04/19/2003 4:25:44 PM PDT by fatima (Go Troops our prayers are with you.)
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To: tomkow6
Happy Easter
49 posted on 04/19/2003 4:29:36 PM PDT by fatima (Go Troops our prayers are with you.)
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To: NonValueAdded
"No, I am not and I haven't a man that is!".

This reminds me so much of our brave soldiers and marines still on the forward lines, continuing to preserve our freedom today. What an amazing heritage.

Great quote NVA. You are right about being reminded of our brave military who are working so hard to preserve our hard won freedom and safety. Thanks for the reminder and link.

50 posted on 04/19/2003 4:38:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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