On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on November 16:
0042BC Tiberius Cesar 2nd Roman emperor (14-37 AD)
1766 Rodolphe Kreutzer France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
1873 W(illiam) C(hristopher) Handy Alabama, "Father" of the Blues (St Louis Blues)
1888 Clinton Golden Pennsylvania founder (United Steelworkers of America)
1889 George S Kaufman Pittsburgh PA, playwright (This is Show Business)
1899 Mary Margaret McBride Paris MO, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
1904 Eddie "Lockjaw" Condon Goodland IN, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
1908 Burgess Meredith Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky)
1916 Daws Butler Toledo Ohio, cartoon voice (Elroy Jetson)
1922 Royal Dano NYC, actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II)
1928 Clu Gulager Holdenville OK, actor (Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man)
1930 Chinua Achebe Nigerian writer (Christmas in Biafra)
1933 Guy Stockwell NYC, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise)
1935 Elizabeth Drew journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
1945 Martine van Hamel Belgium, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
1948 Steve Railsback actor (Blue Monkey, Green Monkey, Escape 2000)
1950 Carl J Meade Illinois, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, sk:STS-50)
1950 David Leisure actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
1953 Griff Rhys Jones British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)
1963 Zina Garrison Houston, tennis player (1988 Olympics Gold, Bronze)
1964 Dwight Gooden pitcher (NY Mets)
1967 Lisa Bonet San Francisco CA, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart)
1969 Bryan Abrams vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up)
1971 Donald Wolf computer game creator
Deaths which occurred on November 16:
1271 Henry III, king of England (1216-71), dies
1831 Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist (On War), dies at 51
1885 Louis Riel French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41
1960 Clark Gable dies at 59
1961 Sam Rayburn Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies
1981 Enid Markey actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy), dies at 85
1981 William Holden, actor (Network, Wild Bunch, Breezy), dies at 63.
2002 Hussein Bicar (89), Egypt's well-known portrait artist and painter, died.
Take A Moment To Remember
16-Nov-2004 6 | US: 6 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal Louis W. Qualls Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Sergeant Christopher T. Heflin Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US 1st Lieutenant Luke C. Wullenwaber Khaldiyah (nr. Fallujah) - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - car bomb
US Staff Sergeant Marshall H. Caddy Khaldiyah (nr. Fallujah) - Anbar Non-hostile - vehicle accident
US Specialist Daniel James McConnell Kirkuk - At Ta'mim Non-hostile - vehicle accident
US Private 1st Class Jose Ricardo Flores-Mejia Qayyarah (near, S. of Mosul) - Ninawa Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
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On this day...
0013 Tiberius' triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany
1380 French King Charles VI declares no taxes forever
1532 Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1676 1st colonial prison organized, Nantucket, Massachusetts
1776 Hessians capture Fort Washington, Manhattan
1798 Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
1798 British seamen board the U.S. frigate Baltimore and impress a number of crewmen as alleged deserters, a practice that contributed to the War of 1812
1821 Trader William Becknell reaches Santa Fe, N.M., on the route that will become known as the Santa Fe Trail
1841 N.E. Guerin of NY patents cork-filled life preserver
1863 The Battle of Campbell's Station, Ten., 492 causalities
1864 Union Gen William T Sherman begins march to the sea during Civil War
1864 Confederates retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
1875 William Bonwill patented dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1894 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1901 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
1907 Oklahoma becomes 46th state
1908 Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
1914 Federal Reserve System formally opens
1918 Hungarian People's Republic declared
1920 Postage meter 1st used in US in lieu of postage stamps
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
1925 American Association for the Advancement of Atheism formed in NY
1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
1933 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
1939 Al Capone freed from Alcatraz http://www.crimelibrary.com/gangsters_outlaws/mob_bosses/capone/index_1.html
1945 Yeshiva College (University), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
1950 UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
1955 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D.M. Campbell)
1957 Ed Gein butchers last victim
1959 "Sound of Music" opens on Broadway
1960 After the integration of two all-white schools, 2,000 whites riot in the streets of New Orleans.
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 73 points vs NY
1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
1965 In the last day of the fighting at Landing Zone X-Ray, regiments of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division repulse NVA forces in the Ia Drang Valley.
1966 Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
1973 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album
1973 President Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline
1973 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
1974 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away (selling aluminum siding)
1974 John Lennon's #1 solo "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
1974 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
1976 Rene Levesque's "Parti Quebecois" wins elections in Quebec
1981 Luke marries Laura on General Hospital
1982 5th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 5-lands at Edwards AFB
1982 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
1984 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
1988 Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
1988 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs
1988 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
1989 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
1990 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial
1993 The United Nations Security Council voted to end the manhunt for Somali warlord Gen. Mohammed Farah Aideed.
1995 Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson disease
1995 Queen Mother Elizabeth undergoes hip surgery
1997 85 percent of citizens of Hungary voted in favor of joining NATO.
2000 Al Gore won a legal fight to expand manual recounts as he struggled to trim George W. Bush's 300-vote lead in Florida's presidential race.
2000 The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) adopts 7 new domains: .aero for airports, .biz for businesses, .coop for business cooperatives, .info for general use, .museum for accredited museums, .name for individuals, and .pro for professionals.
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone opens to record audiences across the country.
2004 President Bush picked National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice as Sec. of State, replacing Colin Powell.
2004 US Senate Democrats selected "Dingy" Harry Reid of Nevada as party whip for the 109th Congress.
2004 A NASA unpiloted X-43A jet, part of its Hyper-X program, reached a record speed of 6,500 mph, Mach 9.6. It used the new scramjet engine.
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Oklahoma : Admission Day (1907)
US : Culinary Week Begins
US : Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
Sweden : Gustavus Adolphus-day
Night of Hecate (Greek - goddess of the Moon, of the Underworld, and of magic).
Elephant Round-up Day (Thailand).
Have a Party with Your Bear Day
First Day of Ashura (Oman).
International Doll Collectors Month
Greek church : St Matthew & Paul of the Cross
Ang, RC : Memorial of Margaret, Queen of Scotland (opt)
RC : Feast of St Gertrude, virgin, patroness of West Indies (opt)
1621 The Papal Chancery first adopted January 1st as the beginning of the calendar year. Previously, March was the first month, which explains why our modern names for the 9th_12th months begin instead with prefixes meaning "7" (sept_), "8" (octÂ) "9" (nov_) and "10" (dec_).
1894 Death of James McCosh, 83, Scottish_born theologian and educator. President of Princeton from 1868_88, McCosh was one of the first orthodox clergymen in America to accept and defend the theory of evolution.
1918 In NY City, the United Lutheran Church was organized by a merger of three general Lutheran bodies in the U.S. and Canada. (In 1962, the ULC became one of the branches of Lutheranism which formed the Lutheran Church in America.)
1946 The Evangelical United Brethren Church was constituted at Johnstown, PA by a merger of the United Brethren in Christ and the Evangelical Church. The new denomination originated in the work of two German Reformed pastors, Philip W. Otterbein and Martin Boehm, who had ministered among Pennsylvania Germans two centuries earlier.
1952 "Our Goodly Heritage" debuted over CBS television. This Sunday morning Bible study program, hosted by William Rush Baer of New York University, aired a little over five years.
Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Woman Plans to Marry Man Who Shot Her
Nov 15, 4:54 PM (ET)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A woman said she still plans to marry the man who shot her in the groin and then held her hostage in his family's garage for six days.
Tina Marie Stebbins revealed her intentions in a letter released Monday as her boyfriend, Christian Leroy Lindblad, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting her in June 2002.
"I love Christian today as deeply as I loved him before this awful thing happened to us," Stebbins wrote in a victim impact statement. "We are soul mates."
She added: "I want to tell you all that I have forgiven Christian. And I pray that Christian has forgiven me for failing him when he needed me most."
The incident occurred at the Big Bear City home the couple shared with Lindblad's parents. Lindblad and Stebbins had a history of domestic violence and substance abuse, according to a sentencing report. It also said Lindblad had been drinking at the time of the shooting.
Lindblad and his parents, Robert and Shirley Lindblad, tried to cover up the shooting by treating Stebbins with home remedies, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff's report. They also threatened her young sons and her family, the report said.
Critically wounded, Stebbins was airlifted to a hospital after Lindblad mentioned the incident to a family friend who was a firefighter.
Lindblad, 37, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder as his trial was about to begin in early October. He has said the shooting was an accident.
His father, Robert Leroy Lindblad, 72, pleaded guilty in 2003 to being an accessory and was sentenced to three years in prison. His mother, Shirley Royann Samantha Lindblad, 62, was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to the same charge.
(Ladies, (Particularly those of you who are unmarried) when a man shoots you and holds you hostage, this is not a good prospect, & is generally indicative of someone who has anger management issues (at least). You might want to reconsider haveing a relationship with him.
Gentlemen, shooting and holding hostage a woman is in most cases not a good way to express your undying love to the woman you love. If however you do find that special someone who doesn't have a problem with this method of courting I'd recomend getting on an airplane and going to another country....As I predict nothing good can come from this.)
Thought for the day :
"Take the juice of two quarts of whisky..."