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On This Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on November 11:
1050 Henry IV Holy Roman emperor (1036-1106)
1636 Yen Jo-chu Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty
1744 Abigail Smith Adams 2nd 1st lady
1748 Charles IV king of Spain (1788-1808)
1771 Ephraim McDowell surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)
1821 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment)
1864 Alfred Hermann Fried Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)
1869 Victor Emmanuel III king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
1883 Ernest Ansermet Vevey Switzerland, conductor (Ruilles de Printemps)

1885 George S Patton general "Old Blood & Guts"

1896 Charles "Lucky" Luciano Sicily, Mafia gangster
1899 Harold "Pie" Traynor baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
1899 Pat O'Brien Milwaukee, actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces)
1900 Helena Konopacka Poland, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1928)
1901 Sam Spiegel producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
1904 Alger Hiss State Department official and spy
1909 Robert Ryan Chicago, actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day)
1910 Franz Kemser Germany, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1952)
1911 King Hussein of Jordan.
1914 Howard Fast screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus)
1915 William Proxmire (Sen-D-WI) (Golden Fleece Awards)
1918 Stubby Kaye NYC, actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou)
1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)
1925 Jonathan Winters Dayton OH, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy)
1927 Mose Allison Mississippi, blues artist (Black Country Suite)
1929 LaVern Baker Chicago, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear)
1934 Bibi Andersson Sweden, actress (Scenes From a Marriage)
1934 Paula Myers-Pope US, platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
1938 Josef Odozil Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964)
1939 Claudia Boyarskikh USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Jan Adamski Poland, International Chess Master (1976)
1944 Jesse Colin Young NY, rocker (The Youngbloods-Soul of a City Boy)
1945 Daniel Ortega Saavedra EX-President of Nicaragua
1945 Denise Alexander NYC, actress (General Hospital, Another World)
1951 Fuzzy Zoeller New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)
1955 Jigme Singye Wangchuk king of Bhutan (1972- )
1959 Vincent Irizarry Queens NY, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara)
1962 Demi Moore [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (7th Sign, Blame it on Rio)
1964 Philip McKeon Westbury NY, actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High)
1965 Brian Wilson NYC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1974 Leonardo DiCaprio LA, actor (Luke-Growing Pains)

Deaths which occurred on November 11:
0307 Flavius Valerius Severus, compassionate emperor of Rome (306-07), dies
0397 Martinus, (St Martin), Roman bishop of Tours, dies at 81
0511 Clovis, king of Salische France/founder of Merovingians, dies at 45
1831 Nat Turner former slave, led a violent insurrection, hanged in VA
1855 Soren A Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher/theologian, dies at 42
1962 Rene Coty President of France, dies at 80

1973 Stringbean [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58

1974 Jane Ace comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
1984 Rev Martin Luther King Sr dies in Atlanta at 84
1986 Roger C Carmel actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
1987 L T Coggeshall medical scientist (Secretary of HEW 1956-58), dies at 86

Take A Moment To Remember
GWOT Casualties

11-Nov-2003 3 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 1
UKR Junior Sergeant Sergiy Suslow Al Asisia Non-hostile - weapon discharge (accid.)
US Specialist Marlon P. Jackson Baghdad (Tampa MSR?) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Genaro Acosta Baghdad (Taji Airport?) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

11-Nov-2004 8 | US: 8 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Thomas K. Doerflinger Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - hostile fire
US Staff Sergeant Sean P. Huey Habbaniyah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - car bomb
US Corporal Peter J. Giannopoulos Babil Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Justin D. Reppuhn Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Kyle W. Burns Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US 2nd Lieutenant James P. "JP" Blecksmith Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire - sniper
US Staff Sergeant Theodore S. "Sam" Holder II Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Corporal Theodore A. Bowling Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire

Data research by Pat Kneisler
Designed and maintained by Michael White
Go here and I'll stop nagging.

On this day...
0537 St Silverius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1158 Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
1215 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome

1620 41 pilgrims land in Massachusetts, sign Mayflower Compact (just & equal laws)

1647 Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law
1648 Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
1714 A highway in the Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
1778 Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
1790 Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China
1860 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina
1864 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
1865 Mary Edward Walker, 1st Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
1868 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
1889 Washington admitted as 42nd state
1895 Bechuanaland becomes part of the Cape Colony
1909 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding," premieres in London

1918 Armistice Day-WW I ends (at 11 AM on Western Front)
WWI Casuslty and Death Tables

1921 President Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier
1922 Canada's Vernon McKenzie urges to fight U.S. propaganda with taxes on U.S. magazines.
1922 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
1924 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (San Francisco)
1925 Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings
1925 Robert Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
1931 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veterans Building
1933 "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in the Great Plains
1934 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
1935 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
1939 Kate Smith 1st sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
1940 Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
1940 Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")
1942 Germany completes their occupation of France
1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
1957 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (San Francisco)

1959 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs

1959 Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
1963 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for the Beatles
1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
1965 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian D Smith
1966 Gemini 12 launched on 4-day flight
1968 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic
1968 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in the UK
1969 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkenness

1970 U.S. Army Special Forces raid the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam but find no prisoners

1972 US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
1975 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1975 Australian PM removed by crown (1st elected PM removed in 200 years)
1980 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
(and all I got was this lousy T-shirt)
1980 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
1982 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st commercial flight
1982 Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland
1983 President Reagan became 1st US President to address Japan's legislature
1985 Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
1987 Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to the Supreme Court
1987 Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
1988 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million years) reported in Science
1992 General Synod votes for Ordination of women in the UK
2001 In Afghanistan Northern Alliance forces with help from US warplanes and advisers captured Taloqan and some 200 Taliban were reported killed.
2004 Yasser Arafat still dead
2004 US and Iraqi forces, backed by an air and artillery barrage, launched a major attack into the southern half of Fallujah squeezing Sunni fighters into a smaller and smaller cordon. The military estimated 600 insurgents killed thus far in the offensive.

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

Angola : Independence Day (1975)
Belgium, France, French countries : Armistice Day
Bhutan : King's Birthday
Canada : Remembrance Day-Veterans Day, 11th Hr-11th Day-11th Month
Colombia : Cartagena Day (1811)
Maldives : Republic Day (1968)
Rhodesia : Independence Day (1965)
St Maarten : Concordia Day
US : Armistice Day/Veterans Day
Washington : Admission Day (1889)
West Germany : Repentance Day
England : Lord Mayor's Day
US : Split Pea Soup Week (Day 5)
Ireland : Day of the Faerie Sidhe
Native American Heritage Month

Religious Observances
Ang, RC : Martinmas, term day in Scotland (Mem of St Martin of Tours)
Luth : Commemoration of Síren Kierkegaard, teacher

Religious History
1215 The Fourth Lateran Council was convened by Pope Innocent III. It was the council which first defined "transubstantiation," the Catholic belief that the bread and wine of the Eucharist change invisibly into the body and blood of Christ.
1620 The "Mayflower Compact" was signed by the 41 Separatists among the passengers of the "Mayflower," serving as the basis for combining themselves "into a civil body politic." Democratic in form, the Compact comprised the first written American constitution, and remained in force until 1691.
1760 English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: 'You cannot live on what He did yesterday. Therefore He comes today.'
1793 Five months after setting sail for India, English pioneer missionary William Carey, 32, reached Calcutta. (Later, Carey founded the Baptist Missionary Society, the first of the British Protestant missions agencies.)
1966 The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren voted to merge into one denomination in the U.S., afterward to be called the United Methodist Church. (The "declaration of union" took place officially on April 23, 1968.)

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.

Murphy's Military Laws
1 Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are.
2 No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.
3 Friendly fire ain't.
4 The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is an officer with a map.
5 The problem with taking the easy way out is that the enemy has already mined it.
6 The buddy system is essential to your survival; it gives the enemy somebody else to shoot at.
7 The further you are in advance of your own positions, the more likely your artillery will shoot short.
8 Incoming fire has the right of way.
9 If your advance is going well, you are walking into an ambush.
10 The quartermaster has only two sizes, too large and too small.
11 If at first you don't succeed, call in an air strike.
12 The only time suppressive fire works is when it is used on abandoned positions.
13 The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
14 Five second fuses always burn three seconds.
15 Don't be conspicuous. In the combat zone, it draws fire. Out of the combat zone, it draws sergeants.
16 If your sergeant can see you, so can the enemy.
17 You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note.
18 Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
19 Never draw fire; it irritates everyone around you.
20 Anything you do can get you killed, including nothing.
21 Military Intelligence is a contradiction.
22 If you can't remember, the Claymore is pointed toward you.
23 Tracers work both ways.
24 Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support.
25 When you have secured the area, make sure the enemy knows it too.

Thought for the day :
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
George S. Patton

32 posted on 11/11/2005 7:54:29 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: Valin; All
"23. Tracers work both ways."

This is completely true. Usually tracers are a bad idea except for fireworks shows.

As I recall there was a World War II Army Air Force command that cut out the tracers. The result was a 30% increase in downed enemy aircraft.

The darn things destroy your night vision. Muzzle flash is real bad too. During WWII the Germans used a small arms propellant that was truly without smoke unlike American powder then and now. This powder was also totally without muzzle flash.

Do see some references to this technology in print these days, maybe it is time to go high (1942) tech.

59 posted on 11/11/2005 9:54:24 AM PST by Iris7 ("Let me go to the house of the Father.")
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To: Valin; Peanut Gallery
1744 Abigail Smith Adams 2nd 1st lady

Never heard of her.

64 posted on 11/11/2005 10:11:01 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Hey didja know it's Vet'rans day?)
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To: Valin
1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)

Bulk it up. It feels like a "C".

65 posted on 11/11/2005 10:12:57 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Hey didja know it's Vet'rans day?)
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