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In 1811, the first steam-powered ferry in the world started its run between New York City and Hoboken, N.J.
In 1868, Thomas Alva Edison filed papers for his first invention: an electrical vote recorder to rapidly tabulate floor votes in Congress. Members of Congress rejected it.
In 1950, the Federal Communications Commission issued to CBS the first license to broadcast color television.
In 1958, NASA launched the lunar probe Pioneer 1.
In 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
In 1984, financier Marc Rich agreed to pay the U.S. government nearly $200 million, biggest tax fraud penalty in U.S. history.
In 1991, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution barring Iraq from pursuing any atomic programs.
In 1993, armed demonstrators in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, prevented U.S and Canadian troops from landing.
In 1994, the Pentagon reported that Iraqi troops were withdrawing from the Iraq-Kuwait border. Their deployment had brought the U.S. Navy and Marines to the Persian Gulf less than a week earlier.
Also in 1994, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down a law that barred local governments from enacting laws protecting homosexuals from discrimination in employment and housing.
In 1996, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Jose Ramos-Harta and Carlos Ximenes Belo, who worked for freedom for Timor Leste, where famine and repression had killed one-third of the entire population.
In 2002, Congress gave U.S. President George W. Bush its backing for using military force against Iraq.
In 2003, officials in India arrested more than 1,500 Hindu activists in an effort to ward off violence during a protest planned later this week.
In 2004, Christopher Reeve, who played Superman in the movies and strenuously pushed spinal cord research after he was paralyzed in an accident, died at the age of 52.
Also in 2004, six men were charged in the bombing of a Philippines ferry in which more than 100 people died.
In 2005, desperate Pakistani earthquake survivors ambushed army trucks carrying relief supplies as the reported death toll in Pakistan and India topped 42,000. An Islamic Relief spokesman predicted the number eventually would reach 80,000.
Also in 2005, nine insurgent attacks killed at least 55 people in Iraq, including one suicide bomber who drove into a crowded market in Talafar.
- clergyman Mason Locke Weems, who invented the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, in 1759 - Englishman George Williams, founder of the YMCA, in 1821 - Food industry pioneer Henry John Heinz in 1844 - Former first lady and author Eleanor Roosevelt in 1884 - Choreographer Jerome Robbins in 1918 - Country singer Dottie West in 1932 - Actor/singer Ron Leibman in 1937 (age 69) - Singer Daryl Hall in 1946 (age 60) - And actors David Morse in 1953 (age 53), Joan Cusack in 1962 (age 44) and Luke Perry in 1965 (age 41).
In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was formally opened at Fort Severn, Annapolis, Md., with 50 midshipmen in the first class.
In 1886, Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., fashioned the first tuxedo for men.
In 1938, the Blue Water Bridge opened.
In 1963, a dam burst in northern Italy, drowning an estimated 3,000 people.
In 1973, less than a year before Richard Nixon's resignation as president, Spiro Agnew became the first U.S. vice president to resign in disgrace after pleading no contest to income tax evasion.
In 1985, movie legend Orson Welles, whose remarkably innovative "Citizen Kane" of 1941 was named the best American-made picture of all time in a 1998 American Film Institute poll, died of a heart attack at the age of 70.
In 1991, the United States cut all aid to Haiti.
In 1993, Greek voters returned former Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou and his Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement to power.
In 1994, Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras, commander in chief of the Haitian armed forces, resigned to make way for the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
In 1995, Israel freed some 900 Palestinian prisoners and pulled its troops out of four towns as the second phase of the peace plan was implemented on the West Bank.
In 1997, the major tobacco companies agreed to a settlement in the class-action suit brought against them by 60,000 present and former flight attendants, who claimed second-hand smoke in airplanes had caused them to get cancer and other diseases.
Also in 1997, it was announced that the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize would be awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and its coordinator, Jody Williams of Putney, Vt.
In 2001, representatives of 56 Islamic nations, in an emergency meeting on Qatar, condemned the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
In 2002, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize. He was cited for his efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and his commitment to human rights and democratic values around the world.
In 2003, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Iranian lawyer Shurin Ebadi for her work in promoting democracy and human rights in Iran and beyond. She was the first Muslim woman to win the award and third Muslim.
Also in 2003, Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk show host, admitted addiction to prescription painkillers and said he would enter a rehabilitation facility.
In 2004, a videotape of the beheading of British hostage Kenneth Bigley in Iraq was shown on an Islamic Web site.
Also in 2004, more than 100 people died in flash floods in northeastern India.
In 2005, Angela Merkel became the first woman chancellor of Germany after her Christian Democrats won the parliamentary election. The incumbent, Gerhard Schroeder, said he would play no role in the new governing coalition.
- English chemist-physicist Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen, in 1731 - Composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1813 - Actress Helen Hayes in 1900 - Playwright and Nobel laureate Harold Pinter in 1930 (age 76) - Entertainer Ben Vereen in 1946 (age 60) - Actress Jessica Harper in 1949 (age 57) - Rocker David Lee Roth in 1954 (age 52) - Country singer Tanya Tucker in 1958 (age 48) - And pro football star Brett Favre in 1969 (age 37).
In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire was brought under control.
In 1934, King Alexander of Yugoslavia was assassinated by a Croatian terrorist during a state visit to France.
In 1974, Oskar Schindler, the German businessman credited with saving 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust, died at the age of 66.
In 1975, Andrei Sakharov, father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, became the first Soviet citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1983, James Watt, facing Senate condemnation for a racially insensitive remark, resigned as U.S. President Ronald Reagan's Interior secretary.
In 1986, the Senate convicted imprisoned U.S. District Judge Harry Claiborne of tax cheating, making him the fifth U.S. judge to be impeached and removed from office.
In 1989, the Soviet news agency Tass, under Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of increasing openness in society, reported a flying saucer visit to the Soviet Union.
In 1990, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, having vetoed one budget continuing resolution and allowing the government's spending authority to expire, signed a second measure preventing a virtual government shutdown.
In 1992, NASA announced that the unmanned Pioneer spacecraft was apparently lost after orbiting Venus for 14 years.
In 1995, an Amtrak passenger train derailed in a remote area of Arizona southwest of Phoenix, killing one person and injuring about 100 others in apparent track sabotage.
In 1997, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigned after Communist members of Parliament withdrew their support for his coalition government.
In 2001, the Pentagon reported the destruction of seven terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and, claiming control of the skies over Afghanistan, launched heavy airstrikes against Taliban garrisons and troop encampments.
In 2002, the Washington-area sniper claimed a seventh victim with the slaying of a man at a gas station near Manassas, Va.
Also in 2002, as stock prices continued to fluctuate wildly, the Dow Jones industrials closed at 7,286.27, a 5-year low.
In 2003, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the U.S. budget deficit for the 2003 fiscal year would be $374 billion, the largest ever in dollar terms.
In 2004, the death toll in the double bombings in the central Pakistani city of Multan reached 40 with 100 others injured. The explosions caught a crowd of Sunni Muslims leaving an anniversary gathering.
Also in 2004, John Howard, Australia's prime minister, won a fourth term as his nation's leader. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan's first democratic presidential election, nearly all the candidates, concerned over reported irregularities, boycotted the process even as voters went to the polls.
In 2005, as the 7.6-magnitude earthquake death toll soared near the reported 40,000 mark in Pakistan, a massive relief effort was under way in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. India reported 650 dead and Afghanistan four.
Those born on this date include: - French composer Camille Saint-Saens in 1835 - Charles Rudolph Walgreen, drug store chain founder, in 1873 - American evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson in 1890 - Civil War historian Bruce Catton in 1899 - Convicted Watergate burglar and lecturer E. Howard Hunt Jr. in 1918 (age 88) - Singer/songwriters John Lennon in 1940 and Jackson Browne in 1948 (age 58) - Writer/actor Robert Wuhl in 1951 (age 55) - And actors Scott Bakula in 1954 (age 52) and Zachery Ty Bryan ("Home Improvement") in 1981 (age 25).
In 1950, U.N. troops took the South Korean capital of Seoul from North Korean forces.
In 1960, the first televised presidential debate aired from a Chicago TV studio. It featured presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.
In 1983, the yacht Australia II won the America's Cup from the United States, ending the longest winning streak in sports -- 132 years.
In 1984, China and Britain initialed an accord to return Hong Kong to Chinese control when Britain's lease expires in 1997.
In 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America, under pressure from legitimate filmmakers, adopted the "NC-17" rating -- no children under 17 allowed -- to replace the "X" rating exploited by the porn industry.
In 1991, four men and four women entered the huge, airtight greenhouse Biosphere II in Arizona. They remained inside for two years, emerging on this date in 1993.
In 1992, retired Michigan pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian presided over a fifth physician-assisted suicide.
In 1994, the double murder trial of football legend O.J. Simpson began in Los Angeles. He eventually was acquitted.
In 1996, the space shuttle Atlantis landed, bringing astronaut Shannon Lucid back to Earth. Her 6-month tour aboard the Mir space station set a record for a woman in space, as well as a record stay for any U.S. astronaut.
In 2003, the U.S. Census Bureau said 1.6 million more people in the United States fell below the poverty line from 2001-02.
In 2004, Tropical Storm Jeanne moved ashore on the east coast of Florida, north of West Palm Beach, and headed inland to Georgia. The storm claimed six lives.
In 2005, emergency officials say Hurricane Rita heavily damaged every house in several coastal Louisiana towns. Flooding was widespread, with Louisiana's Cameron Parish near the Texas border, as much as 15 feet under water. Iberia Parish officials said 3,000 houses flooded. Only two storm-related deaths were reported.
Also in 2005, U.S. Army Pfc. Lynndie England, photographed in widely distributed pictures with inmates at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, was convicted of conspiracy and prisoner abuse. She was sentenced to three years in prison two days later.
Those born on this date include: - frontier nurseryman Johnny Appleseed Chapman in 1774 - Poet T.S. Eliot in 1888 - German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1889 - Actor George Raft in 1895 - Pope Paul VI in 1897 - Composer George Gershwin in 1898 - Bandleader Ted Weems in 1901 - Country singers Marty Robbins in 1925 and Lynn Anderson in 1947 (age 59) - Actress Mary Beth Hurt and singer Olivia Newton-John, both in 1948 (age 58) - Actresses Linda Hamilton in 1956 (age 50) and Melissa Sue Anderson in 1962 (age 44) - And tennis star Serena Williams in 1981 (age 25).
Make Sure Women Can Get Their Prescription for Birth Control Filled!
It's common sense that women should have ready access to their doctor-prescribed birth control. Unfortunately, the anti-choice movement, spearheaded by groups like Pharmacists for Life, disagrees.
According to Karen Brauer, president of Pharmacists for Life, birth control pills are out of bounds while Viagra prescriptions are not. She won't fill prescriptions for the morning-after pill and has lectured women about daily birth control pills. Yet she readily fills Viagra prescriptions and has claimed, "I helped a whole lot of old married men get lucky."
We want Congress to change all that. The bipartisan Access to Legal Pharmaceuticals Act would ensure that every woman in every state can get her prescription for birth control filled, whether or not an individual pharmacist has an objection.
Support this commonsense measure by signing the petition!
Signature Ad for Sexually Abused Iraq War Veteran SPC. Suzanne Swift
We will be running an ad in the newspapers around Fort. Lewis (where Suzanne is being held) to hold her abusers accountable and let her Command know they are just as guilty by allowing it to happen and not charging the men involved. We are calling for male signatures only please.
PETITION FOR SUZANNE SWIFT: COMMAND RAPE IN THE MILITARY
COMMAND RAPE is when those in a soldiers chain of command, who have life and death decisions over a soldier, use their position to sexually coerce and harass the junior soldier; it is equivalent to incest.
Please, visit Suzanne's website, donate to her legal defense fund, and call your representatives. Help our American daughter. www.suzanneswift.org
Notice to those who report false claims of rape, harassment, assault, and command rape: You are in the way of our mission: to help Suzanne, and every other woman and man that experience the real thing. You are just as culpable as those who commit the acts.
If it's true, take a stand, and don't back down - like Suzanne. It would have been easier for her to site another reason for not redeploying, than stand by the truth.
Protect Survivors of Rape Against Unwanted Pregnancy
Rape: it’s a horrible thing that no woman chooses. Yet as it stands now, when a survivor of rape enters the emergency room, she is not always given the chance to prevent pregnancy.
To address this troubling problem, members of Congress have proposed the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act (“CARE”: S.1264/H.R.2928).
This bill would ensure that when survivors of sexual assault enter the emergency room, they are always offered the emergency contraception pill (EC) as an option.
EC is a concentrated dose of ordinary birth-control pills that can dramatically reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant if taken soon after sex or sexual assault. It is NOT the same thing as mifepristone, or RU 486, which terminates an already-established pregnancy.
Making EC an option for all rape survivors that enter the emergency room would ensure that they have a choice in the aftermath of their assault.
Please sign the petition to ensure that rape survivors get the health-care services they need to prevent unintended pregnancy.
In 1776, the British army entered New York City after defeating the Americans, under Gen. George Washington, at the Battle of Long Island.
In 1847, Mexico City was occupied by the U.S. Army.
In 1901, U.S. President William McKinley died of wounds inflicted by an assassin eight days earlier. He was succeeded by his vice president, Theodore Roosevelt.
In 1920, the first live radio dance music was broadcast, carried by a Detroit station and featuring Paul Specht and his orchestra. The idea caught on fast.
In 1959, the Soviet probe Lunik-2 became the first Earth-launched, man-made space vehicle to (crash) land on the moon.
In 1963, the first surviving U.S. quintuplets were born in Aberdeen, S.D., to Maryann and Andrew Fischer.
In 1962, Princess Grace of Monaco -- American film actress Grace Kelly -- was killed when her car plunged off a mountain road by the Cote D'Azur. She was 52.
In 1984, Joe Kittinger, 56, left Caribou, Maine, in a 10-story-tall helium balloon to make the first solo trans-Atlantic balloon crossing. He reached the French coast on the 17th and landed in Italy the next day.
In 1990, Iraqi soldiers stormed the French, Belgian and Canadian diplomatic buildings in Kuwait and briefly detained five diplomats, including a U.S. consul.
In 1991, the South African government, ANC, Inkatha Freedom Party and 20 other anti-apartheid groups signed a peace accord to end black factional violence.
In 1992, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal the so-called "gag" rule prohibiting healthcare workers at federally financed clinics from telling pregnant patients that abortion is an option.
In 1996, the Bosnians elected a three-person collective presidency: one Muslim, one Serb and one Croat.
In 1998, WorldCom purchased MCI in the third-largest telecommunications merger in U.S. history.
In 2001, U.S. President George Bush proclaimed this to be a day of national mourning and remembrance for those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The FBI meanwhile identified the hijackers and learned that several had taken flying lessons in Florida.
In 2003, an estimated 124 people were reported dead or missing after South Korea was struck by the most powerful typhoon to hit the nation in a century.
Also in 2003, Swedish voters turned thumbs down on a proposal to make the euro the national currency.
In 2004, a massive car bomb killed 47 people and injured more than 100 others in Baghdad, catching mostly conscripts seeking a job in the Iraqi police force. The many wounded were reported gravely injured.
In 2005, 12 suicide bombings in Baghdad, aimed at Shiites and believed to be carried out by Sunnis, killed 167 people and injured 600.
Also in 2005, Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines, the third and fourth largest U.S. air carriers, filed for bankruptcy as the industry continued to reel under record high jet fuel costs.
- Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov in 1849 - Artist and illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, "Gibson Girl" creator, in 1867 - Margaret Sanger, American pioneer leader in the birth control movement, in 1879 - Film director/producer Hal Wallis in 1899 - And actors Clayton Moore, serial action star of the 1940s who later played the Lone Ranger on television, in 1914, Walter Koenig ("Star Trek") in 1936 (age 70), Joey Heatherton in 1944 (age 62), Sam Neill in 1947 (age 59), Mary Crosby in 1959 (age 47) and Faith Ford in 1964 (age 42).
On September 8th, 1971, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was inaugurated.
In 1565, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the continental United States was founded on the site of the present St. Augustine, Fla.
In 1900, more than 6,000 people were killed when a hurricane and tidal wave struck Galveston, Texas.
In 1935, an assassin shot autocratic U.S. Sen. Huey P. Long, D-La., at the Capitol building in Baton Rouge, La. Long died two days later.
Also in 1935, 19-year-old Frank Sinatra launched his singing career when he appeared with a group called The Hoboken Four on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio talent show.
In 1966, "Star Trek" premiered on NBC-TV.
In 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford granted former U.S. President Richard Nixon full pardon for any and all offenses he may have committed during his years in office.
In 1993, the Senate approved U.S. President Bill Clinton's national-service bill, which would give participants grants for taking part in community service work.
In 1994, a U.S. Airways jetliner crashed near Pittsburgh, killing 132 people. The accident became the subject of the longest aircraft investigation in the history of the National Transportation Safety Board.
In 1998, the U.S. Justice Department opened a preliminary inquiry into U.S. President Bill Clinton's participation in Democratic fundraising for the 1996 re-election campaign.
In 2004, CBS reported that newly discovered documents bolstered claims that U.S. President George Bush failed to meet his responsibilities with the Texas National Guard in the 1970s. But, serious doubts soon arose as to validity of the documents.
In 2005, U.S. President George Bush paid another visit to the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast and signed a $51.8 bill for additional Katrina relief funds.
Also in 2005, the probe into Iraq's oil-for-food program found that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's son Kojo used his father's position to profit from the project. Investigators say there was no evidence Annan knew of his son's involvement, however.
And, more than 1,000 mourners attended the Washington funeral of the late U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who died of thyroid cancer just shy of his 81st birthday. He was buried in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Those born on this date include: - England's King Richard I, "Richard the Lion Hearted," in 1157 Composer Antonin Dvorak in 1841 Country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers, "The Singing Brakeman," in 1897 U.S. Sen. Claude Pepper, D-Fla., in 1900 Comedian Sid Caesar in 1922 (age 84) Actor Peter Sellers in 1925 Country music singer Patsy Cline in 1932 Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn. D-Ga., in 1938 (age 68) Actor Henry Thomas ("E.T. -- The Extra-Terrestrial") in 1971 (age 35) Actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas ("Home Improvement") in 1981 (age 25)
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Urge DOJ and FCC to Not
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inherit the earth."
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implied in the passage
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lost over the
It is said that
the eyes are the windows
to the soul. There
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this. You can see
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person is lying or not by
looking into their
When we are born, we are
aware of our spiritual
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ourselves with which we
are most aware! The
body is new.
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I no longer choose to
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But for my ongoing health
care, no thank you.
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The turning of the
brings hope of new
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that new things occur
moment in time. And
just as we have the
tradition of making
on New Year's Day, we
can also resolve to
change how we express ...
Christmas is for
Christian or not.
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occurrence of something
available to everyone,
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is rather according to
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Power of God,...
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"In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word
was God." (John 1:1)
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spoken word. It is
words which bring
thoughts into the
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