Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday April 21st a thought for your day and a little history for perspecitve

“Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can’t change.”
~ Author Unknown

Today's History and Birthdays are brought to us by the good people at Wikipedia

753 BC – Romulus founded Rome (traditional date).
43 BC – Battle of MutinaMark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
571 – Prophet Muhammad was born in Makkah.
1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
1782 – The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok, is founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
1809 – Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.
1836 – Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto – Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under MexicanGeneral Antonio López de Santa Anna.
1914 – Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz.
1918 – World War IGerman fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
1934 – The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).
1942 – World War II: The most famous (and first international) Aggie Muster is held on the Philippine island of Corregidor, by Brigadier General George F. Moore (with 25 fellow Texas A&M graduates who are under his command), while 1.8 million pounds of shells pounded the island over a 5 hour attack.
1945 – World War II: Soviet Union forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
1952 – Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
1962 – The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.
1964 – A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg) of radioactiveplutonium in its SNAP RTG power source is widely dispersed.
1967 – Greek military junta of 1967–1974: A few days before the general election in GreeceColonel George Papadopoulos leads acoup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
1975 – Vietnam WarPresident of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
1982 – BaseballRollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
1989 – Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorateChinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
1992 – The first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomers Alexander Wolszczan and Dale Frail .They discovered two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12
1993 – The Supreme Court in La PazBolivia, sentences former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution
2004 – Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.

If your birthday is today you share it with Her Highness Queen Elizatbeth see who else was born on this day

571 Prophet Muhammad
1555 – Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
1673 – Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1742)
1730 – Antonín Kammel, Czech composer and violinist (d. 1788)
1767 – Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (d. 1790)
1774 – Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (d. 1862)
1790 – Manuel Blanco Encalada, Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (d. 1876)
1816 – Charlotte Brontë, English author (d. 1855)
1838  John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist (d. 1914
1887 – Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Russian-American violinist, composer, teacher, and conductor (d. 1985)
1906 – Stephen Tennant, English writer and socialite (d. 1987)
1911 – Ivan Combe, American businessman and entrepreneur, invented Clearasil and founded Combe Incorporated (d. 2000)
1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)
1923 – John Mortimer, English barrister and writer (d. 2009)
1926 – HM Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
1927 – Gerald Flood, British actor (d. 1989)
1928 – Jack Evans, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
1932 – Elaine May, American comedian
1935 – Charles Grodin, American actor
1945 – Diana Darvey, British actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2000)
1947 – Barbara Park, American author
1947 – John Weider, English musician (Eric Burdon and the Animals, Family, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, and Stud)
1948  Gary Condit, American politician
1951 – Tony Danza, American actor
1958 – Andie MacDowell, American actress
1958 – Yoshito Usui, Japanese manga artist
1959 – Michael Timmins, Canadian musician and songwriter (Cowboy Junkies)
1961 – Neale Marmon, English footballer
1962 – Craig Robinson, American basketball player and coach
1963 – Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1965 – Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
1970 – Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (The Frames and The Swell Season)
1972 – Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
1975 – Charlie O'Connell, American actor
1977 – Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
1980 – Martin Rosete, Spanish director and publicist
1983 – Marco Donadel, Italian footballer
1987 – Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
2007 – Princess Isabella of Denmark

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