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    Happy Birthday.....

    Kegler300 & Art Peterson!

    May you both stay above ground and have many more!


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    Happy Birthday and many more...


    Ellie


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    Happy Birthday Marines.

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    What happened today?
    August 16
    1829 - The first Siamese twins brought to the United States arrived in Boston, MA. Chang and Eng (Bunker) were 18 years old when they arrived from their homeland of Banesau, Siam. The twins were joined at the waist.
    1896 - There’s gold in them thar hills! This is the day that Skookum Jim, Dawson Charlie and George Carmack found gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River -- leading to the famous Klondike Gold Rush.

    1906 - The earth was a rockin’ and a rollin’ as earthquakes hit in San Francisco in April and on this day in Valparaiso, Chile, also on the Pacific coast. Valparaiso, no stranger to disaster (the Dutch destroyed it in 1600, the Spanish in 1866, the Chilean civil war in 1891, earthquakes in 1731, 1822, 1839, 1873), was once more devastated by an earthquake. This one struck after a night of unusually violent thunderstorms. It destroyed two thirds of the city, the coastline was raised three feet, and 1,500 died.

    1922 - Radio station WEAF (now WFAN) began broadcasting from new studios atop the Western Electric Building in New York City. The station would later be named WNBC, then WABC, then.. oh, never mind...

    1923 - Carnegie Steel Corporation established an eight-hour work day for its workers.

    1930 - The first British Empire Games were held at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event is now called the Commonwealth Games.

    1937 - Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, became the first school to institute graduate study courses in traffic engineering and administration.

    1939 - Lights Out, radio’s “ultimate horror show,” was heard for the last time on NBC Radio. In 1942, Arch Obler brought the show back to life on CBS Radio. The show’s most familiar trademark, guaranteed to put you under the covers on a dark night was, “Lights out everybody!”, followed by 12 chimes of a clock.

    1939 - The famous vaudeville house, Hippodrome, in New York City, was used for the last time. There were several places called the Hippodrome around the country. They weren’t, generally, theatres, nor true nightclubs. Hippodromes were designed for the wide variety of vaudeville acts available at the time ... dancing, music, comedy and skits.

    1940 - Marching Along Together, by Frankie Masters and his orchestra, was recorded for Okeh Records.

    1954 - Comedian Jack Paar replaced Walter Cronkite as host of The Morning Show on CBS-TV. Cronkite came back as host in October, 1955, when Paar didn’t pan out. Television found Paar’s forte three years later as the host of The Tonight Show.

    1954 - The first issue of Sports Illustrated was published. No, it wasn’t the famous swimsuit edition, and you didn’t win a telephone, radio or sports books with your paid subscription. SI proudly boasted that more than 250,000 subscribers had signed up for the magazine before the first issue rolled off the presses. The first cover of Sports Illustrated showed National League umpire, Augie Donatelli, behind the plate with two major-league stars: catcher Wes Westrum, and batter Eddie Matthews.

    1960 - A world record for a successful free fall was set by Colonel Joseph W. Kittinger Jr. What Kittinger did was quite amazing. He dropped from an altitude of 102,800 feet, more than 19 miles, before opening his parachute -- at 17,500 feet -- over New Mexico.

    1962 - Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, handed drummer Pete Best his walking papers. Best had been with the group for 2-1/2 years. Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) was picked to take his place. One month later, the group recorded, Love Me Do.

    1978 - Xerox was fined $25.6 million for excluding Smith-Corona from the copier market.

    1984 - Though it didn’t make the pop music charts, a new single by Elvis Presley was released by RCA Victor Records. The song was originally recorded in 1956 at the Tupelo (MS) Fairgrounds. It was called, Baby, Let’s Play House.

    1984 - The U.S. Jaycees voted to admit women to full membership in the organization.

    1987 - Thousands of people prayed and meditated for universal peace, as the much publicized Harmonic Convergence, the exact alignment of planets in the solar system, happened. Ancient prophecies were to come true, along with some alien visits.

    1996 - The Fan, from TriStar Pictures, opened in the U.S. The flick, about a very deadly game, starred Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo, Benicio Del Toro, and Patti D’arbanville Quinn. And, for those of you who like a little more intensity in your movies, Universal’s Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood also opened this day, with Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Chris Sarandon, Corey Feldman and John Kassir. As you might expect, it was crammed with violence, gore, sexuality, nudity and strong language.

    1999 - Vladimir Putin won confirmation (by the Russian parliament) as Russia’s fifth prime minister since early 1998. He had been appointed by Boris Yeltsin on Aug 9

    Oh, yes, Kegler300 & Art Peterson were born today.
    Happy Birthday one and all.
    Gary


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