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  1. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    There were no new developments in Paige's case yesterday. No news, no new developments.

    In news of Candles for Paige we had 63 candles as of this post. Remember, candles go out after 48 hours so keep lighting candles for Paige, her family and her three children.

    Instructions for lighting candles for Paige are in the Missing thread, in this post.

    On This Day In History...

    ...in 1972, the world watched in horror as reports came from the Summer Olympics in Munich, after Palestinian terrorists stormed the Olympic Village apartment of Israeli athletes, killing two and kidnapping nine others. In a final shootout, the nine athletes were shot and killed, along with the terrorists. The terrorist claimed to be from a group called Black September Assassins. The citizens of Germany had hoped the Munich Olympics would be a celebration of peace to make up for the 1936 Olympics that Adolph Hitler used as an opportunity to propogandize his Aryan race. International Olympic Committee Chairman Avery Brundage ordered that the games continue to prove that the terrorists had not won. There were moments of truly spectacular athletic achievement at the games, including Mark Spitz's seven gold medals and Olga Korbut's victories. In the wake of the tragic events, Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir sent Mossad agents to track down and kill the remaining Black September assassins. Steven Spielberg made a movie, Munich about the events in 2005. The story is a sobering reminder that terrorism is alive and well, and has been a spectre over all of us for some time.

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    The 1972 Israeli Olympic Team, just before leaving for Munich. The red numbers indicate
    the members of the team who died at the hands of the terrorists. They are
    1) wrestling referee Yossef Gutfreund (inset), age 40; 2) wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, 33;
    3) weightlifter Yossef Romano, 31; 4) weightlifter David Berger, 28; 5) weightlifter Ze'ev Friedman, 28;
    6) wrestler Eliezer Halfin, 24; 7) track coach Amitzur Shapira, 40; 8) shooting coach Kehat Shorr, 53;
    9) wrestler Mark Slavin, 18; 10) fencing coach Andre Spitzer, 27; and 11) weightlifting judge Yakov Springer, 51.


    ...in 1774, the first Continental Congress convened in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, in response to the Bristish Parliament enacting the Coercive Acts. Fixty six delegates from all the colonies, except Georgia, drafted the declaration of rights and grievances. In 1773, Parliament had passed the Tea Act, that granted a monopoly on tea in the colonies. In Boston, Partriots, dressed as Indians, dumped British tea into Boston Harbor in the Boston Tea Party. The value of the tea, about £18,000 resulted in the Coercive Acts, better known in the colonies as The Intolerable Acts. The acts closed the Boston Harbor to trade, set military rule in Massachusetts, gave British officials immunity from prosecution and required colonists to quarter British troops.

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    ...in 1930, Charles Creighton and James Hargis completed a round-trip automobile journey across the United States when they arrived in New York City from Los Angeles. By 1930, cross county automobile trips were more than common, in fact, the event would not have been newsworthy except that these two guys drove the entire 7,180 mile trip in reverse! They drove a 1929 Model A Ford, and their secret was that the Model A rear axle can be put together backwards, giving a car three speeds in reverse and one forward. (Don't ask me how I know this, I just do, okay?)

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    Creighton and Hargis drove a
    1929 Ford Roadster, like this one.


    ...in 1975, Lynette "Squaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, was arrested in Sacramento when she brandished a .45 automatic near President Gerald Ford. Just 17 days later, President Ford again escaped an assissination attempt when Sara Jane Moore fired a revolver at him. Moore was a leftist radical that had been an informant for the FBI. She was arrested, tried and sentenced to life in prison. Squeaky Fromme was also sentenced to life and incarcerated at a federal compound in Alderson, West Virgina. When she heard that Manson had cancer, she escaped and was at large for five days, when she was recaptured two miles from the prison. Today, she is incarcerated at a federal facility in Carswell, Texas. (As of this writing, she was due to be released on August 16, 2009.)

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    ...in 1962, a fragment of Sputnik IV landed in the middle of North 8th Street in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In 1960, the Russians launched Sputnik IV from Balkanur, USSR with a "dummy" Cosmonaut. Upon completion of the mission, ground control began the procedure to fire retro rockets to return the satellite to earth, but the trajectory was incorrect and Sputnik IV went into an elliptical orbit. Control was not re-established and Sputnik IV was lost, however, it kept transmitting telemetry data until September, 1962, when the orbit deteriorated and it fell to earth. Most of it burned up, but a portion of it lodged in the middle of 8th Street, almost on the center line. Another portion was found on a church roof, but an exhaustive search failed to find any other parts of Sputnik IV.

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    Officers Ronald Rusboldt and Marvin Bauch found the
    piece of Sputnik IV about 4:30 AM. They are posed at the
    spot on 8th and Park Street where the debris was found.


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    Replicas of the debris were made by NASA
    prior to returning the piece to the Russians. The
    pieces were given to the City of Manitowoc and
    are on display at the Rahr Museum.


    ...in 1955, Boris Pasternak's classic novel, Dr. Zhivago was published in the United States. Boris Pasternak was born in Russia in 1890 and lived through the tumultuous days that led up to and followed the Russian revolution. He was alread a well-known poet before the glorious revolution, but afterwards, he was limited to eeking out a living as a translator. Stalinist, and later Communist, policies put strict censorship rules on artists and Pasternak was no exception. When he finished Dr. Zhivago, it was banned from publication but fans of Pasternak smuggled the manuscript out of the Soviet Union piece by piece. It began to appear in several languages but when it hit the United States, it was labeled an instant classic and Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. Nikita Khrushchev was especially enraged with Pasternak and refused to let him out of the country to accept the award. Krushchev also banned him from the Writers Union, ending his career. Pasternak died in May 1960, but Dr. Zhivago lived on in the the form an Omar Sherif movie in 1965, and under Mikhail Gorbev's Glasnost, Pasternak was restored to the writers union and Dr. Zhivago was finally published in Russia.

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    First Edition of Dr. Zhivago.

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    The Ice Palace is one of the lasting images of the movie,
    along with Maurice Jarre's haunting
    Lara's Theme that
    also served as the movie's main theme song. Maurice Jarre won
    the Oscar for best score.


    That's it. That's all we know as of 12:01 AM, EDT.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
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