Friday, March 20, 2009


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1916 - Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.


1942 - World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".


1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married.

1990 - Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.

1995 -A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 12 and wounds 1,300 persons.

2003 - 2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.


1928 - Fred Rogers, American TV host (d. 2003)

An icon of American TV. Educated many many children.

1945 - Pat Riley, American basketball player and coach


I remember being on the edge of my seat when Pat Riley coached the 1980's LA Lakers which included Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul Jabbar as they played the Boston Celtics. Wasn't much of a basketball fan, but rooted for the Lakers because of Jabbar being a student of Bruce Lee's LOL. Epic battles of the rivalry between Larry Bird's Boston Celtics and Magic Johnson's Lakers.

1948 - John de Lancie, American actor


Any Star Trek fan should be no stranger to "Q".

1948 - Bobby Orr, Canadian ice hockey player

1957 - Spike Lee, American film director

1959 - Sting, American professional wrestler


1961 - Slim Jim Phantom, American musician (Stray Cats)

Rockabilly Rules! *hums ROCK THIS TOWN* Long live 1980's music :-)

1986 - Lady Gaga, American singer & songwriter

My daughters love her single which was a #1, JUST DANCE.


1995 - Big John Studd, American professional wrestler (b. 1948)

1997 - Tony Zale, American boxer (b. 1913)


Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, a steel town, which gave him his nickname, "Man of Steel." In addition, he had the reputation of being able to take fearsome punishment and still rally to win, reinforcing that nickname. Zale was known as a strong body puncher, who punished his opponents and steadily wore them down before knocking them out.


He was a 2-time world middleweight champion and made the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. Zale is best remembered for his three bouts over a 21-month period with Rocky Graziano for the middleweight crown. These three bouts were among the most brutal and exciting middleweight championship matches of all time.



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