Happy birthday and many happy returns Teresa Limbu andMaria Nguyet Anh Nguyen. Born on the same day, across the years. Both mums and people I'm privileged to have met. Remember, birthdays are good for you. The Lord provides most for those who live longest.
Again on the ABC, this time on its coverage of the WA state election:
ABC host Kerry O’Brien: Hannah Beazley standing for the ABC…Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop: You’ve done it again, Kerry.O’Brien: Just wish those letters weren’t so similar.
- Being mean to Julia Gillard- The face of Labor’s problems out West: Ned Mannoun, Muslim Lebanese immigrant but the first Liberal mayor of Liverrpool.- Amanda Vanstone and John Della Bosca on Labor’s disaster in the WA election, Gillard’s dog-whistle and Tim Mathieson’s freebies.- Fact-checking Tim Flannery’s latest scare.
The transcript of Ned Mannoun’s interview here:
Fascinating articles on Aboriginal identity over at Black Steam Train, including a thoughtful and touching piece on his children.
Then there’s Shane Mortimer’s case against an academic, for which my own travail was a precedent.
And given my troubles, I do not dare comment.
(Thanks to reader John.)
A big swing against Labor in the WA state election devastates the party and adds to pressure on Julia Gillard:
With 56.7 per cent of the vote counted, the coalition had 58 per cent of the vote on a two party preferred basis, with Labor taking 42 per cent, accounting for a swing of 6.6 per cent to the government.
True, Premier Colin Barnett is a good performer with a good record and was never going to lose. But Defence Minister Stephen Smith, who holds one of Labor’s three remaining federal seats in Western Australia, is brutally frank:
We’ve had a tough time federally - you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work that out - and there’s no doubt we have been a drag on [Opposition Leader] Mark [McGowan] and there’s no doubt that we haven’t been helpful.
If he’s right, Labor’s three federal seats, held by Smith, Special Minister of State Gary Gray and Melissa Parke, could be slashed to one or none.
But the strongest response to the defeat came from [Alannah] MacTiernan, a former WA Labor infrastructure minister, who called on the federal party to dump Ms Gillard.”There’s no doubt that the voters in WA do not see Julia Gillard as a leader ... and it’s the Labor people telling you this.. I don’t want to be horrible ... (but) you can’t be a leader when people don’t want you as their leader....”Asked directly if she believed the ALP must replace Ms Gillard as leader, Ms MacTiernan replied: “Absolutely, I’m sorry it is very clear”.
The biggest swing, though, was against the Greens.
The biggest worry for federal Labor in the WA State election is that they’ve lost the seat of Perth with a swing to the Liberals of 10%. This seat is a crucial part of Stephen Smiths federal seat, and together with swings of 7% in other areas of Smith’s electorate, he is in serious trouble.
Meanwhile a new Galaxy poll just adds to the pressure:
Asked who they’d vote for if a federal election were held today, 32 per cent of respondents opted for the Labor party, while 48 per cent chose the coalition…On a two-party preferred basis, the coalition earned 55 per cent of the vote to the government’s 45 per cent.
March 10: Laetare Sunday (Western Christianity, 2013); Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom (2013)
- 1830 – The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army, the military force maintained by the Netherlands in its colony of the Dutch East Indies, was established by royal decree.
- 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell (pictured) made his first successful bi-directional telephone call, saying, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
- 1959 – An anti-Chinese uprising erupted in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, as about 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace to prevent the14th Dalai Lama from leaving or being removed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
- 1968 – Vietnam War/Laotian Civil War: North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao forces overwhelmed the American, Laotian, Thai, and Hmong defenders of Lima Site 85.
- 2006 – NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter attained orbit aroundMars.
- 241 BC – First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands – The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
- 298 – Roman Emperor Maximian concludes his campaign in North Africa against the Berbers, and makes a triumphal entry into Carthage.
- 1607 – Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1629 – Charles I of England dissolves Parliament, beginning the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.
- 1735 – An agreement between Nadir Shah and Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
- 1762 – French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform.
- 1804 – Louisiana Purchase: In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from Franceto the United States.
- 1814 – Napoleon I of France is defeated at the Battle of Laon in France.
- 1816 – Crossing of the Andes: A group of royalist scouts is captured during the Action of Juncalito.
- 1830 – The KNIL also known as the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army is created.
- 1831 – The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
- 1848 – The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War.
- 1861 – El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Ségou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.
- 1864 – American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, Louisiana.
- 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
- 1891 – Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.
- 1906 – The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France.
- 1909 – By signing the Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909, Thailand relinquishes its sovereignty over the Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu, which becomeBritish protectorates.
- 1917 – Some provinces and cities in the Philippines was incorporated due to the ratification of Act No. 2711 or the Administrative Code of the Philippines.
- 1922 – Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.
- 1933 – An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million dollars in damage.
- 1944 – Greek Civil War: The Political Committee of National Liberation is established in Greece by the National Liberation Front.
- 1945 – The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
- 1952 – Fulgencio Batista leads a successful coup in Cuba and appoints himself as the "provisional president".
- 1959 – Tibetan uprising: Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent his removal.
- 1966 – Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky sacked rival General Nguyen Chanh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
- 1968 – Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.
- 1969 – In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later retracts his plea.
- 1970 – Vietnam War: Captain Ernest Medina is charged by the U.S. Military with My Lai war crimes.
- 1975 – Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.
- 1977 – Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around Uranus.
- 1980 – Madeira School headmistress Jean Harris shoots and kills Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower
- 1980 – Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing
- 1990 – In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.
- 2000 – The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
- 2005 – Tung Chee Hwa resigns from his post as the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong after widespread public dissatisfaction of his tenure.
- 2006 – The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
- 2008 – The New York Times reveals that Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution service.
- 1415 – Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)
- 1452 – Ferdinand II of Aragon (d. 1516)
- 1503 – Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1564)
- 1536 – Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, English politician (d. 1572)
- 1628 – Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
- 1709 – Georg Steller, German naturalist (d. 1746)
- 1745 – John Gunby, American soldier (d. 1807)
- 1749 – Lorenzo Da Ponte, Italian librettist (d. 1838)
- 1769 – Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunneler (d. 1840)
- 1772 – Friedrich von Schlegel, German aesthetician (d. 1829)
- 1776 – Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of Prussia (d. 1810)
- 1787 – William Etty, English painter (d. 1849)
- 1787 – Francisco de Paula Martinez de la Rosa, Spanish statesman and dramatist (d. 1862)
- 1788 – Joseph von Eichendorff, German writer (d. 1857)
- 1810 – Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
- 1839 – Dudley Buck, American composer, organist, and writer (d. 1909)
- 1842 – Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (d. 1912)
- 1844 – Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist (d. 1908)
- 1845 – Tsar Alexander III of Russia (d. 1894)
- 1846 – Edward Baker Lincoln, American son of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1850)
- 1847 – Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragist (d. 1934)
- 1848 – William Thompson, American archer (d. 1918)
- 1850 – Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)
- 1852 – Léon Moreaux, French sports shooter (d. 1921)
- 1867 – Hector Guimard, French Art Nouveau architect and designer (d.1942)
- 1875 – Alexander Goldenweiser, Russian pianist, teacher, and composer (d. 1961)
- 1876 – Ernst Tandefelt, Finnish nobleman, assassin of Minister Ritavuori (d. 1948)
- 1877 – Émile Sarrade, French rugby player (d. 1953)
- 1881 – Thomas Quinlan, musical impresario (d. 1951)
- 1888 – Baldwin Cooke, American actor d. 1953
- 1888 – Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (d. 1961)
- 1889 – Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Grandmaster of Ninjutsu (d. 1972)
- 1891 – Sam Jaffe, American actor, teacher, musician and engineer (d. 1984)
- 1892 – Arthur Honegger, French-born Swiss composer (d. 1955)
- 1892 – Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
- 1897 – Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran (d. 2007)
- 1900 – Pandelis Pouliopoulos, secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (d. 1943)
- 1903 – Bix Beiderbecke, American jazz musician (d. 1931)
- 1905 – Betty Amann, German-American actress. (d. 1990)
- 1905 – Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
- 1906 – Lionel Bertrand, Canadian politician and newspaper editor (d. 1979)
- 1911 – Warner Anderson, American actor (d. 1976)
- 1915 – Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
- 1915 – Sir Charles Groves, English conductor (d. 1992)
- 1916 – Davie Fulton, Canadian politician and judge (d. 2000)
- 1917 – Frank Perconte, American sergeant.
- 1918 – Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot (d. 2009)
- 1919 – Marion Hutton, American singer and actress (d. 1987)
- 1920 – Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
- 1920 – Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
- 1923 – Manoranjan Das, Indian playwright (d. 2013)
- 1923 – Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
- 1925 – Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
- 1925 – Jean-Guy Cardinal, Canadian politician (d. 1979)
- 1926 – Jimmy Payne, English footballer (d. 2013)
- 1927 – Claude Laydu, Belgian-French actor (d. 2011)
- 1928 – Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer
- 1928 – James Earl Ray, American assassin (d. 1998)
- 1929 – Huey P. Meaux, American record producer (d. 2011)
- 1929 – Sam Steiger, American politician (d. 2012)
- 1931 – Georges Dor, Canadian author, playwright, singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
- 1933 – Ralph Emery, American television host
- 1935 – Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
- 1936 – Sepp Blatter, Swiss FIFA President
- 1936 – Alfredo Zitarrosa, Uruguayan singer and journalist (d. 1989)
- 1937 – Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
- 1938 – Norman Blake, American musician
- 1938 – Ieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens
- 1940 – Chuck Norris, American actor and martial artist
- 1940 – David Rabe, American playwright and screenwriter
- 1945 – Katharine Houghton, American actress
- 1945 – Birgitta Sellén, Swedish politician
- 1946 – Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
- 1946 – Mike Hollands, Australian animator
- 1946 – Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (d. 1993)
- 1947 – Kim Campbell, 19th Prime Minister of Canada
- 1947 – Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former police commissioner
- 1947 – Bob Greene, American journalist
- 1947 – Tom Scholz, American songwriter and guitarist (Boston)
- 1948 – Austin Carr, American basketball player
- 1948 – Richard Park, British media consultant and broadcaster
- 1949 – Bill Buxton, Canadian computer scientist and designer
- 1950 – Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Pakistani terrorist
- 1950 – Aloma Wright, American actress
- 1951 – Gloria Diaz, Filipino actress, Miss Universe 1969
- 1952 – Johanna Lindsey, American novelist
- 1952 – Mike O'Donnell, English composer
- 1952 – Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
- 1953 – Jacqueline Gareau, Canadian marathon runner
- 1953 – Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
- 1954 – Didier Barbelivien, French singer and songwriter
- 1955 – Gary Louris, American musician
- 1955 – Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
- 1955 – Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
- 1956 – Mitchell Lichtenstein, American actor
- 1956 – Robert Llewellyn, English writer, actor, presenter
- 1957 – Osama bin Laden, Saudi Islamist and leader of al-Qaeda (d. 2011)
- 1957 – Terry Holmes, Welsh rugby player
- 1957 – Matt Knudsen, American actor
- 1957 – Shannon Tweed, Canadian actress and model
- 1957 – Jim White, American folk singer-songwriter
- 1958 – Jeanie Bryson, American singer
- 1958 – Steve Howe, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1958 – Sharon Stone, American actress
- 1960 – Lance Burton, American stage illusionist
- 1960 – Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, German keyboardist and songwriter (Nena)
- 1960 – Gail Greenwood, American musician (Belly and L7)
- 1960 – Anne MacKenzie, British journalist and broadcaster
- 1961 – Laurel Clark, American physician and astronaut (d. 2003)
- 1961 – Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast
- 1961 – Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
- 1961 – Bobby Petrino, American football coach
- 1962 – Jasmine Guy, American actress
- 1962 – Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
- 1963 – Jeff Ament, American musician (Pearl Jam, Green River and Mother Love Bone)
- 1963 – Rick Rubin, American record producer
- 1964 – Neneh Cherry, Swedish musician
- 1964 – Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
- 1964 – David Faber, American television reporter
- 1965 – Rod Woodson, American football player
- 1966 – Edie Brickell, American singer (The Heavy Circles)
- 1966 – Stephen Mailer, American actor
- 1966 – Gráinne Mulvey, Irish composer
- 1966 – Mike Timlin, American baseball player
- 1967 – Daichi Suzuki, Japanese swimmer
- 1967 – Omer Tarin, Pakistani poet, writer and scholar
- 1968 – Felice Arena, Australian author
- 1968 – Thio Li-ann, Singaporean law professor and NMP
- 1969 – Paget Brewster, American actress
- 1969 – Walter Schreifels, American musician (Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools and Youth of Today)
- 1970 – Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth and Pyramaze)
- 1970 – Michel van der Aa, Dutch composer
- 1970 – Paul Bishop, British Poet and Electrical Artisan
- 1971 – Steve Arnold, British racing driver
- 1971 – Jon Hamm, American actor
- 1971 – Daryle Singletary, American singer
- 1972 – Timbaland, American rapper
- 1972 – Takashi Fujii, Japanese comedian and singer
- 1972 – Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
- 1972 – Paraskevi Tsiamita, Greek athlete
- 1973 – Eva Herzigova, Czech model
- 1973 – John LeCompt, American guitarist (Evanescence and We Are the Fallen)
- 1973 – Chris Sutton, English footballer
- 1973 – Dan Swanö, Swedish musician (Edge of Sanity and Nightingale)
- 1973 – Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
- 1974 – Cristián de la Fuente, Chilean model and actor
- 1974 – Biz Stone, American businessman, co-founded Twitter
- 1975 – Lyne Bessette, Canadian cyclist
- 1975 – Jamie Arnold, American-Israeli professional basketball player
- 1976 – Kisaki, Japanese musician (Dir en grey, Phantasmagoria and Anti Feminism)
- 1976 – Barbara Schett, Austrian tennis player
- 1977 – Jeff Branson, American actor
- 1977 – Peter Enckelman, Finnish footballer
- 1977 – Shannon Miller, American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
- 1977 – Colin Murray, British radio DJ
- 1977 – Rita Simons, English actress
- 1977 – Robin Thicke, American singer and actor
- 1977 – Bree Turner, American actress
- 1978 – Neil Alexander, Scottish footballer
- 1978 – Benjamin Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
- 1979 – Danny Pudi, American actor and comedian
- 1979 – Edi Gathegi, American actor
- 1981 – Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer
- 1981 – Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer
- 1981 – Steven Reid, Irish footballer
- 1981 – Ángel López, Spanish footballer
- 1981 – Gabriela Voleková, Slovak tennis player
- 1982 – Kwame Brown, American basketball player
- 1982 – Keke Wyatt, American singer
- 1983 – Étienne Boulay, Canadian football player
- 1983 – Che'Nelle, Malaysian Australian singer
- 1983 – Rafe Spall, English actor
- 1983 – Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter
- 1983 – Reena Virk, Canadian murder victim (d. 1997)
- 1984 – Nikos Arabatzis, Greek footballer
- 1984 – Ben May, English footballer
- 1984 – Olivia Wilde, American actress
- 1985 – Lassana Diarra, French footballer
- 1985 – Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter
- 1986 – JC de Vera, Filipino actor
- 1987 – Martellus Bennett, American football player
- 1987 – Tuukka Rask, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1987 – Emeli Sande, British Singer
- 1988 – Christian Beck, German footballer
- 1988 – Michael Dunlop, Northern Irish motorbike racer
- 1988 – Ivan Rakitić, Croatian footballer
- 1989 – Iván Piris, Paraguayan footballer
- 1990 – Bang Mir, South Korean rapper MBLAQ
- 1991 – Bahaa Al Farra, Palestinian runner
- 1992 – Neeskens Kebano, French footballer
- 1992 – Emily Osment, American actress and singer
- 1993 – Jack Butland, English footballer
- 1993 – Jeffrey Scaperrotta, American actor
- 1993 – Nooa Takooa, Kiribati sprinter
- 1993 – Alfred Duncan, Ghanaian footballer
- 1997 – Belinda Bencic, Swiss tennis player
- 483 – Simplicius, pope of Rome
- 1291 – Arghun, Persian ruler
- 1315 – Agnes Blannbekin, Austrian mystic (b. c. 1244)
- 1391 – Tvrtko I, First king of Bosnia (b. 1338)
- 1510 – Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
- 1513 – John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
- 1549 – Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, English politician and diplomat
- 1584 – Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)
- 1585 – Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (b. 1517)
- 1588 – Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (b. 1533)
- 1669 – John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
- 1670 – Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
- 1724 – Urban Hjärne, Swedish chemist, geologist, physician and writer (b. 1641)
- 1776 – Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
- 1776 – Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
- 1792 – John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1713)
- 1823 – George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1746)
- 1832 – Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (b. 1752)
- 1861 – Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (b. 1814)
- 1864 – Jack Slade, American frontier figure (b. 1831)
- 1872 – Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian politician (b. 1805)
- 1898 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, Founder of the Religious of the Assumption (b. 1817)
- 1895 – Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (b. 1826)
- 1910 – Karl Lueger, Mayor of Vienna (b. 1844)
- 1910 – Carl Reinecke, German pianist, conductor and composer (b. 1824)
- 1913 – Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist (b. 1820)
- 1925 – Myer Prinstein, Polish born-American athlete (b. 1878)
- 1937 – Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
- 1940 – Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
- 1942 – William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1862)
- 1948 – Zelda Fitzgerald, American novelist, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
- 1948 – Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia (b. 1886)
- 1949 – James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
- 1950 – Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
- 1951 – Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
- 1966 – Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
- 1967 – Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
- 1969 – Louis Menges, American soccer player (b. 1888)
- 1970 – Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
- 1973 – Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
- 1977 – E. Power Biggs, English-born organist (b. 1906)
- 1982 – Minoru Shirota, inventor of Yakult (b. 1899)
- 1984 – June Marlowe, American actress (b. 1903)
- 1985 – Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1911)
- 1985 – Bob Nieman, American baseball player (b. 1927)
- 1986 – Ray Milland, British actor (b. 1905)
- 1988 – Andy Gibb, English-born singer (b. 1958)
- 1989 – Kermit Beahan, American bombardier (b. 1918)
- 1990 – Otto Schuhart, German korvettenkapitan (b. 1901)
- 1992 – Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
- 1994 – Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright (b. 1929)
- 1996 – Ross Hunter, American film producer (b. 1920)
- 1997 – LaVern Baker, American singer (b. 1929)
- 1998 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
- 1999 – Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919)
- 1999 – Valentino Mazzia, American forensic anesthesiologist (b. 1922)
- 2001 – Nicholas Georgiadis, Greek painter, stage and costume designer (b. 1923)
- 2001 – Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and activist (b. 1958)
- 2003 – Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
- 2004 – Dave Blood, American musician (The Dead Milkmen) (b. 1956)
- 2005 – Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
- 2005 – Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
- 2005 – Danny Taylor, American musician (Silver Apples)
- 2006 – Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
- 2007 – Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
- 2007 – Ernie Ladd, American football player and wrestler (b. 1938)
- 2008 – Richard Fran Biegenwald, American serial killer (b. 1940)
- 2008 – Vangelis Kazan, Greek actor (b. 1936)
- 2010 – Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
- 2010 – Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian Muslim cleric (b. 1928)
- 2011 – Bill Blackbeard, American writer and editor, founder-director of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art (b. 1926)
- 2012 – Jean Giraud, French comics artist (b. 1938)
- 2012 – Tan Boon Teik, former Attorney-General of Singapore (b. 1929)
- 2012 – Nik Zoricic Canadian ski cross skier (b. 1983)
Holidays and observances
- Christian Feast Day:
- Hote Matsuri (Shiogama, Japan)
- Tibetan Uprising Day (Tibetan independence supporters)
Pink Floyd's first single, Arnold Layne, was released in the UK on this day in 1967. This picture was taken during the filming of the promotional clip released for this song.
Natalie is the newest addition to our great team and is already proving to be extremely popular with our clients, based on her amazing talent on the salon floor.
She just loves doing gorgeous colours and is especially good with beautiful blondes and subtle pastel toning.
Natalie is also great with guy's street fashion cuts and is a real natural when it comes to womens fashion cuts, finished off with immaculate blow-waving. - 4 my Melbourne friends - ed
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She doesn't yet know how she looks through my eyes .. ed
Ocean temperatures predicted to rise as WA Labor plummets into the sea ;)
The Pacific Marine Layer
I went to shoot the PANSTARRS comet tonight and as soon as I got to the Grizzly Peak, I knew it wasn't going to happen. That wall of purple is a form of haze known as the marine layer and it's great for ruining sunsets, though as you can see it did no damage to tonight's. It did however obscure the close to the horizon comet. Tomorrow we're supposed to be under a nice high pressure system, which will introduce warmer weather and (I hope) less off shore misty foggy gunk. The comet will also be a bit higher, so that should help too.
Calling all Who fans down under – don't forget that we're having a cinema spectacular event on Thursday 14th March, with 'The Impossible Astronaut' and 'Day of the Moon' in HD on the big screen! Find out more and where to book tickets on doctorwho.tv: http://bit.ly/ZG1D8s
Sincere thanks Western Australia - we won't let you down. - Peter Collier
"The Lord parted the waters for Moses. For you, he will split rock."
The Bible Series - Sundays at 8/7c on History
Tribute to John Wayne
John Wayne forever!
The Big Stampede 1932
Tall in the Saddle 1944
In Old Oklahoma 1943
They Were Expendable 1945
Flying Tigers 1942
Sands of Iwo Jima 1949
Operation Pacific 1951
Angel and the Badman 1947
Fort Apache 1948
Seven Sinners 1940
The Big Trail 1930
The Telegraph Trail 1933
Song "John Wayne" by Billy Idol
Early morning film shoot for "Hidden Peaks" at La Perouse! — with Clariza Filipowski-Actor.
When you come to God, don’t look at how much faith you have. Look at Christ’s perfect faith that never fails!
There is a reason I shop at Max Brenners .. excellent chocolate .. but more .. I support the ethos. And for that reason, I wouldn't choose Starbucks when there is a Gloria Jeans. - ed
I guess this puts the 'pub' in public toilets. :/
I'm in love with an old lady .. - ed
Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
(Student was silent.)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ?
Student : From … GOD …
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil ?
(Student did not answer.)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them ?
(Student had no answer.)
Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Student : No, sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)
Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)
Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class was in uproar.)
Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke out into laughter. )
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.
I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. And if so, you’ll probably want your friends / colleagues to enjoy the same, won’t you?
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