Happy birthday and many happy returns Tracey Lee Maxwell, Tray-C Maxwell, Jenny Au, Rowena Lim andChantha Em. Born on the same day, across the years. Remember, birthdays are good for you. Because if you forget, it might take a few to remind you ..
- 1820 – The U.S. Congress passed the Missouri Compromise, which balanced the addition of Missouri as a slave state with the admittance of Maine as a free state.
- 1875 – French composer Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Mérimée, premiered at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
- 1913 – Thousands of women marched in Washington, D.C. (program pictured) "in a spirit of protest" against the exclusion of women from American society.
- 1943 – Second World War: During a German aerial attack on London, 173 people were killed in a stampede while trying to enter Bethnal Green tube station, which was being used as an air raid shelter.
- 1997 – The Sky Tower in Auckland, the tallest free-standing structure in theSouthern Hemisphere at 328 m (1,076 ft), opened.
- 473 – Gundobad (nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
- 1284 – The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.
- 1575 – Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
- 1585 – The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
- 1776 – American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
- 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.
- 1799 – The Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu ends with the surrender of the French garrison.
- 1820 – The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
- 1836 – Texans celebrate the first Texas Independence Day with the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence, officially broke Texas from Mexico, and creating the Republic of Texas.
- 1845 – Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
- 1857 – Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
- 1861 – Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
- 1865 – Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
- 1873 – Censorship in the United States: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
- 1875 – Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
- 1875 – The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.
- 1878 – The Russo-Turkish War ends as Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; shortly after Congress of Berlin stripped its status to an autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1885 – The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
- 1904 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's phonograph cylinder.
- 1905 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
- 1910 – Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.
- 1913 – Thousands of women march in a suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.
- 1915 – NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
- 1918 – Germany, Austria and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ending Russia's involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
- 1923 – TIME magazine is published for the first time.
- 1924 – The 1400-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey ofKemal Atatürk.
- 1924 – The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
- 1931 – The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
- 1938 – Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
- 1939 – In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
- 1940 – Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Luleå, Sweden.
- 1942 – World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
- 1943 – World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.
- 1944 – The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
- 1945 – World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines.
- 1945 – World War II: A former Armia Krajowa unit massacres at least 150 Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland.
- 1945 – World War II: The RAF accidentally bombs the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood in The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people.
- 1951 – Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
- 1953 – A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.
- 1958 – Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 8th time.
- 1969 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
- 1972 – Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
- 1974 – Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.
- 1980 – The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
- 1985 – Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.
- 1985 – A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
- 1991 – An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
- 1991 – In concurrent referenda, 74% of the population of Latvia votes for independence from the Soviet Union, and 83% in Estonia.
- 1991 – United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.
- 1997 – The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
- 2002 – Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
- 2004 – Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world's largest brewer.
- 2005 – Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.
- 2005 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.
- 2009 – The Historical Archive of the City of Cologne collapses.
- 1455 – King John II of Portugal (d. 1495)
- 1520 – Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (d. 1575)
- 1583 – Edward Herbert, English noble and diplomat (d. 1648)
- 1589 – Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (d. 1676)
- 1606 – Edmund Waller, British poet (d. 1687)
- 1631 – Esaias Boursse, Dutch painter (d. 1672)
- 1652 – Thomas Otway, British dramatist (d. 1685)
- 1678 – Madeleine de Verchères, Canadian heroine (d. 1747)
- 1756 – William Godwin, English writer (d. 1836)
- 1778 – Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover (d. 1841)
- 1793 – William Charles Macready, English actor (d. 1873)
- 1800 – Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (d. 1862)
- 1805 – Jonas Furrer, 1st President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1861)
- 1816 – William James Blacklock, British painter (d. 1858)
- 1819 – Gustave de Molinari, Belgian economist (d. 1912)
- 1825 – Shiranui Kōemon, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1879)
- 1831 – George Pullman, American inventor (d. 1897)
- 1839 – Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
- 1841 – John Murray, Scottish oceanographer (d. 1914)
- 1845 – Georg Cantor, German mathematician (d. 1918)
- 1847 – Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-American inventor (d. 1922)
- 1848 – Adelaide Neilson, English actress (d. 1880)
- 1860 – John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
- 1863 – Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (d. 1947)
- 1866 – Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
- 1868 – Émile Chartier, French philosopher and journalist (d. 1951)
- 1869 – Henry Joseph Wood, English conductor (d. 1944)
- 1871 – Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
- 1873 – William Green, American labor union leader (d. 1952)
- 1878 – Leopold Jessner, German producer and director (d. 1945)
- 1879 – József Klekl, Slovene writer (d. 1936)
- 1879 – George Wilkinson, British water polo player (d. 1946)
- 1880 – Florence Auer, American actress (d. 1962)
- 1880 – Sir Robert Chapman, British soldier and politician (d. 1963)
- 1880 – Yōsuke Matsuoka, Japanese politician (d. 1946)
- 1882 – Charles Ponzi, Italian criminal (d. 1949)
- 1883 – Cyril Burt, English educational psychologist (d. 1971)
- 1886 – Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
- 1887 – Lincoln J. Beachey, American aviator (d. 1915)
- 1890 – Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor and humanitarian (d. 1939)
- 1890 – Edmund Lowe, American actor (d. 1971)
- 1891 – Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens, former Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1949)
- 1891 – Federico Moreno Torroba, Spanish composer (d. 1982)
- 1893 – Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramicist (d. 1998)
- 1894 – Ethel Grandin, silent film actress (d. 1988)
- 1895 – Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch, Norwegian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
- 1895 – Matthew Ridgway, American general (d. 1993)
- 1898 – Emil Artin, German mathematician (d. 1962)
- 1901 – Claude Choules, English WWI veteran (d. 2011)
- 1903 – Vasily Kozlov, Soviet politician (d. 1967)
- 1906 – Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer, poet and literary critic (d. 1991)
- 1910 – Kittens Reichert, American child actor (d. 1990)
- 1911 – Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)
- 1911 – Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician (d. 1982)
- 1913 – Margaret Bonds, American composer and pianist (d. 1972)
- 1913 – Harold J. Stone, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1914 – Asger Jorn, Danish painter (d. 1973)
- 1917 – Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (d. 1952)
- 1918 – Nan Huai-Chin, Chinese scholar (d. 2012)
- 1918 – Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
- 1918 – Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
- 1920 – Julius Boros, American golfer (d. 1994)
- 1920 – James Doohan, Canadian-born actor (d. 2005)
- 1920 – Ronald Searle, English illustrator (d. 2011)
- 1921 – Diana Barrymore, American actress (d. 1960)
- 1922 – Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
- 1923 – Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1923 – Doc Watson, American musician (d. 2012)
- 1924 – Tomiichi Murayama, Prime Minister of Japan
- 1924 – Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (d. 1948)
- 1924 – Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
- 1926 – James Merrill, American poet (d. 1995)
- 1926 – Lys Assia, Swiss singer
- 1927 – Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
- 1927 – Nicolas Freeling, British crime novelist (d. 2003)
- 1928 – Pierre Michelot, French bassist (Play Bach Trio) (d. 2005)
- 1928 – Daphne Slater, English actress (d. 2012)
- 1930 – Heiner Geißler, German politician
- 1930 – Ion Iliescu, 2nd President of Romania
- 1930 – K. S. Rajah, Singaporean judicial official (d. 2010)
- 1933 – Margaret Fink, Australian film producer
- 1933 – Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor
- 1933 – Marco Antonio Muñiz, Mexican singer
- 1933 – Lee Radziwill, American fashion executive
- 1937 – Bobby Driscoll, American actor (d. 1968)
- 1939 – Larry Burkett, American author and radio personality (d. 2003)
- 1940 – Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
- 1940 – Perry Ellis, fashion designer (d. 1986)
- 1940 – Jean-Paul Proust, French-born Minister of State of Monaco (d. 2010)
- 1940 – Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and clergyman
- 1942 – Mike Pender, English singer and guitarist (The Searchers)
- 1944 – Lee Holdridge, Haitian-American composer
- 1945 – George Miller, Australian director
- 1945 – Hattie Winston, American actress
- 1946 – John Virgo, English snooker player
- 1947 – Clifton Snider, American poet and writer
- 1947 – Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (d. 2001)
- 1947 – Jennifer Warnes, American singer and songwriter
- 1948 – Snowy White, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd)
- 1949 – Jüri Allik, Estonian psychologist
- 1949 – Gloria Hendry, American actress
- 1949 – Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player (d. 2011)
- 1950 – Tim Kazurinsky, American actor and comedian
- 1951 – Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
- 1951 – Tony Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead, English businessman
- 1951 – Andy Murray, Canadian ice hockey coach
- 1951 – Heizō Takenaka, Japanese economist and politician
- 1952 – Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (d. 2008)
- 1953 – Robyn Hitchcock, British musician (The Soft Boys)
- 1953 – Zico (Arthur Antunes Coimbra), Brazilian footballer
- 1954 – John Lilley, American musician (The Hooters)
- 1954 – Édouard Lock, Canadian choreographer
- 1954 – Jorge José Emiliano dos Santos, Brazilian football referee (d. 1995)
- 1955 – Andy Breckman, American comedian and radio personality
- 1955 – Darnell Williams, English actor
- 1955 – Jaspal Bhatti, Indian actor (d. 2012)
- 1956 – Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
- 1957 – Stephen Budiansky, American author
- 1957 – Thom Hoffman, Dutch actor and photographer
- 1957 – William Pascal Kikoti, Tanzanian bishop (d. 2012)
- 1957 – Nicholas Shakespeare, British author
- 1958 – Miranda Richardson, English actress
- 1959 – Ira Glass, American radio host
- 1959 – Duško Vujošević, Montenegrin basketball coach
- 1960 – Neal Heaton, American baseball player coach
- 1960 – Colin Wells, English cricketer
- 1961 – Mary Page Keller, American actress
- 1961 – John Matteson, American biographer
- 1961 – Perry McCarthy, English racing driver
- 1961 – Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
- 1961 – Fatima Whitbread, English javelin thrower
- 1962 – Glen E. Friedman, American photographer and artist
- 1962 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American athlete
- 1962 – Herschel Walker, American football player
- 1963 – Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter
- 1964 – Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
- 1964 – Laura Harring, Mexican-born American actress
- 1965 – Dragan Stojković, Serbian footballer
- 1966 – Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor
- 1966 – Tone Lōc (Anthony Terrell Smith), American rapper and actor
- 1966 – Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
- 1967 – Go Mi-Young, South Korean mountaineer (d. 2009)
- 1968 – Brian Cox, English physicist and TV presenter
- 1968 – Brian Leetch, American ice hockey player
- 1968 – Scott Radinsky, American pitching coach and musician (Pulley, Ten Foot Pole)
- 1969 – Simon Whitlock, Australian darts player
- 1970 – Julie Bowen, American actress
- 1970 – Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer
- 1971 – Charlie Brooker, English comedian, writer and broadcaster
- 1971 – Tyler Florence, American chef and author
- 1972 – Darren Anderton, English footballer
- 1973 – Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
- 1973 – Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
- 1973 – Victoria Zdrok, Ukrainian model
- 1974 – Paula Malai Ali, Malaysian-Bruneian TV presenter and actress
- 1974 – David Faustino, American actor
- 1975 – Aleksandr Abdulkhalikov, Russian footballer
- 1975 – Aleksei Abdulkhalikov, Russian footballer
- 1976 – Fraser Gehrig, Australian rules footballer
- 1977 – Ronan Keating, Irish singer (Boyzone)
- 1977 – Stéphane Robidas, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977 – Barret Swatek, American actress
- 1978 – Ilias Anastasakos, Greek footballer
- 1978 – Matt Diaz, American baseball player
- 1978 – Ashwin Madia, American politician
- 1978 – Seomoon Tak, Korean singer
- 1979 – Manuel Benthin, German footballer
- 1979 – Albert Jorquera, Spanish footballer
- 1979 – Patrick Renna, American actor
- 1979 – Alex Zane, English comedian
- 1980 – Mason Unck, American football player
- 1981 – Eugene, South Korean singer and actress
- 1981 – Lil' Flip, American rapper (Screwed Up Click)
- 1981 – Justin Gabriel, South African wrestler
- 1981 – Julius Malema, South African politician
- 1981 – Emmanuel Pappoe, Ghanaian footballer
- 1981 – Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress (Fin.K.L)
- 1982 – Jessica Biel, American actress
- 1982 – Martin Hauswald, German footballer
- 1982 – Colton Orr, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982 – Derreck Robinson, American football player
- 1983 – Ashley Hansen, Australian rules footballer
- 1983 – Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon, Canadian swimmer
- 1983 – Sarah Poewe, South African swimmer
- 1983 – Chris Roberson, American football player
- 1984 – Valerio Bernabò, Italian rugby player
- 1984 – Santonio Holmes, American football player
- 1984 – Hayley Marie Norman. American actress
- 1984 – Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player
- 1985 – Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
- 1986 – Mehmet Topal, Turkish footballer
- 1986 – Jed Collins, American football player
- 1986 – Stacie Orrico, American singer
- 1987 – Jesús Padilla, Mexican footballer
- 1988 – Riccardo Bocchino, Italian rugby player
- 1988 – Christa-Elizabeth Goulakos, Greek-Canadian ice dancer
- 1988 – Bella Heathcote, Australian actress
- 1988 – Jan-Arie van der Heijden, Dutch footballer
- 1988 – Teodora Mirčić, Serbian tennis player
- 1988 – Michael Morrison, English footballer
- 1989 – Erwin Mulder, Dutch footballer
- 1990 – Vladimir Janković, Greek-Serbian basketball player
- 1992 – Jordy Lucas, Australian actress
- 1993 – Nicole Gibbs, American tennis player
- 1994 – Umika Kawashima, Japanese actress
- 1111 – Bohemund I, Prince of Antioch
- 1239 – Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1187)
- 1459 – Ausiàs March, Catalan poet (b. 1397)
- 1554 – John Frederick, Elector of Saxony (b. 1503)
- 1606 – Nyaungyan Min, King of Burma (b. 1557)
- 1703 – Robert Hooke, English scientist (b. 1635)
- 1706 – Johann Pachelbel, German composer (b. 1653)
- 1707 – Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor of India (b. 1618)
- 1717 – Pierre Allix, French Protestant pastor (b. 1641)
- 1744 – Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist (b. 1674)
- 1765 – William Stukeley, English archaeologist (b. 1687)
- 1768 – Nicola Porpora, Italian composer (b. 1686)
- 1792 – Robert Adam, Scottish architect (b. 1728)
- 1850 – Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (b. 1806)
- 1894 – Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)
- 1899 – William P. Sprague, American politician (b. 1827)
- 1901 – George Gilman, American businessman, founded The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (b. 1826)
- 1920 – Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (b. 1840)
- 1927 – Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
- 1927 – J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh race car driver (b. 1884)
- 1929 – Katharine Wright, American teacher (b. 1874)
- 1932 – Eugen d'Albert, German composer (b. 1864)
- 1943 – George Thompson, English cricketer (b. 1877)
- 1946 – Pauline Whittier, American golfer (b. 1876)
- 1953 – James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1875)
- 1954 – George E. Wiley, American racing cyclist (b. 1881)
- 1959 – Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (b. 1906)
- 1961 – Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (b. 1887)
- 1966 – Joseph Fields, American playwright, director and producer (b. 1895)
- 1966 – William Frawley, American actor (b. 1887)
- 1966 – Alice Pearce, American actress (b. 1917)
- 1977 – Percy Marmont, British/American actor (b. 1883)
- 1982 – Georges Perec, French writer (b. 1936)
- 1983 – Hergé, Belgian comics creator (b. 1907)
- 1987 – Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and comedian (b. 1913)
- 1988 – Henryk Szeryng, Polish violinist (b. 1918)
- 1988 – Sewall Wright, American biologist (b. 1889)
- 1990 – Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
- 1991 – Arthur Murray, American dancer and dance instructor (b. 1895)
- 1991 – William Penney, English mathematician (b. 1909)
- 1993 – Mel Bradford, American literary critic (b. 1934)
- 1993 – Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
- 1993 – Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist (b. 1903)
- 1993 – Albert Sabin, Polish-born medical researcher (b. 1906)
- 1995 – Howard W. Hunter, American religious leader (b. 1907)
- 1996 – Marguerite Duras, French writer (b. 1914)
- 1996 – John Krol, American cardinal (b. 1910)
- 1998 – Fred Friendly, American broadcast executive (b. 1915)
- 1999 – Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
- 2000 – Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
- 2001 – Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
- 2001 – Eugene Sledge, American author (b. 1923)
- 2002 – Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
- 2003 – Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)
- 2003 – Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
- 2003 – Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
- 2003 – Peter Smithson, English architect (b. 1923)
- 2004 – Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
- 2005 – Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
- 2006 – Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (b. 1923)
- 2006 – William Herskovic, Hungarian philanthropist (b. 1914)
- 2007 – Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian cartoonist (b. 1920)
- 2008 – Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (b. 1921)
- 2008 – Norman Smith, English singer and record producer (b. 1923)
- 2009 – Gilbert Parent, Canadian politician (b. 1935)
- 2010 – Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
- 2010 – Michael Foot, British politician (b. 1913)
- 2011 – May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
- 2011 – Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress (b. 1912)
- 2012 – Ralph McQuarrie, American illustrator and conceptual designer (b. 1929)
- 2012 – Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist (Montrose and Gamma) (b. 1947)
Holidays and observances
- Christian Feast Day:
- Hinamatsuri or "Girl's Day" (Japan)
- Liberation Day (Bulgaria)
- Martyrs' Day (Malawi)
- Mother's Day (Georgia)
- Sportsmen's day (Egypt)
- Teacher's Day, celebrated until March 9 (Lebanon)
If only those thoughts were coherent. The Age wants people who are poor and desperate to drown? The Age wants people with little to give it all to pirates? The Age wants people who are desperate and poor to miss out on a refugee placement? The Age wants people who are poor and desperate to live in cages? Maybe if the Age wants to give them a voice, it can listen to their opinion and report it.
Taken from a impartial view, without entrenched ideas about balance or result, the article is demented. Were we to source thirty thousand people in Sri Lanka, Pakistan or Afghanistan and drown over a thousand of them, and charge each of them over $10k, and then cage them we would expect to be called bad names .. regardless of our intentions. And then to turn to the poor and oppressed and say "Tough luck for now" while asserting that this is fairer than the Pacific Solution .. those words cannot be that sweet .. those arguments cannot be that compelling. Let us forget that conservatives back the Pacific Solution .. I think if we were to be as fair and just as we could be, we would follow the Pacific Solution. I despise the tribalism that refuses to hear good ideas because they weren't made by people we liked. - ed
One of the two shouldn’t have a job. Maybe both.
ReachTEL‘s poll for The Bolt Report has stunningly bad news for Treasurer Wayne Swan.
If an election were held now, he’d lose his seat:
The only thing that could save him is for Labor to be led by Kevin Rudd, the man he betrayed and tore down:
Add that to the ReachTEL poll yesterday showing Labor under Gillard would lose four our of four Western Sydney seats with huge swings against it, but would at least save two if Rudd replaced Gillard.
I suspect Swan, who was doing better in earlier polls, is also paying a price for his personal failings as Treasurer - the dud mining tax and the broken promise of a surplus this year.
But the collapse in support for Gillard overwhelms everything, leaving her behind in what Labor last year was promoting as a crucial metric:
Steve McIntyre nails the latest “hide the decline” trick of warmist Michael Mann, author of the discredited “hockey stick” that so scared the world.
(Thanks to reader John McLean.)
The clips of today’s show will pop up here, along with past columns. Check them out. Some comments will be published.
One of the key arguments against decriminalising drugs is that what you tolerate you will get more of.
Give that, the front man of the new Drug Law Reform Australia is a poor choice of spokesman for one side of the debate and the right one for those of us arguing against:
A HEROIN addict who is the son of Australian Democrats founder the late Don Chipp, will launch a new political party aimed at ending Australia’s “war on drugs”.Greg Chipp, 57, said his party, Drug Law Reform Australia, was not pro-drugs, but would push for a debate on harm minimisation and for the decriminalisation and regulation of cannabis.
Yes, Chipp has recovered, but I’m not convinced by his argument:
Addicts would be treated as having a health problem.
Addicts don’t have a health problem when they first take drugs. They have a problem with the law, their lack of responsibility, their indifference to consequences. And the messages we send as a community to such people could prove decisive in many cases.
The problem with the Internet is that it gives 23 year olds the chance to tell the world - unerasably - that they are still young and stupid:
THE son of Labor’s state energy spokesman has been caught posting abuse and racist tirades on his Facebook page, at one point even comparing Muslims with “dogs”.Ben Hoenig, whose father Ron - a successful barrister - succeeded former premier Kristina Keneally as the state member for Heffron in August, has written a series of threatening posts on the social media website, interspersed with photos of he and his father standing alongside Prime Minister Julia Gillard.Despite his father being voted into Macquarie St by one of the biggest Asian populations in NSW, the 23-year-old Mr Hoenig wrote on November 6: “You know your country is f***ed when you walk into macca and wonder if you just flew to china!”
In this case the damage done isn’t great. He’s the son of a Labor MP, so will be forgiven.
Given where Labor is in the polls, what does XX stand for?
XX = Double cross?
Simple typo it should have read Ex Ex PM and Ministers
Yes, double chromosome and all that for the literal minded.
Omar Barghouti, a skilled propagandist for BDS wrote an op-ed in the NY Daily News. Uncharacteristically, but very effectively, the NY Daily News wrote a counter op-ed calling on Barghouti to check his facts and falsehoods.
It is worth mentioning that Barghouti is a student at Tel Aviv University, yet calls for academic boycotts of Israeli universities!
Barghouti's lies are outlined here:
If you saw your drinks with the sugar content displayed like this, do you think you would re-think?
The Calm and the Storm
Yep… thinking about spring. — at Boise City Oklahoma.
A few of us after an awesome Bboy workshop today with the incredible Flying Steps crew visiting from Europe! We had a real blast, shout out to the organisers and to Flying Steps! 1Love! #team9lives #flyingsteps #flyingbach #redbull #bboying
Scotland - you wouldn't make it up - ed
The PM speaking authoritatively on a subject she knows well..
Ms Gillard said the criminal networks were becoming far more complex.
"It means that they are moving a lot of money around and it means that their activities span the borders of any one state," she said.
"To track the criminals, you have got to track the money."
Clean up Australia Day with Tony & Brigid Abbott & Craig Laundy in Auburn. Well done everyone!
An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ''UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?''
'UBUNTU' in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are"
The 20 invited international speakers (who are all Muslims) have been banned from countries such as the UK and Canada for promoting terrorism, or called for the annihilation of the Jews, endorsed violent jihad, villified gay people, made misogynist statements, promoted circumcision (i.e. genital mutilation) of girls, and advocated the execution of those who leave Islam.>
Gillard chose Rooty Hill where she kept none of her promises from her last visit. There is a reason for it. She campaigned there last time, and not in Blaxland, because last time Jason Clare was with her and not campaigning in Blaxland. Had he shown in Blaxland last time he might have been asked why it was he hadn't campaigned there, and given oxygen to his opponents. Now, it is likely that Clare doesn't want Gillard campaigning in his seat .. she is that bad. - ed
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett whilst in New York City doing press interviews promoting The Bible Series. How exciting, it airs tomorrow night 8pm/7c on History channel!
John Wayne - The Big Trail
Only Rudd was no Napoleon. Rudd was a nerd. Let us not forget Rudd, Gillard and Swan Goose are all to blame equally.>
<... Here is another one for the record books.
Gillard is not just the first female prime minister of Australia but she can also possibly claim to be the first prime minister ever who has fornicated with more members of her back bench and union thugs than any other prime minister preceding her.
All these fuck buddy relationships ended amicably
I could just imagine Julia's parting words " Cop u later " :-)
Larry Pickering offers an interesting insight>
Sunrise over SF this morning. Mike and I went searching for fog and came away with colors. Not a bad trade. — at Hawk Hill.
San Francisco bay area photographers
It was a very nice San Francisco bay area photogs at hawk hill this morning We have Todd, Wilson, Mike, Andrew, John, Christopher, and Matt. — with David Yu, William Lee, John Louie, Todd Draper, Paul Howard, Christopher Bradley, Wilson Lam, Mike Oria and Paul Porter at Hawk Hill.
As a shepherd boy, David could often be found playing on his harp and singing praises to the Lord. He gave weight to the Lord’s presence and we have seen time and again, how the Lord delivered David from his enemies.
My friend, I encourage you to be like David. Start magnifying the Lord’s glory, His majesty and His love for you. Stop giving weight to your challenges and negative circumstances. As David says in Psalm 68:1, “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered.” So start singing praises to the Lord and watch Him deliver you from all your troubles!
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Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”—1Sam 17:37
When faced with Goliath, the Philistine giant, the Bible tells us that all the men of Israel were terrified. So how is it that David, a young shepherd boy, could confront the giant fearlessly?
Well, unlike the others, David wasn’t conscious of how huge Goliath was. Instead, he was conscious of how great God was, and God caused his giant to come tumbling down!
My friend, have the Davidic spirit when you face the “giants” in your life today! Whether they are giants of condemnation, sickness or debts, don’t focus on how big they are. Be conscious instead of how big your God is and how infinite His resources for you are!
Declare victory in spite of what is happening because Jesus has overcome all your giants. And before your very eyes, you will see them fall, one by one!