Wednesday, June 29, 2005

This Day in History

Today Wednesday, June 29, is the 180th day of 2005. There are 185 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight: On June 29, 1776, the Virginia state constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry made governor.

On this date: In 1954, the Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information.

In 1966, the United States bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.

In 1970, the United States ended a two-month military offensive into Cambodia.

In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled the death penalty, as it was being meted out, could constitute ‘‘cruel and unusual punishment.'' (The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.)

Birthdays: Movie producer Robert Evans is 75. Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 65. Actor Gary Busey is 61. Comedian Richard Lewis is 58. Actor Fred Grandy is 57. Rock musician Ian Paice (Deep Purple) is 57. Singer Don Dokken (Dokken) is 52. Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) is 52. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 48. Actress Sharon Lawrence is 44. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 43.

Internet Poker Hack Joe Speaker is 38. And he wants a pony.


At 11:21 AM, Blogger Heather said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you metrosexual, you :)

At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

38??? Liars don't get ponies.

One hudred years ago today, Moonlight Graham (the REAL Moonlight Graham) played in his only MLB game.

Happy birthday, old man.

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Irritable Male Syndrome said...

Happy Birthday, you old hag.

Hag, hack...same thing.

At 12:06 PM, Blogger BG said...

You are three days shy of seven full years older than me. Happy birthday.

At 12:09 PM, Blogger ScurvyDog said...

Stop stealing my thunder, damnit.

And happy birthday, too.

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Human Head said...

Nearly a month later I'm still shocked at finding out your age...

Happy B-Day.

At 1:45 PM, Blogger AlCantHang said...

God damn. You're older than dirt!

Happy Birthday, go Chelsea :)

At 1:53 PM, Blogger The Bracelet said...

Happy Birthday!!!


You better be careful on that pony, no need to break a hip this close to retirement.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Absinthe said...

Today In Alternate History:

in 614, Allah is merciful as Christian rebel Ferdinand of Castille is driven from Cordoba by the faithful Moors. The infidels are pushed north, where they last for another century before the faithful can destroy them.

in 1613, London’s Globe Theatre burns down. Suspicion immediately falls on William Shakespeare, who had been presenting himself as the author of several plays penned by Francis Bacon until Bacon revealed himself as the author. Shakespeare’s life had taken a sharp downturn since that time, and the entire theatrical community knew that he harbored a deep grudge against Bacon for stealing that prestige from him.

(From Today In Alternate History. Yes, I am a nerd.)

At 3:11 PM, Blogger BigPirate said...

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me cake!"
Happy Birthday

At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, well re: Al above - if 38 is older 'n dirt, then I must be ash... muhrfff... Happy Birthday - you're on the cusp of official adulthood. Enjoy the last vestiges of youth while you can, heh heh.... 8^)

At 4:26 PM, Blogger April said...

Happy Birthday!

At 12:50 AM, Blogger StudioGlyphic said...

Happy birthday, you crazy old man. I'll send you some good vibes from Korea.

At 5:55 AM, Blogger BadBlood said...

Glad to know another late-30's metal rockin', poker playin' ladies killer.


At 6:16 AM, Blogger Paul said...

A little late but belated Happy Birthday. Turned 38 myself at the end of May but that depression was offset by the fact that I married a wonderful woman on 05-05-05. Go figure. :)

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Man, I'm late with this one. Happy Birthday!

At 12:14 AM, Blogger Pauly said...

Belated birthday wishes to you, kind sir.


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