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Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir


Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
1983 “Woman of the Year” closes at Palace Theater New York City after 770 performances


Ford Motor Company found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto




European Monetary System is established, ECU created


Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement


Moluccans “suicide commandos” occupies Province house


Bernard Slade’s “Same Time, Next Year,” premieres in New York City


Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris




Syria adopts constitution






Live at Fillmore East recorded




Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer




Apollo 9 returns to Earth


Beatles release “Lady Madonna” in the UK


Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death


Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks


Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds


Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack


2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska


Hindemith and Wilder’s opera “Long Christmas Dinner,” premieres in New York City


Indonesia and Netherlands recover diplomatic relations


Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty


Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes President of U.S. Communist Party


Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavywgt boxing title


John F. Kennedy sets up the Alliance for Progress


Landslide in U.S.S.R., kills 145


Old type, black and white notes cease to be legal tender


Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)


White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players’ names above number


Government troops land in Sumatra Indonesia


Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba


Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal


Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship


Braves’ Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron


Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu


2nd Dutch government of Drees forms


Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany


General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)


U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman


U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button


10th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42


“Brigadoon” opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 581 performances


19th Academy Awards – “Best Years of Lives,” De Havilland, March win


Queen Wilhelmina returns to Netherlands


Sicherheitsdienst arrest Dutch resistance fighter Henry Werkman


U.S.S.R. recognizes Italian Badoglio government


Baseball approves official ball (with cork and balata)


Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight


Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)


Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in U.S. army


A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand)


Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische


Austria annexed by Nazi Germany


Driving tests introduced in Great Britain


Josef Gobbels becomes German minister of Information and Propaganda


Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory


Bradman scores 123 Australia vs. England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket ton


450 die in St. Francisquito Valley Dam burst (Calif)


Rudolph Friml’s musical “Three Musketeers,” premieres in New York City


NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games


Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution


German Republic day


Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (New York City)


George Bernard Shaws “Back to Methusaleh V,” premieres in New York City


WRR-AM in Dallas Texas begins radio transmissions


Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China


Wolfgang Kapp’s coup attempt in Berlin fails


American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms


Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit


Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures


Ivan Caryll’s musical “Pink Lady,” premieres in New York City


Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilian border dedicated


British troops occupy Bloemfontein, Orange-Free state




Great Blizzard of 1888 rages
1884 U.S. adopts Standard Time




Arkansas legislature passes anti-Klan law


Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial


U.S. Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service


Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldier



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August 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

March Hare

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Haigha, the March Hare is a character most famous for appearing in the tea party scene in Lewis Carroll‘s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The main character, Alice, hypothesises,

“The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won’t be raving mad — at least not so mad as it was in March.”[1]

Mad as a March hare” is a common British English phrase, both now and in Carroll’s time, and appears in John Heywood‘s collection of proverbs published in 1546. It is reported in The Annotated Alice by Martin Gardner that this proverb is based on popular belief about hares’ behavior at the beginning of the long breeding season, which lasts from February to September in Britain. Early in the season, unreceptive females often use their forelegs to repel overenthusiastic males. It used to be incorrectly believed that these bouts were between males fighting for breeding supremacy.[2]

Like the character’s friend, the Hatter, the March Hare feels compelled to always behave as though it is tea-time because the Hatter supposedly “murdered the time” whilst singing for the Queen of Hearts. Sir John Tenniel‘s illustration also shows him with straw on his head, a common way to depict madness in Victorian times.[3][4] The March Hare later appears at the trial for the Knave of Hearts, and for a final time as “Haigha” (which Carroll tells us is pronounced to rhyme with “mayor”), the personal messenger to the White King in Through the Looking-Glass.

To be as “mad as a March hare” is an English idiomatic phrase derived from the observed antics, said to occur (some say incorrectly)[1] only in the March breeding season of the Hare, genus Lepus. The phrase is an allusion that can be used to refer to any other animal or human who behaves in the excitable and unpredictable manner of a “March hare”.[2]

March 13, Birthdays

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1950 Charles Krauthamer
1911 L. Ron Hubbard, sci-fi writer/scientologist, Dianetics
1909 Gilbert Inglefield, Mayor of London, 1967-68
1909 Trofim Lysenko, Russian Celebrity
1908 Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician
1908 Walter Annenberg, born in Milwaukee, publisher, Triangle-TV Guide and Ambassador to Great Britain
1907 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher and historian
1907 Dona Maria Pia de Braganca, pretender to the Portuguese throne
1907 Frank Wilcox, born in DeSoto, Missouri, actor, John-Beverly Hillbillies
1904 Henry Iliffe Cozens, pilot
1901 Paul Fix, born in Dobbs Ferry, New York, actor, Rifleman
1899 Pancho Vladigerov, composer
1898 Josie Sedgwick, born in Texas, actress, Son of Oklahoma
1897 Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet, Statue of Fatigue
1897 William Herald, Australia, swimmer, 1920 Olympics
1896 Dorothy Aldis, writer
1892 Alec Rowley, composer
1892 Janet Flanner, journalist, New Yorker
1890 Michael Taube, composer
1888 Paul Morand, French Diplomat
1887 Carlos Isamitt, composer
1886 Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist
1884 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer, Bluthochzeit
1884 Hugh S. Walpole, born in New Zealand, novelist and playwright, Jeremy, Maradick at 40
1884 Oskar Loerke, German writer, Longest Day-1926
1883 Enrico Toselli, composer
1881 Balthazar H. Verhagen, Netherlands/South African dramatist and writer
1872 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist
1862 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer
1855 Percival “Percy” Lowell, U.S. astronomer, predicted discovery of Pluto
1855 Percival Lowell, American Scientist

DOB March 12, 1947: Mitt Romney

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Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and then served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and thereafter earned Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration joint degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the nation, and the wealth Romney accumulated there would help fund all of his future political campaigns. He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts but lost to incumbent Ted Kennedy. Romney organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and helped turn the troubled Games into a financial success.

Romney won the election for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, but did not seek reelection in 2006. During his term, he presided over a series of spending cuts and increases in fees that eliminated a projected $3 billion deficit. He also signed into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation, which provided near-universal health insurance access via subsidies and state-level mandates and was the first of its kind in the nation. During the course of his political career, his positions or rhetorical emphasis have shifted more towards American conservatism in several areas.

Romney ran for the Republican nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, winning several caucus and primary contests, though he ultimately lost the nomination to John McCain. In the following years he published No Apology: The Case for American Greatness and gave speeches and raised campaign funds on behalf of fellow Republicans. On June 2, 2011, Romney announced that he would seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Political observers and public opinion polls place him as a front-runner in the race.

DOB March 11, 1931, Is Rupert’s World Crumbling

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Born March 11, 1931 in Melbourne, Australia, Rupert Murdoch one of the most powerful media moguls of the world, along with his empire, may be disintergrating before our eyes.


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August 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm

March 11, 1931

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Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-American global media baron and the Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world’s second-largest media conglomerate.[5][6][7][8]

In 1953, Murdoch became managing director of News Limited, inherited from his father.[3][9] He acquired troubled newspapers in Australia and New Zealand during the 1950s and ’60s before expanding into the UK in 1969, taking over the News of the World and then the The Sun, which he built into Britain’s best selling daily. He moved to New York in 1974 and expanded into the US market, and in 1985 he became a U.S. citizen.[9] In 1981, he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet. In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, he consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes. His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox (1985), HarperCollins (1989)[10] and The Wall Street Journal (2007). He formed BSkyB in 1990 and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television. By 2000 Murdoch’s News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries with a net worth of over $5 billion.

In July 2011 Murdoch faced allegations that his companies including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of private citizens. He also faces police and government investigations into bribery and corruption in the UK and FBI investigations in the US.[11][12]

Murdoch has been listed three times in the Time 100 as among the most influential people in the world. He is ranked 13th most powerful person in the world in the 2010 Forbes The World’s Most Powerful People list.[13] With a personal net worth of US$7.6 billion, he was ranked 117th wealthiest person in the world in March 2011.[1]


Murdoch with his third wife, Wendi, in 2011

In 1956 Murdoch married Patricia Booker, a former shop assistant and flight attendant from Melbourne and they had their first child, Prudence, in 1958.[95][96] Rupert and Patricia Murdoch divorced in 1967.[2] In 1967 Murdoch married Anna Torv,[95] a Scottish-born cadet journalist working for his Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph (not to be mistaken for the actress Anna Torv of Fringe who is the elder Torv’s niece).[2] During his marriage to Torv, a Roman Catholic, Murdoch was awarded the KSG, a papal honour. Torv and Murdoch had three children: Elisabeth Murdoch (born in Sydney, Australia on 22 August 1968), Lachlan Murdoch (born in London, UK on 8 September 1971), and James Murdoch, (born in London on 13 December 1972).[95][96] Murdoch’s companies published two novels by his then wife: Family Business (1988) and Coming to Terms (1991), both widely regarded[97] as vanity publications. They divorced in June 1999. Anna Murdoch received a settlement of US$ 1.2 billion in assets.[98]

On 25 June 1999, 17 days after divorcing his second wife, Murdoch, then aged 68, married Chinese-born Deng Wendi (Wendi Deng).[99] She was 30, a recent Yale School of Management graduate, and a newly appointed vice-president of his STAR TV. Murdoch has two children with her.

Murdoch has six children.[100] His eldest child Prudence MacLeod was appointed, on 28 January 2011, to the board of Times Newspapers Ltd, part of News International, which publishes The Times and The Sunday Times.[101] Murdoch’s eldest son Lachlan, formerly the deputy chief operating officer at the News Corporation and the publisher of the New York Post, was Murdoch’s heir apparent before resigning from his executive posts at the global media company at the end of July 2005.[100] Lachlan’s departure left James Murdoch chief executive of the satellite television service British Sky Broadcasting since November 2003, as the only Murdoch son still directly involved with the company’s operations, though Lachlan has agreed to remain on the News Corporation’s board.[102]

After graduating from Vassar College[103] and marrying classmate Elkin Kwesi Pianim (the son of Ghanaian financial and political mogul Kwame Pianim) in 1993,[103] Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth, along with her husband, purchased a pair of NBC-affiliate television stations in California, KSBW and KSBY, with a $35 million loan provided by her father. By quickly re-organising and re-selling them at a $12 million profit in 1995, Elisabeth emerged as an unexpected rival to her brothers for the eventual leadership of the publishing dynasty’s empire. But after divorcing her first husband in 1998 and quarrelling publicly with her assigned mentor Sam Chisholm at BSkyB, she struck out on her own as a television and film producer in London. She has since enjoyed independent success, in conjunction with her second husband, Matthew Freud, the great-grandson of Sigmund Freud (the founder of psychoanalysis) whom she met in 1997 and married in 2001.[103]

2001) [3] and Chloe (b. New York, 17 July 2003).[2] [96] There is reported to be tension between Murdoch and his oldest children over the terms of a trust holding the family’s 28.5 percent stake in News Corporation, estimated in 2005 to be worth about $6.1 billion. Under the trust, his children by Wendi Deng share in the proceeds of the stock but have no voting privileges or control of the stock. Voting rights in the stock are divided 50/50 between Murdoch on the one side and his children of his first two marriages. Murdoch’s voting privileges are not transferable but will expire upon his death and the stock will then be controlled solely by his children from the prior marriages, although their half-siblings will continue to derive their share of income from it. It is Murdoch’s stated desire to have his children by Deng given a measure of control over the stock proportional to their financial interest in it (which would mean, if Murdoch dies while at least one of the children is a minor, that Deng would exercise that control). It does not appear that he has any strong legal grounds to contest the present arrangement, and both ex-wife Anna and their three children are said to be strongly resistant to any such change.[104]

Wendi Deng Murdoch (simplified Chinese: 邓文迪; traditional Chinese: 鄧文迪; pinyin: Dèng Wéndí; born December 8, 1968) is the third wife of News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and is leading her husband’s Chinese media investments.

In 1988 she was sponsored by an American family for a student visa to the United States of America. She studied economics at Cal State Northridge and is a graduate of the Yale School of Management where she currently serves on the board of advisors.[2]

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August 6, 2011 at 5:50 am

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March 11 2011, Uranus enters the Constellation of Aries Sparking a Revolution in Human Consciousness

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The greatest revolution in human history begins March 11th, 2011 with the planet Uranus’ entrance into the constellation of Aries. This is a pinnacle moment in human history that will come to be known as the Revolution of Consciousness. Unlike revolutions of old, this revolution will be centered in the hearts and minds of the men, women, and children that inhabit the planet Earth. What is about to unfold is nothing less than the most brilliant period of not only our lifetimes, but of all lifetimes – and it starts in just a few short weeks!

The first “shot” of this revolution will be a metaphysical one, fired from a Divinely awakened quantum gateway in the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy. This gateway will unleash powerful, higher-dimensional energy that has never before been felt on Earth. This radical new energy will totally immerse the planet, affecting an instant evolution of consciousness in the spiritually awakened; a quantum leap of the mind that has never before been experienced on Earth.

As we journey closer and closer to the 2012 event horizon, this spectacular cosmic event serves as a crucial step in mankind’s ascension and acceptance of the realities of the higher dimensional nature of existence. This galactic gateway that will soon open is comparable to the concept of a “wormhole” in that it will serve as a channel to higher octave energy sourced from the 8th dimension. The 8th dimension is that of unity consciousness, or simply put, God’s consciousness. This energy is the essence behind the events that will soon come to pass. God’s unity consciousness will soon begin to flourish in us all.

This new level of consciousness, sourced from God, is of course universal in nature. As such, it will provide the foundation for the acceptance of extraterrestrial life, which brings us to a major aspect of what the upcoming Uranus transit entails: mainstream acceptance of extraterrestrial life. Humanity will soon become intimately aware that not only does extraterrestrial life exist, but it has been influencing events on Earth for quite some time. This singular aspect of the coming Uranus transit alone is enough to exact an instant, global, paradigm shift, and that is exactly the nature of this transit’s energy: instant paradigm shift.

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August 1, 2011 at 3:04 am

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March 11 2011, Powerful Quake and Tsunami Devastate Northern Japan

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Rescuers struggled to reach survivors on Saturday morning as Japan reeled after an earthquake and a tsunami struck in deadly tandem. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake set off a devastating tsunami that sent walls of water washing over coastal cities in the north. Concerns mounted over possible radiation leaks from two nuclear plants near the earthquake zone.

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August 1, 2011 at 2:56 am