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2012

Britain has 2.67 million people unemployed, its highest unemployment rate since 1995

2012

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake causes a small tsunami to hit the coast of Aomori prefecture on the Japanese island of Hokkaido

2011

The Tokyo Stock Exchange falls more than five percent on the first day of trading following the 2011 Sendai earthquake

2010

No reports of damage or casualties are reported after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits central Japan

1995

1st time 13 people in space

1992

Soviet newspaper “Pravda” suspends publication

1991

Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave

1990

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress

1986

European Space Agency’s Giotto flies by Halley’s Comet (605 km)

1985

11th People’s Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards

1984

Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41-C mission

1983

OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years

1976

U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1973

Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland

1971

South Vietnamese troops flee Laos

1971

The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

1968

POM performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

1968

CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn’t make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA

1967

John F. Kennedy’s body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial

1967

New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career home run #500 off Stu Miller

1965

Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany

1964

Dallas jury sentences Jack Ruby to death in Lee Harvey Oswald murder

1962

Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France

1960

Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points

1958

RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como’s Catch A Falling Star)

1958

Recording Industry Association of American created

1958

South Africa government disallows ANC

1958

U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1958

U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test

1957

Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns

1955

Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal

1954

Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game

1953

Nikita Khrushchev succeeds Malenkov as secretary Communist Party

1951

During Korean War, U.S. / U.N. forces recapture Seoul

1951

Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany

1950

FBI’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” program begins

1948

Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco

1945

RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm

1941

Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies

1939

England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day

1939

Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia

1937

Battle of the Century: Fred Allen and Jack Benny meet on radio

1937

Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge

1936

Federal Register, 1st magazine of the U.S. government, publishes 1st issue

1935

36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars

1933

Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation

1933

Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense

1931

1st theater built for rear movie projection (New York City)

1923

Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicie in Poland

1923

German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP

1923

President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st President to pay taxes

1922

KGU-AM in Honolulu Hawaii begins radio transmissions

1922

KSD-AM in Saint Louis Missouri begins radio transmissions

1922

WGR-AM in Buffalo New York begins radio transmissions

1918

1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF

1916

Battle of Verdun – German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun

1915

German cruiser Dresden blows itself up near coast of Chile

1912

King Vittorio Emanuel III of Rome injured during assassination attempt

1909

Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms

1903

1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida

1900

Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel’s laws of genetics

1900

U.S. currency goes on gold standard

1896

Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)

1889

August Strindberg’s “Froken Julie,” premieres in Copenhagen

1888

2nd largest snowfall in New York City history (21″)

1885

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Mikado,” premieres in London

1870

California legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible

1862

Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern

1845

-5.3 degrees F (-20.7 degrees C) in Groningen

1843

Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)

1836

HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin leaves Australia

1826

General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama

1821

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (New York)

1812

Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812

1800

Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII

1794

Eli Whitney patents cotton gin

1743

1st American town meeting (Boston’s Faneuil Hall)

1734

Prince Willem KHF van Orange marries George II’s daughter Mary Anne

1689

Scotland dismisses Willem III and Mary Stuart as king and queen

1644

England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)

1590

Battle at Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League

1559

Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht and Woudrichem, Netherlands

1558

Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman emperor

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June 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

3-14-12: Grand Earth Trine Astrology Alignment, A Sign of the Antichrist

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June 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

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A Pisces born on March 14 combines intelligence with profound creative insight. They have sexual magnetism and can exert considerable control over others. Prophetic and poetic, they seem to be on another plane of existence. They have a love of illusion and are drawn to the occult and the supernatural.

Friends and Lovers

People born on this date don’t make friends easily, but once they do, it’s for keeps. They must feel needed and indispensable or they cannot give themselves to others. They are extremely vulnerable in romantic matters. When they fall in love they fixate upon the object of their affection, investing that individual with all the magical traits of their creative, romantic imagination.

Children and Family

Because of their sensitive nature, it may be difficult for March 14 natives to resolve issues from their past. They may not feel they have what it takes to be a good parent. Naturally reticent, they may allow their spouse to be the stronger influence on the children.

Health

People born on this date are often more interested in their spiritual than physical health, but they eventually realize that each affects the other. They have a sensitivity to alcohol and should not drink.

Career and Finances

March 14 individuals have an artistic sensibility that is a part of their existence. They are rarely able to comprehend the importance of money. Even if they are financially successful, they may discount it.

Dreams and Goals

Few people have the pure “art for art’s sake” mentality of March 14 men and women. They need to express their inner drives and needs through an artistic medium. They rarely strive for money success yet are likely to set goals that act as signposts on their journey.

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June 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

DOD 314: Karl Marx

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Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science and the socialist political movement. He published various books during his lifetime, with the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Capital (1867–1894); some of his works were co-written with his friend, the fellow German revolutionary socialist Friedrich Engels.[3]

Born into a wealthy middle class family in Trier, formerly in Prussian Rhineland now called Rhineland-Palatinate, Marx studied at both the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin, where he became interested in the philosophical ideas of the Young Hegelians. In 1836, he became engaged to Jenny von Westphalen, marrying her in 1843. After his studies, he wrote for a radical newspaper in Cologne, and began to work out his theory of dialectical materialism. Moving to Paris in 1843, he began writing for other radical newspapers. He met Engels in Paris, and the two men worked together on a series of books. Exiled to Brussels, he became a leading figure of the Communist League, before moving back to Cologne, where he founded his own newspaper. In 1849 he was exiled again and moved to London together with his wife and children. In London, where the family was reduced to poverty, Marx continued writing and formulating his theories about the nature of society and how he believed it could be improved, as well as campaigning for socialism and becoming a significant figure in the International Workingmen’s Association.

Marx’s theories about society, economics and politics, which are collectively known as Marxism, hold that all societies progress through the dialectic of class struggle; a conflict between an ownership class which controls production and a lower class which produces the labour for such goods. Heavily critical of the current socio-economic form of society, capitalism, he called it the “dictatorship of the bourgeoisie“, believing it to be run by the wealthy classes purely for their own benefit, and predicted that, like previous socioeconomic systems, it would inevitably produce internal tensions which would lead to its self-destruction and replacement by a new system, socialism.[4] He argued that under socialism society would be governed by the working class in what he called the “dictatorship of the proletariat“, the “workers state” or “workers’ democracy”.[5][6] He believed that socialism would, in its turn, eventually be replaced by a stateless, classless society called communism. Along with believing in the inevitability of socialism and communism, Marx actively fought for the former’s implementation, arguing that both social theorists and underprivileged people should carry out organised revolutionary action to topple capitalism and bring about socio-economic change.

Revolutionary socialist governments espousing Marxist concepts took power in a variety of countries in the 20th century, leading to the formation of such socialist states as the Soviet Union in 1922 and the People’s Republic of China in 1949, while various theoretical variants, such as Leninism, Stalinism, Trotskyism and Maoism, were developed. Marx is typically cited, with Émile Durkheim and Max Weber, as one of the three principal architects of modern social science. Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and in a 1999 BBC poll was voted the top “thinker of the millennium” by people from around the world.

Marx is typically cited, along with Émile Durkheim and Max Weber, as one of the three principal architects of modern social science.[9] In contrast to philosophers, Marx offered theories that could often be tested with the scientific method.[7] Both Marx and Auguste Comte set out to develop scientifically justified ideologies in the wake of European secularisation and new developments in the philosophies of history and science. Whilst Marx, working in the Hegelian tradition, rejected Comtean sociological positivism, in attempting to develop a science of society he nevertheless came to be recognised as a founder of sociology as the word gained wider meaning.[38] In modern sociological theory, Marxist sociology is recognised as one of the main classical perspectives. For Isaiah Berlin, Marx may be regarded as the “true father” of modern sociology, “in so far as anyone can claim the title.  Albert Einstein  was born 14 March 1879.

DOB 314: Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein ( 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history.[2][3] He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”.[4] The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole.

Albert Einstein’s political views emerged publicly in the middle of the 20th century due to his fame and reputation for genius. Einstein offered to and was called on to give judgments and opinions on matters often unrelated to theoretical physics or mathematics (see main article).

Einstein’s views about religious belief have been collected from interviews and original writings. These views covered Judaism, theological determinism, agnosticism, and humanism. He also wrote much about ethical culture, opting for Spinoza’s god over belief in a personal godKarl Heinrich Marx  died on 14 March 1883.  He was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist.

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February 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm

313 Charles Krauthamer on 314 Albert Einstein

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Because every few years this country, in its infinite tolerance, insists on
hearing yet another appeal of the Scopes monkey trial, I feel obliged to point
out what would otherwise be superfluous: that the two greatest scientists in the history of our species
were Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, and they were both religious.

Newton’s religion was traditional. He was a staunch believer in Christianity
and a member of the Church of England. Einstein’s was a more diffuse belief in a
deity who set the rules for everything that occurs in the universe.

Neither saw science as an enemy of religion. On the contrary. “He believed he
was doing God’s work,” James Gleick wrote in his recent biography of Newton.
Einstein saw his entire vocation — understanding the workings of the universe
— as an attempt to understand the mind of God.

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