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313 March 13: Founder of Scientology: L Ron Hubbard

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Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, who was commonly known as L Ron Hubbard, was born on 13 March,1911, making him very much a Piscean in astrological terms. The zodiac sign Pisces is from 20 February to 21 March. Mr Hubbard  was an American pulp fiction author and religious leader who founded the Church of Scientology. After establishing a career as a writer, becoming best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, he developed a self-help system called Dianetics which was first published in May 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and rituals as part of a new religious movement that he called Scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology and a number of affiliated organizations that address such diverse topics as business administration, literacy and drug rehabilitation.

In astrology the zodiac sign of Pisces is a Water Sign and represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. Could this be telling us about the character of L Ron Hubbard and saying that there were two sides to him and the confusion caused because of this?

According to the excellent book on astrology, The Compleat Astrologer,            by Derek and Julia Parker, the Piscean’s ideal career is an “Actor, dancer, writer or poet…Navy, nurse (and the medical profession generally), hypnotist, illusionist, photographer, priest.”

Hubbard was most successful and made most of his wealth as a writer. His Dianetics philosophy and Scientology religion  are both very much concerned with healing the minds, bodies and spirits of people who use them, Hubbard claimed to have had a Naval background in which he excelled (although this is disputed by his critics), he was known to have been skilled as a hypnotist, his life history he illustrated with photos, and as the founder of a religion he would fit into the “priest” role taken to the extreme.

For more about L Ron Hubbard and typical Piscean traits see :  http://bardofely.hubpages.com/hub/Was-Scientology-founder-L-Ron-Hubbard-a-typical-Piscean

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.

For the rest of the article visit:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/17/AR2005111701304.html

313: March 13, 1781: Uranus Discovered

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Sir William Herschel announced its discovery on March 13, 1781, expanding the known boundaries of the Solar System for the first time in modern history. Uranus was also the first planet discovered with a telescope.

Uranus is similar in composition to Neptune, and both are of different chemical composition than the larger gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. As such, astronomers sometimes place them in a separate category called “ice giants.” Uranus’s atmosphere, while similar to Jupiter and Saturn’s in its primary composition of hydrogen and helium, contains more “ices” such as water, ammonia and methane, along with traces of hydrocarbons.[12] It is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of 49 K (–224 °C). It has a complex, layered cloud structure, with water thought to make up the lowest clouds, and methane thought to make up the uppermost layer of clouds.[12] In contrast, the interior of Uranus is mainly composed of ices and rock.[11]

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September 21, 2011 at 3:22 am

March 13 Percival Lowell (Discovered the planet Pluto)

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Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning
and precision are essential for starting points.
Percival
Lowell

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August 28, 2011 at 12:20 am

March 13 Walter Annenberg Quotes

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Don’t worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion,
too.
Walter Annenberg

More Quotes from Walter Annenberg:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/walter_annenberg.html

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August 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

March 13 Charles Krauthamer Quotes

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If Obama has his way, the change that is coming is a new
America: “fair,” leveled and social democratic. Obama didn’t get elected to
warranty your muffler. He’s here to warranty your life.

More Quotes From Mr Krauthamer at :  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/charles_krauthammer.html
Charles
Krauthammer

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August 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Mitt Romney’s Favorite novel is L Ron Hubbard’s Novel Battlestar Earth

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According to John Dickerson of  Slate.com, Mitt Romney’s favorite novel is   Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard .

For those of you who didn’t study it in school, Battlefield Earth takes place in the year 3000, when the human race is nearly extinct and the planet stripped of its natural resources. Mankind has been enslaved by evil aliens with very bad breath that explodes when it comes into contact with radioactive material. A young slave wielding lasers and draped in a tennis cardigan leads a rebellion and retakes Earth, only to be attacked again by a series of foes including a race of interstellar bankers trying to collect on bad debts. (There may be kung-fu fights and a championship football game, too; I confess that I haven’t read it all.)

Everything about the book is bad. Just a few sentences into the first page, you’re confronted by this sentence: “Terl could not have produced a more profound effect had he thrown a meat-girl naked into the middle of the room.” (A clothed meat-girl apparently gets a big yawn.) Hubbard’s soundtrack for the book, when played, either attracts mice or repels dogs, or both. The movie, which starred John Travolta, is what therapists show to the producers of Ishtar and Glitter to help them feel good.

The whole tumbling horror of the Battlefield Earth experience is so profound it nearly comes out the other side and achieves a kind of perfection of awfulness. Is Romney being ironic, then, like those people who buy clown art? Unlikely. There’s not a big irony bloc in the GOP and Battlefield Earth is a thousand-page book. No one can sustain irony for that long. (At 13,000 words per dollar it is a great value, though, which might appeal to notoriously frugal New Hampshire voters.) Romney was quick to point out that he disagreed with Scientology, so he wasn’t going for that vote, or the smaller, untapped, creepy-Hubbard-ascotfetish vote. Is Romney trying to act like he’s a regular guy? Only 8 percent of the words in the book are considered “complex,” so he can’t be labeled an elitist, but no one trying to look like a common Joe would pick this book. You simply need a deep level of weird to like Battlefield Earth. The speed with which some of his aides tried to distance the governor from his remarks suggests they think he now looks a little too weird.

For more from the article, check out Mr Dickerson’s page at Slate.com:

http://www.slate.com/id/2165373/

March 13 Events

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1986

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

1985

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

1980

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

 

 

1979

European Monetary System is established, ECU created

1979

Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement
   

1978

Moluccans “suicide commandos” occupies Province house
   

1975

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

1974

Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris

 

 

1973

Syria adopts constitution

 

 

 

 

1971

Live at Fillmore East recorded

 

 

1970

Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer

 

 

1969

Apollo 9 returns to Earth

1968

Beatles release “Lady Madonna” in the UK

1967

Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death
   
   

1965

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

1965

Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds

1964

Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack

1963

2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska

1963

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

1963

Indonesia and Netherlands recover diplomatic relations

1962

Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty

1961

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

1961

Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavywgt boxing title

1961

John F. Kennedy sets up the Alliance for Progress

1961

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

1961

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

1961

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

1960

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

1958

Government troops land in Sumatra Indonesia

1957

Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba
   

1955

Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal

1955

Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1954

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

1954

Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu

1951

2nd Dutch government of Drees forms

1951

Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany

1950

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

1949

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

1949

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

1948

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

1947

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

1947

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

1945

Queen Wilhelmina returns to Netherlands

1945

Sicherheitsdienst arrest Dutch resistance fighter Henry Werkman

1944

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

1943

Baseball approves official ball (with cork and balata)

1943

Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

1943

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

1942

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

1941

A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand)

1940

Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische

1938

Austria annexed by Nazi Germany

1935

Driving tests introduced in Great Britain

1933

Josef Gobbels becomes German minister of Information and Propaganda

1930

Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory

1929

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

1928

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

1928

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

1925

NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games

1925

Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution

1924

German Republic day

1923

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

1922

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

1922

WRR-AM in Dallas Texas begins radio transmissions
   

1921

Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China

1920

Wolfgang Kapp’s coup attempt in Berlin fails

1918

American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
   

1915

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

1913

Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures

1911

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

1904

Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilian border dedicated

1900

British troops occupy Bloemfontein, Orange-Free state

 

 
   

1888

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

 

 

1869

Arkansas legislature passes anti-Klan law

1868

Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial

1865

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

1861

Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldier

 

 

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August 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm