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314: Mary Cheney

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Mary Claire Cheney (born March 14, 1969) is the second daughter of Dick Cheney, the formerVice President of the United States, and his wife, Lynne Cheney. She is politically conservative and is involved with a number of political action groups.[1]

She is openly lesbian, has voiced support for same-sex marriage, and has been credited with encouraging her father to support same-sex marriage.[2]

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January 21, 2015 at 7:03 pm

314: Thomas R. Marshall, VP, 1913-21: Contributed to the rise of Hitler?

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Thomas Riley Marshall (March 14, 1854 – June 1, 1925) was an AmericanDemocratic politician who served as the 28th Vice President of the United States (1913–1921) under Woodrow Wilson. A prominent lawyer in Indiana, he became an active and well known member of the Indiana Democratic Party bystumping across the state for other candidates and organizing party rallies that later helped him win election as the 27th Governor of Indiana. In office, he proposed a controversial and progressive state constitution and pressed for other progressive era reforms. The Republican minority used the state courts to block the attempt to change the constitution.

His popularity as governor, and Indiana’s status as a critical swing state, helped him secure the Democratic vice presidential nomination on a ticket with Wilson in 1912 and win the subsequent general election. An ideological rift developed between the two men during their first term, leading Wilson to limit Marshall’s influence in the administration, and his brand of humor caused Wilson to move Marshall’s office away from the White House. During Marshall’s second term he delivered morale-boosting speeches across the nation during World War I and became the first vice president to hold cabinet meetings, which he did while Wilson was in Europe. While he was president in the United States Senate, a small number of anti-war senators kept it deadlocked by refusing to end debate. To enable critical wartime legislation to be passed, Marshall had the body adopt its first procedural rule allowing filibusters to be ended by a two-thirds majority vote—a variation of this rule remains in effect.

Marshall’s vice presidency is most remembered for a leadership crisis following a stroke that incapacitated Wilson in October 1919. Because of their personal dislike for him, Wilson’s advisers and wife sought to keep Marshall uninformed about the president’s condition to prevent him from easily assuming the presidency. Many people, including cabinet officials and Congressional leaders, urged Marshall to become acting president, but he refused to forcibly assume the presidency for fear of setting a precedent. Without strong leadership in the executive branch, the administration’s opponents defeated the ratification of theLeague of Nations treaty and effectively returned the United States to anisolationist foreign policy.

The situation that arose after the incapacity of President Wilson, for which Marshall’s vice-presidency is most remembered, revived the national debate on the process of presidential succession.[68] The topic was already being discussed when Wilson left for Europe, which influenced him to allow Marshall to conduct cabinet meetings in his absence. Wilson’s incapacity during 1919 and the lack of action by Marshall made it a major issue. The constitutional flaws in the process of presidential succession had been known since the death of President William Henry Harrison in 1841, but little progress had been made passing a constitutional amendment to remedy the problem.[116] Nearly fifty years later, the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed, allowing the vice president to assume the presidency any time the president was rendered incapable of carrying out the duties of the office.[117]

Historians have varied interpretations of Marshall’s vice presidency. Claire Suddath rated Marshall as one of the worst vice presidents in American history in a 2008 Time Magazine article.[61] Samuel Eliot Morison wrote that had Marshall carried out his constitutional duties, assumed the presidency, and made the concessions necessary for the passage of the League of Nations treaty in late 1920, the United States would have been much more involved in European affairs and could have helped prevent the rise of Adolf Hitler, which began in the following year. Morison and a number of other historians claim that Marshall’s decision was an indirect cause of the Second World War.[118] Charles Thomas, one of Marshall’s biographers, wrote that although Marshall’s assumption of the presidency would have made World War II much less likely, modern hypothetical speculation on the subject was unfair to Marshall, who made the correct decision in not forcibly removing Wilson from office, even temporarily.

314: Michael Ford Grandfather to the Messiah

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Michael Gerald Ford (born March 14, 1950) is the oldest of four children of former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and former First Lady Betty Ford.

He is a minister, and leads the Office of Student Development, which oversees all student organizations at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is an alumnus of Wake Forest (BA, 1972) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1984). He was the president of Sigma Chiwhile a student at WFU. President Ford, when he was still in Congress, spoke at his son’s commencement.

He married Gayle Ann Brumbaugh (born 1951) on July 5, 1974. The Fords have three daughters,

  • Sarah Joyce (born 1979), who married Blake Goodfellow in 1999 and had four children with him:
    • Riley Ann (born 2001)
    • Ford William (born 2003)
    • Brady Michael (born 2005)
    • Tyler Elizabeth (born 2008)
  • Rebekah Elizabeth (Bekah, born 1982), who married Clay Cooke in 2004 and had a daughter with him:
    • Ever Elizabeth (born 2010)
  • Hannah Gayle (born 1985).

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February 26, 2013 at 4:41 am

314 Quincy Jones

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Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer,conductorarrangerfilm composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Awardnominations,[2] 27 Grammys,[2] including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song “The Eyes of Love” from the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray CharlesRay.

In addition, Jones was the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold more than 110 million copies worldwide,[3] and was the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.

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December 7, 2012 at 12:24 am

314 Birthdays

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1989

Oliver Bernsen, son of Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays

1983

Taylor Hanson, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, percussionist, keyboardist, singer, member of band, Hanson, famous song, ‘MMMBop’, lead singer for the Tinted Windows band

1972

Aris Brimanis, born in Cleveland, NHL defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers

1972

Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper 1996 Olympics

1972

Tom Barndt, NFL/WLAF guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, Scottish Claymores

1969

Larry Johnson, NBA forward for the Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks

1967

Edward M. Fincke, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Captain USAF/astronaut

1965

Kevin Brown, born in Mcintyre, Georgia, pitcher for the Florida Marlins

1965

Kevin Williamson, American Author

1962

Kirby Puckett, centerfielder for the Minnesota Twins

1961

Gary Dell’Abate, producer, Howard Stern Show

1956

Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, born in Russia, cosmonaut

1952

David Byrne, guitarist and vocalist, Talking Heads-Burning Down the House

1951

Rick Dees, radio disc jock, KIIS LA

1950

Michael Ford, son of President Gerald and Betty Ford

1948

Tom Coburn, American Politician

1947

Billy Crystal, born in Long Beach, New York, comedian, Soap, SNL, City Slickers

1939

William Benjamin Lenoir, born in Miami, Florida, astronaut, STS-5

1934

Eugene A. Cernan, born in Chicago, Captain USN/astronaut, Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17

1934

Dionigi Tettamanzi, Italian Clergyman

1933

Michael Caine, born in London, actor, Alfie

1933

Quincy Jones, born in Chicago, Illinois, composer and singer, We Are The World

1930

Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer

1928

Frank Borman, born in Gary, Indiana, astronaut, Gemini 7, Apollo 8, CEO, Eastern Airline

1927

Joop F. Wolff, Dutch editor, Truth, Dutch politician, CPN

1925

John Barrington Wain, born in England, novelist and poet, Hurry on Down

1923

Diane Arbus, photographer and innovator

1921

Ada Louise Huxtable, American Critic

1919

Max Shulman, novelist, Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap

1914

Henry Ralph Carr, soldier

1912

John Amery, British Politician

1908

Maurice, Jean Jacques, Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher

1905

Raymond Aron, French sociologist and political scientist

1903

Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iran, Kurd leader, KDP

1895

Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian

1884

Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist

1879

Albert Einstein, born in Ulm, Germany, physicist, Nobel 1921

 

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June 18, 2012 at 7:35 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

314 Profile

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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