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BIRTHDAY ALERT (YankeeClipper)

njretcopnjretcop Member Posts: 7,975
edited March 2003 in General Discussion
On Tuesday, April 1st., Birthday Club member YankeeClipper will be celebrating his birthday.

All of the members of the club join in wishing him a very

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many happy returns


"It's the stuff dreams are made of Angel"NRA Certified Firearms InstructorMember: GOA, RKBA, NJSPBA, NJ area rep for the 2ndAMPD. [email protected]


  • pikeal1pikeal1 Member Posts: 2,707
    edited November -1
    Ain't seen much of ya lately YankeeClipper. Happy Birthday to ya!

    "The only way American citizens can adequately be protected from terror and violence is when" those in authority protect us from those who would harm us, instead of protecting us from ourselves.
  • FrancFFrancF Member Posts: 35,278 ******
    edited November -1
    Happy Birthday



    Today in History you share somethings in history with others

    William Harvey England 1578
    Otto Von Bismarck 1815
    Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873
    Wallace Beery 1881
    Lon Chaney 1883
    Jagjivan Ram 1908
    Abraham Maslow 1908
    Art Lund 1920
    Toshiro Mifune 1920
    William Manchester 1922
    Anne McCaffrey 1926
    George Grizzard 1928
    Jane Powell 1929
    Grace Lee Whitney 1930
    Gordon Jump 1932
    Debbie Reynolds 1932
    Don Hastings 1934
    James Edward Brown (The Browns) 1934
    Eddie King 1938
    Ali MacGraw 1938
    Rudolf Isley (Isley Brothers) 1939
    Phil Margo (The Tokens) 1942
    Alan Blakley (Brian Poole and The Tremeloes) 1942
    Carol White 1944
    Heather Young 1945
    John Barbata (The Turtles) 1945
    Ronnie Lane (Small Faces) 1946
    Jimmy Cliff 1948
    Gil Scott-Heron 1949
    Billy Currie (Ultravox) 1952
    Annette O'Toole 1953
    Jeff Porcaro (Toto) 1954
    Stan Ridgway (Wall of Voodoo) 1955
    Mark White (ABC) 1961
    Woody Lee 1968
    Maradalena Maleeva 1975
    Bijou Phillips 1980
    Sam Huntington 1982
    Josh Zuckerman 1985

    Misc. History

    0527 - Justinianus became the emperor of Byzantium.

    1572 - The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck landed in Holland and captured the small town of Briel.

    1578 - William Harvey of England discovered blood circulation.

    1621 - The Plymouth, MA, colonists created the first treaty with Native Americans.

    1724 - Jonathan Swift published Drapier's letters.

    1748 - The ruins of Pompeii were found.

    1778 - Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the "$" symbol.

    1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York City. Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House Speaker.

    1793 - In Japan, the volcano Unsen erupted killing about 53,000.

    1826 - Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine.

    1853 - Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary.

    1863 - The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the U.S.

    1864 - The first travel accident policy was issued to James Batterson by the Travelers Insurance Company.

    1865 - At the Battle of Five Forks in Petersburg, VA, Gen. Robert E. Lee began his final offensive.

    1867 - Blacks voted in the municipal election in Tuscumbia, AL.

    1867 - The International Exhibition opened in Paris.

    1867 - Singapore, Penang & Malakka became British crown colonies.

    1868 - The Hampton Institute opened.

    1872 - The first edition of "The Standard" was published.

    1873 - The British White Star steamship Atlantic sank off Nova Scotia killing 547.

    1873 - Mehmed Kemals play "Vatan" premiered in Constantinople.

    1876 - The first official National League (NL) baseball game took place. Boston beat Philadelphia 6-5.

    1881 - Anti-Jewish riots took place in Jerusalem.

    1881 - Kingdom post office in Netherlands opened.

    1889 - The first dishwashing machine was marketed (in Chicago).

    1891 - The London-Paris telephone connection opened.

    1905 - The British East African Protectorate became the colony of Kenya.

    1916 - The first U.S. national women's swimming championships were held.

    1918 - England's Royal Flying Corps was replaced by the Royal Air Force.

    1924 - Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for high treason in relation to the "Beer Hall Putsch."

    1924 - Imperial Airways was formed in Britain.

    1927 - The first automatic record changer was introduced by His Master's Voice.

    1928 - China's Chiang Kai-shek began attacking communists.

    1929 - Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo.

    1930 - Leo Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs broke the altitude record for a catch by catching a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, CA.

    1931 - An Earthquake devastated Managua Nicaragua killing 2,000.

    1931 - Jackie Mitchell became the first female in professional baseball when she signed with the Chattanooga Baseball Club.

    1933 - Nazi Germany began the persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses.

    1934 - Bonnie & Clyde killed 2 police officers.

    1935 - The first radio tube to be made of metal was announced.

    1937 - Aden became a British colony.

    1938 - The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps were introduced.

    1938 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, NY.

    1939 - The U.S. recognized the Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war.

    1941 - The first contract for advertising on a commercial FM radio station began on W71NY in New York City.

    1945 - U.S. forces invaded Okinawa during World War II. It was the last campaign of World War II.

    1946 - Weight Watchers was formed.

    1946 - A tidal wave (tsunami) struck the Hawaiian Islands killing more than 170 people.

    1948 - The Berlin Airlift began.

    1949 - "Happy Pappy" premiered. It was the first all-black-cast variety show.

    1952 - The Big Bang theory was proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow.

    1953 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Health Education and Welfare.

    1954 - The U.S. Air Force Academy was formed in Colorado.

    1955 - "One Man's Family" was seen on TV for the final time after a six-year run on NBC-TV.

    1960 - France exploded 2 atom bombs in the Sahara Desert.

    1960 - The U.S. launched TIROS-1. It was the first weather satellite.

    1963 - Workers of the International Typographical Union ended their strike that had closed nine New York City newspapers. The strike ended 114 days after it began on December 8, 1962.

    1963 - The Soap operas "General Hospital" and "Doctors" premiered on television.

    1970 - The U.S. Army charged Captain Ernest Medina in the My Lai massacre.

    1970 - U.S. President Nixon signed the bill, the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, that banned cigarette advertisements to be effective on January 1, 1971.

    1971 - The United Kingdom lifted all restrictions on gold ownership.

    1972 - North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops renewed their offensive in South Vietnam.

    1973 - Japan allowed its citizens to own gold.

    1976 - Apple Computer began operations.

    1979 - Iran was proclaimed to be an Islamic Republic by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini after the fall of the Shah.

    1980 - A failed assassination attempt against Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz occurred.

    1982 - The U.S. transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.

    1983 - New York Islander Mike Bossy became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons.

    1986 - The U.S. submarine Nathaniel Green ran aground in the Irish Sea.

    1987 - Steve Newman became the first man to walk around the world. The walk was 22,000 miles and took 4 years.

    1987 - U.S. President Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, "We've declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1."

    1991 - Iran released British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years.

    1991 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that jurors could not be barred from serving due to their race.

    1991 - The Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved.

    1992 - Players began the first strike in the 75-year history of the National Hockey League (NHL).

    1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton threw out the first ball preceding a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.

    1997 - David Carradine received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    1998 - A federal judge dismissed the Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against U.S. President Clinton saying that the claims fell "far short" of being worthy of a trial.

    1999 - In Zhytomyr, Ukraine, Anatoliy Onoprienko was sentenced to death for the deaths of 52 men, women and children. 43 of the killings occurred in a 6-month period.

    1999 - The Canadian territory of Nunavut was created. It was carved from the eastern part of the Northwest Territories and covered about 772,000 square miles.

    2001 - China began holding 24 crewmembers of a U.S. surveillance plane. The EP-3E U.S. Navy crew had made an emergency landing after an in-flight collision with a Chinese fighter jet. The Chinese pilot was missing and presumed dead. The U.S. crew was released on April 11, 2001.

    2001 - Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour standoff with the police at his Belgrade villa.


    God Bless our Troops
  • dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
    edited November -1
    Happy Birthday YankeeClipper! Hope you have a good one.

    Measure twice, cut once.
    Empty the clip!
  • 4wheeler4wheeler Member Posts: 3,441
    edited November -1
    Happy Birthday!

    "By the time you can make ends meet,they move the ends"
  • njretcopnjretcop Member Posts: 7,975
    edited November -1

    "It's the stuff dreams are made of Angel"NRA Certified Firearms InstructorMember: GOA, RKBA, NJSPBA, NJ area rep for the 2ndAMPD. [email protected]
  • bama55bama55 Member Posts: 6,389 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY YankeeClipper!!!!

    and many, many more.

    "Don't send flowers when I die. Send money now so I can buy more guns and ammo."
  • YankeeClipperYankeeClipper Member Posts: 669 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks Guys: My life has been in such a disaray that it is unbeleavable. I could write a soap opera.But we have strong faith in God so we are able to survive, and count our blessings. You don't have to look far to see someone who has it worse. Our Marine is still in Kuwait, that in it's self is a blessing that he isn't up north.Unless you have been there it's hard to understand.While I wish he was home I,if I could,wouldn't denigh him the opportunity. FrancF: Thanks for the history lession. I'll print that off for reference. If you are old enough to remember Tuesday Wells, she also shares an April Fools Day birth. I was named after the 1st Rueben James that was sunk Oct. 31, 1941 the 2nd Ruben James was commissioned today, the day I was born. Kind of unique. Thanks for listning while I ramble.

    Helping keep America free: One gun at a time.
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