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Updated: 2013-03-08T12:09:35Z

 



Thought for the day…

2013-03-08T12:09:35Z

Apparently when Liberals say they aren't Communists, it's the same as saying a woman standing outside a store window looking over the clothing on display, isn't shopping, because she hasn't actually stepped into the store...yet....

Apparently when Liberals say they aren't Communists, it's the same as saying a woman standing outside a store window looking over the clothing on display, isn't shopping, because she hasn't actually stepped into the store...yet.




In celebration of…Al Gore’s slide show

2011-10-09T12:20:21Z

Meet Irena Sendler (1910-2008) She was a 98 year-old Polish woman at her time of death. During World War II, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She dedicated herself to  smuggle Jewish children out. Infants were carried...

(image) Meet Irena Sendler (1910-2008)
 
She was a 98 year-old Polish woman at her time of death. During World War II, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She dedicated herself to  smuggle Jewish children out. Infants were carried in the bottom of the tool box she used and older children in a burlap sack she had in the back of her truck.
 
She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children during this time
 
She eventually was caught and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families but most had been killed. She then helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.
 
In 2007, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
 
Instead the Nobel Committee selected Al Gore…

…for presenting a slide show on Global Warming.

[Originally posted at 10knotes.]




August 9th, 2011 Links

2011-08-09T12:40:09Z

I seriously doubt Bachmann appreciates NOW demanding that she be treated differently than a man. In fact, my guess is this is an intentional, transparent attempt to make Bachmann look like hypocritical feminists that demand "equality" by demanding favoritism. The... I seriously doubt Bachmann appreciates NOW demanding that she be treated differently than a man. In fact, my guess is this is an intentional, transparent attempt to make Bachmann look like hypocritical feminists that demand "equality" by demanding favoritism. The National Organization for Women defends Bachmann against Newsweek dailycaller.com One of presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s major political opponents is defending her against what it says is blatant sexism on the part of Newsweek magazine. Europe's post-modernist "churches". They don't even have the integrity of starting their own religion, they just hi-jack Christian churches, and turn them into atheist/humanist perversions. How can a Church have an atheist clergy? www.bbc.co.uk In Holland, Protestant ministers who describe themselves as at atheists, are 'reforming' Christianity for the modern world, writes Robert Pigott. Apparently it's everybody's fault but Obama's. I don't think people are buying it, do you? Democrats seek to pin credit downgrade on tea party - Washington Times www.washingtontimes.com While continuing to cast doubt on the credibility of Standard & Poor's, several Democrats on Sunday said there is an even greater culprit in the downgrade of the nation's credit rating: the tea party. ‎"I agree with people who say the AARP, the group once known as the American Association of Retired Persons, has completely become left-wing agenda oriented," American Seniors Association President Phil Kent stated. AARP's mission: Serving seniors or selling insurance? www.wnd.com With its literature featuring the smiling faces of happy retirees, every year AARP invites millions of people over age 50 to join its ranks...but its critics contend the organization should talk less about what it claims to do for seniors and more about what it does to seniors, especially the effort... Hawaii is still claiming that to release Obama's birth certificate would be a violation of his privacy. Which means they are admitting it hasn't yet been released, and the one he's claiming is the real one is a fraud. Court tells Hawaii officials to explain birth records www.wnd.com President Barack Obama in the Oval Office April 4. California attorney Orly Taitz today secured an order from United States District Court Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi demanding representatives of the Hawaii Department of Health appear in federal [...]



The Sturmabteilung

2011-06-30T11:06:47Z

The SA (Sturmabteilung or as we know them today “Brown Shirts”) was founded in Munich by Adolph Hitler in 1921 out of various roughneck elements that had attached themselves to the fledgling Nazi movement. It drew its early membership largely...

The SA (Sturmabteilung or as we know them today “Brown Shirts”) was founded in Munich by Adolph Hitler in 1921 out of various roughneck elements that had attached themselves to the fledgling Nazi movement. It drew its early membership largely from the Freikorps (Free Corps), armed freebooter groups, made up largely of ex-soldiers, that battled leftists in the streets in the early days of the Weimar Republic. Outfitted in brown uniforms after the fashion of Mussolini’s Fascist Blackshirts in Italy, the SA men protected Party meetings, marched in Nazi rallies, and physically assaulted political opponents.

The description seems eerily similar to what are today sometimes called “Purple Shirts”—SEIU (Service Employees International Union) a union of government workers notorious for their methods of intimidation, harassment and even assault on any they deem an opponent.

In spite of their violent methods, the SEIU has been lauded, honored and their leaders appointed to high government posts by the Obama Administration.

In contrast, on this date in 1934, after using them to gain unprecedented power, Adolf Hitler, in what is called the “Night of the Long Knives,” had many leading officials of the SA summarily executed.




The Virtual 911 Memorial

2011-06-29T13:08:43Z

If you remember in 2006 I provided a blog widget for people who wanted to note the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I've revamped the coding to allow for larger bandwidth and have a new widget ready for...

If you remember in 2006 I provided a blog widget for people who wanted to note the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I've revamped the coding to allow for larger bandwidth and have a new widget ready for the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

You can see an example of the widget and get the code at http://news.elevenoclock.com/remember911.html.

There's also a Facebook App if you want to use it as well.

Please consider promoting this. The Obama Administration and the DNC are trying to downplay the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 because it become a political liability to them when people remember that there are violent radicals in the world that want to harm us.




This day in history…May 11

2011-05-11T11:15:55Z

  May 11th, 1996 It was almost 90º, and in the humidity typical of Florida, that's even worse than it normally would feel. It was May 11th, 1996 and Domingo Pacheco was racing to the airport to catch a plane,...

 

May 11th, 1996

It was almost 90º, and in the humidity typical of Florida, that's even worse than it normally would feel. It was May 11th, 1996 and Domingo Pacheco was racing to the airport to catch a plane, then he felt his tire go flat. He was on the Palmetto Expressway right at the beginning of rush hour traffic. Having a flat tire was bad enough, but in this heat, with hundreds of cars and trucks screaming by, inches away?

At least when the cars whipping past it caused a momentary breeze for him which was good since the sweat dripping from his face and hands made changing the tire even more difficult. But he knew that any one of those cars had to veer only inches to end his life before he would have even known what happened. But he really didn't have time to worry, because he was running very late. Glancing at his watch, he realized he'd already missed his flight..

Then his phone rang.

It was his mother. He answered, and she acted surprised to hear his voice. Odd. It was his phone after all. He explained that he had had a flat tire, and that's why he wasn't at the airport.

“Turn on your radio,” she said, “The plane you were going to be on just crashed in the Everglades”

That was Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 which caught fire minutes after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board.

Domingo Pacheco knows why he got a flat tire. Next time one of any of the multitude of things that annoy you so much, happens, remember that it's only sour milk until you figure out it's cheese.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28




This day in history…May 10

2011-05-10T11:26:07Z

  May 10th, 1994 Former President George H.W. Bush's office released his letter of resignation from the National Rifle Association. The letter expressed Bush's outrage over the NRA's reference to federal agents as ''jackbooted government thugs.'' Jack boots are the...

 

May 10th, 1994

Former President George H.W. Bush's office released his letter of resignation from the National Rifle Association. The letter expressed Bush's outrage over the NRA's reference to federal agents as ''jackbooted government thugs.'' Jack boots are the kind that reach above the knee, which were worn in the 17 century by soldiers and nowadays, sometimes by fishermen. Federal thugs either wear business shoes or, when needing to shoot unarmed women holding babies or burn children to death, army boots. The NRA has yet to apologize for the error.


May 10th, 2000

After classified material outlining America's nuclear weapons programs turned up missing from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a fire, set deliberately to “clear brush from the path of a wildfire”, was driven by high winds into a New Mexico canyon, forcing the evacuation of the 11,000 residents of Los Alamos as well as those working at the laboratory. Given the inability to provide adequate security during the fire, any investigation into the missing documents was fruitless. It was later learned that the Communist Chinese government, which had heavily funded Bill Clinton's campaign, had obtained enough classified US nuclear information to push them ten year ahead in their development of nuclear weapons.

Just a coincidence, I'm sure.


May 10th, 2002

A 39-day standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem ended with 13 suspected militants flown into European exile and 26 released into the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, the Israeli army had already been positioned in the Gaza strip so the 26 “freed” terrorists were soon given a “warm” welcome home.




This day in history…May 6

2011-05-06T11:49:21Z

  May 6, 1937 From the New York Times, May 7, 1937: The zeppelin Hindenburg was destroyed by fire and explosions here at 7:23 o'clock tonight with a loss of thirty-three known dead and unaccounted for out of its ninety-seven...   May 6, 1937 From the New York Times, May 7, 1937: The zeppelin Hindenburg was destroyed by fire and explosions here at 7:23 o'clock tonight with a loss of thirty-three known dead and unaccounted for out of its ninety-seven passengers and crew. Three hours after the disaster twenty-one bodies had been recovered, and twelve were still missing. The sixty-four known to be alive included twenty passengers and forty-four of the crew. Many of the survivors were burned or injured or both, and were taken to hospitals here and in near-by towns. The accident happened just as the great German dirigible was about to tie up to its mooring mast four hours after flying over New York City on the last leg of its first transatlantic voyage of the year. Until today the Hindenburg had never lost a passenger throughout the ten round trips it made across the Atlantic with 1,002 passengers in 1936. Only thirty-five of the 97 people on board at the time were killed. It's interesting to me that any of them survived. From what I can gather, the survivors jumped and were then pulled aside by people on the ground. Original film with voice over by Herb Morrison of WLS radio   May 6, 1994 In 1991 the Arkansas governor Bill Clinton had state employee Paula Jones escorted to his hotel room by a state trooper. Once she arrive the governor attempted to coerce her into sex. She refused and Clinton told her to talk to her boss, which she interpreted as a threat that she’d lose her job if she didn’t cooperate. Over the next few months Bill Clinton had the same state trooper leave veiled threats with Jones, to remind her to keep quiet. On May 6, 1994 Paula Jones filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton. He, of course, claimed she was lying and was just wanting money, and then offered her $800,000 to shut up. She turned it down and said, no, she wanted an apology instead. Well, she and her husband were audited — like a lot of people Clinton didn't like — then attacked by the MSM on everything from her looks to her accent. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright — a personal friend of Bill Clinton's, who refused to recuse herself from the case — decided Jones suffered no harm by being sexually harassed and threatened by Bill Clinton, and dismissed the case. The NOW and Feminists pretended to be looked away and examined the wallpaper. May 6, 1954 Roger Bannister breaks the four minute mile. Narration by Roger Bannister [...]



This day in history…May 5

2011-05-05T11:14:34Z

  May 5, 1924 The ACLU didn't like Tennessee's law against teaching the theory of Evolution, so they went “chumming” for someone who'd be willing to break the law for them. They put ads in some Tennessee newspapers saying they'd...   May 5, 1924 The ACLU didn't like Tennessee's law against teaching the theory of Evolution, so they went “chumming” for someone who'd be willing to break the law for them. They put ads in some Tennessee newspapers saying they'd pay the expense of any teacher willing to be their patsy (they probably used a different word). George Rappleyea, owned some mines in Dayton, Tennessee and figured the publicity would help the local economy, which would of course mean more money for him, so he called a meeting of some local business men. They talked John Scopes into volunteering as “the accused” and pretended that he'd been arrested. Scopes was a coach, not a biology teacher, but had subbed a couple of weeks for the real biology teacher. And he actually never taught Evolution, but then the truth wasn't really something the group was all that interested in. Most of the myth surrounding the Scopes Trial comes from the fictional play (which was eventually made into a movie), written by Jerome Lawrence. Jerome Lawrence was a practicing pedophile and really, really hated Christians, because more than any other group they were the biggest danger to his lifestyle of abusing young boys. Lawrence also, didn't really have much use for the truth, so what he eventually wrote barely resembled what really happened in Dayton, Tennessee during the trial. Even though twelve different scientists and theologians made statements as part of the record presented by the defense, none of them were cross-examined. (in the play the defense was allowed no expert witnesses to defend Evolution). ACLU attorney Clarence Darrow offered fossil evidence to “prove” Evolution, but as usually happens, the wild claims Evolutionists make about tiny fragments of bones eventually proves to be ... well, wild speculation. It didn't seem to impress the court, and since then quite a bit of what Darrow considered “proof” has been exposed as either hoaxes or just plain silliness on the part of Evolutionists who claimed they could tell what, long extinct (and more often than not, fictional) animal a tiny bone fragment came from. It exposed the snake-oil aspects of the religion of Evolution, and the wisdom of the Tennessee law keeping that kind of nonsense out of a class about real science. On May 5, 1924, the trial ended as Clarence Darrow, himself, asked for a guilty verdict. Remember, he was the defense attorney! But the ACLU's goal was a guilty verdict, so they could then get more publicity by appealing it. It also prevented the prosecution from cross-examining Scopes. The last thing they wanted was for Williams Jennings Bryant to be allowed to make closing arguments. After the sentence was passed, Bryant, the lawyer for the prosecution, offered to pay Scopes' fine. Nowadays, the theory of Evolution is taught as a fact in government schools, and questioning it, is not allowed. The motto of modern education seems to be: “Hey! Who told you to think?!?” “In the science, Evolution is a theory about changes; in the myth it is a fact about improvements.” — C. S. Lewis May 5, 1961 Alan Shepard officially became the first America in space. He made a 15-minute suborbital flight after his space capsule was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. But, since the Soviet Union, had already sent someone into space, it was a bit anti-climactic. Like kissing your sister. Well, the US was embarrassed because we came in second. JFK promised we'd be the first to put someone on the moon and the space program was taken more seriously after that. May 5, 1994 Michael Fay, an American, was found guilty of van[...]



This day in history…May 4

2011-05-04T11:34:36Z

  May 4, 1626 Barely holding their laughter at the gullibility of these pale-skinned travelers from across the ocean, nomadic Native Americans sell a worthless island to Dutch explorer Peter Minuit for $24 in cloth and buttons. To the Natives...

 

May 4, 1626

Barely holding their laughter at the gullibility of these pale-skinned travelers from across the ocean, nomadic Native Americans sell a worthless island to Dutch explorer Peter Minuit for $24 in cloth and buttons. To the Natives it was inconceivable that an individual could own land. It would make as much sense for us, today to sell the air above our heads. But those white people are such suckers, aren't they.

Today we call that island, New York City.


May 4, 1776

Rhode Island declares independence from England. England responded, “Rhode what?”


May 4, 1970

Angered by the expansion of the Vietnam war into Cambodia, students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, opposed to government’s use of violence to solve problems, demonstrated violently, eventually burning the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps building to the ground. The National Guard was called in and martial law was declared.

On the night of the 4th, police and guardsmen drove students into their dormitories and made 69 arrests. A National Guard jeep drove onto the Commons and an officer ordered the crowd to disperse. When students ignored the authorities, several canisters of tear gas were fired, and the students fled up a hill that borders the area and retreated into buildings.

A platoon of guardsmen chased the main body of protesters across the green and over the crest of a hill, but the students had split into into two groups, effectively surrounding the guardsmen. As the crowd became increasingly agitated, the guardsmen fired teargas, in an effort to break them up. The students responded by attempting to throw the tear gas canisters back at the guardsmen as well as any stones or pieces of loose pavement they could find.

Then to the guardsmen’s surprise a shot was heard, many fearing a sniper on one of the rooftops. The troops returned fire.

Six students were taken to the hospital for gunshot wounds, three were dead on arrival. Four died.

The students claimed they were protesting the government's use of violence to solve problems in Asia.




This day in history…May 3

2011-05-03T11:35:17Z

  May 3, 1942 “In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they...

 

May 3, 1942

“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionists. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.” — Martin Niemoller

On this day in 1942 the Nazis require Dutch Jews to begin wearing a Jewish star so they could more easily be recognized.


May 3, 1996

At the first formal review of the 1980 Geneva Convention on Inhumane Weapons, the signatories agreed to curtail the use of land mines over the next decade. The Convention was then vigorously ignored by all participants, except those from the West, since the UN conveniently forgot to include any incentives or disincentives. Treaty in Arabic means “stupid nonsense we lie about to convince westerners we won’t kill them, before we kill them.”


May 3, 2001

On this day in 2001, the United States lost its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947. Many people had been warning that the United Nations had become a pathetic joke, this merely confirmed it. Since then such notable “defenders” of human rights as Sudan, Communist China, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Eritrea have sat “proudly” on the Human Rights Commission.

In 2006, to forestall any more problems, the UN changed the name of the HRC to Human Rights Council, and kept the same human rights abusers as members. In the following years the HRC has focused mostly on criticizing Israel for its cruelty in not allowing Palestinian terrorists to murder more innocent Israeli civilians.




Today in History…May 2

2011-05-02T11:31:14Z

  May 2, 1890 The Organic Act became law, creating the Oklahoma Territory out of what was then referred to as the “Unassigned Lands” and “No Man's Land”. May 2, 1933 “In Germany they came first for the Communists, and...
 
May 2, 1890

The Organic Act became law, creating the Oklahoma Territory out of what was then referred to as the “Unassigned Lands” and “No Man's Land”.


May 2, 1933

“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionists. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.” -- Martin Niemoller

On this day in 1933, Adolph Hitler banned trade unions in Germany.


May 2, 1957

The myth of "McCarthyism" is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren't hiding under the bed during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation's ability to defend itself, while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy's name. Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis. As Whittaker Chambers said: "Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." — Ann Coulter

Patriot, American Hero and to this day, target of media scorn and lies for more than half a decade, Senator Joseph McCarthy on this day in 1957 died at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland at age 48.

More about McCarthy here (last section)


May 2, 1972

Another victim of the MSM lie machine, J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI for 48 years, died at age on this day in 1972 at age 77.

Both McCarthy and Hoover fought the Communist infiltration of the media. Both are now falsely demonized by that same media which makes the absurd claim that they've never been controlled by Communists.




This day in history…April 29

2011-04-29T11:03:37Z

  April 29, 1992 A Simi Valley jury acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the arrest of Rodney King, who had been apprehended driving drunk after racing at 80 some odd miles an hour...   April 29, 1992 A Simi Valley jury acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the arrest of Rodney King, who had been apprehended driving drunk after racing at 80 some odd miles an hour through residential neighborhoods and was forcibly subdued by police after he had attacked them. Using the jury decision as an excuse, rioting broke out in mostly Black sections of LA. In the end, 54 lives were lost and an estimated $1 billion in damage was done to various business by looters and hooligans posing as rioters. While police expected the rioting, local politicians had ordered them not to interfere. Even though Korean businesses were targeted mainly, by the rioters who supposedly were outraged by “racism” of the jury, Black businesses suffered, many closing down never to re-open. In the aftermath, rioters who were videotaped attacking white passersby, actually were found not guilty based on the outrageously false argument that they were Black, and therefore uncontrollably violent. From the Encyclopedia Britannica… HirohitoJapanese Emperor Hirohito, who was born this day in 1901 in Tokyo, ruled his country from 1926 to 1989, a reign that included both Japan's military defeat in World War II and its postwar economic triumphs.     1913: Zipper patentedSwedish Canadian Gideon Sundback received a U.S. patent this day in 1913 for the modern “hookless” zipper, which improved on the clasp locker exhibited by Whitcomb Judson at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.     1991: A tropical cyclone struck Bangladesh, killing an estimated 140,000 people and causing 10 million to lose their homes. 1945: The U.S. Seventh Army liberated tens of thousands of inmates at the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.   1936: Orchestral conductor Zubin Mehta was born in Bombay (Mumbai), India.   1916: About 10,000 British troops surrendered to Ottoman Turks at Al-Kut, Iraq, following a five-month siege during World War I. 1899: American composer, bandleader, and pianist Duke Ellington, among the most significant figures in jazz history, was born.   1429: French national heroine Joan of Arc and her troops entered the besieged city of Orléans during the Hundred Years' War. [...]



This day in history…April 28

2011-04-28T11:22:14Z

  April 28, 1967 Saying, “I ain't got no quarrel with those Vietcong,” Cassius Clay, going under the assumed name of Mohammad Ali, refused induction into army. He claimed his religious convictions made him a “consciencious objector”. Clay, who claimed...   April 28, 1967 Saying, “I ain't got no quarrel with those Vietcong,” Cassius Clay, going under the assumed name of Mohammad Ali, refused induction into army. He claimed his religious convictions made him a “consciencious objector”. Clay, who claimed to be a Moslem, was a notorious womanizer and made his living beating people up. On this day in 1967 he was stripped of his boxing title and his license to fight. When asked for the return of his Olympic medals, he claimed he'd thrown them into a river in protest of racism. The US Supreme Court in its “infinite wisdom” overturned the decision in 1971. He was also beat that year by Joe Frazier.   From Encyclopedia Britannica… Saddam Hussein, who as president of Iraq (1979–2003) angered and outraged the international community with invasions of neighbouring Iran and Kuwait and who was unseated by the United States, was born this day in 1937.   1945: Mussolini executedItalian dictator Benito Mussolini, “Il Duce,” who, after a series of military misadventures, became unpopular even among his fellow Fascists, was captured while trying to flee Italy and was executed on this day in 1945.   2004: American television network CBS broadcast photographs depicting harsh treatment of Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison in U.S.-occupied Iraq, initiating a national debate on torture and the Geneva Conventions. 1969: French leader Charles de Gaulle resigned his presidency.   1952: The Allied occupation of Japan came to an end after seven years of rapid social and economic change following the country's surrender in World War II. 1878: American actor Lionel Barrymore was born in Philadelphia.   1789: Captain William Bligh of the British ship Bounty and 18 of his men were set adrift by mutinous sailors led by the master's mate Fletcher Christian. 1758: James Monroe, who was the fifth president of the United States (1817–25) and who asserted a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy in the Monroe Doctrine, was born. 1442: King Edward IV of England was born in Rouen, France. [...]



This day in History…April 27

2011-04-27T11:18:01Z

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April 27, 1791

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(trans: Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Code was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts)

 
April 27, 1942

Striking just before 5am, a tornado that had traveled from the nearby town of Claremore struck Pryor, Oklahoma. Some Witnesses remember cattle, telephone poles, rooftops and a bakery truck and its driver carried across the sky by the tornado. The truck and driver were never found. When it was over 53 were dead and more than 400 injured. Many died in collapsing buildings and one man, hiding under a car, drowned as floodwaters washed through town. Damage to one of the city's hospitals made recovery even more difficult.

While only lasting two minutes, the tornado is on record as Oklahoma's fifth deadliest.


April 27, 1986

Ending his shift at Central Florida Teleport, a company that uplinks services to satellites, John R. MacDougall, 25, parked the dish in a position to keep rain from building up, which also left it pointing directly at Galaxy 1, the satellite HBO used. John's day job, as a satellite TV dealer was going bust because of HBO's high fees and new policy of scrambling. The temptation too much, John grabbed the character generator and sent the following message to Galaxy, overriding HBO's signal:

GOODEVENING HBO
FROM CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT
$12.95/MONTH?
NO WAY!
(SHOWTIME/MOVIE CHANNEL BEWARE)

And thus the urban hero was born.

The pirated signal began at 12:32 a.m. and lasted 4 ½ minutes.

Eventually caught by the FCC, Captain Midnight was given a $5,000 fine and one year's probation.