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Saturday, September 30, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Army Incompentence Day
International Night II (David Letterman)
Botswana Independence Day
St. Jerome’s Day (patron of students of scripture, librarians)
Feast of Soma (God of Ambrosia & Immortality; India)
Celtic tree month of Gort (Ivy) begins
Festival of Maheo (Cheyenne God of the Void)
National Mulled Cider Day
British Footfair Fair
St. Otto’s Day
Festival of Tereteth (Goddess of the Coconaut Toddy; Yap Islamd, Micronesia)
Medetrinalia (Old Roman Goddess of Medicine)
St. Gregory the Enlightener (or Illuminator; patron of Armenia)
National Mud Pack Day
Fiscal Year ends


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Robinson Crusoe
Truman Capote
William Wriggly
Ian Ogilvy
Deborah Kerr
Johnny Mathis
Freddie King
Victoria Tennant
Hans Geiger
Lewis Milestone
David Oistrakh
Frankie Lymon
Lester Maddox
Jacques Necker
Lewis Milestone
Mickey Winters (Pb 9/62)
Frederick Wacker (1830)
Crystal Bernard
Lester Maddox
James Ralph Sasser
Robin Roberts
Trey Anastasio
Angie Dickinson
George Jamison
Brentson Buckner
Johnny Podres
Chung Hee Park
Jean Perrin
Eli Weisel
Catherine Ball
Kenny Baker
Marilyn McCoo
Deborah Allen
Kate Fox (in TV show Miss Match; 1976)


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Robinson Crusoe shipwrecked
HBO began broadcasting nationwide
Football Game 1st televised
Safety pin invented
1st Annual fair held (UK)
Cheers debuted (1982)
Battle of Yorktown (American War of Independence)
1st Execution in US (1630)
James Dean killed in car crash (1955)
Mozart’s Magic Flute premieres (1791)
1st Right to Die law enacted (California)
Flinstones debuted (1960)
Boulder Dam opened (1935)
Rifleman debuted (1958)
Vulgate Bible finished
Rayon patented
FDR announced the New Deal (1933)
James Dean died in car crash (1955)
French troops took Speyer in the Rhineland (1792)
Mao-Tse Tung became of Chairman of People’s Republic of China 1949)
College Football game 1st televised (1939)
1st Tooth pulled with anesthesia (1846)
Water Power 1st used to generate electricity (Wisconsin; 1882)
Machine for Sticking Pins in Paper patented
Jack the Ripper killed his 3rd and 4th victims (1888)
British troops shot dead 2 joy-riding teenagers in Belfast (1990)
Exile’s Kiss You All Over reached No. 1 (1978)
Stravinsky’s Les Noces premiered
Bull Tales, by G.B. Trudeau 1st appeared in Yale Daily (1968)
USS Columbia set sail on 1st American circumnavigation of the earth (1787)
Brigham Young ordered his followers to give up of their horses and wagons and push handcarts, causing many to die (1855)
Munich Conference agreed to abandon Czecholsovakia to Nazi Germany in exchange for Germany’s false promise not to seek more territory (1938)
Zum Stiefel brewery opened (Germany; 1990)
Weyerbacher Brewing opened (Pennsylvania; 1995)
Upstream Brewing opened (Nebraska; 1996)
Olde Wyndham Brewery opened (Connecticut; 1997)

Friday, September 29, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

All Angels Day
Michaelmas (Feast of St. Michael; traditional start of Bavarian brewing season)
Festival of Tezcatzoncti (Chief Aztez God of Intoxication)
Leif Erickson Day
St. Michael’s Day (patron of bankers, the Basques, Brussels, Germany, grocers, Papua New Guinea, radiologists, paratroopers, policemen)
Goose Day (Germany)
Payment of Quit Rent by London Royal Courts of Justice
National Mocha Day
Festival of Tezcatzonctl (Chief God of Intoxication; Mexico)
Xenophobe Understanding Day
Sts. Gabriel and Raphael’s Day
Celtic tree month of Muin ends
Gwynn ap Nudd (Celtic Lord of Underworld)
Poisoned Blackberries Day
Constitution Day (Brunei)
International Whistle Off


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Miguel de Cervantes
Horatio Nelson
Erika Eleniak (Pb 7/89)
Edward Everett Horton
Francois Boucher
George Hitchcock
Jerry Lee Lewis
Hans Geiger
Michelangelo Antonioni
Lech Walsea
Honor Orlando Gibbons
Emily Lloyd
Miguel Unamuno
Greer Garson
Stanley Kramer
Madeline Kahn
Jayne Meadows
Trevor Howard
Bryant Gumbel
Enrico Fermi
Bill Nelson
Jean-Luc Ponty
Gene Autry
Hersey Hawkins
John MacBeth Paxson
Larry Linville
Julie Peterson (Pb 2/87)
Anita Ekberg
Sebastian Coe
Bum Phillips
Ken Norton
Steve Busby
Lisbeth Scott
Fabien Sevitzky
John Tower
Wendy White
Caroline A. Yale
Quick Draw McGraw


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Rocky & His Friends debuts (1959)
Scotland Yard established (1829)
Congress establishes US Army (1789)
1st Night football game played
Love American Style debuted
Tylenol bottle tampering deaths began (1982)
My Three Sons debuted
Colored money 1st proposed in US
Make Room for Daddy debuted (1953)
Greeks routed Persian fleet in Straits of Salamis (480 BCE)
1st telephone answering machine tested by Bell Telephone (1950)
Construction of 1st US Paper Mill began (1690)
Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy reached No. 1 (1984)
Italy declared war on Ottoman Empire (1911)
George Bernard Shaw turned down a peerage (1930)
Muich Conference began (1938)
Nazi death squad killed 30,000 jews in 1 day in Kiev (1941)
Ulster, Ireland, Protestants vowed to fight home rule (1913)
Shuttle Discovery renewed manned US space flights (1988)
Mr. Ed steps up to the plate to take a pitch from Sandy Koufax (on Mr. Ed; 1963)
John Poindexter resigned from US Navy over Iran-Contra scandal (1987)
Border Pact signed recognizing English claims to Long Island coastline (1650)
Space Shuttle Discovery launched, 1st shuttle to go up after Challenger disaster (1988)
US Army Colonel Billy Mitchell proposed the creation of the US Air Force, for which he was court-martialed (1925)
Gin Act passed, which was designed to get people to switch from gin to beer (England; 1736)
Rhapsody in Beer film premiered (1933)
August A. Busch Jr. died (1989)
Mountain Sun opened (Colorado; 1993)
Back Alley Brewing opened (Colorado; 1995)
Bad Frog Brewery opened (Michigan; 1995)
Hudson Brewing opened (New Jersey; 1996)

Thursday, September 28, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Ask A Stupid Question Day
Bird Day
St. Wenceslaus’ Day (patron of brewers, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, sheep)
Francis Willard Day (Minnesota)
Teacher’s Day (China)
Runic half-month of Gyfu (gift) begins
St. Vaclav’s Day (patron of Czechoslovakia)
Feast of Khepera (Egyptian Beetle God)
Cabrillo Day (California)
National Hunting & Fishing Day
St. Exuperius’ Day
Festival of Wawatsari (God of Deer Peyote; Huichol, Mexico)
Confucius Day (Old China)
Fiesta of San Miguel (Mexico)
Thailand Independence Day
National Strawberry Cream Pie Day
Referendum Day (Guinea)
Drink As Much Beer As Possible Day
Tales of Kelp-Koli’s Second Visit begin (Fairy)
St. Bernardino of Feltre (patron of bankers, pawnbrokers)


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Michelangelo Buanarroti
Bridgette Bardot
Janeane Garafalo
Ed Sullivan
George de Forest Brush
Marcello Mastriantonio
Bridget Bardot
John Sayles
Freidrich Engels
Johann Mattheson
Georges Clemenceau
Al Capp
Gregg Smith
Peter Finch
Carre Otis
Wilbur “Lefty” Good
Sylvia Kristel
Frances Willard
Ben E. King
Propser Merimee
William Windom
Pietro Badoglio
Kate Wiggins
Seymour Cray
Francis Turner Palgrave
Johnny Dawkins
Herman McNeile
Steve Largent
Glen “Turk” Edwards
Koko Taylor
Jack Fourier
Henri Moissan
Charley Taylor
Madeleine Kunin
“Gentleman John” Jackson
David Salle
Tuli Kupferberg
Arnold Stang
Florent Smith
Max Schmeling
Jerry Clower


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

1st Airport opened
Battle of Marathon ended
1st Musical Comedy on TV
California discovered (1542)
US Navy abolished flogging (1850)
Black Sox 8 indicted (1920)
Frodo wounded at Weathertop (Hobbit)
Hazel debuted
King Crimson disbanded
Dr. Kildare debuted (1961)
San Diego Bay discovered (1542)
Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray 1st shown (1962)
Andy Kim’s Rock Me Gently reached No. 1 (1974)
Queen Isabella ousted from Spain by rebel generals (1868)
Ted Williams hit a home run in his last at bat (1960)
Communist First International formed (London, UK; 18640
Pope John Paul I died after only 34 days as pope (1978)
Ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea (900 died; 1994)
Roman general Pompey murdered by King Ptolemy in Egypt (44 BCE)
William the Conqueror & his Norman invaders landed in England (1066)
Frank “Whispering Jack” Carter made head of Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad, Robbery Division
Hitler and Mussolini falsely promised peace in a dual speech in Berlin (1937)
Joseph Galloway of Pennsylvania proposed a plan for America to be granted “dominion” status since, he argued, that the colonies hated the idea of being independent communities, which proposal was defeated by only 1 vote, and later expunged from the Continental Congress minutes (1774)
Sarasota Brewing opened (Florida; 1989)
Routh Street Brewing opened (Texas; 1995)
Steamworks Brewing opened (Colorado; 1996)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Ancestor Appreciation Day
Festival of Namakungwe (The Originator; Zambia)
Dragonfight Day
Festival of Varuni (Goddess of Wine; India)
Crush A Can Day
El Salvador Independence Day
Gold Star Mother’s Day
St. Elzear’s Day (patron of Christian gentlemen)
Cosme e Damiao (Brazil)
National Chocolate Milk Day
Feast of the Finding of the True Cross
St. Vincent De Paul’s Day (patron of Madagascar, hospital workers, prisoners)
London Bridge Days begin (Arizona)
Thanksgiving Day for Disappearance of Kelp-Koli Again (Fairy)
Runic half-month of Ken ends
St. Frumentius’ Day

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