This Day in History

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  1. May 20, 2017 #1

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    1506

    Christopher Columbus died in Spain.
    1861

    North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.
    1927

    Charles Lindbergh began the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis.
    1932

    Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
    1961

    A mob attacked a busload of "freedom riders" in Montgomery, Ala., setting the bus on fire.
    1978

    Mavis Hutchinson, 53, became the first woman to run across America. The 3,000-mile trek took her 69 days. She ran an average of 45 miles each day.
    1996

    In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court rejected a Colorado measure banning laws that protect homosexuals from discrimination.



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    2002...............................East Timor became the what was then the world's newest nation



    East Timor is located in the eastern part of Timor, an island in the Indonesian archipelago that lies between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. East Timor includes the enclave of Oecussi, which is located within West Timor (Indonesia). After Indonesia, East Timor's closest neighbor is Australia, 400 mi to the south. It is semiarid and mountainous.



    Timor was first colonized by the Portuguese in 1520. The Dutch, who claimed many of the surrounding islands, took control of the western portion of the island in 1613. Portugal and the Netherlands fought over the island until an 1860 treaty divided Timor, granting Portugal the eastern half of the island as well as the western enclave of Oecussi (the first Portuguese settlement on the island). Australia and Japan fought each other on the island during World War II; nearly 50,000 East Timorese died during the subsequent Japanese occupation.

    In 1949, the Netherlands gave up its colonies in the Dutch East Indies, including West Timor, and the nation of Indonesia was born. East Timor remained under Portuguese control until 1975, when the Portuguese abruptly pulled out after 455 years of colonization. The sudden Portuguese withdrawal left the island vulnerable. On July 16, 1976, nine days after the Democratic Republic of East Timor was declared an independent nation, Indonesia invaded and annexed it. Although no country except Australia officially recognized the annexation, Indonesia's invasion was sanctioned by the United States and other western countries, who had cultivated Indonesia as a trading partner and cold-war ally (Fretilin, the East Timorese political party spearheading independence, was Marxist at the time).
     
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  2. May 21, 2017 #2

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    This is cool. Holy cow, the woman ran 45 miles per day? Wow!
     
  3. May 21, 2017 #3

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    I wonder if she knew Forest Gump?
     
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  4. May 21, 2017 #4

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    Will be Posting this day every day . Let's see if people like it .
     
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  5. May 21, 2017 #5

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    This day in history.

    .....Highup read Nick's first "this day in history"
     
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  6. May 21, 2017 #6

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    Born in
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    Died on
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    Reverend Edward Martin Waller

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    Adeline Locket Waller

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    Regarded as one of the greatest pianists in the history of jazz music, Fats Waller was a singer, musician and entertainer of exceptional forte. His amazingly light and flexible touch belies his physical simplicity. Waller initiated the use of pipe organ and Hammond organ in Jazz. Calling the pipe organ as the ‘god box’, he created a world of joy for the music lovers. That is one of the reasons why he is hailed as a genius even years after his death. As an improviser and composer, there were very rare occasions when his invention flagged, adding paradoxically winsome songs like "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin”, "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now", "Blue Turning Grey Over You" and the extraordinary "Jitterbug Waltz" to the jazz inventory. However, in spite of his exuberance and talent, he is best remembered for his comic personality. Explore more on this musician’s life in this biography below.

    Fats Waller was married to Edith Hatchet whom he divorced in 1924. They had a son named Thomas. Then, he married Anita Rutherford with whom he had two kids, called Maurice and Ronald.

    In the year 1943, he starred in the film ‘Stormy Weather’. In December, in the same year, while playing the Zanzibar room in Hollywood, he suffered a bout of influenza. This forced him to cut all his engagements in order to return home. His health suffered badly due to excessive drinking, over work and obesity and influenza added to the complications. On December 15, 1943, while travelling in a train back to New York, Thomas Fats Waller passed away near Kansas City, at the age of 39 of pneumonia.

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    .......drink green beer and try to blend with the crowd?
     
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    I always told people they weren't allowed to pinch me on St Patrick's day even if I wasn't wearing green because my eyes are green. :p
    I also told them if they tried to pinch me I'd break their fingers. Nobody pinched me.
     
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    I'm at least part Irish so I kissed the Blarney Stone this morning but it woke her up and she didn't like it.

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    ...took us another 27 years. You guys are pretty brave to take such a leap.
     
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