Thursday, September 30, 2010
This says so much about the administration and their actions and fairly much everything.
Yes, by the way, that really is the Barry Hussein Obama.
Rush was right, he is indeed Barack the Magic Negroe:
Of course it could be wrong. This is merely an interwebstubesenroots rumor.
It wouldn't surprise me what with the languid and dreamy death in the subject's eyes, however.
Alfred, is this really you?
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
We recently stopped paying a tax for the Spanish American war.
War is horrendous and stupefyingly expensive, it breaks nations and empires.
I do like what Colin Powell said about the Americans fighting and dying overseas and asking for only enough land to bury our dead.
I have my grandfathers bayonet from WWI but never met him. As it worked out we'll never know of his experiences "over there". One of his relatives was visiting Boston from Halifax when they found out that they had no family to return to after the Halifax explosion.
I did meet and was fond of a man who sang with Irving Berlin, who has since passed as well.
It seems beyond my ken what folks experienced in those short time frames. If you were born in 1900 you saw the first world war ravage civilization in your late teens, and it did not end. You were a parent watching your children off to a greater conflagration in your early forties.
I read Steven Ambrose's book about the trans-continental railroad. In it he mentions an individual who was old enough to be a coal tender on the engine at the Utah golden spike ceremony in 1869. He lived to see movie tone news footage of the air war over Europe. Now that is a witness to change.
The same human nature, geared up and intensified almost beyond belief.
It is nice to know WWI is coming to an end, I will buy a poppy and think too much.
I will link info in a short bit, though all the info is easily found out there.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I also have very much enjoyed Claire Berlinski's articles and thoughts where I have been fortunate enough to see them or hear them. I jotted her name down and have intended to pick up her first book though I have not as of yet.
That having been said, I look forward to watching this:
That was somewhere around 1983? Can I look that up somehow? Just looked and "early 1980s is the most precise.
I was an instant fan, he wiped up the floor with whatever pathetic sap had the untenable opposition.
So now, again, the Paycheck Fairness Act?
Just read the list of players, ugh.
I have been saying for quite some time that in the circles I witness the women are doing better than the men.
At any rate this act is horrendous. Read it and form your own conclusions.
I condemn all of our political and media class, wholeheartedly, as is well known.
Essentially the writer believes that "Tea-Partiers" fetishize the Constitution to a degree which is incompatible with modern realities and that they have their histories and contemporary pragmatisms completely in error.
The comments are amusing.
I did like this one.
The author of the article is clearly too self-worshiping to feel uncomfortable at the witness of his own febrile reasoning and public beclowning.
Time and Newsweek were horrendous in the 1980s, absolutely awful. I tried to cancel my parents subscription with a letter, was complimented on my writing but the folks vetoed the cancellation. I continued to read with morbid fascination. They declined and degraded and...it's almost indescribable how awful they are now. Time and Newsweek, understand. You must actually pick up an issue, any recent will do, and show someone. They won't believe how bad they are. Let me take a moment to once again shake my head in consideration of that ass Mr. Meacham.
Anyhow, let me add one more crapper to the list--yes, Time magazine.
via Atlas Shrugs, which reminds me to go look at how bad LGF has become. Not going to hypertext to that sad lost soul, wow, he also boggles the mind.
Mohamed was a vile disgusting individual. Here is a post with a video of an actual stoning, if it were committed by any group other than muslims the media and the female advocates would be screaming from the rooftops. Do they hold their tongues because they hate the West so much, because they hate and think the muslims incapable of humanity, or because on some level they hate themselves?
Even more gruesome and heart wrenching, even more chilling is this letter from an encounter...well, brace yourself and read it all, please.
Where is the outrage on the left and in the media. Where is the relentless flight of lawyers and journalists and condemnations from jackasses like Barak...oh...never mind.
They are too busy condemning the number of ice creams available to prisoners in Gitmo and condemning the tolerant West.
God Damn the fourth estate, the left and the U.N.
One apparently goes by the moniker of Columbus, and the other the name Mendel.
They are cute, and I plan on taking photos tomorrow.
Very young, I believe they met the air in July.
What the heck is better than a puppy? Two?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Would be surprised if this individual were still alive or had not killed by now.
Try watching the whole thing
that via SDA who also links to one of the better dancing birds out there
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Confusingly, perhaps...at any rate she owes nothing to anyone and may pull Obama's ears and generally smack him around as she deems fit.
Two parts, though it is clear much is edited. I would love to see the entire uncut time frame.
Anyone who agrees to an interview without setting up some simple camera to record it for their own records as well is a fool in this day and age. That's probably a tea party rule.
Zeituni's clips via DC TRawler:
I have had some suggestions on the dimensions of the videos, they don't appear to be helping. I recommend clicking and watching them on the youtube format...here, and here, they are compelling pieces, however, and I am surprised, stunned at the very least, that the fourth estate opened an eye at all! Good times!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Here is a fine site for films:
Where the url is reasonably workable I have taken to posting it and hyperlinking it.
I have noticed a couple of words in the archives which are hyperlinked with no clue as to where to pursue the information when said link is dead. This may look awkward but may help someone digging in the future, so I lean toward helping the info digger. You may have noticed it recently and you shall see more anon.
Friday, September 17, 2010
I am rooting for him and I think that I will give him a call this afternoon on his spanky new cell phone device.
I understand you merely keep this device charged up with that new fangled electricity juice and then, if you must and need to, you can use it to communicate with a much wider world than the one which is apparent to the naked eye as you peruse your immediate environment.
I say that seems a little far fetched, no pun intended, and I will put this claim to the test, perhaps this very afternoon.
Check back for results!
A Fine Mess: Scientifically Founded and Tested Reason...Honest American Conclusions!!!
That's why the world attributes us such a hard won and jealously guarded reputation!!!
Carry on and God Bless this nation and all of it's recent losses and their kin!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I have never seen the full size Weber Simpson anniversary edition up for auction, though I check on a regular basis.
The small ones are around, but this gentleman has another 3 days left and for such a unique piece I am surprized there is not a heck of a lot more attention already.
Early yet, I suppose.
Mine is in the box, never opened.
Then I waited.
I finally apprehended the mole, he had been operating right amongst my most personal matters, he had access to everything.
I gave him a thorough sounding with the old school sticky pad treatment.
I wasn't sure he would make it, but I managed to get my information and I can say to you that he has nothing good to tell his blokes back at home base.
I never knew they were so stretchy, those informants, or, if you must "moles".
I have mentioned D'souza before and do believe he was wrongly set upon by his own pack out of the most childish of motives: fear of appearing uncool.
He was right that Western laciviousness is a motivating factor to the Islamic insanity and we won't countenance it in the least.
Your daughter has tattoos and piercings and is wearing a thong while she cheats on her 40th boyfriend? Never question the sexual revolution.
Read material from the Koran and Hadith which would have you kill her?
That's O.k. for you exotic muslims.
Want to burn the books which advocate killing the whores?
Now you have to go...
The sad mind of the Dhimmis.
Anyway his examination of Obama is also compelling, I think that Dinesh deserves an apology from his own camp, I only hope he maintains his own compass with strength and vigor as he moves through these times, he is an asset to us all.
He concludes his piece in Forbes quite well:
"Colonialism today is a dead issue. No one cares about it except the man in the White House. He is the last anticolonial. Emerging market economies such as China, India, Chile and Indonesia have solved the problem of backwardness; they are exploiting their labor advantage and growing much faster than the U.S. If America is going to remain on top, we have to compete in an increasingly tough environment.
But instead of readying us for the challenge, our President is trapped in his father's time machine. Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father's dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost."
Who can guess what spec on the new D7000 has me beyond all others. Sure, it has incredible upgrades in all areas and looks like a fantastic device, but I don't have the financial wherewithal to justify anything right now. However there is one aspect of that spec sheet which, almost, on a limited basis, justify the investment, for me that is...or so I can tell myself for a minute or two before reality sets in.
The clincher for my drool is buried in this write up.
Anyhow Maggies Farm was and is very well informed and kind enough to remind us all of the delightful waterfowl festival. If you don't have Maggie's Farm bookmarked you are a IdiotDummy and big and fat! All five of those things you are!!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I notice a quote by a commenter over at Volkh and a fine quote indeed.
What is so painful to me, and so alien to those with lives too busy and rich to notice, is the insanity of liberals and those in the Legal teaching sphere, which is to nearly repeat myself.
When I tell people that it is not just considered valid but considered a timely and important discussion in the Law Prof world, to consider weather humans have ANY rights at all, at the same time trying to hash out what rights animals have...Well, we are in trouble. Deep trouble.
To read these jerks suggesting that somehow our government is so complicated and technical, even compare it to a skyscraper, is just discouraging with a chaser of I want to see their teeth knocked out.
Here is the quote, who's side are you on, Madison, or a bunch of Legal Douche's who fluttered and swooned in the cult of Obama?:
It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Mr. Whittle is an admirable fellow, and you will be well rewarded to watch.
You may find you are not alone in your flailing frustrations.
You may find that there is success awaiting at the other end of our obligations to finally and thoroughly take our vile politicians to task.
He says it better than I am, go look:
This was evident manifestly in the actions of the islamic (I will be petty and not capitalize the cult's title) community during the last week's hullabaloo.
I own a very nice leather bound, silk end papered koran.
I also have been practicing setting a fire without a lighter or a match.
What I burn or draw is my business, Muslims need to stop imposing their religion on the Western world, they wish to enslave us, and we have far too many dhimmis to help them.
Here are some falsehoods involving our Founding Father's clarity, via Powerline:
Here is a very articulate piece by Andrew Klavan via Maggie's Farm
Monday, September 13, 2010
Heartbreaking, but you are out of your pain now.
I will put up a couple of photos of the little feller for any who remember him or have heard me mention him.
Sorry Tuck, and Rest In Peace li'l fella...
Uh oh, the other was from that savage religion we refer to as Islam.
A very clear test regarding the state of the two religious cultures, as Stop the ACLU points out, and, by the way, where were the ACLU when pressure was brought to bear on free speech in Florida?
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I have two very close friends (actually family) who are furballs and they have both been quite ill. The tall one has been feeling awful this week. The wee one has a situation that requires a lot of attention and this has been transpiring for some time with the caring attention of his great grandma, grandma and hard studying mom and sundry characters who donate love and attention. Hopefully for a long time this will continue, if all goes well.
Here is a prayer and a shout out to two of the fantastic furred friends whom I love.
He's got it all that kook. Humor, balance (when he is not stumbling or wobbling but he has been raised in an Irish influenced household so it is likely mimicry), ingenuity, confidence, and a near perfect ability to blend in with his environment. So long as said environment is indoors, dry and resembles laundry or an ample down comforter. God Bless lad!
Poor Abby tugged at my heartstrings today. More than nauseous and still rallying to say hello to me in her exuberant fashion of boundless energy and waggling stick-to-it-iveness, even if for today that was a masque:
I love them both dearly and if you have a moment of good will say a poochie prayer for the angels.
Take, also, a moment to thoroughly contemplate the wonders of your friends, furred and otherwise.
Poor Abbs, she was being such a trooper I want to give her a huge hug, vommity breath and all!
They can't be all bad, those critters, if they seem to enjoy giving me a kiss. Me, more foul than their very own exits I must ASSume.
God Bless Tuck and Abby.
And Klara and Quinn and Reilly and Bubba and Lilo and Stitch and Tiger and Mittens and, Jimmy (nope, not another pet but the Irish accountant) throw me some of your pet's sobriquets! It occurs to me I don't know your pet's names.
Adam knows I am fairly poor with names but I did spell Klara correctly! I will do a pet montage soon.
Rocksy, Shivers, Max, and, well, I am still trying to work the dang hard drive keep loving and appreciating your furry companions both living and romping the meadows beyond, if you know whats good for you...
The Obama administration approved the sale of the American-made rifles last year. But it reversed course and banned the sale in March – a decision that went largely unnoticed at the time but that is now sparking opposition from gun rights advocates.
“The transfer of such a large number of weapons — 87,310 M1 Garands and 770,160 M1 Carbines — could potentially be exploited by individuals seeking firearms for illicit purposes,” the spokesman told FoxNews.com.
Others will comment far more eloquently than myself. I will, however, suggest that Obama is a panzy, and that tyrants tend to be overwrought panzies. I would not be surprised to see him attempt to quarter his civilian force which he suggested should rival the military in size and strength amongst us without our consent and while searching for our weapons.
No, I am not kidding.
The MSM will shove his vile "comprehensive immigration reform" down our throats.
Liberals are turds on a hot day.
"...potentially be exploited by individuals seeking firearms for illicit purposes..."
Purposes as illicit as maintaining a healthy regard from our metastasizing government.
I will own one, CMP or otherwise, and if the GOP has any set or fortitude this will not be the end of these weapons. Weapons we loaned, not gave.
Obama and his administration are sissies and that tends to end badly for all when they are handed a badge.
See police forces...and, no, I don't need to apologize to all of the fine officers out there, because the patriots and decent among them agree.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I hope it is fantastic and filled with wonderful moments.
Laura, I honestly cannot recall how old you are other than "timeless" and younger than myself. So let's simply run down a wee bit of month and date history:
|1981||Katie Teft, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, gymnast 1996 Olympics|
|1980||Ashley Witmer, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 1997|
|1974||Jason Lawson, NBA center, Orlando Magic|
|1974||Karina Wieland, Australian rower 1996 Olympics|
|1973||Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer 1996 Olympics|
|1972||James Willis, NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles|
|1972||Katarina Studenikova, Bratislava Slovak Rep, tennis star|
|1971||Rich Aurilia, born in Brooklyn, New York, infielder for the San Francisco Giants|
|1971||Shauna Sand, born in San Diego, California, actress, Renegade|
|1971||Tommy Maddox, NFL quarterback for the New York Giants|
|1969||Mark Brettschneider, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, actor, Jason-One Life to Live|
|1969||Russell Freeman, NFL tackle for the Oakland Raiders|
|1969||Shani Waugh, born in Bunbury, Australia, LPGA golfer, Australia sub-jr champ-1986, 87|
|1968||Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player, Dordrecht '90|
|1966||Salma Hayek, born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, actress, Mexican national, most prominent Mexican figure in Hollywood, fights discrimination against immigrants|
|1965||Doug Linton, born in Santa Ana California, pitcher for the Kansas City Royals|
|1965||Lennox Lewis, born in West Ham, England, professional boxer, won World heavyweight championship three times, 1988 Olympic Games gold medalist|
|1964||Keanu Reeves, Beirut, actor, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed|
|1963||Sam Mitchell, NBA forward, Minnesota Timberwolves|
|1961||Jeff Russell, Cincinnatti, Ohio, pitcher for the Texas Rangers|
|1960||Eric Dickerson, Texas, NFL halfback, Los Angeles Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984|
|1960||Rex Hudler, born in Tempe, Arizona, outfielder, New York Yankees, California Angels|
|1959||Esther Oosterbeek, Dutch singer, Dolly Dots|
|1958||Marlene Janssen, born in Rock Island, Illinois, playmate, Nov, 1982|
|1957||Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist, Toto-Roseanna, Africa|
|1955||Linda Purl, born in Greenwich, Connecticut, actress, Gloria-Happy Days, Matlock|
|1953||Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz, Germany, astronaut|
|1953||John Zorn, American Composer|
|1952||Earl Pomeroy, born in Valley City, North Dakota, Representative-D-North Dakota 1993 -|
|1952||Jimmy Connors, U.S. Open-78, 82, 83 Wimbledon-74, 82|
|1951||Mark Harmon, born in Burbank, California, actor, Dr. Caldwell-St. Elsewhere|
|1951||Michael Gray, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Ronnie-Brian Keith Show|
|1951||Jim DeMint, born in Greenville, South Carolina, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from South Carolina, representative, 4th congressional district 1999 - 2005|
|1949||Albert West, Dutch singer, Dumb Willie|
|1948||Nate Archibald, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, NBA guard|
|1948||Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, teacher/astronaut, STS-25|
|1948||Terry Bradshaw, NFL quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers/announcer, CBS, FOX|
|1948||Christa McAuliffe, American Astronaut|
|1946||Luis Avalos, Havana Cuba, actor, Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives|
|1946||Marty Grebb, Chicago, rocker, Buckinghams|
|1944||Claude Nicollier, born in Vevey, Switzerland, astronaut, STS-61-K, 46, 61, 75|
|1943||Glenn Sather, NHL coach, Edmonton Oiler|
|1943||Joe Simon, U.S. singer, Power of Love|
|1943||Rosalind Ashford, Detroit, rock vocalist, Martha Reeve and Vandellas|
|1941||Tommy Aycock, Edinburg, Texas, PGA golfer, 1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th|
|1940||Beverly Sanders, born in Hollywood, California, actress, Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey|
|1940||Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, Louisiana, rock vocalist, Just a Dream|
|1939||Robert Lee Dickey, U.S. singer, I'm your puppet|
|1939||Sam Gooden, Chattanooga Tennessee, rock vocalist, Impressions-Gypsy Woman|
|1938||Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster|
|1937||Peter Ueberroth, organized LA Olympics, 1984, baseball commissioner|
|1936||David Leonard Blake, composer|
|1936||Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted|
|1936||Andy Grove, Hungarian Businessman|
|1935||Jim Moody, born in Richlands, Virginia, Representative-D-Wisconsin 1983 - 1993|
|1933||Mathieu Kerekou, Statesman|
|1931||Alan K. Simpson, born in Denver, Colorado, Senator-R-Wyoming 1979 - 1997, minority whip|
|1931||Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host|
|1930||Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer|
|1928||Miloslav Istvan, composer|
|1928||Peter Mansfield, writer|
|1927||Francis Matthews, British actor, On the Bowery, Paul Temple|
|1927||Leonard Katzman, TV producer|
|1927||Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austria, downhill skier 1952 Olympics gold|
|1927||Tzvi Avni, born in Saarbrucken, Germany, composer, Israeli emigrated to Palestine, student of Paul Ben-Haim, founded electronic studio at the Jerusalem Academy of Music|
|1925||Ronnie Stevens, born in London, England, actor, Rodney-Dick and Duchess|
|1919||Gideon William Waldrop, composer|
|1919||Marge Champion, born in Los Angeles, California, dancer, Marge and Gower Champion Show|
|1918||Allen Drury, author, Advise and Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize|
|1918||Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist|
|1918||Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell|
|1917||Cleveland Amory, Nahant Massachusetts, conservationist/TV reviewer, TV Guide|
|1917||Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist, developed bossa nova|
|1916||Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, winner of more than 141 U.S. tennis titles|
|1916||Penny Santon, Greenwich Village, New York, actress, Roll Out, Matt Houston|
|1915||Dai-Keong Lee, composer|
|1915||Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer|
|1914||Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist|
|1914||Tom Glazer, American Musician|
|1913||Bill Shankly, Scottish Athlete|
|1912||Johan Daisne, Herman Thiery, Belgian writer, magic realism|
|1911||Eileen Way, actress, Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin|
|1911||Rene Amengual, composer|
|1910||Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher|
|1908||Barbara Jo Allen, New York City, actress, Ice Capades Revue, Rosie the Riveter|
|1905||Bernard C J Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposophist?, founder Free College|
|1904||Set Svanholm, Vasteras Sweden, tenor, London Convent Garden 1948-57|
|1904||Vera Vague, Barbara Jo Allen, New York City, actress, Follow the Leader|
|1894||Joseph Roth, Austria, journalist and writer, Hotel Savoy|
|1892||Felix Wolfes, composer|
|1887||Willem De Merode, protestant poet|
|1884||Frank Laubach, born in Benton, Pennsylvania, educator, taught reading through phonetics|
|1878||Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr|
|1877||Frederick Soddy, English Scientist|
|1870||Marie Ault, Wigan England|
|1869||Delfien Vanhaute, Eckart, Flem pastor/poet, Parsifal, Ark of Noe|
|1866||Hiram Johnson, Gov-Progressive-Cal|
|1856||Yang Hsiu-ch'ing, commander in chief of Taiping Rebellion|
|1853||Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist, Nobel 1909|
|1850||Albert Spaulding, baseball player/founded Spaulding sports company|
|1850||Eugene Field, author/journalist, Little Boy Blue|
|1847||George Robert Sims, English Journalist|
|1839||Henry George, land reformer/writer, Progress and Poverty|
|1838||Liliuokalani, last queen of Hawaii, 1891 - 1893|
|1837||James Harrison Wilson, Major General Union volunteers|
|1814||Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian|
|1798||Thomas Holliday Hicks, Union Gov|
|1778||Leopold FJJJ van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician|
|1778||Louis Bonaparte, French Royalty|
|1763||Caroline von Schelling, Michaelis, German author|
|1750||Pehr Frigel, composer|
|1731||Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright, Olint und Sophronia|
|1716||Johann Trier, composer|
|1705||Abraham Tucker, British Philosopher|
|1675||William Somerville, English Poet|
|1661||Georg Bohm, German organist/composer|
And more from Wikipedea, God Bless and Happy Birthday Laura, I will find more!!
- 44 BC – Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
- 44 BC – The first of Cicero’s Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.
- 31 BC – Final War of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium – off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
- 1649 – The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
- 1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul's Cathedral.
- 1752 – Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe.
- 1789 – The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
- 1792 – During what became known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic Church bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
- 1807 – The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
- 1833 – Oberlin College is founded by John Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart.
- 1856 – Tianjing Incident in Nanjing, China.
- 1859 – A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
- 1862 – American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
- 1864 – American Civil War: Union forces enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders flee the city.
- 1867 – Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji of Japan, marries Masako Ichijō. The Empress consort is thereafter known as Lady Haruko. Since her death in 1914, she is called by the posthumous name Empress Shōken.
- 1870 – Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan – Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner.
- 1885 – Rock Springs massacre: In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who are struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.
- 1898 – Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
- 1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.
- 1925 – The U.S. Zeppelin the USS Shenandoah crashes, killing 14.
- 1935 – Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: a large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
- 1939 – World War II: Following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany.
- 1945 – World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
- 1945 – Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
- 1946 – Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President.
- 1957 – President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
- 1958 – United States Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew members are killed.
- 1960 – The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
- 1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
- 1967 – The Principality of Sealand is established, ruled by Prince Paddy Roy Bates.
- 1970 – NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.
- 1990 – Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
- 1991 – The United States recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
- 1992 – An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people
- 1996 – A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.
- 1998 – Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
- 1998 – The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.
- 1661 – Georg Böhm, German organist (d. 1733)
- 1675 – William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
- 1753 – Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
- 1778 – Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
- 1805 – Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
- 1810 – William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
- 1830 – William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
- 1838 – Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Queen of Hawaii (d. 1917)
- 1839 – Henry George, American economist (d. 1897)
- 1847 – Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)
- 1850 – Albert Spalding, baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (d. 1915)
- 1850 – Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (d. 1919)
- 1852 – Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
- 1853 – Wilhelm Ostwald, Baltic German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1932)
- 1854 – Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
- 1857 – Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
- 1862 – Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
- 1866 – Charles Vintcent, South African cricketer (d. 1943)
- 1877 – Frederick Soddy, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1956)
- 1878 – Ion Dragoumis, Greek diplomat, writer and revolutionary (d. 1920)
- 1878 – Werner von Blomberg, German field marshal (d. 1946)
- 1879 – An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Ito Hirobumi (d. 1910)
- 1883 – Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, "The Red Archduchess" (d. 1963)
- 1884 – Dr. Frank C. Laubach, Christian missionary (d. 1970)
- 1894 – Joseph Roth, Austrian novelist (d. 1939)
- 1901 – Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
- 1901 – Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
- 1911 – Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
- 1912 – Ernest Bromley, Australian cricketer (d. 1967)
- 1913 – Bill Shankly, Scotish Football Manager (d. 1981)
- 1913 – Israel Gelfand, Russian mathematician (d. 2009)
- 1914 – Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
- 1915 – Meinhardt Raabe, actor, notable as Munchkin Coroner on The Wizard of Oz (d. 2010)
- 1915 – Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
- 1917 – Cleveland Amory, American author (d. 1998)
- 1917 – Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (d. 1995)
- 1923 – Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
- 1924 – Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya
- 1925 – Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
- 1928 – Horace Silver, American jazz pianist and composer
- 1929 – Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
- 1931 – Clifford Jordan, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1993)
- 1933 – Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor
- 1934 – Grady Nutt, American humorist
- 1935 – D. Wayne Lukas, American horse trainer
- 1936 – Andrew Grove, American computer chip manufacturer
- 1937 – Peter Ueberroth, American sport executive
- 1937 – Derek Fowlds, British actor
- 1937 – Len Carlson, Canadian voice actor (d. 2006)
- 1938 – Mary Jo Catlett, American actress
- 1938 – Clarence Felder, American actor
- 1938 – Giuliano Gemma, Italian actor
- 1939 – Sam Gooden, American singer (The Impressions)
- 1940 – Jimmy Clanton, American singer
- 1941 – David Bale, South African–born activist (d. 2003)
- 1941 – Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1941 – John Thompson, Jr., American college basketball coach
- 1943 – Rosalind Ashford, American singer (Martha and the Vandellas)
- 1943 – Glen Sather, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
- 1943 – Joe Simon, American singer
- 1946 – Billy Preston, American musician (d. 2006)
- 1946 – Dan White, American assassin (d. 1985)
- 1946 – Luis Avalos, Cuban actor
- 1946 – Walt Simonson, American comic book artist & writer
- 1947 – Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan)
- 1948 – Terry Bradshaw, American football player
- 1948 – Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)
- 1948 – Nate Archibald, American basketball player
- 1950 – Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
- 1950 – Michael Rother, German musician (Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Cluster)
- 1950 – Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
- 1951 – Jim DeMint, American politician
- 1951 – Mark Harmon, American actor
- 1951 – Michael Gray, American actor
- 1951 – Jon Feltheimer, American film executive
- 1952 – Jimmy Connors, American tennis player
- 1953 – Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander (d. 2001)
- 1953 – John Zorn, American musician
- 1956 – Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
- 1956 – Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
- 1957 – Tony Alva, American skateboarder
- 1958 – Olivier Grouillard, French racing driver
- 1959 – Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
- 1960 – Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
- 1960 – Rex Hudler, baseball player
- 1960 – Eric Dickerson, American football player
- 1960 – John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
- 1960 – Hideo Yoshizawa, General Manager at Namco Bandai
- 1961 – Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer
- 1962 – Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director
- 1962 – Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
- 1962 – Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
- 1963 – Sam Mitchell, basketball player and coach
- 1964 – Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor
- 1965 – Lennox Lewis, British-born boxer
- 1965 – Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker
- 1966 – Dino Cazares, American musician
- 1966 – Marcello Cuttitta, Italian rugby player
- 1966 – Massimo Cuttitta, Italian rugby player and coach
- 1966 – Salma Hayek, Mexican actress
- 1966 – Olivier Panis, French race car driver
- 1966 – Tuc Watkins, American actor
- 1967 – Andreas Möller, German footballer
- 1968 – Cynthia Watros, American actress
- 1968 – Kristen Cloke, American actress
- 1969 – Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
- 1969 – Stéphane Matteau, French Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969 – Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
- 1971 – Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
- 1971 – Pawan Kalyan, Indian actor
- 1971 – César Sánchez, Spanish footballer
- 1971 – Shauna Sand, American actress and Playboy Playmate
- 1971 – Tommy Maddox, American football player
- 1971 – Tom Steels, Belgian cyclist
- 1972 – Matthew Dunn, Australian swimmer
- 1972 – Robert Coles, professional golfer
- 1973 – Katt Williams, American comedian,actor,and rapper
- 1973 – Jason Blake, American hockey player
- 1973 – Indika de Saram, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1974 – Inari Vachs, American adult film actress
- 1974 – Steven Johnson, Australian racing driver
- 1975 – MC Chris, American rapper
- 1976 – Phil Lipscomb, American musician (Taproot)
- 1976 – Erin Hershey, American actress
- 1976 – Aziz Zakari, Ghanaian athlete specializing in the 100 metres
- 1977 – Amanda Marcotte, American author
- 1977 – Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
- 1977 – Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
- 1979 – Tomer Ben Yosef, Israeli footballer
- 1979 – Alex Chu, Canadian-born Korean singer
- 1979 – Ron Ng, Hong Kong actor
- 1979 – Brian Westbrook, American football player
- 1980 – Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League
- 1980 – Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
- 1981 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
- 1981 – Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress
- 1981 – Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director/producer
- 1982 – Joey Barton, English footballer
- 1982 – Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress
- 1982 – Jason Hammel, American baseball player
- 1983 – Mark Foster, English rugby player
- 1983 – Aimee Osbourne, English singer, actress and columnist
- 1984 – Danson Tang, Taiwanese actor, model, and singer
- 1984 – Jack Peñate, English singer
- 1984 – Udita Goswami, Indian model and actress
- 1986 – Kyle Hines, American basketball player
- 1987 – Scott Moir, Canadian ice dancer
- 1988 – Ishant Sharma, Indian Cricketer
- 1989 – Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
- 1989 – Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian playback singer (d. 2008)
- 1990 – Marcus Ericsson, Swedish racing driver
- 490 BC – Pheidippides, Greek hero
- 421 – Constantius III, Roman Emperor
- 1031 – Saint Emeric of Hungary
- 1274 – Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
- 1397 – Francesco Landini, Italian composer
- 1540 – Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1501)
- 1680 – Per Brahe, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602)
- 1688 – Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
- 1690 – Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1615)
- 1764 – Nathaniel Bliss, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1700)
- 1765 – Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
- 1768 – Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)
- 1790 – Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian and theologian (b. 1701)
- 1813 – Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1763)
- 1820 – Jiaqing, Emperor of China (b. 1760)
- 1832 – Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer (b. 1754)
- 1834 – Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (b. 1757)
- 1865 – William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (b. 1805)
- 1872 – Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
- 1877 – Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral, freedom fighter and politician (b. 1793)
- 1896 – Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
- 1898 – Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
- 1910 – Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844)
- 1921 – Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
- 1921 – Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-born oil pioneer (b. 1855)
- 1927 – Umegatani Tōtarō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 20th Yokozuna (b. 1878)
- 1934 – Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
- 1934 – Russ Columbo, American singer, violinist and actor (b. 1908)
- 1934 – James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player, All Black (b. 1860)
- 1937 – Pierre de Coubertin, French founder of the modern Olympic Games (b. 1863)
- 1941 – Lloyd Seay, American stock car driver (b. 1919)
- 1942 – Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
- 1944 – Bella Rosenfeld, Russian-born subject of many of Marc Chagall paintings (b. 1895)
- 1948 – Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
- 1953 – Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (b. 1883)
- 1962 – William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
- 1964 – Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
- 1964 – Francisco Craveiro Lopes, 13th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
- 1964 – Alvin York, American soldier (b. 1887)
- 1965 – Johannes Bobrowski, German writer (b. 1917)
- 1969 – Ho Chi Minh, President of Vietnam (b. 1890)
- 1973 – Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
- 1973 – J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (b. 1892)
- 1976 – Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)
- 1978 – Fred G. Meyer, American founder Fred Meyer Inc. (b. 1886)
- 1979 – Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
- 1984 – Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (b. 1908)
- 1985 – Abe Lenstra, Dutch footballer (b. 1920)
- 1985 – Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
- 1991 – Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1911)
- 1992 – Barbara McClintock, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
- 1994 – Roy Castle, British entertainer (b. 1932)
- 1996 – Paddy Clift, Leicestershire cricketer (b. 1953)
- 1997 – Rudolph Bing, Austrian-born opera manager (b. 1902)
- 1997 – Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (b. 1905)
- 1998 – Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
- 1998 – Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
- 2000 – Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
- 2000 – Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
- 2001 – Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
- 2001 – Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
- 2002 – Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
- 2004 – Joan Oró, Catalan scientist (b. 1923)
- 2004 – Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916)
- 2005 – Bob Denver, American actor (b. 1935)
- 2006 – Bob Mathias, American athlete and congressman (b. 1930)
- 2006 – Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
- 2007 – Max McNab, National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)
- 2007 – Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
- 2007 – Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer (b. 1962)
- 2008 – Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
- 2009 – Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
 Holidays and observances
- Christian Feast Day:
- Independence day (Transnistria, unrecognized)
- National Day, celebrates the independence of Vietnam from Japan and France in 1945.
- Sedantag (German Empire)
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