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Friday, June 29, 2012

June 29, a special day for Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett

Today in History - Jun. 29

By The Associated Press The Associated Press

Today is Friday, June 29th , the 181st day of 2012. T
here are 185 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
The birth of a little girl to Mary Kathyrn and Edmund Joseph Pacheco  from East Providence, RI 02914 named

                                 Kathleen Ann Pacheco

On June 29, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Furman v. Georgia, Jackson v. Georgia and Branch v. Texas, struck down a trio of death sentences, saying the way they had been imposed constituted cruel and unusual punishment. (The ruling prompted states to effectively impose a moratorium on executions until their capital punishment laws could be revised.)On this date:

In 1613, the original Globe Theatre in London was destroyed by a fire.

In 1767, Britain approved the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposed import duties on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper and tea shipped to the American colonies. (Colonists bitterly protested, prompting Parliament to repeal the duties — except for tea.)

In 1911, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers had its beginnings as Pope Pius X gave his blessing for the formation of The Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America.

In 1927, the first trans-Pacific airplane flight was completed as Lt. Lester J. Maitland and Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger arrived at Wheeler Field in Hawaii aboard the Bird of Paradise, an Atlantic-Fokker C-2, after flying 2,400 miles from Oakland, Calif., in 25 hours, 50 minutes.

In 1941, Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski (een-YAHS' yahn pah-dayr-EF'-skee) died in New York at age 80.

In 1954, the Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information.

In 1956, actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in a civil ceremony in White Plains, N.Y. (the marriage lasted 4 1/2 years).

In 1966, the United States bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong (HY'-fahng).

In 1967, Jerusalem was re-unified as Israel removed barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.

In 1970, the United States ended a two-month military offensive into Cambodia.

In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Morrison v. Olson, upheld the independent counsel law in a 7-1 decision (the sole dissenter was Justice Antonin Scalia).

In 1992, the remains of Polish statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski (een-YAHS' yahn pah-dayr-EF'-skee), interred for five decades in the United States, were returned to his homeland in keeping with his wish to be buried only in a free Poland.Ten years ago: President George W. Bush transferred his presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney for more than two hours during a routine colon screening that ended in a clean bill of health. Singer Rosemary Clooney died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 74.

Five years ago: British police defused two car bombs left to blow up near packed nightclubs and pubs in central London. The first Apple iPhones went on sale. Death claimed movie critic Joel Siegel at age 63 and George McCorkle, a founding member of the Marshall Tucker Band.

One year ago: In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory by agreeing that the government could require a minimum amount of insurance for Americans. Greece fended off bankruptcy as lawmakers backed austerity measures in the face of riots that left more than 100 injured.Today's

Movie producer Robert Evans is 82.
Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 72.
Actor Gary Busey is 68.
Comedian Richard Lewis is 65.
Actor-turned-politican-turned-radio personality Fred Grandy is 64.
Rock musician Ian Paice (Deep Purple) is 64.
Singer Don Dokken (Dokken) is 59.
Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) is 59.
Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 55.
Actress Sharon Lawrence is 51.
Actress Amanda Donohoe is 50.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Stedman Pearson (Five Star) is 48.
Actress Kathleen Wilhoite is 48.
Producer-writer Matthew Weiner is 47.
Musician Dale Baker is 46.
Actress Melora Hardin is 45.
Rap DJ Shadow is 40.
Country musician Todd Sansom (Marshall Dyllon) is 34.
Singer Nicole Scherzinger is 34.

Thought for Today: "Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart." —
Phyllis McGinley, American poet and author (1905-1978).

Copyright 2012, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Today in History - Mar. 23 -
On March 23, 2011, Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the classic movie stars, died in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

In 1792, Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the "Surprise" symphony) had its first public performance in London.

In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east.

In 1912, Wernher von Braun, the scientist who helped develop the V-2 combat rocket for the Nazis and the Saturn V booster rocket for NASA, was born in Wirsitz, Germany.

In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.

In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.

In 1942, the first Japanese-Americans evacuated by the U.S. Army during World War II arrived at the internment camp in Manzanar, Calif.

In 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic republic.

In 1965, America's first two-person space flight began as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly five-hour flight.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan first proposed developing technology to intercept incoming enemy missiles — an idea that came to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative. Dr. Barney Clark, recipient of a Jarvik permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah Medical Center after 112 days with the device.

In 1994, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexico's leading presidential candidate, was assassinated in Tijuana. Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe's National Hockey League career record with his 802nd goal.

In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a $938 billion health care overhaul, declaring "a new season in America."

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, during a visit to South America, pledged cooperation with Peru in the fight against terrorism. Girls in Afghanistan celebrated their return to school for the first time in years. Irina Slutskaya captured her first world title, defeating four-time champion Michelle Kwan at the World Figure Skating Championships in Nagano, Japan. Opera and pop singer Eileen Farrell died in Park Ridge, N.J. at age 82.

Five years ago: The House voted for the first time to clamp a cutoff deadline on the Iraq war, agreeing by a thin margin to pull combat troops out by late 2008. Iranian forces captured 15 British sailors and marines who were searching a merchant ship in the disputed Shatt Al-Arab waterway Persian Gulf; they were held for 13 days. Miss Tennessee Rachel Smith was crowned Miss USA at the pageant in Los Angeles.

One year ago: NATO ships began patrolling off Libya's coast as airstrikes, missiles and energized rebels forced Moammar Gadhafi's tanks to roll back from two key western cities. A blast blamed on Palestinian militants ripped through a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing Mary Jean Gardner, a 59-year-old British tourist and wounding two dozen other people, including five Americans. Army Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty at his court-martial at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state to the murders of three unarmed Afghan civilians (he was sentenced to 24 years in prison).

Today's Birthdays:
Comedian Marty Allen is 90.
Sir Roger Bannister, the runner who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 83.
Movie director Mark Rydell is 78.
Motorsports Hall of Famer Craig Breedlove is 75.
Singer-producer Ric Ocasek is 63.
Singer Chaka Khan is 59.
Actress Amanda Plummer is 55.
Actress Catherine Keener is 53.
Actress Hope Davis is 48.
Comedian John Pinette is 48.
Actor Richard Grieco is 47.
Country musician Kevin Griffin (Yankee Grey) is 47.
Actress Marin Hinkle is 46.
Rock singer-musician Damon Albarn (Blur) is 44.
Actress-singer Melissa Errico is 42.
Rock musician John Humphrey (The Nixons) is 42.
 Actress Michelle Monaghan is 36.
Actress Keri Russell is 36.
 Gossip columnist-blogger Perez Hilton is 34.
Actress Nicholle Tom is 34.
Country singer Paul Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 34.