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Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:16 am

Happy Birthday Meerkat! :D

Historical Events on 2nd November

676 - Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II
1327 - King Alfonso IV of Aragon crowned
1355 - English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais
1418 - Utrecht conquerors Ijsselstein
1642 - 2nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
1648 - 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia
1675 - A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War.
1712 - Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800
1722 - Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
1749 - English Ohio Trade Company forms 1st trade post
1772 - Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
1783 - General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War
1813 - Treaty of Fulda
1824 - Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams
1835 - 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
1841 - Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan
1851 - Louis Napoleon takes power in France
1852 - Franklin Pierce elected as president of US
1854 - Cobblestone paving of Washington St between Dupont & Kearny starts
1861 - American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
1868 - Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
1875 - Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast
1879 - In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km
1880 - James A Garfield (R) elected 20th American President
1881 - Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
1889 - North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state
1892 - French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
1895 - 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
1898 - French government-Dupuy forms
1898 - Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem
1898 - Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.
1899 - Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal
1903 - Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC
1903 - New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC
1904 - British newspaper, "Daily Mirror," begins publishing
1907 - Ottawa Mint Proclamation is published
1913 - St Louis Browns mgr George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League
1914 - Great Britain annexes Cyprus
1914 - Russia declares war on Turkey
1914 - V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl," premieres in NYC
1914 - Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1915 - 1st US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
1916 - Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
1917 - 1st US soldiers killed in combat in WW I
1917 - Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
1917 - Lansing-Ishii Agreement; US recognizes Japan's privileges in China
1920 - KDKA (Pittsburgh) goes on air as 1st commercial radio station
1920 - Warren G Harding elected 29th president
1921 - Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie," premieres in NYC
1922 - Allies deliberate over German mark
1923 - Bloody street fights in Aken (pro-French separatists driven)
1923 - Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down
1924 - Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle
1928 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Phila
1930 - Ras (euqiv. Duke) Tafari Makonnen is crowned Haile Selassie I, 225th emperor of Solmonic Dynasty
1931 - Warren, Dixon & Young's musical "Laugh Parade," premieres in NYC
1934 - Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan
1936 - 1st high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London
1936 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.
1937 - AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP
1938 - Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager
1938 - Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP
1941 - German troops occupy Rostov
1942 - 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
1942 - Britian under Montgomery defeats German forces under Rommel in battle of Alamein Egypt (WW II)
1943 - Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
1944 - Auschwitz begins gassing inmates
1944 - Canadian troops occupy Knokke
1944 - US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald
1947 - 7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US)
1947 - Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
1948 - Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey
1948 - WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
1949 - NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands
1950 - "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
1950 - Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
1953 - Pakistan becomes islamic republic
1954 - Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman
1954 - JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)
1954 - Taiwan & US sign military pact
1955 - Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus
1955 - David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
1956 - Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
1956 - Israel captures Gaza & Sheham
1957 - 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto Ohio
1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.
1959 - "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 perfs
1959 - Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21," was fixed
1959 - The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway
1960 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
1960 - George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees
1960 - Penguin Books publishes "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
1960 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222
1961 - "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
1961 - Max Frisch' "Andorra," premieres in Zurich
1963 - "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
1963 - Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
1964 - CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%
1964 - Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia
1966 - KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 - The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
1968 - "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 perfs
1969 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open
1969 - NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kramer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
1970 - Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Phila 141-87)
1971 - "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
1971 - Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0
1972 - Construction begins on Kingdome, Seattle
1972 - Phillies' Steve Carlton wins unanimous NL Cy Young Award
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV
1973 - OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms
1974 - Art Modell gets snowed in & misses his 1st Cleve Brown game in 33 yrs
1974 - Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May
1974 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1974 - 78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.
1975 - Ed Giacomin as a Red Wing returns to Mad Sq Garden beats Rangers 6-4
1975 - Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
1976 - Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for president
1976 - NJ voters approve gambling for Atlantic City
1976 - SD Padre Randy Jones wins NL Cy Young
1977 - Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award
1978 - Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31
1978 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus," premieres in London
1982 - Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
1982 - Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
1983 - President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr holiday
1983 - Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle
1984 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 - Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
1985 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
1986 - 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
1986 - 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
1986 - Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
1987 - Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
1987 - George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"
1988 - Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities
1988 - Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
1988 - Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's)
1988 - The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
1989 - "Meet Me in St Louis" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 253 perfs
1990 - 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
1991 - Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
1991 - Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49
1991 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
1991 - Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
1992 - 1st test flight of Airbus A330
1993 - 1st commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial
1993 - Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarge prostate removed
1993 - Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ
1993 - Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
1993 - Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem
1993 - Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of NYC
1994 - Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
1995 - "Busker Alley," premieres at St James Theatre, NY
1995 - "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
1995 - Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
1996 - "Hughie," closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
1997 - "Barrymore," closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
1997 - 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43
1997 - 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
1997 - Ralphs Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Toray Japan Queens LPGA Cup
1997 - Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
1997 - USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
2000 - The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby chris.ph » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:33 am

happy birthday meerkat :D :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby Dotsie » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:49 am

Happy birthday meer! :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby chillicamper » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:37 am

Hoppy Burpday :occasion-balloons:
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:21 am

Happy Birthday Meerkat :D

I hope things are going better for you now and you manage to log on here again soon.
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby wicked woman » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:23 am

Happy birthday Meer. :greetings-clappingyellow: :occasion-birthday:
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:27 pm

:occasion-partyblower: Happy Birthday Meer. :happy-partydance:
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby Unity » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:14 pm

From me too :occasion-cake:
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby Conforumist » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:21 pm

Oh no, not "another" Birthday!!!! :shock:

I hope it was a good one Meer! :D

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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby Penfold » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:22 pm

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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby chuckie » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:18 pm

Happy Birthday Meerkat :D
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby Batty » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:48 pm

Happy Birthday, Meerkat!
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby jaznbonnie » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:04 pm

Be careful what you wish for as you just might get it.
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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby janet » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:53 pm

Happy Birthday Meerkat!


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Re: Happy Birthday Meerkat!

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:37 am

Happy Birthday to ya!

Let the good times begin.


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