Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 5 – July 11th – This Week in History Podcast – William Faulkner, 50 cent and more

Monday, June 28, 2010

June 28 - July 4th This Week in History with C-Dawg & Skookumchuck

Notable events, people, quotes, births and deaths hosted by C-Dawg and Skookumchuck...this week we cover everything from America's birthday, hot models suspicious deaths, spooner acts, serial killers and more...

Friday, February 26, 2010

February 26 2010 Podcast In the Papers News, Events, Famous Birthdays, Quotes and Special Guests

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February 26 Daily Dose Famous Birthdays, Quotes & History

Happy Birthday Victor Hugo (1802)
  • "A great artist is a great man in a great child."
  • "Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters."
  • "All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come."
  • "Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary. "
  • "No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep." 
Happy Birthday William Frederick Cody AKA Buffalo Bill (1846)
  • "Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government."
  • "I could never resist the call of the trail."
  • "My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long."

 Happy Birthday Jackie Gleason (1916)
  • "The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it."
  • "Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos."
Happy Birthday Tony Randall born Arthur Leonard Rosenberg (1920)
  • "Awards sell tickets, and they're a clever publicity stunt."
  • "Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country. "
  • "Sooner or later, we sell out for money."
  • "There's only one thing worse than a man who doesn't have strong likes and dislikes, and that's a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them. "
Happy Birthday to Fats (Antoine) Domino (1928)
  • “I'm worried about all the people in New Orleans.”
  • “I sure do appreciate that people think so much about me,”
Happy Birthday Johnny Cash (1932)
  • "Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."
  • "You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

Famous Events Today in History...

1815 - Napoleon left his exile on the island of Elba, returning to France to attempt a second conquest.

1919 - Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

1929 - President Calvin Coolidge established Grand Teton National Park.

1933 - Ground was broken for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

1935 - Nazi leader Adolf Hitler signed a secret decree authorizing the founding of the Reich Luftwaffe as a third German military service to join the Reich army and navy.

1951 - The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.

1952 - Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb.

1993 - A bomb built by a group of Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1000.

2001 - The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.

2004 - Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Poem of the Day... by Robert Frost
A Hillside Thaw

To think to know the country and now know
The hillside on the day the sun lets go
Ten million silver lizards out of snow!
As often as I've seen it done before
I can't pretend to tell the way it's done.
It looks as if some magic of the sun
Lifted the rug that bred them on the floor
And the light breaking on them made them run.
But if I though to stop the wet stampede,
And caught one silver lizard by the tail,
And put my foot on one without avail,
And threw myself wet-elbowed and wet-kneed
In front of twenty others' wriggling speed,--
In the confusion of them all aglitter,
And birds that joined in the excited fun
By doubling and redoubling song and twitter,
I have no doubt I'd end by holding none.
It takes the moon for this. The sun's a wizard
By all I tell; but so's the moon a witch.
From the high west she makes a gentle cast
And suddenly, without a jerk or twitch,
She has her speel on every single lizard.
I fancied when I looked at six o'clock
The swarm still ran and scuttled just as fast.
The moon was waiting for her chill effect.
I looked at nine: the swarm was turned to rock
In every lifelike posture of the swarm,
Transfixed on mountain slopes almost erect.
Across each other and side by side they lay.
The spell that so could hold them as they were
Was wrought through trees without a breath of storm
To make a leaf, if there had been one, stir.
One lizard at the end of every ray.
The thought of my attempting such a stray!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Daily Encouragement, Wit & Wisdom for February 25

Happy Birthday to Pierre Renoir (1841)

  • “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”

  • “When I've painted a woman's bottom so that I want to touch it, then [the painting] is finished.” 

  • “Shall I tell you what I think are the two qualities of a work of art? First, it must be the indescribable, and second, it must be inimitable.”
Happy Birthday to Enrico Caruso (1873) 
  • "It was he who impressed, time and again, the necessity of singing as nature intended, and - I remember - he constantly warned, don't let the public know that you work. So I went slowly. I never forced the voice."
  • "A big chest, a big mouth, 90 percent memory, 10 percent intelligence, lots of hard work, and something in the heart." 

Happy Birthday to Millicent Fenwick (1910)
  • "Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.”
  • “I have come to believe that the one thing people cannot bear is a sense of injustice. Poverty, cold, even hunger, are more bearable than injustice.”
Happy Birthday to George Harrison (1943)
"As long as you hate, there will be people to hate."
"Gossip is the Devil's radio."
"I wanted to be successful, not famous."
"Love one another."  
"There's high, and there's high, and to get really high - I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that's where I'm going."

Happy Birthday Davey Allison (1961)
  • “I realized I better enjoy & appreciate & contribute as much as I can today because all of this could be gone tomorrow."
  • “Darlington is tough. The third turn got me again, but this time I took out Dad, too. That really hurts”

Events This Day in History...

1570 - Pope Pius the Fifth excommunicated England's Queen Elizabeth I.
1601 - Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex and former favorite of Elizabeth I, was beheaded in the Tower of London for high treason.
1779 - The British surrendered the Illinois country to Lieutenant George Rogers Clark at Vincennes, Indiana.
1793 - President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting.
1836 - Samuel Colt patented his revolver.
1901 - United States Steel Corporation was incorporated by J.P. Morgan.
1913 - The Sixteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, authorizing the income tax, went into effect.
1919 - Oregon became the first state to tax gasoline.
1950 - "Your Show of Shows" starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris debuted on TV.
1964 - Cassius Clay dethroned world heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston in a seventh-round technical knockout. Clay then announced his conversion to Islam, changing his name to Muhammad Ali.
1976 - U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may ban the hiring of illegal aliens.
1986 - President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.
1988 - American televangelist Jimmy Swaggart was defrocked by the Assemblies of God for one year after it became known that he had visited a prostitute for three years.
2005 - Dennis Rader was arrested near his home for the BTK serial killings that terrorized Wichita, Kansas between 1974 and 1991.
2006 - The world's estimated population reaches 6.5 billion....

Poem of the Day....

A Poet to His Beloved
by William Butler Yeats
I bring you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams,
White woman that passion has worn
As the tide wears the dove-grey sands,
And with heart more old than the horn
That is brimmed from the pale fire of time:
White woman with numberless dreams,
I bring you my passionate rhyme