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Friday, March 03, 2006

More Zany Action than Ringling Bros....

Come one, come's -

The Cindy Circus
A READER sends me a tip that Cindy Sheehan is speaking at a local law school, so I head down there with my camera and audio recorder.

The room is packed to capacity with students, professors, and media. Cindy launches into her usual stump speech. War is bad; Bush is a terrorist; bring the troops home now; blah, blah, blah.

Then, foolishly, she takes questions.

Read the rest, from SMASH via My Life as a Military Spouse

I know, I know...Cindy's had enough time in the media spotlight. But this you really ought to read.

Of Heroes Then and Now...The 359th's Adoptees

From Michael and the 359th Transportation Vets - top-notch Soldiers' Angels - comes this collection of photos of their adopted heroes.

Thanks to Sgt. M for permission to post these great pictures!

Sgt. O



Sgt. H.

Sgt. H. and the recent flood

And last, but certainly not least, Sgt. M

To all of the 359th's adopted heroes - thank you all for everything you do. Keep your heads down, your helmets on, and stay safe.

And to Michael and the Vets - I must sound like a broken record by now, but you all are awesome Soldiers' Angels!
A crew from the New York Air National Guard's 101st Rescue Squadron flies a training mission near Francis E. Gabreski Field, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt Jack Braden)

Free Speech is a Right - But Only for the Left

The fascists of free speech
By Catherine Seipp
February 25, 2006

A FRIEND OF MINE took his young daughter to visit the famous City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, explaining to her that the place is important because years ago it sold books no other store would — even, perhaps especially, books whose ideas many people found offensive. So, although my friend is no fan of Ward Churchill, the faux Indian and discredited professor who notoriously called 9/11 victims "little Eichmanns," he didn't really mind seeing piles of Churchill's books prominently displayed on a table as he walked in.

However, it did occur to him that perhaps the long-delayed English translation of Oriana Fallaci's new book, "The Force of Reason," might finally be available, and that because Fallaci's militant stance against Islamic militants offends so many people, a store committed to selling banned books would be the perfect place to buy it. So he asked a clerk if the new Fallaci book was in yet.

"No," snapped the clerk. "We don't carry books by fascists."

Read the rest at - believe it or not - the L.A. Times
Atlantic Ocean (March 1, 2006) - Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Anthony Crosen monitors a milling machine in the machine shop aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The milling machine is being used to manufacture safety brackets for a Close In Weapon System (CIWS). George Washington underway is conducting carrier qualifications and shipboard training. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Apprentice Tanner Lange

The Star-Spangled Banner

"Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?..." -- Francis Scott Key

On this day in 1931, Congress approved a resolution that made Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner our national anthem.

The song was penned in August, 1814 - on a British ship. Key had been detained there after securing a friend's release from British custody, and had witnessed the British bombardment of Baltimore during the War of 1812. Key saw a smaller flag flying before it got dark - he didn't know how the battle turned out until the morning, when a larger flag was proudly flying above Fort McHenry. Inspired, he penned "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The flag Key saw, which had fifteen stars and fifteen stripes, is now in the National Museum of American History, a part of the Smithsonian.

Many Americans don't realize that the national anthem actually has four verses; only the first is commonly sung. In honor of the day, here are all four:

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

National Museum of American History - The Story of the Flag
Fort McHenry - Birthplace of our National Anthem
IRAQ DEPLOYMENT — U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jon Cope holds a little girl he calls "Gypsy" in the village of Al Risallah, located near the Abu Ghraib district of western Baghdad. Cope and his unit, the 860th Military Police Company from the Arizona Army National Guard, spent a year in Iraq training Iraqi police officers. U.S. Army photo.

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In Today's News - Friday, March 3, 2006

Quote of the Day
If you want to be free, there is but one way;
it is to guarantee an equally full measure
of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.
-- Carl Schurz

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Nine Dead in Baghdad Attack
At least 25 said killed in attack on Iraq town - Video
Iraq Violence May Hinder Troop Withdrawal
Civilians Bearing Brunt of Iraq Violence
Parties working to stop selection of Shiite leader
Shi'ite, Sunni leaders appeal for unity

Operation Enduring Freedom
Bomber Hits Canadian Vehicle in Kandahar

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Senate OK's Patriot Act
FBI joins Pakistani police probing consular blast - Video
Suspect in Saudi Refinery Attack Nabbed
Suicide Bomber Kills U.S. Envoy in Karachi
Riots underscore fears about jailed radicals
Al-Qaida reportedly encourages oil attacks
Federal judge may prohibit forced feeding of detainees

Fallen Heroes
An attack in Iraq hits hard in N.E.

Other Military News
France Discovers Two Living WWI Veterans

CENTCOM Eyes Blogs to Shape Opinion

Hamas Rising
Hamas, in Moscow, firm on not recognizing Israel (Wait, I thought they were changing their stance...?)
S. Africa invites leaders of Hamas for talks

Dubai Port Proposal
Dubai flap threatens other investment in US
Port company ignores boycott of Israel

Worldwide Wackos
Nuke Talks End
Venezuelan VP Rejects U.S. Criticism Over Illegal Drugs
Iran Says U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Is Biased
North Korea Demands Redrawn Border

Homegrown Moonbats
No Class Today
(Colorado students walkout over teacher who compared Bush to Hitler)
Audio: Caught on Tape
Video: Student Walkout
Animal activists stalked children

Bush defends controversial nuclear pact with India
Anti-U.S. Protests Erupt Across Pakistan
Senate faces "gigantic task" in addressing immigration
Panel chief to fight bid for ports — and defense parts plants
Outside oversight on ethics rejected by panel
Maryland legislator saves opponent from choking

U.N. News
U.S. Opposition to Panel Frustrates Annan

And a little-bitty thimble of popcorn, please
Teen gets 15 years in mistaken cheese case

Other News of Note
Corrupt LA police officers charged with robbery
State of Emergency Lifted in Philippines
Lebanese leaders gather; Hariri inquiry plan set

Fox News
Bush Urges U.S. to Embrace Competition from India
Video: Blanco Assured Levees Weren't Breached
'Monster Nurse' Gets Life For Hospital Slayings
Philippines President Ends State of Emergency
Springsteen Covers Seeger on New Album
Gary Glitter Sentenced for 'Obscene Acts'
Study: Stroke Victims Can Regain Use of Arm
Italy: Soviet Union Behind Pope John Paul II's Shooting

Reuters: Top News
Bush defends outsourcing, Muslims clash with police
US official tells China to expect more WTO cases
Pirate trawlers face crackdown to aid fish stocks
Biologist discovers new shark species
Music phones to slice into iPod growth
Haiti's poor suffer as world looks elsewhere
Ethiopia waits for the Axum obelisk: again
Finns to test mobile phone radiation on human skin
Glaxo vaccine reduces ear infection in toddlers
Palestinian filmmaker fears for Oscar after outcry
Intel chips to power new Microsoft device: NYT
Music phones to slice into iPod growth
NYSE seeks major bond trading expansion: WSJ
Matsushita to cut assets by 1 trln yen over 3 yrs
Carlyle, Kingston bid talks stalled on price-source
Publicis 2005 profits beat forecast, ups dividend
Nokia sees mass mobile TV takeup by '08
AQuantive files for 7 million share offering
Benetton 2005 sales up 3.6 pct, sees positive 2006
Fortis profit up; shares slip on lack of detail
Accor mulls sale of Carlson stake, shares rise
BT rises on report of private equity bid interest
Stanley Gibbons shares soar on upbeat outlook
On the Radar: BorgWarner
Reuters Tech Summit: China, India focus
Telecoms sector most under threat-execs
Close as finish nears
Only politics in Oscar race is films' topics
Video: Oscar gets blinged out

AP World News
Fourth Charged in Record British Robbery
Prehistoric Milling Site Found in Calif.
McCartneys Draw Attention to Seal Hunt
Police Commandos Raid Kenya Media Company
Chinese Advisers May Become Messengers

The Seattle Times
Toddlers eager to assist clumsy scientist
Why can we see color? It's cause for blushing
Pakistanis spared second wave of deaths from record quake
Experts say video redeems Brown
AP report: FEMA warned Katrina's strength, levees issues
Seattle man among 6 animal-rights activists convicted by federal jury
U.S. gas prices, China's influence helped drive India nuclear deal
Snowfalls not replenishing melting Antarctic ice sheets
More colorful $10 bill rolls into circulation
Drug suspect dies in police shootout

Chicago Sun-Times
No love on gov's hate panel
Rape trial witness: 'She was flirting'
Foes of Hampton sign cite cops' slaying
Edgar goes to bat for Topinka
Wolf at Brookfield Zoo now missing a leg
Offseason picture perfect for Sox' trophy
17 murders in February a 44-year low, cops say
CTA union plans to vote on authorizing strike
City gets sales pitch for Maxwell Street monument
Walk with owl lover gives rare glimpse of secretive birds
State Senate wrecks access to vehicle accident records
4,000 new homes planned for city seniors
Ex-city employee guilty of lying
Meth users checking in to clinics quadruples in 10 years

Boston Globe: World
An island divided: Dominicans resist Haitian neighbors
S. Africa election exposes a rift
Brazil's President OK's plan for sustainable logging
In China, nuclear pact creates concern
Canada's high court OKs Sikh daggers
Opposition candidate arrested in Belarus
War on Terror Compared to Cold War
General Won't Testify in Abu Ghraib Case
CNO Approves New Navy Uniforms
New Option for Retiring

CENTCOM: News Releases





Department of Defense
U.S., India Partnership Makes World Safer - Story
Rumsfeld Cites Truman as Inspiration - Story
Iraqi Forces Limited Damage During Violence - Story - Video
U.S. Diplomat Killed in Pakistan Bombing - Story
Coalition Troop Dies; Ordnance Injures Boys - Story

Arizona Guard MPs Reflect on Iraq Deployment - Story
U.S. Army’s Cav Troops Help Train Iraqi Soldiers - Story
U.S. Soldier Starts Tikrit Chapter of Hobby Club - Story

Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Conduct Health Outreach
Special Ops School Moves from Jordan to Iraq

New Zealanders Deliver Roof Beams to Camp
Bagram Airfield Celebrates Black History Month

Soldier Serves as 'Mayor' at Forward Operating Base - Story

Va. Group Focuses on Military Kids - Story

Iraqi Course: Convoy Security
Soldier Dies in Non-combat Incident
Terrorists Kill 17 Iraqis
Cheney: Strategy Working
2 U.S. Soldiers Killed
Terrorists Misjudge Iraqi Spirit
Bush: U.S. Must Pursue Democracy
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq (pdf)
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (pdf)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Iraq Reconstruction

Crews Keep KC-135 Aloft
Bush Salutes Troops - Photos
Bush Visits Kabul - Photos
Afghanistan Update

U.S., Italy Partners, Bush Says
HMS Bulwark Assumes Duties in Gulf
Terrorism Remains Biggest Threat
Dutch Ship Reaches Mid-deployment
National Intel Chief Outlines Threats
Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Budget Proposal Matches 1995
NSPS Benefits All in DoD
Officials Defend Budget Request
Reserve Forces Better Trained
Army Treating More PTSD
Study: Troops Get Help for Stress
DoD Prepares for Possible Pandemic
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualty - Story

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


Today in History
- St. Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
0493 - Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker
0561 - Pelagius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1409 - Austrian civil war ends
1431 - Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV
1627 - Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador, Brazil
1634 - 1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)
1638 - Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
1776 - US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas
1791 - 1st Internal Revenue Act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages); Congress establishes US Mint
1801 - 1st US Jewish Governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
1803 - 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
1805 - Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
1812 - US Congress passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
1813 - Office of Surgeon General of the US Army is established
- US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute
1817 - Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi
1820 - Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
1835 - Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans LA
1837 - Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9; US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas
1842 - 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Massachusetts)
1843 - Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
1845 - 1st US law overriding a Presidential veto (John Tyler's); Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery; Florida becomes 27th state
1847 - Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps
1849 - Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin; Territory of Minnesota is organized; US Department of the Interior established by Congress
1851 - Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3¢ piece)
1853 - Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress; US Assay Office in New York, NY authorized
1855 - Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
1861 - Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom
1863 - 1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted; Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences; Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, NV; Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia; Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired; Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress; Idaho Territory forms
1865 - Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established to help destitute free Blacks
1869 - University of South Carolina opens to all races
1871 - Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent; Congress establishes the civil service system
1873 - Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
1875 - Congress authorizes 20¢ coin, lasts only 3 years
1877 - Rutherford B. Hayes is sworn in as the 19th President
1878 - Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1879 - 1st female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood); US geological survey director authorized in Department of the Interior
1883 - Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US Navy
1885 - American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates; Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government); US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail
1887 - Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
1891 - Congress creates Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Department); Congress creates US Courts of Appeal
1892 - 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova PA
1893 - Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
1893 - Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture
1894 - 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
1899 - Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar; George Dewey becomes 1st in US with rank of Admiral of the Navy
1900 - US Steel Corporation organizes
1901 - Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
1903 - North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
1905 - US Forest Service forms
1906 - Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
1911 - 1st US federal cemetery with Union & Rebel graves opens, Missouri
1913 - Ida B. Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington, DC
1915 - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created
1917 - Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations; Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar; Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates
1918 - Russia withdraws from WWI, signs Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany & Austria
1919 - 1st international air mail service from US, Seattle WA-Victoria BC; Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
1921 - Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
1922 - Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka
1923 - US Senate rejects membership in International Court of Justice, The Hague
1924 - German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
1931 - "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem; Cab Calloway records "Minnie the Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
1933 - German Presidential candidate Earnest Thälmann (KPD) arrested; Mount Rushmore dedicated
1934 - John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol
1935 - Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms
1942 - 1st combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
1943 - Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
1943 - US defeats Japan & wins Battle of Bismark Sea
1945 - Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter; RAF bombing error hits The Hague, killing 511; Roermond/Venlo Netherlands, freed; US & Philippine forces recaptures Corregidor; US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall
1952 - Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
1953 - Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
1955 - Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance
1956 - Indonesian government of Harahap resigns
1958 - Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq
1959 - 1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, is launched; British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis
1961 - King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
1962 - British Antarctic Territory is formed
1963 - Senegal adopts constitution
1966 - Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée; Twister hits Jackson MS; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
1967 - Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
1968 - Greece, Portugal & Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague
1969 - Apollo 9 launched into 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
1971 - South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles; Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
1972 - Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, & Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain, GA
1974 - World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris France (346 die)
1976 - Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
1977 - Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
1978 - Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland
1982 - Senate begins debate on expulsion of Senator Harrison Williams (D-NJ)
1985 - "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis, premieres
1989 - Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 years probation for Iran-Contra
1991 - Iraqi generals & General Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire; Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR; Los Angeles Police severly beat Rodney King, captured on amateur video; Miguel Trovoada installed as President of Sao Tomé e Principal; Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18; United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
1992 - Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die; President Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to
1994 - IRS investigates Darryl Strawberry
1998 - Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee

1500 - Reginald Pole, English Cardinal/"heretic"
1583 - Edward Herbert of Cherbury English military/philosopher
1747 - Kasamir Pulaski, US General (Revolutionary War)
1823 - Guyla Andrássy, Sr., Premier of Hungary (1867-71)
1831 - George M. Pullman, inventor (railway sleeping car)
1838 - George W. Hill, US astronomer (Moon orbit)
1847 - Alexander Graham Bell (Edinburgh Scotland, inventor (telephone)
1891 - Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council
1895 - General Matthew Ridgeway (US), military leader (WWII/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
1899 - Alfred M. Gruenther (US), commanding General (NATO, 1953-56)
1906 - Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
1911 - Jean Harlow (Harlean Carpentier), 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8)
1918 - Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
1920 - James Doohan, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek)
1927 - Charles O. Whitley (Representative-NC)
1927 - John McLaughlin, commentator (McLaughlin Report)
1935 - Zhelyu Zhelev, president of Bulgaria
1942 - Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
1946 - James C. Adamson, Lieutenant Colonel USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43)
1948 - Byron MacGregor newscaster; Reed Hundt FCC chairman
1949 - Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89); James S. Voss, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)
- Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut
1953 - Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russian cosmonaut

0561 - Pelagius I, Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61)
1191 - Saladin (Salah ad-Din) Yusuf, sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52
1554 - Johan Frederik de Greatmoedige ruler of Saxon (1532-47), dies at 50
1580 - Jacob Hillebrand,Dutch mayor of Groningen
1635 - Philips de l'Espinoy historian/mayor of Ghent
1703 - Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London
1706 - Johann Pachelbel, organist/composer (Sterbens-Gedancken), dies at 52
1707 - Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
1864 - Ulric Dahlgren, Union Colonel, dies in battle at 21
1902 - Isaac D. France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
1941 - Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
1942 - Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
1945 - Arthur Vanderpoorten Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61; Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
1956 - Willem H. Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79
1987 - Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
1988 - Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
1991 - Arthur Murray dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
1995 - Howard Hunter US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87; Shiv Verma soldier, dies at 85

Reported Missing in Action
Richardson, Floyd W., USAF (AK); F4C shot down (w/Roby) - remains returned / ID'd November, 1989

Roby, Charles D., USAF (TX); F4C shot down (w/Richardson) - remains returned / ID'd November, 1989

Welshan, John T., USAF (TN); A37A disappeared while on frag mission

Smith, William M., US Army (MA); DIC June, 1970

The following US Army personnel KIA when a mortar round hit their foxhole - buried in the field, access to site denied for recovery:
Dubbeld, Orie J., Jr. (FL)

Duncan, James E. (WV)