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Written by Mitch Underwood   
Sunday, 30 January 2011 01:33

Dave's 60th Birthday Party

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The northern branch of the family gathered to celebrate the 60th birthday of David Underwood Sr. We all gathered at the Oasis Restaurant in Bristol and had a great time. Dave’s birthday is actually not until February 3rd. According to the DatesInHistory.com nothing ever happened on that date except:

1112 marriage of Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence, uniting the fortunes of those two states

1377 Cardinal Robert of Geneva (anti-pope Clemens VII) starts ter

1377 more than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).

1451 Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.  

1488 Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of Africa, becoming the first known European to travel this far south.

1509 The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.

1547 Russian czar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova

1576 Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris

1591 German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau

1653 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile

1660 General Moncks army reaches London 

1690 The first paper money in America issued (colony of Massachusetts)

1706 Swedish forces defeats a superior Saxon-Russian force by deploying a text book example of a double envelopment during the Battle of Fraustadt.

1740 Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily

1743 Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants

1752 Dutch States-General forbid export of windmills

1781 Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by the British

1787 Shays' Rebellion is crushed, ending an uprising that would prompt negotiations that would result in the drafting of the Constitution of the United States.

1807 A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay, following a siege.  

1809 Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin)

1815 World's first commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland

1825 Dutch North Sea coast floods

1830 The sovereignty of Greece was confirmed in a London Protocol.

1834 The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina establishes the Wake Forest Manual Labor Institute, today known as Wake Forest University.

1836 Whig Party holds its first national convention (Albany NY)

1855 Wisconsin Supreme Court declares US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional

1860 Thomas Clemson takes office as first US superintendent of agriculture

1865 Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln & Stephens reach an impasse

1867 Prince Mutshito becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan.

1867 Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)

1870 15th Amendment (Black suffrage) passed

1870 The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, grants voting rights regardless of race.

1876 Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods company, manufacturing first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football

1882 Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo

1887 To avoid disputed national elections, Congress creates Electoral Count Act

1892 Russia closes down Yeshiva of Volozhin

1894 The first US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched, Bath ME

1899 -16º F (-27º C), Minden LA (state record)

1900 Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky. Former Secretary of State Caleb Powers was later found guilty in a conspiracy to kill Goebel.

1901 Dutch troops under General Van Heutsz conquer Batu Ilië on Sumatra

1908 Supreme Court rules a union boycott violates Sherman Antitrust Act  

1913 The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect a graduated income tax.

1915 Turkish & German army reach Suez Canal

1916 The original Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada, are destroyed by fire.

1917 The U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Germany, due to Germany's policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

1917 US liner Housatonic sunk by German sub

1917 World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after Germany announces a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

1918 The Twin Peaks Tunnel begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long).  

1919 League of Nations first meeting (Paris)

1919 Socialist conference convenes (Berne Switzerland)

1923 Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University.

1924 Alexei Ryko elected as President of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)

1924 Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the U.S., dies in Washington, D.C. at age 68.

1927 Uprising against regime of General Carmona in Portugal

1929 Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam

1930 Vietnamese Communistic Party forms

1930 William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons

1931 The Napier earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.

1933 German minister Göring bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwärts

1933 Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin

1941 Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets minimum wages & maximum hours

1941 World War II: The Nazis forcibly restore Pierre Laval to office in occupied Vichy, France.

1942 Japanese air raid on Java

1945 Almost 1000 Flying Fortresses drop 3000 ton bombs on Berlin

1945 Walt Disney's "The 3 Caballeros" released

1945 World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17's of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin.

1947 -81ºF (-63ºC), Snag Yukon (North American record)

1947 Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket

1947 Coldest ever temperature recorded in North America at Snag, Yukon, -63 degrees Celsius (-81.4 Fahrenheit)

1947 Percival Prattis becomes the first African American news correspondent allowed in the United States House and Senate press gallery.

1948 Dick Button becomes first world figure skating champion from US

1951 "Victor Borge Show," debuts on NBC TV

1951 Dick Button win US skating title for 6th time

1952 The earliest known tropical storm makes landfall in South Florida.

1956 Toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the 3 alpine events

1957 Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).

1958 Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3

1958 Visitor posting - Sally Christensen is born. Racine, WI. The world has never been the same!

1959 American Airlines Electra crashes in New York's East River, killing 65

1959 The Day The Music Died: A plane crash kills rock-and-roll performers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.

1960 UK hist Macmillan 'wind of change' speech in South Africa

1961 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))

1962 President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs

1964 "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold

1964 Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools

1965 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on exams

1965 Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)  

1966 The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.

1967 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

1967 Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.

1969 In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.  

1970 Visitor posting - Abigail (Abby) Silver Born San Francisco, CA - USA

1972 11th Winter Olympics games opens in Sapporo Japan (1st in Asia)

1973 Dr Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 & peaks at #6

1973 President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law

1974 Science fiction author Philip K. Dick reportedly has a gnostic religious experience or theophany, later recounted in his books Valis (1981) and Radio Free Albemuth (1985).

1979 "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart

1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Blondie - Heart Of Glass

1980 Muhammed Ali tours Africa as President Carter's envoy

1981 Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway

1982 Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission

1982 Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR

1984 10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched

1984 The first baby conceived by embryo transplant born in Long Beach CA

1985 "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances

1987 San Diego Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup

1988 Iran-Contra Affair: The United States House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to aid Nicaraguan Contras.

1989 A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.

1989 After a stroke, P.W. Botha resigns party leadership and the presidency of South Africa.

1989 Uruguayan president Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a military coup.

1990 Number one hit on UK music charts - Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

1990 Visitor posting - Ronell Ovalo's Birthday. - Philippines

1991 In Italy, the Italian Communist Party is dissolved, and split into the Democratic Party of the Left and the Communist Refoundation Party.

1992 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in the war on drugs"

1992 Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends

1992 Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week

1993 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments

1993 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in Los Angeles CA

1993 General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving

1994 "Les Miserables," opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore

1994 Actor Jean-Claude van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok

1994 President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

1994 STS-60 (Discovery) launches into orbit

1995 Air Force Lt. Colonel Eileen Collins becomes the first woman commander of a U.S. space mission as the shuttle Discovery blasts off from Cape Kennedy.

1995 STS 63 (Discovery 19), launches into orbit

1996 Visitor posting - Gimena Alexis Williams born, at 7:32am in Santa Rosa, CA - USA

1997 Sixth general elections held in Pakistan under 1973 constitution.

1998 Cavalese cable-car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.

1998 Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.

1998 Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, violates probation with 14 year-old father of her baby

1998 Stamps commemorating Princess Diana go on sale across Britain

1998 US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20

1999 In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.

2000 Natalie Rasmussen and Ryan Crump start dating

2004 Jannes Eidesgaard becomes Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands.

2007 The Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

2010 US Transportation secretary Ray LaHood advises owners of recalled Toyotas to stop driving them, seek repair. This on the heels of Toyota's 5 million car recall worldwide.

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