so it is now my bday and i am at work.
check this out:
Mon Aug. 19, 2002 by Astrocenter.com
Get-togethers with close friends may find you discussing philosophy, science, or other complex schools of thought. You'll enjoy it, but more important than the subject matter itself will be the sense of growing closer to those around you. There may be a few new people involved; be sure and take their phone numbers, dear Leo, for you'll want to follow up with them later. Tonight: Expect a passionate encounter with a lover.
This Day in History
On Aug. 19, 1812, the U.S.S. Constitution defeated the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812.
On this date:
In 1848, the New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California.
In 1929, the comedy program "Amos and Andy," starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network radio debut on NBC.
In 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler.
In 1942, about 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France, suffering about 3,000 casualties.
In 1955, severe flooding in the Northeast claimed some 200 lives.
In 1960, a tribunal in Moscow convicted American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage.
In 1974, U.S. Ambassador Rodger P. Davies was fatally wounded by a bullet that penetrated the American embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, during a protest by Greek Cypriots.
In 1976, President Ford won the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in Kansas City.
In 1977, comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.
In 1991, Soviet hard-liners announced to a shocked world that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. (The coup collapsed two days later.)
Ten years ago: The third night of the Republican national convention in Houston, billed as "family values night," featured first lady Barbara Bush and Marilyn Quayle, wife of Vice President Quayle, as speakers.
Five years ago: Carl Drega, a 67-year-old resident of Colebrook, N.H., shot and killed a part-time judge, two state troopers and a newspaper editor before being killed in a gun battle with police.
One year ago: An underground methane and coal dust explosion in Ukraine killed 55 miners. Davis Toms won the PGA Championship ( news – web sites) with a 1-under-par 69. Donald Woods, a veteran South African newspaper editor and apartheid opponent, died in Sutton, England, at age 67. Soul singer Betty Everett died in Beloit, Wis., at age 61.
and i share my bday with:
August 19th ï¿½ Rapper Lil' Romeo is 13.
ï¿½ Actor J. Evan Bonifant is 17.
ï¿½ Tennis player Mary Joe Fernandez is 31.
ï¿½ Country singer Clay Walker is 33.
ï¿½ Actor Matthew Perry is 33.
ï¿½ Country singer-songwriter Mark McGuinn is 34.
ï¿½ TV reporter Tabitha Soren is 35.
ï¿½ Country singer Lee Ann Womack is 36.
ï¿½ Actor Kevin Dillon is 37.
ï¿½ Actress Kyra Sedgwick is 37.
ï¿½ Actor John Stamos is 39.
ï¿½ Actor Eric Lutes is 40.
ï¿½ Actor Martin Donovan is 45.
ï¿½ Singer-songwriter Gary Chapman is 45.
ï¿½ Actor Adam Arkin is 46.
ï¿½ Actor Peter Gallagher is 47.
ï¿½ Political consultant Mary Matalin is 49.
ï¿½ Actor Jonathan Frakes is 50.
ï¿½ Rock musician John Deacon (Queen) is 51.
ï¿½ Actor Gerald McRaney is 54.
ï¿½ Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore ( news – web sites), is 54.
ï¿½ Former President Clinton ( news – web sites) is 56.
ï¿½ Rock singer Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) is 57.
ï¿½ Country singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 58.
ï¿½ Singer Billy J. Kramer is 59.
ï¿½ Sen. Fred Thompson ( news, bio, voting record), a Tennessee Republican, is 60.
ï¿½ Actress Jill St. John is 62.
ï¿½ Singer Johnny Nash is 62.
ï¿½ Rock musician Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 63.
ï¿½ Actress Diana Muldaur is 64.
ï¿½ Tennis coach Renee Richards is 68.
ï¿½ Actress Debra Paget is 69.
ï¿½ Former jockey Willie Shoemaker is 71.
ï¿½ Actor L.Q. Jones is 75.
and then we have deaths:
August 19 , 0440- Sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies
August 19 , 0472- Ricimer, Barbaars general, dies
August 19 , 1493- Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77
August 19 , 1580- Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71
August 19 , 1601- Michael the Brave, ruler of Turkey, dies
August 19 , 1650- Abraham de Verwer, painter, buried at about 55
August 19 , 1654- Yom Tov Lipmann Heller, rabbi/author (Tosefot Yom Tov), dies
August 19 , 1691- Mustafa Kï¿½prï¿½lï¿½, Turkish grand vizer, dies in battle
August 19 , 1699- Josï¿½ Saenz d'aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69
August 19 , 1719- Karl H Freiherr von Canstein, German lawyer, dies at 52
August 19 , 1744- Carlo Arrigoni, composer, dies at 46
August 19 , 1753- [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66
August 19 , 1780- Bernhard Haltenberger, composer, dies at 32
August 19 , 1795- Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer, dies at 67
August 19 , 1812- Vincenzo Righini, composer, dies at 56
August 19 , 1813- Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer, dies at 54
August 19 , 1813- Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer, dies at 61
August 19 , 1822- Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer, dies at 62
August 19 , 1851- Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80
August 19 , 1872- Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer, dies at 63
August 19 , 1876- George Smith, English assyriologist (script), dies at 36
August 19 , 1881- Joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79
August 19 , 1888- Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
August 19 , 1889- Jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60
August 19 , 1891- Gestur P lsson, Icelandic writer (Verdandi, Ritsafn), dies at 38
August 19 , 1892- Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer, dies at 62
August 19 , 1909- Rembt THPLA of Boneval Faure, lawyer/1st-Member of parliament, dies
August 19 , 1912- Alfonse Hasselmans, composer, dies at 67
August 19 , 1922- Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81
August 19 , 1929- Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57
August 19 , 1936- Federico Garcï¿½a Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
August 19 , 1944- Gï¿½nther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62
August 19 , 1944- Henry J Wood, English conductor (My Life of Music, Proms), dies at 75
August 19 , 1947- Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67
August 19 , 1954- Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73
August 19 , 1955- Gï¿½za Rï¿½vï¿½sz, Hungary/Dutch psychologist (Talent & genius), dies at 76
August 19 , 1958- Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
August 19 , 1959- Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
August 19 , 1962- Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
August 19 , 1967- Carl W de Vries, Dutch (Great-granddad King William III), dies at 84
August 19 , 1967- Isaac Deutscher, Polish/Eng historian (Stalin-biography), dies at 60
August 19 , 1968- Sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44
August 19 , 1971- Walther Victor, writer, dies
August 19 , 1974- … Davies, US ambassador on Cyprus, murdered
August 19 , 1976- Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
August 19 , 1976- Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
August 19 , 1976- Ken Wadsworth, cricketer (Exciting NZ keeper), dies of cancer at 29
August 19 , 1977- Groucho Martin, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86
August 19 , 1979- Dorsey Burnette, rocker, dies at 46 of a heart attack
August 19 , 1981- Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74
August 19 , 1986- Hermione Baddeley, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79
August 19 , 1986- Jacob A W Burger, chairman (Dutch soc-dem party), dies at 81
August 19 , 1986- Lorenzo Tucker, actor (Black King), dies
August 19 , 1987- Hayden Rorke, Brooklyn, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Night Walker), dies
August 19 , 1990- Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
August 19 , 1992- Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48
August 19 , 1993- Jean King, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
August 19 , 1993- Lucinda Ballard, US costume designer/wife of Howard Dietz, dies at 90
August 19 , 1994- John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington, dies at 59
August 19 , 1994- Ladislav Fuks, Czech author (Thï¿½odore Mundstock), dies at 70
August 19 , 1994- Linus Pauling, Nobel prize scientist (Vitamin C advocate), dies at 93
August 19 , 1994- Nancy Keene Lancaster, US/British architect (Binnen House), dies at 96
August 19 , 1994- Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky, poet, dies at 64
August 19 , 1994- Walter Bartley, biochemist, dies at 78
August 19 , 1995- Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
August 19 , 1995- Pierre Schaeffer, composer/radio innovator, dies at 85
i am f'n bored at work. i had sushi for lunch. i am peeing like every 30 minutes from drinking too much coffee.
it is freezing in here. it has to be like 60. and we are all wearing "summer work wear" booooo
tonights plans are uncertain. hopefully i wont have to work tomorrow and can go get some booze.
ohhhhh yeah. tomorrow i go to uic and get my u-pass. it will be great. free transportation across the city. i cant wait.
also i won the bike on ebay. she is a real beauty. it has fenders..is that what they are called? i think it is a 3 speed. made by montgomery ward. baby blue. big ass seat. i cant wait.
i really just want to go home. i guess i shoul dclock in and finish all the work that it here. i can get it done in about 10 minutes. i should probably make it last a good hour or so.
i had to re-install programs today cause this computer is a piece of shit. i woul dopen up some ads and everything would lock and the file would not fully open. it needed to be cut.
ugh. back to work.