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Daily Run Down: 04/28/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1192, Conrad of Montferrat dies.
  • In 1503, The Battle of Cerignola is fought.
  • In 1630, English Poet Charles Cotton is born.
  • In 1758, 5th President of the United States, James Monroe, is born.
  • In 1788, Maryland ratifies the Constitution of the United States.
  • In 1792, France invades the Austrian Netherlands starting the French Revolutionary War.
  • In 1869, Ten Miles of Track is laid on the Central Pacific Railroad.
  • In 1908, Austro-Hungarian industrialist, and savior of many Jews during World War II, Oskar Schindler is born.
  • In 1920, Azerbaijan is annexed into the Soviet Union.
  • In 1926, American Author Harper Lee was born.
  • In 1932, A vaccine for Yellow Fever is announced.
  • In 1934, American Author Lois Lowry was born.
  • In 1937, Iraqi Politician Saddam Hussein is born.
  • In 1944, American Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox dies.
  • In 1945, Benito Mussolini and his Mistress Calra Petacci are executed.
  • In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns at Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
  • In 1969, Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
  • In 1996, President Bill Clinton gives a 4 1/2 hour videotaped testimony for his defense of the Whitewater Controversy.
 

Look for more current news later and another historical daily run down next week.

There are 18 stories this week.

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Daily Run Down: 08/19/2012: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 14, Roman Emperor Augustus dies.
  • In 43 BC, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, later known as Augustus, is elected Consul.
  • In 1561, Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland.
  • In 1689, English Writer Samuel Richardson is born.
  • In 1692, Five People are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
  • In 1768, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • In 1848, The New York Herald breaks the news of the Gold Rush in California.
  • In 1861, The first ascent of Weisshorn, fifth heights summit in the Alps, is accomplished.
  • In 1871, American aviation pioneer, Orville Wright, is born.
  • In 1883, French clothing designer, Coco Chanel, is born.
  • In 1906, American Inventor Philo Farnsworth is born.
  • In 1909, The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place.
  • In 1919, Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
  • In 1919, American publisher Malcolm Forbes is born.
  • In 1921, Gene Roddenberry, American Television producer, is born.
  • In 1934, The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
  • In 1946, Former United States President, Bill Clinton, was born.
  • In 1955, Severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
  • In 1963, American Actor John Stamos was born.
  • In 1966, American country Musician Lee Ann Womack was born.
  • In 1969, American Actor Matthew Perry was born.
  • In 1980, Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies.
  • In 2010, Operation Iraqi Freedom ends.

Look for more current news tomorrow and another historical Daily Run Down next week.

There are 23 historical stories today.

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Daily Run Down 02/26/2011

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

  • Former President Bill Clinton believes that too much ethanol will spark food riots.
  • In a Bid to keep selling product, Sony has slashed the price of the PSP to $130.
  • LiveScience has an article on the Myths of Stuttering.
  • The Motorola Xoom has been rooted in two hours.
  • Fluttering Debris Slams the Spaceshuttle Discovery’s Heat Shield.
  • Politico is suggesting that the Department of Justice may stop the Google Acquisition of ITA.
  • Mobile Me can now only be purchased online.
  • Four Amish Children have drowned in a flooded Kentucky creek.
  • Some Mosquito-Attacking Fungas has been engineered to block malaria.
  • Consumer Reports cannot recommend the Verizon iPhone.
  • An Exotic superfluid has been found in an Ultra-Dense galaxy corpse.
  • HarperCollins is limiting the number of checkouts on E-books before libraries need to re-buy them.
  • It seems like Nanny-Cams are becoming more commonplace.
  • The White House has frozen Libyan Assets.

Look for more stories tomorrow. If an important story has been missed please leave it in the comments.

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Daily Run Down 01/17/2011

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

  • Nokia is going to cease free music downloads for new handsets.
  • 13 Japanese companies are joining fuel cell adoption.
  • Congresswoman Giffords condition has been upgraded to serious.
  • Former Vice Presidental Candidate, and Brother in law to John F. Kennedy, Sargent Shriver has been hospitalized outside Washington, D.C..
  • Longtime Charlie Danield Band member, Tommy Crain, has died at the age of 59.
  • The University of Illinois has received more than $90 Million for a SuperComputer.
  • The Naperville Apple Store has been burglarized for a second time in a year.
  • Bumblebees may have been done in by a parasite.
  • Volvo is demoing auto-pilot technology for cars.
  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking another Medical leave.
  • An Ex-Swiss Banker has given WikiLeaks some documents regarding tax evasion by the Wealthy.
  • ABI Research is claiming Femtocells may boost other devices besides cell phones.
  • In an effort to combat piracy the Music Industry is going to sell Digital singles the same day as the Radio release.
  • Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Rahm Emmanuel.
  • Starbucks is going to claim abstinence.
  • The Milky Way may have a satellite galaxy that is mostly dark matter.

Look for more stories tomorrow. If an important story has been missed please leave it in the comments.

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Daily Run Down: 02-11-2010

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

  • Apple has released a firmware update for the Mac Pros to fix the Audio processor spike bug.
  • Kanex has shown off it’s HDMI to Mini displayPort adapter at Macworld 2010.
  • Apple now has a promotional countdown to it’s 10 Billionth Song Sold.
  • Microsoft has unleashed Office 2011 for the Mac.
  • Microsoft decided to drop some hints at a possiblity of having Microsoft Office for iPad.
  • An Oak Tree that is 1200 years old has succomb to the weather in Britain and died.
  • YouTube competitor Veoh has filed for bankruptcy.
  • There is a product, the Ultraslide, for the extreme exercisers. It reminds me of the Disney Movie Heavyweights.
  • Palm Pre and Pixi have not been halted as suspected. They are just on hold for the Chinese New Year.
  • Former President Bill Clinton has undergone a heart procedure.
  • Tivo is announcing something on March 2nd in New York City.
  • Eleven letters from J.D. Salinger offer a glimpse at the secluded author’s interests.
  • Rumors are abound about Google purchasing search engine Aardvark.
  • Josh Schnell over at Macgasm.net has an interesting take on the iPad and iPhone combo for gaming.
  • British Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead at his London Home.
  • NASA has decided to open an observatory to study the sun.
  • The cause for the Sand Dunes of Mars have been discovered.
  • Chicago White Sox player, Frank Thomas, has officially retired.

Look for more stories tomorrow

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