Live Long and Prosper Mr. Spock

Leonard Nimoy a man who was made famous for his role as Mr. Spock on the Television show Star Trek has died at the age of 83. Nimoy had suffered from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to his habit of smoking. Once he learned of the diagnosis of COPD, he tweeted the following:

His last twitter post was this:

To make it all too real.

Star.Trek.Commander.Chair.Empty

Do as Mr. Spock says, and quit smoking. Even better, don’t start.

RIP Wild Bill Guarnere

In case you don’t know who William “Wild Bill” Guarnere is, he was part of the famed “Band of Brothers”. The Band of Brothers is also known as the “Screaming Eagles”. To learn more about him, head here.

Wild Bill Guarnere

Daily Run Down 07/04/2013: Evening Edition

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Total Number of stories: 61

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Daily Run Down 07/03/2013: Evening Edition

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Total Number of stories: 40

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Daily Run Down 06/30/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1422, The Battle of Arbedo begins.
  • In 1470, Charles VIII of France is born.
  • In 1559, King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting battle.
  • In 1685, English writer John Gay is born.
  • In 1794, Native Americans, under Blue Jacket, attack Fort Recovery.
  • In 1805, The United States Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.
  • In 1860, An evolutionary debate occurs at Oxford.
  • In 1882, Charles J. Guiteau is hanged.
  • In 1905, Albert Einstein publishes a paper introducing Special Relativity.
  • In 1906, The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act.
  • In 1934, The Night of the Long Knives event occurs.
  • In 1934, German Nazi Officer Karl Ernst dies.
  • In 1947, American businessman Barry Bremen is born.
  • In 1953, The first Chevy Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
  • In 1960, Congro gains independence from Belgium.
  • In 1971, Soviet Astronaut Vladislav Volkov dies.
  • In 1972, The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
  • In 1987, The Royal Canadian Mint issues the $1 coin, known as a Loonie.
  • In 1997, The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the China.
  • In 2011, American businessman Barry Bremen dies.
 

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Daily Run Down 06/28/2013: Evening Edition

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Total Number of stories: 43

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Daily Run Down 06/23/2013: Evening Edition

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Total Number of stories: 34

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Daily Run Down 06/23/2013: Historical Edition

Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.

  • In 1212, Constance of Aragon dies.
  • In 1373, Joan II of Naples is born.
  • In 1612, Flemish mathematician Andre Tacquet is born.
  • In 1683, William Penn signs a friendship letter with the Lenni Lenape Indians of Pennsylvania.
  • In 1686, William Coventry, English Statesman, dies.
  • In 1757, At the Battle of Plassey, 3,000 British Troops defeat the 50,000-strong Indian Army.
  • In 1810, John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
  • In 1860, The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
  • In 1894, The International Olympic Committee is formed.
  • In 1894, Edward VIII of the United Kingdom is born.
  • In 1912, English Mathematician Alan Turing is born.
  • In 1926, The College Board administers its first SAT exam.
  • In 1947, The United States Senate overturns the veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
  • In 1959, A fire at a resort Hotel in Stalheim Norway kills 34 people.
  • In 1969, Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
  • In 1972, President Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H.R. Halderman are taped talking about obstruct the Watergate investigation.
  • In 1995, American biologist and physician Jonas Salk dies.


Daily Run Down 06/20/2013: Evening Edition

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Total Number of stories: 44

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Daily Run Down 06/20/2013: Morning Edition

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Total Number of stories: 82

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