Sunday, January 31, 2016

REVEALED: Hillary's Chief Of Staff Did Something Unbelievable... Right Up There With Email Scandal

REVEALED: Hillary's Chief Of Staff Did Something Unbelievable... Right Up There With Email Scandal:

 "The use of personal Blackberrys by State Department officials has been a major focus of the ongoing investigation into Clinton’s communications protocol at the helm of the U.S. diplomatic corps. About a year before Mills’ lost her device — during Clinton’s first year as secretary of state — the man then heading up the department’s diplomatic security bureau issued a direct warning against the use of such devices.

He wrote in a 2009 memo that he could not “stress too strongly” the fact that “any unclassified BlackBerry is highly vulnerable in any setting to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving emails, and exploring calendars.”

As with so many examples of questionable behavior, Hillary Clinton apparently felt the rules did not apply to her…or to her inner circle."

BREAKING: Major Biblical Discovery Rocking the Globe: Islam Livid!

BREAKING: Major Biblical Discovery Rocking the Globe: Islam Livid!:

"Archaeologists have exhumed an ancient discovery which proves Israel’s existence long before Palestine was even a thought.

Yes, Muslims – excuse me – ‘members of the religion of peace’ are totally pissed off about this!"

More Companies Recognizing That College Degrees are Unnecessary

More Companies Recognizing That College Degrees are Unnecessary | Intellectual Takeout:
Is it time to recognize that a college degree does not necessarily guarantee a good employee?
Due to the rising costs of college, some American students are beginning to wonder if a college degree is really worth it.
But many students trod the college path anyway, fearing that employers won’t glance at their resume without a B.A.
Fortunately for students in the U.K., some companies are beginning to recognize the folly of such a move.
According to The Telegraph, the Penguin book company has announced that a college degree is no longer a prerequisite for applying for one of its jobs.
This follows the announcement that U.K. recruiting giant, Ernst & Young, is removing its degree classification system from the application process. 
Their reason?
“[T]here is ‘no evidence’ success at university correlates with achievement in later life.”  
...More frequently we hear of American employers discovering that their new hires are ill-prepared for the workforce, in spite of impressive college credentials.
But if some American companies were to follow in Penguin’s footsteps and nix their degree requirements, is it possible that they might discover more intelligent, hard-working applicants for their workforce?
Is it time to recognize that a college degree does not necessarily guarantee a good employee?

Fascinating!-----When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages

When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages | Toronto Star:
When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages

In the early 1950s, the U.S. air force measured more than 4,000 pilots on 140 dimensions of size, in order to tailor cockpit design to the "average" pilot. But it turned out the average airman didn't exist.In the early 1950s, a young lieutenant realized the fatal flaw in the cockpit design of U.S. air force jets. 

Todd Rose explains in an excerpt from his book, The End of Average.

REVEALED: You'll Never Guess Who Was 'Guarding' Hillary When She Snuck Off To Libya

REVEALED: You'll Never Guess Who Was 'Guarding' Hillary When She Snuck Off To Libya:

"The Barack Obama White House and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are infamous in conservative quarters for seeming to have a big blind spot when it comes to Islamic terrorism, but for them to allow a known terrorist to be intimately involved in “security” for an official Clinton trip to war-torn Libya is a level incompetence that borders on shocking.

According to British journalist Robert Verkaik, that’s exactly what happened when Clinton visited Libya in October 2011, after the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi but before the Benghazi attack."

You Ought to Have a Look: 2015 Temperatures, Climate Sensitivity, and the Warming Hiatus

You Ought to Have a Look: 2015 Temperatures, Climate Sensitivity, and the Warming Hiatus | Cato @ Liberty:
"What’s lost in a lot of the discussion about human-caused climate change is not that the sum of human activities is leading to some warming of the earth’s temperature, but that the observed rate of warming (both at the earth’s surface and throughout the lower atmosphere) is considerably less than has been anticipated by the collection of climate models upon whose projections climate alarm (i.e., justification for strict restrictions on the use of fossil fuels) is built.
We highlight in this issue of You Ought to Have a Look a couple of articles that address this issue that we think are worth checking out.
First is this post from Steve McIntyre over at Climate Audit that we managed to dig out from among all the “record temperatures of 2015” stories. In his analysis, McIntyre places the 2015 global temperature anomaly not in real world context, but in the context of the world of climate models.
Climate model-world is important because it is in that realm where climate change catastrophes play out, and that influences the actions of real-world people to try to keep them contained in model-world.
So how did the observed 2015 temperatures compare to model world expectations? 
Not so well.
In a series of tweets over the holidays, we pointed out that the El Niño-fueled, record-busting, high temperatures of 2015 barely reached to the temperatures of an average year expected by the climate models.
All of the individual models have trends well above observations…   There are now over 440 months of data and these discrepancies will not vanish with a few months of El Nino.
Be sure to check out the whole article here
We’re pretty sure you won’t read about any of this in the mainstream media.
....After tearing through the numerous methodological deficiencies and misapplied statistics contained in the paper, Neal is left shaking his head at the peer-review process that gave rise to the publication of this paper in the first place, and offered this warning:
Those familiar with the scientific literature will realize that completely wrong papers are published regularly, even in peer-reviewed journals, and even when (as for this paper) many of the flaws ought to have been obvious to the reviewers.  So perhaps there’s nothing too notable about the publication of this paper.  On the other hand, one may wonder whether the stringency of the review process was affected by how congenial the paper’s conclusions were to the editor and reviewers.  One may also wonder whether a paper reaching the opposite conclusion would have been touted as a great achievement by Stanford University. Certainly this paper should be seen as a reminder that the reverence for “peer-reviewed scientific studies” sometimes seen in popular expositions is unfounded.
Well said.

Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse - The Washington Post:

Leon Drolet shared Antony Davies's post.
15 hrs
Why wait for November's election? Those who want to "Feel the Bern" can move to Venezuela right now and feel the full burn of socialism.
When early astronomers had the Earth rather than the Sun at the center of the solar system, scientists had to keep tweaking their theories to get them to comport with what they observed.
Try as they might to insist that the Earth was the center of the solar system, reality refused to cooperate. When astronomers finally admitted that the Sun was the center, all the convoluted tweaking disappeared, and the motions of the planets finally made plain sense.
So too are socialists constantly tweaking their economic models in an attempt to explain why reality never delivers the nirvana they promise.
Reality is finally having the last word.
"The only question now is whether Venezuela's government or economy will completely collapse first.
The key word there is "completely." 
Both are well into their death throes. 
Indeed, Venezuela's ruling party just lost congressional elections that gave the opposition a veto-proof majority, and it's hard to see that getting any better for them any time soon — or ever. 
Incumbents, after all, don't tend to do too well when, according to the International Monetary Fund, their economy shrinks 10 percent one year, an additional 6 percent the next, and inflation explodes to 720 percent. 
It's no wonder, then, that markets expect Venezuela to default on its debt in the very near future. 
The country is basically bankrupt.
That's not an easy thing to do when you have the largest oil reserves in the world, but Venezuela has managed it. 
Well, a combination of bad luck and worse policies. 
The first step was when Hugo Chávez's socialist government started spending more money on the poor, with everything from two-cent gasoline to free housing. 
Now, there's nothing wrong with that — in fact, it's a good idea in general — but only as long as you actually, well, have the money to spend. 
And by 2005 or so, Venezuela didn't."

Lunch video-----40th Anniversary of Ultralights Celebrated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015


Hold On To Your Hats...Obama Just Sounded Off On The 'White Oscars': 'It Makes Everybody...'

Hold On To Your Hats...Obama Just Sounded Off On The 'White Oscars': 'It Makes Everybody...':

"With headline-hungry liberals claiming outrage over an all-white lineup in major Oscar nominations for the second year in a row, it’s no surprise that the complainer in chief in the White House couldn’t stay out of it for long. He is, after all, an expert on movie-making and artful cinematic performance, apparently."

See this movie!!-----13 Hours: a thoughtful war movie directed by Michael Bay... really?

13 Hours: a thoughtful war movie directed by Michael Bay... really? | Film | The Guardian:

“I’ve had just about enough of this 2012 Alamo bullshit,” says one of the besieged CIA security contractors in Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.
And I know how he feels, considering how often it reminds me of every other movie of its kind, from Black Hawk Down through Lone Survivor, American Sniper, and such John Wayne flag-wavers as Sands Of Iwo Jima and – ah, there it is – The Alamo.
....As a lefty, I’m honour-bound to despise this movie, but I just can’t.
It deserves its place among the movies I opened with, and at the top of Michael Bay’s catalogue.

New CBO study shows that ‘the rich’ don’t just pay their ‘fair share,’ they pay almost everybody’s share

New CBO study shows that ‘the rich’ don’t just pay their ‘fair share,’ they pay almost everybody’s share - AEI | Carpe Diem Blog » AEIdeas:
"...major implication of the CBO report – almost the entire burden: 
a) of all transfer payments made to American households and
b) of all non-financed government spending, falls on just one group of Americans – the top one-fifth of US households by income. "

Scientists Want NOAA To Stop Hiding Global Warming Data

Scientists Want NOAA To Stop Hiding Global Warming Data | The Daily Caller
Hundreds of scientists sent a letter to lawmakers Thursday warning National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists may have violated federal laws when they published a 2015 study purporting to eliminate the 15-year “hiatus” in global warming from the temperature record.
“We, the undersigned, scientists, engineers, economists and others, who have looked carefully into the effects of carbon dioxide released by human activities, wish to record our support for the efforts of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology to ensure that federal agencies complied with federal guidelines that implemented the Data Quality Act,” some 300 scientists, engineers and other experts wrote to Chairman of the House Science Committee, Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith.
“In our opinion… NOAA has failed to observe the OMB [Office of Management and Budget] (and its own) guidelines, established in relation to the Data Quality Act.”
The Data Quality Act requires federal agencies like NOAA to “ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information, including statistical information.”
...Of the 300 letter signers, 150 had doctorates in a related field. 
Signers also included: 25 climate or atmospheric scientists, 23 geologists, 18 meteorologists, 51 engineers, 74 physicists, 20 chemists and 12 economists. Additionally, one signer was a Nobel Prize winning physicist and two were astronauts..."

ALERT: Arrests Made In Connection To Russian Plane Crash...Sinister Details Revealed

ALERT: Arrests Made In Connection To Russian Plane Crash...Sinister Details Revealed:

"An investigation into the downing of a Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai last October — killing all 224 on board — has reportedly resulted in the arrest of four individuals on suspicion of planting a bomb onboard the passenger jet. And one of the suspects is said to be an Egypt Air mechanic whose cousin just so happens to be a fighter for the Islamic State."


"Now, isn’t that reassuring! 
Allison Lerner is the inspector general at the National Science Foundation. 
She and her small team of investigators and auditors have been warning for a long time that hundreds of funding proposals submitted to NSF contain plagiarized passages and/or made-up data. 
The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s Ethan Barton was told by a senior NSF official that it’s impossible to know if grant recipients actually spend the funds as promised. 
Maybe it’s time somebody in Congress or at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue listened to Lerner?"

AM Fruitcake

Cartoons: Mike Lester for January 29, 2016

History for January 31

History for January 31 -
Jackie Robinson 1919, Norman Mailer 1929, Ernie Banks 1931 

Suzanne Pleshette 1937, Jessica Walter 1944, Minnie Driver 1971 

1865 - In America, General Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of the Confederate armies. 

1893 - The trademark "Coca-Cola" was first registered in the United States Patent Office. 

1940 - The first Social Security check was issued by the U.S. Government. 

1945 - Private Eddie Slovik became the only U.S. soldier since the U.S. Civil War to be executed for desertion. 

1946 - A new constitution in Yugoslavia created six constituent republics (Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia) subordinated to a central authority, on the model of the USSR. 

1950 - U.S. President Truman announced that he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb. 

1958 - Explorer I was put into orbit around the earth. It was the first U.S. earth satellite. 

1971 - Astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Rep. Darrell Issa: FBI Director Wants ‘to Indict Both Huma and Hillary’ Over Email Scandal |

Rep. Darrell Issa: FBI Director Wants ‘to Indict Both Huma and Hillary’ Over Email Scandal |

"The FBI is itching to indict Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her longtime aid Huma Abedin on charges of conducting classified and sensitive work on unsecured venues, according to former House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)."

New York Public Urination Laws And Racism

New York Public Urination Laws And Racism | The Daily Caller
New York City’s city council is set to dilute a host of criminal laws including laws against public urination and excessive noise because council members believe too many members of minorities are getting arrested.
The New York Police Department already relaxed its enforcement of many quality-of-life laws after years of enforcing exactly such laws led to record lows of crime in the once-much-grittier city, reports The New York Times,
This relaxation strategy wasn’t enough for city lawmakers.
“We know that the system has been really rigged against communities of color in particular,” council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, told the Times.
“So the question has always been, what can we do in this job to minimize unnecessary interaction with the criminal justice system, so that these young people can really fulfill their potential?”
On Monday, Mark-Viverito and other council members will introduce a set of bills called the Criminal Justice Reform Act.
The laws are designed to make several quality-of-life laws much more toothless.
Misdemeanor crimes to be nearly-but-not-quite decriminalized include public urination, excessive noise, drinking in public, marijuana possession and miscellaneous public park-related infractions..."

San Francisco park debuts open-air urinal

San Francisco park debuts open-air urinal | Fox News
SAN FRANCISCO –  "San Francisco's iconic Dolores Park is now home to the city's first open-air urinal, the latest move to combat the destructive scourge of public urination in the City by the Bay.
The concrete circular urinal is out in the open, though plants and a screen offer some privacy.
It's a welcome addition for the park that had just three toilets, which led many to relieve themselves in bushes and on buildings.
"Honestly, we were ready to go pee anywhere," San Francisco resident Aaron Cutler told news station KNTV. "So any facility is better than none."
The park now features 27 toilets, including the outdoor urinal, thanks to more than $20 million in renovations.
They were the park's first upgrades in 60 years. San Francisco Recreation and Park Department spokeswoman Sarah Madland said she wasn't aware of any other cities with a public urinal..."

Center for Medical Progress Releases Financial Documents That Allegedly ‘Demonstrate an Illegal Scheme’ by Planned Parenthood |

Center for Medical Progress Releases Financial Documents That Allegedly ‘Demonstrate an Illegal Scheme’ by Planned Parenthood |

"The Center for Medical Progress released financial documents Thursday that they say provide evidence that Planned Parenthood profited from the sale of aborted fetal body parts.

On Monday, a Texas grand jury indicted David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, and Sandra Merritt for their roles in the release of controversial undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives appearing to negotiate the price of aborted fetal body parts with actors portraying buyers from a human biologics company.

Both Daleiden and Merritt were indicted on charges of tampering with a governmental record, and Daleiden was additionally indicted for prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs. No Planned Parenthood employees were indicted."

Man Jailed for Unregistered Cat

Man Jailed for Unregistered Cat - Hit & Run :
"File this under one way America's overcriminalization hasn't caught up to Canada's, at least: retired Quebec refrigeration technician Dan Smith is going to jail for failing to register his cat.
Under the law in Smith's hometown of Gatineau, Quebec, all cat owners must obtain proper documentation for their furry friends. Smith, however, insists the cat in question isn't his, but rather a feral cat that his estranged-wife would feed.
Nonetheless, Smith has accepted his fate, turning himself in to Gatineau police on Thursday morning, the Ottawa Sun reports.
"I want to get this over with," Smith said. "I’m turning myself in," Smith told a woman at the front desk of the station. "I’m surrendering."
Smith has been chased for months by animal control officers and police in Gatineau over a $276 charge — fine and court costs — after being found guilty last summer of not having a licence for a cat, as required under municipal bylaw.
Smith, however, says that "Winnie" isn’t his, and it’s feral anyway, and he doesn’t even live in Gatineau. 
He says Winnie belongs to his estranged wife, with whom he still shares a Gatineau home even though he also has a place across the river in Vanier.
Smith says he bears no resentment against the animal.
Who Smith does blame is an overzealous SPCA officer and a Gatineau bylaw, which requires cats to be licensed, but doesn’t make a distinction for a feral cat such as Winnie.
The cat first showed up their door 12 years ago and stuck around because his wife kept feeding it, Smith says.
Smith opted to spend three days in jail rather than pay the $326 in fines and court fees he owes by this point.
"It’s the principle," he told the Sun. "Why should I pay a fine if I don’t own a cat?""

10 Reasons ESPN is MSNBC With Better Video

10 Reasons ESPN is MSNBC With Better Video:
ESPN is the latest on the dump Trump bandwagon. 
The network is pulling its July 14 ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club over Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican illegal immigrants last month.
The only surprise here is that it took ESPN so long to join NBCUniversal, Univision and Macy’s in punishing the billionaire GOP hopeful. ESPN, after all, is an exquisitely liberal outfit and has been for a long time – like MSNBC with cool video clips and catchphrases. 
True to form, its statement about moving the golf tournament included fluffy boilerplate about “diversity” and “inclusion of all sports fans. 
Except, of course, those who don’t want their favorite games served with a heaping side of lefty social commentary.
To watch ESPN is to be reminded that liberal groupthink isn’t just a problem in “hard news” organizations. 
Here are 10 reasons why.
  1. Courage for ‘Caitlyn’ –The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is going to ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner, beating out a double amputee Iraq vet who competes in Crossfit races and Dancing with the Stars.
  2. Sam the Sham – Gay football player Michael Sam’s NFL career went as far as his on-field talent could take him, but it wasn’t for a lack of cheerleading and highchair pounding from ESPN, which elaborately planned its broadcast of Sam kissing his partner.
  3. Lefty Bullpen – People are policy, and ESPN’ boasts toxic liberal blowhard Keith Olbermann, while ombudsman Robert Lipsyte hails from The New York Times and Mother Jones.
  4. The Race is to the Race-Obsessed – When St. Louis Rams players made the phony Hands-Up-Don’t-Shoot gesture before a game, ESPN’s Howard Bryant approved, while host Jemele Hill bemoaned “a mentality in our society that it’s ok to … kill black men period.”
  5. Foul (Corn)Ball – In 2012, Rob Parker wondered on First Take (with full knowledge of the show’s producers) if Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was a “brother or a cornball brother” (ie. sufficiently black).
  6. Drop the Mascot –Outside the Lines host Bob Ley compared the Washington Redskins’ name to slavery and Jackie Robinson, while  Olbermann was predictably bombastic.
  7. Throw them to the Lions – When NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay, Chris Broussard said his faith taught him it was a sin. ESPN issued a corporate apology.
  8. Par for the Course – In 2011, PGA pro and analyst Paul Azinger tweeted “Potus has played more golf than me this month. I’ve created more jobs than him.” ESPN publicly rebuked Azinger.
  9. Hooking it Left – Pardon the Interruption hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon played golf with Obama. Kornheiser recently attacked Marco Rubio for having been a gullible 8-yr-old.
  10. A) Rushing Offense – In 2003 Rush Limbaugh controversially said on NFL Sunday Countdown that the Eagles’ Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted a black QB to do well. Rush resigned. ESPN accepted.
    B) In 2009, when Rush joined a group interested in buying the St. Louis Rams, Wilbon said Rush “may be a straight up bigot” and called him “universally reviled by African-Americans.”
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Lunch video-----Animated map shows how religion spread around the world


BREAKING: Navy SEAL Member of Congress Drops Bombshell About Iranian Capture of US Sailors

BREAKING: Navy SEAL Member of Congress Drops Bombshell About Iranian Capture of US Sailors:

“I think America needs to know the truth about whether or not the situation was from a lack of training or something more,” he said. “Where did the Iranians intercept them? Did they intercept them with a superior force? Were they actually in Iranian territorial waters or were they in international waters?”

The American people demand answers to those questions — but don’t get your hopes up. The American people have demanded a lot of things from this administration that it has never given them."

5 differences between Navy and Air Force fighter pilots

5 differences between Navy and Air Force fighter pilots
T-45_GoshawksBoth the Navy and Air Force fly jets, right? 
So what’s the difference between fighter pilots from the two branches of service?

Why Hillary’s EmailGate Matters: In casually disregarding basic security, Secret…

Instapundit » Blog Archive » JOHN SCHINDLER: Why Hillary’s EmailGate Matters: In casually disregarding basic security, Secret…:
JOHN SCHINDLER: Why Hillary’s EmailGate Matters: In casually disregarding basic security, Secretary Clinton harmed our country and helped our adversaries.

"Her disregard wasn’t casual.
It was a conscious and involved scheme to avoid the Freedom of Information Act, and possibly also Obama Administration scrutiny of her actions.
She put the nation as a whole at risk, along with individual lives of intelligence sources, for political reasons: to avoid accountability."
Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 8:57 am


Being Libtarded - Normally I don't post here unless it is in...:
"The entire rationale for wind turbines is to stop global warming by reducing the amount of Co2 being returned to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.
In the attached picture, recently taken in Sweden, freezing cold weather has caused the rotor blades of a wind turbine to ice up bringing the blades to a complete stop.
To fix the "problem" a helicopter is employed (burning aviation fuel) to spray hot water (which is heated in the frigid temperatures using a truck equipped with a 260 kW oil burner) on the blades of the turbine to de-ice them.
The aviation fuel, the diesel for the truck, and the oil burned to heat the water, could produce more electricity (at the right time to meet demand) than the unfrozen wind turbine could ever produce. (Before it freezes up again).
The attached picture is a metaphor of the complete insanity of the climate change debate.
In decades to come this one photo alone with sum up an era of stupidity, when rational thought, logic and commonsense was abandoned and immense wealth and resources needlessly sacrificed."

Huma Abedin, Other Clinton Aides May Have More to Fear From FBI Email Probe Than Hillary |

Huma Abedin, Other Clinton Aides May Have More to Fear From FBI Email Probe Than Hillary |

“I think the clock ticks louder every day,” Hosko said. “I’m sure they’re all incredibly sensitive to it.”

In December, FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would be “competent,” “honest” and “independent” and that “we don’t give a rip about politics.”

As the probe drags, this could be a problem for the Clinton campaign."

University Academics Say Pedophilia Is ‘Natural, And Normal For Males To Be Aroused By Children’

University Academics Say Pedophilia Is ‘Natural, And Normal For Males To Be Aroused By Children’ - Supreme Patriot:
"An academic conference held at the University of Cambridge said that pedophilia interest is “natural and normal for males”, and that “at least a sizable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children, and normal males are aroused by children.”
These sentiments were discussed at a conference that took place last year to discuss the classification of sexuality in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
Mental Disorders (DSM), the standard international psychiatric manual used by the legal system.
The conference, which was titled “Classifying Sex: Debating DSM-5″, had featured a number of speakers who spoke in favor of sex with children, which, in essence, is supporting pedophilia.
...One of the attendees, and enthusiastic participant, was Tom O’Carroll, a multiple child sex offender and long time campaigner for the legalization of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile Information Exchange. “Wonderful!” he wrote on his blog afterwards. “It was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!”"

AM Fruitcake

History for January 30

History for January 30 -
Anton Checkhov 1860, Franklin D. Roosevelt (U.S.) 1882, Dorothy Malone 1925 

Gene Hackman 1931, Dick Cheney 1941 - U.S. Vice President for George W. Bush, Phil Collins 1951 - Singer, drummer (Genesis) 

1847 - The town of Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco. 

1862 - The U.S. Navy's first ironclad warship, the "Monitor", was launched. 

1894 - C.B. King received a patent for the pneumatic hammer. 

1933 - Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor. 

1948 - Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist. 

1958 - Yves Saint Laurent, at age 22, held his first major fashion show in Paris. 

1962 - Two members of the "Flying Wallendas" high-wire act were killed when their seven-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit, MI

1979 - The civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to return. He had been living in exile in France.