Thursday, March 31, 2016

FBI: Texas Hospice Boss Texted Nurses Execution Orders for Patients

FBI: Texas Hospice Boss Texted Nurses Execution Orders for Patients - The Daily Beast:
"The founder and CEO of a hospice services company instructed nurses to administer fatal overdoses to patients who had ‘been on the hospice service for too long,’ the FBI alleges.
As the FBI tells it, Brad Harris became a one-man private death panel as the owner and CEO of a Texas hospice.
“You need to make this patient go bye-bye,” Harris texted one his nurses at Novus Health Care Services, as recounted in an FBI search warrant affidavit.
The Feb. 5 affidavit, first reported by NBC 5 in Dallas, further alleges that 34-year-old Harris said of another patient, “If this f**k would just die.”
On at least four occasions, the affidavit says, Harris instructed nurses to administer overdoses to patients who had “been on the hospice service for too long.”
In one instance, Harris allegedly texted a nurse to dispatch a lingerer “by increasing the patient’s medication dosage to approximately four times the maximum allowed.”
The motive for the big hurry, the affidavit says, was money. 
Hospice care is no longer the province of nuns and other noble religious volunteers.
It is now a multibillion-dollar industry where companies compete for patients who translate into taxpayer bucks.
To control the greed and the accompanying costs, the federal government imposes an annual “aggregate” cap for hospice care of $27,820.75 per Medicaid/Medicare patient..."


News from The Associated Press:
"HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A lawyer for a labor union urged the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday to rule that the firing of a state worker caught using marijuana on the job was too harsh a punishment and he should be reinstated.
Gregory Linhoff was fired from his maintenance job at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington in 2012 after a police officer caught him smoking pot in a state vehicle...
...At the time Linhoff was fired, he was seeking treatment for depression, stress and anxiety because his wife had filed for divorce and he had a cancer scare; he believed smoking pot helped to alleviate his worries, according to Collins..."

California: ‘100 shots’ by men chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’

California: ‘100 shots’ by men chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’:

"Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies responded to a report of “Allahu Akbar” chanting, turban-wearing men shooting assault rifles, handguns and shotguns in a remote desert area, officials have confirmed."

Feds Spend $6K On French Lesbian Activism

Feds Spend $6K On French Lesbian Activism | The Daily Caller:
"The National Endowment for the Humanities announced this year’s recipients of $21.1 million in federally-funded grants earlier this month.
A chunk of the agency’s taxpayer cash will go toward a study of the recent “history of French lesbian activism,” reports The Washington Free Beacon.
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign history and women’s studies professor Tamara Chaplin will conduct the groundbreaking research into Gallic tomboy agitators. 
She’s calling it “Postwar French Media, and the Struggle for Gay Rights,” “a book-length study of the history of French lesbian activism since World War II.”
...Other new projects which the National Endowment for the Humanities is funding with tax dollars include a course at the University of California, Irvine exploring “the question of when war should end” ($19,783) and a six-week seminar at Boston College on “the meaning of work and leisure” ($20,000)..."

Federal Court Set to Hear FOIA Case on Benghazi and Clinton Emails Thursday |

Federal Court Set to Hear FOIA Case on Benghazi and Clinton Emails Thursday |

"A federal court hearing scheduled for Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., will address the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of State over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while serving as secretary of state."

Lunch video-----The original Air Force One flies again

WATCH: The original Air Force One flies again | Washington Examiner:
"The first plane to carry the name "Air Force One" took to the sky again this week, flying from Arizona to Virginia, where it will undergo renovations.
Sporting the nickname "Columbine II," the Lockheed C121A Constellation, built in 1948, had been collecting rust at an airport in Arizona.
The four-engine plane will be restored by Dynamic Aviation Group at a facility in Bridgewater, where it landed Wednesday, WVIR-TV reported. The company will work on recreating the interior to look like it did when President Dwight Eisenhower used Columbine II to fly around the world..."


Gov. Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz | Glenn Beck

Gov. Scott Walker Endorses Ted Cruz | Glenn Beck:

"Washington (CNN) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker formally endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, saying he is “a strong new leader” and “constitutional conservative.”

“After all these years of the Obama-Clinton failures, it’s time we elect a strong new leader and I’ve chosen to endorse Ted Cruz,” Walker told conservative radio host Charlie Sykes on Tuesday.

The endorsement could be a pivotal development ahead of Wisconsin’s April 5 primary, which is emerging as a key test for the remaining presidential contenders before the 2016 campaign heads east."

In CBO’s Projections, a Growing Reason to Worry About the Federal Debt

In CBO’s Projections, a Growing Reason to Worry About the Federal Debt - Washington Wire - WSJ
"Convincing Americans that they should worry about the federal deficit and debt is tough, despite all those warnings about the inevitable crisis.
Brookings Institution chart of projected increase in interest obligations on federal debt, based on data from the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Office.The federal debt, the sum total of all the government’s past borrowing, is huge by historical standards: bigger as a share of the economy than at any time in U.S. history except for World War II. Yet the U.S. Treasury still is able to borrow billions every day at very low interest rates. Investors demand less than 2% to lend to the Treasury for 10 years.
But the trajectory of the debt is worrisome for one inescapable reason:
When you owe a lot of money and interest rates rise, your interest tab mounts.
Today, interest consumes a bit more than 6% of all federal outlays. 
But the latest Congressional Budget Office baseline projections suggest that, without new tax or spending legislation, interest will account for more than 13% of all federal outlays in 2026. 
That’s partly because interest rates are expected to rise from today’s very low levels; CBO expects the average yield on 10-year Treasury notes, now around 1.9%, to climb to 4.1% over the next decade.
There will also be more debt on which to pay interest because the government will be borrowing each year to cover the deficit."

Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD:
"...We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming.
Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants.
But this is simply not true.
The narrative is a ruse.
They are after something entirely different.
If they were honest, the climate alarmists would admit that they are not working feverishly to hold down global temperatures — they would acknowledge that they are instead consumed with the goal of holding down capitalism and establishing a global welfare state.
Have doubts?
Then listen to the words of former United Nations climate official Ottmar Edenhofer:
“One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole,” said Edenhofer, who co-chaired the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on Mitigation of Climate Change from 2008 to 2015.
So what is the goal of environmental policy?
“We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy,” said Edenhofer.
For those who want to believe that maybe Edenhofer just misspoke and doesn’t really mean that, consider that a little more than five years ago he also said that “the next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”
Mad as they are, Edenhofer’s comments are nevertheless consistent with other alarmists who have spilled the movement’s dirty secret.
Last year, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, made a similar statement.
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said in anticipation of last year’s Paris climate summit.
“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”
The plan is to allow Third World countries to emit as much carbon dioxide as they wish — because, as Edenhofer said, “in order to get rich one has to burn coal, oil or gas” — while at the same time restricting emissions in advanced nations.
This will, of course, choke economic growth in developed nations, but they deserve that fate as they “have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community,” he said.
The fanaticism runs so deep that one professor has even suggested that we need to plunge ourselves into a depression to fight global warming.
Read on!

Days after visit, Fidel Castro slams President Obama, recounts history of aggression | Fox News Latino

Days after visit, Fidel Castro slams President Obama, recounts history of aggression | Fox News Latino:

"Just days after President Barack Obama concluded his historic three-day visit to Cuba, former leader Fidel Castro published an op-ed piece attacking the U.S. president.

In a 1,500-word bristling column published in the Communist government’s official newspaper on Monday,"

A test and our future?-----Syria-Linked Hacking Group Gains Access to Water Plant

Syria-Linked Hacking Group Gains Access to Water Plant:
"Hackers altered the ratio of the chemicals in the water, but staff noticed and took action.
Jihadists have previously attempted to poison water supplies.
A “hacktivist group with ties to Syria” has hacked into the control system of a water treatment facility and altered the ratio of the chemicals in the water, according to technology news site The Register.
The hackers “managed to manipulate the system to alter the amount of chemicals that went into the water supply and thus handicap water treatment and production capabilities so that the recovery time to replenish water supplies increased” according to an investigation conducted by forensic experts working for Verizon Security Solutions.
Staff was able to quickly identify and reverse the changes and at no point did the water become poisonous.
No motive for the attack has been confirmed and the location of the plant, owned by Kemuri Water Systems, has not been revealed.
Jihadists have attempted to hack water plants before. 
In 2002 federal officials arrested   two Al-Qaeda suspects who planned to poison water supplies in the US. In 2003 an Al-Qaeda spokesman threatened to poison water supplies in Western cities.
An accomplice of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, admitted to plotting with him to poison water reservoirs in America. 
More recently in 2015 the Islamic State are believed to have plotted to poison water supplies in Kosovo, leading to security services cutting off the water supply of the capital city Pristina."

Must see!!-----Bernie vs Trump, Who is more Violent! (Social Experiment)

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History for March 31

History for March 31 -
Rene Descartes 1596 - Philosopher, "I think, therefore I am", Robert Wilhelm Bunsen 1811, Gordie (Gordon) Howe 1928 - Hockey player (Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers)

Richard Chamberlain 1934 - Actor ("The Bourne Identity"), Christopher Walken 1943 - Actor ("The Deerhunter," "Pulp Fiction"), Gabe Kaplan 1945 - Actor ("Welcome Back Kotter"), comedian

1880 - Wabash, IN, became the first town to be completely illuminated with electric light.

1885 - Binney & Smith Company was founded in New York City. The company later became Crayola, LLC.

1889 - In Paris, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.

1917 - The U.S. purchased and took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.

1918 - For the first time in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time went into effect.

1939 - Britain and France agreed to support Poland if Germany threatened invasion.

1949 - Winston Churchill declared that the A-bomb was the only thing that kept the U.S.S.R. from taking over Europe.

1980 - Democrat-U.S. President Carter deregulated the banking industry.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016



Say Communism!

By Tammy Derouin

It was bad enough that the executive not only went to Cuba, but he willingly posed for the cameras in front of a mural of Che Guevara.  Say Communism!  There should have been an enormous amount of outrage considering Che was a Marxist revolutionary.  But, he has become an iconic symbol of leftist radicalism. So, an American president posing with Che in the background must be the new normal.
Do you see a pattern?  Obama enjoys aligning himself with individuals and regimes which are in direct contrast to our fundamental, founding beliefs.  The executive really enjoys mocking the United States, doesn’t he?  You can almost see the twinkle in his eyes as he mixes and mingles among tyrants around the world.  Of course, it wasn’t long before things took yet another embarrassing turn.

While Belgium, one of our European friends, was under attack, our anti-American executive went to a baseball game in Cuba.  While European nations and security forces within the United States went on high alert, our self-centered executive danced the tango in Argentina. 

His ideology gets more transparent every day...... 

How can this happen in our America?!!-----Ten Miles of AZ Border Unguarded For Two Days

Ten Miles of AZ Border Unguarded For Two Days –
"Shortage of Border Patrol Agents Puts Nation At Risk
A 10-mile stretch of the Arizona border with Mexico was left unmanned for two days, allowing criminal cartel members to cut a hole in the fence, drive two vehicles into the U.S. and escape, according to the head of the national Border Patrol union.
Brandon Judd, president of the 16,500-member National Border Patrol Council, told Congress that surveillance cameras spotted the two vehicles inside the U.S.
Agents who investigated found tracks indicating the vehicles had entered through the hole.  
The cartel members put the fence back up and tried to hide the cuts they made, Judd said.
“The scariest part of those vehicles entering into the United States is we don’t know what was in those vehicles.
We have no idea,” Judd testified Wednesday during a House hearing in Washington, D.C.
Judd said the stretch of border in Arizona was left unmanned because the Border Patrol doesn’t have enough agents. 
He said the incident was confirmed in management reports but he did not specify the exact location of the incident. Arizona’s border with Mexico is 372.5 miles long."

If true, this is BIG!!-----Flint ill-prepared for corrosion control at time of water switch

Flint ill-prepared for corrosion control at time of water switch |
FLINT, MI-Even if the state had ordered Flint to use corrosion controls when it switched to the Flint River for the city's drinking water, the city would have been unable to do so because it lacked the necessary equipment.
And installing the equipment would have taken up to six months, Flint Utility Director Mike Glasgow told state lawmakers on Tuesday.
"There was so many different things to look at, so many I's to dot and T's to cross that it was somewhat easy for things to be overlooked or looked past," Glasgow told a special Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency.
Flint Utility Administrator Mike Glasgow discusses the city’s water crisis Tuesday, March 29, with reporters following his testimony in front of Michigan's special Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency.
Glasgow told the committee's lawmakers that the decision to use the river was rushed and the speed of the change could have caused things to be overlooked.
The city switched to the river in April 2014 -- the same month that terms ended for Flint's former drinking water supply from Detroit.
Instead of ordering Flint to use chemicals to treat the more corrosive river water, Glasgow said the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality district engineer directed the city to forgo corrosion controls immediately at the time of the switch and instead wait until two six-month monitoring periods had been conducted.
He added that he relied on the DEQ to make the appropriate decisions in terms of treating the city's water supply.
The Flint Water Advisory Task Force appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder has put the blame for the city's water crisis on the DEQ, saying the agency misinterpreted the federal lead and copper rule that would have required corrosion control on the city's water supply.
"There was and remains no justification for MDEQ not requiring corrosion control treatment for the switch of water source to the Flint River," the task force concluded in its final report.
Glasgow, just eight days prior to the city's use of the Flint River, warned state regulators of a potential disaster on the horizon.
"I have people above me making plans to distribute water ASAP," Laboratory & Water Quality Supervisor Mike Glasgow said in an email to the state Department of Environmental Quality on April 17, 2014.
The email was among more than 20,000 pages of documents related to Flint's water crisis and released Feb. 12 by Gov. Rick Snyder.
"I was reluctant before, but after looking at the monitoring schedule and our current staffing, I do not anticipate giving the OK to begin sending water out anytime soon," Glasgow's email says.
"If water is distributed from this plant in the next couple weeks, it will be against my direction.
"I need time to adequately train additional staff and to update our monitoring plans before I will feel we are ready. 
I will reiterate this to management above me, but they seem to have their own agenda."

Judicial Watch: Second Federal Court Grants Discovery in Clinton Email Case - Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch: Second Federal Court Grants Discovery in Clinton Email Case - Judicial Watch: "

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth granted “limited discovery” to Judicial Watch into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email matter.  Lamberth ruled that “where there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith, as here, limited discovery is appropriate, even though it is exceedingly rare in FOIA cases.”"

Cubans handed cash, Social Security card, food stamps, Medicaid at U.S. border

BIENVENIDO: Cubans handed cash, Social Security card, food stamps, Medicaid at U.S. border | Washington Examiner:
"Thousands of Cubans rushing the U.S. border in record numbers are being greeted with a Welcome Wagon operation the provides them with taxpayer-funded benefits including cash, a Social Security card, food stamps, and Medicaid, according to a review of the latest immigration crisis on the border.
During a field trip to the Laredo, Texas crossing point, two experts from the Center for Immigration Studies documented how Cubans are provided with the services free of charge in a storefront operation set up by a Cuban immigrant, who even provides housing and schedules transportation to Miami.
"The door is wide open.
Come and get your free stuff," is how Jessica M. Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, sized it up.

Not just risking national security. Persona greed!-----WATCHDOG RELEASES TOP TEN MOST ETHICALLY CHALLENGED HILLARY EMAILS

FACT Marks One-Year Anniversary of Clinton Lying at UN
(Washington, D.C.) – March 10, 2016-One year ago today at the United Nations, Hillary Clinton stood in front of the world and lied when she stated:
“I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.” 
Much has changed during that time as a court-ordered release of over
30,000 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server revealed that Clinton sent or received at least 2,079 emails containing classified material, 104 of which she personally and proactively wrote and sent.
...“Overwhelming evidence points to the fact that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton abused her official position to help her friends and advance her political interests, all while putting our national security at great risk,” said Matthew Whitaker, Executive Director, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust.
“We will continue to expose the truth about the content of her emails because a politically powerful
individual needs to be held to the same standard as all other citizens.”
The content ranges from granting special access to Clinton’s campaign and Clinton Foundation donors, to assisting her son-in-law’s business contact, to ordering aides to act counter to security protocol:
1. Clinton intervenes for son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky: On August 22, 2012, Clinton acted on a request from her son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, for the State Department to assist one his business contacts that also had ties to a Clinton Foundation donor. This email exchange was the subject of an ethics complaint filed by FACT with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics in December 2015, which was based upon this apparent special access to the State Department that was given based upon relationships with Clinton’s family members and Clinton Foundation donors.
A long, tawdry list.
Read on!

Lunch video......for dogs!!


Loretta Lynch’s law firm tied to Hillary Clinton

Loretta Lynch’s law firm tied to Hillary Clinton:

"Lynch was with the Washington-headquartered international law firm Hogan & Hartson LLP from March 2002 through April 2010.

According to documents Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign made public in 2008, Hogan & Hartson’s New York-based partner Howard Topaz was the tax lawyer who filed income tax returns for Bill and Hillary Clinton beginning in 2004.

In addition, Hogan & Hartson in Virginia filed a patent trademark request on May 19, 2004, for Denver-based MX Logic Inc., the computer software firm that developed the email encryption system used to manage Clinton’s private email server beginning in July 2013. A tech expert has observed that employees of MX Logic could have had access to all the emails that went through her account."

The rise of the ‘gentleman’s A’ and the GPA arms race

The rise of the ‘gentleman’s A’ and the GPA arms race - The Washington Post:
"The waters of Lake Wobegon have flooded U.S. college campuses. A’s — once reserved for recognizing excellence and distinction — are today the most commonly awarded grades in America.
That’s true at both Ivy League institutions and community colleges, at huge flagship publics and tiny liberal arts schools, and in English, ethnic studies and engineering departments alike.
Across the country, wherever and whatever they study, mediocre students are increasingly likely to receive supposedly superlative grades.
...the share of A grades has tripled, from just 15 percent of grades in 1940 to 45 percent in 2013.
At private schools, A’s account for nearly a majority of grades awarded."

These are great-----These Photos Show The Disappointing Reality Of Many Tourist Destinations

These Photos Show The Disappointing Reality Of Many Tourist Destinations | 22 Words:

Mona Lisa - Expectation

Mona Lisa - Reality

Colleges quietly recruiting illegal alien students

Colleges quietly recruiting illegal alien students | The American Mirror:
"Kansas State University has built a “certain underground, word-of-mouth” system for aggressively recruiting illegal immigrant students, regardless of whether they qualify for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Over the last several years Kansas State recruiters have used privately raised cash to provide grants and scholarships to illegal immigrant students, and word is starting to spread.
Students like Maria De La Torre – an illegal immigrant valedictorian of her high school class in Missouri, where non-citizens must pay out-of-state tuition – are getting sweetheart deals that cover virtually all of their education.
...Kansas State is certainly not the first university to court illegal immigrants, however.
The Associated Press earlier this month highlighted similar efforts by Western New Mexico University, as well as City University of New York, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine.
Officials at Western New Mexico University are targeting high performing illegal immigrant high schoolers “using a combination of social media and face-to-face recruiting.
“Through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the school works to convince students they’d find a hospitable environment for immigrants and possible financial aid at the 3,700-student university located in the mining town of Silver City,” according to the news service."

Answer? Nothing for the children. Lots of democrat votes for the politicians.-----Four Questions About the Detroit Public Schools Plan

Four Questions About the Detroit Public Schools Plan [Michigan Capitol Confidential]:
The Michigan Senate passed a package of bills that would rescue Detroit Public Schools financially. Among other things, it includes $48.7 million to keep the insolvent district afloat until the end of the current school year, which is considered a down payment on a larger bailout that includes $515 million in debt forgiveness and another $202 million for transition costs.
The debt forgiveness is not the most controversial part of the package; the state is already on the hook for this money and the district has no way to repay it.
A more contentious part of the rescue plan is a proposal to create a new Detroit Education Commission, appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan, with the power to ration the expansion of charter schools in the city.
This comes despite the fact that the best independent research shows charters are currently providing better learning opportunities for Detroit children and that federal reports have labeled DPS as the nation's worst urban school district since 2009.
The Senate proposal’s prospects are uncertain in the Michigan House, which has bailout legislation that is much friendlier toward increasing school choice options in the city.
As legislators work out a solution, they should consider the following questions.

  • 1. What are taxpayers getting for the money legislators are sending to Detroit?

Read on and DEMAND answers!!

Communism Part I: How It’s Marketed | Glenn Beck

Communism Part I: How It’s Marketed | Glenn Beck:

"A generation has passed since the Cold War ended — and along with it, a true understanding of communism. Young voters today grew up in school systems where capitalism was often a dirty word. They heard the siren call of socialism and its promise of being the great equalizer. They’re in for a rude awakening.

In this series, Glenn discusses the origins of communism, what it really means and what lurks behind the pleasant label of “democratic socialism.”

Yeah, mo money gonna fix it.......Detroit Principals Indicted In $1 Million Kickback Scheme

Detroit Principals Indicted In $1 Million Kickback Scheme | The Daily Caller:
"Federal authorities have charged at least 12 school principals in Detroit with participating in a $900,000 kickback scheme involving fake school supply orders which wasted millions of dollars while district leaders begged for more state money.
Businessman Norman Shy made $908,500 in payments to school principals in return for receiving a series of Detroit Public Schools (DPS) contracts to deliver school supplies, totaling about $2.7 million, according to court documents.
The alleged scheme was quite involved, with principals submitting fake invoices to cover for Shy, who often never even delivered the promised school supplies.
The federal probe implicates Shy and 12 current and former principals and one administrator.
The least-involved member is accused of receiving $4,000 in bribes, while Cara Flowers, the assistant superintendent for DPS’s special education department, is accused of taking a whopping $324,000.
The alleged kickbacks included not only cash payments, but gift cards and even free home repairs.
Astonishingly, less than two months ago, one of the charged principals, Ronald Alexander, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, where his sad story about a crumbling school building spurred DeGeneres to make a $500,000 donation, touted as her most generous gift ever..."

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History for March 30

History for March 30 -
Vincent Van Gogh 1853, Richard Dysart 1929 - Actor, Peter Marshall 1930 - Game show host ("Hollywood Squares")

Warren Beatty 1937 - Actor, Eric Clapton 1945 - Musician, Celine Dion 1968 - Singer

1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory.

1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether.

1858 - Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil.

1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars.

1916 - Pancho Villa killed 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.

1939 - The comic book "Detective Comics #27" appeared on newstands. This comic introduced Batman.

1950 - The invention of the phototransistor was announced.

1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded.