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Posted: 09:56AM Jul 23, 2014
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Grayma V
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This goes out to the lady who loves her coffee and lives for horror stories and movies. With that in mind, Irishthistle, here is wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


July 23, 1929 Fascist government in Italy ban the use of foreign words - BOY would we Americans be in trouble today with this type of ban.
July 23, 1931 France announces they can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics
July 23, 1940 ""Blitz"" begins, all-night raid on London
July 23, 1956 Bell X-2 rocket plane sets world aircraft speed record of 3,050 kph
July 23, 1962 Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal.
July 23, 1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
July 23, 1982 The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86
July 23, 1995 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and is visibly seen with a naked eye nearly a year later
July 23, 2005 Three bombs hit the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.

Sadly, Philip Seymour Hoffman would have been 47 this year. RIP. Sharing this birth date with you is Slash, one time guitar player for Guns and Roses, and Monica Lewinsky, 41, who kept a smile on Mr. Clinton's face. I know, shame on me! Also Woody Harrelson, one of the White Guys who Can't Jump, great show by the way, Marlon Wayans, the youngest of the 4 Wayans boys, and none other than Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe could be eating cake today.


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Posted: 02:26PM Jul 27, 2014
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Grayma V
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People who are sharing this date of birth, June 27th, are: Bill Engvall, comedian with the Blue Collar bunch: Peggy Fleming, Olympic ice skater; Bobbie Gentry, singer of one of my favorites, Ode to Billie Joe; and Jerry Vandyke, the younger brother of Dick.

On this date in history:

July 27, 1940 Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.
July 27, 1953 The Korean War officially ends with the armistice signing at Panmunjom.
July 27, 1960 VP Nixon nominated for president at Republican convention in Chicago.
July 27, 1971 Nabisco introduces the pop tart.
July 27, 1987 First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreckage begins.
July 27, 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing: In Atlanta, Georgia, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics, killing two and injuring 111.
July 27, 2005 NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problems.

Now if you are all wondering who this birthday greeting goes out to, the first picture should give you a big hint. That's right, who runs the 1 v 100 Game other than our own Hostess with the Mostest: Bradon182001 Yeah Bobbi you be one sneaky gal not posting your birthday on Braingle, but I have my ways. LOL HAPPY BIRTHDAY young lady! Hope it is a good one. Hugs.

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Posted: 12:19PM Jul 28, 2014
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This is for the young gal from Canada who is having a birthday today. SHADOWS, from all of Braingleland and Grayma V, I hope you get all you wish for today and can celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones with lots and lots of cake, and games, and all things crazy. I do so enjoy you here on Braingle and I wish you only the best. Hugs.

On this day, July 28th, sharing your birthday are the following persons: Sally Struthers, TV Actress; Zach Parise, Hockey Player; Michael Carrick, Kevin De Bruyne, Mathieu Debuchy, and Ali Krieger, all soccer players; and baseball player, Vida Blue who was the first pitcher to pitch in an All-Star game for both the National and the American leagues; Jacoby Shaddix lead singer for Papa Roach. He was the host for the show, Scarred, on MTV, and was featured on Carlos Santana's song, "Smoke on the Water."

Others shared this date, but have passed on. Included were: Beatrix Potter, Author, 1866-1943, most famous for her children's classic, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Her other popular books include The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. Joe E. Brown, Movie Actor, 1891-1973, the comedian who appeared in Some Like It Hot, a Marilyn Monroe film. Rudy Vallée, Singer, 1901-1986, whose song "As Time Goes By," was made popular in the movie Casablanca. Vallée's vocal style of imitating jazz instruments influenced the work of Bing Crosby. Rick Wright, Songwriter, 1943-2008, was the keyboardist and singer for Pink Floyd. Hugo Chavez, Politician, 1954 to 2013, was President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death. An last, but not least is our own Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Political Wife, 1929-1994.
Former First Lady of the United States and widow of President John F. Kennedy, she was seen, across the world, as a symbol of American style, elegance, and grace.

And what happened on this day in history?

July 28, 1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
July 28, 1914 Foxtrot first danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
July 28, 1928 Olympics open at Amsterdam
July 28, 1933 The first singing telegram delivered to Rudy Vallee
July 28, 1945 A US Army B-25 bomber accidentally crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 injuring 26.
July 28, 1951 Walt Disney's ""Alice In Wonderland"" released
July 28, 1964 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
July 28, 1977 The first oil flow through the Alaska pipeline
July 28, 1988 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for first visit in 21 years
July 28, 1996 Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, was discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
July 28, 2002 Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, were rescued after 77 hours underground.

Again SHADOWS wishing you a very, very Happy Birthday!

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Posted: 08:45PM Jul 29, 2014
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Thanks Grayma!
Posted: 08:01AM Jul 30, 2014
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Awe, how sweet, Vlerma. Thank you.

And happy belated birthday to Shady. Hope you celebrated with gusto!!

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Posted: 11:25AM Jul 30, 2014
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Happy Belated Birthday to Bobbi, Shady, Irish and anyone else who I missed!

I'm sure glad we have our own "Birthday Wisher/Tracker - thank you Grayma!

SMILE and people will wonder what you are up to!
Posted: 05:27PM Jul 30, 2014
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Well Unklemyke your birthday was yesterday. Were you out reading books? You hadn't checked in here for 17 days and we miss you. But the whole Braingland gang hope you had a great birthday celebration with loved ones, relatives and lots and lots of friends. Hope you got some new books to read for you birthday, too. Enjoy the vritual cake. I think it is a very pretty one. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UNKLEMYKE!

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Posted: 01:07AM Aug 5, 2014
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Today max318 a young male who says he is from Planet Earth is celebrating his birthday. He claims to be a turtle who loves to play video games, particularly Minecraft and Legend of Zelda. He also enjoys a variety of Braingle games. I can vouch for his ability to play in our Werewolf game.

You share your birthday with Loni Anderson, movie star and Terri Clark, a country singer from Canada, and two hockey players, Ryan Bertrand and Wayne Bridge. Also having shared your birthdate were Herb Brooks, who was the coach for the US Olympic Hockey Team that defeated the Russians in the 'Miracle on Ice' at Lake Placid. He died in August, 2003, at the age of 66. Kurt Russell played him in the 2004 Disney movie "Miracle." Also Race Car Driver, Colin McRae, a former Scottish rally driver who won the World Rally Championship in 1995, and was tragically killed at the age of 39 in a helicopter crash in 2007.

What happened in history on this, your birthdate?

August 5, 1914 "In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed."
August 5, 1926 Houdini stays in a coffin under water for over 1 hour
August 5, 1936 "At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal"
August 5, 1940 World War II : Latvia is annexed by the Soviet Union
August 5, 1957 "American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage ""baby-boomers"" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network."
August 5, 1962 Death of Marilyn Monroe. Her death is a greatly debated conspiricy theory - USA
August 5, 1974 Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam.
August 5, 1985 Flexible-wing glider altitude record set
August 5, 1991 Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault record in Malmo Sweden
August 5, 2000 "Sir Alec Guinness, revered as one of Britain's most versatile actors, dies at 86."

I wonder what will happen in the next 100 years? Well we here at Braingle are hoping max318 will have many more Happy Birthdays with lots of family and friends, presents and good times. Oh yes, also, some cake would be nice.

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Posted: 01:36AM Aug 8, 2014
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August 7, 2009 Shootouts leave at least 11 dead in the escalating violence since Mexico's continuing national crackdown on the illegal drug trade.
August 7, 1997 "Garth Brooks plays to 750,000 people in Central Park."
August 7, 1981 The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
August 7, 1978 Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI
August 7, 1961 Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
August 7, 1959 Explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space
August 7, 1947 "Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7000-km (4375-mile) journey across the Pacific Ocean proving that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America."
August 7, 1933 "The Iraqi Government slaughtered over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes Assyrian Martyrs Day."
August 7, 1927 "The Peace Bridge opens, between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York
August 7, 1912 Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President.

And that is a century's worth of news that happened on your birthday!

Sharing August 7th as their birthdays with safire2191 were:

Charlize Theron Movie Actress, David Duchovny TV actor, best known for his role as FBI agent, Fox Mulder on the popular television series, The X-Files, BJ Thomas Country Singer, who earned his first #1 single in 1969 with "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," Wayne Knight
TV Actor, who was best known as Newman on the hit sitcom, Seinfeld, Tobin Bell Movie Actor. who gained fame for playing the chilling and psychopathic villain Jigsaw in the Saw horror movies, all share your birthdate of August 7. Two famous actors who have passed also shared this date, Billie Burke who gave an unforgettable performance as Glinda, the Good Witch, in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, and Carl Switzer, who gained fame as Alfalfa on the original Our Gang kids comedy cast, and played roles in short films until they disbanded in 1940. Unfortunately, due to typecasting, he never was able to find any other significant roles. He passed at the young age of 31.

Sorry I got this registered 24 hours late. I did a birthdate check this evening and found I had not gotten your updated last time so I had to gather all my facts and get everything posted for you. I sincerely hope you have had a great birthday today, oops, I mean yesterday and that you have many, many more. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAFIRE2191!

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Posted: 02:42AM Aug 9, 2014
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You have some well known TV and Movie personalities who share your birthday, eighsse: Gillian Anderson TV Actress, who portrayed FBI agent Dana Scully on the television series The X-Files. She reprised her role in the 1998 film The X-Files and its 2008 sequel X-Files :"I Want to Believe." And believe it or not Jillian's partner on the X-Files, David Duchovny who played Mulder just celebrated his birthday on the 7th of August. One of my personal favorite actors, Sam Elliott who was typically cast in Western roles because of his physique, horseshoe-shaped mustache and his deep drawl. He appeared in Roadhouse with Patrick Swayzee and has done many voice overs on TV such as "Where's the Beef?" and commercials fro Dodge pickups. His face even shows up on Facebook at times in some jokes. Also born on this date was a well known singer, Whitney Houston, the R&B and pop performer who became the most awarded female singer in history, who grew up in a musical family with cousin Dionne Warwick and her aunt Aretha Franklin. She created the soundtrack for and starred in the film The Bodyguard alongside Kevin Costner. She left the world wanting more when she passed away at the young age of 48.

August 9, 1944 The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
August 9, 1961 James B Parsons is first black appointed to Federal District Court
August 9, 1972 Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct the Space Shuttle
August 9, 1974 Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th President
August 9, 1976 USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
August 9, 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Abba - The Winner Takes It All
August 9, 1988 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions
August 9, 1992 25th Olympic Summer games close in Barcelona, Spain
August 9, 1995 Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia dies of a heart attack
August 9, 2001 US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
August 9, 2009 A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Tokyo and eastern Japan.
August 9, 2009 A million people are evacuated in southeastern China as Typhoon Morakot approaches.
August 9, 2009 At least 43 people are feared dead after a massive mudslide sweeps away three hamlets in northern India

As you can see Mother Nature was throwing some kind of fit all over the world on August 9, 2009. Something really upset her. Sure hope you had your pillows available that day eighsse. LOL Anyhow, Braingle Land wants to wish you a very Happy Birthday, there in Ohio, and may you have many, many more.

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Posted: 10:20AM Aug 10, 2014
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Grayma V
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Today HScott13 a lady pharmacist from Cornwall is celebrating her birthday. Hmmm Cornwall, I have to admit I'm not sure where that is in England, but I wonder if she knows Freddy Pharkas from Yorkshire as he was also a pharmacist, if I remember correctly?

A century of news for August 10:

August 10, 1911 Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords
August 10, 1921 FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello
Sorry, did not find anything for the '30s
August 10, 1948 Allen Funt's ""Candid Camera"" TV debut on ABC
August 10, 1954 At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held.
August 10, 1961 England applies for membership in the European Common Market
August 10, 1977 Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, NY, accused of being ""Son of Sam"" the 44 caliber killer
August 10, 1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million
August 10, 1993 In the South Island, New Zealand a 7.0 earthquake was centered about 130 kilometers west of Queenstown
August 10, 2009 More than 350 new species including 244 plants and 16 amphibians are discovered in the Eastern Himalayas

And well known people:
Suzanne Collins, Author of Hunger Games series which was turned into the blockbuster movies. She became the top selling Kindle author in history. Kylie Jenner, Reality Star, youngest half sister of the Kardashian girls. Antonio Banderas, the Spanish born Movie Actor known for his roles in The Mask of Zorro, Assassins, and Desperado. He provided the voice for Puss in Boots in all the Shrek movies. June Shannon, mom to daughter, Alana Thompson, of the TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are all celebrating their birthdays on this day..

This date was also the birthdate of some famous people who have passed. Among them are: Sam Warner, Producer Co-founder of the Warner Bros. Studios; Tom Laughlin, Director, actor, and screenwriter who is best known for his Billy Jack film series; Leo Fender, creator of the famous Fender brand of guitars; Jack Haley, Movie Actor, who played the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz; Bobby Hatfield, the tenor of the Righteous Brothers who sang the iconic song, "Unchained Melody"; Jimmy Dean, Big Bad John singer who turned actor, television host, and businessman. He created the Jimmy Dean sausage brand. He gave puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure on The Jimmy Dean Show; Eddie Fisher, a singer who sold millions of records and released seventeen top ten singles, including "Oh! My Pa-Pa." He was married 5 times, first to Debbie Reynolds, (with whom he became dad of Carrie Fisher, famous for Star Wars), second to Liz Taylor, third to Connie Stevens and then 2 other relatively unknowns; Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the US.

So Brainglers do wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY HSCOTT13 with friends, family and loved ones with granted blessings and presents, and lots and lots of cake.

We are extending our Happy Birthday wishes out to rj250 a young man from Banglore, India, who has not logged on for a number of days. We hope he will at least log on to see Braingleland has sent out birthday wishes to him.

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Posted: 02:24AM Aug 17, 2014
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Robert De Niro, actor, director, and producer, Gracie Gold an American Olympian figure skater, Donnie Wahlberg actor and one time member of boys band, New Kids on the Block, and movies bad boy, Sean Penn are just a few of today's celebrities who share the birthday of rightbrain. Also sharing this birthdate was Davy Crockett, Tennessee woodsman known as the "King of the Wild Frontier" who died at 49 while fighting at the Alamo on Mar 6, 1836.

Now our friend, rightbrain, who enjoys Braingle's puzzles and brainteasers, has not logged onto his account for 20 some days, but hey, it's his birthday so we wish him a wonderful birthday with friends, family and loved ones. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Posted: 11:52AM Aug 18, 2014
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Today Braingle members LogicalRoger and SaraGrace share their birthday on August 18th. Also sharing this birthdate are the following celebrities:

Soccer players Bryan Ruiz 28, Graham Zusi 27, and Ross McCormack also 27; football players Bart Scott and Jeremy Shockey, both 33; Evan Gattis 27 baseball player and Olympian Rafer Johnson 78; two Movie Directors, Roman Polanski 80 and Robert Redford 77; a US President's wife, Rosalynn Carter 86; artist Frances Bean Cobain 21, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love; and numerous movie and TV stars: Edward Norton, and Christian Slater both 44, Denis Leary 56, Joseph Marcell 65, Martin Mull 70 and Andy Samberg 35, famous for his SNL Dick in a Box duet with Justin Timberlake.

Roberto Clemente, baseball's Hall of Fame Outfielder, 38, died tragically in a 1972 plane crash while flying to Nicaragua to tend to earthquake victims. Shelley Winters who won Oscar Awards for her roles in A Patch of Blue, The Big Knife, The Night of the Hunter, and The Diary of Anne Frank. died Jan 14, 2006, at the age of 85. Talia Castellano who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, and launched a YouTube channel that focused on makeup and fashion. Her YouTube channel, TaliaJoy18, which provided makeup tutorial videos had over 750,000 subscribers and over 45 million video views. She passed .Jul 16, 2013, at age 13. Patrick Swayze, named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 1991. who starred in Ghost, Red Dawn, and Road House. He was best known for his role as the dance instructor Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. On Sep 14, 2009, at the age of 57, Patrick died of pancreatic cancer.

So LR and SG you have shared your birthdate with quite a group of people. LogicalRoger if you would like to know what happened on this date in history check on SaraGrace's birthday wish. We sincerely wish you a very Happy Birthday and may you have many, many more. Enjoy the cupcakes.

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Posted: 11:56AM Aug 18, 2014
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August 18, 1868 French astronomer Pierre Jules Csar Janssen discovers helium. And people have been talking like Donald Duck ever since. Just had to put this one in for good measure. LOL
August 18, 1894 Congress creates Bureau of Immigration
August 18, 1909 Tokyo mayor Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.
August 18, 1920 Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage.
August 18, 1937 Toyota Motor Company founded
August 18, 1940 Chrysler founder Walter P. Chrysler dies
August 18, 1958 TV game show scandal (Payola) investigation starts
August 18, 1962 Peter, Paul and Mary release their first hit ""If I Had a Hammer""
August 18, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Beatles - Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
August 18, 1969 Jimi Hendrix plays the unofficial last day of Woodstock. {And so much for the era of Hippie Music}
August 18, 1976 USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon
August 18, 1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
August 18, 1991 Pan Am games closes in Havana
August 18, 2004 In Dublin, Ireland the Dublin Port Tunnel excavation works are completed.

This is some of what happened on this date in the past. Two Braingle members, SaraGrace and LogicalRoger share August 18 as their birthdays. SaraGrace LOVES SOCCER so I invite her to look at LogicalRogers birthday wish to discover some soccer players who share her birthday. along with several others who share this date. SaraGrace also is a type 1 diabetic with a metronic insulin pump and she welcomes private messages if you have any questions about diabetes or if you have diabetes yourself, she would love to hear from you.

SaraGrace we hope you have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY with friends, family and loved ones near and far. Normally this is where I say "with oodles and oodles of birthday cake," but in your case, maybe a nice piece of fruit, and leave all the cake for the people who celebrate with you. And may all your wishes come true.

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Posted: 12:27PM Aug 18, 2014
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Thank you very much, Vlerma! I love the work you do on these and must say I was looking forward to one this year. Please do keep up the great work. Also, I will send my own happy birthday to SaraGrace. I hope it's a good one. [I can still remember when a fellow student in my class had not only the same birthday but on the same year, too! I half wanted to ask in which hospital.]

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Posted: 03:55AM Aug 19, 2014
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Thank you for your appreciation LR. I enjoy attempting to greet all on their OWN birthdays. I am just a bit concerned however, that by sending out wishes as I am doing, other members have stopped joining in to wish their friends a "HB".

I started this because my son's big day was in July and he was always so discouraged during school because everyone else got to pass out cupcakes for their "BD". It was sad for a little boy to not be able to have that special party at school like his buddies. Secondly, my youngest daughter is a cake decorator and she enjoys the smiles she puts on people's faces.

I just didn't want a Braingle member to not be wished good fortune on their special day. Some days I may get slower than I should, but I am just hoping that I am not leaving anyone out. I also hope everyone is enjoying what I have been doing. I just don't want people thinking I took over the Birthday Box. Please people feel free to extend your wishes in this box and if I should forget someone or miss someone, please let me know so I can correct my list.

Babies are born every day but some of us can go through life never knowing anyone who shared our birthday. I know of two members here on Braingle who is a twin, mathmanic and Greenapples. I would be interested to see how many twins who do post on here.

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Posted: 01:22PM Aug 20, 2014
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Today Braingleland wants to help celebrate the birthday of empy, A Game Player Extraordinaire.

Some of the celebrities who share your birthday, empy are:

Demi Lovato 22, one of the young talents from Disney; Amy Adams, 40 who has numerous staring roles in movies, Julia and Julie, one of her most notable; James Marsters, 52, best known for playing Spike in both Buffy and the Vampire Slayer and Angel; the English actor, Sylvester McCoy, who was the 7th reincarnate of Dr. Who of the Britiish series, was in the last 2 series of The Hobbit and played a supporting role in Dracula; Fatima Ptacek, 14, who does the voice of Dora the Explorer; Connie Chung, 68 broadcast journalist and interviewer who hosted such programs as Good Morning America and the CBS Evening News; Don King, 83, candid boxing promoter who is known for his antics and working with Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson; Al Roker, 60, television presenter who joined NBC Today show as a weatherman in 1996; Robert Plant, 66, the iconic rock star who gained fame as the vocalist and songwriter of Led Zeppelin and who was rated the #1 Lead Singer of All Time by Rolling Stone in 2011. Among those who shared August 20 as their birthdate, but have passed are: Jacqueline Susann, author of Valley of the Dolls which was made into a TV series. She passed of cancer at age 56; Jim Reeves, country singer 40, best known for his song, "He'll Have To Go"; and Isaac Hayes, 65, composer and actor who won an Academy Award for the theme music to the movie "Shaft" about a black detective.

Items of interest from history for August 20 are as follows:

August 20, 1920 First US commercial radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting
August 20, 1913 First pilot to parachute from a French aircraft
August 20, 1938 Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam - a record that still stands.
August 20, 1940 British PM Churchill says of the Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"
August 20, 1953 Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
August 20, 1969 All four Beatles were together in the recording studio for the final time as they finished the Abbey Road LP.
August 20, 1975 Viking 1 launched toward orbit around Mars, soft landing
August 20, 1987 The Canadian federal government slaps a total ban on smoking in public service offices, starting Jan. 1, 1988. Smoking by government employees at all public service counters ends immediately, well maybe not quite
August 20, 1998 The Supreme Court of Canada states Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
August 20, 2005 Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same sex marriages

Hope you are having a marvelous time today, empy as you hear all the Happy Birthday greetings. May all your wishes be granted today. Enjoy.

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Posted: 04:01AM Aug 23, 2014
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Two birthdays today: Braingeland sends out Happy Birthday wishes to jpost who is a bookkeeper, game player and I'm calling him a "Grammar Hammer" and catloveskidneys who really loves Science.

Celebrities who share your birthdays:

Nicole Bobek, 36, a figure skater, Natalie Coughlin , 31, swimmer, and Geoff Capes, 64, a British shot putter, all Olympians; Queen Noor, 62, widow of King Hussein of Jordon; basketball players, Darren Collison, 26, Seth Curry, 23, Jeremy Lin, 25, and Kobe Bryant, 35; I Dream of Jeanie fame, Barbara Eden 82. Two who shared your birthdate, but have passed away are Gene Kelly 83, actor and dancer who was best known for "Singin' in the Rain;" and River Phoenix, who passed at 23, and was best known for the iconic "Stand By Me" He was one of five children, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty and Summer.

August 23, headlines for a century+:

August 23, 1904 Automobile tire chain patented
August 23, 1914 World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
August 23, 1924 The distance between Earth and Mars is the smallest since the 10th century.
August 23, 1939 USSR & Germany sign a non-aggression pact
August 23, 1948 World Council of Churches formed by 147 churches from 44 countries
August 23, 1956 Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City
August 23, 1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon
August 23, 1979 UN's Vienna office opens
August 23, 1985 Famous shipwreck RMS Titanic is found.
August 23, 1996 Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places'.
August 23, 2009 A leak at an offshore oil rig that caused a large oil spill off the coast of Australia ""could take weeks"" to be plugged.

So jpost and catloveskidneys we hope you both celebrate with friends, family and loved ones and have lots of birthday cake and presents. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and BIG HUGS.

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Posted: 08:18PM Aug 29, 2014
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Grayma V
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AgathaPerch, who likes Sherlock Holmes and Watson and cyborgs is celebrating his birthday today. He and I are neighbors as he lives in Iowa and I live in Nebraska. I do apologize for running a bit late on this birthday wish today as I did miss his name when I was gathering the August list. But August 29th is his big day so Braingleland lets all wish AgathaPerch a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Celebrities who also claim August 29th as their birthdate are: Lucas Cruikshank who gained internet fame for his fictional character, Fred Figglehorn, on YouTube. His channel was the first in history to have over one million subscribers. Lucas is also from Nebraska. Liam Payne, singer who gained fame with the highly successful British boy band, One Direction. Lea Michele best known for her role in the musical comedy Glee. John McCain, 2008 Republican Presidential nominee who ran against President Barack Obama in the 2008 election, but lost by a fairly large margin.

August 29th was also the Birthdates of the following persons who have passed: Charles F. Kettering Founder of the Delco automotive electronics company and the head of research at General Motors. He gave cars the first electrical starter and leaded gas. Dinah Washington R&B and blues singer and pianist who performed with jazz greats Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Isabel Sanford who played the longsuffering wife Louise Jefferson on The Jeffersons. She also appeared in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with Will Smith. Ingrid Bergman who was immortalized when she appeared in Casablanca with legendary actor, Humphrey Bogart. RIP

On this date, August 29, in history:

1919 Prince Edward Island removes ban on automobiles after several years of no cars
1922 Turkish forces set fire to Smyrna, in Asia Minor.
1935 Queen Astrid of Belgium is killed in car accident in Switzerland
1944 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
1958 United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1964 Walt Disney's ""Mary Poppins"" released
1971 Hank Aaron becomes the first player in baseball's National League to drive in 100+ runs in 11 seasons
1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
1990 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq
2005 Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $115 billion in damage.

So, even though I have been slow at getting this out today, I still want you to know we do hope you have had a Happy Birthday with lots of friends, family and loved ones and oodles and oodles of cake. Hugs to you AgathaPerch.

---This message was edited on 03:28PM Dec 8, 2015---

The sound of the wild, but if there is no one there, does anyone hear their howls?
Posted: 05:54AM Aug 31, 2014
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Grayma V
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Peter is celebrating his birthday, today, August 30, 2014. The following list are some celebrities who are also celebrating their birthdays today.

Warren Buffett Stock market genius
Cameron Diaz modeled for Levi's and Calvin Klein gained stardom for her roles in Charlie's Angels
Peggy Lipton Played undercover cop and flower child Julie Barnes on The Mod Squad
Michael Grant Terry Best known for his role as Wendell Bray on the long-running Fox drama, Bones

Sylvia Earle Award-winning oceanographer and lecturer who became a National Geographic explorer-in-residence in 1998. She is also considered an expert on the impact of oil spills and has been called upon to lead several research teams during various spills. In 1998, Time Magazine named her its first Hero for the Planet.

Jean Claude Killy French alpine skier who won three Gold medals at the 1968 Olympics, for the Downhill, Slalom, and Giant Slalom events.
Michael Chiklis Best known as Detective Vic Mackey on FX's The Shield and Commissioner Tony Scali on ABC's The Commish.

The celebrities who have passed that shared this birthdate:

Ted Williams Red Sox Baseball player; author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley who wrote the Gothic novel, Frankenstein; Shirley Booth who starred in "Come Back, Little Sheba" and was TV's Hazel; Fred MacMurray, famous as the dad in "My Three Sons"; John Phillips the guitarist, singer, and songwriter who fronted the folk band The Mamas & the Papas; and last but not least, Kitty Wells, Queen of Country Music probably best known for her recording of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". She had three children with Johnnie Wright, to whom she was married to for eighty-seven years. YES FOLKS I SAID 87 YEARS. but after some investigation, since she got married at 18, was born in 1919 and died in 2012, if her husband was still alive, I believe my math sums up to her being married for 75 or 76 years which is still quite a spell.

Here is a century of interesting things that happened on this date in history:

1913 US Navy tests Sperry gyroscopic stabilizer (automatic pilot)
1922 "Tiger Rag", still a familiar ragtime tune, is recorded by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
1939 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
1941 Siege of Leningrad by Nazi troops began during WW II
1956 Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
1967 The US Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as the first black US Supreme Court Justice.
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show
1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 second
1997 "The world learns of the Paris car crash that killed England's Princess Diana, her husband and Harrod's owner Dodi Fayed, and their driver."
2009 Israeli jets bomb a building in the Gaza Strip which the military says hides a tunnel that Palestinian militants could use to infiltrate Israel.

So Peter, Braingleland takes this way of wishing you a Very Happy Birthday and hoping that you celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. May your wishes come true and make sure to eat plenty of cake.

---This message was edited on 03:32PM Dec 8, 2015---

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