Social Media Ideas Generator 15 August
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On this day in 1999: Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
On this day in 1998: Apple Computer begins shipping the iMac to retail outlets in the US. Price is US$1299. 278,000 units are shipped in the first six weeks.
On this day in 1998: The Real Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, killing 29 and injuring over 200.
On this day in 1998: Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, becoming the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles
On this day in 1996: Bob Dole is nominated for President of the USA, and Jack Kemp for Vice President, at the Republican National Convention in San Diego, California.
On this day in 1995: In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel, but drops out in less than a week.
On this day in 1992: Colombo 1992 closes in Genoa, Italy.
On this day in 1991: 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park, New York.
On this day in 1991: Marietta Tree, United Nations Commissioner of Human Rights, dies at age 74.
On this day in 1989: In Sixiangkou, People's Republic of China, a building is hit by a falling meteorite.
On this day in 1987: US beats Cuba in the Pan-Am baseball.
On this day in 1985: In Hungary, a magnitude 4.9 earthquake occurs.
On this day in 1981: Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50m.
On this day in 1979: Andrew Young resigns as United Nations ambassador.
On this day in 1978: US House of Representatives approves (233-169), 39-month extension for Equal Rights Amendment.
On this day in 1978: Foundation of Mirapuri - The City of Peace and Future Man
On this day in 1975: Sheikh Mujibur Rahiman of Bangladesh killed in a military coup.
On this day in 1975: Military coup in Bangladesh
On this day in 1975: Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by a sitting prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
On this day in 1974: Longest team (six) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days)).
On this day in 1974: South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination.
On this day in 1974: Yook Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea is killed amid an apparent assassination attempt upon President of the South Korea, Park Chung-hee, during the anniversarial ceremony of the Liberation day.
On this day in 1973: Black September group kills three, wounds 55 in Athens, Greece.
On this day in 1973: Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends
On this day in 1971: US President Richard Nixon's administration refuses to settle foreign debts in gold at $35 per ounce, dropping the gold standard, and allowing the dollar to float in foreign exchanges. The president also imposes a ten percent duty increase on many imports, and a 90-day wage and price freeze.
On this day in 1971: President Richard Nixon ends convertibility of U.S. dollar into gold
On this day in 1952: 9 inches of rainfall creates a 20-foot wave in Lynmouth, England, killing 34.
On this day in 1912: New York Yankees player Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game.
On this day in 1906: First freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago.
On this day in 1901: Arch Rock, danger to Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro.
On this day in 1899: Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out five times in a game.
On this day in 1894: Sante Jeronimo Caserio executed for the Marie Francois Sadi Carnot assesination
On this day in 1893: US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea.
On this day in 1886: Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in one game.
On this day in 1877: Thomas Edison makes the first-ever recording - Mary Had a Little Lamb
On this day in 1870: Transcontinental Railway actually completed.
On this day in 1867: Second Reform Bill extends suffrage in England.
On this day in 1864: Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures six yankee schooners.
On this day in 1863: Submarine HL Hunley arrives in Charleston on railroad cars.
On this day in 1863: The Satsuma war begins between the Satsuma clan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
On this day in 1832: Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism and religious indifferentism.
On this day in 1824: Freed American slaves form Liberia.
On this day in 1795: French Convention creates new monetary unit, the franc.
International Awareness Days
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Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch football player was born on this day in 1976.
Kara Wolters, American basketball player was born on this day in 1975.
Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress was born on this day in 1974.
Ben Affleck, American actor was born on this day in 1972.
Debra Messing, American actress was born on this day in 1968.
F DeLorme Roche Jr in Roanoke, Virginia, USA; bartender extrodinaire (Guru of life, love and Libation) was born on this day in 1967.
Scott Brosius, American baseball player was born on this day in 1966.
Rob Thomas, author and screenwriter was born on this day in 1965.
MCA (Adam Yauch); rocker (The Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight) was born on this day in 1964.
Matt Johnson; rocker (The The - Infected Soul Mining) was born on this day in 1961.
Maureen Peanut Louie Harper in San Francisco, California, USA; tennis player (Denver-1985) was born on this day in 1960.
Tommy Aldridge; heavy metal rocker (Ozzy - Diary of a Mad Man) was born on this day in 1960.
Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist was born on this day in 1958.
?eljko Ivanek, American actor was born on this day in 1957.
Daba Diawara, Malian politician was born on this day in 1951.
Princess Anne of the United Kingdom was born on this day in 1950.
Princess Anne in England (daughter of Queen Elizabeth II) was born on this day in 1950.
Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor was born on this day in 1949.
Uschi Digard, American actress and model was born on this day in 1948.
Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress was born on this day in 1947.
Gerald Velez in the Congas; musician (Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance) was born on this day in 1947.
Manley Lanier Sonny Carter Jr in Macon, Georgia, USA; US Navy/astronaut (STS 33) was born on this day in 1947.
Jimmy Webb, American musician and composer was born on this day in 1946.
Kathryn Jean Whitmire in Houston, Texas, USA; four-time Mayor of Houston was born on this day in 1946.
Jimmy Webb in Elk City, Oklahoma, USA; songwriter (MacArthur Park, Up Up and Away) was born on this day in 1946.
Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Indian guru was born on this day in 1945.
Begum Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister of Bangladesh was born on this day in 1945.
Gene Upshaw; NFL guard (Oakland Raiders), NFLPA leader was born on this day in 1945.
Sylvie Vartan, French pop singer was born on this day in 1944.
Linda Ellerbee, American journalist was born on this day in 1944.
Don Rich in Olympia, Washington, USA; guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw) was born on this day in 1941.
Maxine Waters, American politician was born on this day in 1938.
Janusz A Zajdel, Polish writer was born on this day in 1938.
Vernon Jordan Jr, US presidential advisor was born on this day in 1935.
Lionel Taylor, American football player was born on this day in 1935.
Jim Lange, American game show host was born on this day in 1933.
Nicolas Roeg, English film director was born on this day in 1928.
Mike Connors, American actor was born on this day in 1925.
Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist was born on this day in 1925.
Robert Bolt, English screenwriter (d 1995) was born on this day in 1924.
Phyllis Schlafly in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA; right-winger/Eagle Forum president was born on this day in 1924.
Rose Marie, American actress was born on this day in 1923.
Lukas Foss, German-born composer was born on this day in 1922.
Lukas Foss (Fuchs) Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie) was born on this day in 1922.
Huntz Hall actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game) was born on this day in 1920.
Huntz Hall, American actor (d 1999) was born on this day in 1919.
Benedict Kiely, Irish author was born on this day in 1919.
Jack Lynch, fourth Taoiseach (d 1999) was born on this day in 1917.
Chuck Boyajian in Ohio, USA; Disneyland worker 1955-81 as Manager of Custodial Operations was born on this day in 1917.
Aleks ?ati, Albanian writer was born on this day in 1916.
Signe Hasso actress (Double Life) was born on this day in 1915.
Dame Wendy Hiller, English actress (d 2003) was born on this day in 1912.
Julia Child, American cook (d 2004) was born on this day in 1912.
Julia Child Pasadena California, chef (French Chef) was born on this day in 1912.
Wendy Hiller actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield) was born on this day in 1912.
Arias Arnulfo three time president of Panama (1940-41, 1949-51, 1968) was born on this day in 1901.
Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d 1966) was born on this day in 1900.
Lillian Carter President Carter's mom was born on this day in 1898.
Leon Theremin, Russian inventor (d 1993) was born on this day in 1896.
Catherine Doherty, Social justice activist (d 1985) was born on this day in 1896.
Gerty Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d 1957) was born on this day in 1896.
Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d 1950) was born on this day in 1893.
Harlow H Curtice president of General Motors (1953-8) was born on this day in 1893.
Louis, 7th duc de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d 1987) was born on this day in 1892.
Louis-Victor due de Broglie France, physicist (Nobel Prize 1929) was born on this day in 1892.
Jacques Ibert, French composer (d 1962) was born on this day in 1890.
Jacques Ibert Paris France, composer (Escales) was born on this day in 1890.
TE Lawrence Tremadoc Wales, soldier/writer (aka Lawrence of Arabia) was born on this day in 1888.
Edna Ferber, American novelist (d 1968) was born on this day in 1887.
Ferber Edna, Michigan, writer (Showboat, Cimarron, Giant) was born on this day in 1887.
Ivan Me?trovi?, Croatian sculptor (d 1962) was born on this day in 1883.
Ethel Barrymore, American actress (d 1959) was born on this day in 1879.
Ethel Barrymore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green) was born on this day in 1879.
Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian counter-revolutionary (d 1928) was born on this day in 1878.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, English composer (d 1912) was born on this day in 1875.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast) was born on this day in 1875.
Sri Aurobindo, Indian writer, nationalist, philosopher, and guru (d 1950) was born on this day in 1872.
Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (d 1941) was born on this day in 1860.
Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding first lady was born on this day in 1860.
E Nesbit, English author (d 1924) was born on this day in 1858.
Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (d 1916) was born on this day in 1856.
J Keir Hardie first Labour representative in British Parliament was born on this day in 1856.
Walter Crane England, painter/illustrator (Beauty and Beast) was born on this day in 1845.
Jules GrTvy, President of France (d 1891) was born on this day in 1813.
Sir James Douglas father of British Columbia was born on this day in 1803.
Thomas De Quincey, English author (d 1859) was born on this day in 1785.
Thomas De Quincey Eng, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater) was born on this day in 1785.
Sir Walter Scott Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake) was born on this day in 1771.
Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France (d 1821) was born on this day in 1769.
Napoleon Bonaparte in Ajaccio, Corsica; (emperor of France 1804-13, 1814-15) was born on this day in 1769.
Blind Jack, English roadbuilder (d 1810) was born on this day in 1717.
Frederick-William I king of Prussia (1713-1740) was born on this day in 1688.
Gilles MTnage, French scholar (d 1692) was born on this day in 1613.
Luigi Pulci, Italian poet (d 1484) was born on this day in 1432.
Luigi Pulci Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on this day in 1432.
Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d 1231) was born on this day in 1195.
King Alfonso IX of Leon (d 1230) was born on this day in 1171.
King Duncan I of Scotland (d 1040) was born on this day in 1001.
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