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This day in Naval History May 14, 2019
1800: The frigate USS Essex, commanded by Capt. Edward Preble, arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort United States merchant ships. During her journey, she is the first U.S. Navy warship to cross the Equator and the first U.S. man-of-war to double the Cape of Good Hope.
1801 Tripoli declares war on the United States for not increasing the annual tribute paid as protection money to prevent raids on its ships. Within less than a week, a squadron under Commodore Richard Dale, sets sail to protect American interests and arrives July 1 at Gibraltar.
1836 Congress authorizes the U.S. Exploring Expedition to conduct an exploration of the Pacific Ocean and South Seas, making the first major US scientific expedition overseas. Lt. Charles Wilkes, USN, leads the expedition to survey South America, Antarctica, the Far East, and the North Pacific.
1845 - First U.S. warship visits Vietnam. While anchored in Danang for reprovisioning, CAPT John Percival commanding USS Constitution, conducts a show of force against Vietnamese authorities in an effort to obtain the release of a French priest held prisoner by Emperor of Annam at Hue.
1919 The Marine detachment from USS Arizona guards the U.S. consulate at Constantinople, Turkey, during the Greek occupation of the city.
1944 USS Bonefish (SS 223) attacks a Japanese convoy bound for Sibitu Passage, Borneo, and sinks Japanese destroyer Inazuma near TawiTawi, east of Borneo and survives counter-attacks by Japanese destroyer Hibiki. Also on this date, USS Aspro (SS 309) and USS Bowfin (SS 287) attack a Japanese convoy and sinks cargo ship BisanMaru.
1945 German submarine (U 858) arrives at Cape May, Del., after surrendering at sea four days earlier. USS Pillsbury (DE 133) and USS Pope (DE 134) arrive later that day, take over the boat, place a USN crew on board, and remove 1/2 of her crew including three of her four officers. (U 858) is later scuttled off the coast of New England during torpedo trials.
1975 - Marines recapture Mayaguez, go ashore on Koh Tang Island and release the crew.
Thanks to CHINFO
In today’s national headlines news reports are detailing how China’s new tariffs will have an effect on U.S. businesses. USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is expected to arrive in Norfolk on Thursday to begin preparations for a scheduled mid-life refueling complex overhaul at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding reports USNI News. While the Virginia-class attack submarine program office is in the early stages of developing the Block VI design, the next iteration of the SSN will focus on special operations forces integration and will add interface for unmanned systems reports USNI News. Additionally, KTVA reported on the beginning of Northern Edge 2019.
Today in History May 14
King Henry III is captured by his brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, at the Battle of Lewes.
At the Battle of Agnadello, the French defeat the Venitians in Northern Italy.
French King Henri IV (Henri de Navarre) is assassinated by François Ravaillac, a fanatical monk.
English physician Edward Jenner gives the first successful smallpox vaccination.
Explorer William Clark sets off from St. Louis, Missouri.
Gail Borden applies for a patent for condensed milk.
Union General Nathanial Banks heads towards Port Hudson along the Mississippi River.
Guglielmo Marconi sends the first communication by wireless telegraph.
"Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa is performed for the first time in Philadelphia.
A plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
Holland surrenders to Germany.
The British Army, in retreat from Burma, reaches India.
Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion establishes the State of Israel.
A bus carrying black and white civil rights activists is bombed and burned in Alabama.
Three companies of the 101st Airborne Division fail to push North Vietnamese forces off Hill 937 in South Vietnam.
The U.S. space station Skylab is launched.
In South Africa, Winnie Mandela is sentenced to six years in prison for her part in the kidnapping and beating of three black youths and the death of a fourth.
Thanks to Carl….I watched the movie of this a few months ago. Old black and white with the original aircraft and such. Pretty neat
Eccentric inventor Barnes Wallis created the Dambusters bouncing bomb with marbles and a catapult | Daily Mail Online
How eccentric inventor Barnes Wallis created the Dambusters bouncing bomb with marbles and a catapult despite everyone - including the great Bomber Harris - telling him it couldn't be done
The British Government drew up a list of the dams in the Ruhr which they thought were the biggest targets
However, they struggled to come up with a way to actually damage the massive steel and concrete structures
English scientist and inventor Barnes Wallis eventually cracked the problem, creating the bouncing bomb
Monday Morning Humor Thanks to Al
What Moms Really Wanted for Mother's Day
· To be able to eat a whole candy bar (alone) and drink a soda without any "floaties" (i.e., backwash).
· To have her 14 year-old daughter answer a question without rolling her eyes in that "Why is this person my mother?" way.
· Five pounds of chocolate that won't add twenty pounds to her figure.
· A shower without a child peeking through the curtain with a "Hi ya Mom!" just as she puts a razor to her ankle.
· A full time cleaning person who looks like Brad Pitt.
· For her teenager to announce, "Hey, Mom! I got a full scholarship and a job all in the same day!"
· A grocery store that doesn't have candy/gum/cheap toys displayed at the checkout line.
· To have a family meal without a discussion about bodily secretions.
· To be able to step on a plane with their toddlers and NOT have someone moan, "Oh no! Why me?!?"
· To occasionally get to sleep late on the weekend. I mean is this too much to ask?
· To actually carry on a normal phone conversation with her toddler in the SAME room.
· To actually be able to finish a HOT cup of coffee while her kids are present. An impossible feat!
· To take a hot bath without her toddler suddenly screaming, "Mommy, I have to go potty!" as soon as she hits the water.
These familiar saying have somehow been handed down from mother to daughter right through the ages. How many of these did you grow up with?
· Who do you think you are?
· Ask your father (closely followed by "Ask your Mother")
· Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.
· I'll treat you like an adult when you start acting like an adult!
· Look at me when I'm talking to you.
· Don't you roll your eyes at me!
· Don't pick it, it'll get infected.
· I don't care if "insert child's name here" Mom said yes.
· You'll put your eye out with that thing!
· I'm going to give you to the count to three.
· Don't put that thing in your mouth; you don't know where it's been.
· Wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident and have to go to hospital.
· Don't cross your eyes like that, one day they'll freeze that way
· I don't care who started it, I'll finish it!
· Don't EVER let me catch you doing that again!
· Why? Because I SAID SO, that's why!?!
· If such and such jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?
· If I catch you doing that one more time, I'll...
· Your father is going to hear about THIS when he gets home!
· If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
· How many times do I have to tell you, don't throw things in the house!
· Do you think your clothes are going to pick themselves up?
· "I don't know" is NOT an answer!
· I know it's not fair. Life isn't fair.
· If evolution is real, how come mothers only have two hands?
· Personally, I think today's kids ought to do something really special for their mothers on Mother's Day -- like move out!
· Hey guys -- looking for a great gift for your mother-in-law on Mother's Day? Why not send her back her daughter???
· A single mom was asked by a friend what her son was taking in college. With a sigh she replied, "Everything I have."
· Fathers--take heart, your day is coming, and you can be sure of getting at least one thing--the bills from Mother's Day.
· Most mothers are always amazed when their sons/daughters marry a person with much lower mental capacity, ambition and moral standards, yet still manage to have utterly brilliant children.
· Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. For example, an Italian mother might chastise her offspring for not eating by saying, "Eat your dinner, or I'll kill you." A Jewish mother on the other hand would say, "Eat your dinner, or I'll kill myself."
· A daughter broke-up with her boyfriend. She asked her mother's advice about returning the gifts he'd given her. Without a pause, her Mother replied, "Send back the stuffed animals and letters, but keep the jewelry for sentimental reasons."
Submitted by Norm Rech:
The Mom Test
I was out walking with my four-year-old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.
“Why?” my daughter asked.
“Because it’s been on the ground; you don’t know where it’s been; it’s dirty; and it probably has germs,” I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, “Mom, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart.”
I was thinking quickly and replied, “All moms know this stuff. It’s on the Mom Test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a mom.”
We walked along in silence for two or three minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. “Oh…I get it!” she beamed, “So if you don’t pass the test you have to be the dad.”
“Exactly,” I replied with a big smile on my face.
Submitted by Skip Leonard:
Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed."
She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning.
She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer.
She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the excursion and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her bag.
Mom then washed her face with 3-in-1 cleanser, put on her night solution and age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth.
Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed."
"I'm on my way," she said. She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on.. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and radios, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.
In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her six most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.
About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. "I'm going to bed." And he did...without another thought.
Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer? 'Cause they are made for the long haul...(and they can't die sooner, they still have things to do!!!!)
Women are so special! God's very own creation!
Submitted by Holly Vanderpool:
A baby was about to be born, the child asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"
"Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."
God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."
Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"
God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach how to speak."
"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"
God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."
"Who will protect me?"
God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its own life."
"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."
God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you."
At that moment there was much peace in heaven, but voices from earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."
"You will simply call her ‘MOM.’"
God's Message to Women
When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into being. When I created man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils. But you, woman, I fashioned after I breathed the breath of life into man because your nostrils are too delicate. I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you.
Man was put to sleep so that he could not interfere with the creativity. From one bone I fashioned you. I chose the bone that protects man's life. I chose the rib, which protects his heart and lungs and supports him, as you are meant to do. Around this one bone I shaped you. I modeled you. I created you perfectly and beautifully.
Your characteristics are as the rib, strong yet delicate and fragile. You provide protection for the most delicate organ in man, his heart. His heart is the center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of life.
The rib cage will allow itself to be broken before it will allow damage to the heart. Support man as the rib cage supports the body. You were not taken from his feet, to be under him, nor were you taken from his head, to be above him. You were taken from his side, to stand beside him and be held close to his side.
You are my perfect angel, my beautiful little girl. You have grown to be a splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I see the virtues in your heart. Your eyes are beautiful. Your lips, how lovely when they part in prayer. Your nose, so perfect in form, your hands so gentle to touch. I've caressed your face in your deepest sleep; I've held your heart close to mine. Of all that lives and breathes, you are the most like me. Adam walked with me in the cool of the day and yet he was lonely. He could not see me or touch me. He could only feel me. So everything I wanted Adam to share and experience with me, I fashioned in you: my holiness, my strength, my purity, my love, my protection and support.
You are special because you are the extension of me. Man represents my image--Woman, my emotions. Together, you represent the totality of God.
So man, treat woman well. Love her, respect her, for she is fragile. In hurting her, you hurt me. What you do to her, you do to me. In hurting her, you only damage your own heart, the heart of your Father, and the heart of her Father.
Woman, support man. In humility, show him the power of emotion I have given you. In gentle quietness show your strength. In love, show him that you are the rib that protects his inner self.
Be thankful for all the women in your life—not just mothers, but grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, etc. Have a great week,
Thanks to Mud……I saw her a couple times in the early 60’s out shopping in LA. She was a very pretty lady.
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends.
"Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death," the foundation said in an emailed statement.
With her lilting contralto, wholesome blonde beauty and glowing smile, she was a top box office draw and recording artist known for such films as "Pillow Talk" and "That Touch of Mink" and for such songs as "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" from the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Man Who Knew Too Much."
But over time, she became more than a name above the title: Right down to her cheerful, alliterative stage name, she stood for a time of innocence and G-rated love, a parallel world to her contemporary Marilyn Monroe. The running joke, attributed to both Groucho Marx and actor-composer Oscar Levant, was that they had known Day "before she was a virgin."
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In "Pillow Talk," released in 1959 and her first of three films with Rock Hudson, she proudly caught up with what she called "the contemporary in me." Her 1976 tell-all book, "Doris Day: Her Own Story," chronicled her money troubles and three failed marriages, contrasting with the happy publicity of her Hollywood career.
"I have the unfortunate reputation of being Miss Goody Two-Shoes, America's Virgin, and all that, so I'm afraid it's going to shock some people for me to say this, but I staunchly believe no two people should get married until they have lived together," she wrote.
She never won an Academy Award, but Day was given a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, as George W. Bush declared it "a good day for America when Doris Marianne von Kappelhoff of Evanston, Ohio decided to become an entertainer."
In recent years, she spent much of her time advocating for animal rights. Although mostly retired from show business since the 1980s, she still had enough of a following that a 2011 collection of previously unreleased songs, "My Heart," hit the top 10 in the United Kingdom. The same year, she received a lifetime achievement honor from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Friends and supporters lobbied for years to get her an honorary Oscar.
Born to a music teacher and a housewife, she had dreamed of a dance career, but at age 12, she suffered a crippling accident: a car she was in was hit by a train and her leg was badly broken. Listening to the radio while recuperating, she began singing along with Ella Fitzgerald, "trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, the casual yet clean way she sang the words."
Day began singing in a Cincinnati radio station, then a local nightclub, then in New York. A bandleader changed her name to Day, after the song "Day after Day," to fit it on a marquee.
A marriage at 17 to trombonist Al Jorden ended when, she said, he beat her when she was eight months pregnant. She gave birth to her son, Terry, in early 1942. Her second marriage also was short-lived. She returned to Les Brown's band after the first marriage broke up.
Her Hollywood career began after she sang at a Hollywood party in 1947. After early stardom as a band singer and a stint at Warner Bros., Day won the best notices of her career with "Love Me or Leave Me," the story of songstress Ruth Etting and her gangster husband-manager. She initially balked at it, but the 1955 film became a box-office and critical success.
She followed with another impressive film, Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much," starring her and James Stewart as an innocent couple ensnared in an international assassination plot. She sings "Que Sera, Sera" just as the story reaches its climax and viewers are beside themselves with suspense. The 1958 comedy "Teacher's Pet" paired her with an aging Clark Gable as an idealistic college journalism teacher and her student, an old-school newspaper editor.
But she found her greatest success in slick, stylish sex comedies, beginning with her Oscar-nominated role in "Pillow Talk." She and Hudson were two New Yorkers who shared a telephone party line and initially hated each other.
She followed with "The Thrill of It All," playing a housewife who gains fame as a TV pitchwoman to the chagrin of obstetrician husband James Garner. The nation's theater owners voted her the top moneymaking star in 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964.
Her first musical hit was the 1945 smash, "Sentimental Journey," when she was barely in her 20s. Among the other songs she made famous were "Everybody Loves a Lover," ''Secret Love," and "It's Magic," a song from "Romance on the High Seas," her first film.
Critic Gary Giddins called her "the coolest and sexiest female singer of slow-ballads in movie history."
"Romance on the High Seas" had been designed for Judy Garland, then Betty Hutton. Both bowed out, and Day, recommended by songwriters Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, won the role. Warner Bros. cashed in on its new star with a series of musicals, including "My Dream Is Yours," ''Tea for Two" and "Lullaby of Broadway." Her dramas included "Young Man with a Horn," with Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall, and "Storm Warning," with Ronald Reagan and Ginger Rogers.
Her last film was "With Six You Get Eggroll," a 1968 comedy about a widow and a widower and the problems they have when blending their families.
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12 PHOTOS Celebrity deaths of 2019 SEE GALLERY With movies trending for more explicit sex, she turned to television to recoup her finances. "The Doris Day Show" was a moderate success in its 1966-1973 run on CBS.
Disillusionment grew in the 1960s when she discovered that failed investments by her third husband, Martin Melcher, left her deeply in debt. She eventually won a multimillion-dollar judgment against their lawyer.
She had married Melcher, who worked in her agent's office, in 1951. He became her manager, and her son took his name. In most of the films following "Pillow Talk," Melcher was listed as co-producer. Melcher died in 1969.
In her autobiography, Day recalled her son, Terry Melcher, telling her the $20 million she had earned had vanished and she owed around $450,000, mostly for taxes.
In 1974, Day won a $22.8 million judgment against Jerome B. Rosenthal, her lawyer and business manager, for mishandling of her and Melcher's assets.
Terry Melcher, who died in 2004, became a songwriter and record producer, working with such stars as the Beach Boys. But he was also famous for an aspiring musician he turned down, Charles Manson. When Manson and his followers embarked on their murderous rampage in 1969, they headed for the house once owned by Melcher and instead came upon actress Sharon Tate and some visitors, all of whom were killed.
Thanks to Steve and Mud
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