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here we are again,
another bigjac Tuesday.

I'm posting events,
selected from
Chase's Calendar of events,
every Tuesday,
until further notice.

Plus a few items,
selected from other sources,
if I take time
to do so.

This is my new,
regular topic,
and here's the link,
in case you want to look for yourself:

Chase's Calendar of Events

By the way,
even if I'm tired,
even if I'm running late,
I read all this Chase's information carefully,
and delete any items that seem,
shall we say,
of very low interest to me.

I do not copy and paste
the whole shebang,
and expect you folks
to wade through
a lot of what I feel is
not very interesting.

I delete names of those who have birthdays,
if I've never heard of them,
or barely heard of them.

Here we go:

April 29, 2014

Solar eclipse: annular (visible in Australia, Antarctica and the southern Indian Ocean)

Birth anniversary of media magnate William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951).

In 1945, the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany was liberated.

In 1945, the ‘Peace’ rose was introduced to the world by the Pacific Rose Society of Pasadena, CA.

In 1992, riots broke out in Los Angeles, CA, sparked by a jury failing to convict four LA police officers accused of beating Rodney King.

Happy Birthday! Andre Agassi, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kate Mulgrew, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jerry Seinfeld, Uma Thurman, Carnie Wilson

April 30, 2014

International Jazz Day. See

225 years ago, in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the US.

In 1803, the Louisiana Territory was sold to the US by France.

In 1812, Louisiana achieved statehood.

In 1938, Bugs Bunny made his film debut in “Porky’s Hare Hunt.”

In 1948, the Organization of American States was founded.

In 1967, Muhammad Ali was stripped of his world heavyweight boxing championship when he refused to be inducted into military service for religious reasons.

In 1970, the US invaded Cambodia.

In 1975, South Vietnam fell to the Vietcong.

Happy Birthday! Kirsten Dunst, Cloris Leachman, Willie Nelson, Isiah Thomas

May 1, 2014

May Day/Labor Day worldwide

In 1707, Great Britain was formed.

75th anniversary of Batman’s debut in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. (Cover date: physical release about one month earlier.)

Anniversary of Citizen Kane film premiere in 1941 at the RKO Palace, New York City.

Anniversary of the “U-2 Incident” in 1960 in which the USSR shot down a US espionage plane piloted by Gary Powers over Sverdlovsk.

15 years ago, in 1999, the Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition found the remains of mountaineer George Mallory on Mount Everest. He had disappeared during a summit attempt in 1924.

Happy Birthday! Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, Tim McGraw

May 2, 2014

Robert’s Rules Day: Birth anniversary of Henry M. Robert (1837-1923), brigadier general and author of Robert’s Rules of Order (1876).

In 1611, the King James Version of the Bible was published.

75 years ago, in 1939, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig ended his streak of consecutive games played, asking manager Joe McCarthy to take him out of the day's lineup. His streak, begun in 1925, stopped at 2,130.

In 1945, Soviet marshal Georgi Zhukov accepted the surrender of Berlin, the German capital.

In 2011, Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in a raid conducted by US Navy SEAL Team Six in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Death anniversary of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519).

Birth anniversary of pediatrician and author Benjamin Spock (1903-98).

Happy Birthday! Christine Baranski, David Beckham, Larry Gatlin, Lesley Gore, Bianca Jagger

May 3, 2014

Free Comic Book Day. 12th annual. See

Garden Meditation Day

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

Kent State Commemoration, Kent State University, Kent, OH (May 3-4). 44th annual remembrance of the May 4, 1970, shootings.

Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. 140th annual. See

Anniversary of Joe DiMaggio’s major league debut with the New York Yankees in 1936.

In 1948, the "CBS Evening News" debuted with Douglas Edwards as anchor.

Anniversary of the first broadcast of National Public Radio in 1971.

Birth anniversary of  Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527).

Birth anniversaries of James Brown (1933-2006), Bing Crosby (1903-77), William Inge (1913-1973), Golda Meir (1898-1978), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921-89), Pete Seeger (1919-2014).

Happy Birthday! Greg Gumbel, Dulé Hill, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frankie Valli

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