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Entry: "This day in history..."

Since today is my birthday, here's a few random tidbits of what happened this day, May the 12th back in the day some...

1831- The first indicted bank robber in the U.S., Edward Smith, was sentenced to five years hard labor on the rock pile at Sing Sing Prison.

1888- Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race.

1950- The American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years.

1955- Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning 4-0. Jones became the first black pitcher to throw a major-league no-hitter.

1957- A.J. Foyt earned his first auto racing victory in Kansas City, Missouri. He went on to become a four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 -- in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977.

1970- Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs smacked home run number 500. He would get 12 more before his great career as first baseman (and shortstop) with the Cubbies came to a close in 1971.

1971- The Rolling Stonesí Mick Jagger married Bianca Perez Morena de Macias. Mick couldnít remember her whole name very well, so she became known as Bianca the world over.

1977- The Eagles earned a gold record for the hit, Hotel California. The award was the second of three gold record singles for the group. The other million sellers were New Kid in Town and Heartache Tonight. Two number one songs by The Eagles -- Best of My Love and One of These Nights -- didnít quite make the million-seller mark.

1978- From the "And You Thought We Had This Straightened Out By Now" file: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that it would alternate menís and womenís names in the naming of hurricanes. It was seen as an attempt at fair play. Hurricanes had been named for women for years, until NOAA succumbed to pressure from womenís groups who were demanding that Atlantic storms be given unisex names. ďItís not fair that women should get all the attention for causing damage and destruction,Ē one womenís activist claimed. David, Allen, Hugo, Mitch and Andrew agreed.

1985- Lionel Richie received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama (his alma mater). Richie had put 14 hits on the pop charts in the 1980s, including one platinum smash, Endless Love (with Diana Ross) and four gold records (Truly, All Night Long, Hello and Say You, Say Me). All but one song (Se La) of the 14 charted made it to the top ten.

1812 - Edward Lear
illustrator, poet, champion of the limerick

1820 - Florence Nightingale
health activist, nurse: promoted the nursing profession, contributed to modern nursing procedures, founded Nightingale Training School for Nurses; author: Notes on Nursing

1907 - Katharine Hepburn
Academy Award-winning Actress: Morning Glory [1932-33], Guess Whoís Coming to Dinner [1967], The Lion in Winter [1968], On Golden Pond [1981]; Adamís Rib, Pat and Mike, The African Queen, The Rainmaker, Rooster Cogburn, Suddenly Last Summer, Mary of Scotland, Love Affair

1914 - Howard K. (Kingsbury) Smith
journalist, TV anchorman: ABC News

1921 - (Otis W.) Joe Maphis
country singer with wife, Rose Lee: entertainer: Hometown Jamboree, Town Hall Party, Hee Haw; songwriter: Dim Lights Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud Music

1922 - Bob Goldham
hockey: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings

1925 - Yogi (Lawrence Peter) Berra
Baseball Hall of Famer: catcher: NY Yankees [World Series: 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963/all-star: 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962], NY Mets; manager: NY Yankees, NY Mets

1928 - Burt Bacharach
Oscar-winning composer [w/ Hal David]: Raindrops Keep Falliní on My Head [1969]; Tony award for score for Promises, Promises; What the World Needs Now, Walk on By, Close to You, I Say a Little Prayer, Do You Know the Way to San Jose; Oscar-winning team w/wife, Carol Bayer Sager: Arthurís Theme [1981]; Thatís What Friends are For

1935 - John Bucyk
Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins [Lady Byng Trophy winner: 1971]

1936 - Tom Snyder
broadcast journalist: WNBC, KNBC; host: The Late Show with Tom Snyder, Tomorrow, Contact, The Tom Snyder Radio Show

1936 - Frank Stella
abstract artist, sculptor, painter: Empress of India, Guadalupe Island

1937 - George Carlin
comedian: The George Carlin Show, Award Theater, 1st host of Saturday Night Live, The Kraft Summer Music Hall, Wonderful W-I-N-O, Seven Dirty Words, actor: Prince of Tides, That Girl, Car Wash, Bill & Tedís Excellent Adventure

1943 - David Walker
musician: guitar: group: Gary Lewis & The Playboys: This Diamond Ring, Everybody Loves a Clown, She's Just My Style

1948 - Steve Winwood
singer: groups: Blind Faith; Traffic; Spencer Davis Group: Gimme Some Loviní; solo: While You See a Chance; Donít You Know What the Night Can Do, Higher Love, The Finer Things, Roll with It

1956 - Gregory Lynn Broadnax
artist: also known as Artist Greggy; currently living life to the fullest and striving to survive in an ever-increasingly confusing world while trying to maintain. Not famous at this point in my life, but thats quite alright with me too, God is not through with me yet.

1958 - Kim Greist
actress: Homeward Bound series, Throw Momma from the Train, Brazil, Chicago Hope

1961 - Billy Duffy
musician: guitar: group: The Cult: Spiritwalker, Resurrection Joe, She Sells Security

1962 - Emilio Estevez
actor: Breakfast Club, Repo Man, Young Guns, Stakeout, The Mighty Ducks, Men at Work, Freejack; Martin Sheenís son, Charlieís brother, Paula Abdulís ex

1966 - Stephen Baldwin
actor: Fled, The Usual Suspects, Under the Hula Moon, Threesome, The Great American Sex Scandal, Born on the Fourth of July, Home Boy, The Young Riders, The Prodigious Hickey, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas; brother of actors Alec, William and Daniel Baldwin

1969 - Kim Fields
actress: The Facts of Life, Living Single, Baby, Iím Back

Have a great day today!

10 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


on Friday, May 13th, 2005 @ 02:30 PM EST
Yolanda said

Umm, I think you missed somebody. *Scrolling back through list* I don't see you and your year. Were they using numbers back then? Keedin' LOL Happy Birfday, Greggy!


on Friday, May 13th, 2005 @ 01:15 PM EST
Tam said

Happy Birthday AG!


on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 @ 11:29 PM EST
Carla said



on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 @ 10:39 PM EST
Don said

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREGGY! Enjoy your day. I'll try to post this just once.*carefully clicking the submit button*


on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 @ 09:28 PM EST
chele said

...god this is like the 10th time i have been here trying to say happy b-day..
yeah happy day.. my friend.


on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 @ 09:09 PM EST
France said



on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 @ 08:57 PM EST
Cheryl said

Happy Bithday to YOU, Happy Birthday to YOU, Happy Birthday dearest Greggeeeeeey...Happy Birthday to YOU! (And Many More...)


on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 @ 06:14 PM EST
Abbie:D said

You share a bday with Tootie?! Go on with y'bad self! Happy Birthday!!


on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 @ 04:56 PM EST
Frank said

Hey now, I've got it right my man. Happy birthday.Enjoy that jammee to da MAX!!! You deserve it.


on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 @ 07:41 AM EST
Donna said

Hey brother Happy Birthday!! big grin i hope you have a great one. Luv you bunches smile