Saturday, May 09, 2009

Forgotten|Iraq & Afghanistan

Ten Photoshop Killers!

Whether it's PICNIK, SPLASHUP, FOTOFLEXER, PIXLR, flauntR, Photohop Express, PiZap, Aviary, Dr Pic, or Cameroid, there's no need to drop a small fortune on Photoshop, or even Photoshop Elements...and you'll probably do just a well with your photos!

So what're you waiting for?

Put that third eyeball in the middle of your friend's head.

You know you want to!

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Milestone|50,000+

Well, it seems like I've passed 50,000 unique readers and/or IP addresses.

Thanks, to each and every one of you who find my own little corner of the world remotely interesting.

Now, start leaving me some comments!

Anonymous is cool with me too!

(And my back is STILL killing me!)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Lumbar Discography
I survived. Barely.



As if this weren't bad enough, they "forgot" to order the pain meds.
So I did this with no "mild sedative."
Just lidocaine,
which is related to xylocaine,
which is related to novacaine,
which is relate do COCAINE.

OMG! I'm in a serious world of hurt.
I actually heard bone cracking.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

This Day in History
President Eisenhower signs
The Civil Rights Act of 1960


Civil Rights Act of 1960

May 6, 1960
Excerpt
AN ACT To enforce constitutional rights, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Civil Rights Act of 1960".

TITLE I

OBSTRUCTION OF COURT ORDERS

SEC. 101. Chapter 73 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new section as follows:

§ 1509. Obstruction of court orders
Whoever, by threats or force, willfully prevents, obstructs, impedes, or interferes with, or willfully attempts to prevent, obstruct, impede, or interfere with, the due exercise of rights or the performance of duties under any order, judgment, or decree of a court of the United States, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. No injunctive or other civil relief against the conduct made criminal by this section shall be denied on the ground that such conduct is a crime.

SEC. 102. The analysis of chapter 73 of such title is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "§ 1509. Obstruction of court orders."

TITLE II

FLIGHT TO AVOID PROSECUTION FOR DAMAGING OR DESTROYING ANY BUILDING OR OTHER REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY,; AND, ILLEGAL TRANSPORTATION, USE OR POSSESSION OF EXPLOSIVES; AND, THREATS OR FALSE FORMATION CONCERNING ATTEMPTS TO DAMAGE OR DESTROY REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY BY FIRE OR EXPLOSIVES

SEC. 201. Chapter 49 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new section as follows:

§ 1074. Flight to avoid prosecution for damaging or destroying any building or other real or personal property
(a) Whoever moves or travels in interstate or foreign commerce with intent either;

(1) to avoid prosecution, or custody, or confinement after conviction, under the laws of the place from which he flees, for willfully attempting to or damaging or destroying by fire or explosive any building, structure, facility, vehicle, dwelling house, synagogue, church, religious center or educational institution, public or private, or

(2) to avoid giving testimony in any criminal proceeding relating to any such offense shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

(b) Violations of this section may be prosecuted in the Federal judicial district in which the original crime was alleged to have been committed or in which the person was held in custody or confinement: Provided, however, That this section shall not be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to prevent any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States of any jurisdiction over any offense over which they would have jurisdiction in the absence of such section."

SEC 202. The analysis of chapter 49 of such title is amended by adding thereto the following:

"Flight to avoid prosecution for damaging or destroying any building or other real or personal property."

SEC. 203. Chapter 39 of. title 18 of the United: States Code is am ended by adding at the end: thereof the following new section:

Explosives illegal use or possession; and, threats or false information concerning attempts to damage or destroy real or personal property by fire or explosives

(a) As used in this section commerce means commerce between any State, Territory, Commonwealth, District, or possession of the United States, and any place outside thereof; or between points within the same State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, but through any place outside thereof; or within any Territory, or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia; explosive means gun powders, powders, used for blasting, all forms of high explosives, blasting materials, fuses (other than electric circuit breakers), detonators, and other detonating agents, smokeless powders, and any chemical compounds or mechanical mixture that contains any oxidizing and combustible units, or other ingredients, in such proportions, quantities, or packing that ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by percussion, or by detonation of the compound or mixture or any part thereof may cause an explosion.

(b) Whoever transports or aids and helps another in transporting in interstate or foreign commerce any explosive, with the knowledge or intent that it will be used to damage or destroy any building or other real or personal property for the purpose of interfering with its use for educational, religious, charitable, residential, business, or civic objectives or of intimidating any person pursuing such objectives, shall be subject to imprisonment for not more than one year, or a fine of not more than $1,000, or both; and if personal injury results shall be subject to imprisonment for not more than ten years or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both; and if death results shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years or for life, but the. court may impose the death penalty if the jury so recommends.

(c) The possession of an explosive in such a manner as to evince an intent to use, or the use of, such explosive, to damage or destroy any building or other real or personal property used for educational, religious, charitable, residential, business, or civic objectives or to intimidate any person pursuing such objectives, creates rebuttable presumptions that the explosive was transported in interstate or foreign commerce or caused to be transported in interstate or foreign commerce by the person so possessing or using it, or by a person aiding or abetting the person so possessing or using it: Provided, however, That no person may be convicted under this section unless there is evidence independent of the presumptions that this section has been violated.

(d) Whoever, through the use of the mail, telephone, telegraph, or other instrument of commerce willfully imparts or conveys, or causes to be imparted or conveyed, any threat, or false information knowing the same to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made, or to be made, to damage or destroy any building or other real or personal property for the purpose of interfering with its use for educational, religious, charitable, residential, business, or civic objectives, or of intimidating any person pursuing such objectives, shall be subject to. imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine of not more than $1,000, or both.

(e) This section shall not be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to occupy the field in which this section operates to the exclusion of a law of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States, and no law of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States which would be valid in the absence of the section shall be declared invalid, and no local authorities shall be deprived of any jurisdiction over any offense over which they would have jurisdiction in the absence of this section."

SEC. 204. The analysis of chapter 39 of title 18 is amended by adding thereto the following:

"837. Explosives; illegal use or possession; and threats or false information concerning attempts to damage or destroy real or personal property by fire or explosives."

TITLE III

FEDERAL ELECTION RECORDS

SEC. 301. Every officer of election shall .retain and preserve, for a period of twenty-two months from the date of any general, special, or primary election of which candidates for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, or Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are voted for, all records and papers which come into his possession relating to any application, registration, payment of poll tax, or other act requisite to voting in such election, except that, when required by law. such records and papers may be delivered to another officer of election and except that, if a State or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico designates a custodian to retain and preserve these records and papers at a specified place, then such records and papers may be deposited with such custodian, and the duty to retain and preserve any record or paper so deposited shall devolve upon such custodian. Any officer of election or custodian who willfully fails to comply with this section shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not. more than one year, or both.

SEC. 302. Any person, whether or not an officer of election or custodian, who willfully steals, destroys, conceals, mutilates, or alters any record or paper required by section 301 to be retained and preserved shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

SEC. 303. Any record or paper required by section 301 to be retained and preserved shall, upon demand in writing by the Attorney General or his representative directed to the person having custody, possession, or control of such record or paper, be made available for inspection, reproduction, and copying at the principal office of such custodian by the Attorney General or his representative. This demand shall contain a statement of the basis and the purpose therefor.

SEC. 304. Unless otherwise ordered by a court of the United States, neither the Attorney General nor any employee of the Department of Justice, nor any other representative of the Attorney General, shall disclose any record or paper produced pursuant to this title, or any reproduction or copy, except to Congress and any committee thereof, government agencies, and in the presentation of any case or proceeding before any court or grand jury.

SEC. 305. The United States district court for the district in which a demand is made pursuant to section 303, or in which a record or paper so demanded is located, shall have jurisdiction by appropriate process to compel the production of such record or paper.

SEC. 306. As used m this title, the term "officer of election" means any person who, under color of any Federal, State, Commonwealth, or local law, statute, ordinance, regulation, authority, custom, or usage, performs or is authorized to perform any function, duty, or task in connection with. any application, registration, payment of poll tax, or other act requisite to voting in any general, special, or primary election at which votes are. cast for candidates for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, or Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

TITLE IV

EXTENSION OF POWERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION

SEC. 401. Section 105 .of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (42 U.S.C. Supp. V 1975d) (71 Star. 635)is amended by adding the following new subsection at the end thereof:

"(h) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each member of the Commission shall have the power and authority to administer oaths or take statements of witnesses under affirmation."

TITLE V

EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES

SEC. 501. (a) Subsection (a) of section 6 of the Act of September 30, 1950 (Public Law 874, Eighty-first Congress), as amended, relating to arrangements for the provision of free public education for children residing on Federal property where local educational agencies are unable to provide such education, is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following new sentence: "Such arrangements to provide free public education may also be made for children of members of the Armed Forces on active duty, if the schools in which free public education is usually provided for such children are made unavailable to them as a result of official action by State or local governmental authority and it is the judgment of the Commissioner, after he has consulted with the appropriate State educational agency, that no local educational agency is able to provide suitable free public education for such children."

(b) (1) The first sentence of subsection (d) of such section 6 is amended by adding before the period at the end thereof: "or, in the case of children to whom the second sentence of subsection (a) applies, with the head of any Federal department or agency having jurisdiction over the parents of some or all of such children".

(2) The second sentence of such subsection (d) is amended by striking out "Arrangements" and inserting in lieu thereof "Except where the Commissioner makes arrangements pursuant to the second sentence of subsection (a), arrangements".

SEC. 502. Section 10 of the Act of September 93, 1950 (Public Law 815, Eighty-first Congress), as amended, relating to arrangements for facilities for the provision of free public education for children residing on Federal property where local educational agencies are unable to provide such education, is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following new sentence: "Such arrangements may also be made to provide, on a temporary basis, minimum school facilities for children of members of the Armed Forces on active duty, if the schools in which free public education is usually provided for such children are made unavailable to them as a result of official action by State or local governmental authority and it is the judgment of the Commissioner, after he has consulted with the appropriate State educational agency, that no local educational agency is able to provide suitable free public education for such children."

TITLE VI

SEC. 601. That section 2004 of the Revised Statutes (42 U.S.C. 1971), as amended by section 131 of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (71 Stat. 637), is amended as follows:

(a) Add the following as subsection (e) and designate the present subsection (e) as subsection "(f)":

"In any proceeding instituted pursuant to subsection (c) in the event the court finds that any person has been deprived on account of race or color of any right or privilege secured by subsection (a), the court shall upon request of the Attorney General and after each party has been given notice and the opportunity to be heard make a finding whether such deprivation was or is pursuant to a pattern or practice. If the court finds such pattern or practice, any person of such race or color resident within the affected area shall, for one year and thereafter until the court subsequently finds that such pattern or practice has ceased, be entitled, upon his application therefor, to an order declaring him qualified to vote, upon proof that at any election or elections (1) he is qualified under State law to vote. and (2) he has since such finding by the court been (a) deprived of or denied under color of law the opportunity to register to vote or otherwise to qualify to vote, or (b) found not qualified to vote by any person acting under color of law. Such order shall be effective as to any election held within the longest period for which such applicant could have been registered or otherwise qualified under State law at which the applicant’s qualifications would under State law entitle him to vote.

"Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of State law or the action of any State officer or court, an applicant, so declared qualified to vote shall be permitted to vote in any such election. The Attorney General shall cause to be transmitted certified copies of such order to the appropriate election officers. The refusal by any such officer with notice of such order to permit any person so declared qualified to vote to vote at an appropriate election shall constitute contempt of court.

"An application for an order pursuant to this subsection shall be heard within ten days, and the execution of any order disposing of such application shall not be stayed if the effect of such stay would be to delay the effectiveness of the order beyond the date of any election at which the applicant would otherwise be enabled to vote.

"The court may appoint one or more persons who are qualified. voters in the judicial district, to be known as voting referees, who shall subscribe to the oath of office required by Revised Statutes, Section 1757; (5 U.S.C. 16) to serve for such period as the court shall determine, to receive such applications and to take evidence and report to the court findings as to whether or not at any election or elections (1) any such applicant is qualified under State law to vote, and (2) he has since the finding by the court heretofore specified been (a) deprived of or denied under color of law the opportunity to register to vote or otherwise to qualify to vote, or (b) found not qualified to vote by any person acting under color of law. In a proceeding before a voting referee, the applicant shall be heard ex parte at such times and places as the court shall direct. His statement under oath shall be prima facie evidence as to his age, residence, and his prior efforts to register or otherwise qualify to vote. Where proof of literacy or an understanding .of other subjects is required by valid provisions of State law, the answer of the applicant, if written, shall be included in such reports to the court; if oral, it shall be taken down stenographically and a transcription included in such report to the court.

"Upon receipt of such report, the court shall cause the Attorney General to transmit a copy thereof to the State attorney general and to each party to such proceeding together with an order to show cause within ten days, or such shorter time as the court may fix, why an order of the court should not be entered in accordance with such report. Upon the expiration of such period, such order shall be entered unless prior to that. time there has been filed with the court deserved upon all parties a statement of exceptions to such report. Exceptions as to matters of fact shall be considered only if supported by a duly verified copy of a public record or by a davit of persons having personal knowledge of such facts or by statements or matters contained in such report; those relating to matters of law shall be supported by an appropriate memorandum of law. The issues of fact and law raised by such exceptions shall be determined by the court or, if the due and speedy administration of justice requires, they may be referred to the voting referee to determine in accordance with procedures prescribed by the court. A hearing as to an issue of fact shall be held only in the event that the proof in support, of the exception disclose the existence of a genuine issue of material fact. The applicants literacy and understanding of other subjects shall be determined solely on the basis of answers included in the report of the voting referee.

"The court, or at its direction the voting referee, shall issue to each applicant so declared qualified a certificate identifying the holder thereof as person so qualified.

"Any voting referee appointed by the court pursuant to this subsection shall to the extent not inconsistent herewith have all the powers conferred upon master by rule 53 (c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The compensation to be allowed to any persons appointed by the court pursuant to this subsection shall be fixed by the court and shall be payable by the United States.

"Applications pursuant to this subsection shall be determined expeditiously. In the case of any application filed twenty or more days prior to an election which is undetermined by the time of such election, the court shall issue an order authorizing the applicant to vote provisionally. Provided, however, That such applicant shall be qualified to vote under State law. In the case of an application filed within twenty days prior to an election, the court, in its discretion, may make such an order. In either case the order shall make appropriate provision for the impounding of the applicant’s ballot pending determination of the application. The court may take any other action, and may authorize such referee or such other person as it may designate to take any other action, appropriate or necessary to carry out the provisions of this subsection and to enforce its decrees. This subsection shall in no way be construed as limitation upon the existing powers of the court.

"When used in the subsection, the word vote includes all action necessary to make a vote effective including, but not limited to, registration or other action required by State law prerequisite to voting, casting a ballot, and having such ballot counted and included in the appropriate totals of votes cast with respect to candidates for public office and propositions for which votes are received in an election; the words affected area shall mean any subdivision of the State in which the laws of the State relating to voting are or have been to any extent administered by a person found in the proceeding to have violated subsection (a); and the words qualified under State law shall mean qualified according to the laws, customs, or usage of the State, and shall not, in any event, imply qualifications more stringent than those used by the persons found in the proceeding to have violated subsection

(a) in qualifying persons other than those of the race or color against which the pattern or practice of discrimination was found to exist

(b) Add the following sentence at. the end of subsection

(c)"Whenever, in a proceeding instituted under this subsection any official of a State or subdivision thereof is alleged to have committed any act or practice constituting a deprivation of any right or privilege secured by subsection (a), the act or practice shall also be deemed that of the State and the State may be joined as a party defendant and, if, prior to the institution of such proceeding, such official has resigned or has been relieved of his office and no successor has assumed such office, the proceeding may be instituted against the State."

TITLE VII

SEPARABILITY

SEC. 701. If any provision of this Act is held invalid, the remainder of this Act shall not be affected thereby.

Approved May 6, 1960.

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Sigmund Freud|Natal Chart

This Day in Analysis|1856
Sigmund Freud


Dreams are often most profound

when they seem the most crazy.

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This Day in Horny|1953
Tony Blair

video
George Michael does a great star-turn satirizing even himself!
Here's the controversial video for SHOOT THE DOG in its entirety.

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This Day in Handsome|1961
George Clooney

Mixxx me some aural! Make it Mac!



Mixxx is free, open source DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes.

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Tom Ford's HARD Advertising


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AAA's Soft Advertising?


Hmmmm.
Is this a very happy couple here?
Or is this a father/son?
Or is there some daddy/twink action going on anyway?

Sorry, but this is too wide open for me!

YIKES!

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

I'll have a blood orange Margarita!

Green Lantern v Green Arrow
May 1960

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists|May 1960

Saint Florian, commemorated May 4th



The St. Florian commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on May 4th, was an officer of the Roman army, who occupied a high administrative post in Noricum, now part of Austria, and who suffered death for the Faith in the days of Diocletian.

His legendary "Acts" state that he gave himself up at Lorch to the soldiers of Aquilinus, the governor, when they were rounding up the Christians, and after making a bold confession, he was twice scourged, half-flayed alive, set on fire, and finally thrown into the river Enns with a stone around his neck.

His body, recovered and buried by a pious woman, was eventually removed to the Augustinian Abbey of St. Florian, near Linz. It is said to have been at a later date translated to Rome, and Pope Lucius III, in 1138, gave some of the saint's relics to King Casimir of Poland and to the Bishop of Cracow. Since that time, St. Florian has been regarded as a patron of Poland as well as of Linz, Upper Austria and of firemen. There has been popular devotion to St. Florian in many parts of central Europe, and the tradition as to his martyrdom, not far from the spot where the Enns flows into the Danube, is ancient and reliable.

Many miracles of healing are attributed to his intercession and he is invoked as a powerful protector in danger from fire or water. His feast day is May 4th.

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The Top 10 Aural Pleasures|1960

Monday, May 04, 2009

FATE Magazine|May 1960

Forbidden Worlds

If I had 10 people
with whom I shared this birthday
to a party...

1. 1655 Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Italy, piano builder
2. 1796 Horace Mann, U.S., educator/author/editor, pioneered public schools
3. 1826 Frederick Church, U.S. romantic landscape painter, Hudson River School
4. 1928 Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president, 1981-
5. 1928 Maynard Ferguson, jazz trumpeter,
6. 1929 Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, Breakfast at Tiffany's
7. 1941 George Will, Journalist
8. 1958 Keith Haring, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, graffiti artist\
9. 1959 Randy Travis, Marshville, North Carolina, country singer
10. 1979 Lance Bass, American Musician

Now THERE'S a party!

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This Day in History|1626
Manhattan on sale!


Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons.

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Playing for Change|Stand By Me

Photo|May 2008

May 2009 – Nov 2009

The report was generated for 6 months starting from May 2009 with the following birth data: male, born on 4 May 1960 at 9:46 am in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Your sun sign is Taurus. This is the sign in which the Sun is in your birth chart. Your Ascendant is in Cancer, and your Moon is in Leo.

Saturn trine Saturn: Inner stability

Mid October 2008 until beginning of August 2009: At this time you can incorporate into yourself the fruits of previous successes, look them over and appreciate them for what they were. The key idea is that you are in a position to understand your life and therefore better able to be in conscious control of it. This is not merely an intellectual understanding, it is born of experience. You have lived through certain things, and now you can proceed on the basis of that understanding.

Your business or professional life will run smoothly at this time. Employers and superiors appreciate your calm, controlled way of handling your work, and they can see the results of your past experience. Relationships, which reflect what you are, are also more stable at this time because of your own inner stability.

Your outlook on life has also reached a point of equilibrium. You have a good understanding of how you look at life, and it works well enough that you may not question it very much. The problem is that this is not a time of testing, so you don't know how well your ideas will stand up to future crisis. You only know how well they withstood past tests. But the future is always different, and what happens in the future depends upon what is true at that time. Therefore you must keep your mind open and flexible. You only know what you know, and that is not everything. Continue to examine yourself and see what could be improved. Even if your life is satisfactory now, it may not always be.

Pluto trine Pluto: Up to you

Mid February 2009 until mid December 2010: This is a period of stability, in which very deep and perseverant energies lend themselves to you. Whether you make use of them or not is completely up to you. However, if you do decide to use them, there will be potential for inner growth. From this position you can gain deep insights into the functioning of your psyche which might have shocked you at other times.

You get more interested into the deep questions about change and metamorphosis, death, birth and regeneration. You will decline any explanation that doesn't truly touch the heart of the matter. However, you could show this very attitude also towards less profound issues.

Jupiter opposition Moon: The first move

Beginning of April 2009 until beginning of December 2009: This is a time when feelings and emotions play an important part in your life, and relationships based on feelings and emotions become very important. This influence is usually experienced positively as warm feelings within yourself and from others. You feel emotionally very generous and giving. Relationships are usually quite good and rewarding now, and those that you have been building up for years may begin to produce results. You can now decide clearly which ones are worthwhile and which are not.

But there is a negative side to this influence also. It can make you feel very self-indulgent and undisciplined. You may feel that the world "owes me a living," whether or not you really deserve it. It may also make you feel that others ought to be breaking their back to help you. In personal relationships, you may become very demanding without really offering anything to your partner in return. Instead of reaching out to make things happen in your life, you wait for others to make the first move and become quite angry when people insist that you take some initiative.

Your love relationships and relations with women can be either very good or very bad, probably not anywhere in the middle. It all depends upon your general reaction to this influence. If you are demanding in the manner described above, then your relationships will be bad. But if this influence arouses your feelings of warmth and generosity, they will be quite good. And this is a good way of gauging where you are with this influence, because encounters with others, especially women, will bring out its effects.

Uranus conjunction Mars: Explosive energies

Beginning of April 2009 until beginning of March 2010: This influence calls forth very potent energies that can be quite disruptive, but they must be handled. Any effort to sidestep the issues that this influence raises could be disastrous, because it represents explosive forces that may break out in any area of your life.

On the psychological level, you may be much more irritable than usual and prone to outbursts of anger. Conditions in your life that you have put up with for years, even though they are wrong, now become intolerable. You simply will not allow them to continue. Even limitations imposed from without that always seemed quite reasonable now seem completely impossible to bear.

What you are feeling is the need to assert your individuality against all the forces that have been blocking its expression in the past. You want to be yourself and have your individuality recognized for what it is, not for what others expect it to be. You want to do things immediately that you have never done before.

With some degree of care and moderation, this energy can be used quite creatively. It is imperative that you release the tensions you are feeling now. Suppressing this energy will only lead to worse problems.

Uranus conjunction MC: Revolt

Mid April 2009 until mid March 2010: With this influence you can look for sudden changes in the way you define your individuality before the world. This will be reflected in your profession, your social position and your reputation in the eyes of others. These changes can allow you to break free and encounter life with new freedom and readiness for fresh experience. But they can also be profoundly upsetting, depending on your orientation toward your public life. If your public and professional life is a source of achievement and satisfaction, it is unlikely to be damaged by this influence, only broadened and made more challenging. But if there is tension in your public life and you feel that you have had to surrender your individuality for your achievements, this influence may be more upsetting.

If you are working in an area that is generally good for your overall development, this time may present sudden opportunities for advancement, especially if you work in a field such as science, technology, astrology or the occult. You will have the opportunity to do new kinds of work, to work with new techniques, and to have new experiences. There may be a sudden promotion to a position with new responsibilities. Whatever happens will make it possible for you to stay alive and feel fulfilled in your profession.

Even if you experience the negative side of this influence, its purpose is the same. However, you are probably resisting the effects of this influence through fear that you will lose security or from a misguided sense of responsibility, a feeling that you should stick with something even if it is totally unrewarding and stultifying. Events may force you to change your line of work altogether or to change your position in the kind of work you do.

Possibly you are aware that your work is not very rewarding, in which case you will suddenly begin to feel that it is oppressive and will want to break free of it. This influence can signify a revolt against authority figures of all sorts, but especially employers.

Saturn opposition Mars: The middle way

9 September 2009 until 25 September 2009: This can be an extremely challenging period, because you feel that everything you try to do is blocked by circumstances or opposed by others. You may feel angry, but you have no obvious outlet for your anger, so you are left boiling over inside and seething with frustration. And there is no doubt that your actions are very closely circumscribed at this time. People who are important in directing your life - parents, employers, officials - may be a serious source of trouble at this time.

You may feel tempted to lash out against the forces that seem to be conspiring against you, but this is probably not a good idea. They will probably prove too strong for you. Instead of rebelling and fighting, it would be better to wait and in the meantime find some outlet for your pent-up energy. Hard work, physical activity, and concentrated effort will help dispel the energy build-up that may accompany this influence. However, take reasonable precautions in whatever you do along these lines.

It is not a good idea simply to hold in your feelings, even though it seems futile to let them out. The stored-up energy within you provokes responses from others and from your environment in very subtle ways, which can lead to even greater problems. You can conceivably become the victim of your own violent feelings, and this can happen in very subtle, unconscious ways. So you have to find the middle road between lashing out violently and holding all your anger in.


Short Report - Forecast May 2009 to October 2009
born on 4 May 1960 local time 9:46 am
in Waterbury, CT (US) U.T. 13:46
73w03, 41n33 sid. time 23:43:35

Planetary positions
planet sign degree motion
Sun Taurus 14°05'16 in house 11 direct
Moon Leo 20°04'15 in house 2 direct
Mercury Aries 29°45'54 in house 10 direct
Venus Taurus 0°54'48 in house 10 direct
Mars Pisces 24°51'29 in house 9 direct
Jupiter Capricorn 3°17'32 in house 6 retrograde
Saturn Capricorn 18°23'22 in house 7 stationary (R)
Uranus Leo 16°58'39 in house 2 direct
Neptune Scorpio 7°35'53 in house 5 retrograde
Pluto Virgo 3°36'57 in house 3 retrograde
True Node Virgo 23°18'48 in house 3 direct

House positions (Placidus)
Ascendant Cancer 16°02'50
2nd House Leo 5°20'13
3rd House Leo 27°25'57
Imum Coeli Virgo 25°31'36
5th House Scorpio 1°41'49
6th House Sagittarius 11°32'31
Descendant Capricorn 16°02'50
8th House Aquarius 5°20'13
9th House Aquarius 27°25'57
Medium Coeli Pisces 25°31'36
11th House Taurus 1°41'49
12th House Gemini 11°32'31

Transits
Saturn trine Saturn Mid October 2008 until beginning of August 2009
Pluto trine Pluto Mid February 2009 until mid December 2010
Jupiter opposition Moon Beginning of April 2009 until beginning of December 2009
Uranus conjunction Mars Beginning of April 2009 until beginning of March 2010
Uranus conjunction MC Mid April 2009 until mid March 2010
Saturn opposition Mars 9 September 2009 until 25 September 2009

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This Day in History|May 4th

2009 Anderson Hayes Cooper declares his homosexuality; won't discuss further
1993 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
1991 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03
1991 Actress Sharon Gless and producer Barney Rosenzeig wed
1991 Mo Udall, Representative-D-Arizona, resigns due to Parkinson disease
1991 President Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat
1990 Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger
1990 Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence
1989 U.S. launches Magellan to Venus
1989 U.S. space shuttle STS-30 launched
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan
1985 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero, Jr. on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
1984 Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
1983 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1982 British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket
1982 Nordiques 2-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles win series 4-0
1981 Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
1980 Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
1979 NASA launches Fltsatcom-2
1978 Russian president Brezhnev visits West-Germany
1976 "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger New York City for 7 performances
1976 Kiss performs their 1st concert
1975 Ed Bullins' "Taking of Miss Jane," premieres in New York City
1975 Houston's Bob Watson scores baseball's one-millionth run of all time
1974 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
1973 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine
1973 Patriarch Shenuda II of Kopitisch church visits the pope
1973 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
1972 Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri South Vietnam
1970 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
1970 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
1970 Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
1969 Charles Gordone's "No Place to be Somebody," premieres in New York City
1967 Lunar Orbiter 4 launched by U.S.; begins orbiting Moon May 7
1966 Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in U.S.S.R.
1965 Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record
1964 "Another World" and "As the World Turns" premieres on TV
1964 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
1964 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 Pulitzer prize awarded to Richard Hofstadter (Anti-intellectualism)
1963 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
1963 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1961 13 Freedom riders began bus trip through South
1961 1st on-the-road Spacemobile lecture given.
1961 CORE begins freedom rides from Washington, D.C.
1961 Malcolm Ross and Victor Prather reach 34,668 m (record) in balloon
1961 South Africa ANC-leader John Nkadimeng arrested
1960 Photographer, writer, blogger, orangeman Bernard M Lynch Jr born in Waterbury CT
1960 1st great Delta dam closes, North-South Beveland
1959 1st Grammy Awards: Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald win
1959 Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish
1958 Alberto Lleras Camargo chosen president of Colombia
1957 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
1957 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show
1957 Anne Frank Foundation forms in Amsterdam
1956 Queen Juliana unveils National Monument to Dams in Amsterdam
1956 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1954 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1953 Pulitzer prize awarded to E Hemingway (Old Man and The Sea)
1952 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Fresno Golf Open
1949 Air crash at Turijn (whole Torino-soccer team survives)
1948 The Hague Court of Justice convicts Hans Rauter (SS) to the death
1946 5 die in a 2 day riot at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco bay
1946 72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6
1946 Wash's Cecil Travis gets 6 straight hits before being stopped
1945 German troops in Netherlands, Denmark and Norway surrender
1942 Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)
1942 Food 1st rationed in U.S.
1942 German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages
1942 Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)
1940 21 "not neutral" nazis and communists arrested in Netherlands
1940 66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05
1938 Douglas Hyde (a protestant) becomes 1st president of Eire
1936 Pulitzer prize awarded to Harold L Davis (Honey in the Horn)
1935 61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05
1933 Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)
1932 Al Capone, convict of income tax evasion, enters Atlanta Penitentiary
1931 Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president
1929 Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive home runs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9
1927 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Ill)
1927 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences forms
1927 Nicaragua agrees to a U.S. supervised presidential election in 1928
1926 General strike hits Britain
1925 League of Nations conference on arms control and poison gas usage
1924 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
1924 German Republic election fascists and communists win
1923 Bloody street battles between Nazi's, socialist and police in Vienna
1923 New York state revokes Prohibition law
1922 KNX-AM in Los Angeles, California begins radio transmissions
1919 1st legal Sunday baseball game in New York City (Phillies beat Giants 4-3)
1919 FVC soccer team forms
1919 Giants play their 1st legal Sunday home game, 35,000 see Phils win 4-3
1918 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
1917 Arabs sack Tel Aviv
1916 At request of U.S., Germany curtails its submarine warfare
1915 Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungaryb and Germany
1912 Italian mariners occupy Turkish Island of Rhodes
1910 Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent
1910 Canadian parliament accept creation of Royal Canadian Navy
1910 Tel Aviv founded
1899 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
1898 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
1897 23rd Kentucky Derby: Buttons Garner aboard Typhoon II wins in 2:12
1897 Fire in Paris bazaar at Rue Jean Goujon kills 200
1896 1st edition of London Daily Mail ( penny)
1896 Grease fire ignites ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek Colorado
1893 Cowboy Bob Pickett invents bulldogging
1888 Italy and Spain sign military covenant
1886 Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
1883 John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" (Miss)
1878 Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House
1866 Woodward's Gardens opens to public
1865 Battle of Citronville, Alabama; Richard Taylor surrenders
1865 Battle of Mobile, Alabama
1864 General Grant's Army at Potomac attacks at Rappahannock
1864 Ulysses S. Grant crosses Rapidan and begins his duel with Robert E. Lee
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville - action at Salem Church
1863 End of Chancellorsville - Beaten Union army withdraws
1862 Battle at Williamsburg, Virginia
1862 McClellan halted his troop before town as it is full of armed torpedoes left by CS Brigadier General Gabrial Rains
1861 At Gretna LA, one of 1st guns of Rebel Navy is cast
1858 War of Reform (Mexico); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz
1851 1st major San Francisco fire
1847 New York State creates a Board of Commissioners of Emigration
1846 U.S. state Michigan ends death penalty
1843 Great Britain annexes Natal
1839 The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd forms San Bonifacio
1834 Charles Darwin's expedition reaches 200 km from Atlantic Ocean
1818 Netherlands and England sign treaty against illegal slave handling
1814 Bourbon reign restored in France
1805 Henry C. Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
1783 Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus
1780 American Academy of Arts and Science founded
1780 Charles Bunbury on Diomed wins 1st Epsom Derby
1776 Rhode Island declares independence from England
1747 Willem IV appointed viceroy of Overijssel
1728 Georg F Handels opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto," premieres in London
1715 French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)
1652 Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels
1634 Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West-Indies
1626 Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons
1626 Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands
1572 Veere sides with Geuzen
1540 Venice and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
1494 Christopher Columbus lands in Jamaica
1493 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal
1471 Battle of Tewkesbury - King Edward IV vs Ex-queen Margaretha
1303 Flemings conquers Middelburg

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Famous May 4th Birthday

1979 Lance Bass, American Musician
1976 Heather Kozar, born in Akron, Ohio, playmate, Jan, 1998
1975 Pablo Ruiz, Buenos Aires Arg, spanish singer
1973 Edward Hervey, NFL wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys
1973 Matthew Barnaby, Ottawa, NHL left wing for the Buffalo Sabres
1973 Melissa Boyd, Miss Ohio USA 1996
1973 Michelle Martinez, Dallas Texas, Miss America, Texas-Top 10-1997
1972 Ethan Watts, Philadelphia, volleyball middle blocker 1996 Olympics
1972 Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward, USA, 1998 Olympics
1972 Marc Lamb, WLAF T for the London Monarchs
1971 Derrick Clark, NFL/WLAF fullback, Broncos, Rhein Fire
1971 Steve Glenn, CFL linebacker for the BC Lions
1970 Dawn Staley, Philadelphia, basketball guard, 1996 Olympics gold
1968 Andre Collins, NFL linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals
1968 Eddie Perez, Cuidad Ojeda, Venezuela, catcher, Atlanta Braves
1968 Kevin Todd, Winnipeg, NHL center for the Los Angeles Kings
1967 Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle for the Edmonton Eskimos
1967 John Child, East York Ontario, beach volleyballer 1996 Olympics bronze
1967 Matthew Crane, Kimberton, Pennsylvania, actor
1967 Ana Gasteyer, American Comedian
1966 Monica Tranel [Michini], Billings Mont, rower 1996 Olympics
1965 Adri Bogers, Dutch soccer player, Willem II
1964 Goran Prpic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
1962 Tracy Vaccaro, Glendale, California, playmate, October, 1983
1961 Eugene Daniel, NFL center, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens
1961 Jay Aston, London, England, singer, youngest member of British pop group, Bucks Fizz
1961 Mary Elizabeth McDonough, born in Van Nuys, California, actress, Erin-Waltons
1960 Martyn Moxon, cricketer, England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89
1960 Andrew Denton, Australian Comedian
1959 Randy Travis, Marshville, North Carolina, country singer, Diggin' Up Bones
1959 Robert Raymond Tway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, PGA golfer, 1986 Shearson
1959 Rohn Stark, NFL punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1958 Keith Haring, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, graffiti artist, Vanity Fair, Paris Review
1957 Peter Sleep, cricketer, Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90
1957 Richard E. Grant, Swaziland, actor, Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula
1956 Jackie Bertsch, LPGA golfer
1956 Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield, Ohio, astronaut, STS-69, 83, 94, sk 100
1956 Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt, West Germany, high jumper, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1956 David Guterson, American Author
1954 Julie Budd, Brooklyn, singer, Child of Plenty
1951 James C. Greenwood, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Representative-R-Pennsylvania 1993 - 2005
1951 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], born in Gary, Indiana, rocker, Jackson 5-ABC
1950 Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist, Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes
1950 Hilly Hicks, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Roll Out, Roots
1950 Rene CM van Asten, Dutch actor, Herenstraat 10
1949 Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP, PvdA
1949 Sybil Danning, [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress, Chained Heat
1949 Zal Cleminson, rocker, Alex Harvey Band
1949 Graham Swift, British Author
1948 Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year, 1984
1946 Renee Powell, LPGA golfer
1946 Gary Bauer, American Public Servant
1945 George Wadenius, rocker, Blood, Sweat and Tears
1945 Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer, Accursed Fathers
1944 Dave, [Otto Levenbach], Dutch singer, Du cote the Chez Swann
1944 Paul Gleason, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, actor, Breakfast CLub, Die Hard
1944 Peggy Santiglia McGannon, New Jersey, rocker, Angels
1943 Nickolas Ashford, South Carolina, singer, Ashford and Simpson-Solid as a Rock
1943 Stella Parton, sister of Dolly Parton/singer, A Woman's Touch
1942 Ronnie Bond, drummer, Troggs-Wild Thing
1941 George F Will, political analyst, Night Line
1940 Dick Curl, Chester, Pennsylvania, offensive coordinator coach, Barcelona Dragons
1939 Amos Oz, Jerusalem Israel, author, My Michael
1938 Tyrone Davis, U.S. R&B singer, Are you serious
1938 William J Bennett, U.S. Secretary of Education, 1985 - 1988
1937 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, composer
1936 El Cordobes, [Manuel Benitez], Spanish toreador
1934 Pete Barbutti, Scranton, Pennsylvania, comedian, Garry Moore Show
1932 Fausto Razzi, composer
1931 Ed Cassidy, drummer, Spirit-I Got A Line on You
1931 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, born in Moscow, Russia, conductor, U.S.S.R. State Radio
1930 Roberta Peters, New York City, operatic soprano, New York Met
1929 Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady
1928 Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, South Carolina, golfer, US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60
1928 Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president, 1981-
1928 Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter, Roulette
1926 Milton "Milt" Thompson, U.S. NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer, X-15
1925 Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet, Capricorn
1924 Peter Aldersley, actor/disc jockey
1924 Tat'yana Petrovna Nikolayeva, composer
1922 John Paul Hammerschmidt, born in Harrison, Arkansas, Representative-R-Arkansas 1967 - 1993
1921 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor, Komische Oper, West-Berlin
1921 Patsy Garrett, Atlantic City, New Jersey, actress, Nanny and the Professor
1919 Dimiter Petkov, composer
1919 Mary Ann McCall, singer
1918 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM, 1972-74, convicted of bribe-taking
1917 Edward Toner Cone, composer
1916 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
1915 Curt Conway, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, Raw Deal
1915 Pedro Saenz, born in Spain, composer, composed music for classical guitar
1914 Abdel Karim Kassem, general/premier/dictator of Iraq, 1958-63
1914 Emmanuel Robles, Algerian-French journalist/playwright, Lesson Hauteurs
1914 Maria Felix, Mexican Actress
1912 Lou Brown, Brooklyn, orchestra leader, Jerry Lewis Show
1910 Mady Alfredo, [Maria M the Brieder], actress, Alicia
1909 Howard Da Silva, [Silverblatt], born in Cleveland, Ohio, actor, Ben Franklin-1776
1909 Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright
1909 Andrew Heyward, American Businessman
1909 Mitch Kapor, American Businessman
1906 Esmond Knight, East Sheen, England, actor, Hamlet, Sleeping Murder
1905 Matyas Seiber, Budapest, Hungary, composer, Scherzando
1903 Luther Adler, New York City, actor, Dr. Bernard Altman-Psychiatrist
1902 Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor, Netherlands Antilles, author
1902 Cvjetko Rihtman, composer
1902 Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter
1902 W. Clement Stone, American Businessman
1893 Edgar Dearing, Ceres, California, actor, Abraham Lincoln, Free and Easy
1893 Royal Butler, [Edwin Richey], born in Atlanta, Georgia, actor
1891 Frederick Jacobi, composer
1891 Johan W F Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet, Daily Bread
1889 Francis J. Spellman, U.S. Cardinal
1882 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
1881 Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier, 1917-Prelude to Bolshevism
1877 Arthur Lang, U.S., boxer/businessman, Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115
1875 Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney, Spanish writer, Don Quixote and Celestine
1875 Reggie Schwartz, cricketer, 1st of great South African googlists
1871 Mynona, writer
1867 Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer
1860 Emil Nikolaus Von Reznicek, Vienna Austria, composer, Donna Diana
1846 Emile Galle, French glass/marble/ceramic artist, Galle Glaze
1845 William Kingdon Clifford, English Mathematician
1835 Edmund Hart Turpin, composer
1826 Frederick Church, U.S. romantic landscape painter, Hudson River Sch
1825 Thomas Henry Huxley, scientist/humanist/Darwinist
1825 Thomas Huxley, English Scientist
1820 Joseph Whitaker, England, publisher, founded Whitaker's Almanack
1820 Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of President John Tyler, 1841-45
1796 Horace Mann, U.S., educator/author/editor, pioneered public schools
1796 Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brigadier General Union Army, died in 1864
1796 William Pennington, American Lawyer
1777 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer
1776 Johann Friedrich Herbart, Germany, philosopher/psychologist
1769 Charles Hague, composer
1763 Franz Stanislaus Spindler, composer
1749 Charlotte Smith, English Poet
1744 Marianne von Martinez, composer
1738 Josef Kohaut, composer
1655 Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Italy, piano builder
1635 Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general, Dutch East Indies
1631 Mary I Henriette Stuart, daughter of Charles I/queen of England
1622 Juan de Valdes Leal, Spanish painter/sculptor
1611 Carlo Rainaldi, composer
1006 Abd-Allah Ansari, Persian mystic/poet, Monadjat

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