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On This day…14 September

14 September 2010

Another Tuesday, another chance to do the Funky Chicken and get jiggy with it.

I’ll be all right once the pills kick in.

Seriously I will. Now where did those polar bears come from?

History tell us that on this day in…

1607 – Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.

1901 – President of the United States William McKinley dies after a successful assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.

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1948 – Groundbreaking for the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

1975 – The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.

1994 – The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

Happy birthday to:

Give it up for Sam!

New Zealand (but Northern Ireland born) actor Sam Neill is 63.

Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia is 45.

Ashlyn Gere, American pornographic actress, is 43. (Nope, never seen her movies, either…*whistles innocently*)

Ashley Roberts, American singer with the Pussycat Dolls, dancer & actress is a foot-stomping 29.

And last, but by no means least, everyone’s favourite car-crash Amy Winehouse is 27. They said she had to go to rehab and she said no, no, no! Poor thing!

On This Day…6 September

Another Monday signals another week. It is my hope that this week brings all that it should; including the winning lottery numbers.

You know where I live!

Before I head into today’s On This Day. let me first offer my congratulations to the Tipperary hurlers – they are the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champions for 2010. Up Tipp!!

On this day in…

1492 – Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time. Perhaps he was stocking up on duty-free cigarettes and alcohol.

Henry David Thoreau, Emerson's roomie

1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts. The jury is out as to whether Ralphie charged him rent.

1901 – Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

1944 – World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by allied forces.

1972 – Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian “Black September” terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day.

Birthdays today include:

Roger Waters

Ex-Pink Floyd frontman, Roger Waters, is 67

Rosie Perez is 46.

The Wire and Luther star, Idris Elba, is 38.

British tennis players Tim Henman and Greg Rusesdski are 37 and 36 respectively.

On this day in 2007, the world of music lost perhaps its most famous operatic star. Luciano Pavarotti, R.I.P.