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  France experiences its worst civil unrest since the protests of 1968 due to the yellow vests movement. Protests in Paris morph into riots, with hundreds of people injured and thousands arrested; over 100 cars are burned, the Arc de Triomphe is vandalized and numerous other tourist sites are closed, both in the capital and elsewhere in the country. Source: […]

12/1-12/8 – France experiences its worst civil unrest since the ...






  Katherine “Scottie” MacGregor, best known for her role as Harriet Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie,” died Tuesday in Woodland Hills, California, her representative confirmed to NBC News. She was 93. MacGregor played the gossipy, mean-spirited Harriet Oleson for 153 episodes of the popular 1970s series. On the […]

11/13/2018 – Katherine MacGregor, Cruel Mother on ‘Little House,’ Dies ...






11 people are killed during the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.   The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was a mass shooting that occurred at Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation[a] in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, while Shabbat morning services were being held. Eleven people were killed and seven were injured. It was the deadliest […]

10/27/2018 – 11 people are killed during the Pittsburgh synagogue ...





  At least 59 people are killed and at least 100 injured when a train runs through a crowd at a Hindu festival in Punjab, India. Two Indian Railways passenger trains crashed into a crowd of people in the eastern outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab, on 19 October 2018. The crowd had gathered to watch celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dussehra and […]

10/19/2018 – Amritsar train disaster in Punjab, India.





  Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft who helped usher in the personal computing revolution and then channeled his enormous fortune into transforming Seattle into a cultural destination, died on Monday in Seattle. He was 65. The cause was complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family said in a statement. The disease […]

10/15/2018 – Paul G. Allen, Microsoft’s Co-Founder, Is Dead at ...






  Burt Reynolds American actor Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke, Hawk, and Dan August. His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. Wikipedia Born: February 11, 1936, Lansing, MI Died: September 6, 2018, Jupiter Medical […]

9/6/2018 – Burt Reynolds Dead at 82 ‘Smokey and the ...



  Charlotte Rae American character actress Description Charlotte Rae Lubotsky, known professionally as Charlotte Rae, was an American character actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned six decades. Rae was known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the sitcoms Diff’rent Strokes and its spin-off, The Facts of Life. Wikipedia Born: April […]

8/5/2018 – Charlotte Rae Dead: ‘Facts of Life’ Actress Was ...



Apple Computer Company was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The company’s first product was the Apple I, a computer single-handedly designed and hand-built by Wozniak, and first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. Apple I was sold as a motherboard (with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips), which was less than […]

8/2/2018 – Apple Inc. becomes the world’s first public company ...


  A total lunar eclipse occurred on 27 July 2018. The Moon passed through the center of Earth’s shadow in what was the first central lunar eclipse since 15 June 2011. It was also the second total lunar eclipse in 2018, after the one on 31 January. The eclipse occurred when the Moon was near its maximum distance from Earth, which caused […]

7/27/2018 – The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st ...



  Tham Luang cave rescue Date 23 June – 10 July 2018 (18 days) Location Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand Coordinates 20°22′54″N 99°52′06″ECoordinates: 20°22′54″N 99°52′06″E Type Cave rescue Cause Monsoon flooding Outcome Group found alive on 2 July; all rescued between 8 and 10 July 2018. Death(s) Saman Kunan, rescue diver Non-fatal […]

7/10/2018 – Twelve boys and their coach are rescued from ...





  The 2018 North Korea–United States summit was a 12 June 2018 summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, held at the Capella Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore. This was the first-ever meeting between leaders of the United States and North Korea. They signed a joint statement, agreeing to security guarantees for North Korea, new peaceful relations, the denuclearization of […]

6/12/2018 – First summit between a United States President and ...


  Anthony Bourdain American chef Description Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world. Wikipedia Born: June 25, […]

6/8/2018 – Anthony Bourdain dead at 61





Cubana de Aviación Flight 972 was a scheduled domestic flight from José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba, to Frank País Airport in Holguín, Cuba. On May 18, 2018, the 39-year-old Boeing 737-201. operating the route crashed shortly after takeoff, near Santiago de las Vegas, 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Havana city centre. Of those on board, 112 died and one passenger survived with […]

5/18/2018 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 972 crashes shortly after ...















  US-Bangla Airlines Flight 211 was a scheduled international passenger flight by US-Bangla Airlines from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 12 March 2018, the aircraft serving the flight, a 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, crashed on landing, and burst into flames. There were 67 passengers and 4 crew members on board; 52 […]

3/12/2018 – Flight BS211 crashes in Nepal, killing 51 on ...


XXIII Olympic Winter Games The Games featured 102 events in fifteen sports, with the addition of “big air” snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, and mixed team alpine skiing to the Winter Olympic programme. 2,914 athletes from 92 NOCs competed, including the debuts of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. After a state-sponsored doping program was exposed following the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Russian Olympic […]

2/9/2018 – 2/25/2018 – The 2018 Winter Olympics are held ...


SpaceX successfully conducts its maiden flight of its most powerful rocket to date, the Falcon Heavy, from LC39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center.  Sends a Tesla Roadster with a fake astronaut in the driver’s seat to it’s destination – Mar’s orbit.   Watch the rocket boosters land HERE! Achievements Landmark achievements of SpaceX include: […]

2/6/2018 – SpaceX successfully launches it’s most powerful rocket to ...






Heather Menzies-Urich was a Canadian-American model and actress, known for her roles as Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music ‘ and Jessica 6 in the TV series Logan’s Run. Wikipedia Born: December 3, 1949, Toronto, Canada Died: December 24, 2017, Park City, UT Children: Ryan Urich, Allison Grady Urich, Emily Urich Spouse: Robert Urich (m. […]

12/24/2017 – ‘Sound of Music’ star Heather Menzies Urich dies ...



Dick Enberg American sportscaster Richard Alan Enberg was an American sportscaster. He provided play-by-play for various sports on numerous radio and television networks, and for individual teams, over the course of an approximately 60-year career. Wikipedia Born: January 9, 1935, Mount Clemens, MI Died: December 21, 2017, La Jolla, CA Awards: Sports Lifetime Achievement Award, MORE Spouse: Barbara […]

11/21/2017 – Dick Enberg, 82, found dead at his Southern ...



James Thurston Nabors was an American actor, singer, and comedian. He was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, but he moved to southern California because of his asthma. Wikipedia Born: June 12, 1930, Sylacauga, AL Died: November 30, 2017, Honolulu, HI Height: 6′ 0″ Spouse: Stan Cadwallader (m. 2013–2017) Albums: Jim Nabors’ Christmas Album, Songs of Inspiration, MORE

11/30/2017 – Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) dies





David Bruce Cassidy was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge, in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, … Wikipedia Born: April 12, 1950, New York City, NY Died: November 21, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, FL Cause of death: Liver failure Children: Katie Cassidy, Beau […]

11/21/2017 – David Cassidy from the Partridge Family dies


Charles Manson American criminal Charles Milles Manson was an American criminal and cult leader. In the late 1960s, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California. Wikipedia Born: November 12, 1934, Cincinnati, OH Died: November 19, 2017, Bakersfield, CA Children: Charles Luther Manson, Valentine Michael Manson, Charles Manson, Jr. Spouse: Candy Stevens (m. 1959–1963), Rosalie Jean […]

11/19/2017 – Infamous Charles Manson dead


Malcolm Mitchell Young was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC. Wikipedia Born: January 6, 1953, Glasgow, United Kingdom Died: November 18, 2017, Elizabeth Bay, Australia Height: 5′ 3″ Children: Cara Young, Ross Young  

11/18/2017 – ACDC’s guitarist Malcolm Young dies






Thomas Earl Petty was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in 1976. Wikipedia Born: October 20, 1950, Gainesville, FL Died: October 2, 2017, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA Cause of death: Cardiac arrest Spouse: Dana York (m. 2001–2017), Jane Benyo (m. 1974–1996) Songs Free […]

10/2/2017 – Musician Tom Petty dies




Hugh Marston Hefner was an American businessman, magazine publisher and playboy. He was the founder of Playboy and editor-in-chief of the magazine, which he founded in 1953. Wikipedia Born: April 9, 1926, Chicago, IL Died: September 27, 2017, Playboy Mansion Buried: September 30, 2017, Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA Spouse: Crystal Harris (m. 2012–2017), Kimberley Conrad (m. 1989–2010), Millie […]

9/27/2017 – Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy) passes away






  Monty Hall Canadian game show host Monty Hall OC, OM was a Canadian-American game show host, producer, and philanthropist. Hall was widely known as the long-running host of Let’s Make a Deal and for the puzzle named after him, the Monty Hall problem. Wikipedia Born: August 25, 1921, Winnipeg, Canada Died: September 30, […]

8/30/2017 – Monty Hall, Co-Creator and Host of ‘Let’s Make ...


Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Cape Verde-type hurricane, the strongest observed in the Atlantic since Wilma in 2005 in terms of maximum sustained winds. Wikipedia Total fatalities: 134 Highest wind speed: 183 mph Damage: > $66.77 billion (2017 USD); (Unofficially fifth-costliest hurricane on record) Date: August 30, 2017 – September 16, 2017 Lowest […]

8/30/2017 – 9/16/2017 Hurricane Irma levels Puerto Rico and other ...




Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, actor, singer, producer, director, screenwriter and humanitarian. He was known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio and was nicknamed the “King of Comedy”. Wikipedia Born: March 16, 1926, Newark, NJ Died: August 20, 2017, Las Vegas, NV Children: Gary Lewis, Suzan Lewis, Danielle Sarah Lewis, MORE Spouse: SanDee Pitnick (m. 1983–2017), Patti […]

8/20/2017 – Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis dies


  Hurricane Harvey was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane which became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. Harvey caused at least 83 confirmed deaths; 1 in Guyana, and 82 in the United States.Economic losses are preliminary estimated at between $70 to $200 billion, with a large portion of the losses sustained by uninsured homeowners.     […]

8/17/2017-9/14/2018 – Two Hurricanes cripples hundreds of thousands from Texas ...


  Sam Shepard American actor Samuel Shepard Rogers III, known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose career spanned half a century. He won ten Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most won by any writer or director. Wikipedia Born: November 5, 1943, Fort Sheridan, […]

7/27/2017 – Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright, Is Dead ...





The Manchester Arena bombing was an Islamist terror attack in Manchester, United Kingdom. On 22 May 2017 a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb was detonated as people were leaving Manchester Arena following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande. Twenty-three people were killed, including the attacker, and over 500 were injured. After initial suspicions of a terrorist network, police later said they believed the […]

5/22/2017 – 22 killed at the Ariana Grande concert in ...



Lou Duva Promoter Louis “Lou” Duva was a boxing trainer and manager who handled nineteen world champions. The Duva family promoted boxing events in over twenty countries on six continents. Wikipedia Born: May 28, 1922, New York City, NY Died: March 8, 2017, Paterson, NJ Parents: Salvatore Duva Children: Dino Duva Trained: Evander Holyfield, Pernell Whitaker

3/8/2017 – Legendary Boxing Trainer Lou Duva dies





Mardi Gras Day 2017 Fat Tuesday, February 28 Schedules: In and around New Orleans In and around Baton Rouge In and around Houma In and around Lafayette Mardi Gras History The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the […]

Mardi Gras 2017




* Warning! Spoilers! Some vids may give away the movie if you haven’t seen it yet. Rocky II (1979) Heat (1995) The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Crossroads (1986) Top Gun (1986) Behind Enemy Lines (2001) An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) The Revenant (2015) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Doom (2005) Due to R Rating, movie […]

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Reminders… Pre-Inspect your vehicle and surroundings before driving off Always wear seat belts Do not exceed speed limits and follow suggested speeds (yellow speed signs) Drive defensively Do not drive when sleepy or tired Pre-plan your journey for the best routes, refuel points, rest spots, etc. Do not allow distractions […]

Vehicle Safety


1. Use caution if you are lighting Fireworks. Make sure it is legal to pop fireworks in your area. Know your surroundings / adjoining areas for possible fires and be courteous to your neighbors. Always have an extinguishing method nearby, incase there is a fire. Fireworks accidents usually happen when […]

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