Sunday. November 8, 2015The Villages
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Mark your calendars.
Here are the events to watch for in the near future:
• Jan 23 - The January Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Feb 27 - The February Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Mar 27 - The March Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Apr 24 - The April Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• May 22 - The May Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Jun 26 - The June Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Jul 24 - The July Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Aug 28 - The August Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Sep 25 - The September Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Oct 23 - The October Corks & Forks - Bacall Rec Center
• Nov 29 - The November Corks & Forks - Cul de Sac
• Dec 25 - Cancelled - Christmas Day
Oh, what the heck! Here's our birthday boys and girls for the entire year. Guys on the left, ladies on the right. (corrections are in RED).
Oh, boy! It's November and we've got a great list of birthdays to celebrate this month. Happy Birthday to Sandy, Ben, Lorri, Richard and Michael ! ! !
The day was today.
The year was, well, you'll see.
November 8th is the 319th day of the year and there are only 46 days remaining in 2015.
• 1889 - Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
• 1895 - While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
• 1917 - The People's Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.
• 1923 - In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.
• 1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.
• 1942 - U.S. and United Kingdom forces (Operation Torch) land in French North Africa.
• 1950 - USAF Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.
• 1957 - The United Kingdom conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.
• 1960 - John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the 20th century to become the 35th president of the United States.
• 1966 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the NFL to merge with the upstart AFL.
• 1972 - HBO launches its programming with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometines a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.
• 1973 - The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay $2.9 million.
• 2002 - UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - The UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".
• 2013 - Typhoon Halyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines. The storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused $2.86 billion in damage.
• 1656 - Edmond Halley (astronomer, mathematician). (d. 1742)
• 1835 - Milton Bradley (businessman). (d. 1911)
• 1847 - Bram Stoker (author). (d. 1912)
• 1900 - Margaret Mitchel (journalist, author). (d. 1949)
• 1922 - Christiaan Barnard (surgeon). (d. 2001)
• 1924 - Joe Flynn (actor - McHale's Navy). (d. 1974)
• 1927 - Patti Page (singer, actress). (d. 2013)
• 1919 - Bobby Bowden (football coach - FSU).
• 1931 - Morley Safer (journalist, author).
• 1950 - Mary Hart (journalist, actress).
• 1961 - Leif Garrett (singer, actor).
• 1887 - Doc Holliday (dentist, poker player). (b. 1851)
• 1968 - Wendell Corey (actor, politician). (b. 1914)
• 1978 - Norman Rockwell (painter, illustrator). (b. 1894)
So What's Up in The Villages?
And Elsewhere In The Villages?
Well, it has become overwhelming obvious that TheVillages.com has again switched formats making it unbelievably difficult to put anything on our bucket lists (i.e., "put the red ones on your bucket list"). So I'll just have to trust in your extraordinary skills to create your own lists and keep them up-to-date as you see fit. The link(s) below will get you to the appropriate web page.
Sunday, November 8th Schedules
Monday, November 9th through Saturday, November 14th Schedules
Did you notice that these are the same address? Well, they are. To get to next weeks schedule, you need to make sure the search criteria in the top portion of their page is set to (a) Entertainment, (b) Town Squares, and (c) Next Week. Wow! That sure saved me a lot of time.
"The Ballad of the Green Berets" is a patriotic song in the ballad style about the Green Berets, an elite special force in the U.S. Army. It is one of the very few songs of the 1960s to cast the military in a positive light and in 1966 it became a major hit, reaching No. 1 for five weeks on the Hot 100 and four weeks on Cashbox. It was also a crossover smash, reaching No. 1 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart and No. 2 on Billboard's Country survey.
The song was written by Robin Moore and Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler, while the latter was recuperating from a leg wound suffered as a medic in the Vietnam War. Moore also wrote a book, The Green Berets, about the force. The tune itself is borrowed from the traditional American folk song "The Butcher Boy".
DON'T FORGET THAT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th IS "VETERANS DAY" AND IT'S A FLAG DAY.