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UPCOMING EVENTS REMEMBER WHEN?

 

(4th Friday of each month)
(Except for December, it's always held at the Bacall Rec Center on the 4th Friday, at 6:00 P.M.)

Remember, there isn't a Corks & Forks for the month of November but the C&F for December is on December 2nd.

The year was, well, you'll see.
August 11th is the 223th day of the year and there are 142 days remaining in 2019.





EVENTS




Host
Thanks for being a C&F 

in
2019

JAN 25 David - Dorree
BACALL REC CTR
FEB 22 Larry - Deb
BACALL REC CTR
MAR 22 Joe - Bonnie / Jerry - Carol
BACALL REC CTR
APR 26 Tom - Chris T BACALL REC CTR
MAY 24 Jerry - Carol BACALL REC CTR  
JUN 28 David - Dorree
BACALL REC CTR
JUL 26 Dick - Frances
BACALL REC CTR
AUG 23 Dan - Barb BACALL REC CTR
SEP 27 Tom - Chris M BACALL REC CTR
OCT 25 Linda - Ray / Donna - Ginny BACALL REC CTR
NOV 22 Cancelled -  too close to Thanksgiving BACALL REC CTR
DEC  2
Bruce - Connie / Larry - Terri / Dave - June WITHERSPOON PATH CUL-DE-SAC











List of Hostesses for the 2019 Ladies Luncheons
   



 

January 17th Lorri Lewis  

February 21st Joan Watterson / Carol Ryan  

March 21st Chris Thestrup  

April 18th Sue Wilkenson  

May 16th Bonnie Gavlak / Karen Tumbush  

June 20th Chris Moyer  

July 18th Linda Scahill

August 15th Frances Croy

September 19th Dorree Wickman  

October 17th June Wrenn / Barbara Koontz  

November 21st Donna Chmielewski/ Ginny Gut1an  

December 19th Connie Matzke / Terri Eamigh  
1. Pick a month
2. Choose a restaurant
3. Make initial reservation for 15-25.  This should be done in the first week of the month for the third Thursday
4. Email or call Terri with the name and phone number of the restaurant




Here's our birthday boys and girls for the entire year.  
Guys on the left, ladies on the right. 
(corrections are in RED).


     

Want to add your name to our ever-growing table of birthdays?  Just send an e-mail to the Editor authorizing the use of your name and birthdate.  Of course, you'll also have to tell me when your birthday is !!! P.S.  I don't want the year.....

editor@witherspoonpath.com

   JANUARY  

1 - Carol Bonham
4 - Dan Koontz

8 - Pat Disbrow
11 - Larry Miloscio

27 - Dennis Willis

FEBRUARY

9 - Connie Matzke
12 - David Wrenn

16 - Bonnie Gavlak
17 - Gene Johnson

18 - Edie Mills

20 - Jean Willis

23 - Terri Eamigh

25 - Debbie Miloscio
MARCH

14 - Mary Ann Kelly

14 - Irene Mayer

19 - Barbara Koontz
21 - Butch Grignon
23 - Ron Mills
23 - Roland Bondani
29 - Phil Martin
APRIL

6 - June Wrenn
10 - Tom Thestrup

14 - Colleen Flores
18 - Terry Bola

20 - Bob Kilber
30 - Gary Woods
MAY
5 - Tom Moyer


15 - Ginny Gutman

24 - Chris Moyer
30 - Bruce Matzke
JUNE

2 - Suzanne Wilkinson

5 - Jo-Ann Morrissey

6 - Milan Gerlanc

6 - Frances Croy
10 - David Wickman

15 - Pat Buczynski

15 - Donna Chmielewski

22 - Karen Tumbush
26 - Joe Gavlak

JULY
6 - Jim Flores

7 - Dorree Wickman

9 - Charlotte Gigliotti
11 - Fran Morrissey
12 - John Richter 

15 - Linda Scahill

16 - Merrie Idoni

21 - Ellen Jeffer
     AUGUST    
1 - Ray Stefano

8 - Ross Irlam


13 - Jan Martin
15 - David Norman


17 - Jane Bondani

23 - Terri Gerlanc

30 - Joan Watterson
SEPTEMBER

1 - Carol Ryan     
4 - Dick Croy

27 - Jeanne Richter
OCTOBER

3 - Dee Johnson

3 - Adrienne Calvert
5 - Larry Eamigh

7 - Barb Woods
9 - Bob Idoni   
17 - Kenny Calvert
18 - Jerry Tumbush 18 - Deb Bola
21 - Dave Disbrow
28 - Ted Kelly   
NOVEMBER

2 - Sandy Kilber
11 - Ben Buczynski
     

17 - Elsie Norman

21 - Lorri Lewis
22 - Richard Jeffer

DECEMBER
1 - Jerry Ryan

19 - Chris Thestrup

22 - Albina Grignon








Would you believe it?  We've got 3 birthdays this week.  One would be spectacular, but NO, we've got three!!!
  • August
  • Ray          
  • Ross       
  • Jan        
  • David    
  • Jane     
  • Terri     
  • Joan 


And Elsewhere In The Villages?

Well, it has become overwhelming obvious that TheVillages.com has 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, August 11th Schedules

https://www.thevillages.com/calendar/#


Monday, August 12th through Saturday, August 17th Schedules


https://www.thevillages.com/calendar/#

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.


































     






  • 3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Maya, begins.
  • 2492 BC – Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
  • 106 – The south-western part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
  • 355 – Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
  • 490 – Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces of Odoacer on the Adda River, near Milan.
  • 1332 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor: Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
  • 1473 – The Battle of Otlukbeli: Mehmed the Conqueror of the Ottoman Empire decisively defeats Uzun Hassan of Aq Qoyunlu.
  • 1675 – Franco-Dutch War: Forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.
  • 1786 – Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia.
  • 1804 – Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.
  • 1812 – Peninsular War: French troops engage British-Portuguese forces in the Battle of Majadahonda.
  • 1813 – In Colombia, Juan del Corral declares the independence of Antioquia.
  • 1858 – The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
  • 1898 – Spanish–American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1918 – World War I: The Battle of Amiens ends.
  • 1920 – The Latvian–Soviet Peace Treaty, which relinquished Russia's authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed, ending the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
  • 1945 – Poles in Kraków engage in a pogrom against Jews in the city, killing one and wounding five.
  • 1952 – Hussein bin Talal is proclaimed King of Jordan.
  • 1959 – Sheremetyevo International Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, opens.
  • 1960 – Chad declares independence.
  • 1961 – The former Portuguese territories in India of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are merged to create the Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
  • 1962 – Vostok 3 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev becomes the first person to float in microgravity.
  • 1965 – Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
  • 1968 – The Fifteen Guinea Special became the last main-line passenger train to be hauled by steam locomotive power on British Rail.
  • 1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine following their liftoff from the moon.
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: The last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
  • 1975 – East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
  • 1979 – Two Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-134s collide over the Ukrainian city of Dniprodzerzhynsk and crash, killing all 178 aboard both airliners.
  • 1982 – A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo, Japan to Honolulu, Hawaii, killing one passenger and injuring 15 others.
  • 1984 – "We begin bombing in five minutes": United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.
  • 1999
    • A total solar eclipse occurs.
    • A rare tornado strikes downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, killing one and injuring at least 100 others. It was the first tornado documented in Utah to result in a fatality since 1884, and caused $170 million in damages.
  • 2000 – An air rage incident occurs on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1763 when 19-year-old Jonathan Burton attempts to storm the cockpit, but he is subdued by other passengers and dies from his injuries.
  • 2003 – NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
  • 2003 – Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2006 – The oil tanker MT Solar 1 sinks off the coast of Guimaras and Negros Islands in the Philippines, causing the country's worst oil spill.
  • 2012 – At least 306 people are killed and 3,000 others injured in a pair of earthquakes near Tabriz, Iran.
  • 2017 – At least 41 people are killed and another 179 injured after two passenger trains collide in Alexandria, Egypt.



BIRTHS
  • 1086 -- Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1125)
  • 1384 – Yolande of Aragon (d. 1442)
  • 1472 – Nikolaus von Schönberg, Catholic cardinal (d. 1537)
  • 1510 – Margaret Paleologa, Sovereign Marchioness of Montferrat (d. 1566)
  • 1673 – Richard Mead, English physician and astrologer (d. 1754)
  • 1718 – Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-English general and politician, 22nd Governor of Quebec (d. 1791)
  • 1722 – Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
  • 1748 – Joseph Schuster, German composer (d. 1812)
  • 1778 – Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Prussian gymnast, educator, and politician (d. 1852)
  • 1794 – James B. Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • 1807 – David Rice Atchison, American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1886)
  • 1808 – William W. Chapman, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)
  • 1816 – Frederick Innes, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1882)
  • 1833 – Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1899)
  • 1833 – Kido Takayoshi, Japanese samurai and politician (d. 1877)
  • 1836 – Warren Brown, American historian and politician (d. 1919)
  • 1837 – Marie François Sadi Carnot, French engineer and politician, 4th President of the French Republic (d. 1894)
  • 1855 – John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1858 – Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)
  • 1860 – Ottó Bláthy, Hungarian engineer and chess player (d. 1939)
  • 1870 – Tom Richardson, English cricketer (d. 1912)
  • 1874 – Princess Louise Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg (d. 1953)
  • 1877 – Adolph M. Christianson, American lawyer and judge (d. 1954)
  • 1878 – Oliver W. F. Lodge, English poet and author (d. 1955)
  • 1881 – Aleksander Aberg, Estonian wrestler (d. 1920)
  • 1884 – Hermann Wlach, Austrian-Swiss actor (d. 1962)
  • 1885 – Stephen Butterworth, English physicist and engineer (d. 1958)
  • 1891 – Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian architect and educator (d. 1962)
  • 1891 – Edgar Zilsel, Austrian historian and philosopher of science, linked to the Vienna Circle (d. 1944)
  • 1892 – Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet and linguist (d. 1978)
  • 1892 – Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese author (d. 1962)
  • 1897 – Enid Blyton, English author, poet, and educator (d. 1968)
  • 1897 – Louise Bogan, American poet and critic (d. 1970)
  • 1898 – Peter Mohr Dam, Faroese educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1968)
  • 1900 – Philip Phillips, American archaeologist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • 1902 – Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
  • 1902 – Lloyd Nolan, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1905 – Erwin Chargaff, Austrian-American biochemist and academic (d. 2002)
  • 1905 – Ernst Jaakson, Estonian diplomat (d. 1998)
  • 1907 – Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer and lawyer (d. 1989)
  • 1908 – Don Freeman, American author and illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1908 – Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (d. 1999)
  • 1909 – Yūji Koseki, Japanese composer (d. 1989)
  • 1909 – Uku Masing, Estonian philosopher and theologian (d. 1985)
  • 1911 – Thanom Kittikachorn, Thai field marshal and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer and academic (d. 1954)
  • 1912 – Raphael Blau, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Paul Dupuis, Canadian actor (d. 1976)
  • 1913 – Bob Scheffing, American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1913 – Angus Wilson, English author and academic (d. 1991)
  • 1915 – Morris Weiss, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1916 – Johnny Claes, English-Belgian race car driver and trumpet player (d. 1956)
  • 1919 – Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and manager (d. 2017)
  • 1920 – Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (d. 2006)
  • 1920 – Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)
  • 1921 – Alex Haley, American historian and author (d. 1992)
  • 1922 – John "Mule" Miles, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Stan Chambers, American journalist and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2006)
  • 1925 – Arlene Dahl, American actress, businesswoman and writer
  • 1926 – Aaron Klug, Lithuanian-English chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)
  • 1927 – Raymond Leppard, English harpsichord player and conductor
  • 1927 – Stuart Rosenberg, American director and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Fernando Arrabal, Spanish actor, director, and playwright
  • 1932 – Izzy Asper, Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician, founded Canwest (d. 2003)
  • 1932 – Geoffrey Cass, English businessman
  • 1932 – Peter Eisenman, American architect, designed the City of Culture of Galicia
  • 1932 – John Gorrie, English director and screenwriter
  • 1933 – Jerry Falwell, American minister and television host (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Jerzy Grotowski, Polish director and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1933 – Tamás Vásáry, Hungarian pianist and conductor
  • 1934 – Bob Hepple, South African lawyer and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Andre Dubus, American short story writer, essayist, and memoirist (d. 1999)
  • 1936 – Bill Monbouquette, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Jonathan Spence, English-American historian and academic
  • 1937 – Anna Massey, English actress (d. 2011)
  • 1937 – Patrick Joseph McGovern, American businessman, founded International Data Group (d. 2014)
  • 1937 – Hasri Ainun Habibie, Indonesian physician; 3rd First Lady of Indonesia (d. 2010)
  • 1939 – Ronnie Dawson, American singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1940 – Glenys Page, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2012)
  • 1941 – John Ellison, American-Canadian musician and songwriter
  • 1942 – Mike Hugg, English drummer and keyboard player
  • 1943 – Jim Kale, Canadian bass player
  • 1943 – Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan
  • 1943 – Denis Payton, English saxophonist (Dave Clark Five) (d. 2006)
  • 1944 – Martin Linton, Swedish-English journalist and politician
  • 1944 – Frederick W. Smith, American businessman, founded FedEx
  • 1944 – Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
  • 1946 – John Conlee, American singer-songwriter
  • 1946 – Marilyn vos Savant, American journalist and author
  • 1947 – Theo de Jong, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1947 – Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek journalist and politician
  • 1948 – Don Boyd, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Eric Carmen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Tim Hutchinson, American lawyer and politician
  • 1949 – Ian Charleson, Scottish-English actor and singer (d. 1990)
  • 1950 – Erik Brann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1950 – Gennadiy Nikonov, Russian engineer, designed the AN-94 rifle (d. 2003)
  • 1950 – Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.
  • 1952 – Reid Blackburn, American photographer (d. 1980)
  • 1952 – Bob Mothersbaugh, American singer, guitarist, and producer
  • 1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler
  • 1953 – Wijda Mazereeuw, Dutch swimmer
  • 1954 – Bryan Bassett, American guitarist
  • 1954 – Vance Heafner, American golfer and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1954 – Joe Jackson, English singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1954 – Tarmo Rüütli, Estonian footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1954 – Yashpal Sharma, Indian cricketer and umpire
  • 1955 – Marc Bureau, Canadian politician, 16th Mayor of Gatineau
  • 1955 – Sylvia Hermon, Northern Irish academic and politician
  • 1955 – Alamgir (pop singer), pop singer of Pakistan
  • 1956 – Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician and academic
  • 1957 – Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)
  • 1958 – Miguel A. Núńez Jr., American actor
  • 1958 – Steven Pokere, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1958 – Jah Wobble, English singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1959 – Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1959 – Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese businessman
  • 1959 – Taraki Sivaram, Sri Lankan journalist and author (d. 2005)
  • 1959 – Richard Scudamore, English businessman
  • 1959 – László Szlávics, Jr., Hungarian sculptor
  • 1961 – David Brooks, American journalist and author
  • 1961 – Craig Ehlo, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – Brian Azzarello, American author
  • 1962 – Charles Cecil, English video game designer and co-founded Revolution Software
  • 1962 – John Micklethwait, English journalist and author
  • 1962 – Rob Minkoff, American director and producer
  • 1963 – Hiromi Makihara, Japanese baseball player
  • 1964 – Jim Lee, South Korean-American author and illustrator
  • 1964 – Grant Waite, New Zealand golfer
  • 1965 – Marc Bergevin, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1965 – Embeth Davidtz, American actress
  • 1965 – Viola Davis, American actress
  • 1966 – Nigel Martyn, English footballer and coach
  • 1966 – Juan María Solare, Argentinian pianist and composer
  • 1967 – Massimiliano Allegri, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Joe Rogan, American actor, comedian, and television host
  • 1967 – Petter Wettre, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
  • 1968 – Sophie Okonedo, British actress
  • 1968 – Charlie Sexton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Dirk Hannemann, German footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Gianluca Pessotto, Italian footballer
  • 1971 – Alejandra Barros, Mexican actress and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Tommy Mooney, English footballer
  • 1973 – Kristin Armstrong, American cyclist
  • 1974 – Marie-France Dubreuil, Canadian figure skater
  • 1974 – Hadiqa Kiani, Pakistani singer, songwriter and philanthropist
  • 1974 – Audrey Mestre, French biologist and diver (d. 2002)
  • 1974 – Carolyn Murphy, American model and actress
  • 1975 – Chris Cummings, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1976 – Iván Córdoba, Colombian footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Will Friedle, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Ben Gibbard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Ľubomír Višňovský, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Gemma Hayes, Irish singer-songwriter
  • 1977 – Dęnio Martins, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 – Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer
  • 1978 – Charlotte Leslie, British politician
  • 1978 – Lillian Nakate, Ugandan politician
  • 1978 – Isy Suttie, English comedian, musician, actress, and writer
  • 1979 – Walter Ayoví, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1980 – Daniel Lloyd, English cyclist and sportscaster
  • 1980 – Lee Suggs, American football player
  • 1981 – Daniel Poohl, Swedish journalist
  • 1983 – Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor
  • 1983 – Luke Lewis, Australian rugby league player
  • 1983 – Pavel 183, Russian painter (d. 2013)
  • 1984 – Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984 – Lucas di Grassi, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1984 – Mojtaba Abedini, Iranian sabre fencer
  • 1985 – Jacqueline Fernandez, Sri Lankan actress
  • 1986 – Mokhtar Benmoussa, Algerian footballer
  • 1986 – Pablo Sandoval, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1987 – Dany N'Guessan, French footballer
  • 1987 – Drew Storen, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Filipino basketball player
  • 1988 – Patty Mills, Australian basketball player
  • 1988 – Mustafa Pektemek, Turkish footballer
  • 1989 – Junior Heffernan, Irish cyclist and triathlete (d. 2013)
  • 1989 – Sebastian Huke, German footballer
  • 1990 – Lenka Juríková, Slovak tennis player
  • 1991 – Cristian Tello, Spanish footballer
  • 1994 – Storm Sanders, Australian tennis player
  • 1994 – Anton Cooper, New Zealand cross-country cyclist
  • 1994 – Joseph Barbato, French footballer
  • 2000 – James Cartmell, British actor





DEATHS
  • 480 BC – Leonidas I, Agiad King of Sparta
  • 223 – Jia Xu, Chinese politician (b. 147)
  • 353 – Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)
  • 449 – Archbishop Flavian of Constantinople
  • 919 – Dhuka al-Rumi, Abbasid governor of Egypt
  • 979 – Gero, Count of Alsleben
  • 991 – Byrhtnoth, English soldier (b. 956)
  • 1044 – Sokkate, king of the Pagan dynasty of Burma (b. 1001)
  • 1204 – Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
  • 1253 – Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (b. 1194)
  • 1259 – Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1208)
  • 1268 – Agnes of Faucigny, Dame ruler of Faucigny, Countess consort of Savoy
  • 1332 – Domhnall II, Earl of Mar
  • 1332 – Robert II Keith, Marischal of Scotland
  • 1332 – Thomas Randolph, 2nd Earl of Moray
  • 1332 – Murdoch III, Earl of Menteith
  • 1332 – Robert Bruce, Lord of Liddesdale
  • 1456 – John Hunyadi, Hungarian general and politician (b. 1387)
  • 1464 – Nicholas of Cusa, German cardinal and mystic (b. 1401)
  • 1465 – Kettil Karlsson, regent of Sweden and Bishop of Linköping (b. 1433)
  • 1486 – William Waynflete, English Lord Chancellor and bishop of Winchester (b. c. 1398)
  • 1494 – Hans Memling, German-Belgian painter (b. 1430)
  • 1519 – Johann Tetzel, German preacher (b. 1465)
  • 1556 – John Bell, English bishop
  • 1563 – Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer and educator (b. 1500)
  • 1578 – Pedro Nunes, Portuguese mathematician and academic (b. 1502)
  • 1596 – Hamnet Shakespeare, son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)
  • 1614 – Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552)
  • 1656 – Ottavio Piccolomini, Austrian-Italian field marshal (b. 1599)
  • 1725 – Prince Vittorio Amedeo Theodore of Savoy (b. 1723)
  • 1774 – Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche, French physician and author (b. 1722)
  • 1813 – Henry James Pye, English poet and politician (b. 1745)
  • 1851 – Lorenz Oken, German botanist, biologist, and ornithologist (b. 1779)
  • 1854 – Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1798)
  • 1868 – Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1815)
  • 1886 – Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet and playwright (b. 1843)
  • 1890 – John Henry Newman, English cardinal and theologian (b. 1801)
  • 1892 – Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1813)
  • 1903 – Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican-American sociologist, philosopher, and lawyer (b. 1839)
  • 1908 – Khudiram Bose, Indian Bengali revolutionary (b. 1889)
  • 1919 – Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Carnegie Steel Company and Carnegie Hall (b. 1835)
  • 1921 – Mary Sumner, English philanthropist, founded the Mothers' Union (b. 1828)
  • 1936 – Blas Infante, Spanish historian and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1937 – Edith Wharton, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1862)
  • 1939 – Jean Bugatti, German-Italian engineer (b. 1909)
  • 1939 – Siegfried Flesch, Austrian fencer (b. 1872)
  • 1945 – Stefan Jaracz, Polish actor and theater producer (b. 1883)
  • 1953 – Tazio Nuvolari, Italian race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1892)
  • 1956 – Jackson Pollock, American painter (b. 1912)
  • 1961 – Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian-American author, playwright, actor, and director (b. 1910)
  • 1963 – Otto Wahle, Austrian-American swimmer and coach (b. 1879)
  • 1965 – Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer and educator (b. 1897)
  • 1969 – Miriam Licette, English soprano and educator (b. 1885)
  • 1972 – Max Theiler, South African-American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1974 – Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan conductor and composer (b. 1887)
  • 1977 – Frederic Calland Williams, British co-inventor of the Williams-Kilborn tube, used for memory in early computer systems (b. 1911)
  • 1979 – J. G. Farrell, English author (b. 1935)
  • 1980 – Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  • 1982 – Tom Drake, American actor and singer (b. 1918)
  • 1984 – Alfred A. Knopf Sr., American publisher, founded Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (b. 1892)
  • 1984 – Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian–American chemist and chess player (b. 1916)
  • 1986 – János Drapál, Hungarian motorcycle racer (b. 1948)
  • 1988 – Anne Ramsey, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 1989 – John Meillon, Australian actor (b. 1934)
  • 1991 – J. D. McDuffie, American race car driver (b. 1938)
  • 1994 – Peter Cushing, English actor (b. 1913)
  • 1995 – Phil Harris, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1904)
  • 1996 – Rafael Kubelík, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1914)
  • 1996 – Ambrosio Padilla, Filipino basketball player and politician (b. 1910)
  • 2000 – Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer and academic (b. 1916)
  • 2001 – Percy Stallard, English cyclist and coach (b. 1909)
  • 2002 – Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountaineer (b. 1940)
  • 2003 – Armand Borel, Swiss-American mathematician and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Herb Brooks, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1937)
  • 2006 – Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1920)
  • 2008 – George Furth, American actor and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2008 – Dursun Karataş, founding leader of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front (DHKP-C) in Turkey (b. 1952)
  • 2009 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, founded the Special Olympics (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Red Bastien, American wrestler, trainer, and promoter (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Michael Dokes, American boxer (b. 1958)
  • 2012 – Lucy Gallardo, Argentinian-Mexican actress and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Raymond Delisle, French cyclist (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – Zafar Futehally, Indian ornithologist and author (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – David Howard, English ballet dancer and educator (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Vladimir Beara, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Raymond Gravel, Canadian priest and politician (b. 1952)
  • 2014 – Kika Szaszkiewiczowa, Polish author and blogger (b. 1917)
  • 2014 – Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (b. 1951)
  • 2015 – Serge Collot, French viola player and educator (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Harald Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Richard Oriani, Salvadoran-American metallurgist and engineer (b. 1920)
  • 2017 – Yisrael Kristal, Polish-Israeli supercentenarian; oldest living Holocaust survivor and one of the ten oldest men ever (b. 1903)
  • 2017 – Segun Bucknor, Nigerian musician and journalist (b. 1946)
  • 2018 – V S Naipaul, British writer (b. 1932)

August 11, 2019

Elmer J. Fudd is a fictional cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies series, and an adversary of Bugs Bunny. He has one of the more disputed origins in the Warner Bros. cartoon pantheon (second only to Bugs himself). His aim is to hunt Bugs, but he usually ends up seriously injuring himself and other antagonizing characters. He speaks in an unusual way, replacing his Rs and Ls with Ws, so he always refers to Bugs Bunny as a "scwewy wabbit". Elmer's signature catchphrase is, "Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits", as well as his trademark laughter.

The best known Elmer Fudd cartoons include Chuck Jones' work What's Opera, Doc? (one of the few times Fudd bested Bugs, though he felt bad about it), the Rossini parody Rabbit of Seville, and the "Hunting Trilogy" of "Rabbit Season/Duck Season" shorts (Rabbit Fire, Rabbit Seasoning, and Duck! Rabbit, Duck!) with Fudd, Bugs Bunny, and Daffy Duck. An earlier character named Egghead set some of Elmer's aspects before the character's more conspicuous features were set.

The unfortunate death of Robin Williams had us all reeling with a number of feelings: confusion, anger, loss, etc. But, it was important to remember just what the comedian brought to us – joy, happiness and, of course, an incredible amount of laughter. You know, like that time he sang Bruce Springsteen while channeling Elmer Fudd.


            


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