Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Ello: The hottest social media network on the Internet






A new social network Ello, is right now the hottest social media on the Internet. Created last year as a "private" social network


Elo is the rave of the moment, it's new so everybody wants to be in Now it has exploded and is getting at least 32,000 requests an hour from people wanting to join and its exclusivity is part of the pull,


What makes Ello different from Facebook is that they don’t have advertisements, they don’t sell your personal information, and they value your privacy first and foremost. These are all the right things you want to hear about a social network, but there’s a catch: “Like the app store, we’re going to sell features for a few dollars,”Budnitz toldBBC News.


Elo is set to jostle with Facebook on the social media platform. However, at least for the time being you join Elo through invitation only

Buhari Declares Intention To Run In Presidential Poll







General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Head of State, has declared his intention to run in the presidential poll for the 2015 general elections on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) .

General Buhari was the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, one of the parties that merged to form the APC, in the 2011 general election but lost to President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP.


Also in the race for the same position under the APC,  is a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar. However they will have to go through the primaries to be sure of a chance to run against the ruling party.

For General Buhari, if his plan was upheld, it would be the fourth time he would be running for the position

Microsoft goes straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10.




Microsoft is going straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10. The company skips version 9 in an attempt to unify Internet services and mobile devices with a single operating system.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 has been largely ignored by the business community for forcing radical behavioural changes, the new Windows 10 is going to be a marriage of Windows 7 and windows 8. For instance, the start menu in Windows 10 will appear similar to what's found in Windows 7, but tiles opening to the side will resemble what's found in Windows 8.




Joe Belfiore, a Microsoft executive who oversees Windows design and evolution, said Windows 10 will offer "the familiarity of Windows 7 with some of the benefits that exist in Windows 8" to help business users make the transition.



Microsoft offered a glimpse of its vision for Windows at a San Francisco event aimed at business customers. Microsoft is making a technical preview version available to selected users starting Wednesday. It plans to unveil details about consumer features early next year, with a formal release in mid-2015

Today in History September 30



September 30 is the 273rd day of the year. There are 92 days remaining until the end of the year.


Today's Highlight in History

1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.


"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. More significant than the number of Edison's patents was the widespread impact of his inventions: electric light and power utilities, sound recording, and motion pictures all established major new industries world-wide. Edison's inventions contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. These included a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures.

-Wikipedia




World Events

1791 – The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.

1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
1895 – Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
1907 – McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, is dedicated in Canton, Ohio.
1931 – Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
1938 – At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1938 – The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
1941 – World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C complete Babi Yar massacre.
1947 – Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations.
1960 - Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)
1997 - Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0
1997 - France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the systematic persecution and deportation of Jews by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.
2004 - The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
2005 - The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".
2005 - The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
2006 - the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
2012 - Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election
2012 - Car bomb blasts kill at least 32 people across Iraq
2013 - 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq

Monday, 29 September 2014

10 Nigerian pilgrims die in Mecca









Ten Nigerians pilgrims to Saudi Arabia have been confirmed dead, they were among this year contingent who went to the Holy land to perform the Islamic hajj rites.

The sad news was broken by the Coordinator of the National Hajj Commission in Mecca, Aliyu Tanko.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Today in History September 29




September 29 is the 272nd day of the year. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year



Today's Highlight in History
1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.



The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand, classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang.

The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967. Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002.
-Wikipedia


World Events


1850 – The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.
1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought.
1907 – The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
1911 – Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1923 – The British Mandate for Palestine takes effect, creating Mandatory Palestine.
1962 – Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched.
1963 – The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
1971 – Oman joins the Arab League.
1975 – WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station.
1979 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Ireland..
1988 – Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
1990 – Construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.
1990 – The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
1991 – Military coup in Haiti (1991 Haitian coup d'état).
1992 – Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello is impeached.
2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
2004 – The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the prize..
2007 – Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.
2009 – An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami.
2013 – Over 42 people are killed by members of Boko Haram at the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Nigeria.

Today in History September 28


September 28 is the 271st day of the year. There are 94 days remaining until the end of the year.

 
Today's Highlight in History. 1978 – Pope John Paul I died only 33 days after his papal election due to an apparent myocardial infarction, resulting in the most recent Year of Three Popes.
Servant of God, Pope
John Paul I 

Pope John Paul I was, born Albino Luciani; 17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978), He

reigned from 26 August 1978 to his sudden death 33 days later. His reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent Year of Three Popes, the first to occur since 1605. John Paul I remains the most recent Italian-born pope, ending a succession of Italian-born popes that started with Clement VII in 1523. He was declared a Servant of God by his successor,John Paul II, on 23 November 2003, the first step on the road to sainthood.


Before the papal conclave that elected him, he expressed his desire not to be elected, but upon the cardinals electing him, he felt an obligation to say "yes". He was the first pontiff to have a double name, choosing "John Paul" in honour of his two immediate predecessors, John XXIII and Paul VI. He explained that he was indebted to John XXIII for naming him a bishop and to Paul VI for creating him a cardinal. Furthermore, he was the first pope to add the regnal number "I", designating himself "the First".


His sudden death has led to a number of conspiracy theories. His two immediate successors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, later recalled the warm qualities of the late pontiff in several addresses.


In Italy, he is remembered with the appellatives of "Il Papa del Sorriso" (The Smiling Pope)[ and "Il Sorriso di Dio" (The smile of God). Time magazine and other publications referred to him as The September Pope. He is also known in Italy as "Papa Luciani".


In his town of birth, Canale d'Agordo, there is a museum that has been made and named in his honour that is dedicated to his life and his brief papacy.

-Wikipedia



World Events


1781 – American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.
1787 – The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.
1791 – France becomes the first country to emancipate its Jewish population.
1867 – Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
1871 – Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all new children born to slaves, the first major step in the eradication of slavery in Brazil.
1885 – Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
1889 – The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy ofplatinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.l.
1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
1950 – Indonesia joins the United Nations.
1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
1958 – France ratifies a new Constitution of France; the French Fifth Republic is then formed upon the formal adoption of the new constitution on October 4. Guinea rejects the new constitution, voting for independence instead.
1960 – Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
1961 – A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
1971 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
1996 – Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.
1978 – Pope John Paul I died only 33 days after his papal election due to an apparent myocardial infarction, resulting in the most recent Year of Three Popes.
2009 – The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, raped, killed, and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.
2012 – Somali and African Union forces launch a coordinated assault on the Somali port city of Kismayo to take back the city from al-Shabaab militants.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Today in History September 27



September 27 is the 270th day of the year. There are 95 days remaining until the end of the year


Today's Highlight in History,2005 – After 162 episodes, Tom and Jerry airs its final episode titled, The Karate Guard.









Wikipedia
The Karate Guard was the last Tom and Jerry cartoon to be written, co-storyboarded, co-directed and co-produced by the characters' co-creator Joseph Barbera before his death in December 2006. This is also, to date, the last theatrical cartoon to feature or star Tom and Jerry before its television premiere on Kids' WB! on October 8, 2005.


Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two main characters, Tom the Cat and Jerry the Mouse, and many recurring characters, based around slapstick comedy.


In its original run, Hanna and Barbera produced 114 Tom and Jerry shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1940 to 1957. During this time, they won seven Academy Awards for Animated Short Film, tying for first place with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies with the most awards in the category. After the MGM cartoon studio closed in 1957, MGM revived the series with Gene Deitch directing an additional 13 Tom and Jerry shorts for Rembrandt Films from 1960 to 1962. Tom and Jerry then became the highest-grossing animated short film series of that time, overtaking Looney Tunes. Chuck Jones then produced another 34 shorts with Sib-Tower 12 Productionsbetween 1963 and 1967. Two more shorts were produced, The Mansion Cat in 2001 and The Karate Guard in 2005, for a total of 163 shorts. Various shorts have been released for home media since the 1990s.

Wikipedia



WORLD EVENTS



1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

1529 – The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.

1540 – The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.

1590 – Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history..

1669 – The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year long Siege of Candia.

1777 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.

1821 – Mexico gains its independence from Spain

1825 – The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened.

1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1928 – The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.

1940 – World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.

1954 – The nationwide debut of Tonight Starring Steve Allen (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.

1961 – Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.

1962 – The Yemen Arab Republic is established.

1996 – In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

1996 – The Julie N. tanker ship crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.

1998 – The Google internet search engine retrospectively claims this as its birthday

2000 – The first Olympic Gold Medal ever for Tae Kwon Do was won by Greek athlete Michalis Mouroutsos in men's -58 kg division in Sydney.

2002 – Timor-Leste joins the United Nations.

2005 – After 162 episodes, Tom and Jerry airs its final episode titled, The Karate Guard.

2012 – A mass shooting takes place at Accent Signage Systems, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, killing 6 people, including the gunman who committed suicide, and wounding 2 others.

Friday, 26 September 2014

FG Declares Wednesday, Oct. 1 As Public Holiday

October 1, is always a historical day in Nigeria, and in line with tradition, The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, Oct. 1, as Public Holiday to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence Anniversary.






Happy independence day celebration Nigerians.

Today in History September 26



September 26 is the 269th day of the year. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year.
The Beatles in 1964
Top: Lennon, McCartney
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Today's Highlight in History; 1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool, in 1960. With John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential rock and roll, stars of 1950s.

The Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as their songwriting grew in sophistication they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions.


Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album released by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom and on 1 October 1969 in the United States. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Although Let It Be was the final album that the Beatles completed before the band's dissolution in April 1970, most of that album had been recorded before the Abbey Road sessions began. A double A-side single from the album, "Something"/"Come Together", released in October, topped the Billboard chart in the US.

Studio album by The Beatles 
Released 26 September 1969 
Recorded 22 February – 20 August 1969; EMI,Olympic and Trident Studios(London) 




World Events

BC – Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

1371 – Serbian–Turkish wars: The forces of the Ottoman sultan Murad I's lieutenant Lala Şahin Pasha and the Serbian army under the command of Vukašin Mrnjavčević and Jovan Uglješa clash at the Battle of Maritsa.

1493 – Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Catholic Monarchs, extending the grant of new lands he made them inInter caetera

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.

1687 – The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.

1687 – The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.

1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.

1792 – Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.

1907 – New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.

1910 – Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and exiled.

1917 – World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.

1933 – Ten convicts escape from the Indiana State Prison with guns smuggled into the prison by bank robber John Dillinger

1942 – The Holocaust: August Frank, a higher official of the SS concentration camp administration department, issues a memorandum containing a great deal of operational detail in how Jews should be "evacuated"..

1950 – Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.

1954 – Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.

1959 – Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.

1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.

1971 – The Freetown Christiania was founded.

1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

1984 – The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong

1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

2000 – Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.

2002 – The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Le Joola capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.

2008 – Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

2009 – Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

South Africans celebrate Heritage Day


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On the 24th of September many South Africans celebrate their rich heritage together by cooking a meal on an open fire in the outdoors. it was really a colourful event.

Here is a pictorial report of the event.








It was indeed a day of fun activities, of eating and dancing and braaiing, which is frying of meat over a fire.

 Braaiing is more than the frying of meat over a fire, rather it encompasses a patriotic, social and uniquely South African activity that is ingenious to almost all the different cultures in the country.




Heritage Day .


 It was a double celebration of cultural diversity as both King Shaka Day and Heritage Day were celebrated on the same day.

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Today in History September 25







September 25 is the 268th day of the year. There are 97 days remaining until the end of the year.


Tommy John, for whom the surgery is named, in 2008
Today's Highlight In History in 1974 – The first surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament, commonly known as the Tommy John surgery after the first patient, was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe.


Tommy John surgery, known in medical practice as ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, is a surgical graft procedure in which the ulnar collateral ligament in the medial elbow is replaced with a tendon from elsewhere in the body. The procedure is common among collegiate and professional athletes in several sports, most notably baseball.

The procedure was first performed in 1974 by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe, then a Los Angeles Dodgers team physician who served as a special advisor to the team until his death in 2014. It is named after the first baseball player to undergo the surgery, former major league pitcher Tommy John, whose 288 career victories ranks seventh all time among left-handed pitchers. The initial operation, John's successful post-surgery career, and the relationship between the two men is the subject of a 2013 ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts documentary.
 - Wikipedia

                                                  WORLD EVENTS OF TODAY  
 

 1690 – Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time.

1775 – American Revolutionary War: Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe. Benedict Arnold and his expeditionary company set off from Fort Western, bound for Quebec City.

1789 – The United States Congress passes twelve amendments to the United States Constitution: the Congressional Apportionment Amendment (which was never ratified), the Congressional Compensation Amendment, and the ten that are known as the Bill of Rights.1804 – The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for allowing the expedition to move further upriver.

1890 – The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.

1901 The kingdom of the Ashanti is annexed by the British as part of the Gold Coast colony.

1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control.

1911 – Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston

1912 – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City.

1915 – World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.

1926 – The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.

1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.

1937 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan.

1942 – World War II: Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942 – this instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees.

1955 – The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.

1956 – TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.

1957 – Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.

1959 – Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.

1962 – The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.

1962 – The North Yemen Civil War begins when Abdullah as-Sallal dethrones the newly crowned Imam al-Badr and declares Yemen a republic under his presidency.

1963 – Lord Denning releases the UK government's official report on the Profumo Affair.

1964 – The Mozambican War of Independence against Portugal begins.

1969 – The charter establishing the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is signed.

1972 – In a referendum, the people of Norway reject membership of the European Community.

1974 – The first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (Tommy John surgery) performed, on baseball player Tommy John.

1977 – About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.

1978 – PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, killing 144 people.

1981 – Belize joins the United Nations.

1983 – Maze Prison escape: 38 republican prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze prison. It is the largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.

1992 – NASA launches the Mars Observer, a $511 million probe to Mars, in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail.

1994 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin began a five-day swing through the United States as he arrived in New York, hoping to encourage American investment in his country's struggling economy.

1996 – The last of the Magdalene asylums closes in Ireland.

2003 – A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaidō, Japan.

2008 – China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.

2009 – U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in a joint TV appearance for a G-20 summit, accused Iran of building a secret nuclear enrichment facility.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Today In History September 24



September 24 is the 267th day of the year. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Honda Headquarters
Today's Highlight In History  1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.


Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment.
Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.

 Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Group, Ford, Nissan, and PSA in 2011.

Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Aside from their core automobile and motorcycle businesses, Honda also manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators, amongst others. Since 1986, Honda has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000. They have also ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines in 2004 and the Honda HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012.




WORLD EVENTS

1664 – The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.

1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1841 – The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.

1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

1946 – Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, present him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommends the containment policy.

1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded

1957 – Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.

1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
1960 – USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.

1962 – United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.

1968 – Swaziland joins the United Nations.

1972 – Japan Airlines Flight 472, operated Douglas DC-8-53 landed at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.

1973 – Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.

1979 – CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.

1980 – the government ordered the closure of over than 70 black schools, mainly in the Cape Province. This was by following five months of boycotts by pupils.

1990 – Winnie Mandela was formally charged with four counts of kidnapping and of assault. She was set to stand trial, along with seven others, in connection with events surrounding the murder of Stompie Moeketsi in December 1988.

1996 – Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2007 – Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.

2009 – The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.

2013 – A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing more than 327 people.

2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan, is a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), It was successfully inserted into orbit of Mars. Thrusters started firing at 7:17:35 AM IST. India would also be the first country to enter Martian orbit in the first try.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Today In History September 23


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September 23 is the 266th day of the year. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year.


 Today's Highlight In History; 1939- Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London at age 83.


Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.

Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. He was appointed a university lecturer in neuropathology in 1885 and became an affiliated professor (professor extraordinarius) in 1902.
  





1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle 

1879   Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone.

1908 – University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.

1913 – Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael France to Bizerte, Tunisia).

1932 – The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

1938 – Mobilization of the Czechoslovak army in response to the Munich Crisis.

1939 – Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London at age 83.

1943 – World War II: The Nazi puppet state the Italian Social Republic is founded.

1952 – Richard Nixon makes his "Checkers speech".

1959 – The MS Princess of Tasmania, Australia's first passenger roll-on/roll-off diesel ferry, makes her maiden voyage across Bass Strait.

1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.

1969 – The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.

1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.

1983 – Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa becomes the first African boxing world heavyweight champion.

1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board

1991 - Armenia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.

1999 – Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.

1999 – NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.

 2004 – Hurricane Jeanne: At least 1,070 in Haiti are reported to have been killed by floods.

2008 – Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.

2011 – Sierra Leone's albinos launched an association to defend their rights and asked the government for jobs and scholarships to help them fight marginalization.

2011 – In Nigeria a 40-foot container of explosive materials was intercepted at the port of Tin Can in Lagos. The container, originated from China and was falsely declared to contain industrial spares and children's toys.

2012 – In northern Nigeria a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside a Catholic church, killing himself and at least two other people. In the southeast 20 people died when a broken gasoline pipeline caught fire, burning alive those gathering the fuel in Abia state.

Monday, 22 September 2014

CocaCola Garlic!!!!








Supreme Court dismisses Ngige, Nwoye’s appeals

Willie Obiano
Willie Obiano

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
Mr. Obiano was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 16, 2013 governorship election.
Mr. Ngige’s counsel, Emeka Ngige, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, had urged the courts to cancel the election and order a fresh one due to alleged irregularities.
This was, however, challenged by Mr. Obiano through his counsel, Patrick Ikweato.
Delivering judgments in the separate appeals filed by the APC and PDP candidates, the apex court said that they lacked merit, and dismissed them.
The judgments were delivered by Justices Kumai Akaahs and Olukayode Ariwoola.
In rejecting all the grounds of appeals, the seven-member panel unanimously affirmed the election which brought Mr. Obiano into office.
The court held: “The applicants were unable to prove the allegations of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, which they filed against the respondent.
“Also, they did not prove that the election was not conducted substantially in compliance with the provisions of the Act as alleged.
“The appeal is hereby dismissed in its entirety.’’ It further held that Mr. Obiano did not engage in multiple
registrations as claimed by the appellants.
According to the court, the governor simply transferred his voter’s card from Lagos, where he initially registered, to Anambra, his state of origin, which is allowed in law.
It said that the grounds of the appeals did not warrant the governor’s disqualification as the applicants prayed.
The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, had on July 26, unanimously dismissed the applicants’ suit.
The five-member panel had affirmed the judgment of the Justice Ishaq Bello-led Anambra Election Petition Tribunal, delivered on June 24.
The tribunal upheld the election of Mr. Obiano, who was sworn-in in March to succeed former Governor Peter Obi, also of APGA.
- See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.









Supreme Court dismisses Ngige, Nwoye’s appeals

Willie Obiano
Willie Obiano

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
Mr. Obiano was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 16, 2013 governorship election.
Mr. Ngige’s counsel, Emeka Ngige, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, had urged the courts to cancel the election and order a fresh one due to alleged irregularities.
This was, however, challenged by Mr. Obiano through his counsel, Patrick Ikweato.
Delivering judgments in the separate appeals filed by the APC and PDP candidates, the apex court said that they lacked merit, and dismissed them.
The judgments were delivered by Justices Kumai Akaahs and Olukayode Ariwoola.
In rejecting all the grounds of appeals, the seven-member panel unanimously affirmed the election which brought Mr. Obiano into office.
The court held: “The applicants were unable to prove the allegations of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, which they filed against the respondent.
“Also, they did not prove that the election was not conducted substantially in compliance with the provisions of the Act as alleged.
“The appeal is hereby dismissed in its entirety.’’ It further held that Mr. Obiano did not engage in multiple
registrations as claimed by the appellants.
According to the court, the governor simply transferred his voter’s card from Lagos, where he initially registered, to Anambra, his state of origin, which is allowed in law.
It said that the grounds of the appeals did not warrant the governor’s disqualification as the applicants prayed.
The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, had on July 26, unanimously dismissed the applicants’ suit.
The five-member panel had affirmed the judgment of the Justice Ishaq Bello-led Anambra Election Petition Tribunal, delivered on June 24.
The tribunal upheld the election of Mr. Obiano, who was sworn-in in March to succeed former Governor Peter Obi, also of APGA.
- See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
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Obiano

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
- See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf






Obiano

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
- See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf

Supreme Court upholds Obiano's election as Anambra gov


Willie Obiano

Supreme Court dismisses Ngige, Nwoye’s appeals

Willie Obiano
Willie Obiano
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
Mr. Obiano was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 16, 2013 governorship election.
Mr. Ngige’s counsel, Emeka Ngige, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, had urged the courts to cancel the election and order a fresh one due to alleged irregularities.
This was, however, challenged by Mr. Obiano through his counsel, Patrick Ikweato.
Delivering judgments in the separate appeals filed by the APC and PDP candidates, the apex court said that they lacked merit, and dismissed them.
The judgments were delivered by Justices Kumai Akaahs and Olukayode Ariwoola.
In rejecting all the grounds of appeals, the seven-member panel unanimously affirmed the election which brought Mr. Obiano into office.
The court held: “The applicants were unable to prove the allegations of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, which they filed against the respondent.
“Also, they did not prove that the election was not conducted substantially in compliance with the provisions of the Act as alleged.
“The appeal is hereby dismissed in its entirety.’’ It further held that Mr. Obiano did not engage in multiple
registrations as claimed by the appellants.
According to the court, the governor simply transferred his voter’s card from Lagos, where he initially registered, to Anambra, his state of origin, which is allowed in law.
It said that the grounds of the appeals did not warrant the governor’s disqualification as the applicants prayed.
The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, had on July 26, unanimously dismissed the applicants’ suit.
The five-member panel had affirmed the judgment of the Justice Ishaq Bello-led Anambra Election Petition Tribunal, delivered on June 24.
The tribunal upheld the election of Mr. Obiano, who was sworn-in in March to succeed former Governor Peter Obi, also of APGA.
- See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf



Willy Obiano, the Anambra State Governor in a victory salute, Monday after The Supreme Court uphold his victory at the last election held in the state. 

Passing the judgement, Justice Bayang. K. Akaahs said that the appellants have failed “woefully” to prove their allegations that the election was not conducted in compliance with the Electoral Act. and therefore left the court with no reason to warrant it to set aside the concurrent judgments of both the Election Petition ‎Tribunal and the Court of Appeal..
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf


Supreme Court dismisses Ngige, Nwoye’s appeals

Willie Obiano
Willie Obiano

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
Mr. Obiano was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 16, 2013 governorship election.
Mr. Ngige’s counsel, Emeka Ngige, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, had urged the courts to cancel the election and order a fresh one due to alleged irregularities.
This was, however, challenged by Mr. Obiano through his counsel, Patrick Ikweato.
Delivering judgments in the separate appeals filed by the APC and PDP candidates, the apex court said that they lacked merit, and dismissed them.
The judgments were delivered by Justices Kumai Akaahs and Olukayode Ariwoola.
In rejecting all the grounds of appeals, the seven-member panel unanimously affirmed the election which brought Mr. Obiano into office.
The court held: “The applicants were unable to prove the allegations of non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, which they filed against the respondent.
“Also, they did not prove that the election was not conducted substantially in compliance with the provisions of the Act as alleged.
“The appeal is hereby dismissed in its entirety.’’ It further held that Mr. Obiano did not engage in multiple
registrations as claimed by the appellants.
According to the court, the governor simply transferred his voter’s card from Lagos, where he initially registered, to Anambra, his state of origin, which is allowed in law.
It said that the grounds of the appeals did not warrant the governor’s disqualification as the applicants prayed.
The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, had on July 26, unanimously dismissed the applicants’ suit.
The five-member panel had affirmed the judgment of the Justice Ishaq Bello-led Anambra Election Petition Tribunal, delivered on June 24.
The tribunal upheld the election of Mr. Obiano, who was sworn-in in March to succeed former Governor Peter Obi, also of APGA.
- See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf


Obiano

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
- See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf

Obiano

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra.
- See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals filed by Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, challenging Governor Willie Obiano’s election in Anambra. - See more at: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/168494-supreme-court-dismisses-ngige-nwoyes-appeals.html#sthash.DvbQdBEV.dpuf

'Fashion Police' to Continue Without Joan Rivers





 Fashion Police will Continue without Joan Rivers, E! Network Says.  Rancic told ABC News that Rivers' death was "the shock of a lifetime" and that her daughter Melissa, an executive producer of the show, would be instrumental in deciding if the show would continue.

 According to the Network,  Fashion Police will return in 2015  with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12.

Joan Rivers died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. The comedy legend, alongside Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, made "Fashion Police" a red-carpet staple, with their biting, yet funny comments on the attire chosen by Hollywood's elite for big-time award shows. 




Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Cosby Show' Turns 30

'The Cosby Show' Turns 30: 30 Things You May Not Have Known About the Show
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Thirty years ago, on a Saturday, "The Cosby Show," a sitcom about the Huxtable family in Brooklyn, New York, that would remain on the air for eight seasons made its debut..

The series was a huge hit, winning six Emmys, two Golden Globes and a slew of other awards -- not to mention ranking number one in the Nielsen ratings for five years in a row.
 

Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84


FILE - In this July 18, 1963, file photo, actress Polly Bergen works on a scene during the filming of “Move Over, Darling,” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Bergen, an  Emmy-winning actress and singer, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at her home in Southbury, Conn., publicist Judy Katz said. She was 84.   (AP Photo/Don Brinn, File)  







"when you feel what you've done fulfills yourself, makes you happy and makes people around you happy."  Polly Bergen



Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at age 84. She died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes, said publicist Judy Katz, surrounded by family and close friends.

 A brunette beauty with a warm, sultry singing voice, Bergen became a household name from her 20s onward. She made albums and played leading roles in films, stage musicals and TV dramas. She also hosted her own variety series, was a popular game show panelist, and founded a thriving beauty products company that bore her name.



Career History

Bergen won an Emmy in 1958 portraying the tragic singer Helen Morgan on the famed anthology series "Playhouse 90." She was nominated for another Emmy in 1989 for best supporting actress in a miniseries or special for "War and Remembrance."



 Bergen published the first of her three advice books, "The Polly Bergen Book of Beauty, Fashion and Charm" in 1962. That led to her own cosmetics company, which earned her millions.

 In 1964's "Kisses for My President," Bergen was cast as the first female U.S. president, with Fred MacMurray as First Gentleman. Also, when Geena Davis portrayed a first woman president in the 2005 TV drama "Commander in Chief," Bergen was cast as her mother.

 She played Felicity Huffman's mother on "Desperate Housewives" and the past mistress of Tony Soprano's late father on "The Sopranos."

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 1984, file photo, U.S. Supreme …
 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, left, with Polly Bergen Add caption


She is survived by her children Peter Fields, Kathy Lander and Pamela Fields and three grandchildren.

Fighting Emotion (3)

Chapter 3 Ifeoma suddenly found Fred dogging her heels; it was most likely for him to fall into step with her on her way back ...