Saturday, June 11, 2011

WKPI (PBS) - 12midnightET, TONIGHT - GREAT PERFORMANCES with ERIC CLAPTON and multiple other great guitarists!

Friday, June 3, 2011

TIANANMEN SQUARE:
With protests for democratic reforms entering their seventh week, the Chinese government authorizes its soldiers and tanks to reclaim Beijing's Tiananmen Square at all costs. By nightfall on June 4, Chinese troops had forcibly cleared the square, killing hundreds and arresting thousands of demonstrators and suspected dissidents.
AUSTRIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND and THE U.K. HAVE REPORTED CASES, the WorldHealthOrg said.
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The resistance to antibiotics in laboratory testing suggests the strain may have originated in a geographic region with high levels of antibiotic use, possibly an area with domestic farm animals or in a developing country, Tauxe said. THE “EPICENTER” OF THE OUTBREAK IS THE AREA SURROUNDING THE NORTHERN GERMAN CITY OF HAMBURG, said John Dalli, the European commissioner for health and consumer policy. AUSTRIA, DENMARK, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND and THE U.K. HAVE REPORTED CASES, the WorldHealthOrg said. All infections found outside Germany, except for two, are in people who had recently visited northern Germany or had contact with a visitor from the area, according to the WHO. TWO E. COLI CASES WERE IDENTIFIED IN THE U.S. AMONG TRAVELERS RETURNING FROM EUROPE, according to the CDC.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

On this day in 1935, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of the first five players inducted into the sport's hall of fame. George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, into a poor family in Baltimore. As a child, he was sent to St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a school run by Roman Catholic brothers, where he learned to play baseball and was a standout athlete. At 19, Ruth was signed by the Baltimore Orioles, then a Boston Red Sox minor league team. Ruth's fellow teammates and the media began referring to him as team owner Jack Dunn's newest "babe," a nickname that stuck. Ruth would later acquire other nicknames, including "The Sultan of Swat" and "The Bambino."
Deadly E.Coli outbreak in Europe, began in northern Germany.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ON THIS DAY in 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. CNN went on to change the notion that news could only be reported at fixed times throughout the day. At the time of CNN's launch, TV news was dominated by three major networks--ABC, CBS and NBC--and their nightly 30-minute broadcasts. Initially available in less than two million U.S. homes, today CNN is seen in more than 89 million American households and over 160 million homes international. CNN was the brainchild of Robert "Ted" Turner, a colorful, outspoken businessman dubbed the "Mouth of the South." Turner was born on November 19, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and as a child moved with his family to Georgia, where his father ran a successful billboard advertising company. After his father committed suicide in 1963, Turner took over the business and expanded it. In 1970, he bought a failing Atlanta TV station that broadcast old movies and network reruns and within a few years Turner had transformed it into a "superstation," a concept he pioneered, in which the station was beamed by satellite into homes across the country. Turner later bought the Atlanta Braves baseball team and the Atlanta Hawks basketball team and aired their games on his network, TBS (Turner Broadcasting System). In 1977, Turner gained international fame when he sailed his yacht to victory in the prestigious America's Cup race.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - June 1, 1792 - KENTUCKY BECAME THE 15th STATE TO BE ADMITTED TO THE UNION:
After Virginia beyond the Appalachian Mountains became known as Kentucky County. Eventually the residents of Kentucky County petitioned for separation from Virginia. Ten constitutional conventions were held in the Constitution Square Courthouse in Danville between 1784 and 1792 In 1790, Kentucky's delegates accepted Virginia's terms of separation, and a state constitution was drafted at the final convention in April 1792. On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to be admitted to the union. Isaac Shelby, a military veteran from Virginia, was elected the first Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - June 1, 1792 - KENTUCKY BECAME THE 15th STATE TO BE ADMITTED TO THE UNION:
After Virginia beyond the Appalachian Mountains became known as Kentucky County. Eventually the residents of Kentucky County petitioned for separation from Virginia. Ten constitutional conventions were held in the Constitution Square Courthouse in Danville between 1784 and 1792 In 1790, Kentucky's delegates accepted Virginia's terms of separation, and a state constitution was drafted at the final convention in April 1792. On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to be admitted to the union. Isaac Shelby, a military veteran from Virginia, was elected the first Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.