Wednesday, June 29, 2005

June 29, 1969

The owner of this blog was born in this date!

  • 1st Jewish worship service at White House
  • 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
    On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

Famous birthdays for June 29, 1969 ..
06/29/1969 - Erik Tammer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles)
06/29/1969 - Simon Brown, cricketer (Durham pace bowler, England 1996)

Famous deaths for June 29, 1969 ..
06/29/1969 - Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies
06/29/1969 - Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), dies at 29
06/29/1969 - Vesselin Stoyanov, composer, dies at 67
June 29 - Apostolic Beheading; the Death of Paul. According to The People's Chronology, Paul was beheaded with a sword near Rome, possibly on this day, June 29, 67.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Instant Coffee

In 1938, Nestle launches Nescafe - the first instant coffee.

When did the King James Version of the Bible entered Philippines?

The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible was distributed for the first time in the Philippines by Protestant missionaries on September 5, 1898.


The modern bikini was invented by engineer Louis Reard in Paris in 1946 (introduced on July 5), and named after Bikini Atoll, the site of nuclear weapon tests in the Marshall Islands, on the reasoning that the burst of excitement it would cause would be like the atomic bomb.

Reard's suit was a refinement of the work of Jacques Heim who, two months earlier, had introduced the "Atome" (named for its size) and advertised it as the world's "smallest bathing suit". Reard split the "atome" even smaller, but could not find a model who would dare to wear his design.

Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris, was the first woman to wear the bikini in public, as a catwalk model for Reard's swimware collection.

It took fifteen years for the bikini to be accepted in the United States.
In 1951 bikinis were banned from the Miss World Contest. In 1957, however, Brigitte Bardot's bikini in the movie, "And God Created Woman" created a market for the swimwear in the US, and in 1960, Brian Hyland's pop song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" inspired a bikini-buying spree.

Finally the bikini caught on, and by 1963, the movie Beach Party, starring Annette Funicello (emphatically not in a bikini) and Frankie Avalon, led a wave of films that made the bikini a pop-culture symbol.

CPP was founded.

The Communist Party of the Philippines was founded by Crisanto Evangelista on November 7, 1930.

Ice Cream again!!!!

Clarke's, the first ice cream parlor in the Philippines, was established by Metcalf Clarke on August 13, 1898 at Quiapo, Manila. It transfered to Escolta six months later.

The Philippine National Anthem

The Philippine National Anthem (Lupang Hinirang) began as an instrumental marched composed by Julian Felipe called Marcha National Filipina on June 5, 1898.

Jose Palma wrote the lyrics. On September 3, 1899 La Independencia published the score. The english translation was written by Camilo Osias. Osias's version was officially adopted on September 22, 1943 by virtue of Executive Order No. 211 as ordered by Jorge Vargas, chairman of the Philippine Evecutive Committee during the Japanese occupation.

The Filipino translation was written by Ildefonso Santos , Francisco Caballo and Julian Cruz Balmaceda. "O Sintang Lupa" was approved as the national anthem in and was proclaimed official on May 26, 1956 and was changed to "Lupang Hinirang".

Bayang magiliw
Perlas ng Silanganan,
Alab ng puso,
Sa dibdib mo'y buhay.

Lupang Hinirang,
Duyan ka ng magiting,
Sa manlulupig,
Di ka pasisiil.

Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw,
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.

Ang kislap ng watawat
mo'yTagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya
Kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim.

Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta,
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo;
Aming ligaya, na pag may mang-aapi
Ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo.

The Philippine National Red Cross

The Philippine National Red Cross was established on April 15, 1947 by virtue of Republic Act No. 95. Mrs. Aurora A. Quezon, President Quezon's wife, was the first president of PNRC.

Friday, June 24, 2005


Contrary to the common misconception, when the Spaniards arrived in the islands they found more than just a loose collection of backward and belligerent tribes. They found a civilization that was very different from their own. The ability to read and write is the mark of any civilization and, according to many early Spanish accounts, the Tagalogs had already been writing with the baybayin for at least a century.

The word baybayin is a very old Tagalog term that refers to all the letters used in writing a language, that is to say, an “alphabet.” It is from the root bayb√°y meaning, “spell.” Early Spanish accounts usually called the baybayin “Tagalog letters” or “Tagalog writing.” And, as mentioned earlier, the Visayans called it “Moro writing” because it was imported from Manila, which was one of the ports where many products from Muslim traders entered what are now known as the Philippine islands. The Bikolanos called the script basahan and the letters, guhit.

Another common name for the baybayin is alibata, which is a word that was invented just in the 20th century by a member of the old National Language Institute, Paul Versoza. As he explained in Pangbansang Titik nang Pilipinas in 1939.


In, 1571, the Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi ordered Martin de Goiti to conquer the kingdom of Rajah Soliman. Upon the rajah's defeat, legaspi founded the city of Manila.

Manila's first municipal board was organized on June 24, 1571. but only in 1595 was the city granted a coat of arms and formally declared the capital of the Philippines.

To secure Manila from invaders, Gomez Perez Dasmarinas ordered to fortify the whole city with a stone wall. The building was supervized by a Jesuit priest, Antonio Sadeno. The massive wall was completed in the 1600s, and city within the walls was called Intramuros, from the Latin Intra or "inside" and muros "wall".

How did Han Solo win the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian?

In a heated game of sabacc.

Sabacc is a skill and chance card game, sometimes played for high stakes, in which it is called Jhabacc., played by the high-rollers of the universe. Found in casinos, cantinas, and anywhere else that slightly shady deals are made on a regular basis, this game has thrived for centuries as the true game of the gambling elite.


A barcode is an automatic identification technology which encodes information into an array of varying width parallel bars and spaces. This is also called the Universal Product Code or UPC. It is a series of short black lines of varied thickness usually accompanied by alphanumeric digits. A laser reader or scanner can translate the barcodes into the corresponding alphanumeric digits which are used to uniquely identify a piece of property. This Property Identification Number (PIN) is used as the basis for the inventory. When an item is acquired, a label with a unique barcode must be affixed. Until the item is sold, donated, or excessed, the label must remain attached.

The Barcode (concentric rings) was pattened in 1949 by Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver.

The first item to be sold with a barcode was a packet of Wringley's chewing gum, On June 26, 1974 at the Marsh Supermarket, Troy, Ohio, USA.

The First Ice Cream Soda

Robert M. Green serve the first ice cream soda at the semicentenial celebration of the Franklin Institute of Philidelphia in 1874.

Ice Cream Sundae

Legend has it that in 1890, an ice cream seller in Wisconsin, USA, regularly ran low of supplies on a Sunday. To compensate, he added chocolate sauce or fruit syrup which become popular during Sunday.

The "Sunday Ice Cream" become sundae in responce to puritanical objection to the profane use of thename of the Lord's day.


The first restaurant opened in Champ D' Orce Ave, Paris, France 1765
The word restaurant came from its sign that said,
"Venite ad me, omnes qui stomacho laboratis, et ego restaurabo
( Come to me all whose stomach grumble, and we'll restore

That good 'ol potato chips

The first potato chips were serve at the Moon Lake House Hotel, Saratoga Springs, New York.


Toblerone is a chocolate bar best known for its quasi-pyramid shaped chunks, representing the Swiss Alps. The chocolate bar Toblerone derived its name from the name of the Tobler chocolate firm and torrone, Italian for nougat.
It was created by Emil Baumann and Theodor Tobler in 1908.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

What was the game Chewbacca and R2D2 played while on the Millennium Falcon?

The game is called Dejarik, also spelled Djari.

Dejarik was a popular game which withstood the test of time better than nearly any other game in the galaxy. A hologram generator sat within a table-sized cylindrical base, with a black-and-white checkerboard pattern on the top surface. When active, a full-color, three-dimensional hologram of the playing pieces (which measure between 5-30 cm tall) would be projected on the board. The pieces all resembled creatures, real and mythic, from throughout the galaxy, including the Mantellian Savrip, Molator, Ghhhk, Grimtaash, Houjix, and Monnok. These pieces, when moved by the player, actually acted out the moves as if really specimens of their species.

Monday, June 13, 2005

The first domain

SYMBOLICS.COM, the first domain to be registered was created on March 15, 1985.

the first webpage

The world's first webpage came in the late 1990's

Longest url

The longest url in the world is

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Proclamation of Philippine Independence

With a government in operation, Aguinaldo thought that it was necessary to declare the independence of the Philippines. He believed that such a move would inspire the people to fight more eagerly against the Spaniards and at the same time, lead the foreign countries to recognize the independence of the country. Mabini, who had by now been made Aguinaldo's unofficial adviser, objected. He based his objection on the fact that it was more important to reorganize the government in such a manner as to convince the foreign powers of the competence and stability of the new government than to proclaim Philippine independence at such an early period. Aguinaldo, however, stood his ground and won.
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On June 12, between four and five in the afternoon, Aguinaldo, in the presence of a huge crowd, proclaimed the independence of the Philippines at Cavite el Viejo (Kawit). For the first time, the Philippine National Flag, made in Hongkong by Mrs. Marcela Agoncillo, assisted by Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herboza, was officially hoisted and the Philippine National March played in public.

The Act of the Declaration of Independence was prepared by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, who also read it. A passage in the Declaration reminds one of another passage in the American Declaration of Independence. The Philippine Declaration was signed by ninety-eight persons, among them an American army officer who witnessed the proclamation. The proclamation of Philippine independence was, however, promulgated on August 1 when many towns has already been organized under the riles laid down by the Dictatorial Government. History of the Filipino People. Teodoro A. Agoncillo

The most significant achievement of Aguinaldo's Dictatorial Government was the proclamation of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite, on June 12, 1898. The day was declared a national holiday. Thousands of people from the provinces gathered in Kawit to witness the historic event. The ceremony was solemnly held at the balcony of General Emilio Aguinaldo's residence. The military and civil officials of the government were in attendance.

A dramatic feature of the ceremony was the formal unfurling of the Filipino flag amidst the cheers of the people. At the same time, the Philippine National Anthem was played by the band. Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista solemnly read the "Act of the Declaration of Independence" which he himself wrote. The declaration was signed by 98 persons. One of the signers was an American, L.M. Johnson, Colonel of Artillery. The Philippines: A Unique Nation. Dr. Sonia M. Zaide

Protectorate Proclaimed
Aguinaldo continued his moves for consolidation. The next step was the proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898. Appropriate celebrations marked the event in Kawit at which the Philippine flag was officially raised and the Philippine National Anthem first publicly played. The declaration was prepared by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista who patterned it after the American Declaration of Independence. Aguinaldo invited Dewey to the festivities, but the latter declined the invitation and did not even report the event to Washington. The declaration was signed by ninety-eight persons, including an American office, L.M. Johnson, Colonel of Artillery. The Philippines: A Past Revisited. Renato Constantino

Saturday, June 11, 2005


A carat is a unit of measurement, it's the unit used to weigh a diamond. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams. The word carat was based on the Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) seed which was use as a standard of measurement by the Arabs.Carob seeds were used as weights on precision scales because of their uniform size.

In 1907 the metric carat of 200 milligrams was adopted, which is now universally used today.A carat can also be further divided into "points". There are 100 points to a carat.

1 carat = 200 milligrams
[NOTE: Don't confuse "carat weight" with "karat," the method of determining the purity of gold.]

Monday, June 06, 2005

The Longest Day

The greatest amphibious assult in war history happened on June 6, 1944.

In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. By far the most well-known D-Day is June 6, 1944—the day on which the Battle of Normandy began—commencing the British, American, and Canadian liberation efforts of mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. This article discusses the general use of the term D-Day. Refer to the Battle of Normandy article for a description of the events of June 1944.

The terms D-day and H-hour are used for the day and hour on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. They designate the day and hour of the operation when the day and hour have not yet been determined, or where secrecy is essential. There is but one D-day and one H-hour for all units participating in a given operation.

When used in combination with figures, and plus or minus signs, these terms indicate the point of time preceding or following a specific action. Thus, H-3 means 3 hours before H-hour, and D+3 means 3 days after D-day. H+75 minutes means H-hour plus 1 hour and 15 minutes. Planning papers for large-scale operations are made up in detail long before specific dates are set. Thus, orders are issued for the various steps to be carried out on the D-day or H-hour minus or plus a certain number of days, hours, or minutes. At the appropriate time, a subsequent order is issued that states the actual day and times.

The earliest use of these terms by the U.S. Army that the Center of Military History has been able to find was during World War I. In Field Order Number 9, First Army, American Expeditionary Forces, dated 7 September 1918: "The First Army will attack at H hour on D day with the object of forcing the evacuation of the St. Mihiel Salient."

D-day for the invasion of Normandy was originally set for June 5, 1944, but bad weather caused Gen. Eisenhower to delay until June 6, and that date has been popularly referred to ever since by the short title "D-day". (In French, it is called jour-J.) Because of this, planners of later military operations sometimes avoided the term. For example, MacArthur's invasion of Leyte began on "A-day", and the invasion of Okinawa began on "L Day". November 1, 1945, the proposed date for an invasion of the Japanese home islands, was to be "X-Day". A second wave of landings near Tokyo were set down for "Y-Day", March 1, 1946.


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  • D Day activity
  • Sunday, June 05, 2005

    Why did founder John McConnell choose March 21 as Earth Day?

    He though using the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (March Vernal Equinox) to be a good date to celebrate the earth.

    June 03, 2005 Trivia Tidbit
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    What percentage of the world's lakes can be found in Canada?

    A: More than 50 percent. Canada contains more than half of the world's lakes. See the complete list HERE.

    Friday, June 03, 2005

    What is a "pammy"?

    A "pammy" is what the bottle of Virgin Cola called. It was base on the shape of guest it right! Ms. Pamela Anderson

    Thursday, June 02, 2005

    What game was made only for men that is now being played by women?

    Answer: GOLF
    The word "golf" means, "Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden".

    World's Largest Pearl

    The world’s largest pearl was found under the Palawan Sea. This gargantuan pearl of highly irregular (baroque) shape was discovered at the Palawan island in the Philippines in by a Filipino diver in 1934.

    The giant treasure known as "Pearl of Allah" (It was also called"Pearl of Lao-Tzu")

    Being almost 10 inches long and weighing in at an astounding 14 lbs, it is the largest pearl on record. Pearl's monetary value seems to be commensurate with its out-of-this-world dimensions. Experts estimate the value of the pearl to be around $40 million.

    Death March

    Bataan Death March (April 10, 1942.)
    The infamous Bataan Death March began at Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell in Central Luzon. Over 50,000 prisoners were held at this camp.

    Forced march of 70,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during world war II. Starting out from Mariveles, at the southern end of Bataan Peninsula, on April 9, 1942, these soldiers were forced-marched 88 km to San Fernando Pampanga, then taken by trail to Capas, from there they walked for the remaining 13 km to Camp O’Donnell. They were tortured, starved and often kicked or beaten on their way. Those who fell were bayoneted. Around 7,000- 10,000 perished on the way while some were able to scape to the jungle. Only 54,000 reached the camp.

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