Thursday, September 27, 2012

Please Help Me I'm Falling, Coming Clean, -and- Animal Kingdom

In the News Today
  • Please Help Me I'm Falling - Texting woman rescued after fall off Kodiak cliff
  • Coming Clean - Homeless woman helps herself to shower in Sacramento man’s house
  • Animal Kingdom - Elgin man charged after 60 dead cats found in van

    Technology in the News Today
  • Google Celebrates 14th Birthday With Cake Doodle
  • iPhone 5 Users Report "Purple Flare" Camera Defect
  • FTC Cracks Down on PC Rental Firms That Spied on Users

    Born on this Day in History: September 27, 1984 - Avril Lavigne, born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, spent most of her childhood in Napanee, Ontario. Lavigne began singing in church in church at a young age, and signed with Arista Records in 2000. Two years later, she released her debut album, Let Go. Thanks to hit singles "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi," the record sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. Lavigne followed up with the albums Under My Skin (2004).

    On this Day in History: September 27, 1779 - the Continental Congress appoints John Adams to travel to France as minister plenipotentiary in charge of negotiating treaties of peace and commerce with Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. Adams had traveled to Paris in 1778 to negotiate an alliance with France, but had been unceremoniously dismissed when Congress chose Benjamin Franklin as sole commissioner. Soon after returning to Massachusetts in mid-1779, Adams was elected as a delegate to the state convention to draw up a new constitution; he was involved in these duties when he learned of his new diplomatic commission. Accompanied by his young sons John Quincy and Charles, Adams sailed for Europe that November aboard the French ship Sensible, which sprang a leak early in the voyage and missed its original destination (Brest), instead landing at El Ferrol, in northwestern Spain. After an arduous journey by mule train across the Pyrenees and into France, Adams and his group reached Paris in early February 1780.

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