Sunday, April 26, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Today in History for May 29, 2014

By
From page A2 | May 29, 2014 |

Today is Thursday, May 29, the 149th day of 2014. There are 216 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight:

On May 29, 1914, the Canadian ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec after colliding with the Norwegian cargo ship SS Storstad; of the 1,477 people on board the Empress of Ireland, 1,012 died. (The Storstad suffered only minor damage.)

On this date:

In 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia’s House of Burgesses.

In 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution.

In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.

In 1917, the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

In 1932, World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren’t scheduled to receive until 1945.

In 1942, the movie “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” starring James Cagney as George M. Cohan, premiered at a war-bonds benefit in New York. Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” in Los Angeles for Decca Records.

In 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.

In 1954, English runner Diane Leather became the first woman to run a sub-five-minute mile, finishing in 4:59.6 during the Midland Championships in Birmingham.

In 1961, a couple in Paynesville, West Virginia, became the first recipients of food stamps under a pilot program created by President John F. Kennedy.

In 1973, Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, defeating incumbent Sam Yorty.

In 1985, 39 people were killed at the European Cup Final in Brussels, Belgium, when rioting broke out and a wall separating British and Italian soccer fans collapsed.

In 1999, Discovery became the first space shuttle to dock with the International Space Station. Olusegun Obasanjo became Nigeria’s first civilian president in 15 years, ending a string of military regimes.

Ten years ago: A shooting rampage by al-Qaida militants at a housing complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia’s oil hub, killed 22 people, most of them foreign oil industry workers. America dedicated a memorial to its World War II veterans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Death claimed former Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox at age 92 and Sam Dash, former chief counsel of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate, at age 79.

Five years ago: A judge in Los Angeles sentenced music producer Phil Spector to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Jay Leno hosted “The Tonight Show” on NBC supposedly for the final time, giving up his desk to Conan O’Brien. (After a stint in prime time, Leno returned to “Tonight” in March 2010, stepping down again in February 2014.)

One year ago: A U.S. drone strike killed Waliur Rehman, the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand and a favorite of tea party Republicans, said she would not run for another term in the U.S. House. The Rev. Andrew Greeley, 85, an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling author and longtime newspaper columnist, died in Chicago.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Clifton James is 93. Former Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent is 76. Motorsports Hall of Famer Al Unser is 75. CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon is 73. Actor Kevin Conway is 72. Actor Helmut Berger is 70. Rock singer Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) is 69. Actor Anthony Geary is 67. Actor Cotter Smith is 65. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 64. Movie composer Danny Elfman is 61. Rock musician Michael Porcaro (Toto) is 59. Singer LaToya Jackson is 58. Actor Ted Levine is 57. Actress Annette Bening is 56. Actor Rupert Everett is 55. Actor Adrian Paul is 55. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 53. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 51. Actress Tracey Bregman is 51. Rock musician Noel Gallagher is 47. Singer Jayski McGowan (Quad City DJ’s) is 47. Rock musician Chan Kinchla (Blues Traveler) is 45. Rock musician Mark Lee (Third Day) is 41. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks”) is 40. Singer Melanie Brown (Spice Girls) is 39. Rapper Playa Poncho is 39. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith is 25. Actress Kristen Alderson (“General Hospital”) is 23.

Thought for today: “A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.” — Jean de La Fontaine, French poet (1621-1695).

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 1 comment

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • CD BrooksMay 29, 2014 - 6:55 am

    Once again questionable road work decisions on highway 12.I had the good fortune to see my niece graduate last night. We drove to Stockton so we could see the event and enjoy a family gathering. I know they are doing work out on 12 and that is fine. But why did they leave 35mph signs posted when there was NOBODY working? This is completely stupid and unnecessary. WISE UP out there!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Hard-fought battle ends in victory

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1 | Gallery

 
Children enjoy day of fishing at Fairfield pond

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Solano cities celebrate Earth Day

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Those addictive, terrible, wonderful smartphones

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2

 
Expo shows Kroc Center fun for whole Framily

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Suisun police execute tobacco sting

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A4

Edibles in your landscape

By Daily Republic | From Page: C4

 
CHP offers free class for senior drivers

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A4

Supervisors consider changes in various county fees

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A4

 
Patrons raise a glass to toast a good cause

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Walk MS hits stride along Suisun waterfront

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Covered California offers Solano enrollment events

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

Weather for Sunday, April 26, 2015

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B6

 
Pay close attention to investment costs

By Mark Sievers | From Page: B7

Be wary of next ‘big’ thing

By Bud Stevenson | From Page: B7

 
.

US / World

With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Remains of dismembered newborn found in South Los Angeles

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Spring storm delivers late rain, snow to Northern California

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
‘Operation Babylift’ kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Mother in custody dispute freed after 8 years behind bars

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
European authorities stop illegal horse meat network

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Aden hit by coalition airstrikes amid fierce street battles

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

 
Warrior pose: Yoga catching on as therapy for veterans’ PTSD

By The Washington Post | From Page: B10

Toll climbs after powerful quake hits Nepal: Things to Know

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

 
.

Opinion

Corruption tarnishes values of our ancestors

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

 
Obama sides with enemy

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

Who’s asleep at the switch?

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8

 
How can we give them more?

By Brian Thiemer | From Page: A8, 1 Comment

Primary challenge could force Harris’ hand

By Dan Walters | From Page: A8

 
Sound off for April 26, 2015

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
.

Living

Brides show short wedding gowns more of the love

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Community Calendar: April 26, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Today in history: Sunday, April 26

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Vatican goes on offensive to defend US-Spanish saint

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

 
You get what you need with Jesus

By Noel Reese | From Page: C3

How can I trust my husband after he texted a younger woman behind my back?

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

 
Horoscope: April 26, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

 
Veterinarians are too expensive, and it puts pets at risk

By The Washington Post | From Page: C5

Old standby body-weight training still has moves

By The Washington Post | From Page: C7

 
Milan spiffs up for Expo 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: C7

.

Entertainment

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
More copies of Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir being printed

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Amber Tamblyn writes book of poetry about dead actresses

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

.

Sports

Rain postpones NASCAR race at Richmond until Sunday

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Giants beat Rockies 5-4 in 11 innings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Warriors complete sweep with 109-98 win over Pelicans

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Athletics drop 3rd straight game, 9-3 to Astros

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Watford back in Premier League after 8-year absence

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Several Kentucky Derby hopefuls get workouts in before rain

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Levy falters at Volvo China Open; 4 tied for lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Former Expos executive Jim Fanning dies at 87

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam team to lead Legends of Golf

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Compton, Day top leaderboard in rain-plagued Zurich Classic

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Suzuki breaks Oh’s record for runs by a Japanese player

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Bulldogs get 10-0 baseball win over Panthers

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B2

 
Canadian teen Henderson has 1-shot lead in LPGA Tour event

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Michael Schumacher’s son makes strong Formula 4 debut

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

US routs Canada 7-2 in semifinal at under-18 hockey worlds

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
A’s place Ben Zobrist on disabled list with knee injury

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Grizzlies hold off a late Trail Blazers rally to go up 3-0

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Hometown report: Bicycle racing, youth track

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

 
Bowling report for April 26, 2015

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

Bayless’ layup at buzzer gives Bucks 92-90 win over Bulls

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
Nets beat Hawks 91-83, pull within 2-1 in series

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

Sports on TV for Sunday, April 26, 2015

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B5

 
This date in sports history for April 26

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

.

Business

Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food chains expand

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
What’s in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
 
Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9 | Gallery

.

Obituaries

Nicole Herdia Spann

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Reginald Morris Davis

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Kirk Noonan

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Sandra King

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Elizabeth Cepeda

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
Janis Ruth (Sefzik) Skinner

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics