... And births this date include....
Sad, a life long feud with her sister, Olivia de Havilland.
Such a creepy person and should NEVER have been paroled!!!
The Boston Patriots began as a charter member of the AFL in 1960. AFL founder Lamar Hunt had been working with a group of investors in Seattle and another group in Baltimore, but neither were able to secure stadium rights. Hunt was then introduced to Billy Sullivan, a former Notre Dame football publicity director. With that meeting, a franchise developed for Boston—the eighth and final AFL entry.
The Patriots played the very first pre-season game of the new league as well as the very first regular season AFL game.
From 1961-1964, the Patriots were one of the top teams in the AFL. However, the team’s lone appearance in the AFL Championship Game was a loss in the 1963 contest. The team sported the league’s All-time leading scorer in running back Gino Cappelletti.
A year after the AFL merged with the NFL in 1970, the Patriots relocated into a new stadium situated in nearby Foxborough. The stadium was called Schaefer Stadium, which is one of the first stadiums named after a corporate sponsor (Schaefer Brewing Company). The land where the new digs reside was granted by Bay State Raceway, a harness racing track.
In the February 19, 1971 edition of the “Gettysburg Times,” it was announced that the club would be renamed the “Bay State Patriots", however, the NFL owners rejected the name change. A more regional team label was desired to attract fans between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, so the appellation “New England” was inserted (instead of Boston) as noted in the March 23, 1971 issue of the New York Times.
Over the years, the Patriots have been involved in numerous memorable moments.
Wide receiver Darryl Stingley was injured in 1978 and spent the rest of his life as a quadriplegic. 1982 was the famous “Snowplow Game.” In January of 1986, the club was blown out by the Bears 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. Boston Herald reporter Lisa Olsen was sexually harassed in 1990. A proposed move to Hartford in 1999. The Coach Bill Belichick hiring drama. 2007 Spygate.
But with Belichick finally settling in with the Patriots, pieces began to fall into place. The franchise subsequently won Super Bowls in 2001, 2003 and 2004. The team would accomplish a sterling 16-0-0 record in 2007 and were on their way to a perfect 19-0-0 season only to lose Super Bowl XLII 17-14 with a mere 35 seconds left in the game.
The team is known as “The Team of the 2000s” due to their three Super Bowl victories and seven division titles.
The franchise got their nickname from suggestions from fans. Sullivan chose "Patriots" from the entries to reflect the area’s role in the American revolution.
Original Owner: Billy Sullivan
Original Colors: Red, white & blue
First Stadium: Nickerson Field, seating 10,412
Retired Jerseys: No. 79 Jim Hunt, No. 20 Gino Cappelletti, No. 89 Bob Dee, No. 57 Steve Nelson, No. 40 Mike Haynes, No. 73 John Hannah, No. 56 Andre Tippet, No. 78 Bruce Armstrong
The Patriots were always my favorite team because Tom Brady was a California boy and his mentor/coach was the uncle of a high school friend of mine. Now Tom is playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here is a story as to why he left the Patriots ...
Also known as the American antelope, and second only to the cheetah for maximum speed, the pronghorn can easily out-sprint most predators at speeds as high as 60 miles per hour. Native to North America, it's also known as a pronghorn antelope, although technically it's not an old-world antelope. Actual antelopes are quite fast as well, but not as fast as the pronghorn.
It's a lot quicker than the predators which inhabit North America. This seems to indicate that it evolved its great speed at some point in the past under the threat of a now-extinct predator, perhaps the American cheetah which existed during the Pleistocene epoch.
The pronghorn has a number of special features that allow it to run at high speeds, including cushioned, pointed toes to absorb shock, and extra-large organs that assist with oxygen intake.
Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, the pronghorn was particularly abundant in the region of the Plains Indians and the region of the indigenous people of the Northwest Plateau and was hunted as a principal food source by the local tribes. The antelope has also featured prominently in Native American mythology and oral history.
The scientific name of the pronghorn is Antilocapra americana. Although first seen and described by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, the species was not formally recorded or scrutinized until the 1804–1806 expedition by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark. Following the discovery of a few subspecies of the sharp-tailed grouse, Lewis and Clark came across the pronghorn near the mouth of the Niobrara River, in present-day Nebraska. Clark was the first European to kill a pronghorn.
Pronghorns have distinct white fur on their rumps, sides, breasts, bellies, and across their throats. Adult males are 4 ft 3 in–4 ft 11 inches long from nose to tail, stand 32–41 inches high at the shoulder, and weigh 88–143 lb. The females are the same height as males, but weigh 75–106 lb. The feet have two hooves, with no dewclaws. Their body temperature is 100 °F.
The pronghorn is the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere, being built for maximum predator evasion through running. The top speed is dependent upon the length of time over which it is measured. It can run 35 mph for 4 minutes, 42 mph for 1 minute, and 55 mph for 0.5 minutes. While it is often cited as the second-fastest land animal, second only to the African cheetah, it can sustain high speeds longer than cheetahs. University of Idaho zoologist John Byers has suggested the pronghorn evolved it running ability to escape from now-extinct predators, such as the American cheetah, since its speed greatly exceeds that of all extinct North American predators. Compared to its body size, the pronghorn has a large windpipe, heart, and lungs to allow it to take in large amounts of air when running. Additionally, pronghorn hooves have two long, cushioned, pointed toes which help absorb shock when running at high speeds. They also have and extremely light bone structure and hollow hair.
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