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Old 22-11-2014, 06:27 PM   #330
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England was swept by 105 tornadoes over the space of 5 hours.. Normally, the United Kingdom has 30 tornadoes in an entire year.. The twisters formed at random along a cold front sweeping from Anglesey to East Anglia..

Iran-Contra scandal: President Reagan signed the top-secret NSDD-17, a National Security Decision Directive, authorizing the CIA to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua and allotting $19,950,000 funding..Handwritten notes taken by Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger on December 7, 1985, indicate that Reagan was aware of potential hostage transfers with Iran, as well as the sale of Hawk and TOW missiles to "moderate elements" within that country..Weinberger was born in San Francisco, California, the younger of two sons of Herman Weinberger, a Colorado-born lawyer.. His mother, the former Cerise Carpenter Hampson, was an accomplished violinist. His father was of Jewish Bohemian descent, while his maternal grandparents were immigrants from England..In office January 21, 1981 – November 23, 1987..Weinberger's paternal grandparents had left Judaism because of a dispute at a Bohemian synagogue...

After 45 years, the New Jersey State Police files on the Lindbergh kidnapping were opened for public viewing. The release of the files had followed a lawsuit brought by Anna Hauptmann, the widow of Bruno Hauptmann, who had been convicted of the 1930 kidnapping and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., the 18-month old son of legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.. The materials are now housed at the state police Museum and Learning Center in West Trenton..Training took place in Sea Girt, New Jersey on the same grounds as the current State Police Academy.. Out of the 116 men who started training only 81 officers and troopers completed the 3-month training program..."Honor, Duty, Fidelity", the motto of the New Jersey State Police was adapted from the West Point motto "Duty, Honor, Country".. The triangular State Police logo and hat badge represents this motto..Three 2-hour sessions per week.. Running is a large component of the physical conditioning and reaches a maximum of 5 miles (8 km) at an 8-minute pace..Self-Defense: Consists of approximately 20 hours of active counter measures, 28 hours of defensive tactics, and 18 hours of expandable straight baton instruction..

Arthur Koehler (1885–1967) was a chief wood technologist at the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, and was important in the development of wood forensics in the 1930s through his role in the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnapping. Koehler’s particular research interest in the identification, cellular structure and growth of wood gave him the specific training and abilities necessary for the careful examination of the ladder which had been used by the abductor of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., aged twenty months, and the tracing of the ladder to a company in McCormick, South Carolina. Koehler, from there, traced the wood of the ladder to a Bronx lumber yard..McCormick is a town in McCormick County, South Carolina, United States.. The population was 2,783 at the 2010 census...McCormick County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,233..His evidence brought to the jury's decision to execute Bruno Hauptmann...

Hauptmann was born Richard Hauptmann in Kamenz, near Dresden in what was then the German Empire, the youngest of 5 children..Koehler would testify at the trial that Rail 16 matched a part of a board (S-226) from Hauptmann's attic floor which had a missing piece..As time was quickly running out for Hauptmann, it became known among the press that on March 27..On April 3, 1936, Hauptmann was executed in "Old Smokey", the electric chair at the New Jersey State Prison. Hauptmann's last meal consisted of coffee, milk, celery, olives, salmon salad, corn fritters, sliced cheese, fruit salad, and cake "Ich bin absolut unschuldig an den Verbrechen, die man mir zur Last legt"...

Male nurse Robert Diaz was arrested at his home and charged with murdering 12 hospital patients by injecting them with overdoses of the heart medicine Lidocaine..11 of the murders had taken place in April at the Community Hospital of the Valley, in Perris, California.. Diaz was suspected in the deaths of as many as 60 other lidocaine related deaths.. He was convicted on the 12 counts of murder on March 29, 1984, and sentenced to death, but died of natural causes on August 11, 2010 at the age of 72 ..Lidocaine is used topically to relieve itching, burning, and pain from skin inflammations, injected as a dental anesthetic, or used as a local anesthetic for minor surgery..Lidocaine is often added to cocaine as a diluent.. Cocaine numbs the gums when applied, and since lidocaine causes stronger numbness, a user gets the impression of high-quality cocaine when in actuality, the user is receiving a diluted product..The same principle applies for this drug's actions in the heart...

U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Cuba's Vice-President Carlos Rafael Rodríguez met secretly at the home of Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda Gutman, to discuss whether Cuba would cease funding of guerilla operations in Central America.. The meeting was unsuccessful, and did not remain a secret for long, being reported by the Mexico City newspaper El Pais two weeks later..Carlos Rafael Rodríguez (May 23, 1913 – December 8, 1997) was a Cuban Communist politician, who served in the cabinets of presidents Fulgencio Batista (Born 16 January) and Fidel Castro..Haig was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, the middle of 3 children of Alexander Meigs Haig, Sr., a Republican lawyer, and his wife Regina Anne (née Murphy)..Bala Cynwyd lies in the Welsh Tract of Pennsylvania and was settled in the 1680s by Welsh Quakers, who named it after the town of Bala and the village of Cynwyd in Wales.. A mixed residential community made up predominantly of single-family detached homes...Among the claimants for First Boy Scout Troop in the United States is Troop 1 in Bala Cynwyd... don't have Adam's Apples, only men have Adam's Apples.. The first night that you came to town I noticed that you had yourself an Adam's Apple...

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