August 29 in history


On August 29:

1632: English philosopher John Locke was born.

1914 New Zealand captured German Samoa.

1915: Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actor, was born.

1923 English film director Richard Attinborough Attenborough was born.

1929 English poet Thom Gunn was born.

1930 The last 36 inhabitants of St Kilda were voluntarily moved to other parts of Scotland.

1936 USA politician John McCain was born.

1956 English comedian, writer and actor Lenny Henry was born.

1966: The Beatles performed their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

The Beatles in 1964.
Clockwise (from top-left): John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison

Election signpost


Millions of people in the USA will be casting votes for a new president as we sleep.

Some will find the decision on whether John McCain or Barak Obama will be better easy to make, some won’t:



By Peter H. Reynolds at The Stellar Cafe.

McCain & Obama duel by dance


Democracy moves from the ballot box to the dance floor.

Dancing changed Rodney Hide’s life so maybe it could settle the election for John McCain and Barack Obama.

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