Happy Birthday, Ralph!

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Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Donald Isler » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:10 pm

Wednesday, July 14th is the birthday of our friend, Ralph!

Happy Birthday, Ralph, and many more!
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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by HoustonDavid » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:50 pm

Happy Birthday Ralph. We don't hear from you often enough anymore, so spring
for a few words (your usual style) on your birthday. :D :D
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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Chosen Barley » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:10 am

STRESSED? Spell it backwards for the cure.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by RebLem » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:38 am

Happy Bastille Day Birthday to you, Ralph !
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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Ricordanza » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:34 am

Best wishes for a happy birthday, and many more years of good music...and good health. Glad we finally had a chance to meet on Saturday.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:49 am

:shock: Oh my gosh and this year we didn't even have any warning! :D

I'm glad someone remembered. Happy birthday, Ralph!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by karlhenning » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:31 am

Happy Bastille Day! Welease Walph!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Barry » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:12 am

Happy B-day, Ralph :!:
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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by THEHORN » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:20 am

Many happy returns of the day, Ralph ! It was great seeing you at the meetup!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by lennygoran » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:53 am

>Many happy returns of the day, Ralph ! It was great seeing you at the meetup!<

Ralph, happy birthday from myself and Sue--we really enjoyed sitting at the same table with you on Sat--such interesting conversation! I had no idea just how many musical events you attend in NYC! Regards, Len

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Werner » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:01 am

Health, happiness, and lots of good music, Ralph!
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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by stenka razin » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:35 pm

Happy B day, Ralph. I wish you the very best, mate. 8)

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Ralph » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:32 pm

Thank you very much. I don't have much time to post these days but I miss you guys.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Lance » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:06 pm


Happy Birthday to one of CMG's longest members and our one of our very TOP posters. We hope to see you on board much more in 2010, Ralph!

May you have a wondrously Happy Birthday! It was so good to see you at the Meet-Up!
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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Jean » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:22 pm

Many many good wishes for your birthday and the coming year!

Other things that happened on July 14 follows. I've written to the keepers of the list and appealed to them to properly and deservedly add Ralph's birth to the list.

July 14 Events in History
1997 Bomb in Algiers kills 21 and wounds 40
1996 "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers New York City after 548 perf
1996 "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 32 performances
1996 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Raymond Floyd
1996 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1996 New York Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves
1996 New York Yankees sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
1995 Los Angeles Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
1995 Ramon Martinez pitches a 7-0 no-hitter against the Marlins
1994 Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed
1993 Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow and NY
1992 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
1992 Actress Nell Carter undergoes brain surgery
1992 All star MVP: Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle Mariners
1991 46th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon
1991 Failed military coup in Mali
1990 "Howard Stern's Summer Show" premieres on WWOR-TV in New York City
1990 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss
1989 16th James Bond movies "License to Kill" premieres
1988 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorp of Nagorno-Karabak
1988 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th home run into 7th place
1988 WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive
1987 58th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-0 in 13 at Oakland-Alameda Stad
1987 All star MVP: Tim Raines (Montreal Expos)
1987 Greyhound Bus buys Trailways Bus for $80 million
1987 Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North concludes 6 days of Congressional testimony
1987 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
1987 Steve Miller's star is unveiled on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1987 Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law
1986 10 killed and 60 injured at ETA-bomb attack in Madrid
1986 2nd government of Lubbers sworn in
1986 41st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jane Geddes
1986 Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide
1986 NASA's plan to implement recommendations of Rogers commission
1986 Paul McCartney releases "Press"
1986 Richard W. Miller became 1st FBI agent convicted of espionage
1986 Shalamar's Howard Hewett acquitted in Miami of drug charges
1985 40th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Baker
1985 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Offutt AFB, Neb
1985 Last USFL game-Baltimore Stars defeats Oakland Invaders, 28-24
1984 STS-41-D vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB for remanifest of payloads
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981 Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test
1978 Anatoly Scharansky convicted of anti-Soviet agitation
1978 Ump Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
1978 Allen Ginsburg completes "Plutonian Ode," blocks trainload of fissile material headed for Rockwell's nuclear bomb trigger factory, Colorado
1977 North Korea shoots down U.S. helicopter, killing 3
1977 U.S. House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
1976 Jimmy Carter wins Democratic President nomination in New York City
1976 U.S.S.R. banishes dissident Andrei Amalrik to Netherlands
1975 Disney EPCOT Center, Florida, plans announced
1974 Billy Martin is 1st AL manager ejected by ump from 2 games in 1 day
1974 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1973 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
1973 Phil Everly storms off stage declaring an end to Everly Brothers
1972 Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic National Committee
1972 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1972 Plate ump and catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is ump and Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, Kansas City Royals win 1-0
1970 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
1970 All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
1969 "Futbol War" between El Salvador and Honduras begins
1969 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
1969 WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
1968 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th home run off San Francisco Giant Mike McCormick
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
1968 Houston Astro Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Reds 6-1
1968 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th home run off San Francisco Giant Juan Marichal
1967 Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing
1967 The Who, opening for Herman's Hermits begin a U.S. tour
1965 Australian Ronald Clarke runs world record 10k (27:39.4)
1965 Israeli/Jordanian border fights
1965 U.S. Mariner IV, 1st Mars probe, passes at 6,100 miles (9,800 km)
1964 Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France
1964 Oriole Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
1963 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
1962 Borehole for Mont Blanc-tunnel finished
1962 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Astro's Eddie Matthews hits home run #500
1961 Finland's Miettunen government forms
1961 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et magistrate
1960 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Leesburg Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1960 Fire raging through a Guatemala City, Guatemala insane asylum kills 225, severly injuring 300
1959 1st atomic powered cruiser, Long Beach, Quincy Massachusetts
1958 General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq
1958 Pope Pius XII publishes his 39th and last encyclical Meminisse juvat
1958 Saddam Hussein and Iraqi army overthrows the monarchy
1957 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
1956 Boston Red Sox Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
1955 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascott racetrack, England
1954 117 degrees F (47 degrees C), East St. Louis, Illinois (state record)
1954 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Warsaw and Union, Missouri (state record)
1953 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
1953 Communist offensive in Korea
1952 SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
1951 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater New York City after 37 performances
1951 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 102 performances
1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)
1951 Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
1951 George Washington Carver monument unveiled
1950 RE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea
1949 U.S.S.R. explodes their 1st atom bomb
1948 Israel bombs Cairo
1946 Dr. Ben Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" published
1946 Mass murder on Jews in Kielce Poland
1946 Cleveland Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles and a home run but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 home runs with 8 RBIs
1945 Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st U.S. ship to bombard Japan
1944 Attempt to liberate prisoners in Amsterdam fails, John Post arrested
1944 U.S. assault on Coutances, Cotentin
1942 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork
1942 Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
1941 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp
1941 Cease fire of Joan of Arc, ends combat in Lebanon and Syria
1941 Jam rationed in Holland
1940 Due to beanball wars, Spalding advertises batting helmet with earflaps
1940 Lithuania becomes Lithuanian SSR
1938 Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifest
1936 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
1936 116 degrees F (47 degrees C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record)
1934 116 degrees F (47 degrees C), Orogrande New Mexico (state record, broken on June 27, 1994)
1934 New York Times erroneously declares Ruth 700 home run record to stand for all time
1934 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
1934 Ruth hits 700th career home run
1933 Germany began mandatory sterilization of those with hereditary illness
1933 NSDAP becomes only party in Germany
1933 Verity bowls out Essex twice in a day, 8-47 and 9-44, at Leyton
1932 Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders
1927 1st commercial airplane flight in Hawaii
1921 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Massachusetts, of killing their shoe company's paymaster
1918 Dutch government reclaims South seas
1916 33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham South Carolina (state record)
1916 St. Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 inns in a 0-0 tie vs Boston
1914 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted, Dr. Robert Goddard
1914 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
1912 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
1911 46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines
1909 Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns
1891 John T. Smith patents corkboard
1877 General strike brings U.S. railroad to a stand still
1868 Alvin J. Fellows patents tape measure
1865 1st ascent of Matterhorn
1865 Whymper, Hudson, Croz, Douglas and Hadow 1st to climb Matterhorn
1864 Gold is discovered in Helena, Montana
1863 Battle of Falling Waters, MD (Beaver Creek)
1863 Jews of Holstein Germany granted equality
1861 General McDowell advances toward Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia with 40,000 troops
1861 Naval Engagement at Wilmington North Carolina - USS Daylight establishes blockade
1853 1st U.S. World's fair opens, Crystal Palace New York
1853 Commodore Perry requests trade relations with Japan
1850 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration
1845 1st postmasters' provisional stamps issued, New York City
1845 Fire in New York City destroys 1,000 homes and kills many
1832 Opium exempted from federal tariff duty
1823 Switzerland signs boundaries for fugitives
1798 1st direct federal tax on states-on dwellings, land and slaves
1798 Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous and malicious" writing against U.S. government
1789 Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille
1771 Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California
1714 Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet
1682 Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London
1581 English jesuit Edmund Campion arrested
1544 English troops attack The Canal
1535 Emperor Charles V conquerors Tunis
1520 Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernan Cortes and Tlascala's vs Aztecs
1420 Battle at Vitkov Zizka's hill (Prague): Taboriets beat Bohemia
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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Seán » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:08 am

Ralph, I am sorry that I missed your Birthday yesterday, I hope that you had a good one. Happy Birthday.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Chalkperson » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:13 pm

Happy everything, Ralph... :D
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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Prometheus » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 am

Hope you had a great Birthday! :D

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Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Post by Wallingford » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:03 pm

If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
--Paul Simon

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