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Glenda Jackson a top actress and politican in Briton has passd away, reported on TV tonight.
 
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Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1921 until his death on August 2, 1923. A member of the Republican Party, he was one of the most popular sitting U.S. presidents. After his death, a number of scandals were exposed, including Teapot Dome, as well as an extramarital affair with Nan Britton, which diminished his reputation.


..Warren G. Harding may not have been a great President, but he was a good man. And as I read more, an oddly modern figure began to emerge. Here was someone sensitive to problems facing women, minorities, and workers, someone who enthusiastically and intelligently embraced his era's technology and culture. Here was a man of considerable gifts, all of them largely forgotten today.....As I delved further into the Harding archives, I kept finding evidence of a more positive side to his administration. For instance, he is rarely credited for his best appointments, like that of Charles Evans Hughes as Secretary of State, or for convening the Washington Naval Conference on the limitation of armaments, the first global peace summit. Nor is he remembered for creating the Bureau of the Budget, headed by Charles Dawes, which first gave the federal government an operational budget.
....Perhaps the most surprising single event of Harding's Presidency was his blunt speech on October 26, 1921, to a segregated crowd in Birmingham, Alabama, stating that democracy would always be a sham until African-Americans received full equality in education, employment, and political life. The first President to discuss civil rights in the South so frankly, he was loudly cheered by blacks and met with silent stares from whites as he declared: "I want to see the time come when black men will regard themselves as full participants in the benefits and duties of American citizenship. . . . We cannot go on, as we have gone on for more than half a century, with one great section of our population . . . set off from the real contribution to solving national issues, because of a division of race lines. . . . Let the black man vote when he is fit to vote, prohibit the white man [from] voting when he is unfit to vote." In part this was a politician's attempt to increase his party's base in the South by allowing blacks, traditionally Republican, to vote. In the speech, Harding also promoted his view that "on both sides there shall be recognition of the absolute divergence in things social and racial." And yet in Birmingham Harding went further than any of his predecessors since Lincoln to call for "an end to prejudice." Reaction was swift: Alabama's senator Tom Heflin, for instance, castigated him for threatening God's plan for racial separation, but in Florence Harding's papers I found dozens of editorials from Northern newspapers praising the speech.[270]



 
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So sad to see that the last of the crooners Tony Bennett has finally joind the others upstairs at the grand age of 96, a little bit short of turning 97. Didn't mind his music
 

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Former Labor Party Minister, leader and Governor General Bill Hayden has died aged 90.

A decent man, should have been PM.

 
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If the aging and bemused memory serves me correctly Bill was a cop from somewhere in Queensland before his stint in politics.
Good evening farmerge,
Bill was an Ipswich boy, and yes he was a copper for little while in the 50's in Brisvagus.

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Good evening farmerge,
Bill was an Ipswich boy, and yes he was a copper for little while in the 50's in Brisvagus.

Kind regards
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Good evening rcw thanks for the info. Knew I had seen or read somewhere Bill Hayden being in the police force.
 

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Henry Kissinger 100. Famouns name in history that has lived long enough to see himself in the books.
Won the peace prize in 1973 when i was an 8 year old.
 

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Henry Kissinger has carked it at 100.

Views about his legacy will vary
 

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The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan is being remembered as "one of the finest lyricists of a generation" following his death aged 65.

The singer-songwriter and frontman of the Celtic punk band died on 30 November, days after he was released from hospital, following a long health battle.
 
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