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An astounding 49 years ago today, a stupendously important situation occurred. By itself, it directly caused the Cuban Missile Crises, and later ended it. A huge Solar flare left the sun. Tons of Earthquakes happened all over the Earth. Lots of well known people were born on October 14th, for instance… General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Fashion magnate Ralph Lauren, 007 Roger Moore, Usher, Lillian Gish, Cliff Richard.

But the one thing more important then ANY of those people or things, October 14th is My Birthday. Me, Richard Van Dijk, another year older, and hopefully, another year wiser.