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Hurricane Ivan Devastates Grenada - 2004

Friday, September 7, 2007

2004 - Hurricane Ivan, a Category 4 storm hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging most of its buildings.

A Country Smashed To Pieces

Grenada: The Maroon Spirit

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Diana Princess of Wales Funeral - 1997

Thursday, September 6, 2007

On this day, 6th September 1997, the funeral for Diana Princess of Wales was held in Westminster Abbey.

Goodbye England's Rose

The Life of Diana - A Tribute

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Podfather Adam Curry Born - 1964

Monday, September 3, 2007

Adam Curry was born on this day, 3rd September, 1964.

Often called The Father of Podcasting, Curry was an innovator in the development and promotion of podcasting. He produces and presents a podcast named Daily Source Code.

Although Curry did not invent the podcasting technology, he was one of the first to create a successful podcast show. He is a prominent figure in podcasting promotion and he was a key figure at BloggerCon 2004, held at Stanford Law School. Media interviewers and others often refer to Curry as "the podfather".

"Every new medium needs a celebrity, and Curry is happy to fill that role," noted Annalee Newitz when she interviewed Curry for Wired.

Curry founded PodShow, Inc., along with business partner, Ron Bloom, in January 2005. Venture capitalists Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital have invested nearly $9 million into PodShow. PodShow is a podcast promotions and advertising company that encompasses the Podshow Podcast Network, the Podcast Delivery Network (launched on July 4, 2006), and the Podsafe Music Network. Some of Podshow's top podcasts are Curry's own Daily Source Code, The Dawn and Drew Show and GeekBrief.TV.

As of June 2005, Curry hosts a show on Sirius Satellite Radio, entitled Adam Curry's PodShow, runs from 6 to 10 p.m. EST on weekdays and features "The Best of Podcasting". Also in June of 2005 he started the iTunes podcast PodFinder, a guide to podcasts for new listeners.

Adam Curry Keynote Speech at Gnomedex 2005

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American Tennis Champion Jimmy Connors Born - 1952

Sunday, September 2, 2007

American tennis player Jimmy Connors was born on this day, 2nd September, 1952 in East St. Louis, Ill.

A volatile, controversial, and fiercely competitive player, Connors was known for his theatrical conduct on the court as well as for his powerful two-handed backhand, strong return of service, accurate baseline play, and agility. He remains the all-time leader in men's tournament victories with 109 and held the men's number one ranking for 160 weeks (1974-77), a record that was not broken until 2007 by Roger Federer. He won five U.S. Open titles, two Wimbledon singles titles and one Australian Open.

Apart from the epic battles he had with the greats of the game over his career, arguably the greatest memory fans will hold is his amazing performance of reaching the US Open Semi Finals in 1991 at 39 years of age.

1991 US Open Connors -v- Krickstein Rnd 4
"The Greatest Match in Open History"

1991 US Open Connors -v- Haarhuis Qtr Final
"The Greatest Grand Slam Point Ever Played"

Jimmy Connors with Charlie Rose
1 hour long in depth interview

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