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Thursday, February 16, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it." -- Keith Haring

Born Today, January 26:
John Schlesinger (b. 1926), Midnight Cowboy director; Sonny Bono (b. 1935), ex-Cher congressman; Kim Jong-Il (b. 1941), North Korean dictator; Ice-T (b.1985) former "Cop Killer" rapper, now TV actor playing a cop; John McEnroe (b. 1959), whiny tennis champion

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Giosue Carducci (d. 1907), Nobel Prize-winning poet; Ferdinand Buisson (d. 1932), Nobel Prize-winning pacifist; Francis Peyton Rous (d. 1970), Nobel Prize-winning scientist; Keith Haring, (d. 1990), celebrated pop artist; Nicole DeHuff (d. 2005), Meet The Parents actress

On This Day:
1883 - Ladies Home Journal publishes for the first time.
1923 - Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Tutankhamun.
1937 - Wallace H. Carothers receives a patent for nylon.
1959 - Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after Batista's overthrow.
1991 - U.S./U.K. bomb the suburbs of Baghdad, injuring at least 11 civilians and killing three.

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