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Thursday, February 23, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"The old man said to me/Don’t always take life so seriously/Play the flute and dance and sing your song/Try and enjoy the here and now/The future will take care of itself somehow/The grass is never greener over there" -- Howard Jones, "Life In One Day"

Born Today, February 23:
W.E.B. DuBois (b. 1868), civil rights pioneer; Victor Fleming (b. 1883), Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind director; Viktor Yushchenko (b. 1954), Ukrainian President; Howard Jones (b.1955) electronica legend; Dakota Fanning (b. 1994), terrifying child actor

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
John Keats (d. 1821), visionary English poet; John Quincy Adams (d. 1848), sixth U.S. President; Edward Elgar (d. 1934), Enigma Variations composer; Stan Laurel, (d. 1965), 1/2 comedy duo; Ofra Haza (d. 2000), Israeli chanteuse

On This Day:
1455 - Gutenberg Bible is published, the first book printed from movable type.
1836 - The Siege of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
1903 - Cuba leases Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. in perpetuity.
1940 - Disney's animated movie Pinocchio is released.
1993 - Gary Coleman wins a $1,280,000 lawsuit against his parents.
1998 - Osama bin Laden publishes fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Christians Crusaders.

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