Circle of Life Thursdays
Man is a genius when he is dreaming. " -- Akira Kurosawa
Juan Gris (b. 1887), Cubist painter; Joan Crawford (b. 1905), aka Mildred Pierce; Akira Kurosawa (b. 1910), Seven Samurai director; Chaka Khan (b. 1953), R&B diva; Richard Grieco (b. 1965), 21 Jump Street also-ran
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Itagaki Nobukata (d. 1584), famed Japanese warrior; Peter Lorre (d. 1964), Casablanca expat; Cristóbal Balenciaga (d. 1972), ModFab's favorite fashion designer; Eileen Farrell (d. 2002), American soprano
On This Day:
1775 - Patrick Henry delivers famous "give me liberty or give me death" speech.
1839 - First use of "OK", abbreviating "oll korrect", appears in the Boston Morning Post.
1919 - Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
1989 - Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce cold fusion.
2005 - The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.