Circle of Life Thursdays
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." -- Issac Asimov
Raphael (b. 1483), Italian painter; André Previn (b. 1929), German conductor; Billy Dee Williams (b. 1937), American actor; Zamfir (b. 1941), Romanian flautist; Zach Braff (b. 1975), International shame
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Raphael (d. 1520), Italian painter; Igor Stravinsky (d. 1971), celebrated composer; Isaac Asimov (d. 1992), sci-fi author; Greer Garson (b.1996), Mrs. Miniver; Tammy Wynette (d. 1998), country music legend
On This Day:
1814 - Napoleon abdicates.
1830 - Church of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) is established.
1869 - Celluloid is patented.
1895 - Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.
1896 - After 1,500 years, the first modern Olympic Games opens in Athens.
1930 - Hostess Twinkies are invented.
1974 - ABBA wins 19th Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden singing "Waterloo."