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Thursday, April 13, 2006

 

Circle of Life Thursdays


“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.” -- Guy Fawkes

Born Today:
Catherine de Medici, Italian queen of France (1519); Guy Fawkes, V For Vendetta icon (1570); Butch Cassidy, robber outlaw (1866); Samuel Beckett, avant-garde playwright (1906); Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (1919); Al Green, soul crooner (1946); Garry Kasparov, chess champion (1963)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Boris Godunov, Tsar of Russia (1605); Grey Owl, nature conservationist (1938); Larry Parks, The Jolson Story actor (1975); Prince Asaka Yasuhiko, Japanese war icon (1981); Robert Moon, "father of the zip code" (2001)

On This Day:
1742 - Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world premiere.
1829 - British Parliament grants freedom of religion to Roman Catholics.
1902 - J.C. Penney opens his first store in Wyoming.
1970 - An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew into deadly peril.
1997 - Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win The Masters.

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