Circle of Life Thursdays
"You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost." -- Martha Graham
Irving Berlin, "White Christmas" composer (1888); Martha Graham, legendary choreographer (1894); Salvador Dalí, Surrealist painter (1904); Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader (1933); Peter North/Matt Ramsey, Canadian star of gay and straight porn films (1957)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American philanthropist (1960); Bob Marley, Jamaican singer (1981); Kim Philby, British spy (1988); Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker author (2001)
On This Day:
330 - Byzantium is renamed Nova Roma, but is popularly referred to as Constantinople.
1927 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded.
1960 - In Buenos Aires, Israeli Mossad agents capture Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
1960 - The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market.
1997 - Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player.