Circle of Life Thursdays
"Modern Fabulousity is the greatest site in the history of sites, possibly the single greatest achievement since the birth of the internet. It is, simply, a blog non pareil. We should all get on our knees, bow down, offer ourselves and praise ModFab on this, the birthday of its gorgeous, talented, fascinating, sexy editor." -- Anonymous A-List Celebrity
Frank Capra, It Happened One Night director (1897); Mark Mothersbaugh, lead singer of Devo (1950); Chow Yun-Fat, Hong Kong actor (1955); Tina Fey, writer/comedienne (1970); Gabriel Shanks, ModFab Editor (date undisclosed)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, The Barber of Seville playwright (1799); Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (1911); Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division (1980); William Saroyan, Time of Your Life author (1981); Elizabeth Montgomery, aka Samantha Stevens (1995)
On This Day:
1152 - Henry II marries Eleanor of Aquitaine
1652 - Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
1896 - The Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that separate but equal is constitutional.
1897 - The novel Dracula by Bram Stoker is published.
1980 - Mount St. Helens erupts, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.