Circle of Life Thursdays
"We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses." -- Mario Cuomo
Lash La Rue, American actor (1917); Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York (1932); Simon Callow, gay British actor (1949); Ice Cube, actor-rapper (1969); Neil Patrick Harris, former Doogie (1973)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Wat Tyler, English rebel (1381); James Knox Polk, 11th U.S. President (1849); Meredith Willson, Music Man composer (1984); Ella Fitzgerald, legendary chanteuse (1996); Hume Cronyn, Cocoon casanova (2003)
On This Day:
Commemoration of William Adams, a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon.
1215 - King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
1752 - Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.
1844 - Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
1924 - Native Americans are proclaimed United States citizens.