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Thursday, July 13, 2006

 

Circle of Life Thursdays


"The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism." -- Wole Soyinka

Born Today:
Nathan Bedford Forrest, founder of the Ku Klux Klan (1821); Wole Soyinka, Nigerian Nobel-winning playwright (1934); Harrison Ford, aka Han, Indiana, Jack Ryan (1942); Ernő Rubik, inventor of the cube (1944); Cheech Marin, actor/pothead (1946); Cameron Crowe, Almost Famous director (1957)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Jean Paul Marat, French revolutionary (1793); Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer (1946); Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (1951); Frida Kahlo, Mexican paintress (1954)

On This Day:
1837 - Queen Victoria moves into the first Buckingham Palace.
1908 - Women compete in modern Olympics for the first time.
1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles.
1977 - The New York City Blackout of 1977 lasts for 25 hours.
1985 - Live Aid takes place in London, Philadelphia, Sydney and Moscow.

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