Circle of Life Thursdays
"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." -- Gertrude Stein
Norman Lear, All in the Family creator (1922); Pina Bausch, legendary choreographer (1940); Peggy Fleming, Olympic skater (1948); Triple H, champion wrestler (1969); Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Match Point cheater (1977)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
King James I of Aragon (1276); Gertrude Stein, noted lesbian author (1946); William Wyler, Ben-Hur director (1981); James Mason, English actor (1984); Bob Hope, natural entertainer (2003)
On This Day:
1794 - Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of 17,000+ "enemies of the Revolution."
1921 - Biochemist Frederick Banting announces the discovery of the hormone insulin.
1940 - Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the cartoon A Wild Hare.
1960 - Richard Nixon is nominated for president at the Republican National Convention.
1996 - A pipe bomb explodes at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics, killing one and injuring 111.