Circle of Life Thursdays
"If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses." -- Lenny Bruce
John T. Scopes, evolution defendant (1900); Dolores del Rio, silent film star (1905); Tony Bennett, lounge legend (1926); Martha Stewart, media maven (1941); Lucky Dube, unfortunately named reggae star (1964)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Colette, French eroticist (1954); Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man Is Hard To Find author (1964); Lenny Bruce, controversial comedian (1966); Carolyn Jones, aka Morticia Addams (1983); Henri Cartier-Bresson, father of modern photojournalism (2004)
On This Day:
1492 - Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
1900 - Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.
1783 - Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people.
1934 - Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany.
1946 - National Basketball Association is founded in the United States.