Circle of Life Thursdays
"I believe employers should be able to pick the best qualified for any position to be filled considering all relevant factors." -- Lenny Bruce
Herbert Hoover, 31st President (1874); Norma Shearer, The Women icon (1902); Harriet Miers, failed Supreme (1945); Antonio Banderas, Law of Desire star (1960); Andrew Sullivan, gay conservative (1963)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (1535); Allan Ramsay, Scottish raper (1784); Robert Goddard, rocket scientist (1945); Estes Kefauver, Tennessee senator (1963); Lee Seung Seop, Korean gamer (2005)
On This Day:
1519 - Ferdinand Magellan's five ships sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe.
1846 - The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the U.S. Congress.
1948 - Candid Camera makes its television debut.
1977 - 24-year-old David Berkowitz, aka the Son of Sam, is arrested for series killings in NYC.
1990 - The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.
1995 - Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the Oklahoma City bombing.