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Thursday, August 17, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"What the world really needs is more love and less paper work." -- Pearl Bailey

Born Today:
Davy Crockett, noted frontiersman (1786); Mae West, American sexpot (1893); W. Mark Felt, Watergate's Deep Throat (1913); Robert De Niro, a Taxi Driver (1943); Belinda Carlisle, chief Go-Go (1958); David Koresh, cult leader (1959); Sean Penn, Mystic River man (1960)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Vivian Vance, aka Ethel Mertz (1979); Ira Gershwin, Girl Crazy lyricist (1983); Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy (1987); Pearl Bailey, celebrated singer/actress (1990); Al Parker, porn legend (1992)

On This Day:
1807 - Robert Fulton's first American steamboat leaves New York City.
1915 - Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Marietta, Georgia.
1953 - First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
1970 - Venera 7 is launched, later becoming the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet, Venus.
1998 - President Bill Clinton admits he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.


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