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Thursday, August 24, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations." -- Yasser Arafat

Born Today:
Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader (1929); Stephen Fry, funny gay Brit (1957); Cal Ripken, Jr., Baltimore's pride (1960); Marlee Matlin, deaf actress (1965); David Chappelle, overstressed comedian (1973)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Pliny the Elder, Roman writer (79); Thomas Blood, crown jewel thief (1680); Louis Prima, renowned bandleader (1978); E.G. Marshall, one of 12 Angry Men (1998); Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss psychiatrist (2004)

On This Day:
1456 - The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.
1891 - Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera.
1932 - Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop.
1954 - The American Communist Party is outlawed.
1981 - Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.
1989 - Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling .
1990 - A judge rules that Judas Priest are not responsible for the deaths of two youths who committed suicide after listening to the band's music.
1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party.
1992 - Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida as a category 5 hurricane.
1995 - Microsoft's computer operating system Windows 95 is released.


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