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Thursday, August 31, 2006

 

Circle of Life Thursdays


"We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose." -- Charles Baudelaire

Born Today:
Caligula, perverse emperor (12); William Saroyan, Time of Your Life author (1908); Itzhak Perlman, master violinist (1945); Richard Gere, Chicago lawyer (1949); Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hizballah (1960); Debbie Gibson, 80's popstar (1970)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Theodora, Empress of Byzantium (1056); Charles Baudelaire, French poet (1867); Rocky Marciano, champion boxer (1969); John Ford, Stagecoach and Searchers director (1973); Princess Diana of Wales, onetime queen-to-be (1997)

On This Day:
1864 - Union General William T. Sherman launches a decimating assault on Atlanta.
1888 - Jack the Ripper murders his first victim, Mary Ann Nicholls.
1897 - Thomas Edison patents the movie projector.
1920 - The first news radio program is broadcast in Detroit, Michigan.
1994 - The Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.

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