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
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.