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Thursday, September 28, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness." -- Confucius

Born Today:
Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551BC); Ed Sullivan, television host (1901); Marcello Mastroianni, Fellini muse (1924); Rod Roddy, game show announcer (1937); Bill Murray, Lost in Translation actor (1950); Naomi Watts, Kong's girlfriend (1968)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Louis Pasteur, French scientist (1895); Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (1953); Harpo Marx, comedic brother (1964); Ferdinand Marcos, Philipino President (1989); Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter (1991); Elia Kazan, Streetcar Named Desire director (2003)

On This Day:
48BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated by King Ptolemy of Egypt.
1066 - William the Conqueror invades England as Norman Conquest begins.
1820 - The tomato is proven safe when Robert Johnson eats a bushel (24 kg) of tomatoes in Salem, Massachusetts.
1939 - Warsaw surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II.
1976 - Stevie Wonder releases the classic Songs in the Key of Life.



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