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Thursday, October 05, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action." -- Vaclav Havel

Born Today:
Louis Lumière, film pioneer (1864); Ray Kroc, McDonald's entrepreneur (1902); Václav Havel, playwright and Czech President (1936); Bob Geldof, Live Aid founder (1951); Clive Barker, horror king (1952); Bernie Mac, actor/comedian (1958); Kate Winslet, Little Children actress (1975)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Tecumseh, Shawnee leader (1813); Jacques Offenbach, German composer (1880); Eddie Kendricks, leading temptation (1992); Timothy Treadwell, bear enthusiast of Grizzly Man (2003); Rodney Dangerfield, disrespected comedian (2004)

On This Day:
1582 - Due to the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1945 - Hollywood Black Friday: A set decorators strike becomes a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
1962 - The Beatles release their first single, "Love Me Do," in Britain.
1970 - PBS became a television network.
2001 - Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.



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