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Thursday, October 12, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"America will tolerate the taking of a human life without giving it a second thought. But don't misuse a household pet." -- Dick Gregory

Born Today:
Dick Gregory, comedian/activist (1932); Richard Meier, American architect (1934); Luciano Pavarotti, legendary tenor (1935); Kristen Bjorn, noted porn director (1957); Hugh Jackman, sexy X-Man (1968)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Robert E. Lee, Confederate general (1870); Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (1969); John Denver, country singer (1997); Matthew Shepard, anti-gay lynching victim (1998); Wilt Chamberlain, basketball player (1999)

On This Day:
1492 - Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean.
1609 - "Three Blind Mice" is published by teenage songwriter Thomas Ravenscroft.
1775 - The United States Navy is formed.
1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in US schools.
1999 - The Six Billionth living human being in the world is born.



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