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Thursday, October 19, 2006

 

Circle of Life Thursdays


"There are some subjects that can only be tackled in fiction." -- John le Carré

Born Today:
John le Carré, The Constant Gardener novelist (1931); Robert Reed, gay Brady Dad (1932); Divine, Hairspray icon (1945); Evander Holyfield, boxing champion (1962); Trey Parker, South Park creator (1969)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels author (1745); Camille Claudel, French sculptor (1943); Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (1950); Jacqueline Du Pré, English cellist (1987); Martha Raye, denture wearer (1994)

On This Day:
1469 - Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile, paving the way to the unification of Spain.
1873 - Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft rules of American football.
1985 - The first Blockbuster Video store opens in Dallas, Texas.
1987 - Black Monday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%.
2005 - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

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