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Thursday, October 26, 2006

 

Circle of Life Thursdays


"The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not." -- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

Born Today:
Mahalia Jackson, gospel legend (1911); Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senator (1947); Holly Woodlawn, Warhol superstar (1947); Keith Urban, Mr. Nicole Kidman (1967); Anthony Rapp, Rent star and ModFab buddy (1971)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
William Hogarth, pioneering portraitist (1764); John Kinder Labatt, famous beer brewer (1866); Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (1931); Hattie McDaniel, Oscar Mammy (1952)

On This Day:
1825 - The Erie Canal opens.
1881 - The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
1984 - "Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon.
1984 - John D. McCollum kills himself after listening to Ozzy Osbourne records.
2001 - The United States passes the controversial Patriot Act into law.

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