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Thursday, December 07, 2006


Circle of Life Thursdays

"Don't you know there ain't no devil/it's just God when he's drunk." -- Tom Waits

Born Today:
Willa Cather, My Antonia novelist (1873); Louis Prima, big bandleader (1910); Ellen Burstyn, Requiem For A Dream legend (1932); Tom Waits, American troubador(1949); Larry Bird, legendary Celtic (1956); Terrell Owens, Dallas Cowboy (1973); Aaron Carter, Backstreet Boy brother (1978)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Cicero, Roman politician and author (43BC); Lefty O'Doul, baseball player (1969); Thornton Wilder, Our Town playwright (1975); Darby Crash, punk rock legend (1980)

On This Day:
1732 - The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
1941 - Japan attacks the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
1982 - Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.
1988 - Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist.
1989 - In their third and final fight, Sugar Ray Leonard retains the Super-Middleweight Championship of the World, defeating Roberto Duran.



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