Circle of Life Thursdays
"If I'm tired of me, I'm sure the public is as well." -- Michael Stipe
Sir Isaac Newton, gravity guy (1643); Jakob Grimm, famous folklorist (1785); George Tenet, CIA chief (1953); Bernard Sumner, New Order frontman (1956); Michael Stipe, R.E.M. frontman (1960); Till Lindemann, Rammstein frontman (1963)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Cornelius Vanderbilt, American entrepreneur (1877); Albert Camus, famed philosopher (1960); Erwin Schrödinger, cat owner (1961); T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land writer (1965); Christopher Isherwood, I Am A Camera writer (1986); Conrad Hall, Oscar-winning cinematographer (2003)
On This Day:
1847 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver to the U.S. government.
1885 - The first successful appendectomy is performed.
1936 - Billboard magazine publishes its first pop music charts.
1959 - Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon.
1970 - The Beatles record as a band for the last time.
1999 - Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
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