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Thursday, January 11, 2007


Circle of Life Thursdays

"The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity." -- Alberto Giacometti

Born Today:
Alexander Hamilton, 1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1755); Alfonso Arau, Like Water For Chocolate director (1932); Jean Chrétien, former Canadian Prime Minister (1934); Naomi Judd, country crooner (1946); Mary J. Blige, drama-free chanteuse (1971)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Francis Scott Key, anthemic composer (1843); Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd writer (1928); Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor (1966); Mickey Finn, T. Rex drummer (2003)

On This Day:
1569 - First recorded lottery in England.
1902 - Popular Mechanics magazine was published for the first time.
1935 - Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1949 - First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles, California.
1963 - Whisky a Go Go in L.A., the first disco in the U.S., is opened.
2003 - Illinois governor George H. Ryan grants clemency to all inmates of death row.



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