Circle of Life Thursdays
"I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn't, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn't very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest." -- Cesar Romero
Galileo Galilei, legendary astronomer (1564); Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist (1820); Ernest Shackleton, polar explorer (1874); Cesar Romero, television joker (1907); Matt Groening, The Simpsons svengali (1954); Chris Farley, Saturday Night Live staple (1964); Seattle Slew, Triple Crown winner (1974)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Nat King Cole, iconic crooner (1965); Ethel Merman, Broadway belter (1984); McLean Stevenson, M.A.S.H. veteran (1996); Jan Miner, aka Madge, the Palmolive lady (2004)
On This Day:
399 BC - The philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death.
1879 - President Rutherford B. Hayes signs bill allowing female attorneys to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1903 - Morris and Rose Michtom introduce the first teddy bear in America.
1933 - Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead shoots Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak, who dies of his wounds on March 6, 1933.
1965 - A red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada.
2005 - YouTube, a popular video-sharing website, is established.
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