Circle of Life Thursdays
"The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree." -- Senator Ted Kennedy
George Washington, 1st U.S. President (1732); Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poetess (1892); Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer (1918); Ted Kennedy, U.S. senator (1932); Jonathan Demme, Silence of the Lambs director (1944); Kyle MacLachlan, desperate househusband (1959); Drew Barrymore, music and lyrics disaster (1975)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (1512); Samuel Byck, failed Nixon assassin (1974); Florence Ballard, supreme dreamgirl (1976); Andy Warhol, American superstar (1987); Chuck Jones, legendary animator (2002)
On This Day:
1819 - Spain sells Florida to the U.S. for five million dollars.
1856 - The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh.
1956 - Elvis Presley enters music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel".
1980 - The U.S. ice hockey team defeats the Soviets at the 1980 Winter Olympics in an upset dubbed the "Miracle on Ice".
1997 - Scientists announce that a sheep named Dolly was successfully cloned.
2005 - blink-182 breaks up.
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