Circle of Life Thursdays
"Nice is different than good." -- Stephen Sondheim
Pat Robertson, sorry excuse for a human being (1930); Stephen Sondheim, brilliant composer (1930); William Shatner, Starfleet icon (1931); Andrew Lloyd Webber, godawful composer (1948); Bob Costas, sports commentator (1952); Reese Witherspoon, Walk The Line actress (1976)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (1832); Karl Wallenda, famed acrobat (1978); William Hanna, legendary animator (2001); Ahmed Yassin, co-founder of Hamas (2004)
On This Day:
1622 - Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia.
1933 - President Roosevelt signs a bill legalizing the sale of beer and wine.
1960 - Schawlow and Townes receive the first patent for a laser.
1984 - Teachers at the McMartin preschool in California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
1972 - Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest women's world figure skating champion.
1997 - The comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth.
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