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Thursday, April 05, 2007

 

Circle Of Life Thursdays


"Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they're being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I'm black. I tell them, 'Don't stop now. If I shot somebody you'd mention it.'" -- Colin Powell

Born Today:
Spencer Tracy, Adam's Rib actor (1900); Bette Davis, All About Eve actress (1908); Gregory Peck, To Kill A Mockingbird actor (1916); Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George actor (1929); Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State (1937); Pharrell Williams, Neptunes leader (1973)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Douglas MacArthur, American general (1964); Chiang Kai-shek, former President of China (1975); Howard Hughes, millionaire aviator (1976); Kurt Cobain, Nirvana frontman (1994); Allen Ginsberg, legendary poet (1997)

On This Day:
1614 - Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
1792 - George Washington vetoes a bill to apportion representatives among states, marking the first presidential veto ever.
1804 - The first recorded meteorite falls in Possil, Scotland.
1930 - Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea and making salt.
2005 - ABC News anchor Peter Jennings informs his viewers that he has lung cancer on his final broadcast.

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