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
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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