Circle of Life Thursdays
"You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists." -- Abbie Hoffman
Ann Miller, celebrated actress/dancer (1923); Tiny Tim, music freak (1932); Montserrat Caballé, renowned soprano (1933); Tom Clancy, Hunt for Red October author (1947); David Letterman, talk show host (1947); Amy Ray, Indigo Girl (1964); Shannen Doherty, aka the bitchy Heather (1971); Claire Danes, My So-Called Life actress (1979)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. President (1945); Josephine Baker, iconic performer (1975); Joe Louis, legendary boxer (1981); Abbie Hoffman, American radical (1989); Boxcar Willie, blues singer (1999)
On This Day:
1633 - The formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.
1861 - The U.S. Civil War begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
1954 - Bill Haley & The Comets record "Rock Around the Clock" in New York City.
1955 - The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.
1961 - Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to fly in space.
1996 - Yahoo! has its initial public offering, selling 2.6 million shares at $13 each.
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