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Thursday, May 17, 2007


Circle of Life Thursdays

"You know, the history of California art doesn't start until about 1961." -- Dennis Hopper

Born Today:
Erik Satie, French composer (1866); Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, former Iranian dictator (1900); Dennis Potter, The Singing Detective author (1935); Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet actor (1936); Bill Paxton, Titanic actor (1955); Sugar Ray Leonard, champion boxer (1956); Bob Saget, Full House actor (1956); Enya, elevator music goddess (1961); Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nailer (1965); Thom Filicia, Queer Eye host (1969); Sendhil Ramamurthy, aka Mohinder Suresh (1974);

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (1510); John Deere, tractor manufacturer (1886); Lawrence Welk, folksy bandleader (1992); Tony Randall, The Odd Couple actor (2004)

On This Day:
1792 - The New York Stock Exchange is formed.
1846 - The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax.
1875 - Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
1954 - The Supreme Court has a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
2004 - Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.



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