Circle of Life Thursdays
Abigail Williams, Salem witch trials accuser (1674)
Henry David Thoreau, American philosopher (1817)
George Washington Carver, peanut innovator (1861)
Oscar Hammerstein II, South Pacific lyricist (1895)
Pablo Neruda, legendary poet (1904)
Milton Berle, American comedian (1908)
Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World painter (1917)
Bill Cosby, comedian and educator (1937)
Richard Simmons, fitness queen (1948)
Topher Grace, Spider-Man 3 actor (1978)
Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
Erasmus, Dutch philosopher (1536)
Alexander Hamilton, 1st U.S. Treasury Secretary (1804)
Minnie Riperton, soul singer (1979)
Jonathan Melvoin, Smashing Pumpkins keyboardist (1996)
On This Day:
1804 - Alexander Hamilton is killed in a duel with Aaron Burr in Weehawken, NJ.
1812 - War of 1812: The United States invade Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
1933 - Congress passes first U.S. minimum wage law (33 cents per hour).
1960 - Etch A Sketch, the drawing toy, goes on sale.
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