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Thursday, August 02, 2007

 

Circle of Life Thursdays


Born Today:
Pierre Charles L'Enfant, city planner (1754)
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room author (1924)
Carroll O'Connor, All in the Family actor (1924)
Peter O'Toole, Lawrence of Arabia star (1932)
Wes Craven, Scream director (1939)
Isabel Allende, Chilean author (1942)
Lance Ito, O.J. trial judge (1950)
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds actress (1964)
Kevin Smith, aka Silent Bob (1970)

Today's Poker Game In Heaven:
James "Wild Bill" Hickok, American gunfighter (1876)
Alexander Graham Bell, telephone inventor (1922)
Roy Cohn, McCarthy prosecutor (1986)
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch writer (1997)
Shari Lewis, American puppeteer (1998)

On This Day:
1610 - Henry Hudson sails into what it is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.
1776 - The Continental Congress begins signing the Declaration of Independence.
1870 - Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London.
1934 - Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
1939 - Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.

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