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Angel - Sandro Botticelli



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Today in HIstory

1819 - The first bicycles in the United States were called swift walkers and were seen for the first time on the streets of New York City.

1881 - The United States National Lawn Tennis Association was formed in New York City.

1891 - Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fought to a draw in San Francisco, CA. The boxing match went an unprecedented 61 rounds.

1922 - The cartoon, On the Road to Moscow, by Rollin Kirby, won a Pulitzer Prize. It was the first cartoon awarded the Pulitzer.

1927 - Charles A. Lindbergh arrived to a hero’s welcome in Paris. Lindbergh’s flight marked the first time that a person had flown across the Atlantic Ocean.

1929 - The first automatic electric stock quotation board was put into operation by Sutro and Company of New York City.

1940 - Will Bradley and his orchestra recorded "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar." The song, on Columbia Records, was so long it took up both sides of the 78 rpm platter.

1945 - Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married.



1947 - Joe DiMaggio and five of his New York Yankees teammates were slapped with $100 fines for not fulfilling contract requirements to do promotional duties for the team.

1959 - Gypsy, a musical based on the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, opened on Broadway. Ethel Merman played Gypsy’s mother, Rose. With music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy closed on March 25, 1961 after 702 performances.

1973 - Pillow Talk, by Sylvia (Sylvia Vanderpool), earned a gold record. Sylvia was half of the singing duo Mickey & Sylvia, who recorded Love is Strange in 1957. Pillow Talk was her only major solo hit and made it to number three on the pop music charts.

1985 - Marvin Gaye’s last album was released. Dream of a Lifetime featured songs that critics considered too offensive, such as the controversial, pop version of The Lord’s Prayer. Marvin Gaye was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.



1991 - The prime minister of India from 1984 until 1989, Rajiv Gandhi was in the midst of a campaign rally for reelection when a bomb exploded in his hand. Like his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. The bomb was hidden in a bouquet of flowers handed to Rajiv by a so-called admirer.




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Great intro, AN~I love the part about Bogie and Bacall! ThumbsUp


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"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words."
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WERE NO 1

Ireland gets quality of life...
US gets.....

serial killers



"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words."
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Schlack, Is Phillip K. Dick a real person?

Great opening AN!

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Schlack, Is Phillip K. Dick a real person?
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he wasnt always sure that he was.

DICK

Many of his stories and ideas have been made into films (and stolen!)





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It sounds so like a made-up name. I'll have to read more about him. Thanks!


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I kept my grandchild (2 and 1/2) Wednesday afternoon. When I got her from day-care, she looked up and saw me and ran to me saying, "My Bama. My Bama." I guess that name is now mine for certain.


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Bogie and Bacall
Birth to death, Bogart's life would be an anthology of filmdom sufficient to an almost endless series of adventure. Few have lived such wide ranging experiences in an era where unusual was the norm.
Bacall, Tracy, Hepburn and Bogart...all bigger than life.


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Originally Posted by Schlack
WERE NO 1

Ireland gets quality of life...
US gets.....

serial killers
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Congrats, Schlack. That's awesome.

Cuba is number 1 in doctors!
Go figure. Hmm



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