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Wow, yesterday was (my) Monday and it's Friday already. I wish every week could be like this.

We're edging closer and closer to that cliff. John Boehner as Wile E. Coyote. Go, Road Runner!

Today's Twitterama:

Now, on to the history lesson!

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On This Day

In 1612, Galileo Galilei was the first astronomer to observe Neptune, though he thought it was a "fixed star" rather than a planet.

In 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first Vice President of the U.S. to resign.

In 1836, Spain finally recognized Mexico’s independence.

In 1846, Iowa became the 29th State.

In 1973, the Endangered Species Act was passed.

In 2000, 128 year old retail giant Montgomery Ward announced they would be going out of business.

Born on This Day

1522 – Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)

1856 – Woodrow Wilson, American politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)

1865- Felix Vallotton, Swiss painter (d. 1925)

[ V ] Félix Vallotton - Red Room, Etretat (1899)

1868 - Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch still life painter (d. 1958)

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1888 – Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, German film director (d. 1931)

1903 – Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)

1908 – Lew Ayres, American actor (d. 1996)

James Stewart and Lew Ayres

1913 – Lou Jacobi, Canadian actor (d. 2009)

Name It #7

1915 – Pops Staples, American musician (The Staple Singers) (d. 2000)

1921 – Johnny Otis, American musician (d. 2012) (pardon the ad and the talking)

1925 – Hildegard Knef, German actress (d. 2002)

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1932 – Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer

TOS Uhura tribble

1934 – Dame Maggie Smith, British actress

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1939 – Philip Anschutz, American wingut gazillionaire businessman, funder of propaganda

1940 - Lonnie Liston Smith, US jazz performer

1946 – Edgar Winter, American musician

1948 – Mary Weiss, American Singer (The Shangri-Las)

1950 – Alex Chilton, American musician (The Box Tops, Big Star) (d. 2010)

1954 – Denzel Washington, American actor

1981 – Sienna Miller, British actress

Died on This Day

1734 – Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (b. 1671)

1838 - Jerome-Martin Langlois, French academic painter (b. 1779)

Langlois, Jerome Martin (1779-1838) - 1824 Portrait of the Artist Jacques louis David (Louvre, Paris)

1870 - Petrus van Schendel, Dutch painter (b. 1806)

A busy night market with vegetable stall

1924 – Léon Bakst, Russian artist primarily known for set and costume designs for the ballet. (b. 1866)

Pilgrim from The Blue God (1911)_Promegranate. Ilusr. Léon Bakst

1938 – Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (b. 1886)

Florence Lawrence 1915

1945 – Theodore Dreiser, American author (b. 1871)

1952 – Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897)

1962 – Kathleen Clifford, American actress (b. 1887)

kathleen clifford 1922

1967 – Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (b. 1875)

1976 – Freddie King, American musician (b. 1934)

1983 – Dennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1944)

1986 – Jan Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1922)

Nieuwenhuys, Jan (1922-1986) - 1947 A Cat (Christie's Amsterdam, 1998)

2010 – Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921)

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