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Happy last Saturday Edition of the F Bomb!

Interrogatories

Since everyone's favorite seasonal food is asparagus, what's better: Fat or skinny? When was the last time you lost your temper? What is the best decision you ever made? What bad habits do you have? Are you addicted to anything?

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On This Day

In 1743, Handel's Messiah premiered in London.

In 1775, Patrick Henry made his famous speech containing the phrase, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

In 1919, the fascist political movement was founded by Benito Mussolini.

In 1956, Pakistan became an Islamic Republic.

In 1981, the Supreme Court ruled that states could require parental notification for underage girls seeking abortions.

In 1983, President Reagan proposed the development of technology to intercept enemy nuclear missiles, also known as "Star Wars."

In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law.

Born on This Day

1658 - Jean-Baptiste Santerre, French painter (d. 1717)

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1699 – John Bartram, American botanist (d. 1777)

1732 – Marie Adélaïde of France (d. 1800)

1809 - Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, French painter (d. 1864)

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1823 – Schuyler Colfax, American politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)

1839 - Otto Eerelman, Dutch painter specializing in animals (d. 1926)

1857 - Alphonse Osbert, French symbolist painter (d. 1939)

1858 – Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1941)

1871 – Heinrich Schroth, German actor (d. 1945)

1874 – J. C. Leyendecker, German American illustrator (d. 1951)

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1874 - Henri-Charles Manguin, French fauvist painter (d. 1949)

1887 – Juan Gris, Spanish artist (d. 1927)

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1893 – Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)

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1898 - Hazel Dawn, American actress (d. 1988)

1904 – Joan Crawford, American actress (d. 1977)

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1910 - Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director (d. 1998)

1937 – Robert Gallo, American physician

1938 – Dave Pike, American jazz musician

1944 – Tony McPhee, English singer and guitarist (The Groundhogs)

1945 – David Grisman, American bluegrass musician (Even Dozen Jug Band, Old and in the Way, and David Grisman Quartet)

1948 – David Olney, American singer-songwriter

1949 – Ric Ocasek, American musician (The Cars)

1951 – Phil Keaggy, American guitarist and vocalist (Glass Harp)

1952 – Kim Stanley Robinson, American author

1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer

1957 – Amanda Plummer, American actress

1959 – Catherine Keener, American actress

1959 – Epic Soundtracks (Kevin Paul Godfrey), English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, and These Immortal Souls) (d. 1997)

1964 – Hope Davis, American actress

1968 – Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz, and The Good, the Bad & the Queen)

1970 – John Humphrey, American musician (The Nixons and Seether)

1978 – Perez Hilton, American entertainment blogger

Died on This Day

1555 – Pope Julius III (b. 1487)

1559 – Emperor Gelawdewos of Ethiopia

1606 – Justus Lipsius, Flemish humanist (b. 1547)

1642 - Andries Both, Dutch painter (b. 1612/1613)

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1678 - Cornelis Gerritsz Decker, Dutch landscape/cityscape painter (b. 1625)

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1680 – Nicolas Fouquet, French statesman (b. 1615)

1770 - Martin van Meytens, Swedish-Austrian painter (b.1695)

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1801 – Paul I of Russia, Russian tsar (b. 1754)

1842 – Stendhal, French writer (b. 1783)

1927 – Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)

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1935 – Florence Moore, American actress (b. 1886)

1953 - Raoul Dufy, French painter (b. 1877)

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1961 - Albert Bloch, American painter (b. 1882)

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1964 – Peter Lorre, Hungarian-born actor (b. 1904)

1965 – Mae Murray, American actress (b. 1889)

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1972 – Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer (b. 1895)

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1994 – Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (b. 1921)

1998 - Alberto Dutary, Panamanian painter (b. 1932)

2011 – Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (b. 1932)

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