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Thalutationths, Bombstherth! It'th Thursday.

I fell down and went boom yesterday, effed up my right knee, but most of all my left hand. I have to let my right hand hit the shift key for the left one, because too much range of motion hurts. Too bad I didn't do it at work, I could handle my own workers' comp claim!

Oh well, let me poke my nose into your business. Don't hold back!


Those of you who cook: What is your very best dish? Can we have the recipe? ;-) What fashion from your youth would you like to see come back in style?  What fashion from your youth would send you running from the room screaming if it came back in style? What is your favorite day of the week?

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On This Day

In 1850, Senator Daniel Webster gave his three hour "Seventh of March" speech in support of the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received his patent for the telephone.

In 1926, the first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation occurred between New York City and London.

In 1965, State troopers and a sheriff's posse attacked a march by 600 civil rights demonstrators in Selma, AL, in what came to be known as Bloody Sunday.

In 1975, the Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.

In 1996, three U.S. servicemen were convicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawa girl and sentenced by a Japanese court to up to seven years in prison.

In 2003, Broadway musicians began a four-day walkout.

In 2011, Charlie Sheen was fired from the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" by Warner Bros after continuous misbehavior and weeks of his angry, manic media campaign against his studio bosses.

Born on This Day

1481 - Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)


1671 - Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)

1693 - Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769)


1802 - Edwin Henry Landseer, British painter (d. 1873)


1849 - Luther Burbank, American botanist (d. 1926)


1872 - Piet Mondriaan, Dutch painter (d. 1944) (This is very atypical of his work)


1885 - Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)


1886 - Virginia Pearson, American silent film actress (d. 1958)


1900 - Carel Willink, Dutch painter (d. 1983)


1902 - Heinz Rühmann, German actor (d. 1994)

1908 - Anna Magnani, Italian actress (d. 1973)

1930 - Antony Armstrong-Jones, British aristocrat, Lord Snowdon, former husband of Princess Margaret

1940 - Daniel J. Travanti, American actor

1942 - Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)

1943 - Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)

1944 - Sir Ranulph Fiennes, British soldier and explorer

1944 - Townes Van Zandt, American musician and songwriter (d. 1997)

1945 - Arthur Lee, American musician (Love) (d. 2006)

1946 - Matthew Fisher, British musician (Procol Harum)

1946 - Peter Wolf, American musician (The J. Geils Band)

1951 - Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power) memories!

1952 - Ernie Isley, American musician (The Isley Brothers)

1958 - Rik Mayall, British actor

1964 - Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne

1970 - Rachel Weisz, British actress

1971 - Peter Sarsgaard, American actor

Died on This Day

1724 - Pope Innocent XIII (b. 1655)

1750 - Cornelis Troost, Dutch painter (b. 1696)


1810 - Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (b. 1750)

1931 - Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter (b. 1865)


1942 - Lucy Parsons, American anarchist, communist and labor organizer (b. 1853)

1975 - Francine Larrimore, French born American actress (b. 1898)

1988 - Divine, American actor (b. 1945)

1999 - Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)

2006 - Gordon Parks, American photographer (b. 1912)

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