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Greetings and happy Wednesday, Bomberinos. Let me say that I loved everyone's responses to yesterday's nosy questions. Too bad work keeps me from hanging out and really getting into the discussion.

Interrogatories

What is your biggest regret in your life? Would you want to be immortal? If you were, what would you do with your time? If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you still be friends? (What do you mean, you never talk to yourself?) Here's an old question: If you had one wish that could be granted in full, what would you wish for? If you suddenly had a huge financial windfall, what would you do with it?

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On This Day

In 1781, the planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel.

In 1852, "Uncle Sam" made his debut as a cartoon character in the New York Lantern.

In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the U.S. Senate.

In 1884, Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.

In 1930, the news of the discovery of Pluto was telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory.

In 1969, Apollo 9 returned safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.

In 1996, a gunman opened fire on a class of kindergarteners at an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself.

Born on This Day

1593 - Georges de la Tour, French painter (d. 1652)

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1615 – Pope Innocent XII (d. 1700)

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1744 - David Allan, Scottish painter (d. 1796)

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1753 – Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, great heiress and wife of Philippe Égalité (d. 1821)

1764 – Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1845)

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1782 – Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish nobility (d. 1863)

1798 – Abigail Fillmore, First Lady of the United States (d. 1853)

1858 - Maximilien Luce, French painter (d. 1941)

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1864 – Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)

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1870 – Henri Étiévant, French actor, film director (d. 1953)

1870 – William Glackens, American artist (d. 1938)

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1875 - Lizzy Ansingh, Dutch painter (d. 1959)

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1884 – Sir Hugh Walpole, English novelist (d. 1941)

1898 – Henry Hathaway, American film director and producer (d. 1985)

1911 – L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986) aka King of the Pod People

1925 – Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer

1935 – Leslie Parrish, American actress

1936 – Nana Meskhidze, Georgian artist-painter (d. 1997)

1942 – Marshall Chess, American record producer, formerly of Chicago blues label Chess Records

1949 – Julia Migenes, American soprano

1950 – Charles Krauthammer, demented American political commentator

1950 – William H. Macy, American actor

1955 – Glenne Headly, American actress

1956 – Dana Delany, American actress

1956 – Jamie Dimon, part of the problem

1960 – Adam Clayton, Irish bassist (U2 and Automatic Baby) (Ha! So young.)

1964 – Will Clark, American baseball player

1972 – Common, American rapper and actor (Soulquarians) who enraged wingnuts when he was invited to the White House.

1976 – James Dewees, American musician (The Get Up Kids and Reggie and the Full Effect)

Died on This Day

1569 – Louis I de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, French Huguenot general (b. 1530)

1619 – Richard Burbage, English actor (b. 1567)

1767 – Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France, mother of Louis XVI (b.1731)

1808 – King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)

1898 – Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)

1901 – Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (b. 1833)

1906 – Susan B. Anthony, American women's suffrage activist (b. 1820)

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1925 - Lucille Ricksen, silent film actress (b. 1909)

1964 – Kitty Genovese, American murder victim (b. 1935)

1971 - Rockwell Kent, American painter (b. 1882)

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1983 – Paul Citroen, Dutch artist (b. 1896)

1988 – John Holmes, American porn star (b. 1944)

2009 – Betsy Blair, American actress (b. 1923)

2011 - Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)

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