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Good morning Bombistas!  Sorry about all the difficult questions. You shouldn't have forgotten to study! These will be on the test!


If you could do a thorough "cleansing" of your present life, what would you discard (physical things such as possessions or mental things such as attitudes can apply)?
If you could create your own Heaven, what would it be like? Do you think wisdom comes with age? Do you think you see yourself as others do? What is your favorite body of water?

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Born on This Day

1790 - Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)


1807 - Josephine of Leuchtenberg, queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1876)


1813 - Joseph Philo Bradley, American jurist (d. 1892)

1820 - Victor Emanuel II, first king of united Italy (d. 1878)

1822 - Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (d. 1889)

1833 - Lucy Hobbs Taylor, first female dentist in the United States (d. 1910)


1853 - Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)


1854 - Paul Ehrlich, German scientist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)

1879 - Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1887 - Sylvia Beach, American publisher (d. 1962)

1888 - Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Canadian landscape painter (d. 1970)


1904 - Doris Eaton Travis, American actress, the last surviving Ziegfeld girl, AIDS activist (d. 2010)


1912 - Les Brown, American bandleader (d. 2001)

1914 - Bill Owen, British actor (d. 1999)


1915 - Kenneth Rowntree, British painter (d. 1997)


1916 - Horton Foote, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1918 - Dennis Patrick, American actor (d. 2002)


1921 - Ada Louise Huxtable, American critic (d. 2013)

1922 - Les Baxter, American tiki lounge music guy (d. 1996)

1923 - Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)

1933 - Michael Caine, British actor

1939 - Pilar Bardem, Spanish actress

1939 - Raymond J. Barry, American actor

1943 - Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, American singer, guitarist, and producer (Ohio Players) (d. 2013)

1948 - Tom Coburn, wingnut American politician, possibly the only Repug who knows exactly what invasive ultrasounds entail.

1948 - Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian

1951 - Jerry Greenfield, American businessman, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream

1954 - Jann Browne, American country singer (Asleep at the Wheel)

1961 - Rey Washam, American musician (Scratch Acid and many more, but I picked the video from the neighborhood club just because. And Abby is cool.)

1970 - Kristian Bush, American folk rock and country musician (Billy Pilgrim and Sugarland)

Died on This Day

1471 - Sir Thomas Malory, English author (b. 1405)

1682 - Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael, Dutch painter (b. 1628)


1883 - Karl Marx, German philosopher and political theorist (b. 1818)

1942 - René Bull, Irish illustrator (b. 1872)

1969 - Ben Shahn, American painter (b. 1898)


1975 - Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)


1976 - Busby Berkeley, American choreographer and director (b. 1895)

1977 - Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)

1997 - Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born director (b. 1907)

1999 - Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)

2009 - Altovise Davis, American entertainer, Sammy Davis, Jr.'s third wife (b. 1943)

2010 - Peter Graves, American actor (b. 1926)

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