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here we are again,
another bigjac Tuesday.

This is my new,
regular topic,
and here's the link,
in case you want to look for yourself:

Chase's Calendar of Events

Here we go:

This is the birth anniversary of

Thomas Alva Edison

February 12th,
is the 66th birthday
of my oldest sister,

This is likely to be
the last birthday
she gets to celebrate,
since she's a long term smoker,
and she has cancer,
and her doctor said she may have only one more year to live.

I know the Itzl series
is usually on a light note,
but I couldn't skip over my sister's birthday,
nor could I skip over her declining health.

On to celebrity birthdays for February 12th:


Birth anniversaries of Charles Darwin (1809-82) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-65).

Also the birth anniversary of WWII general Omar Bradley (1893-1981),

Living celebrities:


Happy Birthday!  Joe Don Baker,  Josh Brolin, Joe Garagiola,  Arsenio Hall, Joanna Kerns, Chynna Phillips, Christina Ricci, Bill Russell,  Franco Zeffirelli

February 13th:

Anniversary of the 1945 Allied bombing of Dresden, Germany, that erupted into a firestorm, killing 135,000 people.  
Living celebrity birthdays:

Happy Birthday! Stockard Channing, Peter Gabriel,  Kim Novak, George Segal, Jerry Springer,  Peter Tork, Chuck Yeager

February 14th, Valentine's Day:

Ferris Wheel Day: birth anniversary of inventor George Washington Gale Ferris (1859-1896).

Birth anniversaries of  comedian Jack Benny (1894-1974), and labor leader James Hoffa (1913-75?).

Big events:

85 years ago, in 1929, gunmen posing as police officers shot and killed members of the Bugs Moran gang in Chicago, IL, in what became known as the "Saint Valentine's Day Massacre."

There's more,
but I'm out of time!

Here's the link again:

Chase's Calendar of Events.

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