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You know the drill: wp your birthdate, see what it throws out.


EVENTS:
1567Mary Queen of Scots is deposed and replaced by her 1 year old son King James VI.
1847 – After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.
1956 – At New York City‘s Copacabana Club, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform their last comedy show together which started on July 25, 1946.

  • 1974Watergate Scandal: The United States Supreme Court unanimously rule that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
  • Now, with my Kent Hite special training, I can build a whole Illuminati campaign out of my birthday. And include Martin & Lewis schticks.

    Births:

    1783Simón Bolívar, South American liberator (d. 1830)
    1802Alexandre Dumas père, French writer (d. 1870)
    1878Lord Dunsany, Irish writer (d. 1957)
    1895Robert Graves, English author (d. 1985)
    1951Lynda Carter, American actress
    1952Gus Van Sant, American film director

  • 1969 – Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
  • 1981Summer Glau, American actress
  • 1982Anna Paquin, Canadian-born actress

  • 1987Mara Wilson, American actress
  • 1990Daveigh Chase, American Actress
  • Hmmm…. Dumas, Dunsany, Graves…. and me!

    And now, I have a conversation starter with Summer Glau. Sadly it’s one that makes me sound like scary stalker guy. Which in her case, may only be fair.

    And what about the crop of child prodigies at the end? Bearing in mind that Mara Wilson was the lead in the worst film of all time. Bonus prize for anyone who can name it…

    Deaths
    1980Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor (b. 1925)

    Yeah, my 9th birthday was fun… “Have a copy of the goon show scripts, by the way, Bluebottle’s dead.”

    But, my, best till last…

  • Roman Catholicism – Feast Day of Saint Christina the Astonishing
  • Patron saint of Crazies. Called “The astonishing,” because she was plainly crazy as a backet of snakes.

    J-Lo was born on this day too. As was the guy who thought it would be a good idea to re-make Psycho.

    Just sayin.

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