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 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Aug 10, 2019 12:08
 Subject: Let them eat cake and he ate a lot of it.
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Claudia Christian 54 - Babylon 5

Tom Laughlin (1931–2013) - Billy Jack movies.

Daniel Hugh Kelly 67 - Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

Jack Haley (1897–1979) The Wizard of Oz - Tin Man [This role was supposed to
be played by Buddy Epson (Beverly Hillbillies)]

Jimmy Dean (1928–2010)

1729 William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, British military leader (commander of British
forces in the American Revolutionary War), born in England (d. 1814)

1868 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin
during its record-setting flights, born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein (d.
1954)

1874 Herbert Hoover, 31st US President (R: 1929-1933), born in West Branch, Iowa
(d. 1964)

1923 Rhonda Fleming [Marilyn Louis], American actress and singer nicknamed the
"Queen of Technicolor" (Spellbound), born in Hollywood, California

1959 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours), born
in NYC, New York [In a lot of movies and her looks change for every part she
plays. Very versatile.]

1960 Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor (Philadelphia, Evita, Zorro), born in Malaga,
Spain [Married Melanie Griffith.]

1961 Beatrice Alda, American actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), daughter of Alan Alda
(M.A.S.H.]

1962 Suzanne Collins, American author (The Hunger Games Trilogy), born in Hartford,
Connecticut

Events:

610 In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began
to receive the Qur'an

1776 American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence
reaches London.

1792 A large scale insurrection against the French monarchy occurs in Paris.

1793 Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts

1821 Missouri admitted as 24th US state

1846 US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now
world's largest museum and research complex [Built by money donated by a
British citizen]

1885 Leo Daft opens America's 1st commercially operated electric streetcar
in Baltimore

1889 Dan Rylands patents screw cap

1893 Rudolf Diesel's prime model internal combustion engine, a single 10-foot
iron cylinder with a flywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first
time in Augsburg, Germany

1897 Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Automobile Club)

1921 FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian island of Campobello

1943 US General George Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"

1945 Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies, provided Emperor Hirohito's
status remains unchanged

1948 ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)

1948 Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC

1949 US National Military Establishment renamed Depertment of Defense

1960 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony
Perkins and Janet Leigh

1961 UK applies for membership of the European Common Market

1968 Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock

1970 Jim Morrison's trial for "lewd and lascivious behavior" begins in Miami

1972 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession

1975 David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon

1977 Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being
"Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer

1981 Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes

1985 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million

1986 Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired

1990 NASA's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus

1994 Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice

1994 Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)

2015 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google,
YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries

2017 100 year-old fruit cake by Huntley & Palmers deemed "almost eatable" after
being discovered in hut used by Captain Scott's expedition in Antarctica

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 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Aug 10, 2019 13:00
 Subject: Re: Let them eat cake and he ate a lot of it.
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In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
  […]
1793 Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts

Its whole name was in French though: “Le Muséum central des arts de la République.”



  […]
1943 US General George Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"

Again? What a bully.
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In Off Topic, SylvainLS writes:
  In Off Topic, legoman77 writes:
  […]
1793 Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts

Its whole name was in French though: “Le Muséum central des arts de la République.”



  […]
1943 US General George Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"

Again? What a bully.
https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1151564

As a military person, this was a shameful act by a great general. Poor kid,
probably became a serial killer. Or someone that was very afraid of stars.
John P