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October 01, 2009

This Day in History: Oct. 2:

1919: President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed. 1944: The two-month-long Warsaw Uprising was squelched by Nazi troops battling the Polish underground. 1950: The "Peanuts" comic strip, by Charles M. Schultz, first appeared in newspapers. 1958: Guinea proclaimed its independence from France.
1967: Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 1998: Gene Autry, the singing cowboy and former owner of the Anaheim Angels baseball team, died at age 91. -- from Infoplease website

Famous birthdays today (besides yours): Civil rights leader Nat Turner, 1800; Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi
1869; Comedian Groucho Marx, 1890; Writer Graham Greene, 1904; Critic Rex Reed, 1938; Singer Don McLean, 1945; Actor Avery Brooks ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), 1948; Guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics, 1950; Musician Sting, 1951; Actress Lorraine Bracco ("The Sopranos"), 1954; Singer Freddie Jackson, 1958; Singer-producer Robbie Nevil, 1958; Country singer Kelly Willis, 1968; Singer Dion Allen of Az Yet, 1970; Actress-talk-show host Kelly Ripa ("All My Children," "Live With Regis and Kelly"), 1970; Singer Tiffany, 1971; Actor Efren Ramirez ("Napoleon Dynamite"), 1973; Singer LaTocha Scott of Xscape, 1973; Gospel singer and former "American Idol" contestant Mandisa, 1976; Bassist Mike Rodden of Hinder, 1982. -- from Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites

Posted by Lynn at October 1, 2009 02:45 PM

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Amazing post. I agree with almost everything you said!

Posted by: reiki at October 5, 2011 01:52 PM

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