Monday, November 4, 2002

Birthday Quotes
Simplicity is the peak of civilization.
-- Jessie Sampter

Sorrow was like the wind. It came in gusts.
-- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

We go where our vision is.
-- Joseph Murphy

When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.
-- W. Somerset Maugham, 'Of Human Bondage', 1915

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

I like life. It's something to do.
-- Ronnie Shakes

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
-- Fritz Perls

I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks.
-- Totie Fields

In this year....
January 18: Kevin Costner was born
January 19: "The Millionaire" TV program premiered on CBS
January 19: President Eisenhower was the first president to have a news
conference for TV
February 12: President Eisenhower sent the first US advisors to South
February 15: First pilot plant announced that they produced man made
March 3: Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance
March 19: (Walter) Bruce Willis was born
April 15: Ray Kroc started the fast food chain, McDonalds
April 18: Albert Einstein, developer of the relativity theory, died
April 22: Congress ordered all US coins to say, "In God We Trust"
May 5: U.S. performed nuclear test at Nevada test site
May 14: U.S. performed nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean
May 31: Supreme Court ordered school integration "with all deliberate speed"
June 19: Mickey Mantel hit his career home run, number 100
June 23: Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" was released
June 27: First automobile seat belt legislation enacted in Illinois
July 2: The "Lawrence Welk Show" premiered on ABC
July 17: The theme park, Disneyland, first opened its gates
August 1: President Eisenhower raised minimum wage from $0.75 to $1.00 an our
August 20: The first airplane exceeded 1800 miles per hour
September 24: President Eisenhower had a heart attack while vacationing in Denver
September 26: The New York Stock Exchange had the worst price decline since 1929
September 30: James Dean was killed in an automobile crash
October 3: The "Mickey Mouse Club" first premiered
October 3: The Soviet battle ship "Novorossiisk" struck a World War II mine in the Baltic Sea
November 3: The first virus was crystallized
November 4: Laura Welch Bush born; Walter Cronkite born (different year of course!)
November 7: Supreme Court of Baltimore banned segregation in public
recreational areas
November 29: The comedian Howie Mandel was born
December 1: Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus
December 19: Carl Perkins recorded "Blue Suede Shoes"
December 29: Barbara Streisand first recorded "You'll Never Know" at the age of thirteen

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