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Actor Sean Penn is53.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The Allied conquest of Sicily duringWorld War II was completed as U.S.and British forces entered Messina.
“There are two ways of spreading light:to be the candle,or the mirror that reﬂects it.”
— Edith Wharton,American author (1862-1937)
Actor RobertDeNiro is 70.Singer DonnieWahlberg is 44.
A giant paper statue of Chinese deity ‘Da Shi Ye’or ‘Guardian God of Ghosts’is burnt during the Chinese Hungry GhostFestival in Kajang,outside Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
: Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog in themorning. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.Northwest winds 5 to 10mph...Becoming west 10 to 20 mph inthe afternoon.
: Mostly clear in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.
Local Weather Forecast
The article, “Hackathon heads to Redwood City” in theAug. 16 edition of the Daily Journal had incorrect informa-tion. Alex Donn’s title was listed as head of the AT&TDevelopment Program, while is correct title is Sr.Marketing Manager for the AT&TDeveloper program.
Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat beganheading up the Hudson River on its successful round tripbetween New York and Albany.
, Federal batteries and ships began bombarding FortSumter in Charleston harbor during the Civil War, but theConfederates managed to hold on despite several days of pounding.
, a mob in Cobb County, Ga., lynched Jewish busi-nessman Leo Frank, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life impris-onment. (Frank, who’d maintained his innocence, was par-doned by the state of Georgia in 1986.)
during World War II, U.S. 8th Air Force bombersattacked German forces in Rouen, France. U.S. Marines raideda Japanese seaplane base on Makin Island.
, East German border guards shot and killed 18-year-old Peter Fechter, who had attempted to cross the Berlin Wallinto the western sector.
Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippicoast as a Category 5 storm that was blamed for 256 U.S.deaths, three in Cuba.
the ﬁrst successful trans-Atlantic balloon ﬂightended as Maxie Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newmanlanded their Double Eagle II outside Paris.
lyricist Ira Gershwin died in Beverly Hills, Calif.,at age 86.
, more than 1,400 meatpackers walked off the job atthe Geo. A. Hormel and Co.’s main plant in Austin, Minn., ina bitter strike that lasted just over a year.
Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler’s innercircle, died at Spandau Prison at age 93, an apparent suicide.
Pakistani President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq and U.S.Ambassador Arnold Raphel were killed in a mysterious planecrash.King Kong is 50 feet tall. He is fromSkull Island.***The 1933 movie “King Kong” was ahuge success that saved its ﬁlm compa-ny, RKO Radio Pictures, from bankrupt-cy. In its ﬁrst week, the movie earned$100,000. Movie admission at the timecost 15 cents.***Actress Fay Wray (1907-2004)appeared in over 100 movies in the1920s and ’30s, but she is most famousfor her role as Ann Darrow in “KingKong.” She is the unwitting love inter-est of the big ape that gets abductedatop of the Empire State Building.***Thanks to the famous “King Kong”scene, the Empire State Building andFay Wray will always be rememberedtogether. Wray was the guest of honor atthe 60th birthday celebration of theEmpire State Building in 1991. WhenWray died in 2004, the Empire StateBuilding dimmed its spire lights in herhonor.***The last mainstream silent movie madeby a major studio in the United Stateswas “The Four Feathers” (1929).Richard Arlen (1898-1976) and FayWray starred in the ﬁlm.***Native Americans regarded eagle feath-ers as sacred. Eagles representedstrength and courage. Warrior’s bravedeeds were rewarded with the presenta-tion of an eagle feather, to be worn in aheaddress.***Ostrich feathers were in high fashion inEurope at the beginning of the 19thcentury, worn in ladies hats. Thedemand for the feathers was so high thatostriches were hunted and killed almostto extinction.***Goose feathers were the most commonfeather used for quill pens. The feathersfrom the outer left wings were bestbecause the feathers curved away whenused by a right-handed writer.***The word for pen in French is plume.Nom de plume means pen name, a pseu-donym used by authors.***There are many French expressionssprinkled into our everyday vocabulary.Do you know the French terms for thefollowing? Appetizer, meeting, dead-end street, early movie, with ice cream,high fashion. See answer at end.***Euro Disney, Disney’s ﬁrst park inEurope, opened in Paris in 1992.During the ﬁrst two years in operation,the park suffered ﬁnancially. In 1994,the park’s name was changed toDisneyland Paris, the ﬁnances wererestructured and the park was expanded.The park showed its ﬁrst proﬁt inNovember 1995.***Tokyo Disneyland is the busiest themepark in the world, with over 17 millionvisitors per year.***The top three most visited theme parksin the United States, are MagicKingdom in Orlando, Fla. with 14 mil-lion visitors annually, Disneyland inAnaheim, Calif. with 12.7 million vis-itors and Epcot in Orlando, Fla. with8.6 million visitors.***Count Dracula is from Transylvania,which is a region of eastern Europe nowin Romania.***Bram Stoker (1847-1912) based hischaracter Count Dracula, from his 1897horror novel, on an actual person. VladIII Dracula (1431-1476), known as Vladthe Impaler, was born in Transylvaniaand was the Prince of Wallachia. Vladwas widely known for his cruelty, whichincluded impaling his enemies.***
: Appetizer: Hors d’oeuvre,meeting: Rendez-vous, dead-end street:Cul-de-sac, early movie: Matinee, withice cream: a la mode, high fashion: Haute couture.
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(Answers Monday)AWAITGLADE GROUND INDIGOYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The runner tried to make it to third base, but unfor-tunately for him, the shortstop — TAGGED ALONGNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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