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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Francis Scott Key was inspired towrite a poem, “Defence of FortMcHenry,” after witnessing how anAmerican flag flying over theMaryland fort withstood a night of British bombardment during the Warof 1812; the poem later became thewords to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“America has been called a melting pot,but it seemsbetter to call it a mosaic,for in it each nation,people or race which has come to its shores has been privileged to keep its individuality,contributing at the same timeits share to the uniﬁed pattern of a new nation.”
— King Baudouin I of Belgium (1930-1993)
Russian PrimeMinister DmitryMedvedev is 48.Rapper Nas is 40.
Artist Liu Bolin is painted by an assistant,as part of a project to make himself and other participants look exactly the sameas the seats in a theater,in Beijing,China.
: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog anddrizzle in the morning. Highs in the mid60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Patchyfog and drizzle after midnight. Lows inthe mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15mph.
: Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming sunny. Patchy fog and drizzle in the morn-ing. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
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The article “Get ready for green” in the Sept. 13 editionhad incorrect information. The Burlingame Green StreetFair is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.
, Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops entered Moscowfollowing the Battle of Borodino to ﬁnd the Russian citylargely abandoned and parts set ablaze.
the Treaty of Adrianople was signed, ending warbetween Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
, the ﬁrst naval engagement of the Civil War tookplace as the USS Colorado attacked and sank the Confederateprivate schooner Judah off Pensacola, Fla.
, President William McKinley died in Buffalo,N.Y., of gunshot wounds inﬂicted by an assassin. VicePresident Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.
modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice(nees), France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheelof the sports car she was riding in.
, Vermont passed a resolution enabling its service-men to receive wartime bonuses by declaring the U.S. to bein a state of armed conﬂict, giving rise to headlines thatVermont had “declared war on Germany.”
Mary Ann Fischer of Aberdeen, S.D., gave birthto four girls and a boy, the ﬁrst known surviving quintupletsin the United States.
, Pope Paul VI opened the third session of theSecond Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, also known as“Vatican II.” (The session closed two months later.)
Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth AnnBayley Seton the ﬁrst U.S.-born saint.The 100 billionth Crayola crayonrolled off the production line inEaston, Penn. in 1996.***The ﬁrst president of the United Statesborn in a hospital was Jimmy Carter(born 1924), the 39th president.***One of Hollywood’s most famouskisses was between Burt Lancaster(1913-1994) and Deborah Kerr (1921-2007) in the movie “From Here toEternity” (1953). The scene of thepassionate kiss on a beach in the surf is only three seconds long.***The only words with three dotted let-ters in a row are hijinks, Beijing andFiji.***The Uniform Time Act of 1966 stan-dardized the beginning and end of Daylight Savings Time nationwide.*** ***Rabbits were brought to Australia in1859 for hunting. Soon rabbits, notnative to Australia, were reproducingat such a rapid rate they were becominga plague. In 1950, the governmentintroduced a disease called myxomato-sis that successfully controlled therabbit population with a mortality rateof 99 percent.***The trumpeter swan is the largestwaterfowl in North America. Apair of trumpeter swans mates for life. Theylive 20 to 30 years.***The world’s smallest bird is the beehummingbird. Found in Cuba, the tinybirds are about the size of a bee andweigh 0.07 ounces.***On July 16, 1945, a test took placethat was code named Trinity. Do youknow what the test was? See answer atend.***Elephants walk at a speed of about 4mph.***French physicist Augustin JeanFresnel (1788–1827) invented theFresnel lens used in lighthouses. Themulti-prismed lens intensified thelight and focused the beam in light-house lamps.***In 1996, the Food and DrugAdministration approved olestra, acalorie-free fat substitute, for use insalty snacks such as chips and crack-ers. However, all snacks containingolestra had to carry a warning labelthat olestra may cause abdominalcramping and loose stools. As of 2003, the label was no longer requiredbecause it confused consumers.***Introduced in 1930, the Motorola wasone of the ﬁrst commercially success-ful car radios. The brand name camefrom combining the word motor, formotorcar, and “ola,” which impliedsound; thus Motorola meant sound inmoion.***Ad campaigns for Lifebuoy Soap pop-ularized the term “B.O.” for body odor.***Harvard College, established in 1636,was named for its first benefactor.John Harvard (1607-1638) of Charlestown, Mass. was a ministerwho left his library and half his estateto the new institution.***Actor Telly Savalas (1924-1994) wasJennifer Aniston’s (born 1969) godfa-ther. Telly is short for Aristotle.***
: It was the testing of the ﬁrst atomic bomb, conducted by the United States. The plutonium bomb was deto-nated on July 16, 1945 at Alamogordo, N.M. The explosion wasequivalent to 20 kilotons of TNTand the mushroom cloud reached 7.5 milesin height. Trinity is considered thebeginning of the Atomic Age.
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(Answers Monday)CRIMPSWISH SNEAKYDILUTEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The careless driver needed to —WRECK LESSNow 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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Actress Zoe Caldwell is 80. Feminist author Kate Millett is79. Actor Walter Koenig is 77. Basketball Hall of Fame coachLarry Brown is 73. Singer-actress Joey Heatherton is 69.Actor Sam Neill is 66. Singer Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (Sha NaNa) is 66. Rock musician Ed King is 64. Actor Robert Wisdomis 60. Rock musician Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) is 58. Countrysinger-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is 57. Actress MaryCrosby is 54. Singer Morten Harket is 54. Country singerJohn Berry is 54. Actress Melissa Leo is 53. Actress FaithFord is 49. Actor Jamie Kaler is 49.
Actor,writer,director,producer Tyler Perry is 44.
The Daily Derby race winners are Solid Gold,No.10,in ﬁrst place;Gorgeous George,No.8,insecond place;and Whirl Win,No.6,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:46.04.
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