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Actress SuzanneSomers is 67.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
President John F. Kennedy wasinformed by national security adviserMcGeorge Bundy that reconnaissancephotographs had revealed the pres-ence of missile bases in Cuba.
“To walk into history is to be free at once,to be at large among people.”
— Elizabeth Bowen,Irish-born author (1899-1973)
Actress AngelaLansbury is 88.Actor-director TimRobbins is 55.
A ﬁsherman throws a ﬁsh during the traditional carp haul in the village of Stankov,near the south Bohemian town of Trebon,Czech Republic.
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during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette,the queen of France, was beheaded.
radical abolitionist John Brown led a group of 21men in a raid on Harpers Ferry in western Virginia. (Ten of Brown’s men were killed and ﬁve escaped. Brown and sixfollowers ended up being captured; all were executed.)
, Booker T. Washington dined at the White Houseas the guest of President Theodore Roosevelt, whose invita-tion to the black educator sparked controversy.
, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, defeat-ing the New York Giants in Game 8, 3-2 (Game 2 had endedin a tie on account of darkness).
, the ballet “Rodeo” (roh-DAY’-oh), with music byAaron Copland and choreography by Agnes de Mille, pre-miered at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.
Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly ofﬁcially openedthe city’s new subway system during a ceremony at the Stateand Madison street station.
the Charles Chaplin ﬁlm “Limelight” premieredin London.
, the New York Yankees won the World Series,defeating the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 at CandlestickPark, 1-0.
a twin-engine plane carrying U.S. HouseMajority Leader Hale Boggs, D-La., and U.S. Rep. NickBegich, D-Alaska, disappeared while ﬂying over a remoteregion of Alaska; the aircraft was never found.
, the College of Cardinals of the Roman CatholicChurch chose Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (voy-TEE’-wah) to bethe new pope; he took the name John Paul II.
, a 58-1/2-hour drama in Midland, Texas, endedhappily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-oldgirl trapped in an abandoned well.Federal Express Corporation was listedon the New York Stock Exchange in1978 with the ticker symbol FDX.Federal Express changed their name toFedEx in 1994.***When a local radio DJ in Sterling, Colo.asked people to call in and say whattheir favorite snack was, the resoundinganswer was Chex Mix. So the town pro-claimed Chex Mix as its ofﬁcial snack.***The advertising campaign “takes a lick-ing and keeps on ticking” was so popu-lar that by the end of the 1950s, one outof every three watches sold in theUnited States was a Timex.***Ben Hirsch created Plastone Polish carcleaner in 1944 and sold it door to doorto gas stations. He mixed the cleaner inthe bathtub and his wife bottled it. Aftera sales call to Turtle Creek, Wisc.,Hirsch changed the product name toTurtle Wax Liquid Car Polish. Today,Turtle Wax is the world’s largest manu-facturer of car-care products.***Pyrex is the brand name for heat resist-ant glassware introduced by CorningIncorporated in 1915. Pyrex expandsand contracts less than regular glass soit can withstand oven temperatures. Theﬁrst Pyrex product was a pie dish thatsold for 69 cents.***The ﬁrst English woman to swim theEnglish Channel was Mercedes Gleitze(1900-1981). During the 10-hourswim, Gleitze wore something thatsoon became popular. Do you knowwhat it was? See answer at end.***Introduced in 1925, Kleenex wasintended to be a disposable cleansingtissue for removing cold cream.However, people soon began using thetissue in place of a handkerchief and anew product, the facial tissue, becamepopular.***Netﬂix, founded in 1997, was the ﬁrstcompany that allowed people to rentDVD movies through the Internet andreceive them by mail, with no set returndate or late fees. The founder of Netﬂixhad the idea for the business when hehad to pay a ﬁne of $40 after returningan overdue videotape of the ﬁlm“Apollo 13” (1995).***The vertical creases between eyebrowsare called glabellar lines. To reducethose wrinkles, and other facial wrin-kles, there is a procedure called BotoxCosmetic. It is an injection directlyinto the facial muscles that reduces mus-cle activity so wrinkles do not show.***Wood-plastic composite is used for out-door decks and fences as an alternativeto wood decks. Made from recycledplastic and sawdust, it is made to looklike wood and withstand weather. One of the popular brands of wood-plasticcomposite is called Trex.***Prior to computers, the Rolodex wasfound in every ofﬁce. It is a rotating cardindex with removable cards to sortnames and phone numbers. The nameRolodex comes from a combination of the words rolling and index.***Borax is a naturally occurring mineralthat can be used as a general purposecleaner. Large borax deposits was dis-covered in Death Valley in the 1880s. Itused to be moved by teams of 20 mulesfrom out of the valley to the railways.Borates were a household staple when abrand of cleaner called 20 Mule TeamBorax was introduced. The product was,and still is, a laundry booster and house-hold cleaner.***
: Gleitze wore a Rolex watch. It was the ﬁrst waterproof watch, called the Oyster, created in 1926. Gleitze had made the historical swim on the English Channel in October 1927 but there was no proof. Later that month,she swam the channel again, amid much publicity. Rolex recognized a great opportunity to showcase their newwatch, and Rolex earned a reputation forquality.
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(Answers tomorrow)RODEO BRISK ICONIC PIRACYYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:His tour of Alcatraz turned into this when helliNow 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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The Daily Derby race winners areSolid Gold,No.10;Luck Star,No.2,in second place;and MoneyBags,No.11,in third place.The race time wasclocked at 1:41.17.
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