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Actor Steve Zahnis 46.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial,designed by Maya Lin, was dedicatedon the National Mall in Washington,D.C.
“As you live,believe in life.Always human beings will live and profess to greater,broader and fuller life.The only possible death is to lose belief in this truth simply because thegreat end comes slowly,because time is long.”
— W.E.B.Du Bois,American author and reformer (1868-1963)
Comedian JimmyKimmel is 46.Actor Gerard Butler is 44.
Students from the Brazilian Santa Claus school throw their hats into the air,during their graduation ceremony in Rio deJaneiro.The school holds four day lessons in Santa-training,teaching Christmas carols,how to interact with children andalso how to wear the heavy red suit in Rio’s typical 104-degree summer weather that is common around the holidays.
: Sunny. Highs in the lower60s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lowsin the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to10 mph.
: Partly cloudy. Highs around60. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
: Sunny. Highs around 60.Friday night and saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows in theupper 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Saturday night through Tuesday
: Mostly clear. Lowsin the mid 40s. Highs around 60.
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England’s King Edward III was born at WindsorCastle.
Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend,Jean-Baptiste Leroy: “In this world nothing can be said tobe certain, except death and taxes.”
voters in California ratiﬁed the state’s originalconstitution.
259 men and boys were killed when ﬁre eruptedinside a coal mine in Cherry, Ill.
, the Holland Tunnel opened to the public, provid-ing access between lower Manhattan and New Jerseybeneath the Hudson River.
the NBC Symphony Orchestra, formed exclusive-ly for radio broadcasting, made its debut.
, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measurelowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws callingfor racial segregation on public city and state buses.
, speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, Vice PresidentSpiro T. Agnew accused network television news depart-ments of bias and distortion, and urged viewers to lodgecomplaints.
, the U.S. space probe Mariner 9 went into orbitaround Mars.
Karen Silkwood, a technician and union activistat the Kerr-McGee Cimarron plutonium plant near Crescent,Okla., died in a car crash while on her way to meet a reporter.
, some 23,000 residents of Armero, Colombia,died when a volcanic mudslide buried the city. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than thePaciﬁc Ocean. *** The average houseﬂy lives for onemonth.***In the last decade, Chardonnay hasbecome the worlds most often pur-chased dry white wine. Chardonnaygrapes grow in nearly every wine-pro-ducing region of the world.***The word THEREIN contains thirteenwords spelled using consecutive let-ters. Can you identify them? Seeanswer at end.***Pearls are formed inside oysters. Theformation of a natural pearl beginswhen a foreign substance slips intothe oyster shell. The irritant is cov-ered with layers of nacre, which is thesubstance that is used to create theshell. This is what forms a pearl.***There is a simple test you can do to seeif a pearl is real or fake. Rub the pearlgently against your teeth. Anaturalpearl will feel slightly rough, like ﬁnesandpaper, because of the texture of natural nacre. An imitation pearl willfeel smooth.***The ﬁrst occupants of Redwood Citywere Native Americans from theOhlone tribe. The Ohlone diet wasshellﬁsh from the bay. There were sev-eral shell mounds in Redwood City. Asection of Main Street between MapleStreet and Woodside Road was origi-nally called “Mound Street” because of a large shell mound there.***The gasoline giant, Shell Company of California, was originally called theAmerican Gasoline Company. HenriDeterding, creator of the Royal Dutch-Shell Group in Holland and GreatBritain, started the business inCalifornia in 1912.***Completed in 1915, Shell’s reﬁnery inMartinez, was the country’s ﬁrst mod-ern, continuous-process refinery. Itserved as a model for other U.S.reﬁneries.***There is a pearl valued at $40 milliondollars. The 14-pound pearl was foundin a 160-pound giant clam, off thecoast of the Philippines in 1934.***Chinese myth says that pearls werethought to be the tears of the gods.The Greeks believed that wearingpearls would promote marital bliss andprevent newlywed women from cry-ing.***On Dec. 7, 1941, ﬁve battleships weresunk at Pearl Harbor. The battleshipswere the USS Utah, USS Oklahoma,USS West Virginia, USS California andthe USS Arizona, which is still underwater.***The highest ocean temperature onrecord is 759 degrees Fahrenheit. Thetemperature was measured by a U.S.research submarine 300 miles off theWest Coast of the United States in1985. The high temperature was theresult of a hydrothermal vent.***
: The thirteen words that arespelled consecutively within the word “therein” are: the, he, her, er, here, I,there, ere, rein, re, in, therein and here-in.
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