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Actress Marisa Tomei is 49.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Agroup of settlers from Bristol,England, arrived at Berkeley Hundredin present-day Charles City County,Virginia, where they held a servicethanking God for their safe arrival.
“There’s much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.”
— Diana Trilling,American author (1905-1996)
Actor Jeff Bridgesis 64.Rapper Jay-Z is 44.
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MicahStandridge,left,watchesas Rabbi LeviPotashconcludes theceremoniallighting of thecandlesduring aHanukkahcelebrationheld at theCourthouseSquare inRedwood Cityon Tuesday. The 12 foottall menorah— madecompletely of Lego pieces— wasassembled bythe childrenwho attendedthe event.
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Mostly clear. Lowsin the 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 20mph.
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Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Achance of rain. Highs in thelower 50s.
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Gen. George Washington bade farewell to hisContinental Army ofﬁcers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
James Monroe of Virginia was elected the ﬁfthpresident of the United States.
Medal of Honor recipient Gregory “Pappy”Boyington, the Marine Corps pilot who led the “BlackSheep Squadron” during World War II, was born in Coeurd’Alene, Idaho.
President Woodrow Wilson left Washington on atrip to France to attend the Versailles (vehr-SY’) PeaceConference.
U.S. bombers struck the Italian mainland for theﬁrst time in World War II. President Franklin D. Rooseveltordered the dismantling of the Works ProgressAdministration, which had been created to provide jobs dur-ing the Depression.
the Senate approved U.S. participation in theUnited Nations by a vote of 65-7.
, the United States launched Gemini 7 with AirForce Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A.Lovell aboard.
San Francisco got its ﬁrst female mayor as CitySupervisor Dianne Feinstein was named to replace the assas-sinated George Moscone.
, a ﬁve-day hijack drama began as four armed menseized a Kuwaiti airliner en route to Pakistan and forced it toland in Tehran, where the hijackers killed American passen-ger Charles Hegna.
, Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson,the longest held of the Western hostages in Lebanon, wasreleased after nearly seven years in captivity. Pan AmericanWorld Airways ceased operations.In 1877, the two moons of the planetMars were discovered and namedPhobos, which means fear, and Deimos,which means panic. They were namedafter the mythical horses that drew thechariot of the Roman god, Mars.***The largest volcano in our solar systemis on the planet Mars. Olympus Mons is373 miles wide and 13 miles high. It isthree times as tall as Mt. Everest.***Mt. Wai-’ale-’ale in Kauai, Hawaii, isthe wettest place in the world. Theancient volcanic crater sits 5,148 feetover sea level and has moe than 350days of rain each year.***The highest grossing movie of the year1952 was “The Greatest Show on Earth”(1952) starring Charlton Heston (1923-2008). The ﬁfth highest grossingmovie of 1952 was “Singin’in theRain,” starring Gene Kelly (192-1996)and Debbie Reynolds (born 1932).“Singin’in the Rain” cost $2.5 millionto produce, running more than$600,000 over budget.***Gene Kelly was enlisted in the Navy dur-ing World War II. His service wasdelayed because he was considered moreuseful in Hollywood as an actor, to dis-tract the population with his movies.Kelly did go through boot camp and didhis duty for the war by making trainingﬁlms.***In the movie “At War With the Army”(1950), Jerry Lewis (born 1926) sangthe song “The Navy Gets the Gravy butthe Army Gets the Beans.” Lewis andDean Martin (1917-1995) starred in themusical comedy about soldiers in anarmy training camp. Lewis is the bum-bling private, Martin is a conﬁdentladies man.***In the 1963 movie “The NuttyProfessor,” Jerry Lewis is a nerdy chem-istry professor. He creates a potion thattemporarily turns him into a handsome,obnoxious alter ego called Buddy Love.***The college kids in the movie “TheNutty Professor” hang out at a localwatering hole called the Purple Pit.***Many television shows and sitcomsestablish a favorite meeting spot fortheir characters. In the television series“Beverly Hills 90210” (1990-2000)the high school kids hung out at arestaurant called the Peach Pit. The char-acters of “Seinfeld” (1989-1998) oftenate at a diner called Monk’s Café. Acof-fee shop called Café Nervosa wasFrasier’s favorite place to meet hisbrother in “Frasier” (1993-2004). Thefriends on “Friends” (1994-2004)always went to a coffee shop calledCentral Perk.***The iconic television series “HappyDays” was set in the 1950s and revolvedaround a small-town family, theCunninghams. Ron Howard (born1954) starred as teenager RichieCunningham. ***The father was named Howard, themother was Marian and the sister wasJoanie. Can you name their cool,leather-jacket wearing friend? Can youname the restaurant that was the kid’shangout? Remember the theme song?See answers at end.***Actor Henry Winkler (born 1945) haswritten ﬁctional books for children thatdeal with the topic of dyslexia. Winklersuffered from dyslexia as a child.***Dyslexia is a general term for learningdifﬁculties in reading or interpretingwords, letters and symbols. The word isderived from the Greek word “dys,”meaning poor or inadequate, and“lexis,” meaning word or language.***Some celebrities that were dyslexic aschildren were Tom Cruise (born 1962),Danny Glover (born 1947), Jay Leno(born 1950) and Cher (born 1946).
: The cool friend was Fonzie, played by Henry Winkler. Fonzie’s fullname was Arthur Fonzerelli. The nameof the restaurant was Arnold’s. Thetheme song was “Rock Around theClock” (1955) recorded by Bill Haley(1925-1981).
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers tomorrow)CURRYPANTS EQUATE PARLORYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The novice mountain climber needed to —LEARNTHEROPESNow arrange the circled letters to 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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Game show host Wink Martindale is 80. Pop singer FreddyCannon is 77. Actor-producer Max Baer Jr. is 76. ActressGemma Jones is 71. Rock musician Bob Mosley (MobyGrape) is 71. Singer-musician Chris Hillman is 69. MusicianTerry Woods (The Pogues) is 66. Rock singer SouthsideJohnny Lyon is 65. Rock musician Gary Rossington (LynyrdSkynyrd; the Rossington Collins Band) is 62. ActressPatricia Wettig is 62. Actor Tony Todd is 59. Jazz singerCassandra Wilson is 58. Country musician Brian Prout(Diamond Rio) is 58. Rock musician Bob Grifﬁn (TheBoDeans) is 54.
The Daily Derby race winners are Big Ben ,No.4,in ﬁrst place;Gorgeous George,No.8,in secondplace;and Solid Gold,No.10,in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:49.68.
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