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Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird is57.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Japan launched a surprise attack onthe U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor inHawaii as part of its plan to conquerSoutheast Asian territories; the raid,which claimed some 2,400 Americanlives, prompted the United States todeclare war against Japan the nextday.
“War is the unfolding of miscalculations.”
— Barbara Tuchman,American historian (1912-1989)
Linguist,philosopher NoamChomsky is 85.NFL player TerrellOwens is 40.
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Members of the Coventry Carolers from the Great Dickens Christmas Fair delight the crowds at the Burlingame Tree Lightingand Holiday Parade Friday night downtown.
: Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Aslight chance of rain in the morning.Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 20to 30 mph.
Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly clear.Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds10 to 20 mph.
: Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 10to 15 mph.
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5to 10 mph.
: Sunny. Highs around 50.
: Clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Tuesday through Wednesday:
Mostly clear. Highs inthe mid 50s. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
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Delaware became the ﬁrst state to ratify the U.S.Constitution.
electors chose John Adams to be the second pres-ident of the United States.
electors chose James Madison to be the fourthpresident of the United States.
the New York Philharmonic performed its ﬁrstconcert.
in his State of the Union address, PresidentWilliam Howard Taft defended the decision to base U.S.naval operations in the Paciﬁc at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii,instead of in the Philippines.In 1911, China abolished the requirement that men weartheir hair in a queue, or ponytail.
ﬁre broke out at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta;the blaze killed 119 people, including hotel founder W.Frank Winecoff.
America’s last moon mission to date waslaunched as Apollo 17 blasted off from Cape Canaveral.Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E.Marcos, was seriously wounded by an assailant who wasthen shot dead by her bodyguards.
convicted murderer Charlie Brooks Jr. became theﬁrst U.S. prisoner to be executed by injection, at a prison inHuntsville, Texas.
43 people were killed after a gunman aboard aPaciﬁc Southwest Airlines jetliner in California apparentlyopened ﬁre on a fellow passenger, the pilots and himself,causing the plane to crash.
ale parrots are usually morecolorful than female parrots.***Large species of parrots, such as themacaw and the cockatoo, can live to bemore than 75 years old in captivity.They can outlive their owners, so it isoften necessary for owners to put thebirds in their wills.***Legally, animals cannot inherit proper-ty or money. If a pet owner wants theirpet to be cared for in a speciﬁc way afterthe owner’s death, a trust can be estab-lished in the will. The trust devotes acertain amount of money to be used forpet care, food and toys.***James Buchanan Duke (1856-1925) wasa founder of the American TobaccoCompany. Upon his death, his onlychild, Doris Duke, born in 1912, washeir to her father’s $80 million tobaccofortune at age 13. When Doris died avery rich woman in 1993, she left a$100,000 trust to her dog Minni.***Mickey and Minnie Mouse have neverbeen married on screen.***In the 1930 Disney cartoon “ThePicnic” Minnie Mouse had a dog namedRover. The next year, Rover becameMickey’s faithful dog Pluto. Pluto wenton to become a star in 48 cartoons.***Goofy’s name was originally DippyDog.***Born Marion Michael Morrison (1907-1979), he was better known to the worldas John Wayne (1907-1979). Wayne’snickname was an homage to his child-hood pet dog, an Airedale named Duke.***In the 1989 movie “Indiana Jones andthe Last Crusade,” the last movie in thetrilogy, Indiana’s real name wasrevealed by his father, played by SeanConnery (born 1930). The dashingcharacter was named Junior, but he pre-ferred to go by the nickname Indiana,which was the family dog’s name.***At age 16, Scottish-born actor SeanConnery got two tattoos on his rightarm. Revealing what’s really importantto him, Connery’s tattoos say“Scotland forever” and “Mum and Dad.”***In 1953, author Ian Fleming (1908-1964) created a series of fictional spynovels that featured British SecretService agent James Bond fighting acreative cast of villains. Bond oftenfaced off against the group SPECTRE.Do you know what the acronymstands for and who their evil leaderwas? See answer at end. ***The 1983 Bond ﬁlm “Never Say NeverAgain” had a scene with a horse jump-ing off a cliff. The stunt caused contro-versy among animal rights activists.So, it became the ﬁrst movie ever tohave the disclaimer stating that no ani-mals were mistreated during productionof the ﬁlm.***Astandard martini is made with gin andvermouth and garnished with an olive.Substitute a pearl onion for an olive andthe drink is called a Gibson.***The Russian word voda means water.That is the origin of the word Vodka,meaning eighty proof alcohol. Vodkawas originally distilled from potatoes.Now it is made from grain. ***Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) ate friedpotatoes in France. Impressed with thetreat, he brought the recipe to the WhiteHouse. In 1802 “potatoes served in theFrench manner” appeared on a WhiteHouse menu. It was the introduction of French fries.***
: SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion,) is a ﬁctionalglobal terrorist organization led by theevil genius, and Bond’s archenemy, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Blofeld has aspi-rations of world domination, and awhite cat. Blofeld was parodied in the Austin Powers trilogy of comedicmovies (1997, 1999, 2002) as Dr. Evil.
(Answers Monday)ALBUM DIGITBOTANYINVITEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When it came to protecting their castle, theywere – “MOAT-IVATED”Now 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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Actor Eli Wallach is 98. Bluegrass singer Bobby Osborne is82. Actress Ellen Burstyn is 81. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.,is 76. Broadcast journalist Carole Simpson is 73. BaseballHall of Famer Johnny Bench is 66. Actor-director-producerJames Keach is 66. Country singer Gary Morris is 65. Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is 64. Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine,is 61. Actress Priscilla Barnes is 56. Former “Tonight Show”announcer Edd (cq) Hall is 55. Rock musician Tim Butler (ThePsychedelic Furs) is 55. Actor Patrick Fabian is 49. ActorJeffrey Wright is 48. Actor C. Thomas Howell is 47. Producer-director Jason Winer is 41. Rapper-producer Kon Artis is 39.
The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,No.12,in ﬁrst place;Whirl Win,No.6,in secondplace;and Big Ben,No.4,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:42.47.
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