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Actor James VanDer Beek is 37.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Technology ﬁrm Philips demonstrat-ed a prototype compact disc playerduring a press conference inEindhoven, the Netherlands.
“In every person,even in such as appear most reckless,there is an inherent desire to attain balance.”
— Jakob Wassermann,German author (1873-1934)
Actor FreddiePrinze Jr.is 38.Actress JessicaCollins is 31.
Ukraine’s Alina Fodorova competes in the long jump event during the women’s pentathlon at the world indoor athleticschampionships at the ERGO Arena in Sopot,Poland.
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The column “Local impact of supermajority loss” by JonMays in the March 7 edition of the Daily Journal had anerror. The water bond proposed for the November ballot is$11.1 billion.
, England’s Queen Anne acceded to the throne uponthe death of King William III.
, U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his sec-ond landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treatywith the Japanese.
, during the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginiarammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damagedthe USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Va.
, the 13th president of the United States, MillardFillmore, died in Buffalo, N.Y., at age 74.
, Russia’s “February Revolution” (referring to theOld Style calendar) began in Petrograd; the result was theabdication of the Russian monarchy in favor of a provi-sional government. The U.S. Senate voted to limit ﬁli-busters by adopting the cloture rule.
the 27th president of the United States, WilliamHoward Taft, died in Washington at age 72.
two days after an initial strike, U.S. heavybombers resumed raiding Berlin during World War II.
the United States landed its ﬁrst combat troops inSouth Vietnam as 3,500 Marines were brought in to defendthe U.S. air base at Da Nang.
, Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali by decision inwhat was billed as “The Fight of the Century” at MadisonSquare Garden in New York. Silent ﬁlm comedian HaroldLloyd died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 77.
Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France beganservice.
, in a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Orlando, Fla., President RonaldReagan referred to the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.”
, New York Yankees baseball star Joe DiMaggiodied in Hollywood, Fla., at age 84.
colonial drummer boy is pic-tured on the reverse side of the1976 bicentennial quarter.Chicago artist Jack Ahr designed thedrummer boy, inspired by ArchibaldWilliard’s (1836-1918) painting“Spirit of 76.”***The ﬁrst time the image of GeorgeWashington was put on quarters was in1932. The quarters were issued as acommemorative coin to celebrateAmerica’s 200th birthday. The designwas popular with the public, so itbecame permanent.***Environmental activist and naturalistJohn Muir (1838-1914) is pictured onthe California state quarter, issued inJanuary of this year.***John Muir founded the Sierra Club in1892. The purpose of the Sierra Clubis to “explore, enjoy and protect thewild places of the earth.”***Sierra Nevada means “snowy range” inSpanish.***The Sierra Nevada mountain range inAndalucia, Spain is home to the coun-try’s largest national park, SierraNevada National Park (Parque NacionalSierra Nevada).***Sixty years ago, the population of mountain goats in the region of Andalucia, Spain was almost totallywiped out due to hunting. Ongoingbreeding programs by the regionalgovernment have increased the moun-tain goat population in nature reservesand in the wild.***Amale mountain goat is called a billygoat Afemale is called a nanny goat.***The Brothers Grimm tale “Three BillyGoats Gruff,” set in the mountains of Norway, is a story about three goatsthat pass over a bridge with a menac-ing troll living beneath it .***Trolls, dwarves and giants were popu-lar creatures in Norse mythology; themythology of Scandinavia before theestablishment of Christianity.Folklore was passed orally to manygenerations.***Do you know how many countriesmake up Scandinavia? Can you namethem? See answer at end.***Pippi Longstocking is from Sweden.Created by Swedish children’s bookauthor Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002),Pippi is a 9-year-old girl with redbraids that stick out sideways. Shelives on a farm with a monkey and ahorse.***Popular around the world, PippiLongstocking stories have been trans-lated into more than 60 languages.She is known as Pippi Langstrumpf inGermany, Pippi Si Kaus Kaki Panjangin Indonesia and Pippi Calzelunghe inItaly.***Author Astrid Lindgren attended secre-tarial school. When she started writ-ing children’s stories about PippiLongstocking in 1944, she wrotethem in shorthand and continued to doso throughout her writing career.***Shorthand is most commonly knownas stenography. The word comes fromthe Greek words stenos, meaning nar-row or close, and graphy, meaningwriting.***Court stenographers are usually notarypublics that are legally empowered toadminister oaths and witness signa-tures.***
: Scandinavia is the countriesof Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
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 Monday)COUCH BURLYALLEGE BISECTYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Their breakfast by the water included — BAYGULLSNow 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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Actress Sue Ane (correct) Langdon is 78. College FootballHall of Famer Pete Dawkins is 76. Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton is 75. Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 70.Actor-director Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) is 69. Singer-musician Randy Meisner is 68. Pop singer Peggy March is66. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice is 61. Singer GaryNuman is 56. NBC News anchor Lester Holt is 55. Actor AidanQuinn is 55. Country musician Jimmy Dormire is 54. ActressCamryn Manheim is 53. Actor Leon (no last name) is 51.Rock singer Shawn Mullins (The Thorns) is 46. ActressAndrea Parker is 44. Actor Boris Kodjoe is 41.
The Daily Derby race winners are Whirl Win,No.6,in ﬁrst place;Winning Spirit,No.9,in secondplace;and Gorgeous George,No.8,in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:42.77.
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