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Singer ChristopherCross is 63.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
U.S. wartime rationing of most gradesof meats ended (however, rationingreturned by year’s end).
“A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish themas charming little ’personal characteristics.”’
— Helen Rowland,American writer,journalist (1876-1950)
Singer Frankie Valliis 80.Dancer CherylBurke is 30.
Sweden’s Jens Lundqvist eyes the ball as he serves to Singapore’s Yang Zi during the World Team Table Tennis Championshipsin Tokyo,Japan.
: Cloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog inthe morning. Highs in the lower 60s.Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Patchyfog after midnight. Lows in the upper40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
: Mostly cloudy in the morningthen becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening then becom-ing mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest windsaround 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.
Monday night and Tuesday
: Mostly cloudy.
Local Weather Forecast
Poland adopted a national constitution.
Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city.
, Irish nationalist Padraic Pearse and two others wereexecuted by the British for their roles in the Easter Rising.
, Nellie T. Ross became the ﬁrst female director of the U.S. Mint.
the Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibit-ing the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racialgroups were legally unenforceable.
, the Kentucky Derby was televised nationally forthe ﬁrst time on CBS; the winner was Hill Gail.
, the Harvey Schmidt-Tom Jones musical “TheFantasticks” began a nearly 42-year run at New York’sSullivan Street Playhouse.
, Chicago’s 110-story Sears Tower (now the WillisTower) was topped out after two years of construction, becom-ing the world’s tallest building for the next 25 years.
Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher waschosen to become Britain’s ﬁrst female prime minister as theTories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamen-tary elections.
Michael Dell founded Dell Computer Corp. while astudent at the University of Texas in Austin.
in NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, anunmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortlyafter liftoff, forcing safety ofﬁcers to destroy it by remotecontrol.
, some 70 tornadoes roared across Oklahoma andKansas, killing 46 people and injuring hundreds.
Ten years ago:
The U.S. military said it had reprimandedseven ofﬁcers in the abuse of inmates at Baghdad’s notoriousAbu Ghraib (grayb) prison, the ﬁrst known punishments inthe case; two of the ofﬁcers were relieved of their duties.
he person who has been dubbedTime magazine’s Man of theYear the most times wasFranklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).He earned the title three times, in1932, 1934 and 1941.***Colonel Edwin L. Drake (1819-1880)drilled the first producing oil well inthe country. It was in 1859 inTitusville, Penn. The city is calledthe birthplace of the oil industry.***More than 2 billion years ago, therewas no oxygen in the Earth’s atmos-phere.***George Lazenby (born 1939)replaced Sean Connery (born 1930)as James Bond in the 1969 movie“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Itwas his only movie as the secretagent. The next Bond movie starredRoger Moore (born 1927).***Amale yak is more than 6 feet highat the shoulder and weighs morethan 1 ton.***In the 1940s, the slogan of the MGMHollywood movie studio was “Morestars than there are in the heavens.”***George Washington (1732-1799)gave the shortest inaugurationaddress in history. When he startedhis second term as president in 1793his inaugural speech lasted two min-utes, with a mere 133 words.***The Mason-Dixon Line was theboundary between Pennsylvania andMaryland that divided the free statesand the slave states before the CivilWar. Do you remember why it iscalled the Mason-Dixon Line? Seeanswer at end.***The world’s largest lollipop wasmade in Sweden in 2003. The lol-lipop weighed 4,759 pounds.***The game Chinese Checkers did notcome from China. It was created by aGerman game company in 1892.***Elvis Presley (1935-1977) was anonly child. He had a stillborn twinbrother that was going to be namedJessie Garon Presley.***On average, a Boeing 767 plane willuse 7,400 gallons of jet fuel on aflight between New York and SanFrancisco.***Amish people walk a lot more thattypical Americans. Amish peopletake an average of 16,000 steps aday, while Americans on average take5,000 steps.***Echinacea, an herb commonly takento ward off colds, comes from the pur-ple coneflower native to NorthAmerica.***Crocodiles swallow rocks to helpthem with digestion. Acrocodile’sstomach usually has 10 to 15 poundsof rocks in it .***The Days Inn motel chain was found-ed by Cecil B. Day. His first motelwas in Tybee Island, Ga. in 1970.Today, there are more than 1,900Days Inn locations in 12 countries.***
: The line was laid out by British surveyors Charles Mason(1730–1787) and Jeremiah Dixon(1733-1779). Mason was anastronomer and Dixon was a survey-or. They began laying down the 233-mile long line in 1763 and complet-ed the project in 1767. The line wasdemarcated with engraved stonesevery five miles.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of the Daily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers Monday)TRUMPUNDUE PERSON ACTUALYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The fact that she was a good mom was —APPARENTNow 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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The Daily Derby race winners are Solid Gold,No.10,in ﬁrst place;Hot Shot,No.3,in second place;and Gold Rush,No.1,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:48.56.
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