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Actor Michael Cerais 26.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
King George VI and his wife, QueenElizabeth, arrived at Niagara Falls,New York, from Canada on the ﬁrstvisit to the United States by a reign-ing British monarch.
“The history of the world shows that when a mean thing was done,man did it;when a good thing was done,man did it.”
— Robert G.Ingersoll,American lawyer,statesman (1833-1899)
TV personalityBear Grylls is 40. Tennis playerAnna Kournikovais 33.
A Guarani Indian occupies the ‘Bandeirantes’monument with others during a protest in Sao Paulo,Brazil.
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Partly cloudy. Patchy fog.Highs in the 60s. Lows in the lower 50s.
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, King Louis XIV, age 15, was crowned in Rheims,11 years after the start of his reign.
, frontiersman Daniel Boone ﬁrst began to explorepresent-day Kentucky.
Richard Henry Lee of Virginia offered a resolutionto the Continental Congress stating “That these UnitedColonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independentStates.”
Homer Plessy, a “Creole of color,” was ﬁned forrefusing to leave a whites-only car of the East LouisianaRailroad. (Ruling on his case, the U.S. Supreme Courtupheld “separate but equal” racial segregation, which itoverturned in 1954.)
the sovereign state of Vatican City came intoexistence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged inRome.
the World War II Battle of Midway ended in a deci-sive victory for American forces over the Imperial Japanese.
British mathematician, computer pioneer andcode breaker Alan Turing died at age 41, an apparent suicide.(Turing, convicted in 1952 of “gross indecency” for ahomosexual relationship, was posthumously pardoned in2013.)
, the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic openedin San Francisco.
, the musical “Grease” opened on Broadway, hav-ing already been performed in lower Manhattan.
, Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear powerplant in Iraq, a facility the Israelis charged could have beenused to make nuclear weapons.
the occult comedy “Ghostbusters,” released byColumbia Pictures, had its world premiere in Westwood,California.
ame attendance hit record num-bers when the New YorkYankees brought Babe Ruth(1895-1948) to their team in 1920.Yankee Stadium was built the follow-ing year and became known as “TheHouse That Ruth Built.” It was wellknown that Ruth’s popularity made itpossible to ﬁnance the new stadium.***The largest lake in Florida is LakeOkeechobee. The lake is 730 squaremiles with an average depth of only 9feet.***Downward facing dog, plank, scorpionand happy baby are all names of yogapositions.***Alain Robert (born 1962), fromFrance, is an “urban climber.” Heclimbs skyscrapers with his barehands, sans equipment or ropes. In2003, he was hired for a publicity stuntto dress in a Spider-Man costume andscale the 662-foot-tall National Bankof Abu Dhabi, while 100,000 specta-tors looked on.***The study of motion is called kinemat-ics.***While attending high school in St.Paul, Minnesota, Charles Schulz(1922-2000) submitted drawings forhis high school yearbook. The draw-ings were rejected.***V8 Vegetable Juice was invented in1933. The Campbell Soup Companybought V8 brand in 1948. One of theﬁrst spokesmen they hired for V8 wasmovie star Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).***The antics of the Garden GnomeLiberation Front were brought to a haltin 1997 when a leader was convictedand ﬁned by a French court for stealing150 gnomes. The group of prankstersclaimed that gnomes are beingoppressed in gardens around the world.***Alcatraz operated as a federal prisonfrom 1934 to 1963. During that time,36 men tried to escape. Of those, 23were caught, six were shot and killed,two drowned and ﬁve disappeared andare presumed drowned.***Can you name the three largest islandsin the world? Do you know what is thelargest island in the United States? Seeanswer at end.***Underneath their thick layer of fat,hippos have pores that emit an oily,pink ﬂuid. The pink sweat keeps thehippos skin from drying out.***Ariel’s mermaid sisters in “The LittleMermaid” (1989) are Aquatta, Andrina,Arista, Adella, Alana and Attina.***Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) neverpatented any of his inventions. Hewanted his ideas to be for the beneﬁt of the American people, not for his ownproﬁt.***John Deere (1804-1886), an Americanblacksmith, developed the world’s ﬁrstcommercially successful steel plow,used in agriculture. Today, John Deere& Company is the leading manufactur-er of farm equipment in the world.***Jackson 5 was the ﬁrst group in pophistory to have their ﬁrst four singleshit number one on the music charts.The songs, all released in 1970, were“I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “The LoveYou Save” and “I’ll Be There.”***
: The largest island isGreenland (840,000 square miles), fol-lowed by New Guinea (303,000 squaremiles), then Borneo (289,000 squaremiles). The largest island in the United States is the island of Hawaii (4,000square miles).
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments? Emailknowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com or call 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers Monday)UPEND HOARD ZEALOTZOMBIEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When they carved the Jumble into the side ofthe mountain, they made a — HARD PUZZLENow 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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Movie director James Ivory is 86. Former Canadian PrimeMinister John Turner is 85. Actress Virginia McKenna is 83.Singer Tom Jones is 74. Poet Nikki Giovanni is 71. Actor KenOsmond (“Leave It to Beaver”) is 71. Former talk show hostJenny Jones is 68. Actress Anne Twomey is 63. Actor LiamNeeson is 62. Actress Colleen Camp is 61. Singer-songwriterJohnny Clegg is 61. Author Louise Erdrich (UR’-drihk) is 60.Actor William Forsythe is 59. Record producer L.A. Reid is58. Latin pop singer Juan Luis Guerra is 57. Singer-songwriterPrince is 56. Rock singer-musician Gordon Gano (The ViolentFemmes) is 51. Rapper Ecstasy (Whodini) is 50.
The Daily Derby race winners are GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in ﬁrst place;Lucky Star,No.2,insecond place;and Winning Spirit No.9,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:40.64.
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