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Actress JulietteLewis is 41.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Civil rights workers Michael H.Schwerner, Andrew Goodman andJames E. Chaney were slain inPhiladelphia, Mississippi; their bod-ies were found buried in an earthendam six weeks later.
“It is only on paper that one moralizes — just where one shouldn’t.”
— Richard Le Gallienne,English poet and essayist (1866-1947)
Writer-directorLana Wachowski is49.Britain’s PrinceWilliam is 32.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Members of the Sheriff’s Ofﬁce and other area police departments ran the Special Olympics torch through San MateoCounty from Redwood City to the San Francisco County line on Friday.The Sheriff’s Ofﬁce team was all female and includedmembers of all ranks from assistant sheriff down to civilian staff.
Cloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog inthe morning. Highs in the lower 60s.West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around50. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in thelower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Partly cloudy in the evening then becom-ing mostly cloudy. Lows around 50. West winds 5 to 15mph.
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.
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the United States Constitution went into effect asNew Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.
, Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for hisreaping machine.
, Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick became the firstwoman to parachute from an airplane as she jumped over LosAngeles.
heavyweight Max Schmeling lost a title ﬁghtrematch in New York by decision to Jack Sharkey, prompt-ing Schmeling’s manager, Joe Jacobs, to exclaim: “We wasrobbed!”
German forces led by Generaloberst (ColonelGeneral) Erwin Rommel captured the Libyan city of Tobrukduring World War II. (Following his victory, Rommel waspromoted to Field Marshal; Tobruk was retaken by the Alliesin November 1942.)
Army nurse Lt. Edith Greenwood became the ﬁrstwoman to receive the Soldier’s Medal for showing heroismduring a ﬁre at a military hospital in Yuma, Arizona.
the David Lean movie “Summertime” starringKatharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi opened in New York.
, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was chosenduring a conclave of his fellow cardinals to succeed the latePope John XXIII; the new pope took the name Paul VI.
, Jim Bunning of the Philadelphia Phillies pitcheda perfect game, 6-0, against the New York Mets at SheaStadium; it was the ﬁrst “perfecto” in the National Leaguesince 1880.
the U.S. Supreme Court, in Miller v. California,ruled that states may ban materials found to be obsceneaccording to local standards.
live oil is made only fromgreen olives. Nearly the entireproduction of green olivesgrown in Italy is converted intoolive oil.***Atypical lightning bolt is only 2 to4 inches wide, but 2 miles long.Most forest fires are caused by light-ning.***During the Civil War, soldiers fromboth sides carried a “housewife,”which was a small sewing kit.***Do you know who wore the scarletletter in Nathaniel Hawthorne’snovel “The Scarlet Letter?” What wasthe letter and what did it stand for?See answer at end.***Atennis racket that measures 95square inches has a standard stringpattern of 16 strings down and 18strings across.***The first athlete in any sport to earnmore than $100,000 in a single sea-son was tennis great Billie JeanKing. That was in 1971. In 2002,tennis player Serena Williams earned$3.9 million in winnings. She set anew record for winnings for femaletennis players.***The first credit card in theUnited States was created byDiners Club in 1950. Thecard was used by 200 cus-tomers who could use it at 27restaurants in New York. Thedays of “cash and carry” werereally over with the establish-ment of standards for the mag-netic strip in 1970.***The comic strip characterOlive Oyl was created beforePopeye. In the late 1920s,Olive was the star of ThimbleTheater, E.C. Segar’s dailycomic strip that revolved aroundthe Oyl family. Thimble Theaterran in 600 newspapers. Olive hada brother named Castor Oyland her boyfriend wasHam Gravy.***Agrasshopper can jump80 times its own length.***The state of Alaska’s coastlineextends more than 6,600 miles, mak-ing it longer than the entire coast-line of the contiguous 48 states inthe United States.***The maiden voyage of the Titanic wason April 10, 1912. It sunk five dayslater. The present location of theship is 1,000 miles due east of Boston, Massachusetts, and 375miles southeast of St. John’s,Newfoundland, at a depth of 12,500feet.***In 1954, Trix breakfast cereal wasintroduced by General Mills.The new cereal contained46.6 percent sugar and was ahuge hit with kids. The orig-inal flavors were orange,lemon and cherry. They alltaste like sugar.***The word “listen”contains the same let-ters as the word “silent.”***
: Hester Prynne had towear the letter Afor commit-ting adultery. She had anaffair with a Puritan min-ister named Dimmesdale, afterwhich she gave birthto a baby named Pearl. The novel was published in 1850.
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