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Actress Rain Pryoris 45.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The United States exploded its ﬁrstexperimental atomic bomb in thedesert of Alamogordo, New Mexico.
“I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it.”
— Charles M.Schulz,American cartoonist (1922-2000)
Actor-comedianWill Ferrell is 47.Actor Corey Feldman is 43.
The 59th Annual Hillsborough Concours D’Elegance brought three cars to Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo onSaturday to show a sample of the 200 automobiles that will be on view July 20 at the Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame.Concours Co-Chair Liz Buljan stands next to a 1967 Chevrolet Sting Ray Corvette owned by Chuck Camilleri of Redwood City.For event information visit http://www.hillsboroughconcours.org.
: Mostly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming partly cloudy. Patchyfog in the morning. Isolated sprinkles inthe morning. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwinds 10 to 20 mph.
: Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in themid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in thelower to mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lowsin the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
: Mostly cloudy in the morning.
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, a site along the Potomac River was designated thepermanent seat of the United States government; the areabecame Washington, D.C.
, Flag Ofﬁcer David G. Farragut became the ﬁrst rearadmiral in the United States Navy.
, New York gambler Herman Rosenthal, set to testi-fy before a grand jury about police corruption, was gunneddown by members of the Lennox Avenue Gang.
, the first parking meters were installed inOklahoma City.
the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D.Salinger was ﬁrst published by Little, Brown and Co.
, as he accepted the Republican presidential nomi-nation in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater declared that“extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” and that“moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.
former California Gov. Ronald Reagan won theRepublican presidential nomination at the party’s conven-tion in Detroit.
, singer Harry Chapin was killed when his car wasstruck by a tractor-trailer on New York’s Long IslandExpressway.
, conductor Herbert von Karajan died near Salzburg,Austria, at age 81.
the ﬁrst of 21 pieces of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9smashed into Jupiter, to the joy of astronomers awaiting thecelestial ﬁreworks.
, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and hersister, Lauren Bessette, died when their single-engine plane,piloted by Kennedy, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean nearMartha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Ten years ago:
Martha Stewart was sentenced to ﬁvemonths in prison and ﬁve months of home conﬁnement by afederal judge in New York for lying about a stock sale.
he slogan for Ivory Soap in1891 was “It ﬂoats!” During thesoap making process, air iswhipped into the soap so it is lighterthan water, hence, it ﬂoats.***Aperson who studies ﬁsh is called anichthyologist.***The card game Canasta uses 108 cards— two packs of cards plus four jokers.Pinochle uses 48 cards — two packs of cards, but cards lower than nine are notused.***The Dodge Viper sports coupe goesfrom zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.The price tag is $86,995. TheMaserati Coupe costs a little less butgoes a little slower. It costs $79,900and goes from zero to 60 in 4.8 sec-onds.***Atightrope walker is called a funambu-list.***Variants of the Cinderella fairy talehave been told for more than 1000years. In some early versions of thestory, there is no fairy godmother.Cinderella’s dress and shoes comesfrom a tree that grows on her mother’sgrave.***An average avocado tree producesabout 120 avocados annually.***The first sentence of the Dickens(1812-1870) novel “ATale of TwoCities” (1859) is “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Doyou know what era the sentence refersto? Can you name the two cities? Seeanswer at end.***The ﬁrst ads for SPAM, the “miraclemeat in a can,” were done by GracieAllen (1895-1964) and George Burns(1896-1996) on their hit radio showin the 1950s.***During the 1975 Western Open golf tournament in Chicago, professionalgolfer Lee Trevino (born 1939) wasstruck by lightning.***King Henry VIII (1491-1547), ruler of England from 1509 to 1547, was mar-ried six times. He married his ﬁrstwife, Catherine of Aragon (1485-1526), in 1509. His sixth wife wasCatherine Parr (1512-1548) whom hemarried in 1543.***The tonophone was the precursor tothe jukebox. It was the ﬁrst coin-oper-ated piano, invented in 1896.***Scripps National Spelling Bee wasﬁrst held in 1925. The competition isopen to students under 16 years of age.The purpose of the spelling bee is tohelp students improve their spelling,increase their vocabularies and devel-op correct English usage.***The name Velcro is derived from theﬁrst syllables of the words velvet andcrochet.***Detective Lt. Mike Stone, played byKarl Malden (1912-2009), and hispartner Inspector Steve Keller, playedby Michael Douglas (born 1944),solved crimes together on the televi-sion police drama “The Streets of SanFrancisco” (1972-1977). The detec-tive always called his much youngerpartner “buddy boy.”***
: The sentence refers to theFrench Revolution. The two citiesnamed in the title are London and Paris. The last line in the novel is “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far betterrest that I go to than I have everknown.”
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(Answers tomorrow)NOVELANKLEHICCUPGYRATEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The new robot surgeon wasn’t — OPERAT-INGNow 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 GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in ﬁrst place;Big Ben,No.4,insecond place;and Winning Spirit,No.9,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:45.36.
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