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Actor Tom Green is43.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
During the Civil War, Union forcestried to take Petersburg, Virginia, byexploding a gunpowder-laden mineshaft that had been dug out beneathConfederate defense lines; the attackfailed.
“An efﬁcient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.”
— Sen.Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005)
Actor Jean Reno is66.Actress JaimePressly is 37.
An employee sews a doll’s hair to its head inside the toy factory owned by Norberto Garcia in Buenos Aires,Argentina.
: Cloudy in the morning thenbecoming sunny. Patchy fog in the morn-ing. Highs around 70. Southwest winds 5to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in theupper 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny.Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. Westwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lowsin the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becomingsunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 60s.
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, Baltimore, Maryland, was founded.
, poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S.Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I. (Kilmer is perhaps best remem-bered for his poem “Trees.”)
the Summer Olympic Games opened in LosAngeles.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill cre-ating a women’s auxiliary agency in the Navy known as“Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” —WAVES for short.
the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapoliswas torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during World War II;only 316 out of some 1,200 men survived.
, the Small Business Administration was founded.
, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measuremaking “In God We Trust” the national motto, replacing “EPluribus Unum” (“Out of many, one”).
, the Soviet Union announced it had granted polit-ical asylum to Harold “Kim” Philby, the “third man” of aBritish spy ring.
, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law theMedicare bill, which went into effect the following year.
former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffadisappeared in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead,his remains have never been found.
Israel’s Knesset passed a law reafﬁrming all of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.
British Conservative Party lawmaker Ian Gowwas killed in a bombing claimed by the Irish RepublicanArmy.
he most expensive musi-cal instrument ever sold was a250-year-old violin made byItalian craftsman Giuseppe Guarnieri(1698-1744). ARussian lawyer pur-chased the violin for $3.9 million in2007.***When Oreo cookies were introduced in1912 they came in two ﬂavors - lemonmeringue and cream. Lemon meringuewas discontinued in the 1920s. Overthe years there have many varieties of fillings including coffee, mint andpeanut butter.***Koala bears have ﬁngerprints that aremore similar to human ﬁngerprintsthen those of a chimpanzee.***Frisbee originated with the pie tins of the Frisbie Pie Company of Connecticut. Frisbie provided pies tothe Yale University campus. Studentshad made a game of throwing the light-weight pie tins. The Wham-O toy com-pany produced the ﬁrst plastic Frisbeein 1957.***Amos Jones and Andy Brownbelonged to a fraternal lodge called theMystic Knights of the Sea in the com-edy radio serial “Amos ‘n’Andy”(1929-1955).***The visible tip of an iceberg is usuallyaround 1/5 to 1/16 of its total size.***There are three different types of insomnia. Transient insomnia is shortterm, caused from jet lag, for example.The inability to consistently sleepwell during a period of three weeks tosix months is acute insomnia.Chronic insomnia occurs almostnightly and is ongoing.***The three leading causes of death 100years ago were pneumonia, tuberculo-sis and diarrhea.***Welsh singer Tom Jones (born 1940)became Sir Tom when he was knightedby the Queen of England (born 1926)at Buckingham Palace in March 2005.***Following is a list of names of ani-mated characters from Disney movies.Do you know what animal each charac-ter is? Evinrude in “The Rescuers”(1977), Roquefort in “The Aristocats”(1970), Penelope in“Hercules”(1997), Nana in “Peter Pan”(1953) and Monstro in “Pinocchio”(1940). See answer at end.***The world’s first atomic bomb wasnicknamed “the gadget.” Detonated asa test in 1945 in New Mexico, thebomb ushered in the atomic age.***Polar explorer Admiral Richard Byrd(1888-1957) was accompanied on hisﬁrst Antarctic expedition in 1928 byhis pet dog named Igloo (died 1931).***Myrna Loy (1905-1993) and ClarkGable (1901-1960) were dubbed theKing and Queen of Hollywood whenthey won a popularity poll in 1936.***The word Zorro means fox in Spanish.***Frances “Baby” Houseman, played byJennifer Grey (born 1960), falls inlove with rebellious dance instructorJohnny Castle, played by PatrickSwayze (1952-2009), while on familyvacation at Kellerman’s summerresort. It is the plot to the movie“Dirty Dancing” (1987).***There is an international organizationof female helicopter pilots calledWhirly-Girls.***
: Evinrude is a dragonfly, Roquefort is a mouse, Penelope is adonkey, Nana is a sheepdog and Monstro is a whale.
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(Answers tomorrow)RUGBYSTUNG CRUNCH ADVICEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Yogi’s family reunion featured — BEAR HUGSNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Actor Richard Johnson is 87. Actor Edd (correct) “Kookie”Byrnes is 81. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Seligis 80. Blues musician Buddy Guy is 78. Movie director PeterBogdanovich is 75. Feminist activist Eleanor Smeal is 75.Former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder is 74. Singer Paul Anka is73. Jazz musician David Sanborn is 69. Former CaliforniaGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is 67. Actor William Atherton is67. Blues singer-musician Otis Taylor is 66. Actor FrankStallone is 64. Actor Ken Olin is 60. Actress Delta Burke is58. Law professor Anita Hill is 58. Singer-songwriter KateBush is 56. Country singer Neal McCoy is 56.
The Daily Derby race winners are Hot Shot,No.3,in ﬁrst place;Gold Rush,No.1,in second place;and Big Ben,No.4,in third place.The race timewas clocked at 1:46.26.
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