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Actor Aaron Paul is35.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
President Lyndon Baines Johnsonaccepted his party’s nomination for aterm in his own right, telling theDemocratic National Convention inAtlantic City, New Jersey, “Let us join together in giving everyAmerican the fullest life which he canhope for.” The Walt Disney moviemusical fantasy “Mary Poppins,”starring Julie Andrews and Dick VanDyke, premiered at Grauman’sChinese Theater in Hollywood.Comedian Gracie Allen, the wife of George Burns, died in Los Angeles.
“Reality can destroy the dream;why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?”
— G.E.Moore,British philosopher (1873-1958)
Actress SarahChalke is 38.Actor Shaun Weissis 35.
Members of the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit rappel from a Griffon helicopter on to a ship while taking part in ascenario during the Operation Nanook military exercise on Bafﬁn Island,Nunavut.
: Mostly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming sunny. Patchy fog inthe morning. Highs in the upper 60s.West winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Partly cloudy in theevening then becoming mostly cloudy.Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in themid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny.Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s to lower70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening thenbecoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lowsin the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming part-ly cloudy. Patchy fog. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s.
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, the Battle of Long Island began during theRevolutionary War as British troops attacked Americanforces, who ended up being forced to retreat two days later.
, the island volcano Krakatoa erupted with a seriesof cataclysmic explosions; the resulting tidal waves inIndonesia’s Sunda Strait claimed some 36,000 lives in Javaand Sumatra.
, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, Texas.
, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, out-lawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of dis-putes.
, the ﬁrst turbojet-powered aircraft, the Heinkel He178, went on its ﬁrst full-ﬂedged test ﬂight over Germany.
, a violent white mob prevented an outdoor concertheadlined by Paul Robeson from taking place nearPeekskill, New York. (The concert was held eight days later.)
, the USS Swordﬁsh, the second Skate Classnuclear submarine, was launched from the Portsmouth NavalShipyard in Maine.
the United States launched the Mariner 2 spaceprobe, which ﬂew past Venus in December 1962.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, was founddead in his London ﬂat from an overdose of sleeping pills;he was 32.
he most distant known object inthe solar system is the planetoidSedna. Discovered in 2004, Sednais 8 billion miles from Earth. It takes10,500 years to orbit around the sun.***Cartoon character Woody Woodpeckermade his debut in the 1940 animatedshort “Knock Knock” that starred AndyPanda.***In 2004, the town of Nelson, BritishColumbia in Canada was planning onerecting a monument to draft dodgers.The proposed statue would depict aCanadian reaching out to help twoAmerican draft dodgers. The idea wasturned down because of strong opposi-tion from Canadian residents andAmerican veteran’s groups.***In America, 4 million families have rep-tiles as pets. More than 63 million fam-ilies have pet dogs or cats.***“You Cannot Be Serious” is the name of the autobiography written by tennisgreat John McEnroe (born 1959) in2002. Retired from the sport in 1992,McEnroe currently runs an art gallery inNew York.***The gestation period for an opossum is13 days. Newborn opossums stay intheir mother’s pouch for seven weeks,where they continue to grow and devel-op.***The murder mystery board game Clue isset in an English country mansion.There are nine rooms in the mansion.Can you name them? See answer at end.***Fingers accidentally glued togetherwith Super Glue can be unstuck by usingnail polish remover that contains ace-tone.***San Francisco has a law that candidatesrunning for any political ofﬁce must usetheir legal names on the ballot. The law,dubbed the “Sister Boom Boom Law,”was established in 1983 after a trans-vestite named Jack Fertig ran for mayorof San Francisco under the alias SisterBoom Boom.***George Jefferson, in the sitcom “TheJeffersons” (1975-1985), ran a success-ful chain of dry cleaning stores.***Orthoepy is the study of correct pronun-ciation of words.***According to his wishes, the ashes of journalist Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) were packed into ﬁreworks thatwere shot from the writer’s home inColorado. Thompson, author of thenovel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”(1972) committed suicide in February2005.***In Switzerland, sandwiches can beordered with a large soft pretzel as a sub-stitute for sliced bread. The pretzel issliced horizontally.***The longest one syllable word in theEnglish language is screeched.***Orson Welles (1915- 1985) did thevoice of The Shadow and his alter egoLamont Cranston on “The Shadow”radio program (1936-1954).***The best-selling crackers in the worldare Ritz crackers by Nabisco. The crack-ers were ﬁrst sold in 1935.***Red Delicious apples are the most wide-ly grown apples in the world. One of themain reasons is because after they arepicked they can be stored for more thansix months before being sold in mar-kets. They are stored in near freezingtemperatures in a low oxygen atmos-phere.***
: The nine rooms on the Cluegame board are the Study, Hall, Lounge, Library, Dining Room, Billiard Room,Conservatory, Ballroom and Kitchen.There are no bedrooms on the Clue gameboard.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers tomorrow)EXCELSPELLSHROUD BOUNTYYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When the cyclops moved into the neighbor-hood, his messy yard was an — EYESORENow 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 Big Ben,No.4,in ﬁrst place;Money Bags,No.11,in second place;and Solid Gold,No.10,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:48.97.
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