Sunday October 7th 2012

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Thought for the Day

“Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He, who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say:
Tomorrow do thy worst,
For I have lived today.”

(65-8 B.C.)

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintillian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: “He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words.” source

History Today;

  • 1714 – People riot due to beer tax in Alkmaar Neth
  • 1916 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.
  • 1949 – The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was formed.
  • 1957 – “American Bandstand” premieres
  • 1971 – Disney World opens in Orlando
  • 2001 U.S.A. Barry Bonds Record Breaking 73 home runs
  • 2003 – Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

Birthdays Today;

  • 1870 – Uncle Dave Macon, American banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian (d. 1952)
  • 1931 – Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace Prize-winner [1984]: Archbishop: 1st black Anglican bishop of Johannesburg, S. Africa)
  • 1951 – John Mellencamp, American singer
  • 1952 – Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
  • 1955 – Yo-Yo Ma, French-born American cellist
  • 1964 – Sam Brown, English singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Toma Ikuta, Japanese singer and actor

Did You Know;

  • “Dammit I’m Mad” spelled backward is “Dammit I’m Mad”
See also  Saturday September 20th 2014

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