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Happy Birthday January 30th

Happy Birthday January 30th

on January 30, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

58 BC – Livia, Roman wife of Augustus (d. 29) She, after her formal adoption into the Julian family in AD 14 also known as Julia Augusta, was the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus throughout his reign, as well as his adviser. She was the mother of the emperor Tiberius, paternal grandmother of the emperor Claudius, paternal great-grandmother of […]

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Why I loved Ann Margret Smith!

Why I loved Ann Margret Smith!

on January 25, 2015, 8:50 AM / in History, People

Special Thanks to Basil for reminding us of this story! Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black & white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margaret with Bob Hope in […]

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Quote for Today January 23rd

on January 23, 2015, 6:18 AM / in People

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu He is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province […]

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Happy Birthday January 23rd

Happy Birthday January 23rd

on January 23, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1737 – John Hancock, American politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793). He was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of […]

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Quote for Today January 22nd

Quote for Today January 22nd

on January 22, 2015, 7:04 AM / in People

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney Walt Disney was an American business magnate, cartoonist, and filmmaker. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions […]

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Happy Birthday, January 21st

Happy Birthday, January 21st

on January 21, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1738,  Ethan Allen, American military leader (d. 1789) 1824,  Stonewall Jackson, American general (d. 1863) 1868, Felix Hoffmann (January 21, 1868 – February 8, 1946) was a German chemist, credited for the first synthesized medically useful forms of heroin and aspirin, while he was employed as a chemist at BayerAG. 1905,  Christian Dior, French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. […]

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Happy Birthday, January 20th

Happy Birthday, January 20th

on January 20, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1732,  Richard Henry Lee, American politician (d. 1794) He was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies’ independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed. […]

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Happy Birthday January 19th

Happy Birthday January 19th

on January 19, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1807 – Robert E. Lee, American general (d. 1870). He was an American career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. The son of Revolutionary War officer Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III and a top graduate of the United States Military Academy, Robert E. Lee distinguished […]

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Food for thought

Food for thought

on January 17, 2015, 7:05 AM / in People

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy. If you woke up this morning with more […]

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Today’s Quote January 17th

Today’s Quote January 17th

on January 17, 2015, 6:06 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver’s Travels, […]

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Happy Birthday January 15th

Happy Birthday January 15th

on January 15, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

Barbara Jean “Barbie” Blank (born January 15, 1987) is an American model, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling valet, better known by her ring name Kelly Kelly. She is best known for her time with WWE. Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college […]

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Happy Birthday January 13th

Happy Birthday January 13th

on January 13, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

1990 – Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor 1977 – Orlando Bloom, English actor 1966 – Patrick Dempsey, American actor and race car driver 1962 – Trace Adkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor 1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress and producer 1989 – Beau Mirchoff, American-Canadian actor 1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and director (d. 2007) 1943 – Richard Moll, […]

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Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell

on January 13, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

Many people in the English-speaking world from the Baby Boomer or earlier generations remember Taylor Caldwell as the author of numerous outstanding novels, among them A Pillar of Iron, Dear and Glorious Physician, and The Captains and the Kings. Even many who never read her fascinating published works may also recall the latter historical novel, since it was made into […]

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Now he’s a common, common man.

Now he’s a common, common man.

on January 11, 2015, 6:57 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

The following poem and commentary were sent to us by Chad D. Baus. Mr. Baus tells us that this was written as a letter to the editor by his great-grandfather, Ralph A. Shinabery, over forty years ago.   Tax him: Tax him all you can. Tax his house and tax his bed, Tax the bald spot on his head. Tax […]

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Happy Birthday, January 8th

Happy Birthday, January 8th

on January 8, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

ELVIS PRESLEY (1935-1977) The King of Rock n’ Roll who became a legendary  presence in cultural history and the best-selling solo artist in the history of pop. NOAH CYRUS 15 She played the role of Gracie Herbert in the TV series Doc and appeared in Hannah Montana from 2006 to 2010. STEPHEN HAWKING 73 Legendary physicist who became renown for […]

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Happy Birthday, January 7th

Happy Birthday, January 7th

on January 7, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

NICOLAS CAGE 50 Actor, director, and producer who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1995 for Leaving Las Vegas. JEREMY RENNER 43Gave gripping performance in The Town and The Hurt Locker, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. LAUREN COHAN 32 English actress who had a breakout role as Maggie Greene on the […]

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Happy Birthday January 6th

Happy Birthday January 6th

on January 6, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

ROWAN ATKINSON 59 Comedian, actor, and screenwriter who was listed as one of the fifty funniest actors in British comedy by The Observer. NORMAN REEDUS 45 Actor and director who became known worldwide for his performance in The Boondock Saints, and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. EDDIE REDMAYNE 32 He gave a legendary performance in the film ‘My […]

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Bobby Carter, former state senator, died Monday, January 5th 2015

Bobby Carter, former state senator, died Monday, January 5th 2015

on January 5, 2015, 9:13 PM / in Local News, People

By Tyler Whetstone  /  Jackson Sun   Bobby Carter, former District 27 state senator, died early today. Carter, a Republican, defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Nip McKnight in 1994 and won reelection in 1998. At the time, District 27 covered Madison, Carroll and Gibson counties. He served eight years in Nashville and worked on various committees, including the Senate’s Commerce, Labor […]

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Happy Birthday, January 4th

Happy Birthday, January 4th

on January 4, 2015, 5:30 AM / in People

January 4 Birthday Horoscope As a Capricorn born on January 4th, you  are defined by a charming, hardworking … COCO JONES 16 She rose to fame for her role as Roxie on the Disney Channel movie Let it Shine. MATT COLLINS (32) Online Fundraiser, Netroots Lisason, Social Media · Bowling Green, Kentucky LOUIS BRAILLE (1809-1852) Inventor of a system of writing […]

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‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Actress Donna Douglas Dies at 81 (Report)

‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Actress Donna Douglas Dies at 81 (Report)

on January 3, 2015, 7:14 AM / in People

By Mike Barnes Donna Douglas, best known for her role as the tomboy, critter-loving Elly May Clampett on the 1960s fish-out-of-water CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, died on New Year’s Day, according to WAFB Channel 9 in Louisiana, which cited family members. She was 81. Douglas also co-starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film Frankie and Johnny (she was Frankie, like […]

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