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Here is your selection of Fun tweets for the day:

Thursday was also the night that Baratunde Thurston did his #livehatetweeting of #breakingdawn so the rest of us don't have to suffer through it. Check either hashtag to follow along. And now I guess my sparkly vampire jokes will be timely again! Woo-hoo!

On This Day

In 1914, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opened.

In 1938, LSD was synthesized by chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

In 1945 ,  the United States Army secretly brought 88 German scientists and engineers to the U.S. to help in the development of rocket technology.

In 1973, President Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

Born on This Day

1624 - Barent or Bernard Pietersz Fabritius (or Fabricius) (d. 1673), Dutch painter.


1793 - Francis Danby, Irish painter (d. 1861)

francis danby

1873 – W. C. Handy, American composer (d. 1958)

1889 – George S. Kaufman, American playwright (d. 1961)

1896 – Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of the British Union of Fascists (d. 1980)

1905 – Eddie Condon, American jazz banjoist and guitarist (d. 1973)

1907 – Burgess Meredith, American actor (d. 1997)

Have You Scene it?? Winterset 1936

1928 – Clu Gulager, American actor

Clu Gulager Yvette Mimieux 7x9

1930 – Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet and academic

1931 – Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist

1933 – Garnet Mimms, American singer

1938 - Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)

1964 – Dwight Gooden, American baseball player

1964 – Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer

1967 – Lisa Bonet, American actress

1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal, American actress

1981 – Allison Crowe, Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist

Died on This Day

1672 - Esaias Boursse (b. 1631), Dutch painter

Esaias Boursse 'An Interior with a Family and Two Nurses before a Fire', ca. 1660, The Grohmann Museum, 'Man at Work' collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1957 - Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick) (b. 1890)


1960 – Clark Gable, American actor (b. 1901)

Clark Gable and Mary Astor

1971 – Edie Sedgwick, American socialite and heiress (b. 1940)

Edie Sedgwick

1972 – Vera Karalli, Russian ballerina and actress (b. 1889)

Vera Karalli

1973 – Alan Watts, English writer and philosopher (b. 1915)

2009 – Edward Woodward, British actor (b. 1930)


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