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In the little community called J Town, right across the square from those cute little houses with the great big porches, is a little bar called the F Bomb.

It's Filled with Fools who like to have Fun (and are awFully Fond of a little alliteration).  Feel Free to join in.

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Before and After Hobbit Makeup (now you can see who is who)

Now, on to the history lesson!

On This Day

In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established.

In 1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held.

In 1965, the Pentagon told President Johnson that if planned operations were to be successful, the number of American troops in Vietnam would need to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.

In 1973, the Senate voted 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35), replacing the disgraced Spiro Agnew.

In 1978, San Francisco mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

In 2001, a hydrogen atmosphere was discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

In 2005, the first partial human face transplant was performed in Amiens, France.

Born on This Day

1635 – Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)

FRANÇOISE D'AUBIGNÉ  MADAME DE MAINTENON

1701 - Anders Celsius, scientist/inventor (centigrade temp scale) (d. 1744)

Anders Celsius

1809 – Fanny Kemble, British actress, author and abolitionist (d. 1893)

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1853 – Frank Dicksee, English Victorian painter and illustrator (d. 1928)

Sir Frank Dicksee, (1853-1928),

1886 - Tsugouharu Foujita, Japanese painter who lived and worked in France (d. 1968)

Tsugouharu Foujita

1905 - Astrid Allwyn, American actress (d. 1978)

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1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)

1917 – Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (d. 1998)

1932 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine politician (d. 1983)

1937 – Gail Sheehy, American writer

1942 – Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist (d. 1970)

1944 - Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies, aka Dozy, from the goofily named Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich who I managed to never hear of at the time (may be a good thing?)

1951 – Kathryn Bigelow, American film director

1955 – Bill Nye (The science guy), American engineer and broadcaster

1957 – Caroline Kennedy, American journalist and attorney

1959 – Charlie Burchill, Scottish guitarist and keyboardist (Simple Minds)

1960 – Tim Pawlenty, American dullard, 39th Governor of Minnesota (the man who had a bridge collapse on his watch).

1962 – Mike Bordin, American musician (Faith No More)

Died on This Day

1673 - Anthonie Palamedesz, Dutch painter (b. 1601)

1660 Anthonie Palamedesz Officer blowing a trumpet

1895 – Alexandre Dumas, fils, French author (b. 1824)

1931 – Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)

Lya de Putti

1932 – Evelyn Preer, African-American actress and singer (b. 1896) seen here in a scene from "Melancholy Dame," the first talking film with an all African American cast.

Scene from the film, 'Melancholy Dame' (1929) First 'sound' film featuring an all African American cast

1953 – Eugene O'Neill, American writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1973 – Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)

1981 – Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (b. 1898)

1988 – John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)

John Carradine, in The Grapes of Wrath

1997 - Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League (b. 1907)

2005 – Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)

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